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Acupuncture at Rittenhouse Sq

Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Acupuncture at Rittenhouse Sq is a Philadelphia acupuncture clinic that is operated by national board certified acupuncturist Christopher Hudson. Christopher has over 20 years of experience practicing acupuncture and uses a blend of five elements, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese Medicine styles of acupuncture. He offers acupuncture treatment as well as moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, and Gua Sha.

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5.0 / 5 (44)
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5.0 / 5 (43)
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Acupuncture Medical Practice

Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Acupuncture Medical Practice is a Philadelphia acupuncture clinic that has been in business for nearly 20 years. The clinic staff has decades of combined practice experience. The clinic specializes in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Interstitial Cystitis Treatment, needle-free pediatric acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, and Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Treatment (NAET). The clinic also offers various specials for its patients.

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4.7
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4.6 / 5 (24)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Acuwang Wellness

Havertown, PA 19083
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Acuwang Wellness is a Havertown wellness clinic that is operated by licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of oriental medicine Cheng Wang. Cheng has over 20 years of education and experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine. His services include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na therapeutic massage, cupping, Gua Sha, infrared therapy, moxibustion, Tai Chi, and diet and nutrition services. Cheng’s practice specializes in pain management for a wide range of conditions.

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Ease Healing Studio

Philadelphia, PA 19102
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EASE Healing Studio is a Philadelphia wellness clinic with a staff of health practitioners providing treatments such as acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and herbs, and massage. The clinic staff offers five elements acupuncture, five phase acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and various styles of massage such as Thai Massage, therapeutic massage, sports massage, prenatal massage, deep tissue massage, and Swedish massage.

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5.0 / 5 (5)
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4.7 / 5 (3)

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Empirical Point Acupuncture

40 W Evergreen Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Empirical Point Acupuncture provides acupuncture and classical Chinese medical treatments in an ADA-accessible office located in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Sharon Sherman, the practice's founder, has been licensed to treat patients using acupuncture and Oriental medicine since 2001. The practitioners at Empirical Point take a holistic approach to caring for their patients by combining the theories, data, and science from Chinese medicine with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicinal methods. Empirical Point specializes in chronic pain management by using a multi-faceted approach.

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5.0 / 5 (44)
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4.6 / 5 (24)
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5.0 / 5 (21)
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Fabriq Spa

Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Fabriq Spa is a Philadelphia acupuncture clinic that was founded in 2013. The clinic staff is highly experienced and includes licensed acupuncturists and licensed massage therapists. The clinic offers various acupuncture services such as facial acupuncture and smoking cessation acupuncture. Fabriq Spa also provides various specials and discounts for treatments to its clients.

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4.9 / 5 (58)
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5.0 / 5 (46)
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4.9 / 5 (27)

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Healing Arts Community Acupuncture

Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Healing Arts Community Acupuncture is a Philadelphia wellness clinic that was founded by owner Steven Mavros. Steven has nearly 15 years of acupuncture experience and specializes in treatments for stress, anxiety, migraines, and chronic pain. The clinic has two additional licensed acupuncturists on staff who specialize in treatments for stress, chronic emotional issues, nutrition, women’s health, acute pain, and anxiety.

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5.0 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Mellow Massage & Yoga

Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Mellow Massage & Yoga is a Philadelphia wellness clinic that was founded in 2005. The clinic offers a wide range of therapeutic massage, yoga, and acupuncture services seven days a week. Mellow Massage & Yoga provides services including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, Shiatsu massage, Thai massage, and detoxification massage, as well as acupuncture and daily yoga classes and workshops.

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4.4 / 5 (26)

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Oxford Rehabilitation Center

Philadelphia, PA 19149
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Oxford Rehabilitation Center is a Philadelphia clinic that offers a wide range of rehabilitation services for managing pain and discomfort when recovering from an accident or injury. The clinic staff offer various types of acupuncture and physical therapy treatments. Oxford Rehabilitation Center’s services combine exercises, stretches, natural movements, and chiropractic care, as well as aquatic therapy and other types of therapeutic treatments.

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Philadelphia Holistic Clinic

2200 Michener Street, Philadelphia, PA 19115
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Philadelphia Holistic Clinic – the home for Holistic Medicine in Philadelphia situated at the center of the North East area of the City of Brotherly Love. The clinic quickly became the leading Acupuncture, homeopathy, and hypnotherapy center in the metro area. Dr. Tsan – Medical Director of the clinic has 40+ years of academic and practical experience in Internal Medicine (OB-GYN and Naturopathy). Victor Tsan, MD – an internationally recognized specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Classical Homeopathy, and Clinical Hypnotherapy graduated from the most famous medical schools in Europe, Asia, and the USA.

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5.0 / 5 (7)

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Philadelphia Mind-Body Acupuncture

Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Philadelphia Mind-Body Acupuncture is a Philadelphia acupuncture clinic that is operated by licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Aaron Cashman. Aaron holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is currently a doctoral candidate for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He offers various specials for full-time students and seniors on acupuncture services and acupuncture packages. Aaron’s services also include auricular acupuncture, cupping, and Gua Sha.

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5.0 / 5 (49)
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5.0 / 5 (20)
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Points of Return Acupuncture

Philadelphia, PA 19128
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Points of Return Acupuncture is a Philadelphia acupuncture clinic that is operated by licensed acupuncturist Rachel Kriger. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in acupuncture and offers acupuncture services for patients of all ages. She provides acupuncture treatment for children for the treatment of various conditions such as asthma and allergies, anxiety and depression, eczema and skin conditions, fever, and pain.

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5.0 / 5 (9)

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Renew Acupuncture

Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Renew Acupuncture is a Philadelphia acupuncture clinic that is operated by licensed acupuncturist Brittany Lombardo. Brittany offers a wide range of therapeutic services such as acupuncture, Gua Sha, Tui Na, cupping, moxibustion, trigger point dry needling therapy, electrical stimulation, auricular acupuncture, and Reiki. She also specializes in women’s health services such as facial rejuvenation, infertility treatment, and pregnancy issues. Her clinic also offers mobile in-home therapeutic services for patients.

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South Philadelphia Community Acupuncture

Philadelphia, PA 19147
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South Philadelphia Community Acupuncture is a Philadelphia acupuncture clinic that was founded in 2007. The clinic provides both private and group setting acupuncture sessions. The clinic staff offer a wide range of services such as acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Tui Na, Gua Sha, moxibustion, cupping, electrostimulation, herbal topicals, and lifestyle counseling. The staff specialize in gynecology, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum care, anxiety and depression treatment, and sports injury treatment.

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4.8 / 5 (38)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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The Present Sage Acupuncture

Narberth, PA 19072
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The Present Sage Acupuncture is a Narberth wellness clinic that is operated by licensed acupuncturist MaryFatimah Weening. MaryFatimah has nearly a decade of experience practicing acupuncture. She offers acupuncture services for treating a wide range of conditions such as chronic fatigue, headaches and migraines, digestive conditions, infertility, menopause, stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, smoking cessation, muscle pain, and various types of bodily pain.

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Village Wellness

Berwyn, PA 19312
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Village Wellness is a Berwyn wellness clinic that was founded by Lance Isakov and Damini Celebre. The clinic staff have decades of experience in acupuncture, yoga, holistic personal training, and therapeutic massage. Village Wellness offers a wide range of therapeutic services including acupuncture, community acupuncture, massage and bodywork, functional nutrition, personal training, and energy medicine. The clinic also provides numerous types of classes and workshops.

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5.0 / 5 (5)
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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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