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About David Cohen

Voted Best Acupuncturist in Hall County 2016 and 2017.

David L. Cohen, D.O. has over 40 years of experience as a general medical practitioner. He has been Board Certified in Medical Acupuncture by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture for over twenty years and was a clinical instructor of “Medical Acupuncture for Physicians” at UCLA. He specializes in the treatment of all types of pain, utilizing a pain treatment technique called Craig PENS.

Craig PENS (Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a pain treatment technique developed by William F. Craig, M.D. It involves the placement of acupuncture needles through the skin, near nerves, to help pain sufferers recover normal function. Once correctly placed near the nerves responsible for the generation of the pain signals, the needles are then stimulated with precisely regulated electrical current.

According to Dr Craig, "Almost any kind of pain can be treated with Craig PENS. The conditions treated most successfully are neck and low back pain, shingles, Trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain (see below) and diabetic neuropathy. Some kinds of joint pains respond well depending on the age and degree of the injury or arthritis involved.” In addition, research is fast finding more conditions that respond well to Craig PENS. For example, new studies suggest that Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Spastic Colon and Urinary Bladder problems can be helped with this technique.


Dr. Cohen recently attended a seminar with Dr. Richard Niemtzow, the developer of "BATTLE FIELD ACUPUNCTURE", a novel technique being used in the military for sever injuries to control pain. Other subjects addressed were vertigo-dizziness, insomnia, dry eye dry mouth, migraine,stress depression,well as techniques for habit control. Using these techniques in addition to standard acupuncture approaches increases the success of treatment.

Dr. Cohen completed the Neuropuncture series of couses presented by Dr. M. Corridino in 2016, he is one of the first acupuncturist to have completed this intensive, neuroanatomic approach.

Dr. Cohen is one of the few doctors in US who has advanced education and solid knowledge in both Eastern and Western medicine. His unique background allows him to combine the best from ancient theory and leading age technologies, providing optimal solutions to his patients.

Now offering Bio-identical hormone replacement and testing. Dr. Cohen has attended the Dr. Lee Institute of Bio-Identical Hormones and has been treating patients with Bio-Identical hormones, including his wife and office staff! He has lectured widely on Hormone replacement and is expert in this technique.

Dr. Cohen’s office is located in Gainesville, Georgia, just 27 miles outside of Atlanta. He is currently accepting new patients. Call (770) 534-8064 to schedule an appointment. For hormone treatment call 770 534-2225

Languages Spoken English

School Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Degree D.O.

Treatment Techniques

Battle Field Acupuncture Craig PENS

Areas of Expertise

Asthma Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Colds and Flu's Dry eye-dry mouth Dystonia Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal Disorders Headaches/Migraines Insomnia Internal Medicine Musculoskeletal Disorders Neurological Disorders Oncology Support Orthopedics Osteoporosis Pain Management Psychological/Emotional Disorders Rheumatology Sexual Dysfunction Stress/Anxiety Vertigo-dizziness Women's Health

Styles of Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture Battle Field Acupuncture French Energetic Acupuncture Japanese Style Acupuncture Medical Acupuncture (Licensed Doctors Only) PENS Scalp Acupuncture

Additional Memberships

  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

The acupuncture office of David Cohen in Gainesville, GA is within driving distance from the following cities:

Oakwood Flowery Branch Chestnut Mountain Braselton Talmo Buford Gillsville Murrayville Hoschton Pendergrass Cumming Lula

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