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Best Acupuncturists in Louisville, KY

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1999 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40206

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5.0 (30)
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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (6)

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Louisville-based Classical Acupuncture & Herbs was founded in 2007 and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, or NCCAOM. Treatments combine acupuncture techniques and a blend of modern and ancient Chinese medicine to help clients improve health and vitality. Available services include cupping, moxibustion, Qi Gong therapy, yoga, nutritional support, and cosmetic acupuncture. Clients obtain relief from gynecological problems, chronic degenerative conditions, fatigue, and many other health issues.

Louisville, KY 40205

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5.0 (4)

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Organic Health Institute is a holistic and alternative health care practice in Louisville, KY that specializes in nutritional counseling, weight loss, acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and disease prevention services. Owner and practitioner Dr. Julie Flynn is a board-certified naturopathic doctor and a licensed acupuncturist. Dr. Flynn emphasizes finding a balance of nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, and homeopathy to obtain optimal health and wellness. In addition to individual services, Organic Health Institute offers program packages in increments of six weeks, 12 weeks, six months, and one year so clients can stay committed to their health journey. Clients speak of firmer, smoother skin after facial rejuvenation services, and feeling stronger and having more energy after getting acupuncture.

Louisville, KY 40204

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5.0 (3)

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Five Elephants Acupuncture is a practice in Louisville, KY that specializes in community and private acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion, electro-stimulation acupuncture, and gua sha services based on a sliding scale pay system. The clinic aims to make acupuncture the first treatment options for health care and sets its pricing to make it affordable. Founder Becky Flynn is a licensed acupuncturist who believes that everyone should have affordable access to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine. Flynn is licensed to practice acupuncture in Kentucky and New York and is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and Acupuncturists Without Borders. Flynn specializes in using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, digestive issues, sinusitis, allergies, menstrual issues and irregularities, arthritis, addiction, fertility, fatigue, and other health and emotional conditions.

Louisville, KY 40204

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5.0 (2)

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Community Supported Acupuncture is a clinic in Louisville, KY that specializes in acupuncture, Zen Shiatsu, and Tai Chi and meditation classes. Owner and practitioner Mateo Bernal is a licensed acupuncturist who has been practicing Chinese medicine since 2009. In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, Bernal holds the titles of Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and Alcohol/Detoxification Specialist. Bernal has practiced and studied internationally and co-authored a clinical manual for Chinese medicine professionals with Japanese acupuncturist Dr. Masaaki Nakano. The clinic is committed to helping people think about their health both at an individual and community level. Their services are designed to treat illness, prevent disease, and maximize optimal health in individuals while promoting community health through networking, regular long-term care, and affordable prices.The clinic's commitment to individual and community health is evident in its weekly Donation-only Day during which the clinic offers treatment in a group setting on a first come, first-served basis for people who could not otherwise afford treatment. These services are funded through community support, donations, and annual memberships.

Louisville, KY 40207

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Dr. Benjamen Clancy is a licensed acupuncturist in Louisville, KY who offers Traditional Chinese medicine, Tung's style acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medication at his practice to treat conditions such as fertility issues, women's health conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal issues, musculoskeletal issues and many others. Dr. Clancy has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1998 and has practiced in Florida, Indiana, and Kentucky. Dr. Clancy holds a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Other conditions treated at the practice include auto injuries, asthma, allergies, cardiac palpitations, common cold, influenza, nausea, smoking addiction, sports injuries, stress, etc.

Louisville, KY 40222

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (5)

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Abacus Chinese Medicine is an acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice in Louisville, KY that offers comprehensive Chinese medicine evaluations and treatments such as acupuncture, cupping, Auricular Medicine, and moxibustion. The services offered treat medical complaints, cure disease, and improve overall physiological functioning and well-being. Owner Jeffrey Russell is a trained and board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science in Oakland, CA. In 2012 Russell was awarded the title of Master of Auricular Medicine by Dr. Li-Chun Huang, founder of the Auricular Medicine Medicine Institution.

Louisville, KY 40220

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5.0 (2)

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Yangming Acupuncture, LLC is a clinic in Louisville, KY that specializes in using acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbs, scraping, and other traditional Chinese medicine services to treat pain, depression, anxiety, allergies, gynecological disorders, digestive disorders, and other conditions. Owner and practitioner Huihui Wu is a licensed acupuncturist and is board certified by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Wu has over ten years of experience practicing Chinese medicine and served as a faculty member at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine during which time she published multiple articles on Chinese medicine. Wu is also certified in cosmetic acupuncture, massage therapy, and has a clean needle certificate. Patients speak of alleviated pain, improvements in reproductive issues, and successful treatment of a variety of other medical conditions.

Louisville, KY 40222

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5.0 (4)

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Lotus Acupuncture is an acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in Louisville, KY that specializes in treating pain, digestive issues, allergies, immune system issues, fibromyalgia, depression, fertility, headaches, menstrual issues, insomnia, anxiety, and more. Owner and practitioner Chloe Taylor is a licensed acupuncturist and has practiced Chinese medicine since 2002. Taylor offers acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, and moxibustion. Taylor uses techniques in the context of the Hakomi Method and acupuncture rooted in Tung style. Taylor also holds a certification in Biodynamic Cranial Touch and a Master's degree in Oriental medicine. In addition to practicing at Lotus Acupuncture, Taylor offers adjunct treatment support optimal health for clients with heart conditions, kidney issues, liver conditions, hepatitis, cancer, and other chronic diseases.

