Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture Works in  3 Main Ways:

1) Acupuncture is an ancient therapy used to successfully treat many medical problems without the need for medication or invasive procedures.

2) Acupuncture promotes well-being and natural healing without any side-effects. Many conditions may even respond in under 24 hours.

3) Acupuncture works by 3 main mechanisms: a) increasing the circulation of blood and energy throughout the body, b) boosting production of serotonin in the brain and digestive tract, and c) reducing inflammation through activation of the non-specific immune system and lymphatic drainage.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Directions to Mid Ohio Wellness and Edwards Acupuncture

Mid Ohio Wellness and Edwards Acupuncture are located at our new space in Upper Arlington at 2939 Kenny Rd., Suite 195. ******************************************************************************************Remember what Gandhi said: "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver".

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Edwards Acupuncture Cancellation and Return Policy:
Our Cancellation Policy is as such:
We aim to provide our clients the highest quality service and pride ourselves on our exceptional team. If you should cancel in less than 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, we not only lose your business, but also the potential business of other clients who may have taken your scheduled time. The full service fee will be charged if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.

Our Return Policy on Packages is as such:
We accept returns on packages with a $75 return processing fee (minus the value of any treatments used at regular non-package price) within the first 30 days from purchase (A refund will be processed within 90 days of the request). After that time period (30 days from the purchase date) there are no returns on packages for any reason. Package treatments can be used by anyone authorized by the purchaser and expire after 6 months to 2 years from the purchase date (dependent on the package purchased). If you have any questions call 614-849-2099.

If you have ever purchased a Groupon deal voucher from the Columbus Acupuncture Clinic and did not redeem it, we will work with you to either credit the valued amount or provide treatment for you, even if it is expired. This only applies if you did not receive a previous refund from Groupon. Please call us at 614-849-2099 and mention your Groupon purchase.


6 TREATMENT PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE DEAL : Buy 6 acupuncture treatments for $360.00. These treatments must be used within 6 months of the purchase date. You can authorize anyone to use your treatments if you schedule it in advance. There are no refunds available with this offer after 30 days from purchase.
$360.00 Offer

12 TREATMENT PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE DEAL : Buy 12 acupuncture treatments for $660.00. These treatments must be used within 1 year of the purchase date. You can authorize anyone to use your treatments if you schedule it in advance.There are no refunds available with this offer after 30 days from purchase.
$660.00 Offer 

40 TREATMENT PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE DEAL : Buy 40 acupuncture treatments for $50.00 per Treatment (Package price of $2000). These treatments must be used within 2 years of the purchase date. You can authorize anyone to use your treatments if you schedule it in advance. There are no refunds available with this offer after 30 days from purchase.
$2000.00 Offer 

INSURANCE COVERAGE: We accept insurance with the proper approval forms submitted to our office from your health insurer prior to treatment (Some Policies Cover Acupuncture in some Instances- United Health Care, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Ohio State University).

INJURY AND ACCIDENT CLAIMS: We accept BWC (Bureau of Worker's Compensation) claims with an authorized C-9 Form and Car Accident Injury claims with proper insurance documentation (Claim Number) and Letter of Protection.


15 minute Initial Consultation/Analysis/Office Visit $50.
1 Acupuncture Treatment (either front or back with or without electrical stim.) $85.
Office Visit with Physician (20-30 Minutes) $200-$300

1 Acupuncture Treatment at your Home $135.
10 Acupuncture Treatments at Your Home $1000.
(Pay an extra $20 per session to have a friend or family
member get acupuncture at your home or office with you. This package applies to Franklin County and the Pickerington, Polaris and New Albany Areas Only.


First Treatment with Laser (Initial Consult and Therapy) $175.00

1 Follow Up Laser Session $100.00 Each

6 Treatments with Laser for Smoking/Weight-loss Programs $540.00 (Including Initial Consult)

1 Beurer SL30 Personal SoftLaser and Therapy Manual  $109.00 + shipping (if not picked up in office)


1 HOUR Shiatsu Massage (Including Consult) $100

SCHEDULE Shiatsu Acupressure Massage Appointments at Edwards Acupuncture

Ask about special pricing for Club Members, Students (with student I.D.), Seniors (with AARP), Government Employees, Aetna Natural Alternatives, and Telhio Members. We also sponsor addiction treatments for people with qualifying incomes. Call 614-849-2099 now for more information.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Staff Members


Ahmed Edwards L.Ac.,M.Sc.                            614-849-2099
Acupuncture Director

Medical Doctor

M. Farid Edwards MD                                       614-507-3228
Medical Director

Office Manager

Susan Mamone                                                    614-440-1972

Resume for Ahmed Edwards L.Ac.

Educational Experience

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, BA- Molecular Biology and Religious Studies (Double Degree), 1993

International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, NM, M.Sc.- Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1995

Academy of Advanced Integrative Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, (64 Hours)- Injection Therapy Techniques and Protocols for Expanded Prescriptive Authority, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM, 2002

Employment Experience

Mid-Ohio Anesthesiology Consultants LLC, Gahanna, OH: 01/2013-Present
Positions: In-Office Pharmacy Director and Vice President
·         Accurately verifies and produces transdermal cream prescriptions for In-Office Pharmacy Lab  
·         Upkeeps all Regulatory and Billing paperwork related to In-Office Compounding Pharmacy

Columbus Acupuncture LLC, Edwards Acupuncture, and Physicians Acupuncture Centers Inc., Columbus, OH: 10/2000-Present
Positions: Owner/Acupuncturist and Clinical Director
·         Specializing in Auto Accident Therapy and Fertility Enhancement through Oriental Medicine
·         Taught acupuncture seminars at OSU College of Medicine (2000/2001/2002/2004/2008/2009/2010)

