About Us

Welcome to our Scottsdale acupuncture clinic, where ancient healing meets modern medicine. My name is Karla, and I am a licensed acupuncturist committed to harmonizing your health and well-being.
I was born and raised in Mexico City, where my journey in the world of medicine began by earning my MD degree. However, life brought me to the United States, where my professional aspirations momentarily paused as I embraced the joys of motherhood.

It wasn’t long before a personal experience with a knee injury introduced me to the powerful benefits of acupuncture. Marveling at the exceptional healing I underwent, I was inspired to dive deep into this ancient art. Thus, I undertook a master’s degree in acupuncture, fusing my Western medical knowledge with Eastern holistic approaches.

I have been blessed to serve my patients through acupuncture for over nine years. My journey, from an apprenticeship with a seasoned Korean acupuncturist to later working with a chiropractor and in a community acupuncture setting, has greatly deepened my knowledge and skills. While I do not practice Western medicine in the U.S., my MD background from Mexico City, combined with my training in Eastern medicinal philosophies, allow me to understand health conditions from both Western and Eastern perspectives. This unique blend of knowledge enables me to know when to treat, when to refer, and how to approach a patient’s needs with a broad, informed perspective.

While chronic pain management remains my primary focus – be it backaches, shoulder tension, or neck strains – my skills extend to treating an array of health concerns. From women’s health, autoimmune disorders, stress, and anxiety to digestive challenges, I have you covered. I’m also a certified ADAPT Level 1 Functional Medicine practitioner, trained by the esteemed Chriss Kresser, which further equips me to holistically address your health needs. And for those interested in a natural approach to beauty, my cosmetic acupuncture treatments offer a path to age gracefully.

I believe in the body’s ability to heal by itself. Through acupuncture, evidence-based supplements, and targeted nutrition, I aim to unlock your body’s self-healing potential and address the problems at their root.

Let’s embark on a journey toward symptom-free, joyful living.

Ready to Discover Acupuncture?

If you’re curious about how acupuncture can enhance your life, I invite you for a FREE CONSULTATION. Let’s discuss your needs and, together, chart a healing path.

Schedule Now and allow me the privilege to guide you on your health journey.

Education and Certifications:

  • Medical Doctor (MD). Mexico City, Mexico, from Universidad Anahuac School of Medicine
  • Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA)
  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners.
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
  • Clean Needle Technique Certified, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
  • Facial Acupuncture Certification with Michelle Gellis, L.Ac.
  • Holistic Microneedling training with Josh Nerenberg L.Ac.
  • Functional Medicine Training, ADAPT Level 1 Practitioner with Chriss Kresser

Your Body’s Ability To Heal Itself Is
Powerful & Strong.

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