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True Acupuncture

301 E BETHANY HOME ROAD STE A133, PHOENIX, AZ 85012
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True Acupuncture serves clients throughout the Phoenix metro area, providing treatment services to help them prevent and cope with injury, discomfort, or sickness. Licensed acupuncturists dispense treatments specific to each client's unique circumstances. This clinic offers a variety of other services as well, such as cupping therapy and Tui Na. Chinese herbal medicine is available too, and True Acupuncture offers a range of herbal treatments for sickness, pain, injury, and emotional issues and mood disorders.

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5.0 / 5 (27)
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Accurate Acupuncture

Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Accurate Acupuncture is located in Phoenix and helps treat patients with insomnia, stress, headaches, migraines, neck pains, and other pain issues. The practice offers acupuncture and herbal treatments. Former patients rave about noticeable improvement after leaving their treatment sessions. The business was named “Best of 2014 and 2015” by the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

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4.9 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (7)
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Asian Healing Arts Academy and Acupuncture

Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Asian Healing Arts Academy and Acupuncture has been administering alternative treatment for relief from arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, gynecological problems, depression, anxiety, arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and other physical, emotional, and neurological issues for over 18 years. The academy’s services include acupuncture, Acu-ShiMa ™, Singing Qi ™, Chinese Medical Cupping & Gua Sha and other therapies. The clinic is located in Scottsdale and offers weekly specials for their clients.

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Barefoot Acupuncture

Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Barefoot Acupuncture is a Scottsdale acupuncture clinic that specializes in a holistic approach and rapid, sustainable relief. The practice offers acupuncture, herbal medicine, Guasha, diet and nutrition education, hypnotherapy, C.O.R.E. counseling, and Reiki/energy healing. Don Matesz, M.A., M.S., Dipl.Nutr., L.Ac. is state-licensed, MCCAOM certified and has earned Master's degrees in Philosophy and Oriental Medicine. Tracy Minton is state licensed, nationally certified, and a certified Plant Based Nutrition Specialist.

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Beijing Acupuncture & Health Center

Phoenix, AZ 85051
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Beijing Acupuncture & Health Center has been treating dermatological and gynecological conditions, allergies, strokes, peripheral facial paralysis, sciatic neuralgia, and cervical spondylopathy for nearly 16 years. The practice focuses on acupuncture and Oriental medicine and has locations in Phoenix and Mesa.

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4.0 / 5 (4)

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Blue Serenity Acupuncture

Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Blue Serenity Acupuncture in Phoenix delivers a soothing experience by offering as many green and environmentally-friendly features as possible to cater to patient’s sensitivities. The clinic uses procedures such as acupuncture, auricular therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese medical nutrition, cupping and gua sha, moxibustion, Qigong, and tui na and acupressure. The patients praise the clinic’s excellent customer service and kind attitude.

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Eastern Medicine Center

Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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For over ten years, Eastern Medicine Center has been an herbal medicine clinic in Scottsdale. The clinic specializes in acupuncture as well as Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, Qigong, and tui na to help their patients. The Chinese herbal medicine techniques used can help many different illnesses ranging from sports injuries, pain management, chronic illness, and other issues. The clinic’s goal is to customize herbal medicines to meet each need of the patient and their specific health problems.

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Harmony & Health Acupuncture

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Harmony & Health Acupuncture is located in Phoenix and is a holistic health care and acupuncture clinic. The services used are acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, tui na, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping and gua sha, and treatment without needles. The clinic’s specialties include the treatment of injuries, pain, digestive disorders, anxiety, insomnia, skin conditions, and other conditions. The company offers free consultations.

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Health Synergy

Tempe, AZ 85282
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Health Synergy is a Tempe acupuncture clinic dedicated to treating patients in a safe, drug-free, and natural manner. The clinic helps those who suffer from chronic or acute pain, stress, digestive disorders, and other ailments. Services include acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, gua sha, cupping, body wraps, and weight loss.

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Institute of Herbs & Acupuncture

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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The Institute of Herbs & Acupuncture uses a holistic approach to help patients regain control of their health and pain issues. Some of the techniques used are acupuncture, cupping, herbology, and moxibustion. The business is in Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.

