Banner Health offers acupuncture to help healing and control pain on the campus of our Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Ariz.
Acupuncture is the most common procedure practiced within traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is a means of adjusting the body’s life energy through the insertion of fine needles into carefully selected acupuncture points. These needles are then manipulated to stimulate the flow of energy and remove blockages.
How does it work?
Acupuncture increases blood flow to speed healing, and stimulate hormonal changes such as increasing the body’s natural pain modulators (endorphins).
The basic philosophy in Chinese Medicine is “where there is flow there is no pain, where there is pain there is no flow.” Acupuncture assists in the free flow of energy and helps to keep the body in balance.
Why would I use Acupuncture?
What can I expect from an acupuncture treatment?
Your first session lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes and the follow-up sessions take approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The practitioner will ask you a variety of questions, and then will check your pulse and your tongue to make a diagnosis. After the evaluation, the therapy begins.
Where can I get an acupuncture treatment?
Banner Gateway Medical Pavilion
1920 N. Higley Road Gilbert, AZ
Who provides the Acupuncture treatment?
Our practitioners are required to have completed a minimum of three years of training from an accredited school of traditional Chinese medicine. They must have also passed the national exam administered by the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and be licensed to practice in Arizona.
How much will an Acupuncture Treatment cost?
$60 for initial treatment
$40 for follow-up visit
$85 for initial treatment
$65 for follow-up visit
*Members covered under any Banner Medical Plan (employee or family member), are responsible for a co-pay $30 until the maximum complementary benefit is reached. Once the maximum is reached, the above pricing goes into effect. Acupuncturists have limited access to co-pay information, so it is helpful for patients to provide a copy of their insurance card at the time of service.
To make your appointment:
Go to www.BannerBenefits.com/WellnessScheduling
ECHO/Prevention and Wellness
Wellness programs offered by ECHO are voluntary and your personal information is always kept confidential.
Note: You must be 14 years or older for acupuncture. If you are less than 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian. At this time we do not provide acupuncture for those patients who are pregnant.