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.
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.
By creating balance in your body, your life changes direction.
- Initial 2-hour Acupuncture session
Follow Up Sessions
- One-hour follow up Acupuncture
Pediatric Acupuncture Pricing
- Initial 1-hour Session
- 30-minute Pediatric Acupuncture
Toddlers and Babies
- 30-minute Acupuncture Session
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.