About the community setting:
We treat in a shared space, in recliners. Once you are seated comfortably, we will generally ask you to take off your shoes and socks and to roll your pants up to your knees, and your sleeves up to your elbows. 


After your acupuncturist inserts the needles, your job is to relax. You can stay as long as you like; most people stay between 45 minutes and an hour. When you are ready to go, just open your eyes and give us a look. We’ll come over and take your needles out.

The treatment room is meant to remain a quiet space for you and others to rest, relax, and sleep. It’s atmosphere exists through our patients relaxing together. Although community acupuncture takes place in a shared space, as medical professionals we always adhere to strict standards of patient confidentiality and ask our patients for the same common respect.

While in the treatment room please observe the following:         


  • Turn off your cell phone before entering the clinic and please speak quietly
  • Make sure you have eaten before coming for treatment.  We cannot treat you with an empty stomach.    
  • Wear shoes when walking through the treatment room.     
  • Remain seated while your needles are in.     
  • Wait for the acupuncturist to remove your needles and dispose of any needles which may have become dislodged.

             

Thank you for your cooperation!                                                                                    




Acupuncture for All:   Green Valley, AZ 
​a community acupuncture clinic

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthcare system practiced for the prevention and treatment of disease. Acupuncture is a process of an insertion of very small disposable needles into the body at specific points along meridians. Acupuncture moves qi (Qi is energy or our life force) .  Most people do not experience discomfort with the needles.  In fact, most people find acupuncture to be a relaxing and rejuvinating experience. 

​​What acupuncture can treat:
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

Although it is not inclusive, below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective.

  • General: Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia,  Low Energy
  • Addictions, Digestive Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care


What to e​xpect:
Improvement of symptoms through acupuncture  is a process.  The effect of acupuncture is cumulative. Depending on the onset and severity of particular health conditions, you may find relief after the first treatment or after several continuous treatments. Most people start to notice changes after 4 to 6 treatments.  Like most other treatment modalities, acupuncture works best when you can commit to a plan.