Acupuncture

Harness the pain-relieving power of acupuncture at Columbia, MO’s Acupuncture of Columbia to restore balance, promote natural healing, and enhance overall wellbeing. Let’s embark on your journey towards optimal health together.

our treatments

benefits of acupuncture

Acupuncture is renowned for its ability to significantly enhance the quality of life by decreasing pain, restoring function and activating your body’s natural healing mechanisms to alleviate the progression of many different health conditions. While many will experience quick relief from acupuncture, the therapy is best used in a series of treatments to relieve acute and chronic conditions, correct imbalances, and maintain optimal health. At Acupuncture of Columbia in Columbia, MO, we are dedicated to helping you unlock these benefits of acupuncture, guiding you on a personalized journey towards enhanced health and well-being.

Acupuncture is one of the safest, time-tested, holistic medical therapies available.  It involves placing  very fine needles into specific points in the body to cause a systemic effect on the central nervous system.

This direct or indirect nerve stimulation can help to decrease pain, restore function and activate your body’s natural healing mechanisms to alleviate the progression of many different health conditions

our process

what to expect

  • QUICK & PAINLESS – the procedure is quick and painless. You’re in and out of the office in 30 minutes
  • TREATMENT COURSE – the number of procedures you will need will vary based on your specific condition and how long you’ve had the condition.
  • PROCESS – the acupuncture procedure is repeated 1-3 times a week until maximum improvement has been achieved. A maintenance program is often prescribed to prevent recurrence.

our proven methods

why acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treatment that has been used for centuries to promote health and wellbeing. If you’re struggling with chronic health conditions, here are some reasons acupuncture may be right for you:

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and well-being. Instead of focusing solely on isolated symptoms, acupuncture takes into account all aspects of your wellbeing – physical, mental, and emotional. It acknowledges that the health of the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected, and that a change in one area can affect the other areas. This holistic perspective aims to restore balance and harmony within the entire body, promoting overall health and wellness.

In many cases, chronic health conditions don’t exist in isolation – they often have complex, interconnected causes and effects. By addressing your overall health and well-being, acupuncture can help manage these complex conditions in a comprehensive and balanced way, facilitating a healthier, more holistic lifestyle.

Beyond addressing existing health issues, acupuncture is also a powerful tool for preventive health care. Regular acupuncture treatments can help strengthen the immune system, improve energy levels, reduce stress, and enhance sleep quality. This can help keep your body in balance and prevent health issues from arising in the first place.

Moreover, by supporting overall body balance and harmony, acupuncture can help you maintain a healthier lifestyle. It encourages self-care, mindfulness, and a balanced approach to health that can help you stay healthier in the long term.

Acupuncture offers a natural, drug-free approach to symptom management and health improvement. For those who wish to avoid the potential side effects of certain medications, or for whom traditional treatments aren’t effective, acupuncture provides a valuable alternative or complementary option.

In addition, acupuncture can often work synergistically with traditional medical treatments, enhancing their effectiveness and reducing side effects. It can help manage side effects of medication, improve the efficacy of physical therapy, and support recovery from surgery or other treatments.

Acupuncture aims to treat not just your symptoms but also the root cause of your health problems. Instead of merely managing symptoms, acupuncture seeks to understand and address the underlying imbalance or dysfunction that’s leading to those symptoms. This can lead to more sustainable, long-term relief, reducing the recurrence of symptoms.

Furthermore, by addressing the root cause of a condition, acupuncture encourages the body’s natural healing abilities. It promotes self-regulation, supporting the body in healing itself. This can lead to not just symptom relief, but improved overall health, helping you feel better in the long term.

Acupuncture is a highly personalized form of care. Each treatment is tailored to your unique health needs, personal constitution, and overall well-being. This ensures that the treatment is as effective as possible in addressing your specific health concerns.

