Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture & Functional Medicine located in Scottsdale, AZ

Acupuncture services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

To relieve the pain and stress that your busy life causes, try an invigorating acupuncture session. At Nizhoni Functional Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, their team offers acupuncture and a number of other holistic therapies to improve your sense of well-being. To learn more and optimize your overall health, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a centuries-old form of Chinese medicine that’s still popular all over the world. During your acupuncture session, your specialist places ultra-thin needles just under your skin at specific points known as trigger points. 

The trigger points are sites along your meridians, the pathways along which your life force (qi) travels.

Each meridian pairs with organs in your body. Because all of your body’s systems are interrelated, when your qi is blocked, you can suffer from a variety of illnesses.

The needle placement provokes circulation, activates your body’s self-healing processes, and unblocks your energy flow. 

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is an effective pain management solution and is especially helpful for people who are suffering with:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint, hip, or shoulder pain
  • Menstrual pain
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Premenstrual syndrome

To see if your condition will respond to acupuncture, talk to the Nizhoni Functional Medicine team.

What can I expect during an acupuncture appointment?

The team at Nizhoni Functional Medicine is dedicated to finding the root cause of your pain. That’s why, at your initial appointment, you have a thorough physical exam, and your provider asks several questions to understand your health history and your current condition. 

Your acupuncturist helps you get comfortable and explains the procedure to you. They quickly press several tiny needles into designated areas across your body. The needles stay in place for several minutes, working behind the scenes to provoke internal healing.

Most people tolerate the brief discomfort very well and have no lingering pain once the needles are removed. Some people even say that acupuncture is relaxing. After the treatment, you can immediately return to school or work.

How many acupuncture treatments do I need?

It depends on your condition. Your acupuncturist meets with you to conduct an exam and customize a plan to get you out of pain and back to your normal activities. In general, you may need between three and six to get the most out of the therapy. 

Don’t let pain stop you or steal your joy. Call Nizhoni Functional Medicine or book an appointment online today to see how an acupuncture session can help.