Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture needles on the back of a beautiful young woman lying on massage table at health spa

Pain Management

Life is too short to live in pain.

The good news is, we can help. William Alexander, L.Ac., C.SMA, is one of the foremost acupuncturists for pain management in the Nashville area, especially for lower back pain. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture is even more effective in non-surgical chronic back pain than chiropractic care and physical therapy, and it may help people successfully manage and lessen chronic and acute pain without the use of pharmaceuticals.

Acupuncture’s ability to reduce pain quickly, safely, and without any harmful side-effects is why pain management is the most common treatment performed by acupuncturists. Using extremely fine, sterile, single-use disposable acupuncture needles, your acupuncturist will design a treatment specific to your individual needs, whether you are recovering from an injury to your joints, muscles, and tendons, or have chronic aches and soreness in these areas.

Fertility & Women’s Health

Are you considering acupuncture to support you in growing your family? Many of our clients who once struggled with fertility have since conceived and carried healthy pregnancies to term. Some women, they did acupuncture alone. For others, they sought acupuncture in conjunction with IVF or IUI.

Over half of the world’s population is women, and many are living with symptoms of PMS and menopause, daily stress, infertility issues, cardiovascular disease, and other areas of women’s health.

Diet, environment, and lifestyle have tremendous impacts on the body. In the Western world, women frequently experience moodiness, cravings, cramping, and more every 28 days or so. Menopause has become a dreaded “thing”, carrying the weight of night sweats, hot flashes, hormonal curveballs, and worse – yes, worse. Women’s health issues are common enough in the US that they have become normal, but the severity of them is not natural. We’ll help you find your new normal – one with fewer mood swings, headaches, sleepless nights, hot flashes, and night sweats.

Affinity Acupuncture Fertility Nashville, TN
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Orthopedic Acupuncture

William is one of the few Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture (C.SMA) practitioners in the state of Tennessee. To earn that credential, he completed the most advanced orthopedic and sports acupuncture certification available, SMAC with Matt Callison. Orthopedic, or Sports Medicine Acupuncture (SMA), uses principles and techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Sports Medicine for an integrative approach focused on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

Acupuncture on specific locations, or points, on the body will reduce inflammation, calm the nerves, speed healing and provide pain relief. Acupuncture is especially helpful in treating chronic knee pain, back pain, carpal tunnel and arthritis. Affinity Acupuncture will develop a personal plan to treat your symptoms, incorporating acupuncture and other treatment options to help restore your body to optimal health.

Respiratory Disorders

From the common cold to more serious conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have a long history of working well to reduce respiratory symptoms and strengthen the body’s immune system and overall function. For thousands of years, acupuncturists and alternative medicine specialists have been treating asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, sinusitis, and even allergies with acupuncture and other forms of Oriental Medicine naturally.


Acupuncture for Asthma, Allergies, COPD, and Common Cold and Flu
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic & Facial Treatments

A Powerful Alternative to Aging

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and sagginess without toxins or surgery. Our specialized team can help you improve muscle tone, tighten pores, stimulate circulation, and more.

The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture protocol is a great alternative to fillers and surgical procedures. It gets down to the root of the problem, removing toxins and dead skin cells; resolving underlying factors that contribute to the aging process; and increasing circulation of blood, oxygen, and nutrients. Additionally, acupuncture is a low-risk treatment. Some light bruising may occur around needle application sites, but recovery time is much faster than cosmetic surgery, and no foreign substances are introduced to the body. 

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Studies show that acupuncture is effective in a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders. It has been found to “promote gastric peristalsis in subjects with initial gastric motility and suppresses peristalsis in those with active initial motility.”1 What does that mean? If you frequently experience discomfort due to your GI function (such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, excess gas, spastic colitis), acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can offer you relief.


Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders
Acupuncture for Circulatory Disorders

Circulatory Disorders

Hypertension.  Coronary artery disease.  High cholesterol.  Heart disease.  Stroke.   Heart attack.  Heart failure.  These are all serious, scary diagnoses.  And they can all be helped with massage therapy, acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.


General Well-Being

On occasion, we get a call from someone who wants to come in for an appointment because they’re curious to learn what acupuncture is about, but they are generally in good health. One of our areas of focus is in preventative care, or wellness maintenance. Acupuncture supports General Well-being and overall health by maintaining positive circulation and sustaining healthy systems.

The body’s immune system is constantly working to fight off illness, and the skeletal system and soft tissues to avoid injury. Regular acupuncture sessions are a wonderful form of preventative care to sustain and even improve general wellness. We all go through stress and strain on a daily basis. Acupuncture aids in restful sleep, good digestion, reducing stress, improving circulation, maintaining reproductive health, and much more.


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Acupuncture for Circulatory Disorders

Additional Conditions Treated

Our goal is to help you feel better. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer relief for traits and symptoms above and beyond pain relief. We can provide you an environment to safely speak openly and honestly about how you feel physically and emotionally, and our dedication to developing a treatment plan specific to you and your needs.

Premium care is available in additional areas of health as well.