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Your Next Steps
Welcome to our acupuncture clinic. Our goal is to support you on a path to better health. We strive to make your acupuncture experience positive and seamless. We help you to navigate through insurance, billing, and scheduling.
We’re in-network — we’ll check your benefits, and we have an easy to use online scheduling system to manage your appointments and billing information. We’ll send electronic appointment confirmations, reminders, and receipts.
We value and know your time is important — and you can count on your appointments starting and ending on time. We offer private treatment rooms with heated tables and natural or ambient lighting. Our staff is professional, kind, and easy to talk to so you can feel comfortable.
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Our Holistic Approach is Safe, Natural, and Effective
Our holistic approach to health concerns starts with listening. We value what you have to say and address your primary health concern by identifying the root cause. We’ll design a specific plan to lower your pain levels, alleviate stress, regulate your cycle, and help you get better sleep — so you can enjoy your life.
Let’s make a plan to get you back on track with real results, using methods that are safe, natural, and effective. Make an appointment and discover a path to better health today!
The beauty and sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is how each formula can be combined to treat more than one symptom, which address complex, acute, and chronic health conditions. It’s relevant and will meet your specific, modern-day needs.
What makes acupuncture unique and a truly powerful system is its ability to treat so many varied health conditions. Though acupuncture is best known for pain relief, it can do so much more! It’s safe, effective, and natural — if you’re looking for real results, acupuncture will deliver.
Cupping therapy is a great way to alleviate pain by improving blood and lymph circulation. It’s also known to clear congestion so you can breathe again. By combining cupping with acupuncture, it will speed up your body’s natural ability to heal and strengthen your immune system.
Tuina massage is a type of acupressure that uses the same guiding principles of acupuncture meridians and points. It alleviates pain and improves physical mobility. Right away you can feel muscle tension release. You’ll notice positive effects with better sleep, easier digestion, more relaxation, and less stress.
What We Treat
We specialize in pain management, women’s health, sleep issues, and mental-emotional health. Learn more about what we treat and discover the benefits of East Asian Medicine. It’s safe, natural, and effective!
Inclusive Holistic Healthcare
We are sensitive to LGBTQ+ patients and offer an inclusive, safe space for you to address health concerns naturally and holistically. We value and celebrate diversity within the DC community we serve. This includes embracing a variety of cultures, skin tones, sexual and gender orientations, religious traditions, political views, family structures, mental and physical health and abilities, and socioeconomic statuses and educational backgrounds.
If we’re unable to accommodate your needs, we’ll do our best to connect you with community resources and referrals.
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.
Improve Your Health — Feel Better, Live Better
Acupuncture is a natural and elegant system of holistic medicine. It is best known for pain relief, but it can do so much more! Find out for yourself the difference that acupuncture can make in your life. It’s safe, natural, and effective. We’ll make a plan to get you back on track with real results.
We’re in-network with Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)/CareFirst. You can also use your FSA or HSA card. Ready to take the next step? Check your insurance benefits and then go to our online scheduling page to make your first appointment.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Nicole McLaughlin Acupuncture