Acupuncture or Medical Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment modality used to treat a wide variety of ailments such as pain, infertility, smoking cessation, and gastrointestinal disorders. Acupuncture therapy works with the body to promote recovery in a natural, safe way with no side effects.

The Process

Acupuncture therapy is safe and not painful. The needles used are sterile, single-use, and made of stainless steel. They are approximately as thin as a human hair and painless upon insertion. When inserted, the needles stimulate the energy pathways inside the body to begin the healing process. Research has shown that when stimulated, acupuncture needles also prompt the release of various chemicals (ex. serotonin) in the brain that produce a feeling of relaxation.

Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of disorders, such as:

  • Low backpain
  • Migraine
  • Infertility/impotence
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Addiction
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Hot Flashes/Menopause Symptoms
  • Hair loss
  • Joint pain
  • Weakened immunity
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer symptoms
  • And many more.

Insurance Coverage

Depending on your insurance benefits, acupuncture may be covered.  Currently, we are in network with the insurance companies listed below:


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medical Mutual of Ohio

OSU Insurance

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Workers Compensation 

Catherine Ho

Catherine Ho is a nationally accredited acupuncturist practicing with Lani J. Lee at the Acupuncture and NAET Clinic in Columbus, Ohio.

A graduate from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, she is certified to practice acupuncture, cupping, and bleeding in the state of Ohio. In addition, Catherine is also a NAET practitioner, Advanced Level 1, and also specializes in allergy elimination techniques.


Catherine’s Continuing Education

  • Basic NAET Certification Course – Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad D.C., L.Ac, R.N., Ph.D
  • Advanced NAET Certification Course, Level 1 – Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad D.C., L.Ac, R.N., Ph.D
  • Healing and the Mind – Dr. Zee Lo


Central Ohio Spine and Joint proudly serves acupuncture patients from Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna and Columbus.