Welcome to Peaceful Heart Acupuncture in Tacoma, Washington!

COVID – 19 Update (3/23/2020) We are closing the clinic for the next two weeks per Governor Inslee’s order that we stay at home. We will try to re-open when the order has been lifted. Please stay safe and remember to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds frequently. Thank you!

Dear Community Members,

We are following recommended CDC and DOH guidelines to mitigate your risk of exposure and still provide effective treatment for you. These include but are not limited to sanitizing all surfaces, encouraging hand washing prior to treatment, spacing out appointment times to allow for social distancing and waiting for a text in your car until we are ready to see you.

If you have any of the following symptoms we request that you postpone scheduling an appointment and call your Primary Care Physician, MultiCare or CHI Franciscan systems for evaluation:

Cough, Fever, body aches, shortness of breath or feeling ill.

If you have any questions about whether acupuncture treatment is right for you at this time please call or text Jody at 206-293-2774 and we will assess your needs.

For additional informative information on how to stay healthy during this pandemic please see my BLOG page.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. It is an honor and pleasure to serve you.

Jody Ruhberg, LAc


Jody Ruhberg, LAc has been serving Tacoma, Gig Harbor, University Place, Lakewood, Spanaway and Puyallup since 2010. She is excited to have you visit her at her beautiful location at 1502 S. Union Ave.  Jody is co-located with Jennifer Wallenfels, LMP, a gifted massage practitioner, who has created a serene and healing environment. When you enter the door the relaxation and healing begins!

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used their skills for millennia to help people become well and stay well.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing in the body. It can reduce pain, stress, and anxiety; improve sleep and digestion, enhance immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

Jody is a caring and compassionate practitioner who will take the time to listen to you and provide the quality of care that you often do not get from your other health care providers. Acupuncturists have many tools available to engage your body’s natural healing response. Besides acupuncture she often uses cupping or gua sha or moxibustion or electrical stimulation applied to the pins as well as heat therapy in the treatment. She has also received advanced training on using therapeutic essential oils in the treatment of mental and emotional conditions. Jody is a Level Two Healing Touch Practitioner and may also incorporate that into a session.

Jody is in her Tacoma office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and some Saturdays.

If you have any questions about whether acupuncture is right for you please call 206-293-2774 for a complimentary 15 consultation.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Science Behind the Coronavirus

Check out the You Tube video titled The Science Behind the Coronavirus by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. It is very informative!


Dear patients and our community,

As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus.  To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family,

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What can acupuncturists treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat:

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