Acupuncture Services in Alexandria

Melissa Kud, LAc, NCCAOM, LMT

Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist

Melissa Kud is a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013 and Licensed  Acupuncturist since 2020. She is very passionate about her patients and focused on their healing, pain management and relaxation. 

Originally, Melissa comes from the Eastern Europe, and throughout her life has resided in five countries. Since the day she became a student of holistic medicine, Melissa has been focusing on various healing methods, such as  Western and Eastern massage types, acupuncture, Fire cupping , moxibustion,  essential oils, Reiki, Guasha as well as  pain management techniques, and nutrition. Through her diverse background, Melissa combines Eastern medicine with Western precision. She spends a lot of time researching, improving her professional skills, and is a life-long learner.

During her leisure time and vacation, Melissa likes travelling the world, researching  diverse cultures, and learning the new languages.

Melissa holds Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree which she obtained at New York College of Health Professions in New York City in 2019.


Book an Appointment Online

Or Call/Text: 703.203.3934


Initial Visit: $130.00

Follow Up Visit: $90.00

Cupping or Gua Sha $30.00

Facial Acupuncture $100.00

Home Visits Available Travel Fee $40.00


5 Visits for $425.00

Facial Acupuncture 5 Visits $450.00

Please see our Membership Page. Acupuncture is also included.

What Acupuncture Can Treat

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Many people try Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a “last resort” to serious and complex medical problems and find that it can help them when other treatments could not.

Acupuncture is also often used as a preventative medicine. Many people see their acupuncturist only 2-4 times a year for a “tune up” or “balancing” treatment. This can prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality.

Your acupuncturist will have to look at the onset of your condition and see what your constitutional diagnosis is to determine if Oriental Medicine can help you.  Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine how effective acupuncture will be for you without a full assessment.

What problems are commonly treated with Acupuncture?

The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions including:

(This is by no means a complete list of what Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat.)

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay Fever
  • Earache
  • Nerve Deafness
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Disorders

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anemia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Spastic colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Hemorrhoids

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Fibroids
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Immune Disorders

  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • MS
  • Hepatitis


  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff Neck
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus

Acupuncture Also Treats

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Weight Control