Monday, May 04, 2009Acupuncture
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.)
- Addiction (smoking addiction, food addiction, etc.)
Your doctor 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 reach optimal health.
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.
It is important to find a licensed acupuncturist or licensed Naturopathic Doctor who is trained in acupuncture. Naturopathic doctors are trained in a variety of other
natural and conventional therapies. A naturopathic doctor may
combine acupuncture with several other treatment options in order to
best serve your individual needs.
Dr. Tara Peyman offers a free 15-minute phone consult to get details on how she can help you. Call to reserve your appointment:
Tempe, Arizona: (480) 456-0402
Mesa, Arizona: (480) 985-0000
Tara Peyman is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Arizona.
Her expertise is treating depression and anxiety with natural medicine.
She has also developed comprehensive, naturopathic programs for weight
loss, diabetes and smoking cessation. She practices at East Valley
Naturopathic Doctors in Mesa (480.985.0000) and in Tempe
(480.456.0402). Visit her website for more information.