Discover the power of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for natural healing, wellness and pain management.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one modality of treatment within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is increasingly used in the West to help manage problems as diverse as chronic pain (e.g., back and arthritis pain, migraines), stress, addictions (e.g., cigarettes and narcotics) as well as emotional problems (e.g., depression and anxiety.) 

While endorsed for centuries by a significant percentage of the world’s population, more recently acupuncture is beginning to find support both in basic science, and more importantly clinical outcomes research.  One major benefit of undergoing acupuncture at NAPM is that there is close collaboration between both Eastern and Western perspectives on your health issues.

Acupuncture FAQs

Will my insurance cover the cost?

Acupuncture is covered by most major commercial/private insurance carriers (including the VA). However, it is also available for a modest out-of-pocket charge.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is a drug-free and extremely safe therapy. A full health history is taken and an examination performed at initial visit. Afterwards, a plan made and carried out after the diagnosis is made.  An acupuncture session typically lasts 30-60 minutes and is carried out in a tranquil room with a heated table, using single-use/disposable needles that are far smaller than those used in Western medicine. These needles generally cause no pain, or at worst a sense of local aching (but more often numbness and heaviness.)

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Katrina White, DTCM /Acupuncture

(Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Dr. Katrina White (DTCM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.) is a National Board-Certified Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, but also brings a diverse and integrative perspective to her practice, with many years of clinical laboratory work preceding her graduate degree in TCM and Chinese herbology. Following a desire to offer some of the best in patient care, she has recently completed her doctoral degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. While her professional interest lies primarily in pain management, she offers treatment for a wide variety of health concerns.



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