Acupuncture Practitioners and Acupuncturists in the U.S.

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Acupuncture is an ancient healing regimen in some countries, only relatively recently discovered by us Westerners. The practice of this ancient medicine has changed over time – laws surrounding its course have changed, and the procedure itself has evolved. Patients and consumers benefit from knowing how acupuncture can help them, and guidelines surrounding the practice help to safeguard everyone. At the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we enjoy helping patients understand how acupuncture can benefit them. As a fully licensed North Carolina acupuncturist, Dr. Oskardmay can safely and effectively provide acupuncture services independently or in addition to chiropractic care for patients desiring both.

According to the NCBI, acupuncture started in China about 5000 years ago. The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, dating back to 100 BCE, describes acupuncture as an organized system of diagnosis and treatment relying on knowledge of qi flow along channels of energy flow in the body. Over time, the discovery of acupuncture points along channels helped to standardize treatments and regimens. Modern-day acupuncturists continue to use acupuncture channels and point to this day because the acupuncture system is logical and works.

Nonetheless, the practice of needle therapy in China was always limited; with warnings that it was dangerous, hardly any of China’s 400 Emperors received the treatment, and, in 1822, the Imperial Medical Academy abolished acupuncture and moxibustion. In 1954, the development of ‘Traditional’ Acupuncture brought a new, very different form of acupuncture to China.

While still reliant on the fundamental concepts of yin and yang energy flow in the body, modern-day TCM practitioners utilize health issues, anxiety, stress, digestive disturbances, and more. Acupuncturists use palpation and other diagnostic criteria before inserting tiny sterile needles to low to moderate depths to stimulate energy or Qi flow and get effective results more safely today. Japanese acupuncture emphasizes even more gentle needle stimulation, shorter depth of penetration, and smaller needles than Chinese acupuncture. Highly trained acupuncturists like Dr. Lisa Oskardmay can use tiny, fine needles inserted to small depths to get desired results without the risk of nerve or muscle damage.

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as beneficial for treating pain, headaches, stress, digestive disturbances, anxiety, PMS, insomnia, and more. Acupuncture treatment can be relaxing and meditative. When used with chiropractic care at our office, acupuncture following manual or activator adjusting joints and muscles is extremely helpful.

For safe and effective alternative medicine healthcare emphasizing acupuncture, call us today. 919 929-1400, visit us online at any time to learn more, or email us at

Helping to heal the Triangle naturally since 1995, the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay DC, LAc., a fully licensed North Carolina acupuncturist, are here for you.


Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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