Quinn Akira Takei
Quinn Akira Takei, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (NM) and Licensed Acupuncturist
has relocated to the Triangle and is now accepting new patients. Starting with an
initial two hour appointment during which a detailed and thorough health history and
examination are completed, he focuses on helping you achieve and maintain
optimal health. At The Center, we determine and treat the causes of health
problems, not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive approach to your care may
include acupuncture, Chinese medicinal herbs, nutrition, supplementation,
bodywork, and lifestyle counseling.

  • More than 22 years of education, training, and clinical practice in Oriental
    Medicine, Western medicine, philosophy, and the healing arts.
  • Author of “The Clinical Reference Guide for Acupuncture and Oriental
    Medicine, one of the top 25 recommended books on acupuncture by the
    American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
  • Trained in China and the United States
  • Professor of Oriental Medicine & Clinical Supervisor
  • Former President of the Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Association of NM
  • Doctor or Oriental Medicine(NM), Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomat of
    Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Oriental Medicine, MS
  • Founder & Director of “The Center: Natural Health Specialists”- Raleigh’s   
    premier comprehensive natural heath center.
  • Member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    (AAAOM) and the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental
    Medicine (NCAAOM)
  • Most importantly, caring and compassionate     


Quinn Takei is the founder and director of The Center: Natural Health Specialists.  
He helps people live with a better quality of life through offering holistic personalized
care.  His comprehensive approach to patient care combines acupuncture, Chinese
medicinal herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, supplements, bodywork, manipulation, and
lifestyle counseling to help individuals achieve and maintain their optimal health.  

Quinn graduated with honors from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine
with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine degree.  He has trained with some of
the world’s leading authorities of Oriental Medicine as well as acupuncture and
herbal masters in the hospitals of Beijing and the world renowned Chengdu
University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.  

Quinn has been the president and vice president for the Acupuncture Oriental
Medicine Association of New Mexico, an instructor and clinical supervisor at the
International Institute of Chinese Medicine, served as a consultant for Integrated
Specialty Hospital of New Mexico, is the director of some of the largest Oriental
Medicine conferences in the nation, and is the author of “The Clinical Reference
Guide for Acupuncture” which is one of the top 25 recommended books on
acupuncture by the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
(AAAOM)

Quinn is licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico and Licensed
Acupuncturist.  He is nationally board certified by the National Certification
Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s (NCCAOM) as a Diplomat of
Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbology.

Quinn currently lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and three beautiful daughters.  

For more information on Quinn Takei or acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, please
feel free to call him directly at (919) 848-0200.
"An excellent acupuncturist!  I have been to several
other acupuncturists in Raleigh before
finding Quinn.  I am completely satisfied with my
care here.  He seems to be much more
comprehensive and invested in my well being".  
-M.J.

"I would recommend Quinn because of his caring
manner and knowledge of Oriental Medicine.  I like
his honest and openness.  He answers all questions.  
Quinn takes the time to listen to one's concerns.  He
knows the right questions to ask to complete the
picture of one's well being.  He really treats the
whole person."  
-S.S.

"Quinn is compassionate, professional, friendly, and
skilled.  I emphatically recommend him!  Thank you!  
I am so grateful to have you as a health care
provider."  
-K.M.

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  • Doctor of Oriental Medicine(NM)
  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Chinese Herbalist
  • Diplomat of Oriental Medicine
  • Health & Wellness Coach