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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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    Please note that our transition is complete and we have relocated to our new location as follows:

    Erlanger North Annex (behind main Erlanger North hospital),
    632 Morrison Springs Rd,
    Suite 201,
    Chattanooga, TN 37415

    Welcome to Chattanooga's

    Institute for

    Acupuncture & Wellness

    Official Acupuncture facility for

    Olympians DeeDee Trotter and

    Lolo Jones

    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 is affililated with the Anesthesiology Department of Erlanger. His private practice is located in the Erlanger North Annex building, connected to Erlanger North main campus, conveniently located off of Hwy 27 and Morrison Springs Road and affiliated with the recently formed
    UT Erlanger Institute for Sports and Health which includes Dr.Bill Moore Smith and Summit Physical Therapy.

    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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