Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture Services

It doesn't hurt.

The needles we use are one time use only - we don't reuse them - and they are super small.

They are like cat whiskers, so more often than not, you don't even feel them.

Campus Health offers acupuncture services on Thursday evenings in a relaxed group setting by appointment from 5pm – 8pm. ​Treatments take place in the Physical Therapy clinic. Students, faculty and staff may schedule online, request an appointment through the Healthy Heels portal or by calling Campus Health. Cost is $50 per session and this charge will be placed on student accounts or billed directly. 

On Thursday, March 19th, Acupuncture will run from 5 - 6:30 pm.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the main part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at symptoms and patterns of illness specific to an individual. It does not seek one exact reason for illness or injury, and instead treats the multiple factors involved in ailments – lifestyle, psychological wellbeing, environmental stress, trauma, and external pathogens. A vocabulary has developed to explain these patterns - how energy (qi, pronounced “ch-ee”) and blood travel through the body in certain pathways (meridians) and can get obstructed.

Is acupuncture effective?

Acupuncture and other methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine evolved in China and rely on thousands of years of human trials to validate effectiveness. Acupuncture is well known for its benefits on chronic pain and headaches; it is also commonly used to treat stress, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue among many other ailments. Negative side-effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine are virtually non-existent.

Who will be providing it at Campus Health?

Campus Health has contracted with Triangle Acupuncture Clinic to provide acupuncture services. They have served Chapel Hill for 15 years, and will provide services at Campus Health with state licensed acupuncturist Chris Helmstetter, LAc.

You can learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Triangle Acupuncture Clinic at

Where do I go for appointments?

Please use the Pharmacy entrance on the ground floor on the West side of the building, closest to Genome Sciences and The Beach Cafe to enter the building for your acupuncture appointment.