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Tiny Needle Acupuncture is so blessed with wonderful reviews! If you are on the fence about whether to try acupuncture or not, consider our reviews. Here’s what people have said through the years:

  • pain is relieved
  • episodes are less frequent
  • weight loss
  • I feel like a new me!
  • felt relaxed, woke up with zero pain 🙂
  • affordable acupuncture
  • better than I have been in months!
  • more energy
  • heel spur relieved dramatically!
  • I noticed changes after my 1st session
  • amazing, affordable, knowledgeable
  • best night’s sleep in 2 months
  • less pain and deeply relaxed
  • I didn’t need to take my anti inflammatory
  • rejuvenated, acupuncture is the best thing that I do for myself 🙂
  • reduced anxiety
  • reduced chemotherapy side effects of fatigue and nausea
  • “Ok this is strange but I went to feeling like I was full of ice cubes to feeling like I was full of warm honey.”
  •  It is one of my favorite things to have done.
  • my cough has reduced 50%
  • Thanks to acupuncture, thanks to Kristin, I feel closer to 16 than 60!
  • Simply the best.
  • Tiny Needle is the best value for my health dollars.
  • I’m on my second session and can already notice changes in my fertility charting.
  • I thoroughly enjoy every session I have with Kristin. 
  • …this time when I was finished I left with no pain, and was pain free the rest of the day. I have made remarkable progress in my four treatments.
  • Acupuncture really helps with my hot flashes and foot pain.
  • The aggravating pain in my lower back has vanished with one treatment. 
  • Treatment caused pain to subside a lot .Thank You
  • Because the treatments are affordable, I can get consistent treatment for all of them…asthma, heartburn, back pain, sinus issues, stress headaches, and TMJ to name just a few.
  •  immediate relief from a really bad sinus pressure that I had had for weeks! 
  • After my treatment I felt a little strange. Guess it was the energy flowing through my body. Later my back did not hurt like before the treatment and my sinuses were open. 
  • After only two visits, I feel confident that I am on a road to recovery from chronic headaches. 
  • I am a disabled combat veteran that was retired as a result of physical wounds sustained in combat. I have significant lower back pain and PTSD amongst other issues. The treatment I have received at Tiny Needle thus far has produced outstanding results and improvements.
  • After our appointment I walked away feeling relaxed and symptoms of depression were almost immediately gone.
  • My husband and I had been trying to conceive for almost two years and were not having luck with traditional medicine. I saw Kristin throughout my whole cycle and to my surprise I am now pregnant! I didn’t change anything in my life, except adding acupuncture, and it truly made all the difference!
  • I have been getting treatment for increasing breast milk production and preventing or remove milk duct clogs. While everything else has failed, her treatments help remove stagnation and improve milk flow.
  • the needles aren’t bad at all!
  • healed me of severe hip and wrist pain
  • My knee pain was gone in a month of treatment.
  • My hot flashes are basically gone. Love acupuncture
  • Health moving in the right direction with these sessions!
  • allergy relief
  • Doctors said I would be stuck with it for possibly years; two treatments later it’s gone. This time it was nerve pain in back, hips, upper back and anxiety.
  • crippling anxiety that I have dealt with my entire life. My whole outlook has changed.
  • I wish everyone would get acupuncture.
  • Trying to stop smoking. I’ve tried so many things to no go results. At this point I haven’t smoked in at least a month.
  • I suffer from multiple food intolerances, joint, muscle, and gastro pain along with other symptoms associated with my autoimmune condition. This service has improved my quality of life
  • Despite neuropathy, my husband has increased feeling in his feet. As for myself, my arthritic joints are markedly better
  • chronic ringing in my ears and macular edema. After a few treatments my symptoms started to improve.
  • I’ve completed three visits and have to say I’m getting relief. At least I’m at the point where I can sleep at night.
  • Thank you for helping my son with his neuropathic pain, I am thankful for you, and how much relief you give him. Thank you!
  • I have been struggling with extremely bad morning sickness and had tried everything in the book and nothing was working! My morning sickness was affecting my work and overall mental health. This was my first time doing acupuncture and I truly felt relief immediately!
  • I had mysterious foot pain that physical therapy was not fixing.
  • I have issues with my hands and they feel so MUCH better after a treatment and I normally sleep much better as well.
  • I don’t have adequate words to express how much the quality of my life has improved since coming to Kristin’s practice. 
  • First time , found it soothing, will be going back.
  • helps relieve my pain significantly, and keep me medication free.
  • I’ve almost fallen asleep during my session due to the deep state of relaxation I feel.
  • very experienced and did wonders for my trigeminal neuralgia If you have any discomfort or major problems this is the place to come.
  • Kristin seems genuinely interested in my wellbeing and always listens to my needs.
  • I was walking with the assistance of a crutch just a few weeks ago and yesterday went on a small hike with my husband.
  • Acupuncture has helped in many ways, among those congestion in the lungs, back pain, prostate and kidney function.
  • I’ve been 2x and the pain in my thumb has improved dramatically! 
  • I have experienced neck and shoulder pain for years, and felt such immediate relief. My shoulders actually dropped. 
  • The hand surgeon said my next step was surgery. I also could not snap my fingers which is important to me because I love music and dance. Within 2 months I am now happily snapping away.
  • 10/10 experience
  • Acupuncture with Kristin has given me more freedom, energy as i manage chronic pain due to degenerative disk disease. 
  • It is pleasantly surprising to see how many things that acupuncture can help in my life. 
  • After seeing 4 GI specialists, year + of physical therapy, and alternative diets, medications, and therapists, I felt relief for the first time even if only for a brief time after my first and only session. 
  • I have had a misalignment in my back from doing aerial arts and Kristen’s assistance with acupuncture has taken me back to normal in 4 visits. I have not had any pain for 3 weeks at this point and this was a long neglected issue with discomfort for about 6 months. 
  • I have had ongoing neurological symptoms for the past four years I have seen neurologist and neurosurgeons I have tried herbs, and tiny needle is the only thing that consistently has ever worked for muscle pain, numbness, headache, and other symptoms that I’ve experienced.

