Our patients frequently ask for referrals to other acupuncturists for friends and family that live in other areas of the country. We are also frequently asked for referrals for massage therapists, other natural healers and yoga classes. These are a few of our colleagues that we recommend: 

Practitioners using the Iwashina Contact (aka, Dr. Bear Method) needling method:

Masako Wada, L.Ac. at My Path To Wellness Clinic in Austin, Texas

Lori Zarr, L.Ac. at Traditional Health Arts in Petaluma, California

Salvador Cefalu, L.Ac. at A Center for Natural Healing in Santa Clara, California

Johannes Kazuo (“Kaz”) Wegmuller, L.Ac., practicing in Santa Cruz, California has a very nice blog about his experience as a “Dr. Bear” practitioner:
Doing Acupuncture

Other Acupuncturists:


Dr. John Nieters, Alameda Acupuncture, Alameda, CA 

Karman Gossett Acupuncture, Nashville, TN


Massage Therapists

Peachtree City Therapeutic Massage

Natural Healers

Denise Davis, Sole Therapy  Reflexology, Energy Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Reiki, Plant Based Cooking

Yoga Classes

Journey Through Movement, Peachtree City, GA 

Tyrone Recreation Center, Tyrone, GA 


Other Resources:

Body, Mind, and Spirit Directory - A good resource for finding alternative medicine practitioners

Chinese Medicine Times - An excellent reference and research tool for learning about Chinese Medicine:

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - A registry of all Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners who have passed the National Board Exams as well as information about the certification requirements for practitioners.  This site also contains more information about research. 


Research Links:

Here are a few links and reference resources for learning about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine:


PEDIATRICS Vol. 105 No. Supplement 3 April 1, 2000 pp. 941 -947  On Pins and Needles? Pediatric Pain Patients’ Experience with Acupuncture.

U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine: Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture on Blood Flow in Humans with Ultrasound Color Doppler Imaging.

National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine (NCCAM): Acupuncture: What You Need To Know