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Scottsdale Acupuncture Specialist

Many people looking for south Scottsdale acupuncture specialists choose our affordable acupuncture clinic to get rapid relief from:

  • Pain and stress
  • Neck or back pain
  • Headaches
  • Digestion and elimination issues
  • Allergies and sinus conditions
  • Menstrual or fertility problems
  • Many other common ailments.

Take care of yourself today.  Give us a call or book an appointment online.

Chinese Herbs Specialist

Humans have used herbal medicine for literally millions of years prior to the introduction of isolated pharmaceutical drugs. Herbs are concentrated sources of phytonutrients that our ancestors consumed as a matter of course from the wild plants and animals they ate. Research is revealing that some of our common chronic disorders may be due to lack of these phytonutrients in our agricultural and refined food diets. Many herbs we use in Chinese medicine are like super foods, whereas pharmaceutical drugs have a much higher potential toxicity by the industry's own admission. Don is a national board certified herbalist. We use high quality prepared Chinese herb products and make custom formulas if necessary.

Here are some conditions for which research shows Chinese herbal formulas provide positive results.






Back pain

Cardiovascular disorders

Cold and flu








High cholesterol

High blood pressure



Immune weakness



Low energy

Menstrual cramps

Menstruation irregular


Mood swings


Neck and shoulder pain




Sexual dysfunction

Sinus infection

Sore throat





Thyroid dysfunctions

Weight loss

Weight Loss Specialists

Looking to lose some extra pounds?  We can help.  Click here to learn about our acupuncture weight loss program!

What Makes Us Different?

  • More than 20 years experience in natural health care
  • 10 years experience in acupuncture and herbal medicine practice in Arizona
  • Evidence-based acupuncture, herbal medicine and diet therapy
  • Expert wholistic approach
  • Compassionate, knowledgeable staff
  • Affordable fees

To get benefits from acupuncture, you need consistent treatments from a Scottsdale acupuncture specialist (read why here).  We have a basic, clean, quiet, and comfortable neighborhood clinic near Old Town Scottsdale where you can get quick relief from pain, stress, and dis-ease at a reasonable cost.

"I got acupuncture from Don from October through February or so because I wanted to get pregnant. I got pregnant almost immediately but had a turbulent first trimester. Both of you were so kind, knowledgeable, and supportive throughout this time, which really helped keep me sane. I absolutely looked forward to my appointment each week. Thank you for all of your advice and expertise."

Kate S.

"Don Matesz and Barefoot Acupuncture has been an amazing blessing to my health....After a few months, the pain in my knees completely subsided. It was such a blessing. His caring and compassionate ways are truly astounding!"

Julie W

"Don Matesz's Barefoot Health Care Center is an amazing place of healing....His pricing is incredible....I can not recommend this place enough.... if you are in pain, taking medications, or are facing surgery, go here first."

Johnson M

"Tracy helped me through a very rough time in my life and now I am focusing on my life path largely in part to her healing sessions. I am also changing the way I eat thanks to her insane knowledge of nutrition. As far as Don goes, I saw him for a foot problem which healed in about 3 weeks of doing acupuncture. The herbs for PMS are amazing!! I do not go a month without them. They are authentic, compassionate, and  very gifted people, I can't recommend them enough!"

Christi K

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Our Services

We help you relieve ailments, pain and stress using the following alternative medicine services:

More Power to You

We aim to empower you to live a more health-enhancing life and achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  If you are curious about acupuncture but needle-shy, we will make every effort to ensure your comfort, or recommend one of our alternative therapies as appropriate for your needs. Hypnotherapy is an excellent needle-free option for pain and stress relief.

Depending on your needs, we will focus on pain and stress relief, help you transform your health, or empower you to realize your goals and live your dream.  We blend the therapies listed above according to your unique needs.  

We invite you to spend time on this site learning more about how you can reach your health goals using acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, hypnotherapy, and holistic practices.  We look forward to helping you achieve your health goals soon!

Hours of Operation

By Appointment
Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

Scottsdale Acupuncture Specialists Location

Our south Scottsdale acupuncture clinic location:

6722 Avalon Dr. Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(602) 954-8016

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