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to acupuncture without the needle


AcuWords allows you to get the point without the needle

Our transformative approach, led by Derrick McCoy, LMT, LAc, Mac,  a Black man practicing Chinese medicine, brings a unique perspective, translating ancient wisdom into easy-to-understand language and practical daily practices.


Inviting you on a journey of healing, growth, and self-discovery, AcuWords blends the wisdom and spirit of acupuncture with virtual coaching, empowering you to overcome life challenges, find inner peace, and create a life of holistic well-being.


We believe in fierce authenticity and the power of real talk.


It's time to break free from the chains that hold you back.



Let's heal

This was made with
you in mind...

Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of unhappiness and dissatisfaction?

Are you battling anxiety, depression, or a constant inability to sustain joy?

Are relationship challenges with your spouse, children, boss, or parents causing emotional turmoil?

Do physical health issues, such as menopause, infertility, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, or chronic pain weigh you down?

Do you want to change your life?

If you're searching for purpose, struggling to manage your emotions, or craving a life that aligns with your truth, AcuWords is here to guide you.

Meet Our Founder

Derrick McCoy is a compassionate and down-to-earth licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and the visionary behind AcuWords. Combining his background in engineering and business with his holistic healing knowledge, Derrick guides his clients towards inner peace and optimal well-being empowering them to heal and transform their lives.


From his early achievements as a football captain at The McDonogh School and receiving a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy to his journey into holistic healing, Derrick's gift for creating rapport and addressing deep challenges led him to develop AcuWords. Derrick is committed to empowering individuals to overcome adversity, reconnect with their bodies, and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery.

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Derrick McCoy


Guiding you on your healing journey

Mindset Shifts and Empowerment 

  • Learn to calm and control your mind 

  • Learn to trust your intuition so you can become self referring in your decision making 

  • Create a process so you can bravely make changes that are more authentic to what you want

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The Chinese believe there is a life force that circulates energy throughout your body.  That energy is called Qi.  Like blood, that energy has to be flowing in order for you to be healthy. When that energy gets stuck…we have a problem.  You may experience this stuckness as headaches, heartache, depression, or all manner of physical symptoms. As an acupuncturist, I have been trained to observe and listen to your body to pinpoint where this imbalance is occurring.  Once I am clear on that, I can use what I know about you and how energy moves to restore balance and movement.

Through my years of experience, I observed that the healing….the true medicine, is actually in the words.  If I can prepare your soil…your heart and your body to accept those words, I can get the same restorative effect as giving you the needle.


My words are the needles…


Here’s what to expect when you begin with AcuWords:

Emotional Healing and Wellness 

  • Explore the effects significant events are having on your life and relationships

  • Reestablish a relationship with your heart center and your body

  • Find peace within yourself through daily practices

  • Learn how to recognize emotional triggers and craft a heart-centered authentic response.


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Holistic Integration and Future Growth 

  • Develop strategies for managing powerful emotions, trauma, and painful life experiences

  • Be authentic in your choices and agreements

  • Learn REAL daily practices that support changes you want to see

  • Listen to your body

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Begin your transformative healing with our 4 session package NOW.

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You have some questions...


  • What is AcuWords, and how does it work?
    AcuWords is a transformative approach to acupuncture that combines virtual coaching with holistic healing principles. AcuWords empowers individuals to address physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns. Through personalized sessions, practical daily practices, and mindset shifts, AcuWords guides you towards healing, growth, and self-discovery.
  • What can I expect in a session with Derrick McCoy?
    In a session with Derrick, you can expect a warm, relatable, and down-to-earth approach. Derrick creates a safe space for open dialogue and active listening. Together, you will explore your challenges, set goals, and work towards holistic wellness. Sessions may involve discussion, guidance on practical daily practices, mindset coaching, emotional healing techniques, and more.(...and you might hear a lil bit of profanity, LOL!)
  • How many sessions do I need to see results?
    From the very first session, your perspective will be expanded and challenged to stretch your idea of what is possible. We suggest a minimum of four sessions to achieve optimal results for you and to allow you space to choose to continue based on your willingness and commitment to your own healing journey.
  • Can AcuWords help with specific physical or mental health conditions?
    Yes, AcuWords can assist with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. Derrick's expertise in acupuncture, massage therapy, and coaching allows him to address concerns such as reproductive health, menopause, infertility, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, pain management, anxiety, depression, disrupted peace, and more. Each session is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a personalized approach to your well-being.
  • I've never tried holistic approaches before. Will AcuWords still work for me?
    Absolutely! AcuWords welcomes individuals who are new to holistic healing. You don't need prior experience or knowledge in acupuncture or related practices. What you do need is an open mind and a flexible perspective to do something different so you can get different results. Derrick will guide you through the process, providing education, practical tools, and ongoing support. The focus is on creating a comfortable and accessible environment for you to embrace holistic healing and experience positive changes.
  • How much does AcuWords coaching cost?
    AcuWords is a four session package that sells for 497. Ideally, sessions should place monthly, however you have the option to use them more frequently if you would like to accelerate your results. There is the option for a payment plan of 2X297 is available.
  • Is AcuWords suitable for individuals with a busy schedule?
    Absolutely! AcuWords understands the demands of a busy lifestyle. Sessions can be scheduled to accommodate your availability, and virtual coaching eliminates the need for travel time. Additionally, Derrick provides practical daily practices that can be seamlessly integrated into your routine, allowing you to experience the benefits of AcuWords without overwhelming your schedule.
  • Is AcuWords only for a specific demographic?
    No, AcuWords is open to individuals from all walks of life who are ready for change.. The principles and practices are universally applicable, and Derrick's guidance is tailored to suit the needs of each individual, regardless of their ethnicity or background. If you have any other questions or concerns, Derrick is here to address them and provide you with the necessary information to confidently begin your journey towards holistic well-being with AcuWords.

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