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AcuHealth (founded in 2002) began as a dream of two acupuncture students. Our goal was to change the way people approached health care in America. We found that most people’s experience with a doctor did not satisfy many of their healthcare or wellness concerns. Our training introduced us to Traditional Chinese Medicine which focuses on prevention and education. Moreover, we realized we could effectively treat complex conditions, while at the same time enriching a patient’s life.

Your initial visit helps us gain an understanding of your condition, explore the likelihood of a successful resolution, discuss treatment options, and proceed with a protocol individually designed to meet your needs. Our goal is to quickly and effectively eliminate your symptoms while also addressing the root causes of your condition.

You will have access to a variety of choices for treatment, including acupuncture (AcuHealth always uses superior quality FDA approved sterile disposable needles), custom-formulated herbal medicines, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, therapeutic exercises, tai ji, meditation therapies, or a needle free treatment program.

Our personal guarantee assures you that if you are unsatisfied with a particular treatment or service given on that day, you will never be required to pay for that appointment. In our effort to meet your wellness needs, we ask you to inform us immediately if at any time we have overlooked anything relevant to your case.

Our goal is to offer you viable treatment options for your concerns. At AcuHealth, you will receive care from Licensed, Board Certified health care practitioners. Our staff maintains the highest credentials available for Acupuncturists in the U.S. Robert Koagedal, MSOM, L.Ac., is Board Certified In Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He has trained with the best practitioners in the world both in the U.S. and The People’s Republic of China. Our staff will address all your healthcare needs in one peaceful, beautiful location. We are always here for you and look forward to working with you. Please review our website and feel free to contact us with any questions, or stop by our Scottsdale location and experience an Oasis of Wellness.

Robert Koagedal, BA, MSOM, L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist is Board Certified to practice Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, Nutrition and Acupressure.
  • Professional Credentials
  • *Licensed Acupuncturist in Arizona
  • *Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • *Masters of Science Degree from Southwest Acupuncture College (1999)
  • *National Clean Needle Technique Certification in Acupuncture
  • *Honors Graduate from San Francisco State University BA East/Asian Philosophy (1994)

Robert studied and treated patients in both Beijing and Shanghai, China specializing in TCM OBGYN. His practice emphasizes women’s health from menstrual disorders, infertility and pregnancy, to menopause. Using Chinese Medicine to enhance fertility outcomes, Robert helps those going through the process of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), as well as women who want to get pregnant naturally.

He has taught professional seminars and graduate courses to students of Chinese Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He continues to deepen his understanding of the relationship between stress and infertility and teaches courses in deep relaxation and mindfulness meditation. Robert is passionate about supporting couples through the fertility process. Robert and his wife Mary are the proud parents of Ellis and Violet.

Mary Koagedal

Throughout my life I have had a passion for skincare. It is one of the areas I find most fascinating, exciting and is continually evolving. While working at AcuHealth I saw the need for an integrative approach to skincare. I enrolled and graduated with honors at Penrose Academy, here in Scottsdale. I was awarded the opportunity to do an externship at North Valley Plastic Surgery and achieved ITECH certification (recognized internationally). Wanting to incorporate peels into my practice, I have also completed the advanced training through PCA Skin, at Linder Dermatology.

My focus is on utilizing one or more of the facial modalities to treat the surface layers of the epidermis including: European facial, pressure point facial massage, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, enzyme peels, and/or dermaplaning to achieve radiant skin. In keeping with an integrative approach we will incorporate facial acupuncture performed by our licensed acupuncturists in the office.

I think we cannot treat the skin without addressing our nutrition. When our skin is acting out it is often blamed on hormones, but there are many nutritional deficiencies that play a role. There has been a lot of current research that leads to the belief that we are what we eat and from the words of one doctor, “If you want to heal your skin you have to heal your gut.” I have been on a personal journey to change some of the food aggravators in my diet that greatly affected my skin. After eliminating gluten and excess sugar from my diet, I saw a drastic reduction in the amount of “hormonal” breakouts around my jawline and rash outbreaks on my arms. Part of my approach is to attain a good understanding of your nutritional health and how we can incorporate vital nutrients: minerals, vitamins, and essential fats into your diet. I think you will be amazed at how wonderful you will feel inside and out!

We live in a culture of wanting instant results especially with our skin. The deliverance of instant results can come from some pretty aggressive treatments of which I have not been immune to trying myself. Upon considering my first chemical peel I went to a reputable Doctor’s office and didn’t exactly end up with the results I had hoped for. A lesson to myself, always do your due diligence in investigating what you are putting on and in your skin. I knew nothing of chemical peels and the different depths at which they penetrate the layers of the epidermis. With this being said I blindly signed up for the most aggressive peel one can get without prepping my skin for the trauma I was about to cause it. Now this would not have happened to everyone, but I was the lucky or unlucky 5% that would get a bacterial infection, end up at the dermatologist and on antibiotics to clear up the infection. The only reason I think of it as a lucky situation at this moment in time is because it was one of the greatest learning lessons I could have experienced regarding my skin.

I was left with a lot of post inflammatory bumps and hyperpigmentation that needed treatment. It certainly was my good fortune to find an esthetician that was extremely knowledgeable and cautious with the product lines she used. She helped me through the ordeal of healing my skin and the emotional effects it had taken on me. My monthly visits became learning lessons in the art of skin care and the balance of genuinely caring for the client’s concerns. As my skin began to heal and glow I knew I had found the path I wanted to pursue and was deeply passionate about.

I am also deeply passionate about trying to cook healthy, nutritious meals for my family that are gluten free, nourishing traditions based, and paleo friendly (so I am bound to share many recipes with you). I have two quickly growing children Ellis and Violet (whom have both helped to put some wrinkles on my face). To stay balanced I love to do Yoga and hike the various mountain ranges around Arizona, with our pup Willow.

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Gua Sha Treatments

Not so long ago, facial acupuncture seemed completely fringe. But Eastern medicine-based skin care, including cupping on the face, has been gaining traction and acceptance as an all-natural approach with the added oomph of thousands of years of practice behind it (i.e. it really works) — and the latest practice on the verge of going mainstream in the U.S. is facial gua sha.

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Natural Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can provide a safe, effective, natural and drug-free approach to reducing the signs of aging.  A facial rejuvenation treatment using this ancient technique can improve muscle tone of the face and neck while addressing underlying imbalances that may have contributed to the aging process.  

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A Mind Like Sky

Meditation comes alive through a growing capacity to release our habitual entanglement in the stories and plans, conflicts, and worries that make up the small sense of self, and to rest in awareness. In meditation, we do this simply by acknowledging the moment-to-moment changing conditions—the pleasure and pain, the praise and blame, the litany of ideas and expectations that arise. Without identifying with them, we can rest in the awareness itself, beyond conditions, and experience what my teacher Ajahn Chah called jai pongsai, our natural lightness of heart.

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Inspired Media 360 Interview

Click here to hear Robert Koagedal's interview on the Inspired Media 360 podcast. Carey Peña writes the following synopsis: 

The Lion coming to get you.  

That is how Robert Koagedal describes imbalance and stress in our lives.  

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Modern Medicine, God Particles, and Ayn Rand. Oh My.

Ever wonder why so many people are so sick with so many different chronic and debilitating conditions? I do. In fact, I think about it all the time. Much of the last several years has been spent interacting with individuals who are ill, sometimes desperately ill. For these individuals, modern medicine has failed and failed miserably. Indeed, many have been cast out of traditional medicine altogether, their illnesses deemed too complex to solve. For all its technical sophistication, modern medicine falls decidedly short when it comes to the complexity of functional illness.

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