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Mindful Life Acupuncture

99 East Virginia Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Mindful Life Acupuncture is a wellness center in Phoenix that offers acupuncture and massage therapy. The owner, Lesley Johnsen, is a licensed acupuncturist with a decade of experience specializing in pain management, digestive disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. She collaborates with patients and helps them take the first steps to physical and emotional healing through acupuncture, bodywork, and combination sessions. Johnsen's treatment plans are customized to fit individual needs.

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5.0 / 5 (17)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Oasis Acupuncture

Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Oasis Acupuncture in Scottsdale has served the Phoenix Valley for more than a decade, specializing in the treatment of infertility, woman's health issues, stress, anxiety, depression, spirit issues, insomnia, chronic pain, knee pain, low back pain, and pediatrics. The clinic uses Chinese herbs, hypnotherapy, electro-stimulation, auricular acupuncture, low-intensity laser, tuning forks on points, scalp acupuncture, Tui Na, moxibustion therapy, and cupping techniques.

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4.9 / 5 (55)
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5.0 / 5 (14)

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Rock Star Acupuncture

Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Rock Star Acupuncture uses acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help each patient’s health concerns. The goal of the clinic is to treat each patient as a rock star. The business specializes in helping the weight loss process and treating addiction, pediatrics, vocal disorders, stress/anxiety, pain, and insomnia. Former patients speak positively about the clinic’s compassion, talent, and professionalism.

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5.0 / 5 (21)
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4.0 / 5 (5)
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Tempe Community Acupuncture

Tempe, AZ 85282
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Temp Community Acupuncture is a company that centers on administering treatment in a shared room setting. Each patient is focused on points below the knee and elbow, and on the head and neck so that patients can remain fully clothed during treatment. The acupuncturist exercises a variety of gentle techniques that combine different systems to help restore health and alleviate pain.

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The HIVE Healing House

Phoenix, AZ 85003
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The HIVE Healing House is located in Phoenix and encourages healthy holistic lifestyle habits. The services include acupuncture, follow-up treatments, cupping, auricular detox treatment, reconnective healing, and life coaching. Past patients are praising the HIVE Healing House’s kind spirit and ability to help them achieve relief.

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5.0 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (2)
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The Lotus Acupuncture & Wellness Center

Phoenix, AZ 85006
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The Lotus Acupuncture & Wellness Center is a Phoenix health center. The wellness center’s services include a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic massage, and nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. The business treats digestive issues, headaches and migraines, cosmetic complaints, pain, and women’s health and fertility issues. Each patient receives a treatment plan tailored to their needs.

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Total Wellness Acupuncture

Phoenix, AZ 85029
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Total Wellness Acupuncture uses herbal remedies and holistic treatments to aid in their patient’s healing process. The clinic’s services include acupuncture, herbalism, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, nutritional counseling, Eastern and Western bodywork, and needleless treatments. Patients rave about the way the clinic treats them in a caring, compassionate, and professional manner. The business offers monthly specials and discounted prepaid treatment packages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine technique. It involves the strategic placement of small, fine needles puncturing the skin on various areas of the body to relieve pain or treat other medical conditions. The needles are left in place for about 10 minutes to half an hour while the patient relaxes. The selection of the proper acupoints requires skill and knowledge.

The practice of acupuncture originated in Asia many centuries ago. Chinese acupuncture may also involve electrical stimulation or heat application for heightened effect. Some Chinese acupuncturists also slowly spin or twirl the needles after insertion. On the other hand, Japanese acupuncture is less invasive, with shallow needle insertion and no needle manipulation. Korean acupuncture focuses on needle placement only in the feet and hands.  

Though acupuncture was highly controversial in Western medicine for many years, most of the medical community now recognizes its effectiveness for pain management. Only anecdotal evidence exists for treatments beyond pain relief.

How does acupuncture work?

Research hasn’t yet determined exactly how acupuncture works, but there are two main theories. One is that it operates on a neurological level by stimulating muscles, nerves, and connective tissues, triggering natural pain relief effects. Others believe acupuncture balances a person’s energies — chi — creating physical, emotional, and mental harmony, which relieves pain and improves health. 

Does Medicare cover acupuncture?

