Chad Johnson Acupuncture
Phone: 8283335087
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25 Reed St #200
Asheville, NC 28803

Are you in pain?

Acutherapy excels at pain relief.

Modern Research & Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used to treat millions of people for over 3,000 years. Modern science is proving its value through new studies conducted by leading scientists, hospitals, and medical research facilities from around the world.

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If you suffer from pain- acute or chronic- acupuncture may help. Chad Johnson Acupuncture is different.

Asheville Acupuncture offering Drug-Free Relief
from Chronic and Acute Pain Conditions

Acute Sprains and Strains • Broken Bones • Dislocations • Shin splints • Knee injuries • Tennis Elbow

Chronic & Persistent Pain • Old Injuries • Pre / Post Surgical Support • Integration with Allopathic/Western Medicine

Complex Conditions • Difficult to Diagnose • No results from Western Medicine • Drug-free Pain Management

Call our office 828-333-5087 for an appointment

or schedule a free 30 min consultation with Chad to discuss your options.

Chinese Acupuncture for Pain Relief and Healing

Unfortunately, most people don’t know exactly what’s causing their pain. There are often a wide range of reasons for chronic pain, nervous system pain, joint pain, muscle pain, connective tissue pain, and even emotional pain.

Acupuncture allows room for treatment and diagnosis to occur at the same time. This is beneficial because you will feel the immediate release of tension and strain in the particular parts of the body that are afflicted. This is the beauty of acutherapy, Asheville acupuncture at its best with a unique combination of advanced massage and acupuncture techniques, nutritional counseling and Taoist stone medicine.

Recently I suffered from near- constant severe headaches for four months straight. I saw six doctors, including a neurologist, had multiple tests and scans, and was prescribed a plethora of prescription meds. Nothing seemed to help. The headaches were incapacitating and taking a toll on my mental and emotional health. Thankfully I made an appointment with Chad and after my first visit, my worst type of headache completely went away. After two more visits, my lesser (remaining) headaches had completely stopped as well. Chad has really helped restore my quality of life and I would highly recommend him for anyone suffering with chronic headaches. W. Hamm

Our Difference: Advanced Acutherapy


Gentle, Japanese style acupuncture, thin needles, acupressure, advanced trigger point therapy, electro-acupuncture, Gua Sha, cupping, moxibustion. Learn More…

Massage Therapy

A combination of advanced Chinese medical massage (Zheng Gu Tuina), Swedish, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic Massage for Common Injuries, Shiatsu. Learn More…

External Herbs

We use customized soaks, salves, herbs, linaments, and plasters to help advance healing. Learn More…

Bridging the Gap

We partner with conventional and holistic practitioners to provide you with a new experience in care. We speak both languages so you don’t have to. We work with physicians and patients to provide full-spectrum care. Read Modern Research on Acupuncture…

What is Acutherapy?

Acutherapy is a combination of advanced message practices and acupuncture techniques. More specifically, to bring our clients the most relief, we use orthopedic assessment, massage, trigger point therapy (also referred to as dry needling), gentle Japanese style acupuncture (KM), traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and other acupuncture and massage techniques. We also apply a mix of massage and thorough palpitation to determine the locations that need treatment.

Acupuncture Treatment for Pre / Post Operative Care

Although many of the surgeries performed today provide the benefit of the advances in modern medicine, there are often a number of negative side effects. These side effects can be effectively treated with Chinese Medicine including:

  • Painful scar tissue
  • Muscular imbalances
  • Side effects of drugs
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Pain

Having a hands-on practitioner guiding you through the process of surgery, before and after, with ongoing acupuncture treatment will help calm your emotions, promote natural pain relief, relieve muscle pain, and help you recover much faster.

Conditions We Treat

Our Asheville Acupuncture clinic excels at diagnosing and treating the following chronic conditions:
  • Headaches/Migraines 100%
  • Neck pain 100%
  • Shoulder Pain 100%
  • Chest Pain 100%
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 100%
  • Abdominal pain 100%
  • Back pain 100%
  • Hip pain 100%
  • Sciatica 100%
  • Knee pain 100%
  • Plantar Fasciitis 100%
  • Foot pain 100%
  • Elbow pain 100%
  • Hand pain 100%
  • Face pain 100%

Sports Injuries

Nagging injuries affect your performance. Icing these injuries often make them worse. Acutherapy uses a rich combination of Chinese medicine, advanced acupuncture and massage techniques, herbs, liniments, and plasters to expedite recovery.

We work with an array of professional athletes and weekend warriors (runners, golfers, cyclists, tennis players, climbers, etc.) to eliminate pain and increase performance. Don’t let your sports injuries hold you back. Integrated massage, acupuncture, and herbal medicine will bring you natural, lasting relief from sports injuries. In order to help you get back to your peak performance, we treat physical ailments ranging from the acute to the chronic.

