American health Acupuncture

We are Passionate about our practice of helping others

Everything we do is dedicated to making each patient’s lifestyle healthier & joyful

About Us

When experience matters...

years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine - as the saying goes, "practice makes perfect". The practitioner gains knowledge and skills with every patient. Experience = Results.

The AHA! Experience

Everything we do is dedicated to making each patient’s lifestyle healthier and joyful. We do this by:

  • Relieving emotional and physical pain through Traditional Chinese Medicine & energy work.
  • Personal empowerment through Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Emotional Coaching.
  • Renewing and energizing through a personalized Traditional Chinese Medicine program.
  • Awakening your inner wellbeing through the American Health Acupuncture AHA! Experience.

Once you had the AHA! experience, you will know that we help you restore the Body, Mind, and Spirit.

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What We Do

Personalized Life-Style Medicine - everyone receives personalized care for their specific conditions. Acupuncture treatments are created-designed according to the diagnosis. For example: two patients with migraines may receive different treatments and herbs because the root cause may be different.

Whole Body Holistic Care - Natural restoration of the whole person and their maladies.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) includes - Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Nutritional Guidance/Therapy, Lifestyle Coaching, Meditation, and Qi Gung. All these therapies bring the body into balance to restore itself.

Acupuncture awakens your immune system to optimize your body, mind, and spirit. When using the herbs in conjunction with Acupuncture, the effectiveness of both increases.

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Juan R. Tejada
MSOM, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., BSBA

Acupuncturist/Owner - In private practice since 1997
Fluent Spanish-speaking Acupuncturist

Juan R. Tejada holds a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and is licensed to practice Oriental/Chinese Medicine in the State of Arizona.

Juan expertly combines Acupuncture with safe and natural herbal formulas to achieve sustainable well-being. He is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He received his M.S.O.M. from the Southwest Acupuncture College (S.W.A.C.) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree from the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Acupuncturists, and the Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona

As a practitioner, he is known for his intuitive approach to Chinese medicine and particularly for his skills as an acupuncturist and energy practitioner.

Juan draws on a wealth of experience to repair everything from male and female reproductive health to respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies. He also addresses emotional problems such as anxiety and depression, where his calm empathetic style of treatment is particularly helpful.

Juan has a reputation both nationally and internationally. Formerly owned & practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine in his clinics Tucson, Sierra Vista, Hereford AZ, and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Many patients travel several hours, others fly in and do a stopover in Tucson for their AHA! Experience. Juan and his wife, Sherry opened their 5th clinic American Health Acupuncture in Tucson Arizona in 2009.

Juan has been in private practice since 1997. He has been a teacher and a clinical supervisor at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Tucson. His former experience with IBM and administrative background has helped him assure that the clinic runs smoothly, the patients receive the care and attention that is so important with each treatment.

Juan has received advanced training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques for pain management and stress relief to reduce the dependence on chemical medication. These techniques include the entire spectrum of TCM, which include Acupuncture, Medicinal Chinese Herbs, Tui Na (Chinese Body Work), Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Nutritional Counseling based on TCM energetics, Lifestyle coaching, Meditation, and Energy Work.

Juan's Bio

Juan Ramón Tejada was born and grew up in El Salvador, Juan came to New York City at age 21, where he learned English (married his English teacher) then enrolled and graduated from the RCA Institutes as an electronic technician and he became a US citizen. Before becoming an Acupuncturist, Juan worked with IBM as a Customer Engineer and later as an Instructor and Course Developer.

In addition to his training in Oriental Medicine, Juan has also learned and taught Tai Chi, Chi Gung and Taoist Meditation, taught healing and spiritual workshops and currently does Long Distance Energy Work by phone appointment.

In Juan's Own Words...

Why I became an Acupuncturist

One day while I was teaching a course that I had developed at IBM in Atlanta, my 14-year-old daughter, Sara, called and asked me to come and “signed her into a psych clinic”. When I asked why, she replied, “I’m depressed”. This was a shock to me! After hanging up the phone, I thought about all the people that I had known with depression and none had ever overcome/healed their depression. I explained this to Sara and gave her the choice of trying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or going to the clinic. Sara understood and chose TCM; from the first Acupuncture treatment Sara seemed different. On the way to the treatment she was quiet and withdrawn but, on the way, back she was talking, laughing, asking “Why was I so angry? Why was I depressed?” Three months later after receiving Acupuncture treatments and taking/drinking Chinese Herbal teas, Sara was a normal teenager again. This episode changed both our lives. I witnessed how TCM restores people, helping them live happier and in harmony with their environment in a natural way. From that time on I began to prepare to attend TCM school. In 1994, I quit my job with IBM and headed to Santa Fe, NM where I attended the Southwest Acupuncture College. I graduated a year early in 1997 with a 4-year master’s Degree of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM).

Why Acupuncture?

Why Juan Chose Our Clinic Location

This Medicine is all about feeling good inside and out:

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For most of his adult life, Juan Tejada has been determined to fulfill his vision of a happier, healthier world. After seeing his patients benefited from this effective and natural Medicine in southern Arizona and Mexico, he wanted to bring his knowledge and experience to Tucson, AZ. He searched for a location to serve as a peaceful place in a natural retreat setting that allows his patients to shut off the modern world and be free to allow their repairing process to unfold.

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American Health Acupuncture is a beautiful mini retreat where you can set aside life’s obligations and focus on your own health and well-being. Our caring experts help you break old cycles, jumpstart new healthy habits, and revitalize your lifestyle every step of the way using Traditional Chinese Medicine as the source.

Juan Tejada has helped thousands of people receive the Ancient Wisdom of this holistic medicine and live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

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Sherry Tejada

Office Manager/Owner

“Your thoughts determine your reality, Choose Loving Ones.”

Having struggled with health problems that Western/Chemical medicine made worse, I searched for other therapies that would repair my body. I found great help and began to restore deep physical and emotional wounds with acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. Working at American Health Acupuncture, I witness wonderful transformations. Every day I see the magical changes with our patients. I rejoice with the patients as they come and go from their treatments. This process is personal, private, and powerful. I am honored to be able to witness individuals in their quest for wholeness.

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