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  • What is Acupuncture?



    A procedure used in or adapted from Chinese medical practice in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes or to relieve pain or produce regional anesthesia.



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    Welcome to Chattanooga's

    Institute for

    Acupuncture & Wellness




    Official Acupuncture facility for

    Olympians DeeDee Trotter and

    Lolo Jones as well as

    our own Chattanooga Football Club!



    The Institute for Acupuncture & Wellness is a holistic medical clinic located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We offer the only licensed acupuncturist in the area who has been granted hospital privileges with Chattanooga's premier hospital, Erlanger Medical Center.

    Bret Moldenhauer has also been asked to be the Team Acupuncturist for the Chattanooga Football Club (CFC). In addition to treating his new and existing patient base, Bret has been providing services to the team upon request from CFC's dedicated training staff since 2011.

    Bret Moldenhauer is affililated with the Anesthesiology Department of Erlanger. His private practice is located in the state-of-the-art Chattanooga Lifestyle Center, located in scenic downtown Chattanooga, adjacent to the Sports Barn. Bret brings over 12 yrs of experience, including time spent studying and practicing in China.

    While Bret has had tremendous success in treating a multitude of conditions, he specializes in the use of Acupuncture Sports Medicine, as he was once a member of the World Military Taekwondo Team, training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

    He has also treated World Class athletes, Professional athletes from both the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as many local athletes in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas.

    Acupuncture Sports Medicine is widely used in conjunction with traditional Sports Medicine centers or on a stand-alone basis.


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