Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. 

To practice acupuncture in Arizona, a practitioner must be licensed by the Az. State Acupuncture Board of Examiners. The Board licenses and regulates acupuncturists, evaluates professional competency, investigates complaints, and enforces the standards of practice for the acupuncture profession. Licensure qualifications include: graduate or complete an accredited or Board approved program of acupuncture; complete at least 1850 hours of training that includes 800 hours of clinic; successfully complete a clean needle technique course; be certified by NCCAOM or pass the NCCAOM exams required to be certified by NCCAOM, or licensed by another state with similar standards to Arizona; has not had a license or certificate revoked.

Study Shows Acupuncture Decreased Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Aromatase Inhibitors

Women with early-stage breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors had decreased joint pain with acupuncture according to a randomized, multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The study was developed and managed by SWOG and the findings were presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Read more at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit

September 9, 2017

Join us for a day of well-being and healing at our 3rd annual Beyond Cancer event. The theme of this year's event is Finding Spirit. It is a special day focused on finding spirit and reclaiming your life after cancer treatment is over. Survivors, friends, family, caregivers, and the Tucson community are all invited to discover a wide variety of resources, therapies and activities that promote healthy living and long-term wellbeing. Enjoy a keynote presentation from Miguel Flores Jr., LISAC, CSOTS, CEO/President of Holistic Wellness Counseling and Consultant Services.


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Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world that is still in use today to alleviate pain and suffering while promoting health and healing. This therapy has been used in China and other Asian countries as a component of the whole healing system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over three thousand years.