Acupuncture Available in Phoenix, AZ


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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can bring you back into a state of balance, both body and mind.Wanting the Best For You

At Japanese Acupuncture in Phoenix, Arizona, our goal is to help you achieve optimal health & well-being with lasting results. During your visit, you are given the highest quality care and attention.

Frank wants to see everyone happy, healthy and their vibrant selves. Unfortunately, during our lives, there are many ways we can get out of balance. There are environmental factors, genetic predispositions, disease, illness, as well as mind and emotional factors that take away our innate vibrancy.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has over 2000 years of history with clinically proven medical results. It is based on empirical studies on human bodies, and is not based on mysticism or philosophy. Its concept, the balance of Yin & Yang, or the homeostasis of polar opposites, has not changed. Acupuncture points used thousands of years ago are still used today.

Acupuncture does not have a similar anatomy to Western science, instead it has tested effective functions. The major difference between acupuncture and Western science is that acupuncture treats the body as a whole.

Sterile and disposal needles are gently inserted in the body along the acupuncture energetic channels, called meridians. Japanese Acupuncture's technique is non-invasive and painless to many.

How Acupuncture Can Help

Due to the holistic approach acupuncture, it has been demonstrated effective in addressing a variety of medical conditions. In fact, acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Alzheimer
  • Anemia and blood disorders
  • Arthritis and pain management
  • Asthma and respiratory disorders
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Common cold
  • Constipation, diarrhea and IBS
  • Digestive and eating disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Endometriosis
  • Fatigue
  • Muscular pain and lower back pain
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of concentration or memory loss
  • Liver diseases
  • Menstrual, PMS and GYN disorders
  • Morning sickness
  • Menopausal syndrome
  • Pain any kind
  • Prolapse of organs
  • Post-natal disorders
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tinnitus
  • Thyroid disorders

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The NIH studies suggest that acupuncture stimulates the production of chemical transmitters between the neurons (neurotransmitters) and increases the sense of wellbeing.

Acupuncture is thought to be particularly effective in inducing the opioid peptide (endorphins, enkephalins, and dynorphins) which are closely involved with the perception of pain in the central nervous system, thereby regulating and reducing pain.

Acupuncture is thought to affect electric energy between tissues, thereby facilitating healing by allowing transfer of nutrients to injured or affected cells.

Another theory considers that acupuncture affects the blood concentration of triglycerides, cholesterol, and phospholipids, helping the production of healthy blood and ensuring the free flow of oxygen.

Y. Frank Aoi, Highly Rated Acupuncturist, Phoenix, AZ

Y. Frank Aoi, Phoenix, AZ AcupuncturistFrank, at Japanese Acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ, has been in practice for over 10 years. He holds the following titles and certifications:

  • Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM®) – Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
  • Lic. Acu, MSOM, BA – Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from the National University of Natural Medicine
  • Dr. of Oriental Medicine from New Mexico State University

He is also a member of:

  • State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners
  • American Acupuncture Council

Acupuncturist Y. Frank Aoi is a member of the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners, NCCAOM, and the American Acupuncture Counsel.Acupuncturist Y. Frank Aoi is a member of the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners, NCCAOM, and the American Acupuncture Counsel.

With his extensive knowledge of Chinese Medicine and passion for wellness, he guides each patient to optimal health with lasting results. He routinely attends conferences and seminars to either share his extensive knowledge, or refine his abilities to better serve his patients. You will not find more passionate or earnest care than what Frank at Japanese Acupuncture has to offer. If you’re ready to take control of your own health, this is the place to start!

Getting to Know Your History

Frank uses various methods to assemble a picture of your background and medical history. The intake form is a primary method. You're able to fill this out in the comfort of your home before your visit, or in the clinic when you come in. It takes approximately 10 minutes. Please be as truthful, honest and as thorough as possible as this will only help Frank treat you. Frank also asks you questions, get's to know you, and performs various tests to diagnose you.

Plan of Action

After a thorough diagnosis, he will use direct acupuncture procedures and treatment to restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. All throughout the treatment, Frank is assembling direct verbal as well as nonverbal feedback from you and your body to determine effectiveness and direction. After the procedure, if there are any Chinese medicines or herbs that may help you beyond the in-office treatment, he will recommend them at that time.

What To Expect

Wear light and comfortable clothes. Most acupuncture points are located in the hands and feet, head, abdomen, and back.

During an acupuncture session, most people experience comfort and relaxation, some may fall asleep. A sense of emotional clearing is common.

After the initial treatment, a recommended number of treatments is discussed with each client for the maximum benefits.

Professional quality herbs in granule (powder form) are available when they are appropriate.

The Importance of Consistency

Of course, any time that you are able to give can be beneficial toward your treatment. But people generally respond best when they are able to come in with a certain level of regularly without long gaps in between visits.

We do hope that you give Japanese Acupuncture in Phoenix, Arizona a try. To your health and happiness!


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Kendall M.
Kendall M.
Frank is so amazing and authentic in his craft! I truly love going to him as a part of my self care and wellness routine. With my latest issue of extreme...
Crystal T.
Crystal T.
Everytime I come in with something hurting frank always cures me not only does he teach me a lot of knowledge about previous surgeries I had he also cures...
Anna F.
Anna F.
What a great experience!! Have a fibroid in my uterus that was causing problems. After meds didn't help (and I wanted to avoid surgery) Frank was able to...
Ludmila F.
Ludmila F.
Frank is a seasoned experienced, very well educated professional that knows his craft! I was referred to him by a patient that had his migraines cured and...
Lorraine F.
Lorraine F.
I've seen Frank several times over several months, and I think it's been helpful. He's a nice person, easy to talk to, and a little quirky in a funny way. I...
Kendall M.
Kendall M.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Frank and my acupuncture experience! I was lucky enough to see first hand how amazing Frank is at his craft of Japanese Acupuncture. My husband was referred to Frank from a friend who had very successful pain relieving sessions. My husband started going to Frank in February of 2021 for bulging disc issues. He was in severe pain and discomfort. Within a few sessions Frank had him more comfortable on the road to recovery. Frank explained everything and was so informative. My husband has made a full recovery in just a few weeks thanks to Frank. He took all of his advice from diet and exercise to stretching and posture.

Now it was my turn. I have seen Frank for a few different issues and he has honestly helped with them all. From anxiety and shoulder pain to internal infection. I really enjoy going and always leave feeling better! He is sweet and compassionate and the acupuncture is painless. I always learn something from him every time I go.

So worth the drive, we travel 30 minutes and highly recommended Frank!
Kendall M.
Kendall M.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Frank and my acupuncture experience! I was lucky enough to see first hand how amazing Frank is at his craft of...
Kathryn L.
Kathryn L.
By far the best acupuncture experience to date & I've been pro-needling for quite a while. I came across Japanese Acupuncture last month during my visit...
Cynthia M.
Cynthia M.
I've had two consecutive frozen shoulders and spent years going to a chiropractor, physical therapy and other acupuncturist. After two sessions with Frank,...
Wills A.
Wills A.
I do blue collar work...I'm tall, leaning over and under cars all day for the past decade and constant muscle repetition has left some very annoying lower...