Acupuncture Specialist

True Care Health and Wellness

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Tempe, AZ

As a traditional Chinese treatment that’s worked for thousands of years to relieve pain, acupuncture can help you, too. Naturopathic doctors Corey Skubisz, NMD, and Teresita Barrantes, NMD, at True Care Health & Wellness in Tempe, Arizona, recommend acupuncture for chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, and much more. If you’d like more information about how you can benefit, call the office or book an appointment online.

Acupuncture Q & A

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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves inserting special, thin needles into your skin at strategic meridians, or energy centers. Western medicine explains that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system so it releases chemicals into your muscles, connective tissue, and nerves to promote healing.

This powerful alternative medicine tool safely treats many ailments so you feel more alive, energetic, and pain-free. Many patients also opt for acupuncture to boost overall health and well-being.

What issues can acupuncture address?

The doctors at True Care Health & Wellness may recommend acupuncture for a number of different conditions. The practice promotes good health and prevents illness as well as addresses several acute and chronic conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety and stress-related illnesses
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infertility and hormone imbalances
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory disorders, including asthma and allergies
  • Digestive disorders, such as spastic colon and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Muscular disorders, such as back pain and tendinitis

Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other therapies, including cupping and hormone therapy. You receive a comprehensive treatment plan to help your health.

Do acupuncture treatments hurt?

Acupuncture doesn’t usually hurt. When inserted by a skilled practitioner, you may feel slight numbing or tingling at the insertion points, but rarely any pain. You quietly sit with the needles penetrating your energy centers, so the procedure is quite relaxing and comforting.

The needles are thin, so they don’t cause bruising and are disposable, so there’s no risk of infection.

What should I expect during an acupuncture session?

You’re asked to sit or lie down comfortably as the needles are positioned at the relevant meridians in your body, depending on your complaints.

The needles remain in place for several minutes. Once your treatment is complete, you’re ready to go home – no downtime is necessary.

How many acupuncture sessions will I need?

Treatment depends on your condition and the severity of your symptoms. The doctors create a personalized wellness plan that matches your constitution. Many people experience relief after just one session, but often require multiple sessions to achieve optimal wellness.

To learn how you can benefit from the ancient practice of acupuncture, call True Care Health & Wellness or schedule a consultation online.

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