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Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. These acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain 
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Hot flashes &night sweats
  • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting 
  • Dental pain
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Grief

In addition to this list, acupuncture is often turned to when a person has tried everything else or has not been able to get an effective diagnosis for their collection of symptoms.

Appointment Scheduling

Acupuncture services are available by self-referral. This means that you don’t need a provider to refer you to the acupuncture clinic, you just need to be an eligible beneficiary of IHS services.

Contact Information

Phone: 602-285-3802


Monday - Thursday
7:15AM to 4:30PM

Address & Location

Phoenix Indian Medical Center Acupuncture Clinic
4212 North 16th Street
Phoenix AZ, 85016

The acupuncture clinic is located on the first floor of the PIMC hospital in the Center for Specialize Care (CSC). See the map below for directions.

First Floor Map