True Acupuncture and Wellness

Naturally Relieving Pain and Improving Health Through Individualized Care.

Feel Better. Live Better. Healthier, Together.


"I give Dr. Joe 5 stars for everything - skills, treatment plan, compassion, personality and kindness! Dr. Joe has been treating me for infertility and adrenal fatigue and since going to him I have noticed serious improvements. I had done acupuncture in the past and did not get results anywhere near as good as I have with Dr. Joe. He really truly cares about his patients and will sit down and listen to you and your symptoms to determine the best treatment possible. So, if you need help and want a practitioner who really wants to follow you on your health journey whilst have top notch acupuncture skills then Dr. Joe is the guy for you. I cannot recommend him or thank him enough for helping me." -Paula W.

What We Treat

Commonly Treated Health Conditions

Allergies | Anxiety | Arthritis | Bursitis | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Chronic Fatigue | Chronic Pain | Common Cold | Constipation Depression | Endometriosis | Frozen Shoulder | Golfer's Elbow | Headaches | Hip Pain | IBS/IBD | Insomnia | Knee Pain | Low Back Pain Meniere's Disease | Migraines | Neck Pain | Neuropathy | PCOS | Piriformis Syndrome | Plantar Fasciitis | Post-Viral Fatigue 

Sciatica Nerve Pain | Sinusitis | Sports Injuries | Strained Muscle | Stress | Stroke Recovery | Tennis Elbow

Proven & Treatable Health Conditions According to the NIH & WHO

Addictions: Drugs, Opioids, Alcohol, Tobacco

Digestive Disorders: Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Diverticulitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gastroparesis, GERD, Hemorrhoids, Indigestion, Ulcerative Colitis

Heart Disorders: Angina, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Stroke

Neurological Disorders: Anxiety, Arthritis, Bell's Palsy, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Meniere's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Nerve Pain, Stress, Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ), Trigeminal Neuralgia

Gynecology Disorders: Endometriosis, Menstrual Pain & Cramping, Infertility, Placenta Previa

Respiratory System Disorders: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic Cough, Rhinitis, Sinusitis

Endocrinology: Addison's Disease, Adrenal Disorders, Cushing's Syndrome, Diabetes, Grave's Disease, Goiters, Hashimoto's, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Menopause,  PCOS, Osteoporosis, Obesity

Urology Disorders: Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome), Prostatitis, Urinary Incontinence (Overactive Bladder), Urinary Tract Infections


What People Say

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.

Dr Joe is AWESOME! I had a horse riding accident & broke my neck years ago. I am surgically fused from C3-C7 & suffer chronic stiffness, soreness & limited range of motion. My goal is to continue ride & compete at the National level as long as humanly possible. My 1st neck treatment with Dr Joe increased my range of motion to the right by 50 degrees & significantly reduced my pain & stiffness. I can't wait to see how much improvement will be achieved after my entire treatment plan is completed. I wholeheartedly recommend that Dr Joe be given the opportunity to assist any of you with managing ongoing chronic issues...don't think you will regret it! -Nancy C.



Herbal Medicine


Cupping Therapy


(Chinese Bodywork)

What We Do

Other Services

Gua Sha (Myofascial Release) | Ear Seeding | TCM Nutrition | NADA Protocol


"Very pleased with my first experience with acupuncture. Went in with a limited range of motion in the right arm. I came out being able to raise my arm higher and move with less pain in that arm. Thank you, Dr Joe!" -Barbara G.

Joe Phiakhamta, DAOM, L.Ac

"I've had 7 acupuncture treatments and this is my first with Dr. Joe. Dr. Joe is an expert. I have never experienced "pain free" until today. I have scoliosis and have chronic pain. Dr. Joe is amazing. If you are on the fence, give it a try especially if you have constant pain." -Eileen A.

"Dr. Joe is amazing. I've seen numerous professionals... acupuncturists, doctors, orthopedic massage therapist as well as a cupping massage therapist. No one fully understood how to effectively treat my symptoms until Dr. Joe. The results I've experienced after a few sessions have transformed my life. The pain from the inflammation has subsided and the quality of my sleep has improved." -Nicole A.


I am a state licensed in acupuncture and board-certified in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture (NCCAOM). Previously, I attained my Master’s and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. After completing my master’s degree, I pursued the intensive doctoral program to further enhance my clinical training on the care and management of patients with pain and associated psychosocial phenomena. In addition, I am a certified Chinese Manual Bodywork (Tuina) Therapist and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.


I received comprehensive clinical training as an acupuncturist, herbalist, and tuina (bodywork) practitioner at the AOMA Health Clinic and went on to provide acupuncture at various community health centers for the medically underserved, as well as a pain management clinic and a rehabilitation center for addiction. I also completed the intensive externship program at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, receiving hands-on training and learning how to safely and effectively apply nutritional medicine, including water-only fasting, in an integrative medical setting. In addition, I have volunteered my acupuncture services to provide relief to communities affected by natural disasters, military veterans, and events to help with smoke and alcohol addiction.


After my doctorate program, I joined Vitality Integrative and Functional Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where I worked and collaborated with Sommer White, MD, to help patients with autoimmune and digestive conditions. I have also worked with renowned Oriental Medicine doctor and Western-trained medical doctor Xiao Mei Zhao, MD, OMD at Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Brentwood, Tennessee. While working with Dr. Zhao, I learned male and female infertility treatments, and manage pain disorders and other health conditions.

Board Certification & Licensure

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) | Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dip. O.M.)

Acupuncture Detox Specialist (ABS) | Certified Practitioner

American Organization for Bodywork Therapy of Asia (AOBTA) | Certified Practitioner (ABT-CP) - Inactive

State of Tennessee | Acupuncture License

"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." -Plato


Get in Touch


"I have been coming to Dr. Joe for acupuncture since the clinic opening! I have ovarian cancer and he has really helped me with my pain, neuropathy and nausea. Thank you so much!" -Janet B.

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1000 Physicians Way, Suite 144

Franklin, TN 37067

(Located inside Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital)

p: 615.975.7320


Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

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