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230 South 3rd Street, Suite B3,
Downtown Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture has a centuries-long history of treating both acute and chronic medical and health issues, helping to stimulate natural healing responses and enhance nerve activity to relieve pain and other symptoms. As a proficient and esteemed acupuncturist in Phoenix, Dr. Carissa Abe is skilled in acupuncture techniques aimed at helping patients enjoy better health and wellness without relying on pharmaceuticals or aggressive medical treatments. Call today, or schedule your consultation online to learn more.




How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed for optimal effects varies from one person to another. Dr. Abe is skilled in designing treatment plans based on each patient’s needs and adapting those plans as needed throughout the course of therapy so you can feel confident in your treatment and in your results.

How will I feel after my treatment session?

There’s no recovery time following an acupuncture session, which means you can go back to your regular routines immediately afterward. You may have some mild redness in the areas where the needles are placed, but that will resolve soon afterward

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine technique that uses a series of precisely placed, super-thin needles to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with both acute and chronic medical issues by caring for the root of the health issue. Used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture can be used on its own or complementary with other medical treatments.

How does acupuncture work?

There is proven science that acupuncture works in many areas of one’s life for improving mental, emotional, and physical being. Dr. Carissa Abe creates a personalized treatment plan according to the patient’s needs that may assist in improving blood flow and circulation which helps the recovery of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Reset the nervous system by regulating the parasympathetic system which assists with better mental function, improving digestion, relieve stress, anxiety and elevate mood. Acupuncture also helps with the energetic function of cellular activity by moving the energetic blockages within the meridians alleviating pain.

What issues can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used to safely and holistically treat an array of medical and health issues, including:

chronic headache
chronic back pain
neck pain
digestive problems
sleep problems
nerve-related issues, including radiating pain
fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes
pregnancy discomfort
and much more ...

Prior to treatment, Dr. Abe reviews your medical history, proceeds with an evaluation, verifying your symptoms to ensure your treatment is tailored specifically for your needs. Throughout treatment, you should provide feedback about your results to enable Dr. Abe to adjust your therapy so it remains optimized for your needs.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin - much thinner than the needles used for injections, and they’re placed in just the uppermost layers of tissue - typically between 0.5 mm and 0.6 mm deep. Most people report no more than a mild tingling when the needles are inserted, which lasts for no more than a few seconds. After the needles are in place, most men and women find the experience little to no discomfort throughout the rest of their therapy and often fall asleep. Waking up rested, relaxed, and feeling overall at a healthier state of being.