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Dr. Michael G Crincoli MD

Specializes in Acupuncture, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Sports Medicine

1320 North 10th Street; Suite B
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 839-7285; (602) 839-6533

Clinical interests: Rehabilitation, All musculoskeletal disorders and sports Injuries, with a focus on the anke, foot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Crincoli sees patients in Maricopa, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), the University Physicians Healthcare Group, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Crincoli performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: *additional Specialty In Medical Acupuncture*. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and Banner Desert Medical Center. Dr. Crincoli's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Acupuncture

1800 East Vanburen Street
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 633-3675; (602) 327-5093

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: PAIN MEDICINE

Dr. Sunil Jain specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and interventional pain medicine and practices in Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with John C. Lincoln Health Network. He accepts the following insurance: the University Physicians Healthcare Group and Medicare. He graduated from Nagpur University and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic

4132 N 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 264-2187

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), OB, Acupuncture

3877 N 7th Street; #400
Phoenix, AZ
(623) 247-6266; (602) 257-8118

Dr. Lydia Ehlenberger is an acupuncturist, hospitalist, and obstetrician in Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Ehlenberger is an in-network provider for the University Physicians Healthcare Group and Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and Shea Medical Center.

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Dr. Peng Sun PhD, DTCM, LAc, LIC AC

Specializes in Acupuncture

301 East Bethany Home Road A100
Phoenix, AZ
(623) 552-0944

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Cupping, Massage Therapy, Moxibustion, Qi Gong, Addiction, Allergies, Aromatherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peng Sun specializes in acupuncture. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), and menstrual disorders. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Mrs. Dagmar C Bauer-Prigatano (Bauer - Prigatano) MTOM, LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

202 E. Earll Drive; #420
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 266-8332

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Moxibustion, NADA (National ... (Read more)

Ms. Dagmar Bauer-Prigatano works as an acupuncturist. Ms. Bauer-Prigatano's clinical interests include migraines, infertility, and stress management. In addition to English, she speaks German.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Homeopathy

3411 N 5th Avenue; Suite 207
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 264-7630; (602) 283-3484

Clinical interests: Homeopathy

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Dr. Julie Ann Gorman NMD, LAc, ABORM Fertility Certified

Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy

1641 E Osborn Road; Suite 6
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 265-1774

(Average of 4.5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Bioidentical Hormones, Herbology, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, ... (Read more)

Ms. Julie Gorman's specialties are acupuncture and naturopathy. She practices in Phoenix, AZ. Her clinical interests include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), homeopathy, and gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines).

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy

219 E Lexington Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 264-0694

(Average of 3.5 in 1 rating)

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Specializes in Acupuncture

1550 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 528-1340; (602) 263-1200

Dr. Donald Warne practices acupuncture. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.

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Specializes in Acupuncture

6064 N 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 279-5904

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Specializes in Acupuncture

4350 N 19th Avenue; #4
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 274-2592

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

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Specializes in Acupuncture

5315 N 41st Street
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 954-4083

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Ann Rea LAc

Specializes in Acupuncture

2001 E Campbell Avenue; Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 955-5444

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, ... (Read more)

Ms. Ann Rea's area of specialization is acupuncture. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), migraines, and chinese herbal medicine.

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Specializes in Acupuncture

3833 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 954-8428

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Specializes in Acupuncture

301 W. Roosevelt Street; Suite 2
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 307-0888; (602) 317-0888

Ms. Aeimee Diaz practices acupuncture. She has an open panel.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is at least two thousand years old, although it has only recently gained popularity in North America. Practitioners of acupuncture are called acupuncturists. They may also provide other forms of TCM, or they may have learned acupuncture alone. In the United States, acupuncture providers must have three or four years of graduate level education to be licensed.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is filed with a vital energy called qi. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, pain and illness result. To redirect the flow of qi, the acupuncturist inserts extremely thin, stainless steel needles (the width of a human hair) into a patient’s skin at specific points in the body (called meridians). A trained acupuncturist knows which meridians to insert the acupuncture needles into, how deeply to insert them, and how to stimulate them by raising or twisting them in order to balance the qi correctly.

Although researchers don’t know exactly how acupuncture works, they do have solid evidence that it does. Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at relieving pain, reducing nausea from chemotherapy, improving fertility, and reducing inflammation. The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective in treating 28 different conditions and may be helpful in treating many others. The Western medical view on acupuncture is not that qi is being balanced, but that the needles stimulate blood flow and endorphin production, which promote a sense of well-being.

During a typical acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will first examine the patient and ask about any complaints. The patient will lie down on a table and get comfortable. Then the acupuncturist will insert the needles, which are between 13 and 70mm long and made of stainless steel. Usually a treatment uses between 3 and 15 needles, and they are left in place for about 20 minutes. Most states require the needles to be disposable, single-use needles to reduce the chance of any infection. The needles may be twisted or moved, and in some cases, low currents of electricity are passed through them. Then they are removed, the patient is given lifestyle advice, and the appointment is over. Sessions are often repeated weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture has many benefits. Since it is extremely safe and has no side effects, it can be an excellent alternative to pain medications for those patients who cannot or choose not to take them. In addition, acupuncture is now covered by the majority of health care insurance plans in the United States. Acupuncture can be a wonderful option in your treatment plan.

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