Richard Abbott, OMD

Richard Abbott, OMD

Acupuncture  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Richard Abbott, OMD is an acupuncturist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from DTCM - International College of TCM in 2007 and specializes in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine.Read his story

4646 N Shallowford Rd

Atlanta, GA 30338

Contact Information

(770) 676-6000

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Richard Abbott's bio

This content was provided by Richard Abbott "Originally from Japan, Dr Abbott is a Georgia licensed Acupuncturist certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the East-West College of Natural Medicine, Sarasota, Florida and his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) from the International College of TCM, Vancouver, British Columbia. He has over 15 years of clinical acupuncture experience and 32 years of independent research into the true cause of human illness and disease (imbalances). While there are many styles of acupuncture, most are minimally effective overall and require many sessions to achieve high patient satisfaction. Dr Abbott has further developed Dr Tan's Balance Method into a unique style that regularly achieves ninety-five percent "good" to "superior" results on the first visit. Very few practitioners have mastered this art to this level. So by using this blend of esoteric acupuncture and medical qigong, Dr Abbott treats virtually any problem holistically (physically, mentally, and energetically) for exceptional and longer lasting results. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Richard Abbott "In my opinion, ninety percent of disorders can be caused by stress (fear, worry, frustration, anger, etc.) but most integrative practitioners believe its caused by diet and lack of supplements and exercise.  Approaching the problem from the physical aspect can help some but unless the negative energy patterns are harmonized and/or removed, through education and energetic acupuncture and/or medical qigong, the results will be inferior. The energy, mind and body are interconnected and operate as one system. When you affect the energy it affects the mind which then affects the flow of the body then you see amazing results.    "

2  Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Richard Abbott does not have any board certifications listed.

20  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Diet Counseling
  • Nutritional Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Excelsior College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • DTCM - International College of TCM
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • MSOM - East West College of Natural Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • East-West College of Natural Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Richard Abbott's Reviews

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30 total reviews (2 have comments)

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    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I came to Dr Abbott for neck and shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, fatigue and infertility. After two acupuncture treatments and following his recommend diet, I am pregnant. My neck and shoulders no longer bother me. My energy level is significantly better. My feet do not bother me. I highly...more
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I brought my wife with stage 4 cancer to Dr Abbott for acupuncture pain relief. The medications helped some but she needed more relief and wanted a more natural solution. After several treatments, there was a significant reduction in pain and other symptoms. She is grateful for finding a more...more
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