Acupuncture Specialists

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More about Acupuncture

Most patients experience a deep level of relaxation during an acupuncture session that is hard to find anywhere else.

Once the acupuncture needles are inserted in body the rest and repair part of the nervous system kicks in to provide a much needed sense of peace.

Acupuncture and Healing Arts uses disposable needles that are used once and then placed in a sharps container.

We are often asked if acupuncture hurts. Acupuncture at most feels like a mosquito bite and is nothing compared to the shots one might receive at the doctor’s office.

Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving penetration of the skin with needles to stimulate certain points on the body.  In its classical form it is a characteristic component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It has been categorized as a complementary health approach. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. Scientific investigation has not found any histological or physiological correlates for traditional Chinese concepts such as qi, meridians, and acupuncture points, and some contemporary practitioners use acupuncture without following the traditional Chinese approach.

Acupuncture’s use for certain conditions has been endorsed by the United States National Institutes of Health, the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the World Health Organization, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Some scientists have criticized these endorsements as being unduly credulous and not including objections to or criticisms of the research used to support acupuncture’s effectiveness. There is general agreement that acupuncture is relatively safe when administered by qualified practitioners using sterile needles and carries a very low risk of serious adverse effects.

Acupuncture Specialists Treatment and Prices

AcupunctureFirst Session2 hours$140
AcupunctureFollow Up1 hour$75
AcupuncturePediatric New1 hour$50
AcupuncturePediatric Follow Up30 min$40
AcupunctureToddlers & Babies30 min$15


Meet our Licensed Acupuncture Specialists

Chuck Sullivan, MAOM, LAc


Chuck Sullivan, L.Ac. has been in private practice since 2003.  His practice focuses on treating neck and back pain as well as headaches.  He went to acupuncture school after completing a tour with the United State Air Force. While in the USAF Chuck Sullivan started receiving acupuncture treatment for a condition that he could not get any relief from on the base.  After receiving a session in 1998 his wife encouraged him to go to back to school to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine.  His first school was the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Due to family issues he moved back to California to finish at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. Upon graduation in 2003 he moved to Springfield, Missouri to start his practice.  In the summer of 2005 he moved to Memphis and took a position at Acupuncture and Healing Arts Medical Group.  As of July 2013 Chuck Sullivan bought the practice and proudly serves the Memphis community.

Marlene Bair, MAOM, LAc


Marlene holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin, one of the top accredited schools in the nation. It was here that she completed a 4-year program that included studies in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine and Western medicine diagnosis and pathology. She holds an additional Masters degree from The American Holistic College of Nutrition as well as a practicing Level 3 Reiki Master and Certified Life Coach.Well known for her gentle compassion and no-nonsense solutions, Marlene has been working with individuals to achieve optimal health for over a decade.By using a combination of therapies including, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Life Coaching she will guide you making the changes necessary to create lasting positive results.

By creating balance in your body, your life changes direction.

Candace Billings, LAc


Candace, a Memphis native, returned home to continue her Oriental medicine and acupuncture practice after finishing four years of studying classical Chinese medicine in Portland, OR at the National College of Natural Medicine, graduating with high honors. Candace decided to pursue a career in Chinese medicine after experiencing life-changing shifts as a patient of this medicine and coming to realize that it combines two of her great loves: nature and human health. The connections between humans and the natural world has long been a fascination for Candace, and after finding Chinese medicine, she knew it was the perfect fit to bring together her interests for the purpose of serving others. She believes that we all possess within us the innate capacity for health and balance.

With the tools offered by Chinese medicine, Candace will work with you to address your concerns holistically, bringing your unique vitality alive on all levels- physical, emotional, and spiritual. While she is excited to offer medicine for the whole family and treats a wide variety of conditions, she has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, pre- and post-partum care, pediatrics, pain, digestive disorders, fatigue, and emotional health. Candace uses acupuncture, moxabustion, herbal therapy, cupping, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and various forms of body work such as tuina and sotai to treat her patients. She had the great fortune to complete a year-long mentorship under Dr. Robert Quinn in which she studied Japanese meridian therapy. This style of acupuncture is perfect for those with needle sensitivity or for children as one of its most outstanding attributes is its focus on gentle needling technique.

While she’s not treating her patients, you can find Candace spending time with family, tending her vegetable and flower garden, hiking, running or otherwise enjoying being outdoors, playing music, knitting, cooking and sharing meals with friends, or relaxing on the porch with a good cup of coffee! Candace is nationally board certified and licensed by the state of Tennessee, and she is excited to meet you and help you achieve your goals.     

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