I have been going to the Acupuncture Wellness Center since 2019 for physical and mental health. During that time my overall well-being has improved. Specifically my sleep is more restful, my attitude and outlook are positive, and my physical state of health is renewed each visit. Richard and Robyn are kind, caring professionals. I highly recommend their services.

Karen J.

I have been going to acupuncture with Dr. Richard Weissman since my stroke a few years ago. The results are wonderful. He made no promises during my initial consultation but many things have improved with my nervous system , general balance—I have partially gained back my sense of smell and taste. He has helped with occasional aches and pains as well. He listens and has coordinated my schedule well so I can fit this into my life. It has been well worth the drive and effort to be consistent about this treatment weekly—and I frequently recommend him to friends.

Cristine T.

I highly recommend Acupuncture Wellness. Richard has years of knowledge and experience. He’ll put you at ease immediately and recommend a treatment program that will help you feel better. He is kind, thoughtful and caring. I know every time I have an appointment that I will leave feeling better then when I came in. His office manager Robyn is awesome! More like family than some of my own family! I look forward to my visits and will continue to come here until I am no longer able. Acupuncture has improved my quality of life and I am forever grateful to Acupuncture Wellness!

Julia F.

I’ve been using acupuncture for almost ten years. I began in Oakland for acute pain. To say “it worked” is an understatement. I’ve been a client of Richard’s for almost 2 years now. He is the best acupuncturist I have seen. Not just for his amazing ability to fix the acute issues I bring to him. I look forward to my twice monthly visits to keep me “tuned up.” If I miss a visit I know it! The overall well-being I receive is very important, more than I imagined. I recommend Richard to anyone interested in feeling better all the time. Also, I leave rested, refreshed and ready for life. Thank you Richard!

Jeff J.

Richard listens to your needs; he is a helpful, caring professional who does his very best to treat you for whatever your needs are that day and for future healing.

Carol W.

I’m a 65 year old male who is in average physical shape. I strain my back muscles every now and then working out or doing projects around the house. Medical doctors would put me on muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory drugs. I would also visit a chiropractor when this would happen. A few years back my chiropractor suggested acupuncture treatments along with chiropractic treatments. I was under the opinion acupuncture was not scientific medicine. But I was willing to try it. That’s when I visited Richard at the Acupuncture Wellness of Calaveras. Richard has great bedside manor, he listens and comes up with a plan to relieve your pain. After a couple of visits I was convinced that acupuncture was definitely helping me. I’m now a firm believer that acupuncture works and will always be a major part of my wellness plan.

Ed K.

I would highly recommend Richard’s Acupuncture/ Wellness to everyone I know that might be in need of services. The office and rooms are perfect. Very inviting, warm and clean. They send reminders which is an extra bonus. I am feeling so much better since coming for the treatments.

Pamela C.

I have been using Acupuncture Wellness for about a year now. Acupuncture has given me about 70% relief from my hip and back pain. I’ve had 2 MRIs, 4 sets of x-rays, 2 cortisone injections including 4 epidurals. I almost forgot about the back surgery.

I decided to try acupuncture treatments after all of the above. In about 6 sessions Richard was able to accomplish more than the 12 weeks of physical therapy with pain medication every 4 hours. I have cut my pain medication in half now. I highly recommend that anyone with pain give him a call. You won’t be disappointed.

Patrick O.

After being diagnosed with a condition that was causing tremors in my face and having neck pain I consulted a neurologist. After speaking with her, I was not satisfied with her recommendations; using a drug or receiving botox treatments. I then consulted a family member who happens to be a chiropractor. He suggested I see an acupuncturist. I researched various ones online and decided to confer with Richard Weissman at Acupuncture Wellness of Calaveras. He was very thorough on my 1st visit, asking medical questions, symptoms and making me feel comfortable and at ease with a procedure I had no experience with.

After having my 1st round of treatments, 2 a week, for about 2 months, mt neck pain was gone and tremors in my face were very minimal. I have since reduced my treatments to 1 a week and feel that his will be beneficial to me.

Richard is kind, polite and very knowledgeable in the practice of acupuncture.


I’ve been dealing with several long-term health issues, including back, neck and knee pain, widespread arthritis and 15+ years of fibromyalgia pain and weakness. Medications and physical therapy had only minimally helped. I decided to try acupuncture.

At my first consultation visit with Richard he gave me a very good overview of acupuncture and its uses and benefits. He thoroughly went over my history and areas that could be helped. Then he laid out a treatment plan for me.

I’ve been seeing Richard regularly for two months and have experienced perceptible pain relief in many areas. Recently, I had a very sudden, intense pain in my jaw and was told by my dentist to see a neurologist. I happened to have an appointment with Richard later that day. He treated the area with acupuncture. By the time I got home the pain was completely gone and hasn’t come back! I’m looking forward to enjoying further relief and better health as I continue treatment.

I highly recommend Richard. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in his field. He is personable and easy to talk to. He listens, and he cares.

Sherri C.

Absolutely the BEST Acupuncturist I have ever met.
What a divine synchronicity was to find Richard. It has made such a positive change in my life. I was involved in a car accident which left me in great physical pain. The injuries include neck (3 herniated discs), jaw, left arm and lower back pain, as well as terrible headaches. Richard’s treatment has made a big difference in reducing the physical pain. From the moment you walk into his office he welcomes you with a smile. His presence is calming and his compassion and lovely sense of humor males you feel at ease. I feel heard and I feel cared for, sincerely. His therapy includes cupping and electro-therapy, depending on the case. I highly recommend him.

Erika P.

The pain management is life-changing. I’m not even 100% sure how it works. All I know is it just does. My chronic pain, exzema, and asthma have all seen improvements, and I know that’s not all that can be helped. I recommend this place to everyone I know for nearly everything!

