Acupuncture Specialist

Danielle Lewis, NMD -  - Fertility Specialist

Harmony Integrative Healthcare

Danielle Lewis, NMD

Fertility Specialist & Women's Health Specialist located in Midtown, Phoenix, AZ

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that supports your body’s natural healing powers. At Harmony Integrative Healthcare in Midtown Phoenix, Arizona, Danielle Lewis, ND, uses acupuncture to treat many health concerns, including pain, stress, and gastrointestinal issues. To schedule a consultation with the integrative practice, call or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine consultations are available.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art in practice for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of fine-point needles into specific areas of the body. These acupuncture points — known as meridians or pathways — control the flow of your body’s energy or qi. 

A blockage in the pathway disrupts your flow of energy, affecting your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The acupuncture needles restore your body’s energy flow and balance, improving health and well-being.

Harmony Integrative Healthcare is a holistic and integrative practice that offers many natural solutions to help meet your health needs, including acupuncture. 

What conditions benefit from acupuncture?

Dr. Lewis uses acupuncture to treat many common health concerns. Health conditions that benefit from acupuncture include:

  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Stress
  • Addiction
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Allergies, asthma, and sinusitis
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Postpartum depression
  • Ovarian and uterine problems
  • Impotence

You may also benefit from acupuncture during pregnancy and for childbirth support or if you experience lactation problems.

Acupuncture works by acting on your nervous system. The tiny needles stimulate the release of chemicals in your muscles, spinal cord, and brain that create a biochemical change. These changes activate your body’s natural healing powers and promote a general sense of well-being.

What can I expect during acupuncture treatment?

Dr. Lewis takes an individualized approach to care and customizes your acupuncture treatment plan to match your health needs and goals. She reviews the details of your treatment at your consultation so you know what to expect. 

Despite using needles, acupuncture is painless. Most patients report that they barely feel the needles, even during insertion. 

For your acupuncture treatment, Dr. Lewis has you sit or lie on the exam table and gently applies the needles into the appropriate spots on your body. She then leaves the room so you can relax while undergoing your acupuncture treatment. 

After a set period of time, Dr. Lewis returns to your exam room and removes the needles. How you feel after your acupuncture varies. Some people feel relaxed, while others feel energized.

Dr. Lewis recommends a series of acupuncture treatments to gain the most benefits. 

Call Harmony Integrative Healthcare, or schedule an acupuncture consultation online today.