Lincoln, Nebraska

Welcome to Prairie Acupuncture! I am Ellen Emanuel, Nebraska state licensed Acupuncturist. As a private practitioner of Asian Medicine, my dedication to patients comes through with individual assessment and treatment plans that are customized for every patient. Focusing on both physical and emotional aliments, I recognize the body as a whole. With each personalized treatment, I aim to bring the body back into balance to facilitate healing. My experience in treating patients ranges from autoimmune, womens health, psychological disorders, to musculoskeletal. I have a passion for treating Veterans and have worked in Manhattan's VA Hospital where the primary focus was treating PTSD and pain. I also worked in Manhattan's Initiative for Women with Disabilities, IWD, where I treated women with chronic, degenerative diseases such as Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia, and Post-Polio Syndrome.

If acupuncture is new to you or you would like to learn more, you can contact me directly or read more in the section about acupuncture and other treatment options!


Contact Ellen directly for pricing information.

Initial Treatment
  1. Includes Full Consultation
  2. Typically 90 Minutes
  3. Schedule an Initial Consultation!

Asian Medicine practitioners look at the body as a whole, not just one disease or ailment. Your first appointment will take longer than a normal session, typically 90 minutes. This allows the practitioner ample time to complete a thorough health history and asses where the problem lies. Your practitioner will work with you to determine a treatment plan that is best for you.

How you can prepare for your first appointment:

  • Eat at least two hours prior to treatment.
  • Bring a list of current medications, including prescriptions, over the counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing. Wearing clothing that is comfortable and can be rolled up is appropriate.

Friendly Reminder: Treatments will not be performed on individuals who are intoxicated.

“Ellen's great knowledge of all treatment modalities and her charming personality put me at ease, and her treatments truly worked...”

Lauren L.

Follow-Up Treatments
  1. Includes Continual Consultation
  2. 60 Minutes
  3. Schedule an Initial Consultation!

After your initial consulation and treatment plan has been set, you will continue your plan with one or more follow-up treatment sessions. Techniques such as Classical Acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion (Moxa), Eastern Nutritional Therapy, and essential oils will be used to help with your specific ailment. Most people find treatments to be very relaxing and may fall asleep during treatment. Again, your practitioner will come up with a treatment plan to fit your individual needs.

Note: Early morning and evening appointments are available every day, including weekends.

“...after 5 weeks of acupuncture, I gained back the ability to raise my eyebrow, smile and move my nose. Now I have my smile back. Thanks Ellen!”

Taisha G.


Contact Ellen directly to book your reservation!
office: 1.402.937.1810
mobile: 1.303.916.0911
fax: 1.855.710.6511

Please complete this form and bring it with you to your first appointment. If you have any questions about the form, please email Ellen at

Important Note: Treatments are by appointment only, however, reservation times are very flexible. Ellen is available everyday for early morning and evening appointments including weekends.

“I have never had more effective treatment than when I was treated by Ellen Emanuel. She was head and shoulders above the rest...”

Lauren L.


We are located at:

4747 Pioneers Blvd
Suite 700 B
Lincoln, NE 68506

We are located in the Stoneview Center on the Southwest corner of 48th St and Pioneers Blvd. We are located on the 2nd floor in suite 700 H. There is ample parking.

If you enter the building through the Main Pioneers Blvd Entrance, you can take the stairs or elevator on the left-hand side up to the 2nd floor. Prairie Acupuncture is located in suite 700 B.


Ellen received her Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSAc) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, a full-time four year graduate program with over 3,200 hours of training. She gained knowledge from the best instructors in the United States, as well as Doctors from China. Along with studying Acupuncture, Ellen is trained in Eastern Nutrition, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Cupping, Gua Sha, and Moxibustion Therapy. Ellen is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) and board certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Bioscience. She is certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle Techniqe and certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

“Acupuncture is an art, and Ellen is a Master!”

Beth R.


