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Dr. Kelly Hsu M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Acupuncture
Address: 655 Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
Clinical Interests: pain management
Lea Anne Inoue
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 625 Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Clinical Interests: infertility, sports health, allergies ... (Read more)
Qun Li L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.83 Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2360 Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
Clinical Interests: anxiety, gua sha, pain management ... (Read more)
Mrs. Linda L. Scott L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 2424 Southern Av, Mesa, AZ 85204
Clinical Interests: acupuncture treatment, infertility, menstrual disorders ... (Read more)
Specializes in Naturopathy, Acupuncture
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 1490 Price Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
Clinical Interests: menopause, chelation therapy, weight loss ... (Read more)
Dr. Christian E. Armanti L.AC., NMD.
Specializes in Naturopathy, Acupuncture
Address: 1620 University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201
Joshuah Sunggon Kim L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1933 Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Dr. Simon J. Shim PHD, LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 600 Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
Mr. Jose Ylagan See LAC, LMT
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 4001 Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Dr. William Jeffrey Donahue D.C., L. AC.
Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture
Address: 1744 Val Vista Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204
Mr. Ronald Lee Baddorf LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 2730 Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Yunsil Kim Fortini L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 3130 Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
Aeijung Lee L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 2015 Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
Tae Hoon Ji L.AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1933 Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Mr. Steven Walter Ahles L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 630 Voyager Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Ms. Beverly A. Lawrence C.A.HT., L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1405 Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

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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