FAQ

Acupuncture treatment from Phoenix Community Acupuncture

PhxCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity. Our purpose is to break down the barriers to healthcare and share the benefits of acupuncture in hopes of bringing physical and emotional health to our community as a whole. You can make a charitable donation and receive a tax deduction on your 1040.

What changes has PhxCA made because of COVID-19?
•Everyone, clients and staff alike, must wear valve-free masks while inside the clinic. If you don't have a valve-free mask, we have surgical masks available for $2.
•We precreen EVERYONE before check in; at arrival a staff member will check your temperature, oxygen saturation %, and will verbally go over the patient screening questionnaire with you.
•All chairs are at least 6 feet apart, and we have installed barrier curtains in between each chair.
•Sheets are changed after each client; personal item bins, chair handles, and stations are cleaned after each client.
•We now have medical grade air purifiers AND have installed an air scrubber in our A/C system.
•High touch point areas (ie door handles, tables, bathroom, etc) are wiped down frequently throughout the day, in addition to our nightly cleanings.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, and the treatment is usually painless. Dull, achy, tingling or numb sensations are normal. If you are feeling uncomfortable though, please let your acupuncturist know, we want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Single-use, sterile needles are used and then properly disposed. Mayo completed a 4-year Masters degree program, and has extensive clinical experience. She is nationally board-certified and completed numerous safety courses to receive state licensure. It is safe and gentle enough to use while pregnant, though there are certain points that are not used, so please let your acupuncturist know.

How does the sliding scale work?

Our sliding scale is $27-57*, and what you choose to pay (within our sliding scale) is completely up to you. We do not ask for any sort of income verification. We want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better! (*$10 paperwork fee for new clients.)

How long does a treatment take?

40 to 50 minutes. The length of your treatment can be shorter if you have time constraints, and can last up to one hour, if no one is waiting for a chair. Please communicate your needs with your acupuncturist.

How many treatments will I need?

Acupuncture is a process, some conditions are easily treated with one or two treatments, but most require a course of treatment to achieve lasting results. Every person is different but a general guideline is; 3-5 treatments for acute or mild conditions, 10-20 treatments for chronic or severe, and stress maintenance and general wellness is 2-4 times per month. Your acupuncturist will discuss with you a course of treatment on your first visit.

What does Acupuncture treat?

Acid reflux Acne & skin problems
Addiction issues Allergies
Anxiety Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid)
Asthma Back pain
Bell’s Palsy
Carpal tunnel syndrome Chemotherapy-related symptoms
Chronic fatigue Common cold & flu
Constipation & diarrhea Depression
Digestive disorders Dizziness
Emotional issues Fibromyalgia
Headaches High blood pressure
Hip pain IBS
Infertility Insomnia
Joint pain Knee pain
Low energy Low immunity
Low libido and/or ED Menopausal symptoms
Menstrual issues Migraines
Neck pain Nerve pain
Night sweats Numbness & tingling
PMS PTSD
Restless leg Sciatica
Shoulder pain Sinus issues
Skin disorders Stress
Stroke (effects of) TMJ
Tendonitis Urinary disorders
Vertigo Women’s health
And more . . .

Are there any similar health services you recommend for improved wellness?

Yes, you can view a listing of fellow wellness businesses on our Recommendations page.

Can kids get acupuncture?

At PhxCA, we will treat minors as young as 13, as long as they're willing to receive acupuncture. Please call us at 623-242-0541 before booking an appointment for a minor. Thanks!