am Chung-Hu, Tao, a licensed and certified acupuncturist at the
Tao's Acupuncture & Herbs Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
I have practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal Medicine In since
1985, and in Allentown, PA since Feb.,1995. I hold a Master's
degree from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles.
I am a licensed acupuncturist in Pennsylvania, and I am also licensed
in New York and California - the highest professional standard
in U.S. In addition, I am a Board certified diplomat in Chinese
herbs by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists
My country of origin is Taiwan. Up until 1985, I worked in business.
At that time, I switched to a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) because I was inspired to My country of origin is Taiwan.
Up until 1985, I worked in business. At that time, I switched
to a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) because I was
inspired to help improve the health of others. I completed
a two year TCM apprenticeship in Taipei, and then completed the
Master's degree program at Samra University of Oriental Medicine
in Los Angeles. After graduating in 1994, I completed a one year
continuous educational program related to orthopedics. I then
moved to Allentown, PA. and have been practicing TCM ever since.
In addition, I also studied anatomy, physiology, and biomedicine
at East Stroudsburg University and completed additional clinical
training at the TCM hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai and Gualin.
In my own experiences, I have found acupuncture combined with
Chinese herbs to be very helpful in treating chronic pain, gastro-intestinal
disorders, female diseases, allergies, skin diseases, mental illness,
drug & alcohol withdrawal, and chronic fatigue, as well as
those who wish to lose weight or stop smoking. Additionally, acupuncture
can serve as a supplemental treatment and may help patients who
experience G-I upset from medication, no improvement or relief
from medication; or limited help from cortisone injections, physical
therapy, or spinal adjustments.
In 1997, the National Institute of Health (NIH) endorsed acupuncture
as treatment for nausea, vomiting, addiction, and chronic pain.
While conceding that additional research is needed to categorically
prove acupuncture's effectiveness in treating other diseases,
the NIH supports acupuncture's therapeutic value and has urged
physicians to be open-minded about recommending it to their patients.
Based on this research, I urge patients and primary care physicians,
neurologists, orthopedic doctors, pain specialists, rheumatologists,
physiatrists, physical therapists and chiropractors to be open
minded regarding acupuncture and TCM treatments.
Surgery should always be the last option. This applies to chronically
painful conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger,
mild or moderate disc bulging or herniated disc, spinal stenosis,
and chronic Illnesses like hysterectomy for uterine fibroid, mammary
cyst, ovary cyst, endometriosis, small gallstones, pancreatitis,
colitis, sinus, etc. Acupuncture with herbal therapy has been
an effective, risk free treatment of the aforementioned conditions.
I adhere to strict sanitary standards and use only disposable
needles in my practice. If you have a fear of needles, I can use
alternative approaches to achieve results similar to acupuncture.
I can use ear seeds to stick on the acupuncture points in the
surface of your ears, magnetic needle techniques, cupping, orally
taken Chinese herbs, and external patches to achieve a somewhat
similar result if the patient has an initial fear of acupuncture
insurance, currently worker's compensation and auto injury cases
are typically covered. The health insurance coverage now is new
opened to the High Mark PPO blue-Federal Employee Program 100%
covered, Cigna Healthcare PPO-for Cathy Airliner Employee 100%
covered, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Indemnity plan 80% covered,
in United Healthcare or Aetna-Choice Plus-80%covered (x may) cover
also. If you have a different insurance plan, or are unsure whether
your plan cover or not, please dial the phone number in the back
of your insurance card for member service to check whether your
benefits cover or not. If covered, then the deductible amount
for non-participated provider with allowed visits etc. information,
also important for your reference. If you need us help, please
provide your insurance card information with the date of your
birth, we could find for you.
For your first appointment, please bring any reports or information
that could help me to understand your physical condition and develop
a treatment plan. This could be a radiologist's report, lab test's
report, specialist written report, or any other reports if available.
Under current PA acupuncture law, a written diagnosis from your
medical doctor is necessary if you will receive our treatment
over 60 days from the first day of your visit.
Meanwhile, I encourage you to open "Testimonials" link
below, in which our patients share their true stories and experiences
about the effective treatment they received at my practice. In
addition, the "Specialties" link contains in-depth information
regarding some of my specialties, treatment of specific diseases,
Finally, I would like to quote the words of Deng Xiao-Ping, the
past Chairman of China: "No matter you are the white or black
cat, who can catch the mouse is the good cat." The meaning
behind the statement is when comparing Western and Eastern medicine,
the issue is not whether you are an M.D. or a practitioner of
TCM; what matters is how much you can help the patients. The best
doctor is the one who can help patients the most. Based on Deng's
practical thought, I'd like to invite you to try acupuncture and
TCM if you are not satisfied with your current treatment.
Thank you for visiting this website. Please contact me with any
concerns or questions or to schedule an appointment by phone.
This website is also shared with those patients who are frustrated
with the current state of bio-medicinal practices
Chung-Hu Tao/ L.Ac. & L. OM.
This is our clinic picture down inside a medical building since 1996.
Joined with American
acupuncturist to the "People to People ambassador Programs" to the P.R.
Photo with department head
of acupuncture division in Guilin TCM Hospital.
In front of International
Education College, Shanghai TCM University.
Chinese herb pick-up window
Old building of Guan An Men Hospital in Beijing
The modern building of Guan An Men Hospital in Beijing. It has 24 clinical
departments, 13 warts with 505 beds in the impatient dept.,the daily outpatient
visits over 2,000.
With Dr. Sun, department
head of acupuncture division in Long Hwa Hospital in Shanghai.
More and more Americans are more like to try acupuncture when traditional treatments failed. The needle is sense no pain or feel little pain compare to traditional needle, This small pain really nothing.. The effect of treating pain just like your take medicine or receive shots. But there is no upset your stomach or the terrible pain when you received epidural shots. The patient Julie who is a nurse working for a nursing home, injured from her work thru help a heavy patient falling down. Her left shoulder blade and lower scapula area with her shoulder joint got injury with a lot of feel pain influence her job when she need withdraw sheet of protection. She tried all the current medical help, cannot relived her pain, she only could tale disable from social security. After the patient treated by us, just a few weeks, she could back to a original life and restore her full time. Look her smile with child, this help not only good for her whole family also good for our society and country.