Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that is used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental and emotional conditions. Total Wellness Acupuncture in North Mountain, Phoenix, AZ can help with everything from using acupuncture for weight loss to pain reduction and increased energy levels. Come into our acupuncture clinic today and learn how we can put you on the road to better health.
About Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture treatment involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles and is best performed by a licensed acupuncturist. Every acupuncturist here has been fully trained at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA). Additionally each acupuncturist is fully licensed by the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners. With the proper training and license, we can help you enjoy all of the acupuncture benefits you might be looking for.
There are many benefits from using acupuncture therapy. The following is just an example of benefits available:
- Reduces pain of any type
- Increases the Effectiveness of Medications
- Soothes Indigestion & promotes a balanced metabolism
- Counteracts the Side Effects of Radiation
- Balances body, mind & spirit
- Helps with fertility, pregnancy, male’s & female’s health
- Maintains wellness & longevity
We hope that you will give us a chance to help improve your health and quality of life. We can restore the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians) and use oriental medicine to get you feeling better. Our approach is to treat the cause of your discomfort, not just address the symptoms.
For your first visit you will need to complete a Health History Questionnaire so that we can have an accurate picture of the current state of your health. If you would like to print the form yourself, you can download it here.
Acupuncture is a therapy recognized throughout the world. It is experience based and was developed in China more than two thousand years ago. With it’s long history it has survived through time and is gaining a resurgence of popularity in today’s world.
The World Health Organization has accepted and approved the use of acupuncture to treat more than a hundred conditions including pathology of all the human body’s systems. Such as respiratory, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, digestive and urinary, integumentary, reproductive, nervous system (including stress related and mental health) disorders. Acupuncture is widely practiced in over 160 countries in the world including the United States. Many acupuncture clinical trials are being performed every year and in most cases the benefits of acupuncture have been scientifically proven. Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) with acupuncture, herbalism and other additional modalities today are complementing Western medicine in many ways. It helps to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, decrease pain,improves absorption of medications and balance the body emotionally, physically and spiritually.
What type of a phenomenon is Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) as a whole?
HOW IT WORKS:
We know that nature has a capacity to heal itself after a disaster. If we help mother nature it may heal faster. The same with the human body. TCM sees a human as an entire or whole system. Our life is based on energy which we define as Qi. Each organ and body system has Qi or energy. This energy or Qi is invisible, but we can feel it because of our Nervous system. A group of researchers using the newest imaging techniques detected threadlike microscopic structures that correspond to acupuncture meridians (pathways) and overlap with blood and lymphatic vessels connecting with the organs of the body. The acupuncture points are on these pathways. When we put acupuncture needles in certain points we send signals through the central nervous system to a target organ or group of tissues to release immune system cells or pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and other chemical substances that bring the body back to homeostasis or balance.
By Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophy, the main cause of disease is an imbalance in the body which can be physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual. When the body is balanced there is no pain and no anxiety. You feel calm, pain free and energetic and the body is able to resist factors that make you sick.
Each practitioner creates an individual treatment plan for each patient based on tongue and pulse diagnosis, observations and an indepth interview.
Acupuncture therapy uses very tiny sterile disposable needles. The procedure for most people is painless. Some people explain the insertion sensation as feeling a calming heaviness, pinch, warm, slight tingling, electrical or light tapping on the surface of their skin which lasts a few seconds. Needles stay in usually from 20 to 45 minutes depending on the condition or disease pattern. Most people feel very relaxed, warm and rested during the treatment. Acupuncture has proven itself to be a safe, effective and reasonably priced means for people to gain and maintain balance in their body and live healthier happier lives.