Acupuncture Specialist Question and Answers
There are numerous health benefits to acupuncture, some benefits include musculoskeletal pain relief, hormone imbalance treatment, stress relief and much more. Our acupuncture specialists at Trivita Clinic of Integrative Medicine are proud to provide this service to our patients. For more information, call us. We serve patients from Scottsdale AZ, Arcadia AZ, Gainey Ranch AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, and Tempe AZ.
Acupuncture has been around since ancient times and its benefits are still very popular to this day. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, mental health, or low energy acupuncture can benefit you. Here at Trivita Clinic, our highly skilled acupuncture specialists are happy to provide you with our acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is covered by most major health plans including Medicare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare and many more. Click here for a full list of accepted plans.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient therapy for modern times. It is suitable for men, women and children and is an integrative modality for treating acute and chronic illnesses while receiving conventional treatments.
How Does Acupuncture work?
The science of acupuncture dates back thousands of years to traditional Chinese medical practices based on the concept of Qi. Qi is understood as vital energy that flows throughout specific pathways known as meridians, of which there are thought to be 14 main meridian pathways. This flow of vital energy is believed to provide health and balance to the body, protecting it from disease and pain, while also nourishing and energizing every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. Acupuncture is believed to activate this vital energy known as Qi by accessing the meridians through which it flows through various acupuncture points. While the science of Qi is uncertain, experts have found that acupuncture does indeed have many significant and repeatable health benefits. With that in mind, there are 350 acupuncture points in your body. Hair-thin needles are inserted into some of these acupuncture points, according to the symptoms or condition the patient is seeking acupuncture treatment for. In doing so, the acupuncture points stimulate increased blood flow and trigger your body’s natural painkillers. While the mention of needles may make you uncomfortable, it is well-worth noting that acupuncture is relatively painless, besides a slight tingling or stinging sensation, and some individuals even find the process highly relaxing! Moreover, the pain relief acupuncture can provide makes it all worth it.
What conditions can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been used to treat and improve the symptoms of a broad range of conditions. While acupuncture has been proven to improve many of these conditions, others still require more evidence even though there are signs of acupuncture being effective. Some examples of the conditions that acupuncture has proven to help include the following:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Anxiety and depression
- Dental pain
- Facial pain
- Headaches and migraines
- High and low blood pressure
- Knee pain
- Labor induction
- Lower back pain and sciatica
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Neck pain
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Painful menstrual cycles
- Stress relief
- Tennis elbow
- Various gastric conditions, such as peptic ulcers
Conditions which acupuncture may help but for which more research is required:
- Alcohol, drug, or tobacco addiction
- Epidemic hemorrhagic fever
- Pertussis, or whooping cough
- Post-operative convalescence
- Spinal pain
- Stiff neck
- Tourette syndrome
- Urinary tract infections
- Vascular dementia
Acupuncture treats a wide range of conditions including:
- Men’s Health
- Women’s Health
- Sports Recovery
- Chronic Stress
- Digestive Disorders
- Proactive Health
- Graduate: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Residency training: Union Memorial Hospital and The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD
- Diplomate of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
- Licensed Homeopathic Physician: Arizona Board of Homeopathic & Integrative Medical Examiners
An integrative approach to medicine using the best of evidence based conventional and complimentary medicine. Services include primary care, preventive medicine, acupuncture, non-invasive pain management, hormone replacement, allergy treatment and early detection and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and many other integrative medical services
▸Food Allergy Treatment
▸Holistic Primary Care
▸Women’s health services, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome, and osteoporosis
▸Addictions, Substance Abuse
▸Anxiety, Depression, Various Mental Illnesses
▸Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
▸Coronary Artery Disease
▸Dietary Supplements, Nutritional Coaching
▸Heart Smart Testing
▸Hormone Replacement Therapy
▸Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy