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December Newsletter


Herbal Spotlight


Sang Ju Yin Wan
(Clear Wind-Heat Teapills)
San Ju Yin Wan
It's the time of year when outdoor temperatures get cooler and the threat of a cold or flu is all around us. This classic Chinese medicine works in the early stages of colds or flu, especially when a cough is evident. Leading ingredients in Sang Ju Yin Wan are mulberry leaf, the common reed, chrysanthemum flowers, and forsythia fruit.  The formula disperses wind and clears heat, ventilating the lung to relieve cough.           


To see if Sang Ju Yin Wan is the right formula for you, call PIHMA's clinic today at (602) 274-1885 for an herbal consultation. Because everyone is different herbal products are sold only after consultation with an herbal intern. 


Mondays 11am-12pm
$10 Drop In 

PIHMA is happy to announce the continuation of community Acu-Yoga classes! Join us every Monday this spring (January 7 - April 29) at 11am as Kat Myers takes you on an Inner Journey blending: Yoga, Qi Gong,  Acupressure, Foot Fitness, Sound and Centering. Click here for instructor bios and full class descriptions.  
Clinic Specials
  Holiday Package Specials

New Patient Referral Program  
Refer a new patient to the clinic and your next treatment is free!

Friday Night Special 
$25 treatments after 5pm on Fridays 
(excludes initial visit)
Early Bird Special
$25 treatments before 9am Monday through Friday
(excludes initial visit)

Certain limitations apply to each special. Limit one special per patient. Not valid with other discounts. 



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Contact Admissions today at (602) 274-1885 

Ask about our daytime or weekend/evening, full or
part-time options. Campus tours available.

Auricular Acupuncture Clinic
Acu Detox 2
PIHMA's walk-in Acu-Detox Clinic hours will change in 2013.  Starting January 10, stop by PIHMA every Thursday between 4:30 and 6:30pm to experience the benefits of auricular acupuncture for yourself! This type of treatment involves inserting 5 needles into both ears, is used to treat addictions, pain management, stress, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, weight management, and can have a strong effect on psycho-emotional issues.  Treatments are only $10, can take up to 45 minutes, and are open to the public.

**The clinic's last scheduled day in 2012 is Wednesday, December 19 from 3:30-5pm (last treatment at 5pm). 
Integrative Approach Gaeta
to Cardiovascular & Endocrine Health
Seminar with Michael Gaeta

Saturday & Sunday
January 19 & 20 9am-5pm
at PIHMA College & Clinic

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in the world and is essentially a deficiency condition. In nearly every person it is an unnecessary, preventable and reversible lifestyle-based condition. Improvements in nutrition, social/relational health, and physical activity are safer and more effective than pharmaceutical interventions.
Seminar Fee:
$149 (15 L.Ac. CEU's)
Student Rate: $99
Matt Callison Assessment and Treatment Upper and Lower Crossed Syndromes

Seminar with Matt Callison
Saturday, Feb 16 9am-5pm 
& Sunday, Feb 17 8am-4pm
at PIHMA College & Clinic

Upper and lower crossed syndromes are common postural distortions that are increasingly evident in  today's society and can result in many acute and chronic pain syndromes. Practitioners will learn how to assess crossed syndromes through observation and testing of postural alignment in addition to muscle testing techniques.  
Seminar Fee:  $425 / Asian Institute & PIHMA
Alumni & AZSOMA $382.50/ 3rd Year Students $365 / C.SMA $340 /
14 CEUs CA. / 14 PDA Points NCCAOM   L.Ac.

Acupuncture Works!  


Acu Pic

A recent study adds to evidence that acupuncture is a viable healthcare option for a range of conditions and proves how effective acupuncture is with relieving both chronic and acute pain.  As acupuncture becomes more mainstream, perhaps we can expect to see a paradigm shift of skeptics to believe in a medicine that has helped heal people for over 5,000 years. Click here to read more.



A Student Perspective on Dry Needling   



A licensed acupuncturist must obtain a degree/diploma from  an ACAOM-accredited college, pass the national certification exams administered by the NCCAOM and perform a minimum of 1,500 hours of acupuncture. To perform dry needling, the use of a solid needle for therapy of muscle pain, one only need to practice for 24-50 hours.  Click here to read a letter from PIHMA student Ray Williamson on his perspective on dry needling.



Staying Balanced During the Holidays    



It happens every year. We get busy with holiday preparations and forget to take care of ourselves. Acupuncture can help us stay healthy and balanced but if you're limited on resources, there are alternatives to handle holiday stress. Annie Porter, LAc, PIHMA alumna and owner of Spirit Tree Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, recommends spending time outdoors as a way to de-stress during this busy time of year. Click here to read more.



Holiday Hours at PIHMA      


Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 25 - Closed
Saturday, December 29 through Tuesday, January 1 - Closed  




301 E. Bethany Home Rd., Ste. A-100

Phoenix, AZ  85012

(602) 274-1885