Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine

Our Acupuncture & Women’s Health Clinic

Your first visit at ilumina includes a comprehensive evaluation and development of a customized treatment plan which will be clearly explained to you. Your plan may include acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, vitamins and supplements, heat therapy/ moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, and lifestyle and nutrition advice.

The ilumina acupuncture experience is nourishing and calming from start to finish. Upon being warmly greeted by our receptionist you can take a minute and start relaxing in our inviting and peaceful lobby. We value your time and our intention is to be punctual so it won't be long for your practitioner to take you back into one of our quiet individual treatment rooms where confidentiality is respected. The warm environment and elegantly illuminated room creates the optimal acupuncture experience. Our acupuncture practitioners are highly skilled in the balance of gentle insertion with optimal results promoting physical, emotional, and energetic harmony. Encompassed in East Asian medicine is the highly advanced skill of crafting customized herbal formulas. Our clinic houses one of the largest herbal pharmacies with over 300 Chinese herbs. Our practitioners are formally educated and experienced  to write custom herbal formulas, a skill that most Acupuncturists in Arizona do not possess. When indicated, these herbal formulas are precisely tailored to your healing process and prepared onsite so that you can go home with your herbs and start treatment that day.

Getting Started with Acupuncture:
how it works, benefits and treatments

We are delighted that you have made the decision to look into acupuncture and East Asian Medicine most likely because you have heard of the benefits from a friend, family member or on social media. Acupuncture can sound strange at first but remember it has been practiced since the Shang Dynasty (over 3000 years) treating millions of people and ilumina has been a thriving acupuncture clinic since 2001. You are in the right (expert) hands with us.

Evolving out of the basic principles of the balance of Yin and Yang acupuncture works by one of our highly trained practitioners (acupuncturists have 4 years of post baccalaureate training plus national board exams to pass) accurately evaluating your condition by discussing the reason for your visit, physical evaluation most commonly tongue and pulse diagnosis, and precisely crafting a treatment plan based on your individual needs.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a dynamic and special time and when administered by an experienced practitioner acupuncture is a very safe and effective treatment. At ilumina, we provide adjunctive care working with your physician or midwife during each of the three trimesters as well as the fourth trimester/ postpartum. Learn more about acupuncture for fertility here.

Symptoms Treated in First Trimester:

Nausea and Vomiting
Fatigue
Anxiety & Depression
Constipation
Food aversions
Miscarriage prevention

Symptoms Treated in Second Trimester:

Insomnia
Ligament pain
Digestive disorders
Fatigue
Skin rashes
Headaches

Symptoms Treated Third Trimester:

Gestational diabetes
Pain
Elevated blood pressure
Breech
Labor preparation

Symptoms Treated in Fourth Trimester:

Anxiety & Depression
Breastfeeding disorders
Insomnia
Fatigue
C-section healing
Constipation

Acupuncture for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

Acupuncture and East Asian medicine can be used for a wide range of acute and chronic pelvic pain conditions. There are a lot of causes for pelvic pain and our patients sometimes have received a biomedical diagnosis and sometimes it is undiagnosed. Our approach is to do do a thorough evaluation accessing not only the history and current symptoms of your pain and the acupuncture meridian systems involved but also investigating your constitutional imbalance. By creating a treatment plan addressing not only the pain but the energetic imbalance that accompanies it, we are able to get effective and long lasting results for pain due to structural and hormonal imbalances, pregnancy and birth, muscular tension, scar tissue and endometriosis.

Acupuncture for PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or (PCOS) is a spectrum disorder that can manifest in different combinations in different women. A strength of East Asian medicine is evaluating each person individually and treating the root issues uniquely. Common manifestations such as irregular cycles, amenorrhea, infertility, weight gain, hair loss, excessive hair growth, acne, depression and anxiety, blood sugar disorders, and hormonal imbalance can all be addressed through acupuncture, herbal formulas, diet, lifestyle changes, and stress reduction.

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression

We are delighted that you have made the decision to look into acupuncture and East Asian Medicine most likely because you have heard of the benefits from a friend, family member or on social media. Acupuncture can sound strange at first but remember it has been practiced since the Shang Dynasty (over 3000 years) treating millions of people and ilumina has been a thriving acupuncture clinic since 2001. You are in the right (expert) hands with us.

Evolving out of the basic principles of the balance of Yin and Yang acupuncture works by one of our highly trained practitioners (acupuncturists have 4 years of post baccalaureate training plus national board exams to pass) accurately evaluating your condition by discussing the reason for your visit, physical evaluation most commonly tongue and pulse diagnosis, and precisely crafting a treatment plan based on your individual needs.

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