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Best Acupuncturists in Columbus

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbus 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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5935 Wilcox Pl Suite C, Dublin, OH 43016

Why choose this provider?

Ascential Acupuncture LLC in Dublin, Ohio, has more than 8 years of experience providing high-quality alternative healthcare throughout the greater Columbus region. The company believes in treating the whole body and finding the cause of symptoms instead of treating only the symptoms themselves. It strives to create patient treatment plans that focus on the individual and include a combination of cupping and acupuncture. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is available, and the team works with essential oils.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Columbus, OH 43221

Why choose this provider?

Mira Choi Tyson is a licensed acupuncturist serving patients in Columbus and the surrounding areas. She is a graduate of the Professional Master’s Level Acupuncture Program at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, and has also studied Qigong. She offers acupuncture treatment for a variety of ailments, including digestive problems, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, back and shoulder pain, and side effects from cancer treatment.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (14)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

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4612 Sawmill Road, Columbus, OH 43220

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Sean’s Massage Center is an acupuncturist center in Columbus, with two branches in Pickerington and Dublin/Upper Arlington. The staff in this company specializes in the stimulation of the "meridians" in the body, putting forward the healing benefits of this technique. The trained professionals provide acupuncture therapy services that can help relieve stress or chronic headaches. Sessions can be booked via phone or through the company website. Sean McGrath has served Ohio as a professional massage therapist for more than 19 years.

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4.2
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4.2 / 5 (61)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (14)

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Columbus, OH 43214

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Columbus Herbs & Acupuncture provides a variety of alternative medical services in the Columbus area. The clinic was founded by acupuncturist Anya Syrkin, who also offers nutritional therapy and supplements, cupping, moxibustion, and Tui Na. Syrkin combines Western and Chinese perspectives on herbal and nutritional medicine and has been nationally certified as a Nutritional Specialist for almost a decade.

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4.5
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5.0 / 5 (32)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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Columbus, OH 43085

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The Advanced Acupuncture Center is based in Columbus and was founded by David Dehui Wang. Wang has more than 28 years of medical experience and works as a clinical assistant professor at the Ohio State University. He was also the designer of the first Master's level acupuncture program in Ohio and is experienced in treating a wide variety of health issues with acupuncture.

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5.0

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Columbus, OH 43231

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12 Meridians Acupuncture has been treating patients in the Columbus area for more than five years. Licensed acupuncturist Brigitta Moskova and licensed massage therapist Nancy Heimlich work together to provide alternative medical treatments for various ailments. Health services available at the clinic include acupuncture, massage therapy, essential oils, Reiki, and AcuGraph 4 digital meridian imaging. Appointments can be scheduled online.

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4.7
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (7)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

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Columbus, OH 43085

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New Realm Acupuncture Clinic serves patients throughout the Columbus area. Founder Xuguang Gao comes from an illustrious family of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners in northeast China and has been practicing acupuncture in the area for more than a decade. In addition to acupuncture, the clinic offers several other traditional Chinese therapies, including cupping, moxibustion, Gua Sha, Ba Guan, and Chinese herbology.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Columbus, OH 43214

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Grace Acupuncture Inc. is the clinic of licensed acupuncturist Grace Zhang, who has been treating patients in the Columbus area for more than a decade. She specializes in treating women's health issues, including PMS, endometriosis, infertility, menopause, and menstrual cramps, in addition to chronic pain and fibromyalgia symptoms. Zhang practices holistic medicine and combines lifestyle advice with traditional Chinese medicinal treatments.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Lewis Center, OH 43035

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Chinese Holistic Health Center LLC is located in Lewis Center and serves the Columbus metro area. The center was founded by Yiran (Nancy) Wang Davis and offers a variety of traditional Chinese therapies, including acupuncture, acupressure, Tui Na, Qi Gong, moxibustion, and cupping. The clinic focuses on treating pain (both temporary due to injury and chronic), digestive issues, reproductive issues, mental health issues, and respiratory problems.

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4.8
Google
5.0 / 5 (12)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (4)

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Columbus, OH 43202

Why choose this provider?

Urban Acupuncture Center was the first sliding-scale community acupuncture clinic in Ohio when it was founded in 2010. The center offers acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and other traditional medicinal services on a sliding scale basis from $20 to $50 per appointment and initial consultation visits for $10. No proof of income is required, and patients determine for themselves the amount they can afford to pay.

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (46)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (13)

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Columbus, OH 43220

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Renewal Acupuncture is located in Columbus and provides acupuncture-based treatment for a variety of conditions. Licensed acupuncturist Tessa Olson earned a master’s degree with honors in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis. She was inspired to become an acupuncturist when she saw how acupuncture helped her dog recover from arthritis. The clinic accepts both adult and child patients.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)
Google
5.0 / 5 (9)

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Columbus, OH 43214

Why choose this provider?

Acupuncture of Columbus is the clinic of licensed acupuncturist Steve Drugan, who has been treating patients in the Columbus area for a decade. Drugan focuses on functional disorders and aims to treat underlying health issues rather than mitigating symptoms. He also offers cupping and moxibustion services.

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Worthington, OH 43085

Why choose this provider?

Ohio Wholistic Acupuncture & Herb is located in Worthington and treats patients throughout the Columbus area. The clinic received a Patients' Choice Award from Opencare in 2016 and offers acupuncture treatment for a wide variety of ailments, including chronic pain, arthritis, headaches, depression, insomnia, impotence, asthma and allergies, and many others. Licensed acupuncturist Daniel Pyolnim Miller provides free consultations for new patients.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (25)

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Columbus, OH 43220

Why choose this provider?

Preferred Health Solutions is an alternative medicine clinic based in Columbus and founded by licensed acupuncturist Mary Dinneen and licensed massage therapist Wendy Joy Adaska, who have worked together for more than 20 years. The clinic offers acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicinal techniques, medical massage therapy, and Personal Healing Sessions, which involve treating psychological problems through the use of mindful centering techniques.

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Columbus, OH 43205

Why choose this provider?

Ohio Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is based in Columbus and was founded by licensed acupuncturist Brette Luck, a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. Luck specializes in using acupuncture to treat pain, fertility issues, and skin problems, and also offers cosmetic acupuncture services and general women's health services.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Columbus, OH 43085

Why choose this provider?

Thrive Acupuncture and Wellness is located in Columbus and offers a range of health services, including acupuncture, nutritional counseling, and massage. The clinic was established by licensed acupuncturist Michael Hartlaub, who has studied indigenous medicinal practices in Europe and Peru. The clinic offers a sleep optimization package that combines acupuncture and electromagnetic field therapy to improve sleep quality.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (15)
Google
5.0 / 5 (13)

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Columbus, OH 43201

Why choose this provider?

Points for Health Acupuncture is the clinic of licensed acupuncturist Deb Engelgau and serves patients throughout the Columbus and Central Ohio areas. Engelgau has interned at the Beijing Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine and specializes in sports medicine acupuncture, auriculotherapy, and Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy. The clinic has two locations, one in Columbus and one in Hilliard.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Columbus, OH 43214

Why choose this provider?

The Acupuncture Healing Clinic is based in Columbus and employs a licensed acupuncturist and five licensed massage therapists. The clinic offers acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and massage therapy services to treat a variety of issues and for a variety of purposes, including infertility, weight loss, and pain management. Free consultations are available for all new acupuncture patients.

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (24)
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.