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Best Acupuncturists in Portland, OR

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Portland 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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819 Southeast Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97214

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4.9 (36)
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4.5 (21)
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5.0 (6)

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Heart Spring Health, a naturopathic clinic in Portland, offers compassionate, holistic, and innovative treatment in a collaborative environment. Licensed acupuncturists identify underlying factors and provide lasting relief through acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and related modalities like massage, cupping, and electric stimulation. The team also consists of chiropractors, massage therapists, nutritionists, mental health counselors, and naturopathic physicians. The clinic offers an integrative approach to physical and mental issues, women's health, chronic pain, sleep, and primary care.

Portland, OR 97202

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4.9 (13)
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5.0 (7)
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3.7 (6)

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East-West Acupuncture has more than 35 years of experience in the Portland area. Steve Snyder is a licensed acupuncturist who combines Japanese and classic Chinese medicine styles of acupuncture together. He has also taught Chinese medicine classes at Portland Community College. The clinic treats a variety of conditions including allergies, anxiety, insomnia, pregnancy, smoking, and weight loss. It offers a free 20-minute consultation on a first visit. East-West Acupuncture also treats injuries related to motor vehicle accidents for free.

Portland, OR 97212

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5.0 (11)

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Moriyama Acupuncture offers acupuncture, massage, and herbal services to clients. Owner Shinichi Moriyama graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2003. He is also a Diplomate of Acupuncture. The clinic does offer several discounts including a 20% discount for uninsured patients, students, and seniors and a sliding fee scale discount.

Portland, OR 97239

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4.9 (32)
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3.5 (13)

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RiverWest Acupuncture specializes in pain relief, women’s health, emotional, psychological, respiratory, and digestive issues. The clinic also offers massage, chiropractic care, personal training, and skincare services. Owner Lisa Francolini is a licensed acupuncturist with more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. Sheridan Horning is a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist who specializes in physical, emotional, and psychological pain. Licensed acupuncturist Scott Klein has more than 25 years of experience in the healing field and focuses on pain relief. RiverWest Acupuncture also offers community acupuncture treatments for $20 at different times during the week.

Portland, OR 97214

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Two licensed acupuncturists and a licensed massage therapist make up the team at Forest Spring Acupuncture. The clinic specializes in a variety of acupuncture treatments related to massage, women’s health, smoking, and weight loss. Gerri Ravyn Stanfield earned a master’s degree in Oriental medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine. Forest Spring Acupuncture also offers a sliding scale for cash payment.

Portland, OR 97227

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (18)

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Acupuncture Northwest uses traditional Chinese medicine to treat many issues ranging from muscular, neurological, digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory to women’s health, stress, addiction, and immune problems. Co-owners Sarah Hayes and Stephanie Worth are licensed acupuncturists who both earned their Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Worth is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The clinic is open Monday-Friday at different times.

Portland, OR 97204

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4.0 (19)

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The Qi Spot is an acupuncture clinic with locations in downtown Portland and Lake Oswego. The clinic focuses on pain management, fertility, allergies, and Chinese herbs. Dr. Wade McCulloch is a licensed acupuncturist who is certified to practice nationally and in the state of Oregon. His clients include Nike’s Gold Medal Olympic athletes and the Portland Trailblazers. He has also been featured on television and in magazines for his acupuncture knowledge. Dr. McCulloch is a professional member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine and is also certified to perform facial rejuvenation and treat allergies with acupuncture.

8249 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton, OR 97008

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5.0 (44)
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4.9 (20)

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Rose City Acupuncture offers acupuncture, acupressure, and medical massage services. The Beaverton business specializes in musculoskeletal and anxiety/sleep problems. Owner Sharon Rose works with only one patient at a time on treatments. Rose City Acupuncture earned the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2012 and 2014.

Portland, OR 97211

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (5)

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Tracy Andrews Acupuncture provides acupuncture, herbal medicine, and craniosacral therapy services. Owner Tracy Andrews is a licensed acupuncturist with extensive research into Oriental medicine. She graduated with honors in her Master of Science degree in Oriental medicine. The National Certification Commission certifies her as a Diplomate of Acupuncture for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Andrews also volunteers her time with veterans and sees patients at the Immune Enhancement Project.

