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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.


Researchers in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Health are committed to developing evidence-based treatments that can be combined with conventional medicine. Among other things, they have studied the use of acupuncture for:

  • Noncyclical breast pain
  • Hot flashes
  • Low-back pain and sciatica
  • Prevention of nausea in people having cardiac surgery


See a list of publications about acupuncture by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Acupuncture care at Mayo Clinic

April 30, 2022
  1. AskMayoExpert. Acupuncture. Mayo Clinic; 2021.
  2. Ahn AC. Acupuncture. Accessed Jan. 28, 2022.
  3. Beate W, et al. Acupuncture in persons with an increased stress level: Results from a randomized controlled pilot trial. PLoS One. 2020; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0236004.
  4. Walker J, et al. Acupuncture: Evidence-based treatment in the rehabilitation setting. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2020; doi:10.1016/j.pmr.2020.07.005.
  5. Acupuncture: In Depth. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Accessed Jan. 28, 2022.
  6. Jensen NA. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic. Sept. 30, 2021.
  7. Chon TY (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. Feb. 7, 2022.