The Clinic: location, hours, 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 Here

Offering health and healing to all who seek, since 2004


Whitewater Acupuncture

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

By appointment Schedule yourself through

Please enter through the front door and make yourself at home. Kurt will be with you shortly.

Tuesday – Friday                       8:00am – 6:00pm
Many Saturdays                       8:00am – 4:00pm

Regular Rate                                                       $50
Student Rate                                                       $30

Herbs and accessories                                     as marked


  • 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.

National Council for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Indiana Society of Acupuncture


Kurt Ritchie is NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture.  This is the highest governing body for the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the United States. In Richmond Indiana, some physical therapists and even medical doctors are using needles and some acupuncture techniques, Kurt is the only local licensed acupuncturist who has been thoroughly trained and credentialed in the full scope of TCM and acupuncture.

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 also serves as home, 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 or text as soon as possible, but sometimes it may take a day or two. Feel free to go ahead and make an appointment online.

Other Alternative Therapies: Kurt is part of a vibrant collective that includes practitioners of spiritual direction, coaching, 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.”

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 his life.

Kurt applies his curiosity and love of adventure to everything he does from acupuncture to parenting to building bicycles, creating the perfect garden tool, and collecting herbs.

Kurt began his journey with acupuncture through dealing with his oldest son’s health concerns. Acupuncture brought relief when western medicine reached its limitations. Now Kurt uses acupuncture for everything from sore throats and sprained ankles, menopause, backaches, grief and stress relief, as he supports the healing efforts of all his clients.

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. Kurt has a particular love for those who are from cultures found from Mexico to the tip of Argentina.

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

Kurt celebrated his 50th birthday with a 110 mile bike ride and set a goal for a week of birthday phsycality ever since. This is in addition to his daily routine of bike commuting and continuous motion. Every summer day he enjoys the lush wonders of his gardens and the healing herbs that wildly spring up around the house, 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.

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