Beauty - Health - Wellness


Swan, South of Broadway | Tucson, AZ  85711 | Office/Text: 520-327-4649

Karreen Martin, L.A.C., L.M.T., L.E., B.S., M.A.C.

What is Acupuncture?

imageOriginating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of Alternative Medicine available.

Acupuncture Benefits:

  • Alleviate and reduce chronic and acute pain
  • Stress reduction
  • Control chronic neck, back and sciatic pain
  • Reduce depression, sadness and grief
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Alleviate digestive issues
  • Weight reduction
  • Mood enhancement
  • Reduce migraine pain
  • Reduce menstruation issues


 Acupuncture Treatments:                                           

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • TMJ disorders
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Menopause
  • Urinary infections
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sinus congestion

If you are experiencing mental, emotional or physical discomfort, Acupuncture may enhance your overall health and wellness, but should not replace the advice from your primary care physician.  I encourage my clients to work with their primary care physician to discuss all options and medical services. Together, we can educate and alleviate the signs and symptoms you are currently experiencing.

An unbalanced body occurs slowly and rebalancing will take time. Numerous treatments may be required if you are experiencing chronic pain. A holistic approach is required when creating an individualized therapeutic treatment plan.

Type of Needles Used During Treatment

Sterile, single-use disposable needles

Pulse Diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis is one of the most complex and important diagnostic techniques used in Chinese Medicine. 

The overrall information required to diagnose an individual's overall constitution and Qi is obtained through feeling and evaluating  your pulses. This information is used to create an individualized treatment plan.

Each individual's overall health  and wellness is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flowing through the natural pathways within the body (aka meridians). Acupuncture stimulates and improves the overall Qi movement throughout the body. 

What is fire cupping?

Cupping is a suction technique designed to pull toxin build-up and muscle spasms from the body's deeper tissue to the surface of the skin.

The cells of the body use oxygen when the energy, cell waste or carbon dioxide gets blocked. This is called acid or toxin build up. Physical pain implies a blockage in the flow of energy through a particular area or meridian. When toxins or cell waste stagnate in the muscles or joints, it can be difficult for the body to dispose of this waste causing further blockages and discomfort. Cupping techniques create a vacuum or suction, pull the blockage out of the deeper tissue and move it to the skin's surface. Once closer to the surface, it is much easier for the body to eliminate toxins through the superficial blood supply or capillary system.


  • Clears stagnation
  • Drains and moves fluids
  • Brings nourishing blood supply to the skin
  • Loosens adhesions
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Expels congestion
  • Stretches muscles and connective tissue
  • Revitalizes energy