Who Gets Acupuncture?


Appalachian Acupuncture

People with conditions being treated with Western medicine: Scientific studies continue to recognize the benefits of acupuncture as complementary care for conditions such as MS, Lupus, fibromyalgia, and even playing a supportive role during cancer treatments. We coordinate with physicians to create a streamlined care plan to help alleviate any side effects the patient is experiencing and to stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanisms.

People experiencing mild pain or illness: Acupuncture offers a low-risk, cost-effective option for those considering medication or surgery.  Our treatments focus not only on resolving symptoms but also addressing the root cause of the imbalance.

People in good health: These people already understand that prevention is the key!  Just as we know routine maintenance prolongs the life of our vehicles, we can use acupuncture to proactively build our future health. Small changes now assure that drastic changes will not be necessary later.


Who Gets Acupuncture?

“My results were in effect before I left from my appointment. Feeling sleepy was almost foreign due to weeks, if not months, of insomnia. My back was eased off from pain & my body was relaxed. I didn’t realize how much tension was being carried around until this visit. The needles were only painful for an instant when hitting congested areas on my meridians. The 20 minute relax time afterwards helped ease some of the pain in my upper & lower back. It also helped release some of the tension all over my body. I’m happy to say that, last night, I slept 8 hours without any intrusive dreams & my back pain has calmed down today.

This was my first time experiencing acupuncture & I was nervous because of this reason. I highly recommend Dr. Potter at Appalachian Acupuncture due to his knowledge & kindness. The experience was personal, reassuring & helpful. To anyone considering acupuncture, please go at least once to understand how this treatment positively affects your body. You won’t regret going but you will regret putting it off.

Dr. Potter is such a kind soul. He helped me understand how much tension was in my body & how different areas affect others. I learned about the different pulses you have in your wrist, not just the heart pulse. Very knowledgeable doctor. Mrs. Potter, who is in the front office, was a wonder helping me feel comfortable. She spoke with me on the phone about what to wear, location, what to expect, etc. This interaction helped me be more prepared & less nervous. I completed the forms early & only had to sign some documents. She told us how to input our insurance information on their website. I completed that today for verification & acceptance. Thank you for all of your help & information.”

—Rebecca C.

“I highly recommend Appalachian Acupuncture for pain relief and whole-body wellness. I was in a high level of back pain. After just one session my pain level was dramatically reduced.

The front office staff are very professional and caring. I was made welcome from the moment I entered the clinic. The clinic is very clean. There is ample parking and the waiting room is comfortable and calming.

There is a major difference between Western medicine and a holistic approach to Eastern healing modalities. I highly suggest you do not abandon your Western doctors or care; however, I do highly recommend you seek an alternative to Western medicine by including acupuncture or Chiropractic care for your mind, body and soul.​”

—Ernie Linkous

“I have never experienced acupuncture before, I was not a believer and/or a nonbeliever, but after one appointment/treatment I am now a 100% believer. I can not explain but it relieved my pain…It actually works! DO IT, you will not be sorry..”

—Deputy Wilcox

“My pain is 80% gone! When I started acupuncture, I was crawling out of bed with 9/10 pain. I had been to neurology, surgery, steroids, and ALL the pills. Now, my pain is almost nothing and I’m cycling, kayaking, and doing pretty much anything I want to do! I highly recommend acupuncture.”

—Gary Hale, still spunky at 73!

“DO IT!!!
I had so many failed attempts and one heartbreak after the other. I read forum after forum online about successful IVF’s and failed IVF’s. The one common denominator for success was acupuncture. That is why I tried it. It was the ONLY thing that I did differently from all of our other attempts, so I am 100% positive that is why we have our little miracle now.”
—A. Lane

11-year-old Sarah came in for headache and facial pain from getting hit by a football. She was cleared by her Dr. of any major injuries, so we used a few acupuncture needles and gentle cranial therapy.

When she got off the table, she reported the pain had improved and she felt more relaxed.

Most people love the cooler fall weather, but it’s dryness tends to aggravate asthma and allergies. Here, Kieran is rocking his needles for some autumn lung tonification!

Miss Linda wanted to share with everyone that after 1 treatment, she is able to again kneel at her church altar to pray!

Cage fighters like acupuncture? Yes, especially with electrical stimulation! Ben is a PT in Crossville and is a part of Naga Fighters.

“About 25 of us trained on these machines over the weekend in Knoxville. A great option for those who don’t like needles too much.”

Stacy has completed her 3rd chemo and her beautiful SPIRIT is as strong as ever!!

She is using acupuncture to ease symptoms and support her body during her course of treatment.

My ‘Punk-sha All-Stars’: this is Kevin’s first treatment! During the re-telling of his adventure, his family told me he commented on the little white “instruments” I used to take out the needles.

It was a cotton ball. :-) Out of the mouth of babes…

This sweet “89-year-young” patient comes for pain management from a previous hip transplant and osteoarthritis.

She reports it “beats those pain meds by a long shot!”

Appalachian Acupuncture • 113 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 • (423) 928-9394
Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm