Juvenate Healing prides itself on having the best acupuncturist Tempe! Our acupuncturists have over 10 years of experience. Read on to learn more about one of our wonderful practitioners, Trish.
What’s the most common misconception about acupuncture you hear from patients?
One of the most common misconceptions I hear from patients is that acupuncture will hurt. The needles are so thin and I gently insert them so normally all a patient will feel is relaxed. Sometimes a patient will feel a dull ache or a tingling sensation while other times one may feel warmth or an electric sensation. These are all signs that the acupuncture point is being activated thus helping the body heal.
Acupuncture does a wonderful job of treating pain naturally by releasing endorphins and affecting the part of the brain that governs serotonin. Since acupuncture naturally eases chronic pain this reduces the risk of addictions to narcotics and opioids.
What advice do you have for your acupuncture patients?
Self care is so important. Getting acupuncture twice a month to help your body maintain optimal wellness is highly recommended. Just two treatments a month can have a huge impact on mood, sleep, immunity, digestion, and so much more. Acupuncture is a holistic healthy habit that not only creates a healthier body but it also calms the mind thus improving emotional wellness.
What’s a fun fact about you?
I love monster trucks! As a child, I always worked on cars with my dad. My dad worked with large heavy machinery and I came to love all that goes into building a monster truck. I enjoy going to see them in action when they are in Arizona.
When you are not working, what are you doing?
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, being out in nature, or watching a good movie.
If you weren’t in this field, what would you be doing?
It took me 30 years to find this beautiful field of medicine. Prior to being a licensed acupuncturist, I was in the field of management. I do not wish to be in any other field. I love what I do and I enjoy doing all that I can to help others feel happy and healthy.
What advice do you have during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Acupuncture is an immune system warrior. The best advice I have during the COVID-19 pandemic is to make sure that you are getting acupuncture and low level laser therapy twice a month to help boost your immune system.