Acupuncture & Herbal Healing Center is a small family business established by Dr. Will and Dr. Linton who both have a passion for health and wellness. Our mission is to help others overcome their health conditions using natural medicine. Our philosophy is to identify and treat the root cause of illness for long lasting results.
What do we mean by the “root cause”? Healing the root cause is a concept that is well known in holistic medicine. Let’s say for example you’re suffering from chronic headaches. Your headache is a branch symptom of a deeper root cause. The headache is a warning sign from your body that something is wrong. If you were to take a pain reliever it would help alleviate the pain, but it is only a temporary fix. You are fixing the branch, but not addressing the root of the problem so the headache will likely return. The root cause of your headache could be neck tension, a hormonal imbalance, food allergies or emotional stress. It is our goal to not only eliminate the pain, but eliminate the underlying root cause of the pain. This approach may take a little more time, but it yields more long lasting results. At Acupuncture & Herbal Healing Center we will do our best to identify your root cause and recommend the most appropriate therapies to help you heal.
What therapies do we offer? We offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, cupping, guasha, electro-stimulation and herbal steam therapy. Your provider will utilize whichever therapies they think will be most beneficial for your condition. It's not uncommon to use multiple modalities in one session.
What kind of conditions do you treat? We treat a wide variety of conditions. Chances are we can help with whatever your complaint is. Since our approach is to get the whole body in a balanced state, we are able to make changes is many areas of your health and treat multiple complaints at one time. Some of the most common conditions we treat include neck pain, back pain. arthritis, herniated discs, knee pain, tennis elbow, allergies, anxiety, insomnia, IBS, PMS, menopause, infertility, migraines, asthma, weight loss and more.
Do you treat all types of pain? Yes. We specializes in treating pain and we treat pain of any kind. We provide natural alternatives to prescription pain medications and steroids. Pain can be mechanical or chemical or even emotional. Mechanical could be strained muscles. Chemical could be mineral deficiencies or side effects from medication altering your chemistry. Stress can cause systemic inflammation in the body. This is why we offer a comprehensive approach to pain relief addressing all of the necessary components Whatever the cause, we will do our best to alleviate your pain.
Do you accept insurance? Yes. We are in network with all major providers. Coverage depends on your particular plan. If you’d like us to verify your benefits simply provide us with your insurance details and we will verify your acupuncture benefits for you. We need your full name, date of birth, insurance company, member ID and the 1-800# on the back of the card for providers to call. Use the form on the home page to submit a no obligation insurance verification request.
Do you participate in the Veteran's Choice Program? Yes, Dr. Devon Linton is proud to be a Non-VA Community Care provider. Simply speak with your VA physician and ask for a referral for acupuncture and give them his name or our address. If authorized, the VA will fax us an authorization form to begin care and they will call on your behalf to schedule your initial appointment. After that you can schedule your follow up appointments at your convenience. Veterans do not have to pay any copay or coinsurance. As long as you have authorization your visit will be covered in full by the VA.
How do I make an appointment? All appointments can be scheduled online. Look for the 'book now' button on any of our web pages. We encourage our patients to schedule online whenever possible so that we can devote our time to patient care. You can choose from available days and times at your own convenience. With a login you can also view, change or cancel appointments anytime with just a few simple clicks.
What's the difference between acupuncture & dry needling? In recent years there has been an increased practice of what has been termed “dry needling” by physiotherapists, osteopaths, doctors and members of other similar professions dealing with musculoskeletal conditions. Dry needling is in fact part of acupuncture practice. Practitioners use the term Dry Needling because you can’t call yourself an Acupuncturist unless you have studied a minimum of 4 years in Chinese Medicine, including hundreds of hours of safe needle handling and aspect technique. Unfortunately those practicing dry needling don't require anywhere near the amount of training as acupuncturist. For example, in Virginia a physical therapist only needs 54 hours of training to practice dry needling. Dr. Linton and Dr. Will each have over 3000 hours of required training. There is such a difference in qualification in fact, that the American Medical Association has issued a statement warning against dry needling by non-acupuncture trained professionals. Dry Needling is predominantly comprised of an acupuncture technique referred to as "ashi" points, which is basically inserting needles into the site of pain. While this may be effective in temporarily relieving pain it is only a piece of the puzzle and is in no way addressing the root cause of the condition. With dry needling there is no training or understanding of an entire complex philosophy of medicine that has been used successfully for over 3000 years. Dry needling is basically a very watered down version of acupuncture by poorly trained practitioners. It is therefore highly recommended to avoid dry needling and seek out a licensed acupuncturist instead for best results and maximum safety.