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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

Dr. Michael Crincoli specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and sports medicine and practices in Phoenix, AZ. In his practice, Dr. Crincoli focuses on rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Crincoli has received professional recognition including the following: *additional Specialty In Medical Acupuncture*.

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

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Acupuncture
525 N 18th Street; Suite 403
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 327-5093; (602) 251-8545

Dr. Sunil Jain, who practices in Phoenix, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and interventional pain medicine. After attending Nagpur University and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Jain focuses on pain management. Dr. Jain accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with John C. Lincoln Health Network.

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Clinical interests: PAIN MEDICINE

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

Dr. Lydia Ehlenberger's areas of specialization are acupuncture, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ehlenberger speaks Spanish.

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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

Dr. Peng Sun is an acupuncturist. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Sun's clinical interests include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), and menstrual disorders.

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

Dr. Julia Ann Eastman LAc, DOM, CCH, L Ac
Specializes in Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Nutrition
3411 N 5th Avenue; Suite 207
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 264-7630; (928) 202-0815

Clinical interests: Homeopathy

Dr. Julie Ann Gorman NMD, LAc, ABORM Fertility Certified
Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
1641 E Osborn Road; Suite 6
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 265-1774

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

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

Mrs. Dagmar C Bauer-Prigatano (Bauer - Prigatano) MTOM, LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
202 E. Earll Drive; #420
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 266-8332

Ms. Dagmar Bauer-Prigatano is an acupuncturist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Bauer-Prigatano include migraines, infertility, and stress management. Ms. Bauer-Prigatano is conversant in German.

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

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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

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

Ann Rea DiplOM, LAc
Specializes in Acupuncture
2001 E Campbell Avenue; Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 955-5444

Ms. Ann Rea is an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Ms. Rea include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), migraines, and chinese herbal medicine.

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

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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. Ms. Diaz welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3833 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 508-8300

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Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture
2814 N 36th Street
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 956-5561

Dr. Melody Jafari practices acupuncture and chiropractic. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Mario Fontes LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture, Homeopathy
1951 W. Camelback Road; Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 332-8079; (602) 810-0434

Mr. Mario Fontes' specialties are acupuncture and homeopathy. He practices in Phoenix, AZ. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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