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Acupuncture Healing Center of Arizona
Healing through balance through acupuncture
entrance of medical plaza
Mon.-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: by appointment
Urgent Care available
Betty received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA). She is both Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist from NCCAOM. And she is also an Arizona State Licensed Acupuncturist.
With the completion of her Master's degree, Betty served her internship at TCM Hospital of Jiangsu Province, China in 2000 where she was specially trained in Pain Management and Internal Medicine.
By providing ultimate care in healing processes, Betty utilizes traditional acupuncture treatments, herbal formulas, and nutritional consulting to approach the heal of all different levels of your life. As unique aspect of Betty's practice is her pursuit in the holistic well-being of her patients. Betty acknowledges the importance of maintaining one's mind, body, and spirit, and this comprehensive healing philosophy is apparent in all her acupuncture treatments. Her techniques work in harmony with the entire patients' needs & capture the essence of Oriental Medicine.
Although relatively new to the Western world, acupuncture originated in China -REGION>over 3,000 years ago. Acupuncture and herbal medicine, including theory, practice, diagnosis, and treatments, were recorded in classical Chinese texts about 200 B.C.E., and refined over many centuries. It is the oldest continuously documented medical system still in use to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses. This system was unified by Mainland China in the 1900's and today is referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicineor TCM. The practices of acupuncture spread throughout Asia, collectively called Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture is not only the oldest medical system in the world but it is the most commonly used. One third of the world's population uses acupuncture as part of their healthcare. Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug free therapy that can address a wide variety of ailments. Theory
Acupuncture is based on the theory that health is determined by a balanced flow of Qi (pronounced "chee"), the vital energy present in all living organisms. According to acupuncture theory, Qi is circulated in the body along energy pathways, called meridians. There are over one thousand acu-points within the meridian system that can be stimulated to affect the flow of Qi. Combinations of acupuncture points help correct and rebalance the flow of energy and consequently restore health.
Into the West
Perhaps no other alternative therapy has gained acceptance more quickly than acupuncture. Most Americans had never heard of acupuncture until 1971, when New York Times correspondent James Teston wrote a startling first article about acupuncture following his emergency appendectomy in China -REGION>. Every year acupuncture is gaining in popularity. Americans make over 9 million visits yearly to acupuncturists for ailments as diverse as arthritis, bladder infections, back pain, and morning sickness.
-People use acupuncture for various types of pain. Back pain is the most commonly reported use, followed by joint pain, neck pain, and headache.
-Acupuncture is being studied for its efficacy in alleviating many kinds of pain. There are promising findings in some conditions, such as chronic low-back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee; but, for most other conditions, additional research is needed. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine nccam) sponsors a wide range of acupuncture research.
-Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed correctly.
About Betty Wang
Williams Field Road
Val Vista Dr.