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:

Kyle Peterson, L.Ac., C.S.C.SKyle was born and raised in central Ohio. He excels in athletics and academics and has an appreciation for both. He has received the highest academic and athletic honors at the state and local level. He played varsity basketball at Wittenberg University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology. Following his undergraduate work,  Kyle became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist while working on his Master’s in Acupuncture at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. He developed his dedication to healing though his experiential learning that included missions and training in Africa and China.  His passion for Eastern Medicine and personal healing motivates him to remain active in ongoing education and evaluation of latest training techniques.

His diverse education and experience provides an enhanced, integrative approach to assessment and understanding of injuries, healing and  body movement. He provides holistic, individualized care that extends beyond a treatment session. Kyle’s receives his inspiration from those he helps. He takes personal pride in assisting an individual’s current needs, personal healing and supporting common-sense lifestyle enhancements for ongoing wellness.

Kyle currently resides in New Albany, Ohio. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, and doing anything that keeps him active.

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