Learn more about Acupuncturists

An acupuncturist is a healthcare provider who specializes in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves needle therapy—inserting very thin needles into the skin to promote alternative pain relief, healing and wellness. Acupuncture, or skin needling, can improve a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including pain and psychological disorders, as well as maintain health and improve energy levels.

An acupuncturist typically: 

  • Reviews and evaluates a patient’s health history and current conditions and symptoms
  • Explains acupuncture treatments and other complementary treatments including acupressure and herbal supplements
  • Determines where to insert the acupuncture needles
  • Provides acupuncture and related therapies

There are 315 specialists practicing Acupuncture in Virginia with an overall average rating of 4.8 stars. There are 10 hospitals in Virginia with affiliated Acupuncture specialists, including Inova Fairfax Hospital, Reston Hospital Center and Virginia Hospital Center.