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Best Acupuncturists in Albuquerque

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Albuquerque, NM 87110

Why choose this provider?

Endpoint Wellness offers acupuncture and other natural health treatments in Albuquerque. Dr. Geoffrey N. Hayes is a nationally certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture® Specialist and Certified Medical Examiner. The clinic provides pain management, sports medicine and performance, orthopedics, traditional acupuncture, and facial rejuvenation treatments. Herbal formulas from Golden Flower, Evergreen Herbs, Health concerns and supplements from Standard Process are available. Endpoint Wellness provides the services of a licensed esthetician and massage therapist, for well-rounded treatment of body and mind. Endpoint Wellness accepts most insurance companies.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Albuquerque, NM 87108

Why choose this provider?

Alexcia Trujillo of East West Acupuncture Clinic Inc. has been practicing acupuncture for close to three decades. In addition to acupuncture services provided by a qualified professional, East West Acupuncture boasts an herbal pharmacy, and Dr. Trujillo can create custom formulas for clients if need be. Herbal consultations are available to patients. Dr. Trujillo also incorporates orthopedics, trigger-point needling, and structural analysis into her work. As a licensed primary care provider, East West Acupuncture Clinic accepts medical insurance.

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4.4
Google
4.4 / 5 (11)

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Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Smooth Qi Acupuncture & Wellness provides oriental medicine out of two clinics, Albuquerque Heights Clinic and Valencia County Clinic, the latter of which can serve patients in Peralta, Los Lunas, Belen, and Albuquerque’s South Valley. The clinic’s treatments include acupuncture, herbal formulas, cupping, and moxibustion. These methods can be used to treat a variety of medical concerns, but Dr. Emily Ferreira of Smooth Qi specializes in women’s health, fertility, endocrine/hormonal disorders, mental health, chronic pain, and sports enhancement and injury. In addition, the nationally certified Dr. Ferreira can assess and treat skin health issues via cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. Smooth Qi Acupuncture Clinic accepts most insurance providers.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Albuquerque, NM 87110

Why choose this provider?

Dr. Li Li of Acupuncture and Natural Herbs has over three decades of experience practicing Chinese herbal medicine. She offers a variety of services in Albuquerque such as acupuncture, Chinese herb remedies, and Chinese bodywork. Dr. Li Li also provides dietary and exercise consultations. Acupuncture and Natural Herbs accepts most insurance providers, and patients praise Dr. Li Li's attentiveness and wonderful bedside manner.

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4.7
Google
5.0 / 5 (11)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (4)

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Albuquerque, NM 87108

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Nob Hill Community Acupuncture offers alternative health care in Albuquerque. Doctor of Oriental Medicine Eric J. Montoya is a nationally certified Diplomate of Acupuncture who specializes in the Japanese treatment style. In addition to acupuncture, Montoya has training in Reiki, Quantum Touch, and Qi Gong Distance Energy Healing. Acupuncture treatments are also combined with Chinese herbology, Shiatsu, and Tui Na massage. In addition, the office is able to keep prices low by serving clients in groups, as is done in Asia. Nob Hill Community Acupuncture is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

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4.8
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (58)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (26)
Google
4.8 / 5 (20)

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Albuquerque, NM 87110

Why choose this provider?

Dr. Janet Linden offers Chinese medicine to Albuquerque patients suffering from migraines, shoulder pain, arthritis, and much, much more. Services include acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, electro-acupuncture, microcurrent, electro meridian imaging, needle-free acupuncture, biopuncture, and B12 injections, auricular acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion and infrared. Dr. Linden accepts most insurance providers. Satisfied clients praise Dr. Linden's bedside manner and her exceptional skill.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Albuquerque, NM 87106

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The Albuquerque-based Nickel Acupuncture is run by Dr. Ursula M.L. Nickel, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. At her private practice, she offers a variety of acupuncture treatments but specializes in pain and stress relief, women's health, and post-surgical healing. Dr. Ursula draws from her background in yoga and constellation work to truly understand the underlying connections between body, mind, and spirit.

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Albuquerque, NM 87104

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Red Root Acupuncture & Herbs offers a natural path to healthcare in Albuquerque. Two licensed doctors of Oriental medicine and three licensed massage therapists provide a variety of services including, acupuncture, Reiki, custom herb remedies, pediatrics, and massage. Red Root Acupuncture has over 350 loose herbs available to patients, and a full line of natural medicines, tinctures, salves, granulated herbs, tablets, and teapills. Red Root Acupuncture & Herbs takes insurance and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (5)

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5.0
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Albuquerque, NM 87120

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Westside Family Acupuncture provides the services of Dr. Paul Dumont, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who is certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As well as traditional acupuncture, the Albuquerque-based clinic offers injection therapy, which includes anti-inflammatory and vitamin shots. However, the clinic’s specialty lies in treating lower back pain and sciatica. Clients praise Dr. Paul Dumont’s excellent medical advice and skill as a pain healer.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (140)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (42)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Why choose this provider?

Soul Acupuncture is one of the largest Chinese medicine clinics in the US. Based in Rio Rancho, NM, Soul Acupuncture offers the services of Dr. David Soul, who can perform all styles of acupuncture and prescribe natural medicinal herbs. Dr. Soul specializes in treating pain, pulmonary issues, and women's health issues. Soul Acupuncture claims that 90% of patients find significant or total relief from pain, pulmonary, digestive, emotional, or women's health issues after visiting the clinic.

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4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (13)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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Albuquerque, NM 87110

Why choose this provider?

Community Acupuncture Albuquerque provides affordable acupuncture service in Albuquerque. Acupuncturists treat patients in a relaxing, communal setting. Clients have access to zero gravity recliners and massage tables. Specialists can treat headaches, backaches, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, weight gain, and much, much more. Happy patients praise Community Acupuncture’s soothing environment and budget-friendly service.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (5)

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.