Lifespan Lifestyle Medicine Center
Lifespan Physician Group


Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at specific points on your body. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain and relieve discomfort associated with a variety of conditions.

image of someone receiving acupuncture to their hand

Make an Appointment

Acupuncture is currently offered in the Lifestyle Medicine Center.

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 401-793-7837.

Lifespan Lifestyle Medicine
148 West River Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 1-G
Providence, RI

Led by Mariah Stump, MD, and offered through the Lifestyle Medicine Center, the program offers acupuncture appointments for new patients and follow-up visits to treat a range of health issues and medical conditions, including menopausal symptoms.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical practices in the world, originating in China more than 2,500 years ago. The practice involves puncturing the skin with small, hair-thin needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms. The points are thought to have certain electrical properties that affect chemical neurotransmitters in the body. According to theories of traditional Chinese medicine, the human body has more than 2,000 of these acupuncture points connected via pathways. Around 3.1 million adults in the United States have used acupuncture and this number is growing.

Acupuncture Can Help with Pain Management

  • Headaches, including tension and migraine headaches
  • Back pain with sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibromyalgia

Mariah Stump, MD is trained in acupuncture from the International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians through Harvard University and the Department of Medicine of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She uses the practice, along with yoga, mindfulness, and lifestyle medicine, as part of her primary care practice to promote the overall well-being and health of her patients. More about Dr. Stump.