Acupuncture is the virtually painless insertion of ultra-thin sterile needles at specific points in the skin with the intention of balancing the body's energy and reducing pain. This method of treatment is based on a 3000 year old system of medicine from China, and by combining this ancient wisdom with modern techniques, acupuncture practitioners help patients to achieve an increased state of health.

Acupuncture can treat a variety of disorders, such as:

  • Chronic pain (headaches, joint pain, back pain, etc.)
  • Respiratory conditions (asthma, allergies, etc.)
  • Cardiovascular conditions (high blood pressure, etc.)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (nausea, constipation, etc.)
  • Reproductive disorders (PMS, infertility, menopausal symptoms, etc.)
  • Skin conditions (eczema, hives, etc.)
  • Psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • And much more

Dr. Peyman will help you decide if acupuncture is right for your health concerns.

Most people feel a difference after a single treatment, but several treatments may be needed in order to achieve optimal results.

People respond differently to acupuncture, but most people report a mild electric, aching, or tingling feeling around the needle insertion, which subsides after a few moments. Some people do not feel the needle insertion at all, because the needles are so thin.

Naturopathic doctors in Arizona are trained in acupuncture, as well as a variety of other natural and conventional therapies. Your naturopathic doctor may combine acupuncture with several other treatment options in order to best serve your individual needs.

Dr. Hillary Lim and Dr. David Frederick offer acupuncture at our office. To schedule your session, call us at 480.426.8040.

My mood has improved tremendously. After acupuncture the first time I slept like a baby -- better than I have in years." --Taryn, who presented with anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and was treated with homeopathic medicine and acupuncture. Taryn was able to stop her medication for bipolar disorder after only 3 weeks of starting natural medicine.

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