A day of free yoga classes in the park, featuring local studios and local teachers!

Saturday, Oct.28th at Reid Park. 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Come visit us at our Old Pueblo Acupuncture booth!

Both Acupuncture and Yoga work together for better health, increased sense of well-being, less fatigue, less pain, less inflammation and more energy! Bring your body back into balance this season with the dynamic duo of Acupuncture and Yoga. We hope to see you there!

Old Pueblo Acupuncture – telephone: 520.722.9101

How We Adapt to Chronic Pain

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain,

There are many ways to adapt to injury and chronic pain. You can…

 Limit activity
• Favor the injury
• Rest more, do less
• Use pain relievers, medications and anti-inflammatories

While these adaptations may temporarily dull the pain, they cost you productivity, sleep and can eventually begin to gnaw away at your health in general. Not to mention side effects such weight gain, dependency on medications, stress and inactivity.

Hard as it is to believe, chronic pain is often traced to a tight muscle and the subsequent structural fallout. Fortunately, a tight muscle is not difficult to correct.

A tight muscle is a bit of a con artist. You don’t even know you have been robbed until something is missing. As a subversive intruder, the tight muscle bypasses your early warning system. Over time you notice that you are not operating at top capacity & optimal efficiency. Then one day, there is pain and chronic tension and lack of range of motion. The tight muscle has intruded, affecting your structure, your function and even your day.

What happens when your muscle is tight?

A tight muscle is actually a short & weak muscle. It doesn’t know how to relax and it tires quickly. It recovers slowly from exertion and contracts excessively. Ultimately, this short and weak muscle cannot generate the force needed to work properly and recruits other muscles in the neighborhood. The intruder has now set off the alarm system and you move to the next level, better known as chronic pain syndrome.

What does your tight muscle do?

Chronically tight muscles create strain, pain and inflammation and will lead to compensatory patterns in your body. This is the set-up for trauma and injury, along with further pain, swelling, weakness and reduced range of motion. Symptoms of numbness and tingling can follow due to nerve compression. Eventually, joint stress occurs that can lead to degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis, bone spur formation, chronic inflammation and disc problems. The intruder has now invited the neighbors and the block party has begun.

Fix the pain by fixing the problem.
Using acupuncture to treat chronic pain activates your body’s inherent self-healing mechanisms. Tight muscles relax, blood flow increases, inflammation decreases and proper function is restored. After an acupuncture therapy program, many clients report that their pain had diminished or vanished without unwanted side effects and they have significantly increased:

• Range of Motion
• Activity level
• Energy
• Sleep
• Sense of Well-Being

Call us at Old Pueblo Acupuncture to schedule a treatment. (520) 722.9101

We can help you break the pain cycle, accelerate recovery and regain your quality of life.


In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following pain conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

low back pain
neck pain
tennis elbow
knee pain
shoulder pain
facial pain
dental pain
TMJ pain
rheumatoid arthritis

“ Living with chronic back and hip pain was an everyday occurrence for me but when the pain became too great to ignore, I sought out acupuncture. The treatments provided dramatic results and a welcomed relief after years of taking medications for my pain. Best of all, I am able to do the things that I love and don’t have to live with daily pain” – DB 


Welcome Shoshana to Old Pueblo Acupuncture!

We would like to introduce Shoshana!

Our newest member to the Old Pueblo Acupuncture team.


Shoshana Sadow M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Shoshana has recently relocated to Tucson and has joined the provider team of Old Pueblo Acupuncture in the fall of 2017. She is the former director of Acupuncture Sports Medicine in Anchorage and Homer, Alaska and is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatments for structural and musculoskeletal disorders. Her clinical knowledge and expertise have helped countless individuals break the pain and inflammation cycle to restore function and recover from acute and chronic injury.

While Shoshana’s specialty is in drug-free pain relief, her clinical approach focuses on treating the whole person, including digestive issues, respiratory symptoms, immune dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, insomnia and stress relief. Shoshana is a natural-born educator, an effective acupuncture provider and her clients have greatly benefited from her 27 years of integrative clinical experience.

Shoshana earned her Master of Acupuncture degree from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Washington in 1990. She completed her post-graduate clinical training at the Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital in Mainland China. She is the former director of Centro Integral de Salud in Oaxaca, Mexico (2001-2010) and is a fluent bilingual healthcare provider.

Shoshana is a licensed acupuncturist in the States of Arizona & Alaska and is a Diplomat of Acupuncture with the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM). She is a pain-relief expert, micro-current specialist, integrative health educator and a passionate wellness coach. She is dedicated to helping her clients find solutions to their underlying causes of imbalance while empowering them to regain their optimal and functional health.

