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Naturally Relieving Pain, Improving Health and Wellness Through Individualized Care.

Feel Better. Liver Better. Healthier, Together!

"Dr. Joe is phenomenal and is a master of his craft! He provides the best treatment plans, explains all of the benefits and what to expect, and is excellent with his "bedside manor" and keen attention to his patients! Highly recommended!!" Evan B.

Welcome to True Acupuncture and Wellness, where we're committed to enhancing your well-being through individualized holistic care. Our expertise spans a variety of health concerns, with an emphasis on alleviating chronic pain, combatting tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease, and offering relief for various allergies such as food, environmental, and Alpha-gal syndrome. Allow us to join you on your journey towards enhanced well-being.

What We Do

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of medicine that has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It includes a range of practices such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, cupping, tuina (bodywork), moxibustion and exercise, which are designed to promote health and treat illness. From a scientific perspective, TCM has been studied extensively in recent years, and many of its components have been found to have physiological and psychological effects. For example, acupuncture, which is one of the most well-known components of TCM, has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters, as well as increase blood flow and reduce inflammation in the body. TCM is based on a different understanding of the body and its functioning than that of Western medicine. TCM views the body as a whole, interconnected system that is influenced by the environment and the individual's emotional and psychological state. It also emphasizes the importance of balance and harmony in the body's functioning. Herbal medicine is another important aspect of TCM. Herbs are used to address imbalances in the body and promote healing. Many herbs used in TCM have been found to contain bioactive compounds with therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. For example, the herb astragalus has been shown to stimulate the immune system, while ginkgo biloba can improve cognitive function. In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, TCM also includes dietary therapy and other forms of physical therapy. These components of TCM have also been found to have beneficial effects on the body, such as improving the digestive system and reducing stress and anxiety. Lastly, TCM is a valuable and effective system of medicine that can be used in conjunction with Western medicine to promote health and well-being.

"I came to Dr. Joe a broken person. Years of a painful lip allergy that every dermatologist in Franklin brushed off as dermatitis. Years of medications and steroids that never helped. When I walked in his office there was no doubt I was in the place that God led me to. He told me that after 7 days I would have relief. I woke up on the 7th morning and I was pain free for the 1st time in 6 years. I cannot stress enough how amazed I am. I feel like a completely different person. I will refer him to everyone I know." - Hope R.

I would give this place 10 stars! First, I’ve been to all the other acupuncture places in the area and this one by far is the best. The office setting is great and professional and the staff are with it. Most importantly I’ve been dealing with anxiety and depression for some time now and have gotten little relief from traditional methods of treatment. My primary issue is that I have this chronic neck tension and it extends into my head. I have constant tightness at the base of my skull and neck and it radiates to a vice like feeling around my head. This is one of the reasons I have anxiety and depression. I went to TAW and the process was so thorough. He quickly understood exactly what was going on and began a treatment plan that helped me immediately. Initially I went every 4 days and now I’m going every 7 and progressively getting better. I can’t tell you how bad off I was and how much better I feel. I can’t say enough about how effective this place is." -Mike S.

What We Treat

Allergies . Alpha-Gal . Anxiety . Arthritis . Bursitis . Carpal Tunnel Syndrome . Chronic Fatigue . Chronic Pain . Common Cold Constipation . Crohn's . Depression . Endometriosis . Fertility (Female & Male) . Frozen Shoulder . Golfer's/Tennis Elbow . Headaches . Hip Pain . IBS . Insomnia . Knee Pain . Low Back Pain . Lyme Disease/Tick-Borne Illnesses . Meniere's Disease . Migraines . Neck Pain . Neuropathy PCOS . Piriformis Syndrome . Plantar Fasciitis . Post-Viral Syndrome (Long Covid) . Sciatic Nerve Pain . Sinusitis . Sports Injuries Strained Muscle . Stress

"I have recommended Dr Joe to many many people. My husband had Alpha Gal, severe anaphylaxis when eating or even cross contamination of mammal meat. We lived on chicken & fish for 2 years. 3 visits in 2022 and now he can eat anything he wants... hamburgers, pork, steak...no swelling, nothing abnormal at all. Dr Joe was fantastic!! I will continue recommending him for tick borne diseases." -Renee D. 8/2023

"I have been having symptoms of IBS for years. Turns out I had
Alpha Gal cause by tick bite that causes allergic reactions to red meat, pork etc. I had SAAT acupuncture 3 weeks ago and can eat whatever I want now. Amazing is an understatement!! Dr. Joe Phiakhamta is only one in 50 Doctors that treat Alpha Gal with great results. He also treats many other health conditions. Highly recommend checking him out. So glad I did." -Janice S. 9/2023

New To Acupuncture?

Welcome to True Acupuncture & Wellness! If you are new to acupuncture, we understand that you may have some concerns or questions. If you are feeling anxious or nervous, please let us know so that we can help alleviate any concerns you may have. Rest assured, we will walk you through every step of the process.

Dr. Joe will begin by discussing your reasons for seeking treatment and your health history. He may ask specific questions about your current health complaints to determine the best course of action.

During the treatment, Dr. Joe will use thin, sterile, disposable needles to target acupuncture points on your body. After the needles are inserted, you will have an opportunity to relax for about 30 minutes while the treatment takes effect. Many patients find this experience calming and may even drift off to sleep or enter into a meditative state.

Once your session is complete, Dr. Joe will remove the needles and answer any questions you may have. He will also provide you with a personalized treatment plan that may include recommended treatment, herbal medicine and lifestyle changes. It is important to follow the plan to achieve the best possible results.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of health conditions and overall wellness. At True Acupuncture & Wellness, we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being, and we look forward to working with you. Additionally, we assure you that our clinic maintains the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene, and all necessary precautions are taken to ensure your safety during your visit.

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"My very first acupuncture experience. I must say it was well worth it. Dr. Joe was very courteous and professional. He really put my nerves at ease. I have chronic pain, mostly in my back. But I also suffer from frozen shoulder. Let me just say "Wow". After one session, the pain in my shoulder is practically gone! I barely felt the needles when he inserted them. He then hooked those needles to electrodes and the sensation of my muscles involuntarily twitching felt a little weird at first. But it didn't hurt in the least. Truly, after this first session, the range of motion in my shoulder did increase!

After about 20 minutes of quiet time, Dr. Joe then did cupping on my shoulder and upper back for about 10 minutes. It really relieved the tension I was holding in my muscles. I've already booked my second appointment for next week! I would highly recommend Dr. Joe and the good folks at True Acupuncture and Wellness. It's an effective tool in the arsenal to help you combat chronic pain." 💯  -Kim N.

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