treated conditions include:
- back pain
- effects of
- heart problems/palpitations
- high blood
- heart problems/palpitations
- immune system
- knee pain
- neck pain/stiffness
- sexual dysfunction
- skin problems
Demonstration of Acupuncture Treatment
Using scalp needle to treat a stroke patient who had paralized in
her left side.
Using ear needle to a patient who had low back pain.
Using body needle to treat a patient who had low back pain with
connected needle by the electrical stimulation to emphasize the
Traditional needle techniques to treat back Pain.
Traditional cupping used for back pain patient. The cup could be
made either in glass or plastic. Using its negative pressure to
suck the skin become red or red blue for 1-5 minutes after finishing
the acupuncture treatment. The purpose to do this is to help reduce
pain because the suction force after cupping could help the local
area's circulation thus could reduce pain subsequently.
Using body needle with the electrical stimulation to treat the patient
who had the knee pain.
on foot could solve many foot pain which your podiatrist can't do.
Is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?
and Oriental medicine has been used as healing arts for over 2,500
years. The general theory is based on the premise that there are
patterns of energy flow called Qi(pronounced chee) throughout the
body which are related to the organs and tendinous-muscular system.
when the energy flow is disrupted due to trauma, poor appetite,
medications, stress, or other conditions, pain or illness result.
Acupuncture focuses on correcting these imbalances of energy flow
by inserting ultra-thin needless under the skin to stimulate specific
points in the body. Stimulation unblocks the channels and encourages
an even flow of Qi, restoring the body's balance and relieving pain
and other symptoms.
and Oriental medicine is one of the newest primary health care professions
in the United states. The benefits of acupuncture have become widely
recognized and integrated with mainstream health care. Acupuncture's
complex system of diagnostic methods take into consideration the
person as a whole, not just isolated symptoms. Acupuncture practiced
is based upon discerning the body's "pattern off disharmony"
and treating accordingly.
and oriental medicine treats and strengthens the physical conditions,
normalizes physiological functions, and controls pain. The aim is
not just to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but rather to treat
the underlying cause, increase the ability to function, and improve
the quality of life.
Since the 1970s
when acupuncture and Oriental Medicine first became available in
the United States, over 15 million Americans have tried it. Almost
everyone knows someone who has had positive results. the risk is
low and potential benefits are high. Knowing what to expect from
acupuncture treatments can make a difference in the experience.
is modern Chinese medicine?
medicine is a combination of Western and traditional Chinese medicine's
diagnosis, using acupuncture and Chinese herbs for the treatment.
All the diagnoses and treatment in addition to your family physician
or specialist's diagnosis, also
include the Western name of your illness, what tests you had done
and what were the results. If you could provide a specialist's report,
we also like to take a look, to further understand your condition.
Besides, a Chinese diagnosis is based on the patient's symptoms,
such as pulse, appearance of patient's face and tongue, abdominal
palpitation and trigger point located etc.
are the benefits of Acupuncture?
1) Reducing Pain. The body after being inserted
with needles can produce Morphon like neuro-chemical matter, called
endophine which is an analgesic matter that reduces pain without
the side effects of cortisone injections.
Reducing spasm. Relieves and soothes the muscles
and allows the organs to relax, so you can treat diseases like fibromyalgia,
asthma, abdominal cramps, etc...
3) Reducing Inflammation. Could treat either bacterial/viral
infection like bronchitis or aseptic infection like bursitis or
tendonitis or radiculitis.
4) Reducing histammine. Could reduce the IgE
level from the blood serum and so, your allergy symptom like allergic
sinusitis or allergic dermatitis could improve.
5) Incresing your immune system, can be seen in T cell counts,
PHA test, and IgG, IgM, IgA and CH 50 tests.
the serontonin level in your brain which is the nature neurochemical
transmitters could make your mood change like anxiety, depression.
are the benefits of Chinese herbs?
speaking, either the patent's formula or the prescribed raw herbs
from decoction is more powerful than most of the nutritional supplements
you could get from health food store. In China, you often can read
about a famous herbalist, who used his prescribed herbs, to save
a patient's life. The herb is easier for patients to take, particularly
for internal diseases. Above all, these Chinese herbs are much less
toxic than some drugs. Please note approximately 100,000 Americans
die annually from taking prescription drugs. This is a powerful
and also a safe way to improve your health, however always consult
a qualified Chinese herbalist beforehand.
