There are various styles of acupuncture that may be used in treatment or an integration of styles may be used to achieve the best results.

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture

The five elements are at the root of all acupuncture theory. The five elements in nature: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal are also represented within each of us as a microcosm of the universe. When these elements are in harmony, there is health and our true potentials can be obtained. We can have balance of body, mind, and spirit. Through Classical Five-Element Acupuncture the root issues of disharmony are addressed, healing at its deepest nature.

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM

One of the most widely practiced form of acupuncture and herbal medicine, and in which the plurality of practitioners are trained. According to TCM the body is filled with channels or lines of energy that innervates all parts of the body. The channels foster points that allow access to the manipulation of this energy to remove blockages and imbalances to the body’s energetic flow, effecting the various parts and organs of the body. Removing these blockages and correcting imbalances allows the smooth flow of blood and energy, stimulating the body to heal itself. These acupuncture points are stimulated using fine sterilized stainless steel disposable needles.

Dr. Tan’s Balance Method

This method of acupuncture is one of the most clinically effective treatments for the immediate relief of pain. Points often located on the opposite side and opposite limb are stimulated in order to balance channels associated with the areas of disease. This technique avoids aggravation of the local site of disease or pain, and is a clinically effective method for the treatment of many types of pain, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, sciatica, migraine headache, fibromyalgia, and etc.

NADA 5-Needle Protocol

Used in a community acupuncture setting, points on the outer ear are stimulated in order to affect the body and mind. The ear can be used to represent the entire body as demonstrated in reflexology. The ear is highly dense in nerves and by stimulating these precise points certain areas of the brain are regulated. The NADA 5-needle protocol for auricular acupuncture is widely used for reducing stress, calming the mind, improving sleep, promoting inner quiet and strength, smoke cessation, and coping with emotional trauma.

Traditional Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

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Private Acupuncture Sessions for Corrective Health Care

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most widely practiced forms of medical treatment in the world. Known primarily in the West as a safe and effective method for the treatment of pain, acupuncture’s applications are much broader and can be successfully used to help alleviate disorders of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, reproductive, endocrine, nervous system or autonomic systems, as well as treat musculoskeletal and psycho-emotional conditions. Acupuncture is concerned with the whole person and its beneficial effects are felt on all levels of the body.

Initial evaluation/ 1st Acupuncture session



90 Minutes

Follow-up sessions



60 Minutes

Community Acupuncture

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Group Acupuncture Sessions for Preventative Health Care & Maintaining Wellness

Affordable and effective acupuncture sessions provided in a group setting. Each patient will receive the same pre-selected treatment using either the NADA 5-needle protocol, Global Balance protocols, or other basic point combinations for general wellness, energy, mood, and stress relief. Each treatment protocol will focus on different areas of the body, mind, and emotional aspect of the whole person.

*Please wear loose fitting clothes that can be rolled up past the knees and elbows, as most points will be on the lower legs and arms.

Class size limit: 8

Class Schedule:

Each session



30 Minutes

Package of 10 sessions



Expires 10 weeks after purchase date

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Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.

Norman Vincent Peale

19415 Deerfield Ave.
Suite 201
Lansdowne, VA 20176


Monday to Friday  9am – 5pm

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Doctors of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with advanced training in various styles of acupuncture