A Place for Healing and Wellness

A Place for Healing and Wellness

Welcome to Acupuncture RI

Dr. Sara Ryan returned to her hometown of Providence, RI in 2003 to open Acupuncture RI, her Providence, RI acupuncture clinic. Prior to this, she lived in Santa Monica, Los Angeles for many years, studying and practicing acupuncture.

Dr. Andrew Payne joined Dr. Ryan at Acupuncture RI in 2021.

Together, they make a great team in helping patients with a wide variety of conditions!

Dr. Payne and Dr. Ryan both specialize in pain management, as well as most conditions that acupuncture is known to treat, ranging from neurological conditions to diabetic neuropathy, to digestive complaints, hormonal issues, stress management, insomnia, and more. Please refer to the “Treatments” tab for more information on the types of conditions that Acupuncture RI works with.

Among a few of the pain conditions that Dr. Ryan and Dr. Payne treat are back pain, neck pain, knee pain, sciatica, arthritis, joint pain, injuries, Lyme Disease associated pain, migraines, Fibromyalgia, tendonitis, broken bones and muscle pain.

Dr. Ryan also loves practicing fertility / infertility acupuncture, working with all types of fertility patients. Please refer to “Infertility” page for more in-depth info on this subject.

Beyond acupuncture for pain management, fertility and the other conditions listed above, they both work with many other types of health issues. Most conditions respond quite well to acupuncture!

Acupuncture uses small, thin needles to enhance the healing process. These needles are placed at acupuncture points throughout your body. It is often a painless process and most people fall asleep during the treatments and find it to be a very relaxing experience!

Acupuncture RI is a warm environment and patients feel at ease from the moment they walk in. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Payne will help you to feel comfortable, and you will know that you can talk with them and share your health concerns in a non-judgmental environment. They both spend a good amount of time with each patient to develop an effective plan that gets your body back into balance and hopefully free of pain and stress.

One patient commented that, “Whenever I leave acupuncture I feel super happy and relaxed. I have a smile on my face all day and nobody can make me feel bad.”

Acupuncture RI welcomes new patients and inquiries, so please do not hesitate to call and ask any questions you may have!


Dr. Ryan accepts many health insurances and is currently in-network with:

• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Aetna
• United Healthcare
• VA Community Care or Veterans' Care
• Tufts

Please call the office so we can look up your insurance information and find out if your plan covers acupuncture. If we are not in network with your plan, Dr. Ryan can, when possible, work with the patient to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from other health insurance plans.

You may also inquire from your insurance company on your own by calling the number on the back of your card. Please remember to ask if there are any exclusions when you call because some plans have very strict criteria for allowing you to have acupuncture coverage.

Acupuncture RI

Business Address:
758 Eddy St Suite 301
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 261-6247
(401) 537-1588
Business Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 1:00pm

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