301 S Bedford St., Madison WI


Acupuncture is an Asian medical technique that was developed over 3,000 years ago in China. Since the mid-1970’s, interest in acupuncture has grown in the west. Today it is used by millions of people in the United States for pain, for energy, and for health.

Acupuncture Works offers services that help will all levels of health. They include Traditional Chinese acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, nutritional counseling, Chinese herbal medicine, needle-free acupuncture, moxabustion, electro-acupuncture, massage (tuina and shiatsu), and lifestyle guidance.

These many services allow your treatments to be tailored to your needs.

Come explore how acupuncture can help you.

Acupuncturist Treats Illness, Relieves PainWisconsin State Journal, January 11, 2007

About Amy

Amy P. Crikelair, M.Ac, C.A.

Training/Technical Experience

  • Master’s degree in Acupuncture from New England School of Acupuncture
  • Extensive training in Chinese herbal medicine
  • Trained for years with world-renowned Japanese acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto
  • Certified trainer for Mautner Project
  • Work experience includes:
  • Acupuncturist for all inpatients at UW Hospital in Madison Wisconsin
  • Herbalist at New England School of Acupuncture
  • Staff acupuncturist at Dimock Community Health Center, Boston, MA
  • Staff acupuncturist at Fenway Community Health Center, Boston, MA
  • Staff acupuncturist at Pathway to Health (formerly AIDS Care Project), Boston, MA
  • Successful private practice in Boston for almost a decade
  • Private practice in Madison since 2001
  • Extensive work with HIV/AIDS, and hospice patients
  • Acupuncturist at Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Technical Experience

Amy has experience and training in many areas of education and many technical areas, including:

  • Public school education – certified to teach General Science, Biology, Physics, Mathematics
  • Special populations – taught emotionally disturbed adolescents and juvenile delinquents
  • Chinese medicine – involved in instruction on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kiiko-style acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture
  • Community education – taught community mini-courses covering basics of Traditional
  • Chinese Medicine, spiritual aspects of TCM, food and nutrition from a TCM perspective
  • Ms. Crikelair’s technical training includes a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.


  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture, NESA
  • Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Certified acupuncturist in Wisconsin (Department of Safety and Professional Services)