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Ascending Phoenix Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28203
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Lori Adler and Jane Frances Pearce are professional partners working together at Ascending Phoenix Acupuncture, a holistic wellness center that has been based Charlotte since 2012. Ms. Pearce, who has a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is the clinic’s acupuncturist. The National Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has certified Ms. Pearce in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Ms. Adler is a Board-Certified Massage Therapist, trained at the Touch Therapy Institute, with more than two dozen years of professional experience.

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Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center

Charlotte, NC 28204
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Patients who visit Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center can receive such alternative medicinal treatments as acupuncture, massage, dry needling, and herbal medicine. Each of the staff acupunctural specialists has more than 3,000 hours of acupunctural training, as well as certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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Charlotte Acupuncture Therapy

Matthews, NC 28105
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Charlotte Acupuncture Therapy is a Matthews acupuncture clinic helping patients from the Mecklenburg County area, and specializes in the treatment of pain, GI, gynecological, respiratory and urological conditions, as well as emotional imbalances and facial acupuncture. Tamara Koltun, the clinic’s owner, completed a four-year program in acupuncture at the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine and holds certifications in Acupuncture Detoxification and Facial Rejuvenation. She supplements acupuncture treatments with cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion, and is also a certified Qigong and Tai Chi instructor (practices of which are adjacent to holistic healing).

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Highland Creek Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Concord, NC 28027
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Highland Creek Chiropractic and Acupuncture, based in Concord, provides alternative medicinal treatment options to people from Charlotte and nearby cities. Dr. Michael Landers, an alumnus of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, works alongside Dr. Leanna LeMaster, a graduate of Life University. Both are board certified in performing chiropractic procedures, and Dr. Landers is additionally board certified in acupuncture.

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Holistic Acupuncture Clinic

Charlotte, NC 28204
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Holistic Acupuncture Clinic, located in Charlotte, is an acupuncture office with patients from all over the city as well as Davidson, Belmont, and other suburbs. Darren Holman is a licensed acupuncturist who has devoted his career to treating headaches, chronic pain, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and skin disorders, among other health concerns.

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Inner Peace Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28204
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Inner Peace Acupuncture is a Charlotte-based alternative medicinal clinic that focuses on serving women. Its specialty service is a fertility enhancement program that uses acupuncture and complementary techniques to treat unexplained infertility, ovulation disorders, menstrual disorders, or recurrent miscarriage. Women who are undergoing in-vitro fertilization can also benefit from Inner Peace Acupuncture’s fertility-optimizing treatments.

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Jaffe Chiropractic Clinic

Charlotte, NC 28269
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Jaffe Chiropractic Clinic, which began operating in Charlotte in 2006, is the private practice of Dr. Glenn Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe, who received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences, is Vice President of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association. He has extensive experience in acupuncture, and often uses it in conjunction with chiropractic medicine.

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Live Well Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28209
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Nancy Fuller, the owner and sole practitioner of Charlotte acupuncture clinic Live Well Acupuncture, received her Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree after studying at the East West College of Natural Medicine, in Sarasota. Dr. Fuller completed a residency program at the same institution and later worked at the nearby HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has designated Dr. Fuller as a board-certified acupuncturist.

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Lotus Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28204
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Lotus Acupuncture, based in Charlotte since January 2013, is the private practice of acupuncturist Laura Puckett. Ms. Puckett, who has a state license as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Acupuncture, worked at Hipple Acupuncture from February 2010 to December 2012. She is a board-certified acupuncture practitioner, with a Diploma in Acupuncture from the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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Phoenix Moon Acupuncture & Apothecary, LLC

Charlotte, NC 28205
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At Phoenix Moon Acupuncture & Apothecary, LLC, patients from Charlotte and the surrounding areas receive acupunctural service from the office’s owner and only acupuncturist, Crystal N. Cliff. In addition to acupuncture, Ms. Cliff employs herbal medicine, Kinesio taping, neuromuscular therapy, qi gong, food therapy, and Reiki techniques. Ms. Cliff was an Emergency Medical Technician for several years, before she began to practice massage techniques and, later, alternative medicine. In 2013, Ms. Cliff received a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts.

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Red Sage Acupuncture Center

1016 Euclid Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Red Sage Acupuncture Center in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood offers treatment for a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. Catherine Hollingsworth L.Ac., stands out most in her experience treating stress and anxiety, and the physical symptoms caused by emotional distress. Her mind-body approach is effective for all types of symptoms, and many of her patients report relief from multiple conditions at once. She also offers trigger point therapy for musculoskeletal pain.

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RS Chinese Herbs & Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28211
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At RS Chinese Herbs & Acupuncture, acupuncture practitioners Susan Wang and Jimmy Huang use alternative medicinal techniques to treat a range of illness among Charlotte Metro area patients. They can help patients who suffer from allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, skin problems, and even mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Both Ms. Wang and Mr. Huang bear certifications in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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St. John Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28210
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At St. John Acupuncture, established in 2009, licensed and experienced acupuncturist Marston St. John performs acupunctural therapy for patients from Charlotte and its suburbs. Ms. St. John became interested in acupunctural techniques while she was an undergraduate at Brown University. Before graduating, she practiced acupunctural techniques in Kathmandu. Additional services include electric stimulation, cupping, and moxa.

