Ms. Kim Doan Nguyen L.AC, Acupuncturist
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Ms. Kim Doan Nguyen L.AC


10617 Patterson Avenue Henrico VA, 23238


Kim Nguyen is an acupuncturist practicing in Richmond, VA. Dr. Nguyen evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Nguyen treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

Education and Training

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine 2007

Provider Details

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Ms. Kim Doan Nguyen L.AC
Ms. Kim Doan Nguyen L.AC's Expert Contributions
  • Is an acupuncture treatment painful?

    Most people do not find acupuncture painful. The sensation your feel can be pressure, tingling, electric, dull, but generally is very minor and fleeting. It releases many endorphins and feel-good hormones so it's actually a pleasurable experience! READ MORE

  • How are you supposed to feel after acupuncture?

    Everyone is different and ranges from sleepiness and calm to energized with clarity. Generally there are no adverse effects but you should tell your practitioner if you experience any headache or nausea. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help panic attacks?

    Yes, acupuncture can absolutely help to reset the nervous system and calm the flight-or-fight response experienced during a panic attack. It can reduce the frequency, severity and duration of the attacks without drugs or chemicals. READ MORE

  • How long does acupuncture take to work for depression?

    Your question is about depression and anxiety. I would say you should feel the effects mentally and emotionally within the first 3-5 treatments, but for lasting results acupuncture should be used as one of your tools for coping, and not considered a cure or quick-fix. READ MORE

  • Where do you put acupuncture needles for anxiety?

    This will vary for every practitioner but if there is an area you would like to avoid, please discuss with your licensed acupuncturist before treatment. I generally use points on the head and ears, as well as the limbs, but some may choose back points. The treatment depends upon the person, addressing the root problem rather than symptoms. READ MORE

  • How do you know if acupuncture is working?

    If you are having physical pain, you should feel relief very quickly, and if you want it to last you should come in often, sometimes 3 times a week (for 2-3 weeks). If you don't feel any change it could mean that your issue is very chronic and has been there longer than you thought. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture for your neck safe?

    Absolutely. If you feel uncomfortable about needles going near your neck, tell your acupuncturist. In most cases, your acupuncturist does not need to use local points to provide relief for your neck pain. I practice Balance Method Acupuncture and I do not needle where it hurts. Hope this helps! READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with fertility?

    Yes, acupuncture can balance hormones, increase circulation throughout the body, improve the quality of blood and regulate the menses, thereby increasing the likelihood of conception. It’s best to try it with your partner so the sperm is the best quality. Expect at least three months to see results. READ MORE

  • Should I drink water after acupuncture?

    Absolutely. The body needs hydration after a treatment, and it will make you feel much better. I would advise avoiding alcohol and caffeine for a few hours if possible. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help knee pain?

    Absolutely. Although weight and exercise may play a role in the knee pain, an acupuncturist can assess your case with an examination and consultation. You should start to see results within 3-6 treatments but the proper frequency is important since the knee is a joint that can often be exacerbated by routine movements. READ MORE

  • Do you need a diagnosis to get acupuncture?

    Yes, Traditional Chinese Medicine has its own diagnostic system separate from conventional medicine. Although medical reports can be helpful, it's not necessary to have a diagnosis to be treated by an acupuncturist. They will make their own diagnosis according to the theory of Chinese Medicine, which is holistic. READ MORE

  • How often does acupuncture cause bacterial infections?

    It's not common to see infections from acupuncture. Notify your acupuncturist and s/he will probably avoid the area of the wound. Acupuncture can help wounds heal faster, naturally, by using your body's innate capabilities! READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture is effective for any type of discomfort or pain in the body, unless there is a structural component that requires surgery. READ MORE

  • I take blood thinners regularly. Is acupuncture dangerous for me?

    Acupuncturists like to know if you are on blood thinners because it can cause more bleeding or bruising. It can still be effective if you are on blood thinners, as we try our best to avoid capillaries, veins and arteries. I would be more cautious of prescribing herbs if you were taking blood thinners. READ MORE

  • Will I have to get acupuncture throughout my life?

    A licensed acupuncturist will be able to examine your case for a specific treatment plan and estimate the frequency and duration of resolution. Those who use acupuncture for maintenance at once a month will have better health because Chinese Medicine addresses all aspects of health. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

    Yes, many patients find relief of their chronic fatigue through acupuncture and herbal medicine. Seeing a qualified practitioner can treat underlying imbalances in your body to enhance your health systems, focus and energy. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating skin disorders?

    I have had better results treating eczema with herbal medicine but acupuncture can reduce the inflammation in a short-term flare up. READ MORE

  • Can insomnia be treated with acupuncture?

    Yes! Acupuncture will help regulate your body's natural rhythms so proper healing can occur during rest. If we all slept better (or more), our bodies would experience less illness and stress. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

    Yes it definitely can help. I would suggest getting treatment with your partner and allowing 3 months at a minimum for preconception planning. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a long-term treatment?

    It can help in the short-term, some people need only a handful of treatments, but for most people the results last longer with maintenance (i.e. once a month) READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Fertility and Pregnancy, Women's Health, Pain Management and Relief, Headaches/Migraines


  • Best Acupuncturist 2017 Northern Virginia Magazine 

Professional Memberships

  • Acupuncture Society of Virginia  

Ms. Kim Doan Nguyen L.AC's Practice location

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10617 Patterson Avenue -
Henrico, VA 23238
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