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Best Acupuncturists in Richmond, VA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Richmond Acupuncturists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Richmond, VA 23294

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5.0 (37)
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5.0 (3)

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Comfort Acupuncture is a Richmond acupuncture clinic that is operated by licensed acupuncturist Satori Poch. Satori has extensive experience and education in acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, electro acupuncture, herbal therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, gynecology, and Tui Na. Her clients speak highly of her professionalism as well as her caring nature and knowledgeability of her field.

Richmond, VA 23229

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (6)

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Thunderbolt Wellness is a Richmond wellness clinic that is operated by licensed acupuncturist Janet L. Borges. Janet holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has nearly 15 years of education and experience in her field. Janet also has over 35 years of personal history as a patient of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She offers a wide range of services including Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling.

10617 Patterson Ave., Henrico, VA 23238

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (1)

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Effective Wisdom is an acupuncture clinic treating patients in the Richmond, Virginia, metro area for over a decade. Clients typically receive 50-60 minute sessions which incorporate additional elements based on each clients needs, such as heat therapy. This service does not require patients to disrobe and therapists focus on the extremities while incorporating breathing exercises and meditation. In addition to acupuncture, Effective Wisdom also offers cupping therapy as well as herbal medicine, which acts as a daily supplement to acupuncture treatment plans.

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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5.0 (3)

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HealthFocus Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a Glen Allen wellness clinic that was founded by licensed acupuncturist Diane Lowry. Diane has over 10 years of education and experience in acupuncture and oriental medicine. She provides traditional body acupuncture services as well as specialized services such as scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electrical stimulation, microcurrent facial rejuvenation, reflexology, cupping, Gua Sha, Chinese bodywork, and herbal therapy.

Chester, VA 23831

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5.0 (123)
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5.0 (37)
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5.0 (6)

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Ironbridge Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center is a Chester wellness clinic that is operated by Dr. Frank Pugh. Dr. Pugh is Professional Sports Care Certified and is an official chiropractic provider of the PGA and Champions Tour Players. He provides a large number of therapeutic services such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, active release techniques, golf fitness programs, healthy living counseling, massage therapy, and physiotherapy.

Richmond, VA 23220

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4.8 (117)
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3.5 (5)

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Richmond Natural Medicine is a Richmond wellness clinic that offers holistic care and treatment from numerous specialists. The clinic staff offers a wide range of therapeutic services such as naturopathic medicine, nutrition and herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, medical Qigong, and yoga and meditation. Each of the clinic’s practitioners is extensively trained and fully accredited.

Richmond, VA 23227

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Acupuncture Clinic of Richmond is a Richmond acupuncture clinic that was founded by licensed acupuncturist Deborah Farley. Deborah holds a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and is also certified in Reiki and as a Raw Food Chef/Coach and Instructor. She offers a large number of services such as acupuncture, nutritional consultations, Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, educational classes and workshops, health coaching, and smoking cessation and preventative healthcare programs.

Richmond, VA 23221

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3.5 (20)

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Advanced Wellness Centre is a Richmond wellness clinic that was founded in 2005 by Dr. Bryan Lowry and Dr. William Roodman, who have each been in private practice since 1990. The clinic offers a wide range of therapeutic services such as chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy. The clinic also provides nutrition and fitness counseling and has licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and chiropractors on staff.

20 North 20th Street, Richmond, VA 23223

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5.0 (59)
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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (3)

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Centered Richmond Acupuncture & Wellness is based in Richmond. The wellness center's goal is to help clients relieve their pain, feel more energetic, and improve their overall health conditions. Its Virginia board-certified acupuncturist, Maegan Hodge, got her master's of science in Oriental Medicine at the University of Virginia in the year 2011. She has been treating patients for over a decade, and some of her specializations are neuropathy, digestion issues, hormonal concerns, and chronic pain.

Richmond, VA 23226

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5.0 (5)

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Oriental Medicine Specialists, P.C. is a Richmond wellness clinic that was founded in 2000 by licensed acupuncturist R. Keith Bell and certified health coach and lifestyle educator Josh Sessions. The clinic offers a wide range of therapeutic treatment services such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional and functional medicine, health coaching, and detox coaching. Oriental Medicine Specialists, P.C. also specialists in holistic fertility enhancement including preconception planning, fertility enhancement, pregnancy support, and postpartum care.

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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5.0 (4)

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Health Link Family Chiropractic is a Mechanicsville wellness clinic that has been in business for nearly 20 years. The clinic has three chiropractors as well as a certified massage therapist and licensed acupuncturist on staff. The clinic offers a wide range of therapeutic services such as chiropractic treatment, wellness coaching, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture, and yoga classes.

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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5.0 (10)

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Acupuncture RVA is a Glen Allen wellness clinic that was founded in 2003 by licensed acupuncturist John Kang. John specializes in treatments for infertility, gastrointestinal disorders, and mental-emotional issues. He offers treatments such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for treating a wide variety of conditions such as headaches and migraines, respiratory disorders, stress and depression, insomnia, pain, smoking cessation, allergies and asthma, and women’s health issues.

Richmond, VA 23233

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Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center is a Richmond wellness clinic that was founded in 1988 by Dr. Xiaoyan Wang. Dr. Wang has extensive education and experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for nearly 30 years. She provides a wide variety of treatments for conditions such as gynecological disorders, neurological and musculoskeletal problems, emotional and psychological conditions, and allergy and asthma.

Richmond, VA 23225

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5.0 (5)

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Boulders Acupuncture & Natural Healthcare is a Richmond wellness clinic that is directed by licensed acupuncturist Corrine Gutierrez. Corrine holds a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and has over a decade of education and experience. She offers a wide range of services such as acupuncture, Thai yoga bodywork, cupping, Gua Sha, electro stimulation, moxibustion, and facial rejuvenation.

Midlothian, VA 23112

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4.9 (9)

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Paths to Wellness is a Midlothian wellness clinic that offers a wide range of therapeutic services such as Reiki, acupuncture, and massage therapy. The clinic’s services also include Reiki training, infrared sauna, facial rejuvenation, and community acupuncture in a group setting. The clinic offers various specials and discounts for its patients.

Richmond, VA 23060

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5.0 (2)

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Acupuncture & Health Center is a Richmond wellness center that is operated by licensed acupuncturist Ruiping Chi. Ruiping has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1985 and has nearly 15 years of experience as an Internal Medicine Doctor. Her clinic offers a wide range of treatments such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, and acupuncture electrical stimulation for a variety of conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, infertility and hormone related conditions, allergies, and neurological and psychiatric conditions.

Compare our Top Acupuncturists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Comfort Acupuncture
Richmond, VA 23294
Thunderbolt Wellness
Richmond, VA 23229
Effective Wisdom
10617 Patterson Ave., Henrico, VA 23238
HealthFocus Acupuncture
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Ironbridge Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center
Chester, VA 23831
Richmond Natural Medicine
Richmond, VA 23220
Acupuncture Clinic of Richmond
Richmond, VA 23227
Advanced Wellness Centre
Richmond, VA 23221
Centered Richmond Acupuncture & Wellness
20 North 20th Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Oriental Medicine Specialists, P.C.
Richmond, VA 23226
Health Link Family Chiropractic
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Acupuncture RVA
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center
Richmond, VA 23233
Boulders Acupuncture & Natural Healthcare
Richmond, VA 23225
Paths to Wellness
Midlothian, VA 23112
Acupuncture & Health Center
Richmond, VA 23060

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.