Portland, OR 97232

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4.5 (10)
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5.0 (9)

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All and One Acupuncture has four licensed acupuncturists on staff. Aside from Acupuncture, they also offer cupping, herbal massage, and nutritional therapy services. Founder Boynn McIntire earned her master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Oregon School of Oriental Medicine, one of the nation’s best acupuncture schools. All and One Acupuncture is open six days a week starting at 10AM and provides a free 15-minute phone or office consultation. The clinic also hosts meditation classes and workshops for the public.

5935 Willow Ln, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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4.4 (32)
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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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2BWell is an acupuncture clinic serving the Portland, Oregon, metro area, providing acupuncture therapy tailored to each client's unique needs for the treatment of chronic pain and stress-related issues, and clients can receive ongoing care to assist with serious ailments and long-term illnesses. Acupuncture treatments are also available for cosmetic purposes. This clinic employs a naturopathic approach, offering treatments such as massage therapy, IV therapy, and breath work in addition to acupuncture.

Portland, OR 97209

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5.0 (8)
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5.0 (8)
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4.3 (6)

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Jade Acupuncture provides acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and Nutrition and Dietary Therapy services. The team of four acupuncturists and herbalists treat a variety of digestive, emotional, gynecological, respiratory, neurological, musculoskeletal, and ear-eye-throat problems. Jade Acupuncture has been in business for nearly two decades in the Northwest Portland area.

Portland, OR 97204

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5.0 (44)
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5.0 (11)

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PDX Acupuncture founder Lara Dilkes is a certified NADA Detoxification Specialist with experience in facial rejuvenation acupuncture. The Portland clinic specializes in combining acupuncture with massage services for patients. PDX also uses acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, smoking cessation, and weight loss assistance and offers a variety of AcuSpa specials.

2031 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (14)

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The practitioners at Pathfinder Wellness Clinic provide acupuncture and herbal medicine services in the Portland, Oregon, area. The clinic's professional service providers are Julia Walls, a licensed acupuncturist, and Esther Yan, a licensed massage therapist, both of whom were recognized in 2019's Portland Top Doctors and Nurses listings. Also on staff is Lynda Myers, a registered nurse, reiki master, and certified yoga instructor. Pathfinder Wellness Clinic also uses bodywork and infrared sauna to help with pain relief, hormone balance, stress management, and digestive ailments, among other chronic health conditions.

Portland, OR 97202

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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (24)

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Singing Bird Acupuncture provides a variety of services including traditional acupuncture, herbology, massage, cupping, Moxibustion, ear therapy, women’s health, and pediatrics. Andrea Fisk is a licensed acupuncturist who earned a Master of Science degree in Oriental medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She is nationally certified in acupuncture and administration of traditional Chinese herbs. The clinic offers a free phone consultation and a $50 senior or student discount.

Portland, OR 97209

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (8)

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Black Pearl Acupuncture focuses on women’s health, fertility, head, back, and chronic pain as well as injury rehabilitation and the 21-Day Cleanse. Owner Sita Symonette is a licensed acupuncturist with a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. The clinic is open Mondays-Thursdays from 10AM–7:30PM and offers a complimentary 15-minute consultation.

5916 S Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239
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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (16)

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Krishna Avalon Acupuncture focuses on traditional acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, cupping, moxibustion, nutrition, Reiki energy, sound healing, and craniosacral therapy. Owner Krishna Avalon has almost 16 years of experience in treating pain management, women’s health, anxiety, and addiction issues. She also treats children for digestive and allergy/asthma problems. Avalon holds a master’s degree in acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The clinic accepts most insurance providers.

Compare our Top Acupuncturists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Heart Spring Health
819 Southeast Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97214
East-West Acupuncture
Moriyama Acupuncture
RiverWest Acupuncture
Forest Spring Acupuncture
Acupuncture Northwest
The Qi Spot
Rose City Acupuncture
8249 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton, OR 97008
Tracy Andrews Acupuncture
All and One Acupuncture
2BWell
5935 Willow Ln, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Jade Acupuncture
PDX Acupuncture
Pathfinder Wellness Clinic
2031 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
Singing Bird Acupuncture
Black Pearl Acupuncture
Krishna Avalon Acupuncture
5916 S Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239

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.