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Best Acupuncturists in Madison, WI

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6425 Normandy Lane, Madison, WI 53719

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3.5 (10)
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5.0 (3)

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Dr. Zhou’s Acupuncture, Pain Management and Natural Wellness Clinic serves Madison residents. It helps individuals improve their health and wellness through its selection of acupuncture services. The clinic conducts cupping, moxibustion, Chi, Meridian, Tuina massage, and three-edged needle therapy to improve blood circulation and address chronic conditions, including muscle pain and soft tissue injury. It also caters to clients dealing with weight loss and infertility issues. Founder Xiping Zhou brings over 40 years of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine experience.

  • Natural Wellness
  • Pain Management
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Weight Loss
  • infertility
  • Acupuncture Treatment
  • Acupuncture

Madison, WI

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Need help contacting a Acupuncturist in Madison? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

Madison, WI 53719

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4.0 (10)
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5.0 (5)

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Madison Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine combines modern medicinal techniques with ancient healing methods, including acupuncture. Amy Guinther, who owns and leads the clinic, bears a License in Acupuncture as well as a Diploma in Acupuncture. In addition to acupunctural treatments, she helps her patients using herbal medicines and other "functional medicine" techniques. Her specialty is treating male and female patients' reproductive health issues.

Madison, WI 53704

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4.5 (3)

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Dr. David Dow, the owner and principal physician at Dow Chiropractic and Acupuncture, has been practicing medicine locally for more than 19 years. In total, he has performed more than 75,000 treatment procedures. His qualifications include Advanced Certification in Whiplash and Spinal Traumatology from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, as well as the equivalent of a Master's in Acupuncture.

Madison, WI 53703

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5.0 (40)

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Madison Community Acupuncture provides people from all over the city, as well as its suburbs, with a range of Oriental medicine treatment options. Leading the clinic is Michael Killian, who has a Master's in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, and has been board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Fitchburg, WI 53711

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (1)

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Dr. Wang's Acupuncture Clinic, which is based in Fitchburg, accepts patients from all parts of the greater Madison community. Dr. Hao Wang, MD, Ph.D., a trained doctor as well as a licensed acupuncturist, treats her patients with a combination of Western and Oriental medicinal techniques. Her resume includes an American Heart Association Fellowship, six years studying TCM in China, and 10 years as a medical researcher at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Madison, WI 53705

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5.0 (1)

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Acupuncturist Leslie H. Coff, L.Ac. utilizes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and traditional dietary counseling to help local patients with a range of ailments from her Madison office. In total, she has more than 30 years of relevant training and experience. The office is located just off University Avenue, in the Quarry Arts Building, and does not accept walk-ins.

Madison, WI 53705

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At Carolyn Micek Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturist Carolyn Micek treats Madison Metro patients using acupunctural methods as well as Chinese herbal remedies. Ms. Micek has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 1995. In the two decades since then, she has earned a Master's of Science in TCM, certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and a Wisconsin acupunctural license.

Madison, WI 53717

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5.0 (3)

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Abundant Health Acupuncture, LLC, centered in Madison, treats patients from throughout the area who are seeking alternative medicinal care. Gladys Novak LAc., MSOM, Dipl. Ac., the clinic's founder and owner, has been studying and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for more than 20 years. In addition to acupuncture, she is trained and experienced in providing nutritional, herbal, and functional therapies.

Madison, WI 53705

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4.8 (4)
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5.0 (2)

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Harmony Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, in Madison, is the wellness center of seasoned acupuncturist Xuehi Wang. Before relocating to the United States, Ms. Wang graduated in 1986 from the Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and practiced for years at the Jilin Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After moving to Madison in 2000, she worked at the local Group Health Cooperative (GHC) while also starting up her acupunctural private practice.

Madison, WI 53705

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4.0 (8)
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5.0 (5)

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Madison's Family Wellness provides people from throughout the area with acupunctural and massage care. Leading the clinic are Michael and Leah Ojer, professional partners as well as spouses, with matching degrees and accreditations. Each has a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) as well as a License in Acupuncture (L.AC).

Madison, WI 53703

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4.7 (24)
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4.9 (19)
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5.0 (12)

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Red Sage Health, which has its office in Madison, is a community acupuncture center that also sells medicinal herbs on-site. Clients can take advantage of Red Sage Health's new, extremely affordable "drop-in mini acupuncture" option, a brief appointment that costs just $15. The team includes Laurel Redmon and Scott Martin, each of whom has a License in Acupuncture as well as a Master's of Science in the field. They work alongside John Thuesen, who is the practice's licensed shiatsu practitioner.

Compare our Top Acupuncturists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Dr Zhou’s Acupuncture, Pain Management and Natural Wellness Clinic
6425 Normandy Lane, Madison, WI 53719Free Online Consultation
Madison Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Madison, WI 53719
Dow Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Madison, WI 53704
Madison Community Acupuncture
Madison, WI 53703
Dr. Wang's Acupuncture Clinic
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Leslie Coff, L.Ac.
Madison, WI 53705
Carolyn Micek Acupuncture
Madison, WI 53705
Abundant Health Acupuncture, LLC
Madison, WI 53717
Harmony Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Madison, WI 53705
Madison's Family Wellness
Madison, WI 53705
Red Sage Health
Madison, WI 53703

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.