Acupuncture, one of the five main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is an ancient healing technique that is over 3,000 years old. Acupuncture promotes healing by rebalancing the patient’s Qi (Ki or chi) energy; because if the Qi is weak, excessive, or blocked, it can result in illness and disease.

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, solid, sterile metallic needles into specific points along the body. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians within the body. Although primarily they use about 400 acupuncture points for the treatment of injury, illness, or disease.

Meet Maurice Wells, DAcHM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Dr. Maurice Wells is an Arizona Licensed Acupuncturist that believes that acupuncture is the least invasive method to assist the body’s innate healing processes and that the simplest healing methods are usually the best.

He has a specific interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, mental health, and neurological conditions. He also has a passion for treating service members, veterans, and their families dealing with the stressors and injuries that are part of military service. Dr. Wells is a retired combat veteran that served over 20 years in the Army as a Helicopter Mechanic, Healthcare Specialist (Combat Medic), and Human Resources Specialist.

His experiences have made him a compassionate professional that utilizes Acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat his patients. He recognizes the relationship between mind, body, and spirit and does his best to address them all to achieve balance, harmony, and health.

What can acupuncture treat?

This is an abbreviated list of conditions that have been shown to be effectively treated with acupuncture:

Cardiovascular disorders

  • Hypertension

Neurological Disorders

  • Headache and Migraines
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness, and weakness
  • Localized traumatic injuries, strains, sprains, tendonitis, and contractures
  • Work and sports-related injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica

Psychological Disorders

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia

This information was gathered from the World Health Organization.