Louisville, KY 40222

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Bluegrass Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture is a Chinese Medicine clinic in Louisville, KY that specializes in treating allergies, anxiety, arthritis pain, autoimmune disorders, cancer care, headaches and migraines, hypertension, infertility, sciatica, pain and injuries, Crohn's Disease, chronic fatigue, Meniere's Disease, vertigo, Lyme Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, stress, and many other conditions. Owner Serene Ross is trained and board-certified through the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. Ross is also a licensed massage therapist with a degree from Advance Massage Therapeutics.

Louisville, KY 40222

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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Inner Light Consultants, Inc. is a clinic in Louisville, KY that specializes in naturopathic and traditional Chinese medicine practices such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, Contact Regulation Thermography (CRT), and nutritional consultation. The clinic treats a range of illnesses and conditions including headaches, paralysis, depression, anxiety, women's health, men's health, infertility, allergies, and more. Owner and practitioner Dr. James Odell is a licensed acupuncturist who has practiced naturopathy for over 30 years. Dr. Odell holds a doctorate in naturopathy and completed a post-doctoral program in traditional Chinese medicine in China. Dr. Odell is certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed in Kentucky, Colorado, South Carolina, and Utah. Dr. Odell is also a Certified Traditional Naturopath with the American Naturopathic Certification Board and is a Registered Naturopathic Diplomate with the National Registry of Naturopathic Practitioners.

Louisville, KY 40222

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5.0 (7)

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Common Ground Wellness is a clinic in Louisville, KY that specializes in using acupuncture to treat anxiety, depression, digestive problems, hormonal issues, allergies, fertility, cancer care, insomnia, stress, and more. Owner and practitioner Shelby VanCleve is experienced in using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat a range of issues and specializes in treating infertility. VanCleve has a masters degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, is nationally certified by the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a member of the Kentucky State Acupuncture Association. VanCleve is also a certified 1000 Hands Buddha Instructor and a certified yoga instructor. The experienced team also includes Holly Christiansen who is also a board-certified, licensed acupuncturist. Christiansen is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a member of the Kentucky State Acupuncture Association.

Compare our Top Acupuncturists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Classical Acupuncture & Herbs
1999 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Organic Health Institute
Louisville, KY 40205
Five Elephants Acupuncture
Louisville, KY 40204
Community Supported Acupuncture
Louisville, KY 40204
Dr. Benjamen Clancy
Louisville, KY 40207
Abacus Chinese Medicine
Louisville, KY 40222
Yangming Acupuncture, LLC
Louisville, KY 40220
Lotus Acupuncture
Louisville, KY 40222
Bluegrass Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Louisville, KY 40222
Inner Light Consultants, Inc.
Louisville, KY 40222
Common Ground Wellness
Louisville, KY 40222

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Acupuncture is an alternative medicine technique. It involves the strategic placement of small, fine needles puncturing the skin on various areas of the body to relieve pain or treat other medical conditions. The needles are left in place for about 10 minutes to half an hour while the patient relaxes. The selection of the proper acupoints requires skill and knowledge.

    The practice of acupuncture originated in Asia many centuries ago. Chinese acupuncture may also involve electrical stimulation or heat application for heightened effect. Some Chinese acupuncturists also slowly spin or twirl the needles after insertion. On the other hand, Japanese acupuncture is less invasive, with shallow needle insertion and no needle manipulation. Korean acupuncture focuses on needle placement only in the feet and hands.  

    Though acupuncture was highly controversial in Western medicine for many years, most of the medical community now recognizes its effectiveness for pain management. Only anecdotal evidence exists for treatments beyond pain relief.
  • How does acupuncture work?

    Research hasn’t yet determined exactly how acupuncture works, but there are two main theories. One is that it operates on a neurological level by stimulating muscles, nerves, and connective tissues, triggering natural pain relief effects. Others believe acupuncture balances a person’s energies — chi — creating physical, emotional, and mental harmony, which relieves pain and improves health. 

  • Does Medicare cover acupuncture?

    Medicare Part B covers acupuncture solely to treat low back pain. The condition must have no known cause and have lasted for at least 12 weeks. Only a doctor or properly licensed and trained medical provider may perform the acupuncture. Medicare initially approves up to 12 sessions over 90 days. With demonstrated improvement, up to eight more visits may be allowed.

  • Is acupuncture effective?

    Studies by the National Institute of Health confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for addiction, nausea, headaches, asthma, some stroke rehabilitation, and pain management for various conditions. The NIH studies support the use of acupuncture alone and combined with traditional treatment methods. Additional research by other scientific and medical organizations demonstrates that acupuncture is typically successful in the treatment of pain.

  • Does acupuncture hurt?

    Acupuncture should not be painful. The unfamiliar sensation may be uncomfortable at first, but that typically goes away after the first session. People with high sensitivity levels or low pain tolerance may experience heightened sensations. However, any discomfort should be minor and brief. Some common feelings at the acupuncture points are warmth, tingling, heaviness, or mild achiness.

  • How much does acupuncture cost?

    Acupuncture prices vary greatly, ranging from $50 to $300 per session. Initial sessions usually cost more than follow-up appointments. Initial sessions on the high end of the pricing scale usually include a consultation and medical exam along with the acupuncture session. Some acupuncturists offer membership price breaks or discounts for prepaid multiple sessions. Shop around before deciding on an acupuncturist.

  • Does insurance cover acupuncture?

    Some health care insurance carriers cover acupuncture for specific medical conditions. But it depends on the location, insurance provider, insurance plan, and reason for the treatments. Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health Care, Health Net, Banner Health, and Humana are examples of some private insurers that may cover acupuncture with various restrictions. Contact your provider to learn more.