Phoenix Rising Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the United States. Today, more people seek medical care from acupuncturists than any other form of medicine. Acupuncture has evolved into an accepted and welcome asset to the medical community. More doctors in the US are referring their patients to acupuncturists than ever before, siting the effectiveness of treatment, the ability to treat illness and pain with less dependence on drugs, and at times, the avoidance of risky surgery. In the past, the accessibility of acupuncture was limited, the standards of care were not regulated, and the education of practitioners was substandard. Today, a Licensed and Nationally Certified Acupuncturist takes over 3500 class and clinical hours, learn and abide by OSHA standards, have clinical knowledge of anatomy & physiology, internal medicine, modern drug interactions, acupuncture techniques include cupping, gua sha, moxibusion, and herbal formulas, as well as tui na massage.
Cupping is an ancient therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy. Cupping therapies may be used to help reduce pain, increase blood flow, and even help to reduce the effects of colds and influenza.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using "moxa" made from dried mugwort. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China (including Tibet), Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners
burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar-shaped stick. They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or burn it on the patient's skin