Welcome to Natural Medicine & Acupuncture Center of Kauai

Richard Scheffer LAc, PhD

Richard Scheffer has been practicing Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbs, Homeopathic Formulas and Food Supplements for over 20 years in Hawaii. His experience is vast, including teaching classes and supervising the Internship Clinic at the Oriental Medical Institute on Oahu for 4 years. He uses a variety of modalities to treat his patients which range from children as young as 4 years old to adults in their 90’s.


Richard Scheffer has been practicing for over 20 years in Hawaii.


Acupuncture treatments are safe and there is little or no pain when needles are inserted. Some people feel an immediate sense of calm, while others can feel mild tingling or stimulation. After the needles are inserted you can have electrical stimulation or Moxa applied if deemed useful.


Richard Scheffer also uses many non-needle treatments. Some of these painless techniques include moxa, cupping electronic laser and electronic point stimulation. Using the Acutron machine with colored light probes, he also offers non-surgical “facelift” facials.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Richard’s Acupuncture and Herbal Treatments can include balance regulating, pain relief, preventative medicine and various other conditions in a very effective holistic style.


The World Health Organization has recognized the ability of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to treat nearly four dozen common ailments, including neuromusculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and neck/shoulder pain); emotional and psychological disorders (such as depression and anxiety); circulatory disorders (such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia); addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs; respiratory disorders (such as emphysema, sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis); and gastrointestinal conditions (such as food allergies, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, intestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis).


In 1997, a consensus statement released by the National Institutes of Health found that acupuncture could be useful by itself or in combination with other therapies to treat addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma.


Other studies have demonstrated that acupuncture may help in the rehabilitation of stroke patients and can shorten recovery time for surgery patients.

It's like Acupuncture without needles!
Pain & inflammation reduction, restful sleep,sense of well being, energy & strength, muscle tone, lean body mass, smoother skin, weight loss, anti-aging.


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Why Choose Us?

  • Military Discounts
  • Walk-Ins Accepted
  • 19 Years In Business
  • Some Insurance Accepted
  • Flexible Appointment Times
  • Masters & PhD In Acupuncture

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5PM

Our Location

4585 Lehua Street #11
Kapaa, HI 96746

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