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Dr. Michael G Crincoli MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Sports Medicine, Acupuncture
1320 N. 10th Street; Suite B
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 839-6533; (602) 839-7285

Dr. Michael Crincoli's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Crincoli has a special interest in rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: *additional Specialty In Medical Acupuncture*. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Crincoli's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sunil Jain is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and interventional pain medicine. He works in Phoenix, AZ. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Jain attended Nagpur University and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
1815 W Missouri Avenue; Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ
(623) 398-9213

Dr. Peng Sun PhD, DTCM, LAc, LIC AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
301 East Bethany Home Road A 100
Phoenix, AZ
(623) 552-0944

Dr. Peng Sun specializes in acupuncture and practices in Phoenix, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, and Peoria, AZ. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He speaks Chinese.

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

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 areas of specialization are acupuncture and naturopathy; she sees patients in Phoenix, AZ. Her areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors LifeWise insurance.

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

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

Ms. Dagmar Bauer-Prigatano works as an acupuncturist in Phoenix, AZ. Ms. Bauer-Prigatano's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Ms. Bauer-Prigatano include migraine, infertility, and stress management. She speaks German.

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

Dr. Julia A Eastman DOM, CCH, L Ac, LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Nutrition
3411 N 5th Avenue; Suite 207
Phoenix, AZ
(928) 202-0815; (602) 283-3484

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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 specializes in acupuncture and practices in Phoenix, AZ. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), migraine, and stress management.

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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 works as an acupuncturist in Phoenix, AZ. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Melody Jafari works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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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 practices acupuncture and homeopathy in Phoenix, AZ. Mr. Fontes is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
219 E Lexington Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 264-0694

Mr. John Rhodes' specialties are acupuncture and physical therapy. Mr. Rhodes's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2705 E Indian School Road
Phx, AZ
(602) 956-0941

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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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