Moreover, as part of the personalized care process, acupuncturists often provide advice and guidance on lifestyle changes that can support your health. This might include nutritional advice, exercise recommendations, stress management techniques, and more. This comprehensive, personalized approach to care helps ensure that you’re supported not just during acupuncture treatments, but in your everyday life as well.

kaleigh miller
July 11, 2022

I have been going to Acupuncture of Columbia for several months and have seen a difference in my body. Today I went in with a terrible migraine and Gina was so kind and caring. She worked her magic with her placement of the needles and I walked out feeling like a new woman! The migraine was gone and I couldn’t be more grateful!

Becky Wheeler
November 6, 2023

I had been in pain for two and a half months. I had been to doctors and a dentist with no relief. Gina took care of the pain in 10 visits! Gina, Marisa and Sam are the most caring! I highly recommend Acupuncture of Columbia!

Steph Z
July 11, 2023

Cannot recommend Gina and her team highly enough! My husband and I have been struggling with infertility, so I decided to try acupuncture for the first time to help with DOR and all of the extra anxiety that comes along with it. It sounds cheesy, but I really do feel like Gina's been there with me every step of my fertility journey. She created a detailed care plan to help boost fertility wellness and provide IVF support (including Chinese herbs) and even sent me home with the names/numbers of recommended REs in STL after my husband and I had repeatedly unpleasant experiences with our then-current clinic. Thanks to Gina, we found the perfect doctor in St. Louis and finally feel like we’re in all the right hands and on the right track. In the midst of everything (we're days away from our first egg retrieval), I’m so incredibly grateful for Gina’s care and compassion. She’s truly gifted at what she does, and she listens to and addresses new concerns at every session. Sam and Marisa are so wonderful and warm, too, and greet me by name with genuine smiles every morning, which is such a simple way to make patients feel valued but is SO rare. Highly, highly, highly recommend seeing Gina and her team at Acupuncture of Columbia. I look forward to every session and leave feeling relaxed, at peace, and like I just caught up with old friends.

Thomas Falconnier
March 1, 2023

Acupuncture has certainly helped my husband and I improve in quite a few health issues! We always look forward to each treatment! When you walk into Acupuncture of Columbia, you are immersed in the feeling of health! You'll receive the kindest, most considerate care ever from Gina, Master acupuncturist, and the entire staff, who are so sweet and attentive! I was always so scared of needles ( from drawing for blood test, shots, etc.) this scene is totally different. The needles barely penetrate. Their soothing music and peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by genuine, caring professionals is simply a delightful experience! We are so very thankful! We feel healthier, more relaxed and rejuvenated! We highly recommend Gina to everyone! Go with Acupuncture of Columbia, it will be one of the best decisions you've ever made! Mike and Tammy

Sarah Rosen
January 18, 2023

I’ve been a client at Acupuncture of Columbia for a while now and I’ve been consistently happy with everything about this place! Gina and her staff are kind, friendly, and very accommodating. Everyone takes such stock in my concerns and does everything in their power to make my experience comfortable. I always leave feeling calmer, happier, and lighter. I can not recommend this place enough!!

Christine Lesicko
April 12, 2023

Gina and her staff are wonderful. Acupuncture really helps me relax and overcome some serious stress responses especially in my shoulders and neck. I always look forward to my appointments.

Amanda Kretsinger
December 16, 2022

Acupuncture of Columbia is the most restful and aesthetically pleasing healing environment I have ever encountered. The office staff exude a calming and welcoming presence, and Gina embodies professional excellence, balanced with enthusiasm and peaceful confidence. Every session is like a spa treatment, and I feel spoiled and so privileged to be on the receiving end of such wonderful care. Thank you for the intentional and excellent service that you provide, it means so much.

Alyssa Verdi
June 16, 2022

The team at Acupuncture of Columbia is a delight! They always greet you with a smile and the atmosphere is amazing. I can't recommend their services enough if you're having pain with no relief from other forms of treatment.

Bob Eames
June 15, 2022

If you have chronic pain or a swelling problem and pain medication hasn't worked--this is the place to go. Gina is an expert at relieving pain and her staff is wonderful. Just as importantly, her treatments fixed my insomnia and relieved my anxiety symptoms. Acupuncture of Columbia has my highest recommendation!

Rayma Ireland
March 7, 2022

More than six years ago, I could not walk without a cane and my pain was excruciating. My massage therapist recommended acupuncture. Although I continue to keep my cane available, I have not used it for more than six years. Need I say more? Thank goodness for Gina and her expert services!

Ric Jackson
July 4, 2022

I have been using Gina's expertise in acupuncture and herbal medicine for several years. Her knowledge of acupuncture and its use in present day medicine has led me to visit her office on a monthly basis as part of my healthy lifestyle program. She not only is highly professional, but her "bedside manner" and sincere interest in how she treats me as a patient is something that is highly missing in today's American medical practice. Ric T. Jackson, R.Ph.

Forest Nenninger
December 27, 2022

Gina is fantastic! I’ve been to her to treat a few different things. It is crazy how well her acupuncture treatments work for anxiety and stress relief. Every time I go here I feel like I have a complete reset in my stress level. Would highly recommend.

Hanna Nosova
January 20, 2023

Gina is very kind, professional and knowledgeable. Staff if very polite and helpful. Office and treatment rooms are clean, light and music are very pleasant and calming. I made 10 sessions of acupuncture and want to take 10 more (once a week). The best experience!

Kelly Howe
March 30, 2020

I would highly recommend seeing Gina! When I started seeing her for acupuncture in December of 2019, I was experiencing constant fatigue and hadn’t had a menstrual cycle in almost 9 months. After just 2 appointments(2 weeks) my energy started to return, my mind was clearer and I was back on a regular cycle. I continue to feel better(and have a regular cycle) and the longer I see her and I no longer feel fatigued during the day! Her bedside manner is warm and caring and she always puts me in the best mood:)

Rowan Seabolt
May 16, 2023

I have had a wonderful time getting treatment with Gina and her team at acupuncture of Columbia. Everyone is so kind and helpful, and the space is always so relaxing and clean. Gina is so amazing and has been so attentive to my case for acupuncture but also goes the extra mile to remember little details. I highly recommend this practice for anyone seeking acupuncture.

Raelin Kronenberg
May 10, 2023

This place is lovely! Honestly some of the best care I have gotten anywhere. Gina truly listens to you and provides wonderful acupuncture treatment. I always leave feeling so relaxed and am excited to continue to see improvements in many aspects of my physical and mental health.

Terri Eiffert
January 13, 2023

Acupuncture has improved my arthritis in my hand 70% so far, and I’ve been a client for 2 months! Gina is professional and friendly; the offices are beautifully decorated, spotless and calming. I would absolutely recommend acupuncture with Gina!

Amy Morgan
May 17, 2023

Excellent acupuncture experience. The staff are kind, professional and friendly, and the place is very clean, calm and inviting. Gena is one of the best acupuncturists I've been to. I highly recommend going here!

Karen Grossmann
August 2, 2023

I was hesitant to seek out acupuncture, but on the recommendations of family & friends, I decided to seek out Gina for some issues with plantar fasciitis. In the initial assessment, Gina was very thorough as she sought to understand which specific parts of my body were hurting. She did an excellent job of explaining what the treatment would involve. She also makes sure to check in before each treatment, asks if anything has changed in the treated area. Additionally, the welcoming staff and calming environment make each visit a joy. If you’re considering making an appointment, do it! You’ll be glad you did.

Sarah Hoover
November 19, 2021

Acupuncture of Columbia and Gina's wisdom have supported me in having a healthy menstrual cycle, creating stress relief, and, most recently, in healing a fractured foot. Also, the staff here are always so kind and professional. Most importantly, Gina's precise understanding of the body's systems and how energy moves in our body means that every session I leave feeling so rested and so vibrantly healthy. I highly recommend receiving acupuncture at Acupuncture of Columbia for whole health of body, mind and energy!

