Your Holistic Practitioner

Marieke Pieterman, M.S., M. Dipl. Ac., L.Ac., ADS practices both acupuncture and oriental medicine in Cedar Grove, NC, located a short distance between Hillsborough and Mebane.


  • Board Certified (BC) Acupuncturist as a Diplomate of Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM Dipl. Acu). Her NCCAOM ID# is 167305. 


  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) through both the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB, NC #936) and through the State of South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (SCBOME, SC #301). Her NPI # is 1952829012.


  • Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA/Acupuncture Facial).


  • Certified at the Cleveland Clinic as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)​.

  • Trained in Dr. Tan's Balance Method (distal needling) for pain relief.

  • Credentialed and trained in Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) (developed by Richard Niemtzow, MD) by protégé and Veteran John Howard, LAc.

  • Participating and credentialed health care provider with UnitedHealthcare, through Optum Health

  • Participating and credentialed health care provider with the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).

  • Third-Party Health Net Federal Services: Credentialed VA Community Care Provider.

  • Third-Party TriWest Healthcare Alliance: Credentialed VA Community Care Provider.

  • Durham VA Health Care System, Durham, NC: Credentialed VA Community Care Provider.


  • Kernersville Health Care Center, Kernersville, NC: Credentialed VA Community Care Provider.


  • W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC: Credentialed VA Community Care Provider.

  • Salem VA Medical Center, Salem, VA: Credentialed VA Community Care Provider.

  • Former Member of Board of Directors, Secretary, North Carolina Society of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NCSAAM)

  • Member, North Carolina Society of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NCSAAM)

  • Member, American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)

  • Graduated from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (JTS), a 4-year post-graduate school.


  • Earned a Master’s Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 


  • Has 2,250+ hours of didactic and clinical training in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine including a 1-year acupuncture residency program.


  • Participated as an acupuncturist in a research study testing the effect of acupuncture on telomere length of DNA and overall aging.


  • Trained in Cheng Man-ch’ing's Yang style short form of Taijiquan (Tai Chi).


  • B.A. in Psychology from the College of William & Mary.


  • M.S. in Industrial/Organizational/Vocational Psychology from North Carolina State University.

When Marieke is not practicing or studying acupuncture and oriental medicine, she can be found beekeeping in her apiary, tending to her hens in her chicken coop, and weeding her organic gardens. Marieke attends The Lamb’s Chapel (TLC).


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