Medicare Part B covers acupuncture solely to treat low back pain. The condition must have no known cause and have lasted for at least 12 weeks. Only a doctor or properly licensed and trained medical provider may perform the acupuncture. Medicare initially approves up to 12 sessions over 90 days. With demonstrated improvement, up to eight more visits may be allowed.

Is acupuncture effective?

Studies by the National Institute of Health confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for addiction, nausea, headaches, asthma, some stroke rehabilitation, and pain management for various conditions. The NIH studies support the use of acupuncture alone and combined with traditional treatment methods. Additional research by other scientific and medical organizations demonstrates that acupuncture is typically successful in the treatment of pain.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture should not be painful. The unfamiliar sensation may be uncomfortable at first, but that typically goes away after the first session. People with high sensitivity levels or low pain tolerance may experience heightened sensations. However, any discomfort should be minor and brief. Some common feelings at the acupuncture points are warmth, tingling, heaviness, or mild achiness.

How much does acupuncture cost?

Acupuncture prices vary greatly, ranging from $50 to $300 per session. Initial sessions usually cost more than follow-up appointments. Initial sessions on the high end of the pricing scale usually include a consultation and medical exam along with the acupuncture session. Some acupuncturists offer membership price breaks or discounts for prepaid multiple sessions. Shop around before deciding on an acupuncturist.

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Some health care insurance carriers cover acupuncture for specific medical conditions. But it depends on the location, insurance provider, insurance plan, and reason for the treatments. Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health Care, Health Net, Banner Health, and Humana are examples of some private insurers that may cover acupuncture with various restrictions. Contact your provider to learn more.

What should you wear to an acupuncture appointment?

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to your first acupuncture appointment. Shorts or pants you can pull above your knees are a good idea. Short-sleeve tops are also preferable. Slip-on shoes are helpful. If your treatment involves back or torso needle placement, your acupuncturist likely provides gowns. After your first visit, you have a better idea of suitable clothing.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is very safe with a certified, reputable, and capable acupuncturist. When the practitioner follows the law using sterile, disposable, single-use needles, adverse effects are rare. The World Health Organization reported no major side effects and only 671 minor adverse events out of 10,000 treatments. Plus, acupuncture has none of the serious side effects of traditional pain medications. 

What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

Dry needling is also called intramuscular stimulation. The procedure involves the insertion of needles to treat muscular pain. Unlike the ancient practice of acupuncture, dry needling is relatively new. It’s not a well-regulated field either, while acupuncture is. Physical therapists and other providers can perform dry needling with no special training, licensing, or certifications.

What are some conditions that acupuncture can treat?

Acupuncture can help relieve pain caused by many medical conditions. Some examples are migraines, menstrual cramps, back pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, postsurgical dental pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Many patients also experience improvement from acupuncture treatment for conditions, such as asthma, addiction, ADHD, and TMD. Plus, acupuncture may also help relieve nausea, stress, and anxiety.

How long does an acupuncture appointment last?

Initial acupuncture appointments typically last longer than routine sessions. They may include an interview about your health issues and a medical exam. With the acupuncture session, the entire appointment may take one to two hours. Successive sessions typically last about 30 minutes to an hour. The needles will be in place for only about 10 to 30 minutes.

How many acupuncture appointments will you need to complete a treatment?

It’s best to discuss how many sessions you’ll need with your acupuncturist during your initial consultation. Most patients who seek acupuncture to help with a medical condition and related pain need several sessions. They may start treatment with one to three sessions per week for a few weeks. Once they see improvement, treatments may taper off to in-frequent maintenance sessions.

What needles are used in acupuncture?

Metal filiform needles are the type commonly used for acupuncture today. These sterile, stainless-steel thread-like needles are available in varying diameters and lengths. The typical gauges range from 0.12 mm to 0.35 mm. Japanese acupuncture calls for thinner needles than Chinese methods. Acupuncture needles are designed for one use before disposal. Some acupuncturists use gold or silver needles.

Do acupuncturists need to be licensed to practice acupuncture?

Washington D.C. and 47 states require some type of licensing to perform acupuncture. South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Alabama don’t regulate acupuncturists. Elsewhere, credentialing requirements and standards vary. Most states with acupuncture legal oversight require National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exams or certification in compliance with the Acupuncture Practice Act. California has its own licensing exam.

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