Leanne Tippett Mosby
May 5, 2023

Gina Butler and the staff at Acupuncture of Columbia are simply wonderful. The facilities are top notch, making the whole experience comfortable from start to finish, because from the moment you walk in the door, the atmosphere in the clinic is warm, welcoming and calming. All of the staff are very friendly and kind. Highly recommend!

Jessica Bodine
June 9, 2022

I had a wonderful experience with Acupuncture of Columbia. I was in Columbia because a family member was having a medical procedure and started having severe pain in my hip/back/sciatica. They were able to get me in super fast and helped me so much. I super appreciated that they would see me knowing that I wouldn’t be a long term client due to actually living far away! Thank you, Gina! You are amazing! Everyone was so friendly and made me feel so welcome and comfortable!

Clara Unger
April 6, 2023

i highly, highly recommend acupuncture of columbia. i have suffered chronic neck pain for three years without long term relief from any therapy i had attempted (physical therapy, chiropractic work, varieties of exercise, medication, muscle relaxers, radiofrequency nerve ablation, and more) and honestly (though mistakenly) saw acupuncture of columbia as a last ditch effort. since beginning my treatment in september of 2022, i have seen an unbelievable improvement in my quality of life. (as a college student, it’s pretty difficult when simply going to class requires the majority of my pain-free hours.) i am now able to remain pain free for a full month between treatments, a milestone i truly never believed i would reach. gina and the rest of the staff are incredibly kind and truly make my mornings better on days when i come in. my treatment plan has been clearly communicated to me from the start. i feel very well-informed of my own health and progress, and feel cared for on the more difficult days. if you live in columbia and have been considering acupuncture, i enthusiastically and wholeheartedly recommend acupuncture of columbia.

Mary Camille
September 26, 2022

I recently completed 10 acupuncture sessions with Gina to treat plantar fasciitis. If you have ever had plantar fasciitis you know it can be very painful! I have a 98% relief in pain. This was my first experience with acupuncture and pleased I tried it. I would definitely have acupuncture again in the future. The staff members are all very nice adding to my positive experience. The office/patient areas are very relaxing and comfortable which also enhanced whole experience. Thank you Gina,

Dianne Buffington
November 11, 2022

Love my experiences with Gina Butler and staff! All are personable, professional but also, I am getting results from the treatments I have received! It was a great choice to begin acupuncture with her! Yay me! 😉

CM Grover
December 31, 2022

I luckily found Acupuncture of Columbia in June 2021 and have been receiving monthly treatments since. The energy in the clinic/office is one of positivity, care, compassion and wellness. I am always greeted warmly and quickly placed in a treatment room. At my first appointment Gina patiently listened to me about my concerns and goals. She then thoroughly explained her treatment plan and prescribed a personalized herb formula to accelerate my healing. Gina is energetic, thoughtful and professional. It's a joy to visit with her. I'm receiving maintenance treatments now. Each appointment is like visiting friends who only want to see you succeed and want you to reach your goals. I feel so welcome and refreshed after each session. Gina continues to provide top notch care and it's clear she cares for her patients. I highly recommend Gina and her team at Acupuncture of Columbia.

Jessica Brock
January 27, 2023

I have cervical dystonia and receive a lot of treatments for pain management but Gina's acupuncture is by far my favorite and the only one I look forward to. Each session she tailors treatment on my current pain locations and it gets me through the weeks! Everyone there knows your name and really seems to care!

Laura Tambrallo
July 22, 2023

Gina, Sam and Marisa were wonderful. I had swelling from a recent knee surgery keeping me from activities even after all the physical therapy but Gina decreased that swelling in no time allowing me to get back on my bicycle! They are fantastic and I can't recommend them more enthusiastically. Please give acupuncture a try if you are hesitant. Gina and her team are the best!!!

Stephanie L.
March 12, 2021

Acupuncture with Gina is more than just the treatment. The whole atmosphere is an experience of comfort, serenity, relaxation, and of feeling an intense sense of well-being. I'm so grateful for Gina.

