Acupuncture Embodied

Acupuncture Clinic in Midtown Sacramento
Also offering Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Specializing in Orthopedics and Pain Management

Appointment options

For patients who have never seen Joshua Harrelson, L.Ac. before, but wish to become a patient for orthopedic pain management. Best for low back pain, sciatica, muscle pain, sports injury, strains, sprains, headaches, neck and shoulders, wrists, etc.

For established pain management patients, so long as they have been treated by Joshua Harrelson within the last 3 years, here at Acupuncture Embodied

For new or established clients of Bryan Aquino, CMT, who specializes in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy. Focusing on movement and pain management, treating for range of motion, injury, general tension, etc.

TRANSFER PATIENTS; Any patient who is a transfer patient from Asian Therapeutics and has seen Joshua Harrelson, L.Ac., within the last 3 years may book as a Transfer Patient Appointment for their first visit, which is simply a regular return visit appointment with Joshua like you are used to, with a very short form to fill out for malpractice and insurance reasons. After your first visit here, you will book a regular Return Patient appointment just like usual.

Book Now!

  • Use the Book an Appointment button above
  • Call or text with questions or preferred dates and times at (916)918-5568
  • Send an email to
  • Neuromuscular Massage Therapy with Bryan Aquino now available, using online booking button above


Most Major Insurances are accepted for acupuncture treatment. See a full list below. If your insurance is not listed, please contact us to ask. Patient will be asked to submit their insurance information with their New Patient Appointment form (fill out after booking appointment) or you can email or text a picture of your Medical ID Card and your Date of Birth to or (916)-918-5568. Once approved, patient will only be responsible for their plans Co-pay or Co-insurance (although if you have a deductible it may apply). You will be informed by email of your benefits, once verified.

Insurance Plans accepted;

  • Western Health Advantage
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Optum
  • Sutter Select
  • United Healthcare (May include Medicare with United Healthcare Rider)
  • Sutter Health Plus (Often requires a pre-authorization from your doctor, submit insurance information to check)
  • Kaiser (Some Kaiser plans do not have coverage outside of a Kaiser Facility, submit insurance information to check)

Insurance Plans NOT currently accepted;

  • Medicare
  • Medi-Cal
  • Triwest/Veterans Choice

We hope that Acupuncturists will eventually be capable of becoming Medicare/Medi-Cal providers and being reimbursed fairly, but until that time we are unable to accept those insurances.

Joshua Harrelson

Joshua has been practicing acupuncture in Sacramento since 2014 after graduating from ACTCM in San Francisco and passing the CA Licensing Exam. He specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture, which is a blend of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and modern Western Anatomy, and focuses on the relief of pain while fixing underlying structural issues like strains, sprains, disc issues, sports injuries, muscle tears, etc.

Bryan Aquino

Bryan Aquino NMT, CMT #59228 is joining us at Acupuncture Embodied, specializing in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy. His approach to massage is one of movement; moving the blood, the bones, the lymph, the muscles, and the connective tissue. With over 7 years of Neuromuscular massage therapy experience, and accomplishing as much as possible during your massage, He works to the edge of what your body can relax into or to the edge of your tolerance for pain, or can take a more gentle approach, as desired.

Why should you choose Acupuncture?

Time Tested

Acupuncture has been around for at least 3,000 years. If it didn’t work, no one would come back.


Acupuncture has been effective in relieving pain for many people, enough that most insurances pay for it, and you know insurances don’t like spending money.

It’s Easy

Lay down, relax, and take a nap. Let me do the work. It really is that easy.

2409 L St, Suite 103, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Find the office in the Heart of Midtown, on L Street between 24th and 25th. L is a one way headed west, so we will be on the right hand northern side. Only street parking is available for patients, but there is a lot of it and it is all 2-hour parking. Please be aware of areas restricted by street cleaning.

Please see interactive map in the footer below for more options.