Thank you to all who have taken the time to leave feedback! It’s AMAZING to see what acupuncture can do!!!

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I often get asked about Miley our therapy dog. Miley worked at Tiny Needle Acupuncture as a therapy dog up until Covid in March of 2020. She was the best girl!

Our girl passed away on Thursday 12/22/22. We are grief stricken, but we were blessed with a beautiful long life for Miley…. she lived until age 13 and a half! Miley had some finicky eating in her last month and hiked up until her last 2 days. We weren’t sure what was wrong with her, but it wasn’t altogether holding her back. Finally, she had some labored breathing and was put down with a tumor somewhere bleeding into her abdomen. Kristin got to say goodbye to our dear Miley and we’re attaching some fun photos taken throughout 2022. Miley will live on in our hearts!!! Thanks for being a part of our journey Miley!

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes items like acupuncture and dietary therapy to optimize your health. Schedule your appointment today!


1/6 block of firm (or other density) tofu

add 8-10 oz. water

1 level tsp. matcha powder

1tsp. brown sugar (or honey)

1tsp. roasted, ground, black sesame seeds (great to prepare in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge)

Benefits: good for perimenopause symptoms, ” menopause, joints, dry cough, blurry vision, constipation.

  • This is great for people with:
    • true heat (red face, feels hot, heat related constipation),
    • false heat/liver yang rising (apex headache, hot flashes),
    • kidney yin deficiency (constipation, dryness, insomnia).
  • Contraindicated for those with:
    • slow metabolism, feels cold, deep pulse, cold related constipation, cold conditions. (TCM speak… if not sure, ask your acupuncturist.)
  • Try it for breakfast, it’s delicious!

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Given that we can’t seem to peel ourselves away from that little computer called a cell phone… “texting thumb” is becoming a common malady.

What is texting thumb? Texting or scrolling with your thumb on your cell phone, (instead of the index finger), moves the thumb repetitively in a way that it was not designed for. Over time, inflammation and pain result.

What is the remedy?… Acupuncture! We’re having tremendous success for texting thumb here at Tiny Needle Acupuncture. Alleviate your pain with acupuncture and adopt healthier habits. Acupuncture allows your body to reestablish balance across your energy grid. Acupuncture brings about pain relief, healing, and optimal wellness. Schedule your appointment online today!

