People need pain management if they are suffering from fibromyalgia, neuropathy, arthritis, low back pain, sciatica, muscle strain, and other pain. Often, however, these sufferers become frustrated at having to take ever-increasing amounts of medicine that can lead to side effects, frequently with unsatisfactory results for control of their pain.

Dr. Tina Marcantel offers the following program to introduce patients to natural pain management through acupuncture and anti-inflammatory enzyme therapy. Dr. Marcantel is a naturopathic doctor practicing in Gilbert, Arizona, and serving Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, and the greater Phoenix area.

Services included:

  • Physical exam
  • Acupuncture treatments
  • Assessment and recommendations for systemic enzyme therapy
  • Education on pain management and inflammation control
  • Contact with your primary care physician if applicable
  • Access to our web site for ongoing education and health information
  • Ample time with Dr. Marcantel to answer your questions

How the program works:


Dr. Marcantel will thoroughly assess your condition and develop a specific protocol to address your complaints. Included in your therapy may be a combination of the following:

  • Acupuncture–Acupuncture has long been recognized in Eastern medicine as an effective pain management procedure. If you’ve never tried acupuncture, please read Dr. Marcantel’s article Is Acupuncture Right for You?
  • Enzyme therapyAnti-inflammatory enzymes reduce swelling, inflammation, and chronic or acute pain. They are a natural alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Enzymes also help to break down scar (fibrotic) tissue that can cause pain. This treatment has been found helpful in treating arthritis, low back pain, cervical pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and muscle strain.
  • Diet and exercise changes as needed.
  • Stress management counseling and relaxation techniques. Stress can exacerbate many types of pain.

For more information, see Dr. Marcantel’s article “Pain Management Through Enzyme Therapy and Acupuncture.”