Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles by a Western trained physician.

It is an adaptation of Chinese Acupuncture using knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and the principles of evidence-based medicine. Based on current evidence from clinical trials we offer it mainly for the following conditions:

  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic low back pain or neck pain nonresponsive to conventional treatments
  • Pain from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip (adjunctive therapy)
  • Post-operative & chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
  • Nausea of pregnancy
  • Post-op dental pain
  • Temporomandibular disorders


Most health insurance plans have started to cover acupuncture treatments. Contact your insurance company to determine eligibility and coverage. Our office will be happy to assist you if you have any acupuncture insurance questions.

Contact Us

Advanced Rheumatology & Arthritis Wellness Center has teamed up with the Medical Acupuncture Clinic of Pittsburgh to help you on your journey to health and healing. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 724-991-2366 or visit