Kyra A.

I first saw Richard for Acupuncture treatments in 2019 when I was experiencing mystery symptoms that other physicians couldn’t treat. Among many of my symptoms thse included insomnia, anxiety, depression, weight loss, low metabolism, and other symptoms that resembled Lyme Disease. All it took was the introductory consultation and treatment to get me hooked. After about 3-4 sessions I was experiencing continual improvement, with one treatment building on the previous one. Richard has an abundance of knowledge regarding Traditional Chinese Medicine, and he carries with him a warm and welcoming presence to his patients. He lights up the room when he walks in! After seeing Richard for many years and after many conversations, he has inspired me to study for a graduate degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My words can’t describe my gratitude for his clinic in the Motherlode country and for all he has done for my family and the rest of the community. If you are hesitant about receiving treatment from Richard, don’t wait! One has to experience Acupuncture for the first time to taste just how rich and beneficial this style of medicine is. It is truly life-changing!

Devin T.

I started acupuncture with Richard a year ago. The ongoing upward trend in my overall health has been nothing short of miraculous. I am profoundly grateful & hopeful that I will continue to reclaim my strength and vitality.

Anna W.

I started acupuncture with Dr. Weissman in 2014. At first, I had my doubts about acupuncture. I knew nothing about it. I was tired of prescribed medication and pain, so I made an appointment with Dr. Weissman. My first appointment was amazing! Dr. Weissman did a triage on me and shortly after, I received my first treatment. My first appointment was nice and soon after, my pain was gone. I currently do my best to see Dr. Weissman monthly for “maintenance”. Dr. Weissman is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient during all my visits. His staff always had a smile and are friendly and accommodating.

Ruben M.

I’ve been seeing Richard Weissman since January 2017 after a bad break on my knee joint and shin bone. Have had low back problems and allergies for a long time. The treatments from Richard have brought me incredible relief from pain. I also had a bad bunion on my right big toe which has shrunk considerably, making it much more comfortable to wear shoes. All in all, it’s been a wonderful experience with no pain meds needed.

Linda M.

I have found Richard/Acupuncture Wellness has been very health, mind and body healing. My knee and elbow have been improving. In addition, I am sleeping better and feeling like my emotional health is stronger. I feel I need to continue this in my life. THANK YOU, RICHARD!!

Ginger M.

I have had chronic muscle pain on one side of my back for years. I did physical therapy and nothing helped. After my 6th session with Richard, the benefits kicked in. When the muscle strain came back, I found I ‘bounced back’ quicker and the pain didn’t last for days as it had previously. Richard also gave me some exercises which would also alleviate the pain and allow me to continue to function normally. Totally thrilled with Richard and his miracles of acupuncture.

Rebecca D.

I have been coming to Acupuncture Wellness for treatment for nearly a year. I came initially for pain knee-tendon/ligament. Under Richard Weissman’s care, my knee problem got increasingly better. Today, I have no pain. Over the past months, I have also seen improvements and relief for other physical as well as emotional issues. Stress, grief over a loved ones loss, dermatitis, allergies, and help in healing pneumonia. I continue to come for treatments monthly as I feel acupuncture helps me maintain better quality of life. I much prefer the acupuncture treatments to taking medication and have recommended Mr. Weissman to friends and family. He and his staff have been extremely helpful.

Sandy F.

After my treatments, I feel significantly better for 2-24 hours. The duration of my improved feeling seems to depend on the degree of activity (walking only) I participate in after treatment. If I can wait 24 hours before walking or standing for significant periods (1 hour or more) the longer the benefit lasts. I also seem to get more improvement the closer together I can schedule my treatments.

Karalee C.

For many years I have utilized the benefits of acupuncture. For stomach issues, headache, back pain, leg cramps, the list goes on and on. I highly recommend Richard. He is very knowledgeable and easy going with his care and concern for his patients.

Lynn G.

It’s made a wonderful difference in my recovery from the stroke and hip operation and more. He listens and helps solve problems, which helps body and soul. I have been helped with manual dexterity, coordination, balance, general strength, digestive tract disorders, sinus problems and more. I think acupuncture is something everyone can benefit from.

Cris T.

My experience with acupuncture under the care and professionalism of R. Weissman L.Ac. Has given me back strength and hope for the future! I have been through many trials and treatments for the past 14 years. I had truly lost hope that I could possibly even work a part-time job. Richard has been more than a good listener and he encourages. His treatment is superb and lasting. I constantly encourage others who ask ‘What are you doing?‘ I am enjoying life with hope for a great end of life finale. Richard is flexible, patient, and a great listener. He know what he is doing and goes the extra mile!

Julie D.

When my doctor first recommended acupuncture I was very skeptical, had no knowledge of how it worked. I quickly learned of the enormous benefits of it. Never thought the pain could be controlled without pain meds but to my surprise, it really works and I would recommend Richard to anyone and everyone. Thanks for the relief, it will be a part of my life forever!

Ray B.

I began going to Acupuncture Calaveras about three years ago when in my mid 40’s, I began having significant stomach and energy issues.  Richard helped me get back on track to the point where I am now more active than I was in my 30’s.

Thomas J.

I was in quite a lot of pain after my accident. Through my treatment, I feel like I’m getting back to my old self. The procedure is virtually pain free and very relaxing.

Bryan K.

Acupuncture for me has been life saving. I have more energy, less stress, almost no more migraines!

Melba B.

Being that I’m in the health care field, I was a little doubtful that alternative medicine would do any good. To my surprise, it was so beneficial.

Monica F.

I started feeling significant relief after treatment. Once again I’m smiling and I tell everyone how acupuncture has taken my pain away.

Leslie S.