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360 Jasmine Acupuncture

3305 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78731
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360 Jasmine Acupuncture & Wellness Center has been one of Austin’s top natural & holistic health clinics for more than 8 years. Dr. Jasmine Mansell is a certified Ph.D. Diplomat of Acupuncture and a certified Herbologist and Functional Medicine practitioner. We specialize in chronic pain management, anxiety and stress, headaches and migraines, muscle strains & sports injuries, allergies, skin, digestive respiratory issues, COVID immune system enhancements & detoxification, high blood pressure & diabetes, fertility issues,, and chiro-physical therapy.

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5.0 / 5 (18)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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512 Wellness

Austin, TX 78701
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512 Wellness is an Austin acupuncture clinic that combines herbal medicine and acupuncture to balance the body. The clinic's other services include massage, nutritional counseling, meditation, moxibustion, and exercise counseling. The practice specializes in women's health and sports medicine and can provide support for patients being treated for cancer. The founder of the clinic has practiced Chinese medicine for more than 10 years.

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Acupuncture Plus

Austin, TX 78759
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Acupuncture Plus treats allergies, back pain, fertility issues, headaches, and sleep issues for patients in Austin. The clinic's doctors have more than 50 years of combined experience in Chinese medicine. Patients have praised Acupuncture Plus for its warm, inviting staff and calm, reassuring doctors.

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5.0 / 5 (63)
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4.8 / 5 (18)

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Acupuncture Together of Austin

Austin, TX 78757
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Acupuncture Together of Austin uses acupuncture to treat allergies, skin problems, asthma, high blood pressure, headaches and migraines, digestive disorders, chronic pain, anxiety and stress, weakened immunity, and other health conditions. Patients have praised Acupuncture Together of Austin for its caring doctor and relaxing office with recliners, zen music, and blankets.

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Austin Acupuncture Clinic

Austin, TX 78704
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Austin Acupuncture Clinic has been treating Austin patients for more than 35 years. The clinic treats allergies, arthritis, asthma, back and neck pain, fatigue, depression, diabetes, headaches, and other medical issues with acupuncture and herbal remedies. The clinic's physicians are both certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and aim to give their patients a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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Blue Heron Center

Lakeway, TX 78734
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Blue Heron Center practices acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs and nutrition. The Austin clinic also has yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong classes. Blue Heron Center uses acupuncture to treat conditions including the cold and flu, gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms, fibroids, diabetes, and other conditions. Dr. Hubatch has practiced Chinese medicine for more than 25 years and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Oriental Medicine. Patients have praised Dr. Hubatch for her passionate, caring, and trustworthy care.

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Dr. John McMillian

Austin, TX 78759
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Dr. John McMillian practices acupuncture to treat respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, gynecological, and digestive conditions. The Austin acupuncture clinic also practices homeopathy, herbal medicine, Tui Na, Qigong, and nutritional counseling. Dr. John McMillian has been in the field for more than 30 years and is a Diplomat of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Patients have praised the doctor for his knowledge of Chinese medicine and quick-acting treatments.

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Dragon Blossom Acupuncture & Wellness

Austin, TX 78704
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Dragon Blossom Acupuncture & Wellness is an Austin clinic that treats conditions such as tension pain and headaches, allergies, palpitations, anxiety and stress, depression, and women's health issues. The clinic combines Eastern and Western medicine to counsel its patients and incorporates herbology, nutritional counseling, essential oils, and mindfulness practices into its treatments. Clients have praised the doctor for her intuition and care with her patients.

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Five Element Austin

Austin, TX 78756
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Five Element Austin uses acupuncture and herbs to treat its Austin patients. The clinic charges its services based on sliding scales to make acupuncture services accessible and affordable. The practice treats physical injuries, pain syndromes, digestive disorders, stress and anxiety, gynecological disorders, menopausal symptoms, addictions, dermatological disorders, and other health conditions. Patients have praised Five Element Austin for its doctor's comforting touch and care.

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Healing Way

Austin, TX 78704
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Healing Way is an Austin acupuncture clinic that also practices herbology, essential oil therapy, Tuina, cupping, and Guasha. The practice treats allergies, pain, emotional wellness, cardiac conditions, addictions, headaches, digestive disorders, female reproductive issues, common colds, and other conditions. The doctor has more than 10 years of experience in Chinese medicine, and patients have praised him for his kind persona and talent in acupuncture.

