“This deep understanding of the human physiology of acupuncture has led to innovative approaches that increase acupuncture response”


Doctor Kestner was the first doctor to bring clinical acupuncture to Murfreesboro. Our virtually painless acupuncture treatment is unique and very effective for many painful conditions. Dr. Mark Kestner has studied acupuncture for more than two decades with respected experts.

He was named Fellow of International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in 1998 and completed National Board Examination in acupuncture by the NBCE in acupuncture in 2004.

He has authored numerous articles on contemprary acupuncture. His professional writings on acupuncture have appeared in national publications.

His unique style of acupuncture is unique in Murfreesboro. It is based upon time-tested traditional acupuncture approaches along with a modern understanding of clinical neurological and physiological processes of acupuncture. This deep understanding of the human physiology of acupuncture has led to innovative approaches that increase acupuncture response.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Kestner begins by listening to your unique personal health history, including the condition that brought you to our office.

Dr. Kestner will then offer treatment options and suggestions that will be appropriate for you. If he feels that the treatment options available at this clinic are not indicated for you, he may make other recommendations.

The actual treatment is quite relaxing. Over the years Dr. Kestner has developed methods that are safe, effective and very comfortable. He uses acupuncture techniques that are virtually painless. The entire treatment is very pleasant.
The actual acupuncture needles are finer than human hair. Our acupuncture treatment is so painless that many patients are not even aware that the needles have been inserted. There is usually no discomfort at all.
Most patients will benefit from a short series of acupuncture treatments. You will be provided with a treatment plan based upon your specific condition.
A partial list of conditions that Dr. Kestner has successfully treated are listed in the next column.
Your response will be dependent upon several factors. Most patients are well pleased with the outcome of treatment. Since introducing our virtually painless acupuncture to Murfreesboro most patients have been very happy with their results.

Conditions treated successfully at our clinc

These are diagnoses taken straight from our case files with successful outcomes!

  • Headache (Migraine, sinus, tension, TMJ)
  • Neck Pain (Muscle spasm, crick in neck, pinched nerve, bulging disc, arthritis)
  • Back pain (Muscle spasm, between shoulders, rib pain, scoliosis, pinched nerve, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, sciatica, sacro-iliac joint SIJ, lumbalgia, piriformis syndrome)
  • Hip pain (Pain in buttocks, pain with sitting, bursitis, tensor fascia lata TFL, iliotibial band ITB, arthritis)
  • Knee pain (Arthritis, tendinitis, pain with walking, pain with bending.)
  • Leg pain (Sciatica, peripheral neuralgia, restless legs)
  • Foot and ankle pain (Ankle injury, foot pain, plantar fascitis, heel pain, pain in toes)
  • Shoulder pain (Rotator cuff, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, arthritis, bursitis)
  • Elbow pain (Tendonitis, tendinitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, arthritis)
  • Wrist and hand pain (Carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist sprain, hand pain)
  • Neurological conditions (Neuralgia, neuritis, CRPS complex regional pain syndrome)
  • Other conditions (IBS irritable bowel syndrome, hot flashes, menopause symptoms, allergies, hay fever, rhinitis.)

New acupuncture therapy protocol now available to treat migraine headaches. Migraine sufferers know that these kinds of headaches can slowly steal your life away, hour by hour, day by day. This new protocol has been very effective for patients that have repetitive headaches.

The treatment protocol involves a series of treatments that include gentle, pain-free acupuncture, therapeutic muscle stimulation to relax muscle tension, and specific application of aromatherapy to open the sinus channels of the head.

I can’t believe it. Headaches have been a constant part of my life for years. I woke up every morning wondering what my head would feel like that day. Since the treatment, I have gone for weeks without a single headache!” -a recent patient

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