Acupuncture Specialist

Be Well Medical Primary Care  -  - Primary Care

Be Well Medical Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Naturopathic Medicine located in Chandler, AZ

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that can balance your energy to ease symptoms from a wide range of conditions. In Chandler, Arizona, Nichole Shiffler, NMD, at Be Well Medical Primary Care, offers acupuncture treatments for chronic pain, nausea, asthma, and other purposes. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique from traditional Chinese medicine that involves placing fine needles in your skin. 

Your provider at Be Well Medical Primary Care uses the needles to stimulate very specific pressure points on the body that are believed to sit along energy pathways called meridians in your body. The acupuncture needles balance the energy as it flows through the meridians. 

Western medicine believes that acupuncture stimulates nerves and muscles to decrease musculoskeletal pain and other symptoms that disrupt everyday life. 

With acupuncture, you can experience a reduction in symptoms from a wide and diverse range of health and wellness conditions. A single session takes 30-60 minutes, and Be Well Medical Primary Care typically recommends one or two treatments weekly. 

Who can benefit from acupuncture?

Acupuncture may result in improvements for health conditions that are physical or mental. By easing your symptoms, it can lead to great improvements in your well-being, such as better sleep, better concentration, and a more positive outlook on life. You might benefit from acupuncture at Be Well Medical Primary Care if you experience:

  • Migraines
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Asthma
  • Nausea
  • Substance abuse
  • Menstrual cramps

Acupuncture might not be your first thought for these conditions or even the first treatment you try. However, compared to other treatment options, there are a number of benefits. Acupuncture has very few possible side effects, is non-pharmaceutical, and you can safely combine it with other treatments in a comprehensive wellness plan. 

Is acupuncture painful?

Many people are driven away from acupuncture due to a fear of needles and a presumption of pain or discomfort. However, you may be surprised to discover that acupuncture doesn’t hurt. The needles are hair-thin and most people don’t feel them penetrate the skin. 

If you happen to experience any discomfort during acupuncture, it’s very mild. You might feel brief stinging or tingling sensations as your provider places the needles in your skin. 

After your treatment, you might feel some slightly sore spots near the needle points. More importantly, you feel either highly energized or calm. Many people report improvements in their symptoms within a few weeks, and if acupuncture works for you, you can get it regularly at Be Well Medical Primary Care for long-term benefits. 

Acupuncture is customizable to accommodate your needs. Schedule a consultation for the therapy over the phone or online at Be Well Medical Primary Care today.