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Iris Wellness

6415 San Felipe St Suite C, Houston, TX 77057
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  • traditional chinese medicine
  • back pain
  • Women's Health
  • General Wellness
  • Eye&ENT
  • anti-aging
  • Digestional support
  • Psycho emotional balance
  • Pain
  • Fertility support
  • Migraines
  • Neuropathy
  • Energy&Immunity
  • Insomnia
  • Vaccine neurological&hormone disorder
  • Post Covid recovery
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine
  • Facial Acupuncture / Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • best acupuncture
  • Head,Throat&ENT
  • Allergies
  • headaches
  • Chronic stress

Business Description

Iris Wellness is an integrative health and Chinese acupuncture clinic offering a person-centered approach to its services in Houston. Its staff, led by Emily Wang, provides acupuncture services to help clients find relief from chronic pain, insomnia, stress, depression, and anxiety. Using Bio-well health reports and functional medicine research findings, the clinic creates treatment plans tailored for each client. Wang is certified in Chinese herbology and acupuncture by the NCCAOM and has been practicing in the field for over 15 years.

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ACU4U Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic

7515 S Main St STE 120, Houston, TX 77030
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ACU4U Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic is a practice in Houston, Texas, that provides the advantages of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in an upscale, soothing environment. Its process involves working with clients individually and utilizing techniques to restore the body to its full self-healing potential. Treatment is individualized, holistic, and focuses more on the patient than the disease. Types of treatments include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui-Na, cupping, and Gua Sha. The clinic accepts all major insurance providers.

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5.0 / 5 (18)
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5.0 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Acufunkture

Houston, TX 77027
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Acufunkture is an integrative medical clinic that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine to bring you to the root of your healing. Dr. Kathleen Funk is a 4th generation healer and intuitive that has administered over 20,000+ acupuncture treatments. The clinic offers care for burnout recovery, women’s health, and autoimmune support.

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Acupuncture & Holistic Care

2112 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
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Acupuncture & Holistic Care has been providing alternative healing methods in Houston since 2001. Linda Peng, the center's medical doctor, can conduct traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) sessions, such as acupuncture. Her acupuncture service can treat health conditions such as mood disorders, sciatica, arthritis, and sports injuries. Her acupuncture service can also induce facelift, provide instant pain relief, and improve the immune system. Besides acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, Linda also offers parafango body wrap, cupping, and massage therapy sessions. Specializes in treating pain, infertility, menopause symptoms and digestive diseases.

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4.0 / 5 (7)

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Champions Acupuncture

Houston, TX 77069
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Champions Acupuncture has two Houston locations, one in the Memorial area and one in the Northwest area. The clinic offers acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medical services, including herbal medicine, food therapy, and acupressure. Licensed acupuncturist Taili Chou specializes in treating pain, infertility, menopause symptoms, and allergies. Previous patients praise Chou's high level of medical knowledge as well as her kindness toward her patients.

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5.0 / 5 (27)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Cypress Area Acupuncture

Houston, TX 77070
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Cypress Area Acupuncture is a Chinese traditional medicine clinic serving patients in the northwest Houston area. The clinic was founded by licensed acupuncturist JoNell Norcini, who graduated as the valedictorian of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston. Available medicinal treatments include acupuncture, Chinese herbology, cupping, tui na, moxibustion, and qigong. Cosmetic acupuncture services are also available and come with a free 30-minute initial consultation.

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5.0 / 5 (89)
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5.0 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Eastern Harmony Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Houston, TX 77006
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Eastern Harmony Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic is based in Houston and serves the city and the surrounding areas. The clinic's practitioners specialize in treating women's health and fertility issues, including endometriosis, menopause symptoms, and PMS, using traditional Chinese medicinal techniques like acupuncture and herbal medicine. Initial consultations are free for prospective patients.

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5.0 / 5 (23)
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4.5 / 5 (4)

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Element 5, Acupuncture + Wellness

Houston, TX 77005
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Element 5 OM is a boutique acupuncture and Chinese medical clinic located in the Rice Village neighborhood of Houston. Owner and licensed acupuncturist Sheri Davidson has a Master's of Acupuncture from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin and has studied at the Cheng Du University in China. In addition to acupuncture, Davidson offers Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, shiatsu, and health coaching services.

