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Naturally Improving Health and Wellness

Through Individualized and Compassionate Care

Acupuncture therapy
Acupuncture needles
Acupuncture Session

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.

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  

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

What We Treat

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

If you are thinking about acupuncture, especially if it is your first time, go to True Acupuncture. To say I feel fortunate to be treated by Dr. Joe would be an understatement. I have adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and if you know what it is you know it is not fun. And it seems to be a mystery to the medical profession - how to treat it, best methods, what works and what doesn't, what causes it, how long it lasts, are just some of the unanswered questions about frozen shoulder. So when I began to think about finding an acupuncturist in the area, I was very reluctant. I have had the same condition on the other shoulder 10 years ago and went through a lot.

My first visit with Dr. Joe I could tell he was very focused and present. He asked all the right questions and listened attentively even though I am sure he does this all day long. Subsequent visits have been very productive and I always leave feeling better. Today especially I feel more progress in opening up my shoulder.

It is clear Dr. Joe is doing exactly what he was born to do. He understands the body and genuinely wants to heal. He constantly checks to make sure I am comfortable. The office is very clean and spacious. His appointment system is flawless. I cannot recommend Dr. Joe more. My guess is he is the best in his profession. The name True Acupuncture and Wellness describes Dr. Joe's practice perfectly.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. -Jean O.


What We Do

"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.


Herbal Medicine


Cupping Therapy


(Chinese Bodywork)

Other Services

Gua Sha (Muscle Scraping) | Ear Seeding | TCM Nutrition | NADA Protocol | Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

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.

"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 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

1000 Physicians Way, Suite 144

Franklin, TN 37067


"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 | f: 615.905-6975


Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm