Our clinic is reopening to in-person visits on Saturday, June 13th.

Call the Front Desk (602-274-1885) to schedule your appointment or click here to go to our online booking form.

For those wishing to remain self-quarantined, we continue to offer TeleHealth Consultation Sessions in Asian Medicine and Homeopathy.  Schedule by phone or the link above.

We are now providing Asian Medicine & Homeopathy Telehealth consultations on sale for any health issue or comprehensive health assessment, as well as prevention and support for the seasonal flu.

We just want you to know we are here if you need anything, and just because we are unable to do acupuncture at our clinic right now, we still can provide even greater support from any of the other 5 branches of Asian medicine which can be supportive: Diet and nutrition, herbal therapies, exercise and movement, acupressure and self-massage, and meditation and mindfulness. A combination of these modalities can be a strong force in staying healthy.

we are offering these Telehealth services via ZOOM’s video-conferencing platform. Based on your symptoms and our assessment, we will show you how to use acupressure points, exercises, stretches and self-massage. We will also recommend foods, spices, supplements and herbs based on Asian medical principles. And finally, we can provide meditation and mindfulness techniques. And don’t forget our Homeopathy Clinic for time-tested remedies.

Times available Monday through Saturday in between 9am to 5pm.

Session times are: 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 2 PM.

After booking and pre-paying for your appointment, you will be sent an email link to join the session just before the start of the session. Have a mirror and flashlight handy to facilitate tongue diagnosis if needed. Fill out paperwork in advance at our website, www.pihma.edu, at our Clinic page.  (https://www.pihma.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Patient-History-Form.pdf)

Telehealth Sessions on Sale through April 15

Asian Medicine

• $35 first visit (normally $55)
• $25 follow-up visits (normally $35)


• $45 Acute care (normally $75)
• $150 In-depth, full-life Constitutional care (normally $175)

To schedule your personal session, call 602-274-1878, or visit our online booking system.

Limited spots available per day.

Our community clinic provides a wide range of integrative medicine.  We offer Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, nutritional counseling and energy work.  Additionally, the PIHMA Clinic how offers Homeopathy, both Acute care for those in immediate need and Constitutional treatments that focus on deeper, more individualized treatment.

Call 602-274-1885 or Book On-line now

Acupuncture Clinic – Student and Professional Practitioners To Choose From

You may choose to be treated by a trained student intern who will work with a professionally Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) to determine the best form of treatment for each patient. Acupuncture is used in most treatment plans in conjunction with other TCM therapies to return balance in the body.

“Integrative medicine practitioners from conventional medicine often work in collaboration with CAM practitioners. It is vitally important for all practitioners to know when to work in teams, when to refer and how to work collaboratively. Knowing about, being able to work with, and understanding the value of the various licensed systems of treatment for the well being of our patients is essential to 21st century health care.”

Andrew Weil, MD
Founder and Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Author, Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine that Can Transform our Future

Homeopathic Clinic – Our Patient-Centered Approach

The PIHMA Homeopathic Clinic is the teaching clinic for the American Medical College of Homeopathy at PIHMA’s Homeopathic Practitioner Program. Our Homeopathic Clinic has been providing high quality and compassionate care for over 15 years. Patients are cared for by a collaborative group of homeopaths including the Supervising Homeopathic Practitioner and 2nd and 3rd year Homeopathic Students. We seek to truly understand your experience on all levels of your being, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions. It is the presentation of the disease by the patient, rather than the disease itself (patient-centered medicine), which becomes the focus of treatment and directs your path to healing.

Our homeopaths hold space for you to be able to share your unique symptoms and health concerns, free of judgement. With a two hour consultation, we take the time to understand your experience on every level of your being.

General Information

Community Clinic Location
301 E. Bethany Home Road, Suite A-100
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Call 602-274-1885 for an appointment

Community Clinic Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:00pm
(Last appointment scheduled at 8:00pm)
Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm
(Last appointment scheduled at 3:30pm)

Allow approximately 1-2 hours for an initial treatment for your thorough intake, diagnosis and treatment plan. Follow up treatments generally take 1 hour.

Community Acu-Detox Clinic at PIHMA
Please inquire at the Front Desk for more information.

Find us at Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (Note: PIHMA does not have a sift at SWHIV this semester)
Mondays 12:00pm-4:30pm
1101 N. Central Ave. Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Call 602-307-5330 for an appointment

Community Clinic Pricing

Traditional full body acupuncture treatments:
Initial visit: $55
Follow-up visit: $35

Senior Citizens and Veterans:
Initial visit: $44
Follow-up visit: $28

Herbal consultations:
Initial visit: $55
Follow-up visit: $35

Facial Rejuvenations:
Initial visit: $60
Follow-up visit: $45

Initial Intake: $85
Follow Ups: $45Fill Out Our Patient History Form Prior to Your Visit

Please note, additional HIPAA and Consent Forms will be required to complete upon arrival.

Clinic Services

Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture is cumulative and works well when received at least once per week until the condition is resolved. Optimum results are obtained when the patient is treated more than once per week. With this in mind PIHMA clinic offers our patients reduced rates with multiple treatments per week. First time visits consist of a full medical history and overview of current health lasting about 1 1/2 hours. Follow-ups generally last between 45 minutes to 1 hour. Be sure to eat something and drink water at least 20-30 minutes prior to your treatment. Also, please come in showered wearing loose, comfortable clothing.

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a method in which very fine needles are used to stimulate the body’s natural healing. After careful assessment the acupuncturist can identify energy patterns that are disrupted and insert needles into specific anatomically defined locations to help restore the energy patterns to their optimal state. As such, the acupuncturist is using needles to assist the body’s own self healing response. Some conditions may call for additional electrical stimulation to enhance the effects of the needles. They may also use heat therapy by burning a specially processed herb next to the needle.

What can I expect during my Acupuncture session?
Your treatment begins with an extensive conversation about your medical history, current health and lifestyle. Many first-time patients are amazed at how comfortable they feel during an acupuncture treatment. When the needle accesses the flow of Qi, a slight tingling, a heaviness, or a tugging sensation may be felt. Acupuncture needles have been scientifically proven to release endorphins giving patients a pleasant experience.

Course of Treatment
Initial treatments take approximately 1 1/2 hours in which a full history and overview of patient health is assessed. Follow-up appointments generally last between 45 minutes to 1 hour. Patients need to eat at least 20 to 30 minutes prior to their treatment. The length of the course of treatment depends upon several factors such as age, severity of condition and length of disease. Everyone reacts differently to acupuncture and will respond at different rates. Typically, acute cases resolve more rapidly than chronic cases which require a course of approximately ten acupuncture treatments. Many people continue to use acupuncture to maintain good health by keeping the body’s immunity strong and emotions balanced.

What does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture has been used as an effective medical modality for over 2500 years. It has been recognized by the World Health Organization to treat over 96 conditions. In the US, people commonly seek treatment for the following conditions:
• Digestive disorders: gastritis, colitis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, weight loss.
• Respiratory disorders: allergies, asthma, sinusitis, sore throat, chest infections, colds & flu.
• Neurological and muscular disorders: migraines, neck pain & tension, bursitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, acute trauma.
• Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems: infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome, prostate, problems.
• Emotional disorders: insomnia, addictions, stress, detox for chemical dependencies, PTSD.

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine:

Attention Deficit Disorder
Bed Wetting (Enuresis)
Blood Pressure (High or Low)
Bronchial Conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue (CFIDS)
Circulation Problems
Colds & Flu
Colon, Spastic
Detox for Chemical Dependency
Disc Problems
Dizziness (Vertigo)
Gall Bladder Disorders
Gas and Bloating
Gynecological Dysfunctions
Hay Fever
Headaches, Migraines
Heart Problems
Immune System Deficiency
Injuries (Auto, Sports, Work, Home)
Kidney Problems
Liver Problems
Pain (Back, Neck, Joint, Hip, Cramps)
Post-Surgery Recovery
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Prostate Problems
Sinus Trouble
Skin Problems
Stomach Problems
Sore Throat
Thyroid Conditions
Urinary Problems
and more…


Herbal Consultations

What is Chinese Herbology?
Depending on the condition of imbalance, a TCM practitioner may choose to treat a patient with herbs. Chinese herbal formulas are created from raw, dried herbs composed of plant, animal and mineral material. Chinese pharmacopeia consists of hundreds of different herbs. A practitioner can combine between 3 and 20 different herbs into a tea, capsule or tincture formula that the patient can self-administer at home.

Herbal Consultations
Herbal medicine is one of the most essential modalities in Oriental medicine. Herbal consultations may be scheduled separately or in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment. An herbal studies student will work either privately with the patient or alongside an acupuncture intern to determine the proper herbal formula. High quality manufactured herbs in the form of teas, capsules and liniments are also available for purchase in our clinic.



Acu-Detox Clinic

Community Acu-Detox Clinic at PIHMA
Please inquire at the Front Desk for more information.

Acu-Detox (or auricular acupuncture) treatments involve inserting 5 needles into both ears. Treatments are only $10 and can take up to 45 minutes.This type of treatment is used for treating addictions, pain management, stress, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, weight management, and can have a strong effect on psycho-emotional issues. No appointment necessary.

David Murdoch is a PIHMA graduate and valedictorian who has developed his own style of cosmetic acupuncture utilizing the best practices in the field. He also is the lead acupuncturist for the specialized auricular treatment clinic (sponsored by the Foundation for PIHMA Research and Education) to serve those suffering from pain, stress, PTSD and addiction. Serving all and also especially veterans, and in the spirit of fighting opioid abuse, these short auricular treatments are highly effective and affordable.

Patient testimonials

Cristina W. says: “I will definitely come back. David is stellar and excellent. He is both confident and respectful of the patient, with is treatment including acupuncture, facial cupping and facial gwa sha. He is definitely a keeper!” For only $60 for a first visit treatment ($45 follow up), see what Asian medicine can do for your beauty and your health.




Professional Clinic

Meet the Licensed Acupuncturists currently working in PIHMA’s Professional Clinic.

Dan Bedgood, MSOM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac., is a cum laude graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Subsequently, he established a private practice in Florida and specialized in Geriatrics and Pediatrics. Dan has been teaching at PIHMA for over 16 years, is a supervisor in PIHMA’s community clinic and supervises PIHMA’s clinic shift held at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. He also has a private practice with a specialty in Toyahara (Japanese style) acupuncture, geriatrics and sports injuries. Dan treats patients at PIHMA on Wednesdays from 8:00am-12:00pm.  Call for pricing and to schedule your next appointment.



Peng Sun, DTCM (China), PhD, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac., is a graduate of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where he obtained his doctorate in TCM, and the Medical College of Qingdao University in Shandong, China where he received his masters degree of Medicine. He also obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine at Shandong University of TCM. His specialties include orthopedics, muscular disorders, gynecology, neurology, oncology, dermatology, cardiology and other internal disorders. Dr. Sun treats patients Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00am-12:00pm, and by appointment. Call for pricing information and to schedule your next appointment.