How Does Acupuncture Work?

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on March 11, 2016

Acupuncture works through several mechanisms. We  know that the needles stimulate blood circulation which brings all of the components of the blood such as oxygen, vitamins and nutrients, hormones, immune cells, antioxidants, inflammatory factors and a host of other components to targeted areas. These factors in our blood are essential in healing both chronic and acute health conditions. It is vital to have nutrient and oxygen-rich blood circulating to all areas of our bodies, including muscles, nerves, organs and glands

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Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on March 4, 2016

Has anyone ever told you that being over weight is not your problem? Rather, it is a symptom that your body is not functioning properly. At H+H instead of telling you that you need to lose weight to get healthy, we say you need to be healthy to lose weight. Here are the ways we can help you feel better and get started on your weight loss journey:

Balance Hormones
Here is a secret the weight loss industry does not want you

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Benefits of Acupuncture

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on February 26, 2016

Often patients come into our clinic for pain treatment. The funny thing is, they begin to realize that there are lots of other benefits to acupuncture:

Improved Sleep
Sometimes patients forget to tell us that they have a sleep problem. Several sessions into treatment they realize that they are sleeping so much better, less tossing and turning in the night, and waking up rested. Improved sleep is the most common side effect of getting acupuncture

Improved Digestion (Pooping Daily)
A marker of your overall

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Acupuncture for Back Pain

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on February 19, 2016

Acute Back Pain
Acupuncture is very effective for acute (sudden onset) back pain. Sometimes this pain comes on with little to no apparent cause. You bend over, reach for something, get up off the toilet, or just getting dressed may “throw out your back” Other times you lift something heavy, and you feel something pop. These are all forms of acute back pain. The pain is usually severe and you can barely function. You don’t need an MRI to tell you

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How I am getting a few lb’s off this spring

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on February 12, 2016

Every year or so, it seems like a few extra pounds sneak onto my body.  I start avoiding the scale, but can’t avoid putting on pants, so I can not hide from the news.

What to do……

Freak out and cry?  Tear off every outfit that does not look so hot?  Well maybe, but pouting does not help, so I snap out of it quickly and develop a plan to get back to a reasonable weight.

And what is a reasonable weight?  Well

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