American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM), Columbus, OH: 12/2010-12/2012
Positions: Professor and Clinical Supervisor
·         Taught Micro-Biology, Dosage Calculation, and Medical Terminology to both nursing and acupuncture students and supervised the Student Acupuncture Clinic
·         Assisted and served on the AIAM Federal Accreditation Curriculum Board helping to establish the first Federally Accredited acupuncture program in Ohio

Southwest Fertility Lab Services, Albuquerque, NM: 05/1997-06/2001
Positions:  Chief Clinical Embryologist/Acupuncturist (01/00-06/01)
               Clinical Embryologist Trainee (05/97-12/99)
·         Reported IVF/ICSI data in compliance with Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 1998-2001
·         Achieved increased pregnancy rate for IVF cycles year over year (clinical embryology national average at 28% / Lab at 28% when I took over/ During my tenure rate was 34%)
·         Coordinated acupuncture services for fertility patients at Southwest Fertility where I was one of the early adopters (1998) using acupuncture to increase fertility
·         Performed In-Vitro Fertilization/ Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)/ Embryo Freezing

Navajo Division of Health, AIDS Office, Window Rock, AZ- 11/1997-04/1999
Position: Clinical Specialist/Grant Coordinator
·         Implemented and researched an integrated service delivery system for HIV-positive Navajos ($1.5 Million 5-year HRSA-SPNS Grant)
·         Saved $170,000 for the Arizona Coconino County Health Department by identifying service overlaps in a $500,000/year budget for HIV/AIDS Services
·         Facilitator and Organizer of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (University of New Mexico-Masters of Public Health Program, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Navajo people living with AIDS, and Navajo community members)
·         Achieved 80% (4 of 5) success rate for grant funding/100% success for grant renewals.
·         Co-authored paper and supervised all aspects of Navajo Division of Health clinical HIV/AIDS treatment and research project investigating health services

Buck Rhodes, Inc., Albuquerque, NM: 08/1997-11/1997
Position: Research Technologist
·         Assisted in development and analysis of experiments to determine in-vitro levels of radio-isotope excess in white blood cell imaging system
·         Submitted Phase III experimental results to the FDA for approval of clinical trials involving infection imaging system

University of New Mexico, Anatomy, Albuquerque, NM: 09/93-06/94
Position: Research Technologist II
·         Developed and monitored experiments researching Urokinase production in various stages of quail embryo development (focused on heart and vertebrae/somite tissues)
·         Specialized in micro-injection, cell culture, and immunological experiments involving quail embryos
·         Performed highly sensitive RNA extractions, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) gene sequencing and RNA analysis

Midwest Fertility Laboratory, Columbus, OH: 05/88-08/88, 05/89-08/89 & 05/90-06/90
Position: Laboratory Technologist Trainee
·         Performed sperm analysis and Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) sperm sample preparation
·         Tested blood samples for Hepatitis A/B using radio-immuno assay tests
·         Performed Hamster Egg Testing protocols for sperm viability

Thursday, February 28, 2013

TransDermal Pain or Scar Creams Available

Mid Ohio Wellness
Our cutting edge, non-addictive pain or scar creams which are typically covered by insurance carriers are now available! Get a personal consultation with our Physician to customize your individualized pain or scar cream formula. Our friendly staff mixes your personalized cream right in our office allowing you to skip the pharmacy. Call us today at 614-546-7186 to reserve your consultation.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Acupuncture in Columbus Ohio is usually covered For Car Accident Victims by Auto Insurance (MedPay)-

*Injuries sustained by Victims of Auto Accidents respond well to Acupuncture in most cases. Acupuncture as a sole therapy or in conjunction with Chiropractic is a smart choice for sufferers of Auto Accidents. Whiplash, Neck and Back Pain, Sciatica, and other Pain Related Injuries all are treatable with Acupuncture.

*Call Edwards Acupuncture Today at 614-849-2099 to Receive your FREE Auto Accident Evaluation! We will explain all of your options for therapy and describe how we can help.

*We currently work with the following insurance companies: AllState, State Farm, Progressive, Ohio BWC (Worker's Comp), and others.
Posted by Ahmed Edwards L.Ac., DOM at 7:33 PM 0 comments

Monday, June 9, 2008

(Acupuncture) Prescription Law Dropped in Ohio

Governor Ted Strickland signed SB 245 on Friday May 23, 2008. The new acupuncture practice bill will be enacted 90 days from that date. The OAAOM will be holding an explanatory meeting Sunday June 22, 2008 for all Ohio acupuncturists.

What this law change basically means is that there will be no further requirement for an Acupuncture Prescription for most acupuncturists in Ohio. There will be a $500,000 malpractice insurance requirement associated with this law as well. Acupuncturists in Ohio will now be allowed to designate their title as L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist) as an added bonus.

Those acupuncturists who are being licensed for the first time will be required to fulfill a one year probationary period before being allowed to treat without a prescription. This period must be free from disciplinary action in order to begin practicing without the prescription requirement.

This is excellent news for Acupuncturists who have been unfairly controlled by the Medical Board in the state of Ohio. There is not even one acupuncturist on the board governing their activities. I for one am happy about this long overdue regulatory change of an unfair and outdated law. This allows acupuncturists in Ohio to begin practicing their profession properly and without the interference of a civil rights violating law. Let's fight the Ohio Acupuncture Herb Ban next!

Peace, Ahmed Edwards (614) 849-2099.