Best Alternative Health Center

Tucson Community Acupuncture

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Back in the 1970s, it was not uncommon for master (unlicensed) Chinese acupuncturists to work out of makeshift treatment rooms in quiet neighborhood basements—and people would line up to be needled. Acupuncture has come a long way since then, but with that, it's also become expensive. Tucson Community Acupuncture is part of a growing number of clinics that offer affordable ($15 to $35), sliding-scale treatments. For convenience, appointments can be made online for sessions with certified acupunks. Acupuncture never claims to cure, but the list of things it may help with is lengthy—from acute back pain and arthritis to addiction control and depression. Acupuncture works with the tenets of Chinese medicine to heal the person and not just the symptom.

Runners up:

2. Providence Institute

3400 E. Speedway Blvd., No. 114

323-0203, www.providenceinstitute.com

3. New Life Health Centers

Various locations

www.newlifehealth.com

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