The Clinic and Services

During the Covid19 Reality that is upon the whole world, Kurt is keeping up to date with the methods of acupuncture and herbs which are being used in China right now. He continues to research treatment strategies, and consults with colleagues.

You will continue to receive excellent care. Kurt is using heightened cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting care for the public spaces and treatment rooms.

Come to the clinic with confidence.


  • if you have sore throat, fever, cough, or body ache,
  • please call first, and talk to Kurt, or
  • simply stay at home and wait it out according to your local health department protocols.
  • We can work together to ensure that we are all doing everything we can to protect those who are especially vulnerable.

If you have any questions, please ask!                    


Schedule with Kurt

Offering healing, listening and good health since 2004


Whitewater Acupuncture

41 S 20th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
765.277.0321 (text or call)

We ask for patience for returned texts and calls. Kurt does not employ an office assistant in order to keep his fees as low as possible. Your understanding is appreciated.

By appointment only. Schedule yourself through

Tuesday – Friday                      7:30am – 7:00pm
Every other Saturday             8:00am – 4:00pm

Regular Rate                                                       $50
Student Rate                                                       $30


  • Acupuncture
  • Non-Needle techniques
  • Moxabustion
  • Cupping
  • Guasha
  • Chinese Herbs
  • Eastern Dietary Therapy

All services are offered with a commitment to respectful listening, straight talk, belief in your healing.


Good to know…….

Location: Whitewater Acupuncture is located in one of Richmond’s historic homes, having been built in 1852 by Mordecai Perry. The generous treatment rooms allow for privacy and relaxation during your session. The house, which the Ritchie’s also reside in, is located on the left hand side of South 20th Street…just look for the red gate. As you can tell, our clinic offers a very comfortable and home-like atmosphere.

Making Appointments: Kurt sees to all of his administrative needs himself. Please feel free to call and leave a message if he does not answer. He will return the call and set up an appointment as soon as he is able.

Other Alternative Therapies: Kurt is part of a vibrant collective that includes practitioners of massage therapy (Swedish and Thai), hypnotherapy, herbology, Bach flower remedies, cranial-sacral therapy, Reiki, and Spiritual Direction. Our community in Richmond, Indiana is rich in healing resources.

Testimonial: I suffered with chronic respiratory infections for over a year.  All of my specialists resigned to the idea that it was a condition I was going to have the rest of my life.  Deflated with my prognosis, a friend recommended I try acupunture.  After four months of treatment, my infections cut in half and within a year I was off all medications.  Kurt Ritchie is professional, kind and patient.  He invests in the well being of all of his patients’.  He had such a positive impact on my health that it truly changed my life. ~A.W.


Kurt is NCCAOM Board Certified, having passed the Oriental Medicine board exams.  Kurt’s education includes a full 128  semester hours of classroom instruction, with 660 hours of supervised clinical experience. Kurt fulfills all requirements for continuing education, studying Chinese Herbology, Qi Gong, and Taoist Alchemy.

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
Diplomate of Acupuncture, Summa Cum Laude

Bethany Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity, emphasis in Peace Studies

Bridgewater College
BS Physics, Cum Laude

“Everything is connected. No one thing can be considered apart from all other things.  The best medicine clears the way for healing on all levels.”

Kurt, a drawing by Bennett Ritchie


A bit more, to know your acupuncturist

Kurt grew up in the historic and beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. His educational and vocational paths have taken him to Chicago, Michigan, Puerto Rico and stops here and there from Cuba to South Dakota. He comes from a long line of inventors and those who like to tinker. He has applied these native skills all of his life.

Kurt applies his curiosity and love of adventure to everything he does from acupuncture to parenting to building motorcycles, masonry stoves and currently archery bows from raw materials.

Kurt began his journey with acupuncture through dealing with his oldest son’s health problems. Acupuncture brought relief when western medicine reached its limitations. Now, the Ritchie family uses acupuncture for everything from sore throats and sprained ankles to stress relief.

He has enjoyed many roles in life:  minister, agricultural and machine shop worker, residential aide and home manager to the developmentally disabled, as well as retail management, court translator, and short-term advocate with Christian Peacemaker Teams for the Lakota Sioux of South Dakota, Mayan Indians of the Mexican highlands, and the local inhabitants of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

Acupuncture has been a natural extension of Kurt’s work with people.

Kurt celebrated his 50th birthday with a 114.5 mile bike ride, and every summer day enjoys the lush wonders of his garden, and every winter evening enjoys the fireside. “Food as Medicine” has been a 1 credit course he has taught at Indiana University East. In his own cooking there are often secret ingredients which are better left unknown.

WA_00063photo credit: Turner Ritchie Photography