Pain Management

Balance Method Acupuncture

Acupuncture is very effective at treating and reducing all types of pain – back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, hip pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, digestive issues, menstrual pain, knee pain, wrist pain, to name a few.

There are many different styles of acupuncture. The style Nikki uses for treating pain is called Balance Method Acupuncture, taught by the late Dr Richard Tan. It is very effective for all types of pain. It involves placing needles distally, away from where the pain is, not at the site of the pain and it usually produces instant results. People come to the clinic in pain and then are amazed when with just a few needles the intensity of the pain diminishes or disappears!

Nikki also uses cutting-edge electroacupuncture techniques to treat pain.  


I have had several appointments with Nikki for various aches and pains. I always leave feeling better. Nikki is a good listener. She picks up on things (such as low energy or needing to feel grounded) and treats for those as well. She is knowledgeable, warm and kind. Her office is inviting and relaxing. Thank you Nikki!

Stacey G.


Treats and Reduces


All Types of Pain

I have been seeing Nikki for a year now. Not only do my back and neck feel better than they ever have (even during years of PT and chiropractic care), but my allergies rarely bother me anymore.
If you are considering acupuncture but you are unsure or hesitant, Nikki will consult with you by phone to help you better understand the process and ease you into the idea. I had needle phobia for as long as I could remember and because of how gentle Nikki is and how good I feel afterwards, my needle phobia is behind me!

Jill J.

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6216 Montrose Road,
Montrose Professional Park,
North Bethesda, MD, 20852

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