Meet Dr. Schmalz

As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Juliet Schmalz saw the power of acupuncture treating nausea in the O.R. and thought, “why aren’t we doing this for everyone?” Today she combines her deep knowledge of the body and physician’s-level study of acupuncture to offer its extensive benefits as a compliment to Western Medicine. 

Her Philosophy

“I saw the gaps in today’s medical processes first hand and wanted to be part of the solution. We wait until there are issues to medicate, which even when treated, may not leave you as well as you could be. There is a lot we can do, like acupuncture, to empower ourselves to live healthier and longer and feel better on a day to day basis.”

Juliet Schmalz, M.D.

  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia
  • University of Arizona, Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship
  • Helms Medical Institute, Acupuncture Training for Physicians


Interactive needling process that helps change chemicals in your brain, lymphatic flow, blood flow and nerve conduction to areas of focus.

Electrical Acupuncture

Light stimulation to boost energy, move energy out of the body, or create a better energy balance within your body.

Cupping & Gua Sha

Techniques that flush out the muscles and scar tissues to relieve tension and irritation and allow for better function.

What Can Acupuncture Help With?

Acupuncture for knee physical therapy from Juliet Schmalz M.D.

What You Might be Wondering…

Acupuncture is a powerful, yet vastly under-utilized subset of medicine. The percentage of people who get at least some benefit is extremely high. Here are some frequently asked questions:

Does acupuncture hurt?

Ultimately, you should be relaxed and comfortable when the needles are in without any pain. Needles are very thin, so most experience minimal discomfort when they are placed and some don’t feel them at all.

How many treatments do I need?

Approaches are tailored specifically for you based on how your body resopnds, but typically a minimum of 4-6 treatments is recommended. Then the goal, even for long-term issues, is to decrease frequency needed.

What effects should I expect?

The hope is you’ll feel initial effects within 24 – 72 hours – or else, we need to change the approach. These are typically felt for several days and again the aim is to get benefits to last longer within a treatment plan.

Do you take insurance?

No, at this time we do not process or accept insurance. Payments are due in full at your appointment. We can however help with details for you to submit your own insurance reimbursement requests.

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