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Best Acupuncturists in Memphis

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Memphis 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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Memphis, TN 38018

Why choose this provider?

Beijing Modern Acupuncture is an alternative medicine practice in Cordova, TN that specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and chronic illnesses through traditional Chinese medical treatments such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and Tui Na. Practitioner Dr. Ying Wang has over 30 years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapy, and herbology. Dr. Wang is national board certified and licensed to practice acupuncture by the Tennessee State License Board. Patients speak of improvements in skin tone and pain management, warm staff, cleanliness of the office, and improved overall health, and they also appreciate the excellent customer service.

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4.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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3.0 / 5 (1)

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2028 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017

Why choose this provider?

Jessica Puckett is an acupuncture clinic operated by its namesake founder, who is a licensed acupuncturist with over 12 years of experience offering a variety of treatments for various ailments. Her acupuncture services can be tailored to the unique needs of athletes, recovering orthopedic patients, and anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, or sickness. This clinic also serves people with cosmetic needs. Other kinds of treatments are available as well, such as herbal medicine and electrotherapy, along with dry needling.

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4.7
Google
4.5 / 5 (2)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Memphis, TN 38120

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Twin Reeds Acupuncture and Wellness is an alternative medicine practice in Memphis, TN that specializes in using Chinese medical treatments such as acupuncture and Tui massage to treat pain, musculo-skeletal issues, emotional issues, and internal medicine. Owner and practitioner Michael Falcone is a licensed acupuncturist with almost 10 years of experience using acupuncture and Chinese herbs as an integrative approach to treating medical symptoms and disorders in adults, children, and seniors. Falcone began his practice in Memphis as a sliding-scale clinic to make acupuncture more accessible to the community, and he holds degrees in traditional Oriental medicine and Oriental Body Therapy. He is also a nationally licensed diplomate of Oriental medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (11)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Cordova, TN 38018

Why choose this provider?

Xu Wellness Center is a Chinese medicine clinic and spa in Cordova, TN that specializes in combining treatments traditional medicine with alternative treatments such as medical acupuncture, Chinese medicinal herbs, women's health treatments, spinal traction therapy, Gua Sha, cupping, moxibustion, nutrition and health services, detoxing, massage therapy, and a variety of other alternative medicine and spa treatments. The center emphasizes whole body wellness, highly encouraging patients to regularly exercise and meditate, as well as offering healthy cooking classes in their instructional kitchen. Practitioner Mark Xu is an acupuncturist with over 25 years of experience in medical practice. Xu is also a licensed and board certified herbalist. The clinic strives to create a comfortable and relaxing environment so patients can maximize both physical and emotional health. The clinic offers free acupuncture consultations for anyone interested in becoming a patient.

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4.8
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (52)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (9)

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Memphis, TN 38115

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The Acupuncture & Acupressure Center of Memphis is an alternative medicine practice in Memphis, TN that specializes in acupuncture and acupressure treatments. Treatment includes a complete assessment to educate patients about the benefits of acupuncture, and the clinic strives to make their treatments affordable and accessible to those in their community. Dr. Barry D. Song is a licensed acupuncturist and certified as a diplomate in acupuncture through the National Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Customers speak of quick relief after treatments and great results. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday from 8:00AM-12:00PM.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Memphis, TN 38104

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Calming Influence Massage & Bodywork Salon is a massage salon and spa in Memphis, TN that specializes in aromatherapy, LaStone therapy, Reiki, steam canopy, Ashiatsu barefoot massage, and other spa services. Other services including prenatal massage and belly treatments, acupuncture by licensed acupuncturist Michael Falcone of Twin Reeds Acupuncture and Wellness, and chiropractic care. Customers speak of friendly staff, a relaxing environment, great service, and excellent massages. Many customers use Calming Influence as their primary choice for a massage and spa services. The salon and spa are highly rated.

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4.7
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (44)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (19)

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Memphis, TN 38119

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Acupuncture and Healing Arts Medical Group is an alternative medicine practice in Memphis, TN that specializes in acupuncture, herbs, massage therapy, and nutrition and health counseling to help patients balance their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. The skilled team of experts includes acupuncturists, psychologists, and massage therapists, and the clinic is owned and operated by acupuncturist Chuck Sullivan. The team has over 20 years of experience, and expertise in a variety of areas such as neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, holistic nutrition, aromatherapy, life coaching, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, fertility therapy, and manual lymph drainage.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

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Memphis, TN 38122

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Dr. Ly's Natural Health Institute is an alternative medicine practice in Memphis, TN that specializes in using acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to treat pain, obesity, hematological disorders, urogenital disorders, women’s health, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disorders, skin disorders, emotional disorders, addictions, gastrointestinal disorders, and other medical conditions. The practice is family owned and operated by professionals from a long lineage of Chinese medicine experts. Owner and founder Alexander Ly opened his first acupuncture clinic in 1982 and has over 40 years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Ly has taught other professionals worldwide on topics including herbal and nutraceutical medicine, pain management, weight management, and supportive cancer therapies. Other staff at the practice include licensed acupuncturist Catherine Ly, board certified urologist Dr. Helen Ly, and other expert alternative medicine professionals.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (61)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Memphis, TN 38119

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The Office of Dr. Judi Harrick, RN, LAc, PhD is an alternative medicine practice in Memphis TN that specializes in using acupuncture and Oriental medicine to treat pain, emotional disorders, menstrual irregularities, menopause, digestive disorders, respiratory and immune diseases, pregnancy symptoms, infertility, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and many other medical conditions. The practice also offers Qi gong and Tai Chi classes. Dr. Judi Harrick has over 21 years of experience as a critical care nurse and has studied traditional Chinese medicine since 1985. Dr. Harrick is a doctorate-level practitioner of acupuncture and is certified by the National Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Harrick has received numerous awards and acknowledgments including the 2003 Trailblazer Award for integrative medicine and being a finalist for the 2002 Memphis Business Journal Health Care Hero Award. She also founded the Integrative Task Force Committee of the TN Board of Medicine and the Tennessee Acupuncture Council.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (30)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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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.
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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.