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Starpoint Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28226
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Starpoint Acupuncture is a Charlotte Metro clinic providing patients with acupunctural care. Wendy Swanson, who is board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, graduated with honors from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She also studied at China’s Beijing Traditional Medicine Training Center of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies. In addition to acupuncture, Ms. Swanson’s services include cupping and moxibustion.

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Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28211
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Synergy Chiropractic & Acupuncture is an acupunctural and chiropractic services office, located in Charlotte. Patients from all over the Mecklenburg County area come to receive treatment from the clinic’s formally trained practitioners, Nicole Fodel and Andrew Roland. Both received their Doctors of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Fodel additionally earned a Master’s in Oriental Medicine, qualifying her to use nutritional therapies and herbal treatments, in addition to acupuncture.

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The Art of Acupuncture Wellness Center

Charlotte, NC 28226
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The Art of Acupuncture Wellness Center, located in Charlotte, is an acupuncture and alternative medicine center with patients from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Yi-Jun Lin, who owns the clinic, received her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has given her a Diploma in Oriental Medicine.

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The Evergreen Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic

Charlotte, NC 28226
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The Evergreen Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic is the private practice of Charlotte acupuncturist Kevin Lim. Mr. Lim has a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has certified him in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Mr. Lim practiced acupuncture at the University of Southern California’s Campus Health Center.

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Two Trees Acupuncture

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Two Trees Acupuncture, based in Charlotte, helps patients from all over the city as well as its suburbs. Paula Kearney and David Bonilla, who jointly own and lead the office, are licensed and experienced acupuncturists. Each has a Master’s of Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, which indicates more than 2,500 hours of classroom and clinical experience.

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Wang's Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Charlotte, NC 28277
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Wang's Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic has been operating in Charlotte for more than three decades, serving patients from the city as well as Belmont, Wingate, and other nearby suburbs. Jeffrey Wang and Mary Ren are licensed acupuncturists, with National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine certification. Mr. Wang has authored and co-authored more than two dozen articles in Chinese medical journals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What should you wear to an acupuncture appointment?

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to your first acupuncture appointment. Shorts or pants you can pull above your knees are a good idea. Short-sleeve tops are also preferable. Slip-on shoes are helpful. If your treatment involves back or torso needle placement, your acupuncturist likely provides gowns. After your first visit, you have a better idea of suitable clothing.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is very safe with a certified, reputable, and capable acupuncturist. When the practitioner follows the law using sterile, disposable, single-use needles, adverse effects are rare. The World Health Organization reported no major side effects and only 671 minor adverse events out of 10,000 treatments. Plus, acupuncture has none of the serious side effects of traditional pain medications. 

What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

Dry needling is also called intramuscular stimulation. The procedure involves the insertion of needles to treat muscular pain. Unlike the ancient practice of acupuncture, dry needling is relatively new. It’s not a well-regulated field either, while acupuncture is. Physical therapists and other providers can perform dry needling with no special training, licensing, or certifications.

What are some conditions that acupuncture can treat?

Acupuncture can help relieve pain caused by many medical conditions. Some examples are migraines, menstrual cramps, back pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, postsurgical dental pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Many patients also experience improvement from acupuncture treatment for conditions, such as asthma, addiction, ADHD, and TMD. Plus, acupuncture may also help relieve nausea, stress, and anxiety.

How long does an acupuncture appointment last?

Initial acupuncture appointments typically last longer than routine sessions. They may include an interview about your health issues and a medical exam. With the acupuncture session, the entire appointment may take one to two hours. Successive sessions typically last about 30 minutes to an hour. The needles will be in place for only about 10 to 30 minutes.

How many acupuncture appointments will you need to complete a treatment?

It’s best to discuss how many sessions you’ll need with your acupuncturist during your initial consultation. Most patients who seek acupuncture to help with a medical condition and related pain need several sessions. They may start treatment with one to three sessions per week for a few weeks. Once they see improvement, treatments may taper off to in-frequent maintenance sessions.

What needles are used in acupuncture?

Metal filiform needles are the type commonly used for acupuncture today. These sterile, stainless-steel thread-like needles are available in varying diameters and lengths. The typical gauges range from 0.12 mm to 0.35 mm. Japanese acupuncture calls for thinner needles than Chinese methods. Acupuncture needles are designed for one use before disposal. Some acupuncturists use gold or silver needles.

Do acupuncturists need to be licensed to practice acupuncture?

Washington D.C. and 47 states require some type of licensing to perform acupuncture. South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Alabama don’t regulate acupuncturists. Elsewhere, credentialing requirements and standards vary. Most states with acupuncture legal oversight require National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exams or certification in compliance with the Acupuncture Practice Act. California has its own licensing exam.

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