Amelia Gordon
October 23, 2023

I decided to seek out acupuncture to treat a concussion after having pretty bad migraines and vestibular issues. Within a month of acupuncture and traditional pt, I’ve been cleared by my concussion doc and have no symptoms. However, what has really made me fall in love with Acupuncture of Columbia has been its affect on my mental health. I’ve had anxiety for years and have seen the most dramatic reduction in my anxiety after receiving acupuncture than any other treatment. The team is incredibly welcoming and Gina’s energy is so positive and bright; I came away from my initial consultation feeling excited and as though I had made a friend.

Brook Campbell
September 20, 2023

I look forward to every appointment I have - In addition to the healing affects of acupuncture, I know it will be a 30-minute window in my day to totally relax and recharge. Very thankful for Gina and the whole team at Acupuncture of Columbia!

Steffi Kelly
March 3, 2023

I’m so happy that Gina is in Columbia, Mo. I have quit taking Aleve or anything else because of acupuncture with Gina. Also, I can now walk barefoot.

lauren wimmer
May 10, 2021

Gina sees the whole person and has been such a gift on my healing journey. I’ve been working with Gina through acupuncture and herbs for two weeks now and the amount of change I have noticed is unbelievable. If you’ve been thinking about setting up a consultation, let this be your gentle nudge forward into a journey of abundant healing. Gina is so knowledgeable, kind and truly amazing at what she does.

Francisco Collazo
July 2, 2022

I went to see Gina at Acupuncture of Columbia after coming from Florida. At that time, I had lower back pain that was difficult for me to walk. After the 3rd session of acupuncture, I improved where I could regain movement and able to do my morning walks. It was my first experience which I highly recommend this acupuncture center. Thanks to Gina and all the staff at Acupuncture of Columbia.

Eric Kurzejeski
March 13, 2023

I have dealt with significant chronic neuropathic pain for 30 years. I have been repeatedly to the Mayo clinic and all the Md's Columbia has to offer as well as tried most alternative remedies. I have held off on acupuncture looking for a top notch practitioner. Gina, and her staff, have gone above and beyond, exceeding my expectations. And yes I have seen some reasonable, welcomed, relief from the treatment. But the overall approach and honesty in communicating what may and may not be possible is what sets Gina apart. No false promises here. I would recommend anyone that has a "hard to treat" case explore what Gina and her practice has to offer.

Julie Bonifay
January 12, 2020

I moved to Columbia in 2015 and shortly after the move got very sick. Being new to Columbia I didn't know who to turn to which was scary and stressful. I feel extremely luck to have found Gina - her acupuncture and Chinese herbs healed my body and now I recommend her to all my friends.

Julie Lundsted
April 28, 2022

Gina is FABULOUS! She is kind and compassionate. My acupuncture treatments with her have helped my chronic back pain stay under control. Words can’t express how thankful I am to have found her!!

Natasha Parker
May 7, 2023

I started seeing Gina in February while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Acupuncture has made my neuropathy and chemo induced nausea much more tolerable. It’s also helped with stress and insomnia from the steroids I’m taking with treatment.

Stephanie Hanneken
May 12, 2021

Since I have been getting acupuncture I have not had to have any eye injections for my Macular Degeneration. The Retinal Specialist doesn’t believe that acupuncture makes any difference. I believe and no injections…I’m a happy camper! Gina is extremely professional and compassionate.

Caryn Ginter
February 15, 2023

Gina has been treating my migraines for several years and they have improved greatly. The frequency of my migraines has diminished and continues to do so. I now go monthly for a maintenance session. Gina and her staff are wonderful. Trying acupuncture and being treated by Gina was the best decision I made.

Barb Jones
December 17, 2022

The staff at Acupuncture of Columbia are always friendly, helpful and compassionate. Gina is a superb practitioner; she is knowledgeable and always willing to respond positively to address any new health issue. Additionally, they are willing to find time to treat patients in case of emergency. Acupuncture of Columbia is a space of peace and healing.