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Honeysuckle Chinese Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic

Austin, TX 78757
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Honeysuckle Chinese Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic provides acupuncture, herbal consultations, cupping, moxibustion, Tui Na, ear acupuncture, Korean hand therapy, scalp massage, and nutrition therapy. The Austin clinic treats respiratory, circulatory, gastrointestinal, neurological, musculoskeletal, emotional, and urogenital medical conditions. Dr. Liu has certifications as a Diplomate of Acupuncture, Diplomate of Chinese Herbology, and Occupational Acupuncture. Patients have praised the doctor for his thoughtful and intelligent care.

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Merritt Wellness Center

Austin, TX 78731
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Merritt Wellness Center is an Austin acupuncture clinic that cares for kids and adults. The practice's services include functional medicine, testing services, Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, fertility acupuncture, nutritional supplements, pediatrics, stress management, and long-distance consults. The clinic's practitioners have more than 40 years of combined experience. Patients have praised Merritt Wellness Center for its fast-acting treatments and caring doctors.

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Morning Sun Acupuncture

Austin, TX 78756
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Morning Sun Acupuncture has been serving the Austin area for more than 10 years. The clinic uses acupuncture, Qi Gong, and Chinese herbs and medicines to treat its patients. The doctor is a licensed acupuncturist certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Morning Sun Acupuncture sells a product called Sweet Change, an herbal formula that reduces sugar cravings.

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Sage Acupuncture

3921 Stck Ave A100, Austin, TX 78759
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Established in 2003, Sage Acupuncture offers its services to clients in the Austin, Texas, area. It specializes in reproductive acupuncture and offers treatments that are designed to enhance fertility and support overall health. The clinic's treatment programs are natural, holistic, and non-invasive and its practitioners aim to treat the root cause of health concerns. The team at Sage Acupuncture is trained to use an integrative approach that includes personalized, compassionate care.

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South Austin Community Acupuncture

Austin, TX 78704
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South Austin Community Acupuncture has been serving Austin since 2006. The practice also uses herbal medicine to treat its patients and stocks a wide range of Chinese herbal products in its clinic. The acupuncturists are licensed by the State Medical Board to practice acupuncture in Texas. Patients have praised the clinic for its knowledgeable practitioners and calming office space.

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5.0 / 5 (84)
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Whole Health Acupuncture

Austin, TX 78744
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Whole Health Acupuncture treats pain syndromes, muscle strain, respiratory issues, mental health, chronic health, neurological disorders, men's health, and reproductive issues. The Austin acupuncture clinic also practices Chinese herbology, cupping, electroacupuncture, Gua Sha, moxibustion, Reiki, essential oil care, and tongue and pulse diagnosis. The doctor is an NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. Patients have praised Whole Health Acupuncture for its friendly, personable staff and caring doctors.

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Windhorse Medicine

Austin, TX 78702
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Windhorse Medicine specializes in acupuncture treatments of depression, anxiety, addictions, and sexual abuse trauma. The Austin clinic also provides Chinese herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and the Hakomi method. Patients have praised Windhorse Medicine for its caring, compassionate, and talented doctor and the clinic's calming atmosphere.

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Wu Chiropractic Acupuncture

Austin, TX 78759
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Wu Chiropractic Acupuncture in Austin utilizes Chinese acupuncture to restore the body's balance. The clinic also uses chiropractic care and essential oils to treat patients' issues such as headaches, muscular problems, lower back pain, stomach issues, asthma, bronchitis, and abnormal blood pressure. Wu Chiropractic Acupuncture uses different forms of acupuncture including non-piercing needles, electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and moxibustion.

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5.0 / 5 (12)
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Zygmont Chiropractic Center

Austin, TX 78704
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Zygmont Chiropractic Center has been serving the Austin area since 1993. The clinic uses acupuncture, neuro-muscular therapy, and chiropractic care to treat its patients. Its additional services include the Graston technique, yoga therapy, cupping, and functional dry needling. The practice won the 2015 Patients' Choice Award for Austin Chiropractors from Opencare. Dr. Zygmont has practiced chiropractic care for more than 30 years. Patients have praised Zygmont Chiropractic Center for its personable staff, relaxing atmosphere, and effective treatments.

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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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