Acupuncture in Scottsdale

Chronic Pain Scottsdale AZ Acupuncture

Are you looking for acupuncture in Scottsdale? Did you know that acupuncture can give you PAIN relief – from the very first treatment? And the 2 Acupuncture techniques I use … are so comfortable and relaxing, many of my patients actually fall asleep in the gentle 20-30 minute sessions. I promise, acupuncture treatments are always a comfortable experience with me. Think about what your life would be like – Pain FREE without the need for dangerous medications or harsh chemical injections.

The Good News is:
Acupuncture stimulates specific healing points to help balance your body – so it can heal itself.

The Better News is:
Once I get your body balanced with acupuncture, you’ll find the condition won’t keep coming back, and you’ll have more energy throughout the day.


Understanding Acupuncture in Scottsdale

As mentioned earlier, acupuncture has been practiced as a system of medicine for over 2400 years, but its philosophy and roots predate recorded history. In fact, it is believed that acupuncture was first performed using needles that were actually formed from grinding stones into fine points. As time progressed, the first text describing acupuncture as a system of medicine was produced around 300 B.C. (The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine). Soon after its introduction, finely crafted metal needles replaced the stone variety and it has been recorded that royalty routinely used gold and silver needles. While this original text has been revised, edited, and added too for thousands of years, it still serves as the foundation for the contemporary medical system. Today, acupuncture has been incorporated into many western paradigms and is practiced in hospitals and private health care clinics across the world.


How does Acupuncture work?

With all the toxins present in our various environments, it is important that our bodies are well suited to interact and deal with each challenge that we face. While traditional and western explanations of acupuncture vary, each fundamentally deals with acclimating our body to our surroundings. After thousands of years of research, various points across the body have been located that have a significant impact on our body's overall physiology. Typically, depending on the desired end result, fine needles are meticulously positioned at these points to stimulate various aspects of our hormonal, immune, and endocrine systems. Once these systems have been stimulated, a number of neurotransmitters, natural pain killers, and hormones are released. Patients at our Accurate Care Medical Wellness Center have described the following effects following acupuncture treatments:

  • Decreases in muscles spasms and pain
  • Decrease in swelling at various points across the body
  • A general decrease in pain
  • A decrease in illnesses due to stimulation of the immune system
  • Lower levels of back and neck pain
  • Fewer headaches
  • Improved digestion
  • Overall better sleep
  • Fewer injuries during recreational sports
  • Females report less gynecological issues

What should I expect during my acupuncture treatment?

The first thing to understand prior to an acupuncture session is that the needles used are much different than those that you would typically encounter at a hospital. Most patients describe their acupuncture treatment as a calm and relaxing experience. In fact, some patients report feeling little to nothing at all.

On your first visit to our clinic in Scottsdale, we will begin by performing a thorough history and examination. After the results are analyzed, we will identify the problematic areas and develop an individualized treatment plan. After the sterile needles are positioned, patients typically rest for 30-45 minutes as the treatment takes its course. Depending on the individual case, massage, moist heat, or cold packs may be combined with the therapy. The total visit typically lasts around an hour.

As with many conditions, the treatment effect can vary depending on the severity of the problem. Many patients report feeling immediate relief, while others describe noticing changes up to two days following the therapy. Depending on the patient and the number of visits, relief may last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks. It will be important to monitor this so that your treatment schedule can be altered appropriately.

While side effects are minimal, some patients have reported minor bouts of nausea, bruising, muscle pain, and difficulty sleeping following their initial treatment. If this occurs don't be alarmed and notify your treating health care professional prior to your next visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?

The Chinese practice of acupuncture, which goes back over three thousand years, involves inserting hair-thin surgical steel needles into selected acupuncture points in the body.

According to ancient tradition, health is achieved through the harmonious balance between the opposing forces of yin (spirit) and yang (blood).

The attraction between them creates an energy known as qu (pronounced “chee”), which flows to all parts of the body through channels called meridians, pathways that run along the surface of the body and branch into the body’s interior.

Any imbalance in those forces is believed to cause illness, so when needles are placed at prescribed spots along the meridians, balance- therefore, health is restored.

Are there any issues to worry about?

As with any medical procedure, acupuncture is not risk-free, but problems are relatively uncommon. The biggest concern – although rare – is infection.

To prevent this issue – We ONLY use – sterilized, disposable surgical needles, in our gentle acupuncture treatments.

What to expect?

The doctor will dab some rubbing alcohol on each point where the needle is to be inserted.
The needle is as fine as a strand of hair

The number of needles and their length, as well as the depth they are inserted vary depending upon the assessment of your condition. The needles are then inserted about one inch into the acupuncture points.

While many people say they barely feel anything, some describe a slight tingling or a sensation resembling a mild electric shock. Others have reported a vague tugging or aching feeling that usually lasts no longer than a few minutes.

A sense of fullness and heaviness in the muscles or limbs is also common.
There may be minor bleeding from the needle prick.

The needles are usually left in place between 15 and 60 minutes, and the doctor may twirl them to enhance stimulation of the acupuncture points.

If you would like to learn more about acupuncture in Scottsdale or see if you could benefit from its incorporation into your current care, please contact our team at Accurate Care Medical Wellness Center today for help.

Monday
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday
By Appointment


Sunday
Closed

Accurate Care
Medical Wellness Center

18261 North Pima Road Suite 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

P: (480) 584-3955

F: (602) 493-2262