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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective form of Healthcare that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Fine sterile needles are placed in specific acupoints on the body which activate the body's Qi and promote natural healing by enhancing immunity as well as physical and emotional health. It is believed that disease manifests as a result of Qi or energy becoming blocked which causes pain & illness. By placing needles on the body, corresponding to blocked channels, Qi is unblocked and healthy bloodflow is restored, eliminating pain & disease. 

History & Practice
of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originates from China and has been documented & practiced for over 3000 years. It has been taught in the United States since 1975 when the first Acupuncture School opened in Newton, MA. Since then 84 schools have been established and 63 accredited. Programs are 3-4 years and offer a Master's degree in either Acupuncture or both Acupuncture &  Oriental Medicine (Herbs) Upon graduation, students will have completed over 3200 hours of study & clinic and must pass 4 National Board exams through NCCAOM (The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine). Licensure requirements differ from state to state. Arizona licensure requirements include graduation from an accredited program of 1850 hours with 800 hrs of clinical training as well as passing the 4 national board exams: Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture/Point Location, Biomedicine (Western Medicine) & Chinese Herbology for students with an OM degree.  

Acupuncture can help with 

Stress

Fatigue

Headaches

Poor Digestion/GERD

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Diabetes/Neuropathy

Recovery from Surgery

Stroke

Hypertension

High Cholesterol

Insomnia

Back pain

 Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lupus & other Autoimmune Disease

Chronic joint/knee pain

Frozen Shoulder

Tennis/Golfer's elbow

Allergies/Sinusitis

Women's health & Menopause

Men's Health & Prostate

Infertility & Pregnancy

Cancer Care

Weight Loss

Stopping Smoking & Addictions

Other methods of treatment used with Acupuncture 

Auricular Acupuncture

Chinese Nutrition

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cupping/Gua Sha

E-Stim (Electrical Stimulation)

Essential Oils

Herbs 

Homeopathy

Linaments & Tinctures(topical herbs & ointment)

Moxibustion

Qi Gong/Tai Ji

TDP  (Teding Diancibo Pu, Infrared Heat)

Tui Na (Chinese Massage)