Chet Franklin Acupuncturist
Helping to Build Healthier Communities
About Chet Franklin, EAMP
Chet strives to be accepting and welcoming of people from all walks of life. He has a history working with the LGBTQ+ population, folks with acute and chronic injuries and multigenerational families. Chet's experience has led him to work with people at all ages from acupuncture at senior centers in Portland to learning acupressure for newborns in China. It is Chet's goal to make everyone feel comfortable through an open mind, a listening ear, and a gentle acupuncture style. He enjoys treating acute and chronic pain, digestive issues, auto and sports injuries, and much more.
Masters Degree- Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Continuing Education - Study Abroad in China at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
How I Can Help You
Prevention & Wellness
Sleep and Energy
Acupuncture: What to Expect
Each appointment is about 50 minutes long with new patient appointments typically being longer. Before needles are inserted, Chet takes his time to make a diagnosis through palpating muscles and acupuncture points, taking the pulse, and inspecting the tongue. Acupuncture needles are very thin and most people feel little to no pain with insertion. After needles are inserted, the patient is either left to rest, or a number of other modalities might be used. Massage, cupping, gua sha or moxibustion might be used for part the treatment if needed. Cupping uses glass cups to create suction to relieve pain and loosen tight muscles. Gua Sha works similarly by using a tool to deeply rub the muscles. Moxa is a Chinese herb that is burnt for it's deep penetrating heat to warm acupuncture points. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing; and there is no need to be nervous about the needles before an appointment. If it was really painful, people wouldn't keep coming back for more!
Now accepting Motor Vehicle Accidents Claims, Regence BCBS, Humana, Aetna, Providence, United Health Group, Kaiser, Healthnet and Cigna!
If your insurance isn't listed above I am happy to provide you with a super bill which will allow you to get reimbursed by your insurance company for services rendered. This allows you to use your insurance for acupuncture even before Chet is able to bill your insurance company directly.
2402 Broadway St, Vancouver, WA 98663
Located at Just for the Health of It