What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on your body to help redirect the flow of your body's healing energy, qi (pronounced "chee"). It is an all natural therapy that can be used to help treat stress, arthritis, chronic pain, digestive problems, and a variety of other conditions.

How Do I Use My Acupuncture Benefit?

Marquette University now offers Acupuncture as a holistic wellness benefit. The CPHP plan provides first dollar coverage up to $1000.00 per covered member, per year (no copay). Please note: Employees are responsible for the cost of the initial evaluation, but any treatments afterwards are covered up to $1000.00. Benefits are paid under the AHDHP & EHDHP after the annual deductible has been met. For more information, contact HR.

Who Can Provide Treatments?

Any certified Acupuncturist or Doctor of Oriental Medicine can provide treatment. Carrie Murphy partners with Marquette University to provide education outreach and treatment experiences for our faculty, staff, and student body and there are many other licensed professionals in the area that you can choose from. 

About Carrie Murphy, LAc

Carrie Murphy, LAc specializes in integrative internal medicine, working primarily with patients who are also undergoing biomedical treatment for conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, fibromyalgia, IBS, reflux, anxiety and insomnia. Her main focus is to help patients maximize their vitality while minimizing the number of medications and surgeries they have to undergo. Prevention is the highest form of Chinese medicine, and Carrie also enjoys working with patients who are not ill but feel the stresses of life are beginning to affect their well-being, and want to do something to avoid illness; and patients looking for support during times of healthy change such as pregnancy and menopause.

She works with a diverse group of patients, from performing artists to corporate lawyers, and welcomes cultural diversity in all its forms. All are welcome.

Carrie was recognized by Milwaukee Magazine as being one of Milwaukee’s top acupuncturists, and was named one of the city’s best acupuncturists in the Shepherd Express 2011 reader’s poll.

For seven years, Carrie was on the faculty of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she served as chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine, taught Integrative Oncology and Integrative Endocrinology, and created and supervised a student acupuncture clinic at Chicago Women's Health Center. Carrie lectures regularly to community groups like Gilda's Club, and at medical conferences and universities.

She holds a BA in Philosophy from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from PCOM - NY. She is Wisconsin state licensed and National Board Certified (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Oriental Medicine and Clean Needle Technique.

Carrie is located downtown in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward at 316 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 314, Milwaukee, WI 53202. She currently provides acupuncture services for Marquette Employees, and teaches GROW classes and clinics for employees on campus. She also offers an employee discount for Marquette faculty and staff. For more detailed information about Carrie's services or questions about acupuncture you can visit her website.

To schedule an appointment call Carrie at (414) 389-8881 or email. The initial consultation is free: you can get all of your questions answered and there is no obligation to schedule an appointment.

Community Acupuncture

This is done in a group setting and is offered at a lower treatment cost than individual treatments. To learn more check out Aurora Sinai's Community Acupuncture.

Structural Elements

Structural Elements is an orthopedic wellness clinic that offers various treatments performed by licensed physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors or osteopathic physicians who have training in dry needling as well as manual therapy. Read more about Structural Elements process on their website. Marquette Employees receive a corporate discount.