About Meraki Family Wellness

Licensed Acupuncturist, Scottsdale AZ


Meraki Family Wellness is a holistic clinic in Scottsdale, AZ led by licensed acupuncturist, Kiya Hunter. For the last 13 years, we have helped people of all ages to heal physical and emotional pain, and get back to full health.

Natural solutions to your health problems

Kiya is a family practitioner who specialises in treating autoimmune disease, chronic pain and women’s health. With in-depth training in Neurosensory Integration and Myofascial Release, her understanding of the body, brain and nervous system allows Kiya to help those with the most challenging cases who would otherwise have lost all hope.

“I have had chronic neck/shoulder/back aches and Kiya is the only one who has ever provided relief from these issues. What sets her apart is the amount of care she has for each client.” - Taylor N.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, holistic therapy that dates back over 2,000 years. Using the philosophy of ancient Chinese medicine, it is minimally invasive and can treat a wide variety of physical and mental conditions without any side effects.

Acupuncture is proven to support:



When we experience stress, injuries or changes to our lifestyle, our bodies can become imbalanced and begin to manifest chronic pain or illness. Acupuncture works to reconnect our body by stimulating various pressure points along our meridian.


Hair-thin sterile needles are inserted into various acupoints which send a signal to the brain that it needs to heal and rebalance. The treatment causes virtually no discomfort and can reduce pain, stress and symptoms very quickly. 


Kiya Hunter, Licensed Acupuncturist

Kiya grew up wanting to be a doctor on a 100 acre farm in Eastern Oregon. But after deciding that prescriptions and traditional medicine weren’t for her, she sought a career as a massage therapist. It was during her studies that Kiya’s teacher suggested acupuncture to treat her ongoing vertigo - one session later and it was gone!

“I love the idea of the body being able to heal itself - it just needs the right conditions“

After receiving a Masters in the Science of Acupuncture, Kiya gained advanced training in holistic pelvic care, and pediatrics and continues to provide natural treatments for women and families. Kiya also regularly volunteers to support Veterans and postpartum mums with pain, anxiety and PTSD. 

Aside from helping patients, Kiya loves nothing more than spending time with her Marine husband and children on her urban farm in Scottsdale. Here she continues to broaden her knowledge of health, science and natural medicine while staying close to nature.

Kiya’s Qualifications

  • Masters in the Science of Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture

  • Holistic Pelvic Care with Tami Lynn Kent MSPT that has led to a speciality in treating pelvic floor health, and postpartum care

  • Pediatric Essentials, Advanced Pediatrics and Pediatric Functional Medicine through the Center of Acupuncture Pediatrics

  • Women’s health training with Brad Whisnant D.A.O.M., L.Ac.

  • Training in Neurosensory Integration and Myofascial Release with Intersect 4 Life

Our Values

Respect - Integrity - Quality

At Meraki Family Wellness, our patients are treated with the utmost respect. Your health and best interests are always our number one priority and we guarantee to provide the best treatment plan in line with professional medical training.