Medical Acupuncture Program

Medical Acupuncture Program at Temple General Internal Medicine

Acupuncture encourages the body to promote healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at specific acupuncture points.

Acupuncture is a very old medical art that dates back over 2,000 years. Today, acupuncture is practiced widely worldwide, and is increasingly used by patients and doctors in the United States. Acupuncture treatments can be used alone or together with other therapies, such as conventional Western medicine and osteopathic manipulations.

Karen Lin, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Karen Lin is an Associate Professor of Medicine who has both primary care and medical acupuncture practices in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM). She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology, and received her MD and Master of Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the School of Public Health. Dr. Lin finished her Internal Medicine residency training at Temple University Hospital and stayed on as Chief Resident before joining the TUSM faculty in 2005. She completed her medical acupuncture training through the Helms Medical Institute’s Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course in 2009. Subsequently, she started and is currently Director of the Acupuncture Program at Temple General Internal Medicine. Dr. Lin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Payment, Insurance Reimbursement, and Office Policies 

Full payment is required at the time of service. We will, upon request, provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to determine if acupuncture services are covered. In many cases, a flexible spending account may be used to cover acupuncture treatments.

Acupuncture care does not replace the need for a primary care physician. An ongoing relationship with your primary care doctor is strongly encouraged.

Office Location & Parking  

Temple General Internal Medicine
1316 West Ontario Street
Jones Hall, 1st floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 215-707-1800.