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Evergreen Natural Healing Acupuncture and Herbs

Houston, TX 77082
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Evergreen Natural Healing Acupuncture and Herbs is a holistic health clinic in Houston that treats patients from the city and the surrounding area. Licensed acupuncturist Dong Cao received his Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston. He specializes in treating a variety of ailments, including pain, women's health issues, stress, and stroke recovery.

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5.0 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Han Acupuncture

Bellaire, TX 77401
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Han Acupuncture is located on Loop 610 and Fournace in Bellaire and provides acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicinal services in the Houston area. The clinic won Best of Bellaire awards from the U.S. Commerce Association in 2012 and 2013. Available treatments include electrical stimulation, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncturist John Y. Shay is fluent in English and Chinese.

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Healing Acupoints

Sugar Land, TX 77478
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Healing Acupoints is based in Sugar Land and cares for patients throughout the Houston area. The clinic is run by licensed acupuncturist and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine Seema Sharma, who trained as a physician in India and graduated from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston. The clinic offers a full slate of services, including acupuncture, herbology, nutritional counseling, and facial rejuvenation.

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Healing Rock Acupuncture

5909 W Loop S Fwy #350, Bellaire, TX 77401
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Healing Rock Acupuncture is located in Bellaire and offers Chinese medical services to patients in the Houston area. Licensed acupuncturist Kiat Chong has a Master’s of Oriental Medicine from The American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Houston and offers herbal medicine and cupping services along with acupuncture. Patients praise Chong's friendliness and professional skill.

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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Lotus Hands Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Houston, TX 77070
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Lotus Hands Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is a holistic medical clinic located in Houston and run by two Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Anthony Nguyen and Kathrine Nguyen. They offer a variety of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other services, including cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha. Kathrine Nguyen also offers classes in Integral Taichi and Medical Qi-Gong for practitioners.

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Oriental Art of Healing acupuncture, herb & Qigong clinic

3400 Bissonnet St Ste 260, Houston, TX 77005
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Business Description

Based in Houston, the Oriental Art of Healing Acupuncture, Herb & Qigong Clinic has more than 34 years of experience offering alternative Chinese medicine and acupuncture services. The staff treats a variety of different conditions, including infertility, headache, migraine, PMS, neck pain, and back pain. It also treats women's health issues, stress, anxiety, insomnia, allergies, and asthma. Its scope of practice includes acupuncture, moxibustion, acupressure, cupping, medical Qigong, and Chinese herbal medicine.

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4.3 / 5 (4)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Peking (Beijing) Acupuncture Clinic

Houston, TX 77096
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Peking (Beijing) Acupuncture Clinic is based in Houston and specializes in providing acupuncture services in the area. The clinic uses only disposable needles and offers several acupuncture packages tailored to different health issues, including a weight loss package and a "Quit Smoking" package that includes unlimited follow-up visits over the course of a month.

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4.9 / 5 (93)
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5.0 / 5 (32)

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TCM Nature Health Center

Houston, TX 77058
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TCM Nature Health Center is the clinic of Dr. Liwei Qian, who treats patients from all over the Houston area. Dr. Qian participated in an eight-year traditional Chinese and Western medicine program at Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and currently serves as a specialist in Chinese medicine and acupuncture at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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The Acupuncture Herbal XIA Clinic

Houston, TX 77002
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The Acupuncture Herbal XIA Clinic is based in Houston and run by acupuncturist Chen Xia, the only licensed acupuncturist in the Houston area with an MD and a Ph.D. Xia offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Qi energy treatments to heal a variety of ailments, including pain, neurological disorders, men's health issues, autoimmune disorders, digestive issues, and more.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Yin & Yang Healthcare LLC

Friendswood, TX 77546
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Yin & Yang Healthcare LLC is the clinic of Dr. Hui Ouyang, otherwise known as "Dr. O." The clinic is located across the street from Friendswood City Hall and treats patients from throughout the Houston area. Dr. Ouyang comes from a longstanding Chinese medical family and earned an M.D. in acupuncture and traditional medicine in China. Chiropractic services are also available at the clinic.

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Zhang's Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic

Houston, TX 77057
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Zhang's Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic treats patients at two locations in Houston and Sugar Land. Founder Yaping Zhang is the director of the doctoral program at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Houston. She worked as a gynecologist in China and offers herbal medicine, cupping, tui na, acupressure, and other services in addition to acupuncture.

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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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