Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Richmond, VA

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Janet Borges, MSTCM, L.Ac.

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Thunderbolt Wellness
Thunderbolt Wellness is a private acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine practice owned by Janet Borges, L.Ac. I provide private, holistic health consultations and treatments in a nurturing clinical environment, treating one patient at a time, so that you may have my undivided attention. Together we work to design individualized treatment plans that create positive, conscious change in your life and health, utilizing acupuncture, lifestyle counseling and Chinese herbal medicine.

Empathy, compassion and humor are integral to my practice, in order to effectively communicate with you to provide guidance for your lifestyle change. My goal is to provide tools for you to take control of your health. I am a general practitioner, and have a clinical focus on psychological and emotional challenges such as depression, insomnia and anxiety, cardiovascular and digestive issues, arthritis, inflammation, palliative oncology care, and women’s health. My practice is complementary to conventional medicine treatments, and I am always happy to work with other medical providers to provide the best care for my patients.
Janet L. Borges is a nationally certified (NCCAOM) practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM), holding current licensure in both Virginia and California (California Acupuncture Board) as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.). She has a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, CA. Her comprehensive training included TCM theory and diagnostics, background theory in Western medicine, anatomy, physiology, as well as TCM nutrition. In addition she studied Chinese herbal medicine throughout the program. Four years of hands-on clinical training in the ACTCM clinic, as well as off campus internships, were integral to her training.

Janet’s personal history with AOM dates to 1979 when she chose it as her primary means of healthcare, which motivated her to return to school after other career endeavors in order to help others find the benefit of this medicine. Her background includes studies in psychology, homeopathy and Buddhism as well as artistic pursuits such as music and theater. In addition to private practice, Janet is a representative for the Chinese herbal company, Mayway Corporation. She has served on board of directors for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), and the Virginia Acupuncture Society (ASVA), working to promote greater integration of AOM into U.S. healthcare.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition
 Aromatherapy  Lifestyle Counseling
 Auricular Acupuncture  Moxibustion
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Online / Video Consultation
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)
 Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)  Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA 1998-2002
Secretary, American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) 2009-Present
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, MC, Visa
Hours:Weekdays, by appointment
License:0121000327 VA, AC8881 CA
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2117 West Main Street
RichmondVA 23220
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