Acupuncture is one of the primary modalities used in Asian Medicine that originated over 3,000 years ago. Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine, sterilized needles into specific points along meridian systems in the body. The insertion stimulates the movement of Qi (pronounced "chee") which facilitates the body's natural healing ability. Each of the meridians connects to one specific organ, or group of organs, that control bodily functions. Illness and disease result when Qi is blocked or stagnates, or when the body has too much, or too little of it. Acupuncture allows Qi to flow freely, restoring wellbeing. Acupuncture needles activate nerve responses which in turn release endorphins. The stimulation of acupuncture needles stimulate sensory receptors, which consecutively have the ability to alter biochemical and physiological conditions.

Acupuncture is different for everybody. Some people feel tingling, numbness, warmth, or heaviness, while others feel nothing. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment. Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, thus causing little to no pain. Needles stay in anywhere between 15-40 minutes. After the acupunctrist quickly removes the needles, patients often describe feeling very relaxed and re-energized. Depending on the condition, patients can feel relief immediately or a few days later. Chronic conditions can take longer to resolve than acute. Your acupuncturist will come up with a treatment plan to fit your individual needs.

Additional Practices:
Tui Na:
Tui Na is a therapeutic form of massage and has been used in China for more than 2,000 years and can be used on anyone, regardless of age. Tui Na is directly linked with the meridians used in acupuncture. Tui Na produces flow of Qi throughout the body, bringing it back to balance.
Cupping is a technique that involves placing jars on the skin, creating a vacuum seal and suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised into the cup. Cupping increases circulation, pulls toxins from tissues, releases "heat", and relieves pain.
Moxabustion (Moxa):
Moxa is used frequently in Asian Medicine. It is the practice of burning an herb called Mugwort near an acupuncture point. Moxa opens the channels, relieves pain, enhances circulation, removes "cold" from the channels, and regulates Qi and blood flow.
Gua Sha:
Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used by many clinicians of Asian Medicine. A smooth-edged instrument is used by the acupuncturist to apply short or long strokes on the skin, typically in the area of pain or on the back parallel to the spine. This stroking motion may create raised redness (Petechiae) or bruising (Ecchymosis).
Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc., and why Gua Sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.
Eastern Nutritional Therapy:
Asian Medicine takes the approach that food is health. Supporting your health and wellbeing through a diet that utilizes the healing properties of food. Eating seasonally and constitutionally is the basis for Eastern Nutrition. With the foundation of the five elements, the practitioner will base foods around your current health concerns.


“Ellen is an amazing Acupuncturist. Her intuitive and sensitive approach lead the healing process gently and effortlessly, I saw her for a very complex digestive disorder and she helped me to fully recover. Acupuncture is an art, and Ellen is a Master!”

Beth R.

“I have been having acupuncture for over 20 years to deal with a painful, chronic condition. I have been treated in several cities, including New York City, and Los Angeles, but I have never had more effective treatment than when I was treated by Ellen Emanuel. She was head and shoulders above the rest, which is why I am so sad that she has moved to Nebraska. I have a complex range of entrenched neuromuscular issues, and I have not found much that helps me aside from the rare acupuncturist who gets it right. That acupuncturist was Ellen.”

“Ellen's creative, empathic approach gave me genuine relief on a regular basis. I have to admit that I may not have been easy to treat, but she really listened to me, and my sense of my own body, and incorporated it into her treatment plan. She was patient, reassuring, and personally invested in my well-being. I wish she had stayed in NYC, because I doubt I will find an acupuncturist with her healing skills. Ellen's great knowledge of all treatment modalities and her charming personality put me at ease, and her treatments truly worked - what more can you ask? The people of Lincoln, Nebraska are very fortunate to have her.”

Lauren L.

“On Mother's Day of 2014, I lost sense of taste and movement to the left side of my face. I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy in the ER and given Prednisone. I was told I may or may not get back full facial movement for 2-6 months. The steroids did not work at all. However, after 5 weeks of acupuncture, I gained back the ability to raise my eyebrow, smile and move my nose. Now I have my smile back. Thanks Ellen!”

Taisha G.

Please email Ellen at if you have any additional questions, would like to book an appointment, or need any more information.