Acupuncture is one of our areas of expertise, and it is one of the primary
treatment techniques that we use at the Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness
Center. We provide a professional, and clean environment, and we only use
disposable, sterile needles. These needles are not much thicker than a human
hair, and they are inserted into specific acupuncture points to treat and
prevent a variety of disorders. Please click on the black bars below to learn more.
The acupuncturists at the Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center are Licensed Acupuncturists by
the State of North Carolina. Each practitioner has completed over
3,000 hours of postgraduate training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine
and is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission in
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Furthermore, each acupuncturist has completed advanced post-graduate training in their speciality. You can rest assured knowing that
you are being cared for by a well-trained, highly-skilled professional when you
are treated at the Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center. For a more
detailed description of our practitioners, please see Our Providers.
In the United States, acupuncture is most commonly known for its ability to treat pain. As well, acupuncture is also very effective in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the ability of acupuncture to treat and prevent more than 43 common health disorders, including the following:
Arm and Shoulder Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Liver problems – Hepatitis
The following conditions are also commonly treated by acupuncture:
Your initial visit includes a comprehensive review of your medical history, a medical intake, patient education, and an acupuncture treatment. You may also receive an herbal formula and dietary recommendations. Please allow for a total of up to 90-120 minutes for an initial visit. Return visits include updates on progress, reevaluation, further education, herbal and dietary recommendations, and an acupuncture treatment. Please allow for a total of 40-60 minutes for a return visit.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
The Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center is focused on providing comfortable and effective acupuncture treatments. Our aim is to make your acupuncture treatment as painless as possible, while still achieving optimum results. Many patients report a small tingling or heavy sensation at the location of the needle insertion. This is traditionally viewed as the activation of the acupuncture point, and it is the desired result of needling in order to obtain an effective treatment. Overall, a large majority of patients find acupuncture treatments to be quite comfortable and very relaxing.
Our practitioners will take you step-by-step through the entire process. Please remember that we are here to serve you and that you are ultimately the one in control. If something is painful or makes you feel uneasy, please tell your practitioner. They will do whatever they can to make sure that you have a pleasant experience at the Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center.