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Best Acupuncturists in Bellevue

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Bellevue 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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Bellevue, WA 98005

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5.0 (13)

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Pins and Needles Acupuncture & Wellness specializes in East Asian Medicine for patients in the Bellevue Metro area. The clinic’s services include acupuncture, massage, and naturopathic medicine. The practitioners concentrate on sports-related injuries, shoulder pain, jaw pain, and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Licensed Acupuncturist Adrian Hillyer was featured in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s 2015 Top Doctors list. He is also a Certified Massage Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer.

Mercer Island, WA 98040

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5.0 (9)

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Able Acupuncture has practiced an integrated, holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2002 in Mercer Island. Founder Lee Huang is a Licensed Acupuncturist and was formerly an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon in China. Lee specializes in treating degenerative eye diseases and their underlying conditions. The clinic also offers treatment for muscular-skeletal disorders, addictions, emotional issues, gynecological, and many other body systems. In addition to acupuncture, the clinic has services in electro acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, and herbal supplements.

Bellevue, WA 98007

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Grace Acupuncture and Herbs specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Bellevue-area patients. The clinic treats conditions such as arthritis, allergies, anxiety, depression, gynecological issues, digestive problems, and insomnia. Practitioner Lisa Megumi Boyle is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. Her treatment services include acupuncture, herbal therapy, moxibustion, acupressure, cupping, electrical stimulation, Taichi exercises, and Chinese nutritional advice.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (3)

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Authentic Chinese Acupuncture treats patients in Bellevue and surrounding areas with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Founder Hongpin Ren has over 32 years of combined experience in acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and medical research, with specialties in pain relief, reproductive health, autoimmune diseases, cancer care, and more. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Washington State. The clinic provides free consultations and accepts health insurance, auto insurance, and worker’s compensation.

Bellevue, WA 98005

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4.7 (31)
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4.5 (13)
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5.0 (2)

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Integrated Oriental Medicine is an acupuncture office based in Bellevue and Seattle. The team has treated thousands of patients with integrative East Asian methods since 1985. The team accepts patients suffering from allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression, headache, shingles, infertility, and more. Dr. Beijing Men and Courtney Zeller are Licensed Acupuncturists and East Asian Medicine Practitioners in Washington State. Integrated Oriental Medicine is a preferred provider for all major insurance companies. Clients praise the team’s ability to relieve pain.

Bellevue, WA 98007

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5.0 (20)
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5.0 (18)

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Bellevue Acupuncture treats patients with acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, massage, and physical therapy services in Bellevue and surrounding areas. The clinic accepts a variety of insurances and offers convenient payment plans. Dr. Dan Tennenbaum has been licensed to practice acupuncture in Massachusetts, Florida, California, and Washington. Dr. Tennenbaum also teaches Chinese internal medicine and herbology for many colleges of Oriental Medicine. Clients praise Dr. Tennenbaum’s quick, effective treatments for a variety of disorders.

Bellevue, WA 98008

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5.0 (7)

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Yu’s Acupuncture & Herb Center is an acupuncture clinic serving clients in Bellevue and surrounding areas. The clinic specializes in treatment of pain, respiratory and digestive disorders, infertility, and neurological disorders. Additional special services include weight loss, relaxation, acupuncture facial rejuvenation, quitting addictions, and disease prevention. Dr. Yu is a Licensed Acupuncturist, East Asian Medicine Practitioner, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Clients highly recommend Dr. Yu’s knowledgeable, effective treatments and honest medical advice.

Bellevue, WA 98005

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4.7 (12)
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4.0 (6)

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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic provides customized treatments for patients in the greater Bellevue area. The clinic uses acupuncture, electrical micro-currents, magnetic devices, cupping, moxibustion, TDP lamp, acupressure, and dermal friction to create holistic healing. Dr. Michelle Wu is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medical Doctor. She has over 30 years of experience in her fields, having personally benefitted from acupuncture as a child. Clients praise Dr. Wu for her knowledgeable and healing treatments.

Bellevue, WA 98005

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5.0 (20)
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4.8 (18)

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Tree of Life Acupuncture Fertility provides consultations and services in reproductive health, pregnancy, and fertility for Bellevue-area patients. Dr. Jack Handlin is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. His research and practice has concentrated on both male and female infertility, gynecology, and women’s health. The clinic’s services include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet therapy, Chinese massage, acupressure, infrared therapy, cupping, and moxibustion.

Bellevue, WA 98008

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4.3 (6)

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Acupuncture & Chinese Herb Clinic serves patients in the Bellevue Metro area suffering from pain, various body system disorders, and chronic conditions. Dr. Amy Chen has practiced acupuncture for over 40 years. Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine have named Dr. Amy Chen for several years as a Top Doctor in Seattle. The clinic has partnered with Vaughn Wu, a graduate of Bastyr University with experience treating patients at Bastyr Clinic and Harborview Hospital.

Bellevue, WA 98005

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5.0 (4)

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Source Healing and Wellness Center is a Bellevue-based office specializing in pain relief, fertility, and pregnancy-related concerns. Along with acupuncture, the clinic also offers moxibustion, infrared therapy, acupressure, and cupping. Kaira Jorgensen studied Whole Foods Nutrition and Acupuncture at Bastyr University. She often teaches at Ostara Center for Well Being and Evergreen Hospital.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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5.0 (2)

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NW Alternative Healing Center applies acupuncture, Tuina-QiGong, and Chinese herbal medicine to treat patients in the Bellevue and Seattle Metro areas. Dr. Yixiong Wang is a Licensed Acupuncturist and has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, research, and teaching both Western and Chinese medicine. The clinic accepts payment from many major insurance companies.

Bellevue, WA 98007

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4.7 (3)
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3.0 (2)

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Bellevue Acupuncture Clinic has experience since 1993 providing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments for the Bellevue Metro area. The clinic’s services have since expanded to include naturopathic medicine, reflexology, and therapeutic massage. Patients come to the clinic for treatment of general pain relief, female disorders, insomnia, addictions, paralysis, arthritis, tendonitis, hypertension, and more. Founder Dr. Becky Su began practicing Western medicine in 1985 and has practiced acupuncture for the past 20 years.

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.