Nicole McLaughlin Acupuncture
Improve Your Health—Feel Better, Live Better
We’re a premier acupuncture and holistic healthcare clinic located in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC. We specialize in improving the health and quality of life of DC residents.
East Asian Medicine (EAM) is a natural, effective, and elegant system that addresses a plethora of health conditions. If you’re looking to integrate a holistic approach to your healthcare, we encourage you to explore our services.
We use a variety of modalities such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping therapy, and tuina massage to support your physical, mental, and emotional health.
What We Treat
We specialize in pain management, women’s health, sleep issues, and mental-emotional health. Discover the benefits of East Asian Medicine. It’s safe, natural, and effective!
Acute and Chronic Pain
Pain is debilitating and affects how you move through your day, impacting your mental and emotional health. You don’t have to deal with it alone. We can help. Acupuncture is best known for pain relief. Discover a safe, natural, and effective way to address your pain.
Prenatal and Postpartum Care
This is an exciting and special time in your life. We support expecting moms through pregnancy, labor preparation, and postpartum using acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, and tuina massage. East Asian Medicine can help you have a smoother, more enjoyable, and healthy experience. Discover the Benefits.
Women face many painful and uncomfortable challenges at different stages of their life. We’ll support you and can address health concerns related to menstrual health, fertility, pregnancy, labor prep, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause. We can address your primary concern, nourish your constitution, and improve your overall health. Learn how a happier, healthier you is possible.
Sleep and Insomnia
Hard to get out of bed in the morning because you didn’t sleep? Acupuncture and other East Asian Medicine modalities can help resolve your sleep issues without side effects and are not habit-forming. Better health starts with restful sleep. Learn more about how you can get you back to normal sleep naturally.
Mental and Emotional Health
You deserve to be happy! Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping therapy, and tuina massage are all East Asian Medicine modalities that can help you to declutter to feel grounded and to think more clearly — so you can make better decisions. Learn more about how we can support you on your path to better mental and emotional health.
Our Holistic Approach to Your Healthcare
Our holistic approach to your health and wellbeing starts with listening. Our goal is to address your primary concern by treating the root cause of your symptoms. By doing so, it can delightfully resolve additional issues that you may or may not be aware of.
We use a variety of East Asian Medicine approaches to address your primary concern and restore your health. Treatments have a cumulative effect, which is why consistent care is so important and beneficial.
Acupuncture is best known for pain relief and is one of the oldest forms of medicine. It’s a comprehensive, holistic system that resolves and manages health conditions. Discover how acupuncture can improve your life.
Herbal medicine offers a system of natural, food-grade remedies that really work. If you’ve exhausted other medical approaches, Chinese herbal medicine is a safe, natural, and effective solution to address serious health concerns. It’s relevant and will meet your specific, modern-day needs. Learn how Chinese herbal medicine can improve your overall health.
Cupping therapy is used for musculoskeletal and respiratory conditions. It alleviates muscle pain faster, reaches the deep tissue layers under the skin, and strengthens the lungs. It’s an excellent addition to your acupuncture treatment. Discover how cupping therapy works for pain relief and for strengthening your immunity.
Tuina massage /twee-nah/ is one of the five foundational pillars of East Asian Medicine. It’s used to alleviate pain, improve sleep, and address women’s health concerns. Tuina massage encourages deep relaxation and is an opportunity to rest and relax. Discover the benefits of tuina massage and how it can improve your life.
Does Insurance Cover Acupuncture?
Yes! Acupuncture is a specialty of medicine and is covered by insurance. Depending on your insurance plan, the cost of your treatment may vary.
Ready to take the next step? We’re in-network with Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)/ CareFirst. Check your insurance benefits, and then visit our online scheduling page to make your first appointment.
If your medical insurance doesn’t include acupuncture benefits, you can pay out of pocket or use your FSA/HSA card. Contact us if you have questions related to insurance and fees.
What to Expect
Creating the Right Treatment Plan for You
Your path to better health begins the moment you reach out to Nicole McLaughlin Acupuncture. You can expect my commitment to you and a holistic approach to your health. Welcome!
At your first visit, you’ll share your health history and define your health priorities. I’ll listen and design a treatment plan with acupuncture and other East Asian Medicine modalities. While treatment plans vary, new patients can expect 6-12 weeks of continuous care. At every follow-up visit, I always want to know what’s going well first. Then you’ll discuss your primary concern and what’s changed — whether things have improved, declined, or stayed the same.
When your primary concern has been resolved, you can reduce treatments to monthly or seasonal maintenance. Otherwise, you can bring up another health concern you’d like to address. If you’re looking for a solution to your health concerns, you’ve come to the right place.
Meet Nicole McLaughlin
Since 2015, I've been a licensed acupuncturist in Washington, DC. I have advanced training in five element acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. My specialties are helping people overcome neuromuscular pain naturally, improve sleep, and support women with fertility, prenatal, postpartum, and menopausal care. I am dedicated to partnering with you on your path to better health. Learn more about Nicole.