4040 W Newberry Rd #1500 Gainesville, FL - (352) 672-1181

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Welcome to Gainesville Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine, an innovative clinic for evidence based Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, and Trigger Point Dry Needling in Gainesville, Florida. We are proud to offer our patients the best in individualized care for optimal health and wellness. As per Alachua county ordinance, in order to reduce spread of Covid 19 patients are asked to wear facial covering inside the office.  Acupuncture Physician, Alvaro Toledo, will also be wearing a mask. Needles are always one time use only sterile needles and surfaces are disinfected in between patients.

Open Hours

Monday - Friday

9:30 AM - 6:30 PM


11 AM - 4 PM



Acupuncture is a system of medicine that has stood the test of time for over 2,500 years, and has successfully passed the scrutiny of modern scientific research.

Acupuncture enhances and regulates your body’s own restorative abilities by accessing your neuro-muscular and fascial systems. It has been shown to improve circulation, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and relax the nervous system.

In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a review of clinical trials of acupuncture, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials

As a result of this publication, the WHO recognizes 28 diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective form of treatment.

Conditions We Treat

We can work together with your primary care, orthopedic surgeon, pain specialist, neurologist, or physical therapist to provide you with a more comprehensive approach.

Musculoskeletal Pain


Sports Injuries


Plantar Fascitis


Digestive Disorders

Bells Palsy




Menopausal Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel


Why Choose Our Holistic Healthcare Services?

Gainesville Acupuncture offers a variety of holistic and evidence based treatment methods.

Almost a decade of experience helping patients regain their quality of life.

We provide a patient centered approach to better serve your needs.

We take insurance plans that cover Acupuncture.


Licensed Acupuncturist

Integrative Approach

We choose from a variety of holistic health solutions to best suit your needs and help you regain your quality of life.

We provide customized herbal medicine formulations to address your particular symptoms and concerns.

Commonly used by athletes to help with blood flow, pain, and range of motion .

A form of Acupuncture that focuses specifically on addressing chronic or acute musculoskeletal and arthritic conditions.

Battlefield Acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture used to treat pain and reduce intake of opioids. This therapy has also been adopted by the U.S. military.

Innovative technology shown to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, rehabilitate muscles, and regulate the nervous system.

Kinesio Tape

Adjunctive technique primarily used to reduce joint swelling or pain while simultaneously improving joint stability.

B12 by itself or combined with other vitamins helps improve metabolism, energy, and immunity.

"I tore my hamstring and had been suffering with pain for over a year. I was going to PT and chiropractor for months with minimal relief. Added in Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine and 3 months later I was discharged almost completely pain free! Great experience. Would definitely recommend."
"Mr. Alvaro Toledo has treated me for sciatica disorder with extreme success. I also suffer from scoliosis of the spine. His expertise and professionalism in the field of acupuncture have been a blessing. Thanks to him I’ve been able to live like a normal functioning human being. I will seek his services wherever he is. I highly recommend him based on my successful experience."
"Dr. Alvaro really cares about the patient's healing experience. He referred me for a blood panel with my doctor that revealed I had a genetic disorder for B12 absorption, which was the underlying cause of many of my muscle tightness issues. Dr. Alvaro is very knowledgeable and is up on the latest medical information. I highly recommend him."

Our Specialized Licensed Acupuncturist

Passionately devoted to many different modalities of healthcare which effectively treats a variety of conditions with a holistic approach.

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Some of Alvaro Toledo's Specialties

These are some of the conditions we treat most often:
  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute & Sports Injuries
  • Digestive Issues
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Menopausal Syndrome
  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Infertility

Alvaro Toledo, A.P.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Gainesville FL

Dr Toledo has gone through extensive training in multiple therapeutic methods to better serve your needs.


Alvaro Toledo, A.P.
  • Diplomat of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
  • Four Years Masters degree in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physiology & Health Sciences
  • Certification in Trigger Point Injection Therapy (Biopuncture)
  • Dry Needling certification through Myopain
  • Certification in Vitamin B12 Injection Therapy
  • SFMA 1 (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) Practitioner
  • NCCAOM National Board Exam: Acupuncture
  • NCCAOM National Board Exam: Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Certification in Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture
  • Training in Shiatsu Japanese Massage and Sports Acupuncture

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept a variety of insurance plans that carry Acupuncture benefits such as the following:

Blue Cross Blue Shield:
BCBS State Standard PPO (out of network)
BCBS Federal Standard PPO (out of network)
BCBS prefix CYGH (out of network)

United Health Care:
UHC Community Plan FL Health and Home Connection
UHC Community Plan M*Plus (FL MMA Medicaid)
UHC Medicare Advantage Dual Complete (supplemental benefit)

Medicare Advantage HMO
Florida Medicaid

Wellcare/Staywell Medicaid

VA Triwest Community Care

Yes, the treatments we provide are considered medical treatments. Therefore, you can use your Health Savings Account to pay for your visits.

In short, it enhances and regulates your body’s own restorative abilities by accessing your neuro-muscular and fascial system. Acupuncture has been shown to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and relax the nervous system. Furthermore, it decreases pain by stimulating the release of beta-endorphins. For a more in depth view on  how Acupuncture works, please see this infographic.

Chinese herbal formulas are specially formulated combinations of traditional herbs that are intended to compliment acupuncture treatments for most conditions. The herbs are sourced from state of the art GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) certified facilities that follow strict quality control and make sure products are free of pesticides, heavy metals, and bacteria.

During your visit, a thorough intake is performed consisting of assessment of chief complaints, review of health history, and pulse diagnosis.  This will be followed by the development and implementation of a customized treatment plan.

Usually it takes about 60 mins for new patients, and 50 mins for returning patients. There are shorter treatment options if only desiring to receive cupping therapy or B12 therapy.

In general, patients should start to feel the benefits from Acupuncture in 2-3 treatments. Total number of visits are determined based on the condition (duration, severity, etc) as well as the patient’s overall health.

Frequency and duration of treatment greatly depends on the condition to be treated. For something like a recent bout of sciatica, usually two to four treatments are enough. Chronic conditions however, often require more visits.

Acupuncture needles are rarely described as painful, and can be quickly adjusted if the patient experiences discomfort. We want your experience to be a positive one both in terms of results as well as the overall feel of the treatment.

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Our Health Care Pricing Plan Specials

Affordable rates with customized plans to best address your needs

Complimentary Consultation

15-20 min

New Patient Visit

50 - 60 min

Returning Patient Visit

~ 50 mins

Complete Wellness For You

Better Health & Quality of Life

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 Our Licensed Acupuncturist, Alvaro Toledo, specializes in the treatment of pain (low back, knee, neck, shoulder, sciatica), digestive issues, menstrual imbalances, stress, insomnia, migraines, and TMJ. Serving Gainesville, Alachua, Tioga, Haile Plantation, and Newberry.

Open Hours

Monday - Friday

9:30 AM - 6:30 PM


11 AM - 4 PM



Gainesville Acupuncture offers holistic healthcare based on safe and proven treatment methods. Our Licensed Acupuncturist, Alvaro Toledo, specializes in the treatment of pain (low back, knee, neck, shoulder, sciatica), digestive issues, menstrual imbalances, stress, insomnia, migraines, and TMJ. Serving Gainesville, Alachua, Tioga, Haile Plantation, and Newberry.