Chad saved my life! I know that sounds extreme, but here me out. I love to run, and I do it everyday. Last year I got a patellar tendonitis and it kept me from running from July 2015 until April 2016. I did every stretch or therapy I could find on the internet. I went to a chiropractor and did physical therapy, but no amount of rest or treatment seemed to help at all. After seeing Chad 3 times I was able to run without any pain at all. Since I had tried so many things I was skeptical that anything would work. I would highly recommend Chad Johnson Acupuncture to anyone out there suffering from any sort of injury or even just stress. He surpassed my highest expectations. N. Noyes

Many people overlook the powerful healing benefits of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cold laser, and massage. Through a tailored combination of natural medicine, our goal is to help athletes heal and meet their personal goals.

Don’t Delay Your Treatment

Most importantly, don’t delay your treatment. The sooner you begin treatment after a sports injury, the sooner you can get back to doing what you love

Experience natural and lasting relief from pain associated with:
For Peak Performance
If you are looking for ways to maximize your training for peak performance, we also provide pre-competition tune-ups for athletes.
Tennis, Golf, and Running Injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Acute and chronic back pain
Joint, Hip, and Groin Injuries
  • Subluxated sacro-iliac joint
  • Pulled groin muscle
  • Non-specific hip pain
Knee and Ankle Sports Injuries
  • Ilio-tibial Band syndrome
  • Torn meniscus
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligament
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Knee pain

Facial Rejuvenation

With Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (also referred to as Cosmetic Acupuncture) we have a unique opportunity to stimulate the production of collagen, erase fine lines, improve texture, decrease pore size, and treat scar tissue. This is a non-surgical technique with the added benefit of balancing the whole body and it’s systems. The Chinese have effectively used these treatments since the Sung Dynasty (960-1279AD) and they are very relaxing. Cosmetic acupuncture was performed on the Empress, Emperor and their courtesans. This is a course of twelve treatments, leaving patients with tighter, plumper skin –looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.


No Options Left

When you feel that you have no options left, Chinese Medicine can offer you a different perspective on your health. Often times, this difference equates to a better quality of life for you.

The Whole System

You don’t have to live in pain. We don’t just look at one sick body part. We look at the health of the whole system. The integration of the whole system makes up you! Therefore, we’ve found that it’s best to examine your entire system, as a whole.

Confusing Diagnoses

For confusing diagnoses, we examine the organs, the neck, and the back, looking for imbalances or tight tender points. Once found, we relieve the points of imbalance and tenderness.

More Mobile

The body immediately functions better once these tender points subside, and once the body functions better, the spirit functions better. Once the spirit functions better, the mind functions better. Once relief has been found, patients generally become more mobile.
From the moment I walked in the door, Chad treated me with compassion. I went to him with a list of chronic ailments such as severe plantar fascia, jaw tightness, shoulder pain due to torn rotary cuff surgery, and arthritis issues. He listened carefully to my concerns and thoroughly explained the acupuncture procedure. Then he went to work. I am completely free of heel pain for the first time in years. My other pain symptoms have been significantly reduced and I feel little to zero discomfort since working with Chad. He is a knowledgeable and skilled acupuncture professional. I continue to see Chad occasionally. I always feel more relaxed and have an overall sense of comfort and well being after my treatments.   I highly recommend Chad Johnson and suggest you give acupuncture a try. - E. H

I had spinal surgery 31 years ago when I was in high school due to developing severe scoliosis. I have a fusion at T4 at the top of my spine and L3 at the bottom with a Harrington rod wired to my spine. I saw Chad a few months ago when I had an acute injury and was is so much pain. My muscles were in a very bad spasm. In 1 visit I could not believe that 90% of my pain was gone!! I hobbled in, could barely stand up from a sitting position and walked out with hardly any pain! Muscles along my spine had not been released in years. It was as if I could take a deep breath! I saw him 3-4 more times to get my back in a good place. I would HIGHLY recommend him!!! He is a gifted healer! - S F

You don’t have to live with pain.

Acutherapy combines advanced acupuncture, massage therapies, and herbal preparations for drug-free pain management and expedited healing, in our warm and professional therapeutic environment.

Asheville Acupuncturist Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson Acupuncture has been delivering results since we opened in 2011. Our mission is to help people alleviate pain and struggle through excellence in Acutherapy. Acutherapy combines advanced acupuncture, massage therapies, and herbal preparations for drug-free pain management and expedited healing.

Chad is an Asheville Acupuncturist with over 15 years of experience in bodywork and manual therapies. Nicole is a holistic nutritionist and Taoist stone medicine practitioner. Together, they are here to help you gain clarity, pain relief and a new relationship with your health and vitality.

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