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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. 

 

 

 

    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               Herbs 

                   Chinese Nutrition                        Homeopathy

                   Cosmetic Acupuncture                Linaments & Tinctures(topical herbs & ointment)

                   Cranial Sacral Therapy               Moxibustion

                   Cupping/Gua Sha                         Qi Gong/Tai Ji

                   E-Stim (Electrical Stimulation)  TDP  (Teding Diancibo Pu, Infrared Heat)

                   Tui Na (Chinese Massage)           Essential Oils

 

 

                    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.