Shoshana has traveled extensively during her career providing acupuncture and health services to diverse populations. Her professional and educational work has taken her throughout remote corners of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, India, Taiwan, China, Mexico and South America. She looks forward to serving your health care needs at Old Pueblo Acupuncture in Tucson.

When not in the clinic, Shoshana is often found in the mountains either on horseback or on foot. She is a lifelong yoga practitioner and has an endless passion for all things culinary. We are very happy to have Shoshana on our Old Pueblo Acupuncture team!

American Heart Association Go Red for Women

American Heart Association Go Red for Women


Old Pueblo Acupuncture would like to thank the American Heart Association for having us at their Go Red For Women event last weekend.  It was a great success and we had a lot of fun.  For those of you that did not attend, we had a booth setup at the Expo where we spoke to folks curious about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Here are some pics from the event:

Matt, Niki, and Shoshana


Shoshana, Niki, Deb, and Laurie


Matt talking about Chinese Medicine


Shoshana explaining the benefits of Chinese medicine.


Thank You Tim Blee!

We are so honored…


It has been one year since Old Pueblo Acupuncture officially took over the practice of esteemed Tucson acupuncturist Tim Blee.  Mr. Blee has gained a large following because of his great intuition, wisdom, and personal experience in caring for his patients.  They love him and were very sad to see him go.  He had an equally hard time leaving his practice behind, in part, because he wanted to make sure his patients were well taken care after he left.  He needed somewhere he could trust to send his patients.

He found that trust in Old Pueblo Acupuncture.  This referral continues to this day.  We are proud to say that Mr. Blee continues to trust and refer us one year later because of the overwhelming feedback he gets from his former patients. 

Thank you, Tim.  We appreciate so much that you trust in our knowledge and care to step in where you left off.  It means so much to us that we are your first thought when someone calls you looking for help and relief.

Healthy Happy Hour – Old Pueblo Acupuncture

Come Join Us For Our Healthy Happy Hour at Our Clinic!

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Acupuncture for Heart Health, Old Pueblo Acupuncture

See you there!

2016 American Heart Association Heart Walk

2016 American Heart Association Heart Walk

Acupuncture for Heart Health, Old Pueblo Acupuncture

Come join us this Sunday at Reid Park for the 2016 American Heart Association Heart Walk.   Old Pueblo Acupuncture will have a booth there providing information about Chinese medicine and Acupuncture and how it can help maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

The event goes from 8-12 in the morning.  There will fun, food, and lots of people there to help this great fundraising event.  See you there!

Old Pueblo Acupuncture Grand Re-Opening Open House

Come join us this Saturday for this fun event.

There will be raffle prizes and light refreshments.  Come learn about Chinese Medicine and acupuncture at our Grand Re-Opening.

Click here for downloadable PDF grand re-opening.

Old Pueblo Acupuncture, Acupuncture Tucson, Chinese Medicine and Herbs

Ages ‘N Stages Expo – Old Pueblo Acupuncture

PCOA, Aging, Old Pueblo Acupuncture, Studies on Aging, Tucson AZ

Old Pueblo Acupuncture will be at the PCOA Ages ‘N Stages Expo this Friday.

Come join us this Friday the 26th at the TCC for the Ages ‘N Stages Expo.  We will be there to talk about what we do in our clinic to help people with their complaints.  We specialize in all types of pain and physical dysfunction, digestive disorders of all levels of severity, and we also work with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and generalized stress.  We will be there to answer any questions you may have about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  We will be offering free tongue and pulse diagnosis, which is the cornerstone of how we determine why you are out of balance and how we can help to fix it.  We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about the Expo visit the PCOA website.

Lovin Life After 50

Lovin Life After 50

Old Pueblo Acupuncture will be at this year’s Lovin Life After 50 Expo in Tucson.  This year it is being held on Tuesday January 19th at the Doubletree Hotel Tucson, located at 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ  85711.  The expo is open to the public and has free admission.  It runs from 8 AM to 12 noon.  Don’t this chance to come out and ask the questions you have about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Old Pueblo Acupuncture will be offering free Tongue and Pulse diagnosis.  From the tongue and pulse we can help determine the best strategy to help you feel better whether you are dealing with insomnia, anxiety, stress, bowel distress/pain or any kind of body pain.  There will also be a door prize available to win for a discounted first visit to the clinic.

For more information follow this link:  Lovin Life After 50 Expo

We hope to see you there!