Your Life —
Without Pain

Affinity Acupuncture in Nashville, TN provides innovative medical solutions that promote healing from the inside out.

Welcome to

Affinity Acupuncture

I started my practice with a passion for helping people live without pain and heal through acupuncture & integrative medicine without relying on damaging surgical procedures or medication.

– Dr. William Alexander, DAOM, L.Ac.

William Alexander

Innovative Medical Solutions for Nashville, Brentwood, & Franklin, Tennessee

Affinity Acupuncture is dedicated to providing life-changing acupuncture treatments to get you back to living a healthy, productive, and pain-free life!

Affinity Acupuncture

What We Treat

Chronic Pain

Headaches and Migraines
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Frozen Shoulder
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Elbow Pain
Knee Pain
Sciatic Pain
Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy
Motor Neuropathy
Sensory Neuropathy
Autonomic Nerve Neuropathy
Muscle Twitching and Tingling
Muscle Weakness
Loss of Sensation
Muscle Cramps

Fertility

Infertility
Morning Sickness
Premenstrual Syndrome
Recurrent Lower Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Natal and Post-Natal Support
Menopause

Oncology

Dry Mouth
Fatigue
Hot Flashes
Nausea & Vomiting
Pain
Peripheral Neuropathy
Chemo Brain

Allergies

Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT)
Food
Pet
Environmental
Prescription
Hormonal
Toxin

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It’s time to address the root of the problem… not just the symptoms.
The path to improvement is just an appointment away.

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Treatments

Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture

Our approach focuses on combining the scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture with traditional acupuncture. Needles are placed at specific points of the body that target areas rich in blood vessels and neurofibers. This releases endorphins, natural compounds with pain-relieving properties, and regulates pain pathways in the nervous system.

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Dry Needling

Techniques like ashi acupuncture/dry needling target specific muscles to relieve tension and restore mobility. Through a holistic approach, acupuncture addresses various health concerns, offering relief and promoting overall well-being.

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Active Seniors with the help of Acupuncture Treatments
FSM Therapy

FSM Therapy

Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) is a pain treatment that uses low-level electrical currents. These currents are delivered to specific body parts to help reduce pain, promote healing and relax stiff or swollen muscles.

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What to expect at

Affinity Acupuncture

Evaluation

We discuss your condition and symptoms and evaluate your presentation.  Then present you with a treatment course. 

Treatment Course

The number of procedures you will need will vary based on your specific condition, the amount of time you’ve had it and other factors.

Quick & Painless

Acupuncture is quick and painless; you’re in and out of the office within 15-45 minutes.

Improvement

Most patients experience reduced symptoms, even in conditions that have been present for years.

Affinity Acupuncture

Our Founder

- Dr. William Alexander, DAOM, L.Ac.

William About Us Affinity Acupuncture

William is one of the few practitioners in Tennessee with advanced training in orthopedic acupuncture and dry needling.

Dedicated to continuously evolving his practice, William has also earned the title of a Preferred Provider for the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Protocol and completed studies in Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, Dr. Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture Masterclass Series (focusing on stroke and pain management foundations), and Master Tung Acupuncture with Brad Whisnant. 

William launched Affinity Acupuncture in January, 2012 and has been helping individuals in Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas live fuller, pain free lives. 

Career Highlights

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Bachelor’s in Nutrition

Over 12 Years of Clinical Experience

Partners with major medical insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, and United Healthcare.

Former Treasurer of the Tennessee Acupuncture Council

Preferred Provider for the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Protocol

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin steel needles into strategic parts of your body, focusing on pain relief and restoring balance to the body’s energy pathways, known as meridians.

But how does acupuncture work? Although acupuncture has existed for 2,500 years, recent research revealed the science behind acupuncture’s pain-relieving effects. Many acupuncture points align with areas rich in blood vessels and neurofibers. The inserted needles release endorphins and adenosine, natural pain suppressants that aid healing.

Acupuncture also regulates pain pathways in the nervous system, reducing inflammation and promoting relaxation. Techniques like ashi acupuncture/dry needling target specific muscles, relieving tension and improving mobility.

Affinity Acupuncture prioritizes evidence-based methods to effectively manage pain and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities. We treat various health conditions like chronic pain, headaches, fertility issues, peripheral neuropathy, and oncology side effects. Led by our founder, William Alexander, DAOM, L.Ac., you can expect personalized care tailored to your needs.

Whether you seek pain relief or overall well-being, we will support your journey to health and vitality. Contact us or call (615) 939-2787 to book a consultation and discover the life-changing advantages of acupuncture today.

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Active couple on bikes living pain free
Patients walking the beach after neuropathy therapy

What are some of the physical and mental benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture is highly effective for relieving stress and promoting relaxation by balancing the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, enhancing overall well-being. Preparing for significant events often triggers our sympathetic nervous system, known as the “fight or flight” response. Acupuncture helps shift us into the “rest and digest” mode of the parasympathetic nervous system. This transition alters our neurochemistry, increasing happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine, while reducing stress hormones like cortisol.

After your next acupuncture session, you’ll feel both happy and relaxed, as it boosts inhibitory amino acids such as GABA. It’s akin to instant and effortless meditation.

Beyond mental health benefits, acupuncture also strengthens immunity, aids digestion, supports women’s health, and improves sleep. Activating the parasympathetic nervous system promotes digestive health by stimulating peristalsis (intestinal movement) and enhancing metabolism. It also helps improve sleep by encouraging the body’s production of melatonin. Additionally, acupuncture balances reproductive hormones and is commonly used to address various women’s health issues, including PMS, fertility, and menopause.

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