Can my child get acupuncture?

Yes, acupuncture is safe for children!  At TCA, we will treat minors as young as 16, as long as they’re willing to receive acupuncture and the parent has signed a minor consent form. If you need a referral for a minor under the age of 16 you can check out our referral page at TempeAcu.com/TCArecommends. … Continue Reading →

Is acupuncture safe? What if I am pregnant?

Yes!  We use single use, disposable, sterilized needles.  The needles are immediately disposed of properly and never reused. The acupuncturists in our clinic are fully licensed in the state of Arizona and nationally board certified by the NCCAOM. In order to be nationally board certified it is required to pass board exams, finish a 4- year … Continue Reading →

A note about accessible parking and bathrooms

A note for our patients with disabilities: Our designated accessible parking is located on the North side of the building.   This entrance is wheelchair accessible and walker friendly with no inclines or high steps. Once you enter the building, there is a labeled doorbell on the wall and a chair to rest in, if needed. … Continue Reading →

How should I prepare for my first appointment?

Please wear loose clothing so that we can roll sleeves and pants up as necessary to reach needed acupuncture points.  We ask that you try to fill out your paperwork before you arrive.  It is best not to receive acupuncture on an empty stomach, we recommend eating a snack before your appointment if you have … Continue Reading →

How many treatments do I need?

Acupuncture treatments have cumulative benefits, it is a process.  Some issues are easily treated with just a couple of issues.  For chronic or long-standing issues, a course of treatment is necessary to achieve long standing results.  As symptoms go down the need for treatment frequency goes down.  Every person is different but a general guideline … Continue Reading →

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture needles are thinner than a human hair and are typically close to painless.  You may feel a small dull feeling or teeny tiny quick pokes.  In fact, many of our patients fall asleep once the needles are in.  Please let your acupuncturist know if you are feeling uncomfortable.  We want you to feel comfortable … Continue Reading →

What does acupuncture treat?

How does Acupuncture work?  Click here for more info. Acupuncture can also be used as a part of a balanced preventative self-care routine, much like diet and exercise. Acid reflux Acne & skin problems Addiction issues Allergies Anxiety Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid) Asthma Back pain Bell’s Palsy Carpal tunnel syndrome Chemotherapy-related symptoms Chronic fatigue Common … Continue Reading →