About Phoenix Community Acupuncture

About PhxCA

At Phoenix Community Acupuncture, you can receive from 3 to 6 treatments for the same price as 1 private treatment elsewhere.

In Asia, acupuncture has traditionally been practiced in a group setting rather than in private treatment rooms. In the United States, private treatments typically cost between $60-120 per session, which is more than most people can afford, and insurance coverage for acupuncture is often limited. Acupuncture is most effective when received frequently until your health improves. Our sliding scale allows you to come in often enough to see positive results.

Phoenix Community Acupuncture is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation who provides acupuncture on a sliding scale of $27-$57* a treatment with no income verification, no questions asked, you decide what you can afford. (*$10 paperwork fee for new clients.)

In our clinic patients are treated in reclining chairs grouped in a shared, comfortable, soothing space. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits:

  • Patients find the recliners extremely comfortable.
  • Friends and family members can come in for treatment together.
  • Many patients find it a comforting and powerful experience to be treated in a shared space.
  • We can provide high quality, effective, treatments at a low cost treatments to our community.

We practice highly effective and gentle methods of acupuncture in which we select points on the limbs, head, and ears to treat patients who are fully clothed. So, we ask you to please wear loose clothing so that we can roll sleeves and pantlegs up as necessary. Patients can then relax comfortably in their recliner for the course of the treatment. It is not uncommon to fall asleep and wake feeling refreshed.


Thank you,
Mayo (My-O) Mercedes Wardle L.Ac. Dipl. OM
Phoenix Community Acupuncture

We are a proud member of POCA- the Peoples Organization of Community Acupuncture.

We are a proud member of Local First Arizona! Support your local businesses!

*Service animals welcome, please no pets.

The PhxCA Team

Mayo (My-O) Mercedes Wardle L.Ac.
Dipl. OM AZ 0726

Mayo studied Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in the Peoples Republic of China, and graduated with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in New Mexico. She is a licensed acupuncturist in Arizona, and a nationally certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Mayo uses a combination of distal needling acupuncture techniques, or balance method, and local needles to achieve maximum benefit and results. Mayo is passionate about healthcare being affordable and accessible to all people. She opened Phoenix Community Acupuncture in 2011 in order to do just that. Her particular interests are pain, emotional syndromes, and women’s health. She’s always pursuing new techniques she can bring into the clinic. In her “spare” time she’s balancing life with her two kids.

Yewande Lewis

Front Desk/Admin

Yewande is a Phoenix native and ASU Alumni. In her free time, she likes to travel, read, practice new languages and play with her two dogs.

Deborah Nardozzi

As soon as Deborah Nardozzi arrived in Arizona in 2007, she settled down—starting her own business, buying a house, and starting a family. She has now lived in Arizona longer than any other state and claims it as her home.

Before Deborah moved to Arizona, she had lived in Illinois, Texas, California, Oregon, Washington State, Hawaii, New Jersey, and New Mexico. Deborah’s role as president of her personal assistant company allows her to be fully submersed in Phoenix metro events and nonprofits, including being a board member of Phoenix Community Acupuncture. She has also been a volunteer instructor for the Scottsdale-led Community Emergency Response Team training, a FEMA program that prepares ordinary citizens to respond to disasters such as major flash floods or lengthy summer power outages.

Deborah hopes to continue her work of meeting with neighbors across the valley and having open conversations about healthcare as a proud board member of Phoenix Community Acupuncture.

Hayden Hage

Hayden Hage is an Arizona native. Growing up in Cave Creek where she loved riding horses and 4 wheeler's. During summers in high school she worked for her parents businesses; one a restaurant, the other a small grocery store. She learned a great number of lessons during this tines which she has continually used and grown from.

Through her adult life Hayden has spent her time in the natural food industry. Natural food, health, and wellness have become her life's work. She now is the store manager for a national chain natural food store. She loves to share the knowledge she has attained over 15 years in the industry with her community and customers.

Hayden has put down roots in Tempe, having lived there for over 20 years. She has a wonderful family that she strives to spend most of her free time with. Hayden hopes to continue to grow her family, education, and community in the coming years.