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Best Acupuncturists in St. Louis

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored St. Louis 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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St. Louis, MO 63118

Why choose this provider?

Serving St. Louis and surrounding areas, the Southside Chiropractic & Acupuncture clinic uses a combination of Western and Eastern medical techniques to treat patients. They specialize in chiropractic work and acupuncture to address pain in muscles, joints, ligaments, nerves, and bones. Dr. Paul Lee, the physician, has worked in the field for over 20 years and is a member of the Missouri State Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, and the City of St. Louis Board of Health. Dr. Lee also focuses on auto related and sports injuries, such as whiplash, using chiropractic care and other techniques.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (10)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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St. Louis, MO 63117

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Authentic Oriental Healthcare Center is an acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine provider in St. Louis. Dr. Shanna Zhang specializes in beauty treatments such as minimizing wrinkles, clearing up acne, evening skin tone, improving the texture of skin, and eliminating puffy eyes and dark circles. She also treats pain, fertility, and many more conditions. Dr. Zhang is a licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Doctor with over 28 years of experience. She works with each patient to determine an individualized plan of treatment.

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4.7
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4.9 / 5 (28)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (8)

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Ballwin, MO 63011

Why choose this provider?

Located in Ballwin, Traditional Acupuncture Health Clinic uses traditional and laser acupuncture to heal patients. The practicing, licensed acupuncturist at the clinic is Laurie Mecham. She treats basic to more complex ailments using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and dietary changes. A recipient of a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in New Mexico, Mecham has been practicing traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over ten years.

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3.7 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Kirkwood, MO 63122

Why choose this provider?

Whole Health and Wellness is holistic health center. The head St. Louis chiropractic doctor, Dr. Caroline Ricker uses acupuncture, spinal adjustments, massage, homeopathy, and nutritional evaluation to treat patients. Dr. Ricker graduated from Logan College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. During her studies, she specialized in Sacro Occipital Technique and Applied Kinesiology. Her background and current studies help her to treat patients of any age, with a variety of health conditions. These include season allergies, digestion, gluten intolerance, skin conditions, headaches, and more.

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5.0 / 5 (7)

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Life Essentials Center for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a natural health clinic located in Chesterfield. Dr. Jing Shen, the chief practitioner, specializes in women's health, infertility, and pain management. The other provider with the clinic, Dr. Julian Zhu, focuses on men's health, pain management, and sports acupuncture. Both are licensed and certified by national and state acupuncture organizations.

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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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St. Louis, MO 63143

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WellBody Acupuncture and Chiropractic is located in Maplewood and serves the St. Louis area. The team at WellBody consists of Dr. Gregory Kleinschmidt and Christine Kleinschmidt, both licensed acupuncturists. Dr. Gregory Kleinschmidt earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Logan College and specializes in musculoskeletal conditions caused by injury, stressors, and pregnancy. Christine’s focus is on internal disorders and women’s health, especially fertility. She is authorized to treat patients at local hospitals and medical offices.

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4.8
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (27)
Google
5.0 / 5 (13)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (7)

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St. Louis, MO 63130

Why choose this provider?

Since 1991, Authentic Chinese Herb & Acupuncture provides authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine to St. Louis. In his practice, Dr. Pingfan Liu treats patients using Chinese herbal consultation, acupuncture, Tui Na massage, and foot reflexology. Dr. Liu holds a Master's degree in the integration of Western and Chinese Medicines from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also a licensed acupuncturist in Missouri and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His clinic was the first to provide Chinese medicine to Missouri.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (28)

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Chiropractic of Wildwood, LLC

Website
2476 Taylor Road, Wildwood, MO 63040

Why choose this provider?

Chiropractic of Wildwood, LLC. in St. Louis provides acupuncture treatments. Its services include treatment of headaches, low back pain, neck pain, car accident injuries, and scoliosis. The clinic is equipped with modern chiropractic equipment as well as spinal rehab technology. It also offers hands-on chiropractic adjustments. Its chiropractor reviews the client's history and discusses the findings. He also outlines a treatment plan and monitors its progress. The clinic's other services include full rehabilitation and therapy.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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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.