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Tiny Needle Acupuncture is honored to make the Top 5 Acupuncture Practice list in OHIO! Thanks to all our wonderful reviews on Google!!! Reviews certainly help those needing acupuncture to find a safe, caring practice, that delivers results. THANK YOU!

And Tiny Needle humbly states that we are in GOOD company. Our Greater Cincinnati Area has really wonderful acupuncturists. Find one that is convenient for you so that you can feasibly receive REGULAR acupuncture treatments. Regularity is the key!

Good news: the risk for Coronavirus in May of 2022 in the Greater Cincinnati Area has been low!

A new concern noted in our country’s news this week: monkey pox.

(Another good reason to take steady, calm precaution on contractible illness.)

Here are some pertinent details from the World Health Organization. Click for full website page on monkey pox:

Itchy eyes, nose, and throat; sinus congestion and fatigue are common seasonal reactions in the damp valley of the Greater Cincinnati area. Sometimes seasonal allergens even bring on asthma and difficulty breathing.

There are a number of ways to get ahead of this histamine cascade:

  • detoxing the liver with nettles/milk thistle,
  • keeping the diet clear of cow dairy and sugars (alcohol is a sugar),
  • nasal flushes/rinses,
  • acupuncture: often includes soothing the liver qi and boosting lung qi/ wei qi,
  • over the counter antihistamines (reactive and temporary fix)… (side effects: drowsiness and dehydration),
  • prescription allergy meds (again…side effects: drowsiness, dehydration etc.).

You can find acupuncture here! It’s relaxing and it optimizes your health using your body’s own energy called “Qi”! Appointments can be made and managed online. Questions can be sent to:

Ahh… the crisp air, resolute silence, and glittering snow!

And the push/pull dichotomy of wanting to stay in a warm bed vs. venturing out into a moment of beauty and wonder… If only you had just a bit more information, you may be able to add your scheduled acupuncture therapy into this amazing marvel of a day.

Tiny Needle Acupuncture is normally open with snow…(often unless there is a snow emergency where there is no street parking.) To be sure, you can call 513/400-4170 and listen to the voicemail greeting the day of your appointment. (If we are closed, the greeting will reflect closure.)

Be safe! Driving can be adventurous in the snow, even a bit tricky. If you feel uncomfortable coming out into the snow, don’t hesitate to cancel. (In this instance you can cancel by: voicemail, text, or email.)

Either way, be sure to enjoy your day!

Acupuncture, exercise, sunlight (vitamin D), and certain foods can increase the chemical messengers called neurotransmitters that help with a plethora of physiological functions. “Nearly every function in the human body.”

There is currently no way to test whether your levels of neurotransmitters are healthy or not. Therefore experimentation with supplements is not a recommended route. Much safer would be to first try eating foods that supply the building blocks of neurotransmitters in your system.

Below are two lists to improve neurotransmitters safely in your system. This type of dietary therapy can improve: depression, mental acuity (memory and focus), enhanced sleep, relaxed breathing, relaxed heart rate, circulation, coordination (motor control), pain processing (e.g. fibromyalgia), pancreatic function and insulin regulation, pleasure and reward seeking behavior, stress response, etc.

  • Tryptophan foods: (precursor to serotonin)
    • salmon
    • chicken
    • turkey
    • eggs
    • spinach
    • seeds
    • milk products
    • soy products
    • nuts
    • bananas
    • chickpeas, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans
    • leafy greens (seem to be on every list!)
      • kale became trendy years ago… but there are other varieties: collard, mustard greens (spicy!), swiss chard, turnip…
    • green tea
    • tuna, mackerel
    • fermented foods: kefir (dairy), yogurt (dairy), tofu (soy)
  • Dopamine foods:
    • almonds
    • avocados
    • bananas
    • beef
    • chicken
    • eggs
    • omega 3 foods
    • vitamin D promotes dopamine
    • magnesium promotes dopamine
    • turmeric
    • green tea
    • tryptophan foods (list above) also increases dopamine