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Best Acupuncturists in Scottsdale, AZ

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Scottsdale, AZ 85266

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (11)

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Tanner Chiropractic & Acupuncture caters to clients in Scottsdale and the surrounding metros. It performs chiropractic and acupuncture techniques to address musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain and neck pain—as well as aches in the shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists, hands, and feet. The center's owner, Jon Tanner, carries dry needling certifications for sports medicine and trauma rehabilitation. He also implements spinal decompression procedures using the Triton DTS. Tanner is board-certified in Acupuncture and Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures.

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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Scottsdale Acupuncture is an acupuncture clinic in Scottsdale founded and led by Dr. Jodine Wamsley, a licensed acupuncturist who has been practicing since 2003. Dr. Wamsley received her doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Pacific College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in San Diego, and she also holds a Masters in Science, is board-certified in acupuncture, and is a board-certified herbalist. The goal of her treatments is to relax clients, restore balance to the body, and resolve health issues that patients may have. The treatments offered at Scottsdale Acupuncture combine herbology, biomedicine, and nutrition and lifestyle advice, and Dr. Wamsley specializes in digestive and neurological health, among others. The acupuncture provider is a member of the Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture as well as the American Acupuncture Council.

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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5.0 (13)
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4.6 (9)
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5.0 (7)

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AcuHealth is an acupuncture, botanical medicine, and dietary therapy provider in Scottsdale. The practice opened in 2002 and also offers massage therapy and meditation therapies. The focus of the practice is to increase overall wellness of patients through balance in an environment that is an "Oasis of Wellness." The practitioners at AcuHealth are licensed and board certified, the acupuncturist trained both in the United States and in the Peoples Republic of China and treats patients for a range of health issues including depression, weight reduction, anxiety, and chronic pain.

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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3.8 (9)
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5.0 (7)
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4.0 (5)

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Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine is an integrative medical center in Scottsdale that treats the root causes of illness and develops personalized treatment plans individual to each patient. The center offers treatments for over 300 conditions including cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, menopause and other women's health issues. The practice offers potential clients phone consultations to help determine if they might benefit from services the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine offers. One patient review said, "This was the most positive experience I have ever had at a doctor’s office."

10405 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (9)

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Dr. Christina Kovalik, NMD, LAc, is a Scottsdale naturopathic medical doctor and acupuncturist. “The Vitality Doctor” is a family care practitioner with a special interest in optimizing hormone imbalance and longevity medicine for men and women. She assists many patients with fatigue, pain, infertility, PMS, menstrual irregularities, pregnancy and postpartum support, menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement, and healthy aging.

16700 N Thompson Peak Pkwy Ste 260, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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4.5 (14)

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AZ Multicare is a Scottsdale clinic practiced in relieving ailments using a range of holistic methods. Dr. Jeffrey Robinson is a licensed chiropractor who has specialized in acupuncture for over a decade. As well as relieving physical pain induced by a variety of causes, the specialist can treat emotional ailments by resolving energetic imbalances in the body, returning it to a state of harmony. Dr. Robinson incorporates additional techniques into his treatments, including gua sha and cupping.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (11)

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Bright Path Wellness is a functional medicine and acupuncture wellness center in Scottsdale. The licensed acupuncturist on staff has been in health care for over 29 years and has been licensed for acupuncture for over ten years as well as having earned a Master of Oriental Medicine title from the Pheonix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture. Acupuncture treatments are available for issues such as autoimmune disease, digestive issues, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.

10752 N 89th Pl Suite 209A, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (9)

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Alivia Acupuncture Clinic is a holistic clinic that aims to treat the whole person through acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, and moxibustion. Alivia also offers traditional Gua Sha treatment which modern research suggests produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that lasts for several days after treatment. It increases blood flow and is effective for relieving pain, stiffness, fever, chills, cough, wheezing, nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture treatments help patients with pain, infertility, anxiety, insomnia, and many other conditions. The clinic's acupuncturist has earned a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Pheonix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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5.0 (4)

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Acupuncture Alternative Care is an acupuncture provider in Scottsdale. The acupuncturist on staff earned her degree from New England School of Acupuncture in 1994 and is certified in traditional Chinese medicine and is board certified in acupuncture by the National Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In addition to acupuncture the center offers Acutonics, electrodermal screening, detoxification, and neuromodulation technique to improve patient's wellness and balance.

Compare our Top Acupuncturists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Tanner Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Scottsdale Acupuncture
AcuHealth
Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine
The Vitality Doctor - Dr. Christina Kovalik NMD, LAc
10405 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
AZ Multicare
16700 N Thompson Peak Pkwy Ste 260, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Bright Path Wellness
Alivia Acupuncture Clinic
10752 N 89th Pl Suite 209A, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Acupuncture Alternative Care

FAQs

  • 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.