Tampa's Expert in Acupuncture

Whether you want to get out of pain, reduce stress, improve fertility or tackle an autoimmune condition, Neurofunctional acupuncture can help.

Neurofunctional acupuncture is based on the understanding that the nervous system is responsible for controlling all of the body’s functions, including movement, sensation, and pain. When the nervous system is not functioning properly, it can lead to a variety of problems, including pain, muscle weakness, and fatigue and functional disorders.

Neurofunctional acupuncture works by stimulating the nerves to improve their function. This can help to reduce pain, improve muscle strength and coordination, and accelerate recovery from injury and improve function of bodily systems.

Over 35,000 treatments performed. Trusted by 5000+ patients.
Chris M.
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This man helped me avoid back surgery and pain management procedures with something highly effective and zero side effects. I had moderate or higher back pain and nerve pain on the bottom of my right foot. Now I am pain free most of the time, with only an occasional twinge to remind me that pain was once my constant companion.
Shelia V.
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Dr. Hanson is truly an expert in his field! my daughter is a competitive figure skater and after she tore her tendon, we worked with him and he was able to get her to recover 2 weeks sooner than was anticipated! he is extremely knowledgeable and passionate and that shows in his treatments! We continue to recommend others to him and also go regularly to maintain balance and health!
Luda O.
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The office is clean and very welcoming. Dr. Josh Hanson make you feel very comfortable and talks you through everything he does. I came in with TMJ and back pain. And felt a relief after the first session. I wish I have found this place earlier. Highly recommend Dr. Hanson for any problems with pain, you won’t regret you’ve tried.
Joy P.
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Dr. Josh has changed my life! He has done more for me than any other doctor has. He has amazing knowledge and most importantly, he truly cares! I have referred many patients to Dr. Josh and will continue doing so. I am blessed that our paths have crossed!

Common Conditions Acupuncture Is Proven To Help

Chronic Pain

- Low Back Pain And Sciatica
- Neck Pain
- Headaches And Migraines
- Arthritis
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Heel Pain And Plantar Fasciitis
- Knee Pain
- Chronic Injuries
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- And More

Fertility Support

- IVF/IUI Support & Optimization
- PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- Low AMH
- Thin Endometrial Lining
- Irregular Menstrual Cycles
- Advanced Maternal Age
- Diminished Ovarian Reserve
- Recurrent Miscarriage
- Male factor issues such as low sperm count, motility, or morphology

Mental Health

- Anxiety
- depression
- fatigue
- Insomnia
- stress.


- Acid Reflux and heartburn
- Constipation
- diarrhea
- indigestion
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Other Chronic Conditions

- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Various Autoimmune Conditions
- Fibromyalgia
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bell's Palsy
- Palpitations

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a medical treatment that activates our body’s self healing system and
encourages our body to heal itself. This is done by inserting tiny painless needles at precise acupuncture points and leaving them in for 10-20 minutes. Most people find the treatment deeply relaxing and extremely effective for a variety of problems.

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM uses a specialized system of medical acupuncture called Neuro-Functional Acupuncture which integrates both Eastern and Western medical principles and allows him to treat a wide variety of conditions effectively. 

What to Expect

Can Acupuncture Help Me?

Acupuncture can help most of the problems we will commonly experience as we age. Acupuncture has many mechanisms of action and works on every conceivable body system.

If we could condense all of the ways acupuncture works and all of the conditions acupuncture could help into a pill, the list would be so long and look so ridiculous that you wouldn’t believe it.

If you want to know if acupuncture in Tampa is right for you, then simply reach out! Call 813-534-0311 or schedule a short phone call at the link below.

How Does Neurofunctional Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture has many mechanisms that target your nervous, immune, muscular, and cardiovascular systems.

One explanation for how acupuncture works is by stimulating parts of the brain that control the release of endorphins, or pain relieving chemicals.

Another explanation is that is helps promote blood circulation.

Another explanation is acupuncture regulates our immune system, which in turn helps reduce inflammation and promotes a better state of overall health.

All of the acupuncture points are around neuro-vascular junctions – this means they are around nerves and blood vessels. The acupuncture pin provides a direct signal to these body systems and that signal is relayed to your nervous system and brain.

What Can Neurofunctional Acupuncture Help With?

According to the Acupuncture Evidence Project, clinical studies have shown it to be a beneficial for over 100 different conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Acute and chronic pain: back and neck pain, headaches/migraines, tendonitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and arthritis

  • Psychological and emotional disorders: depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, and insomnia

  • Digestive disorders: IBS, colitis, gastritis and constipation

  • Urinary and reproductive disorders: menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, infertility, and menopausal symptoms

  • Managing symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation, including fatigue, generalized pain, dry mouth, peripheral neuropathy, nausea, and vomiting

  • Allergies

  • Respiratory issues like cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and asthma

  • Insomnia and sleep issues

  • Heart palpitations

  • High blood pressure

  • Addictions to nicotine, alcohol, and drugs

    Source: Acupuncture Evidence Project

How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?

  • Initial Visit: $150

  • Follow up acupuncture treatments range from $75 – $125 depending on the level of complexity and conditions treated.

  • All treatment cost is discussed during your initial visit when a plan is developed.

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Meet Your Doctor

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM is a well known figure in the field of integrative medicine with a specialization in Neurofunctional acupuncture and dry needling, especially when it comes to chronic degenerative conditions. 

His focus is treating chronic pain, fertility support, & degenerative eye conditions. 

Dr. Hanson has a deep drive to reverse engineer degenerative conditions and because of this he has developed numerous techniques and procedures that help him to achieve exceptional results. 

Career Highlights

  • 10 years clinical experience
  • Florida’s most experienced dry needling practitioner
  • Performed 35,000+ procedures
  • Consulted with MLB, NFL, MLS organizations
  • Consults with practitioners from all over the country
  • Social media following of 175,000+ people with over 12 million people watching his videos worldwide

The fastest way to book a visit is through our online schedule below.

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