Acupuncture in Scottsdale, AZ

Acupuncture offers a drug-free alternative for treating a variety of conditions including many musculoskeletal problems.

Although acupuncture is an ancient Eastern practice, Western healthcare is starting to catch on.

Several studies demonstrate that these techniques can safely – and successfully – treat a variety of problems ranging from high blood pressure and headaches to back pain and hormonal imbalances.

What is Acupuncture?

Traditional acupuncture uses tiny needles. Modern acupuncture now also uses non-invasive techniques like lasers, low-volt electrical impulses, or acupressure – to stimulate specific areas in the body relative to certain conditions.

Don't worry, if needles are used they are as thin as a hair, much smaller than medical injection or intravenous needles.

On your first visit, the doctor will ask questions about your symptoms and personal health history. Together, you'll determine a treatment regimen which could include several visits over the course of a few weeks depending on your personal needs.

How Does It Work?

Science has come a long way since acupuncture was first developed back in 100BC but researchers still aren't 100% sure how this ancient treatment works.

Scientists now believe that specific acupuncture points of the body may trigger the nervous system and brain to reestablish normal functioning and reduce pain.

It's also reported that acupuncture reduces inflammatory proteins. Other research suggests acupuncture may help nerve damage recover more quickly.

Which Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

Studies indicate that when practiced safely by a licensed professional, acupuncture can reduce pain and overall discomfort from a broad range of conditions.

  • Sciatica and pain from pinched nerves
  • Headaches – including chronic headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain and back pain from injuries, or long-term misuse
  • Osteoarthritis as well as knee and joint pain

Due to its effectiveness and safety, many insurance companies may cover acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture Treatment from Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare

Dr. Martin Kollasch is a chiropractic physician, experienced acupuncturist and owner of Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare.

Fully licensed since 1988, Dr. Kollasch blends traditional Chinese techniques with modern methods such as laser acupuncture.

K-Laser therapy is a cutting-edge and non-invasive treatment that gently targets specific areas of the body with therapeutic lasers to promote blood circulation, nerve conduction, pain reduction, healing, and overall wellbeing.

Contact Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare to schedule an appointment or call at (480) 948-6020.