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Acupuncture Seattle WA

Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. An acupuncturist practitioner is a healthcare professional who is qualified or professionally engaged in the practice of acupuncture. Here you will find acupuncture information as well as acupuncturist locations and providers.

Ming Xiao DC Inc
(206) 552-7950
659 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Seattle Chiropractic Health Center
(206) 552-7948
2004 Fairview Ave
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Seattle Chiropractic & Massage Center
(206) 577-2081
3611 Woodland Park Ave N # 1
Seattle, WA
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Hanson Chiropractic
(206) 420-0086
11300 Roosevelt Way NE Ste 201
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Lake Washington Chiropractic
(425) 242-7908
9716 Northeast Juanita Dr.
Kirkland, WA
Promotion
Call today to schedule a consultation.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic
(206) 651-5906
509 Olive Way
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Jack Handlin L.Ac., Dipl OM
(425) 732-3201
410 Bellevue Way SE
Bellevue, WA
Business
Tree of Life Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Med
Specialties
Acupuncture, Fertility, Gynecology, Pregnancy, Prebirth and Painmanagement
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Premera Blue CrossPremera Blue CrossPremera Health PlusPremera LifewiseRegenceRegence Blue SheildRegence Blue Sheild BoeingRegence SelectionsCignaUnited Health CarePIP & PIFirst ChoiceOptum HealthAetnaAmerican Specialty Health
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes


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Active Wellness Chiropractic and Massage
(206) 259-7113
2223 N 56th St
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Healthsource of Kirkland
(425) 629-9597
13021 NE 85th St
Kirkland, WA
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Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Pinnacle Health Chiropractic
(425) 628-2379
11415 N.E. 128th St.
Kirkland, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery.

The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.

How widely is acupuncture used in the United States?

In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. The report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 stated that acupuncture is being "widely" practiced--by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners--for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions.

According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey--the largest and most comprehensive survey of use by American adults to date--an estimated 8.2 million U.S. adults had ever used acupuncture, and an estimated 2.1 million U.S. adults had used acupuncture in the previous year.

Acupuncture may reduce pain in  more than 50% of back pain patients and for 65-70% of headache sufferers, according to rehabilitation medicine specialists at the New York University Medical Center. It has also proven useful for arthritis patients.  Many specialists agree that patients report benefit when the needles are placed near where it hurts, not at the body points indicated on traditional Chinese acupuncture charts.  The case for acupuncture has been made by investigators who argue that local needling of the skin excites endorphin systems of pain control.

A 2003 Marketdata study on pain management programs found that 2% of pain practitioners used acupuncture as a treatment method  in 2003.

Key Points

  • Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world.

     

  • It is important to inform all of your health care providers about any treatment that you are using or considering, including acupuncture. Ask about the treatment procedures that will be used and their likelihood of success for your condition or disease.

     

  • Be an informed consumer and find out what scientific studies have been done on the effectiveness of acupuncture for your health condition.

     

  • If yo...

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