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Meridian Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine 


Providing Louisville with superior alternative and holistic medicine since 2012.  Meridian opened its doors with only one treatment room and a large unfinished space.  To no surprise, it quickly began to grow. 

Today, Meridian has nine treatment rooms used for various treatment options such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong.  With many acupuncturists available, two massage therapists, and a private yoga instructor, Meridian is able to provide personal and individualized treatment to anyone and any lifestyle.  


Mission and Vision


It is the mission of Meridian Acupuncture to provide high quality health care services to improve and promote the health and well-being of our patients and the community we serve.

It is our vision to educate and empower our patients and our community to make healthy lifestyle choices in order to understand how to heal themselves, prevent illness, and to recognize that health is a daily journey.




Karen Alladin Gittli


Amelia Pantalos


Laurie Lecompte



At Meridian Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, it is our highest honor to offer our community holistic treatments and services. 



Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese tradition using very fine needles to stimulate meridians, or energy pathways, throughout the body. The stimulation of these meridians brings the body into its natural, balanced state. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the theory of harmonious balance. When the body is in perfect harmony, it is not ill. Through detailed diagnostics, the physician is able to address imbalances in the meridian system and correct them.




With over 200 medicinals, Meridian is one of the largest resources for natural, healing remedies that Louisville has to offer.

We have chosen to offer the highest quality raw Chinese herbs on the market today. Many clinics prefer to use pre-prepared herbal formulas in the form of capsules or granules which are more convenient for the practitioner; however, the loss in effectiveness is too great to be considered at Meridian. Raw herbs offer much more potency, and more importantly, formulas can be tailored specifically to individual needs.



Cupping is a technique used to relax and stimulate muscles and regulate the healthy flow of energy throughout the meridians. Cups are suctioned to the body in various locations, mostly on the back, and are either left in place for a few minutes or are gently moved down the course of the meridian. This stimulates and activates the meridian, as well as penetrates the muscle layer to relieve tension. The sensation is often compared to that of a massage.



Many people are surprised to learn that massage therapy has its roots in ancient healing arts. Chinese records dating back 3,000 years have documented its use for therapeutic purposes. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments. Philosophers like Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression, and more.



With private yoga lessons, you'll zero in on your goals and get personalized instruction based on your health, body type and lifestyle—and on your time.

Personal instruction allows for a more intimate view into your practice. You can start a new practice, deepen your practice or spend some time working with an injury or condition. When you work with a teacher one on one, the teacher is able to help you experience the benefits of yoga in a safe, personal way.