Payton Finley
January 18, 2023

Gina is awesome! She is so kind and really cares about her patients. Acupuncture helped me through the first half of my pregnancy when I felt miserable with early pregnancy symptoms. It relieved a lot of nausea and anxiety and I am incredibly grateful. Her staff are very nice, helpful and welcoming. The whole experience is relaxing and was truly one of the best parts of my weeks! I will be back for more! Highly recommend.

fairyvamp
March 17, 2023

Gina and her team are wonderful. I've been going here for almost a year and recommend it to everyone. Gina's helped me with tennis elbow, pre-menopausal symptoms, and general health maintenance. She listens and really cares about your treatment. I feel like acupuncture compliments my Western medicine care and has helped alleviate my IBS and digestive issues, as well as brought my stress levels down. I plan to continue going here for a long time.

Barbara Carman
August 17, 2022

Gina is a very talented healer. Her acupuncture treatments are really helping with my chronic pain issues and my overall health. I'd tell anyone considering Acupuncture of Columbia, give them a call. You won't regret it.

Gennie Pfannenstiel
March 17, 2022

Acupuncture of Columbia, Inc. is the place to be for healing the past and the present for a healthy future here and now. I started going to Gina Butler for help with numerous symptoms, triggered by an in-depth call for healing, by my body, hosting a skeletal system violated in my childhood. It's been a long healing journey, and it has moved miraculously, thanks to Gina being a key healer, on my team, with her acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I appreciate her greatly, along with her welcoming and caring staff! ❤️

S Kelly
November 6, 2022

I came to Acupuncture of Columbia knowing it was my last hope. MD’s were no help. Etiology Unknown, that’s what I was left with. I’m so very happy to find someone like Gina in mid Missouri. I am coming along leaps and bounds. Wonderful experience in a Spa environment.

LuShawna Gerdes
May 19, 2023

Besides just being an all-around rockstar of a human being, Gina's acupuncture treatments have greatly enhanced the quality of my life! I work in the field of evidence-based medicine and have learned about the amazing results with many conditions particularly pain, reproductive, and allergies. It is a shame that there is not funding for large scale studies so that the benefits of acupuncture can be shared and promoted more widely with greater credibility. Gina has treated and helped me with numerous conditions including back and neck pain, allergies, vocal polyps, uterine fibroids, anxiety, and tinnitus. In fact, after suffering for months with pulsatile tinnitus, a side effect of a severe upper respiratory infection, my ears popped immediately half-way through the first treatment and my symptoms resolved completely within a few weeks. For those that are new to acupuncture, it is important to understand that acupuncture treatments are dose dependent like most interventions. Therefore, you will likely need to make a commitment to weekly (or even twice weekly, depending on the condition) for 5 to 12 weeks to see long term results. Most of the evidence in the world medical literature support this concept along with my own personal experience. I strongly recommend Acupuncture of Columbia for its health outcome effectiveness, kind staff, and relaxing environment. You will not be disappointed.

Candace Rodman
October 24, 2020

Since I was very young I have battled migraines. It finally got so bad that I was averaging 3 debilitating migraines a week. I would sit under my desk at work with the lights out and try not to cry or throw up. I decided to start seeing Gina after doctors, MRIs, neurologists, allergists, chiropractors and all the meds never worked. My only regret is that I didn’t go to her sooner!!! Finally in my 30’s after 20+ years of battling migraines, acupuncture has gotten me down to less than 5 A YEAR! Gina has been life changing for me! And it’s also great that she happens to be the sweetest person in the world too!

Ready to experience the power of acupuncture?

If you’re ready to explore the healing potential of acupuncture for your unique health concerns, we invite you to book an appointment today. Begin your journey towards balanced health and well-being with Columbia, MO’s Acupuncture of Columbia. Let’s embrace the power of natural healing together.