Navigate your path to healing

Inner Compass Acupuncture uses natural, Chinese medicine techniques to help bring the body back to a healthy, harmonious state that encourages healing. 

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Healing treatments

We provide our patients with a safe, comfortable experience to encourage the harmony of their mind, body, and spirit through the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  


Acupuncture is a technique that uses very fine, sterile, single use needles that are inserted into specific points on the body that help to regulate and promote the body’s abilities of naturally healing itself.

Tui Na

Tui Na is a type of Chinese medical massage that is used for the treatment of superficial trauma and musculoskeletal pain. This massage helps promote the free flow of blood and qi to bring the body back to a balanced state.


Cupping is a treatment that uses glass or silicone cups that are suctioned onto the skin to help improve local circulation, helps with poor lymphatic flow and also helps move stagnations that can be causing pain.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a soft tissue scraping technique that uses a blunt object to break up adhesions in the fascia and connective tissues in the body to relieve pain.


Moxibustion is a heat therapy that uses a method of burning an herb known as mugwort over specific points or painful areas on the body to warm and invigorate those areas to alleviate symptoms.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a type of exercise that incorporates both internal and external movements that are repeated in order to promote blood flow, mental clarity, emotional stability, and many more.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been known for thousands of years to be an effective, natural way to heal the body. It utilizes very thin, sterile needles that are inserted into the body to help bring it back to a harmonious state in order for the body to begin healing itself. The needles facilitate the movement of Qi and blood throughout the body. Qi is a vital substance in the body that is involved in all physiological processes in the body and is essential for life. When Qi and blood do not flow and become blocked, that is when disease and pain can occur. 

 Below are some of the conditions that acupuncture and TCM can help with:

General Wellness
  • Pain (Back/Neck/Shoulder)
  • Stress/Depression
  • Headaches/Migraine
  • Joint Pain
  • Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Fatigue
Neurological & Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Concussion, brain and spinal core injury
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Bell’s palsy (Facial palsy)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Shingles
Respiratory & Immune Disorders
  • Asthma/Allergies
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Rhinitis
Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Indigestion/Heartburn/Acid Reflux
  • Dyspepsia
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Stomach Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
Women's Health
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Irregular Cycles
  • PMS
  • Postpartum
  • Pre-conception
  • Labor Induction
  • Dysmenorrhea
Men's Health
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety
  • Sports Injury
  • Urinary Issues
  • Dizziness
  • Prostate
  • Health Maintenance
  • Impotence

What to expect

The initial visit will involve a thorough interview that will help identify the current state of the patient’s health and the best way to approach treatment. Every treatment plan is customized to ensure that we treat the root of the condition and not just the branch symptoms that may be present. Once the interview is complete, the pulse will be felt and the tongue will be examined. This helps us understand what is going on inside the body.

After that, a treatment plan will be carefully formulated and the patient will be ready to receive treatment. Very fine, sterile, single use needles will be inserted into specific points on the body to promote the natural ability to heal itself. The needles are inserted quickly and smoothly to help facilitate a very comfortable experience for the patient. Once the needles are inserted, the patient may feel a sensation of heaviness, warmth, or slight pressure. These are all normal sensations that means more qi and blood are flowing to the points.

Patients will then rest for 15-30 minutes with the needles in place. The needles will then be removed. Depending upon the outlined plan, further treatments may be administered at this time. This may include cupping, gua sha, or tui na.


From our patients

I highly recommend him!

“Dan is a great acupuncturist, he’s always studying, learning and honing his skills. You feel that he takes his time to understand and answer all your questions. I highly recommend him!!!”

David Amador

I cannot recommend him enough!

“Look no further. Dan is the best acupuncturist around! From the moment you arrive, he creates a safe environment and makes your healing his top priority. He’s a great listener, who’s constantly honing in his craft, and tailoring his immense knowledge of Chinese medicine to your specific needs. At a great rate too. I cannot recommend him enough!”

Kyler Hixson

Promise, it's totally worth it.

“Dan is the absolute best. Each session is always so educational yet so relaxing. Acupuncture was able to ease years of pain, help with my sleep, and relieve stress. Promise, it’s totally worth it.”

Hayley Brown

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Meet our acupuncturist

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Dan Mangus, LAc
Licensed Acupuncturist

Dan began learning about traditional Chinese Medicine at the age of 12 while practicing martial arts leading to a lifelong passion for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). After a severe auto accident, acupuncture helped him to recover fully and heal at a much faster rate than was expected.

Following his recovery, Dan enrolled in an acupuncture program at Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of the New York Chiropractic College where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture in 2019. While in school, Dan completed 3000-plus hours of clinical training during which he gained proficiency in modalities that are instrumental in Traditional Chinese Medicine such as Acupuncture, Zhen Gu Tui Na (Chinese orthopedic massage), gua sha, moxibustion, cupping, and qi gong.

He also furthered his understanding of TCM by studying at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM in Hangzhou China where he completed 100 hours of clinical training in advanced acupuncture and tui na. There he observed how Eastern and Western medicine can be combined to obtain the highest level of recovery for patients. Dan continues to incorporate this in his practice.

Specialties include treatment of painful conditions both acute and chronic; mental health concerns such as stress or anxiety; digestive issues including IBS and Celiac disease; asthma, immune function disorders, and other autoimmune conditions.

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Inner Compass Acupuncture

500 S. Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone: 724-875-4649


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM