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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Acupuncture is just one of the services we offer in our mission to help our clients thrive.

Acupuncture supports the body/mind system by using its own natural healing processes, and has been shown to successfully treat conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

Acupuncture has shown to help with the following conditions:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chemotherapy Effects (radiation)
  • Depression
  • Digestive Irregularities
  • Food Cravings
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Infertility
  • Immune Support
  • Libido
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Metabolism
  • Phantom Pain
  • Prostate
  • Sinuses
  • Skin Conditions
  • Sleeping Issues

Acupuncture Therapy
& Chinese Medicine Services

Available at both of Thrive’s Virginia Beach locations: Market Square & Kemps River.
20% discount offered to military, first responders and healthcare workers for all cash-based services.

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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Traditional Acupuncture

Initial Session 60 minutes $129 $99 (limited-time offer)
Follow-Up Session 60 minutes $89

* May be covered by insurance. For cash-based clients, cost is reduced with membership plans or packages. 

You’ll initially meet with our certified acupuncture therapist for an assessment of your problem areas, lifestyles and health goals. She’ll conduct your first acupuncture therapy session and recommend a treatment plan. Chinese Medicine (herbology) may be included in that recommendation.


New to Thrive? Please use the chat feature or call to schedule your Initial Session: (757) 364-0067

Auricular Acupuncture Therapy at Thrive Proactive Health

Auricular Acupuncture

Initial Session 60 minutes $129
Follow-Up Session 60 minutes $89
* May be covered by insurance. For cash-based clients, cost is reduced with membership plans or packages. 

Auricular Acupuncture is the stimulation of key points on the external ear surface, which correlate with other areas of the body. The ear holds a microsystem of the body, and fine details of the anatomical, physiology and emotional body can be accessed and influenced to promote health and healing of various organ functions along with eliminating symptoms of insomnia, depression, indigestion, addiction, inflammation, pain, headaches or migraines, and autonomic symptoms.

New to Thrive? Please use the chat feature or call to schedule your Initial Session: (757) 364-0067

Chinese Medicine at Thrive Proactive Health

Chinese Medicine (Herbology) Evaluation & Treatment Plan

30 minutes $49
* May be covered by insurance. For cash-based clients, cost is reduced with membership plans or packages. 

Herbology is one of the primary modalities within the scope of Chinese Medicine used to re-harmonize imbalances in the body and includes using different formulas and combinations of plants, leaves, stems, seeds, roots, minerals and more.

Vivian will conduct an evaluation and assessment to provide recommendations on which herbs are needed and provide a plan of care. You are able to purchase the recommended herbs directly from Thrive (this is in additional to to your evaluation). Your treatment may be administered as a tea, capsule, liquid extract, granule or powder.

Subsequent refills may be filled without an appointment unless your symptoms have changed or Vivian recommends a re-evaluation.

Please use the chat feature or call to schedule your appointment: (757) 364-0067

Meet Your Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Expert

Vivian Takafuji

PHD + LAC + DIPL OM • Provider


Vivian is an experienced acupuncturist bringing her great healing wisdom and expertise to our Thrive team! She earned a Master’s of Acupuncture and a Master ‘s of Chinese Herbalism degree from Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder campus.
Vivian is certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine issued by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified in Clean Needle Technique and is licensed to perform acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Board of Medicine. Other degrees include a Master’s of Medical Qigong and a Doctorate in biomedical research.

Vivian is dedicated to the practice of the holistic healing arts and draws upon Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to address health concerns and improve well-being. TCM theories are used to identify the “root” of a health condition, rather than treating only the “branches” or clinical symptoms. Her goal is to integrate complementary treatment strategies with Western medical supervision to best support the patient as a whole.

Vivian listens with a patient ear and treats with a compassionate heart. Her philosophy is that we all possess an innate healing wisdom and the patient and therapist can work as a team to bring the body-mind into balance.

On a personal note…

  • Vivian used to be a DJ and danced Polynesian dance professionally.
  • Vivian’s favorite food is Indian or Thai, her favorite color is purple and her favorite sport is gymnastics!



Frequently Asked Questions

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been around for over 3,000 years as a healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The science of acupuncture works to treat and stimulate the balanced flow of vital energy throughout the body. Known at “Qi,” our energy flow is essential to good health and is responsible for our overall wellbeing, self-regulation and healing potential.

When our Qi’s balance is deficient or obstructed, our body becomes vulnerable, diseased, imbalanced and susceptible to illness or injury. It’s the harmonious flow of Qi that allows us to feel positive feelings of heath and vitality — physically, mentally and emotionally.

Is a acupuncture safe?

The US National Institute of Health has documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficiency for treating a wide variety of health conditions.

How does acupuncture work?

When an acupoint is stimulated, it influences the organs associated with that point. The needle insertion encourages the body’s own healing abilities.

What can I expect during and after my acupuncture therapy?

Acupuncture is not meant to be painful; however, not all acupoints are created equal. Some points are more sensitive than others and may cause you to feel pain or an “electric” sensation.

Acupuncture is not an instantaneous treatment. It will take up to 24 hours before you feel the full results from your session.
In order to ensure the success of your sessions, it is important to perform the specific treatment plan and number of sessions recommended. Once symptoms have been resolved, monthly maintenance sessions may be recommended.

Stay hydrated and drink lots of water after your session. Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine for up to 24 hours.

Your acupuncture sessions may be enhanced when incorporating massage, aromatherapy, or any other service related to your concern at hand.

Thrive Proactive Health Virginia Beach


2830 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Monday • 9am to 7pm
Tuesday • 9am to 7pm
Wednesday • 9am to 7pm
Thursday • 9am to 7pm
Friday • 9am to 4:30pm
Saturday • 9am to 2pm alternating
Sunday • CLOSED

(757) 364-0067
Fax: 757-416-7777


1320 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Monday • 10:30am to 7pm
Tuesday •  9am to 7pm
Wednesday • 11am to 4pm
Thursday • 10:30am to 7pm
Friday • 9am to 2pm
Saturday • CLOSED
Sunday • CLOSED

(757) 364-0067
Fax: 757-416-7777

Questions? We're happy to help!