alert icon Coronavirus

Now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for ages 12+
Schedule a vaccine appointment
COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

Going to a Cleveland Clinic location?
New visitation hours
Masks are required for patients and visitors (even if you're vaccinated)

Tim Sobo, LAC

Tim Sobo, LAC
  • Watch Video
  • No ratings
  • 0 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 0 Patient Comments
Department Wellness and Preventative Medicine
Primary Location Lyndhurst Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acupuncture
View all 1 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chemotherapy Related Symptoms
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sports Injuries
View all 5 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

About Tim Sobo, LAC

Licensed Acupuncturist, Center for Integrative Medicine

Timothy is board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed to practice acupuncture in the states of Ohio and New Jersey. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (which is now part of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) in 2012 with his Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. He completed his undergraduate studies earning three Bachelor degrees from Penn State University in 2008. He also holds certifications in Personal Training (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2019, Timothy practiced in New Jersey for 7 years alongside of medical doctors and healthcare providers amongst many disciplines including sports medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, pain management, chiropractic care, and physical and occupational therapy.

Timothy integrates classical Chinese medicine with modern diagnostics to determine the underlying root causes of his patients’ ailments. He strives to provide an evidence-based, comprehensive, and integrative approach to healthcare using the most up to date research and scientific data with a deep understanding of Eastern medicine in order to improve the lives of people affected by injury and disease.

One of Timothy’s professional work goals is the “de-mystification” of acupuncture, which would allow for a more coordinated understanding between acupuncturists and their conventional-trained medical colleagues about the best treatment options and strategies available for patients.

His clinical focus includes but is not limited to:

  • Orthopedics: working extensively with patients in treating a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions ranging from sprains and strains to chronic illness like arthritis
  • Sports Medicine and Sports Related Injuries
  • Pain Management
  • Reduction of cancer treatment-induced side effects: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, surgical pain, hot flashes and stress

When he is not working, Tim enjoy spending time with his wife and son. He is an avid triathlete, martial artist and avid baseball fan.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Penn State University
Sharon, PA USA

Additional Training

  • Timothy holds certifications in Personal Training (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Tim Sobo, LAC.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Related Videos Featuring Tim Sobo, LAC

Related Videos Featuring Tim Sobo, LAC

Back to Top