The store shown in the picture above is a very old
Chinese herbal store, patients came here to buy the bulk of Chinese
herbs or pills, powder etc. through the prescription either by the
herbalist worked for the store or other herbalist Doctor by using
their own formula. This is the way of ancient Chinese health system
to maintain people's health for thousands of years which are even
more popular than acupuncture's popularity. The side effects of
the herbs are controlled by the hands of herbalist Doctor who is
directly responsible to the patients and the reputation of the store
is also their important reference.
are waiting for the bulk herbs packed by the skilled herbal worker.
herbs need sorted well and checked by the skill herbal worker again
skilled herbal worker is measuring the doses of each individual
herbs as the prescription by the herbalist Doctor.
TCM practitioner today are using more convenient forms of powder,
capsule or tablet, pills etc. instead of cooking the herbal tea
by yourself. However, the direct cooking still has the tea's best
value, particular for those patients who want their diseases recovered
What to Expect From Acupuncture Treatment?
and understanding what to expect from acupuncture treatment from
the beginning will make your experience more comfortable and less
Are you looking for a Primary Health Care Professional, or someone
to work with your current physician? Are you seeking short-term
treatment for a specific complaint or do you want a prevention-oriented,
holistic approach to the health of mind, body and spirit that Acupuncture
and Oriental medicine can provide?
Are you looking
for a MD/DO physician acupuncturist with a training of 300 hours,
no test needed or through a complete oriental medicine's education
for at least four years with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine's
clinical training not less 800 hours at school or hospital plus
a competency test from Acupuncture Committee of State Board or National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM)?
How many years of his/her experiences? What his/her specialty? Do
they have reputation from your friend, your relatives or your Doctor?
What credentials could provide you? Upon receiving those information,
should help you to make a right decision.
is the Chinese Herbal therapy?
herbs consist of a variety of naturally found products that promote
health. The herbs may be dispensed in pills, capsules, powders,
tinctures, or in raw form, which requires boiling as a tea. Most
herbal formulas formulas consist of four to fourteen or sometimes
up to eighteen herbs and treat a wide variety of
symptoms while stimulating the body's natural healing process.
preparation room inside the hospital
is the Acupuncturist's Diagnosis?
An acupuncturist's diagnosis is determined in part using methods
similar to other health care practitioners: asking patients for
a thorough history of their health and chief complaints, performing
a physical exam, and ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and MRIs
if necessary. However, the acupuncturist also has unique diagnostic
as taking the patient's pulse on both wrists and observing the tongue,complexion
and other signs. The three pulses felt on each wrist correspond
to the major body organs and functions. The practitioner should
explain the nature of your problem and the recommended treatment.
The pulse diagnosis
could let your acupuncturist/herbalist Doctor understand your inner
organ's condition, just like an M.D. using stethoscope to find out
what's wrong in your body.
What is the Acupuncturist's Treatment?
Modern acupuncture needles are from one to three inches long, ultra-fine
and quite flexible stainless steel. They are pre-sterilized, nontoxic
and disposable. When the needles are tapped into the skin, there
may or may not be any sensation. Much depends on the location (hands
and feet tend to be more sensitive), the condition being treated
and the acupuncturist's technique. Ten to twenty needles are typically
placed in several acupoints and are usually left in about 20-30
minutes. The goal is to normalize the circulation of Qi and blood
by stimulating the energy point, which encourages the body's natural
healing process. Stimulation can be done by rotating the needles
manually or attaching electrodes to send a weak electric current
through the needles.
of treatments depends upon the duration, severity and nature of
your complaint. Two or three treatments may be sufficient for an
acute condition, while a series of 5 to 15 treatments may be needed
to resolve chronic conditions. Some degenerative conditions may
require ongoing treatments over a long period of time.
techniques may be included with your treatment: moxibustion(burning
herbs), cupping(suction), auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), tui
na(manipulation) and acupressure.
evaluate their progress after each session. Some relief should be
apparent in two or three sessions, or six to eight sessions for
more pervasive conditions. If you see encouraging signs, stick with
it. Ask your practitioner questions about your treatment and improvement.
If your response to treatment is not satisfactory, the practitioner
may consider further diagnostic exams, modify the treatment plan,
or refer to an appropriate practitioner, if necessary.
can benefit from Acupuncture treatment?
acupuncture range from infants to senior citizens. They may be seeking
an alternative to western medicine or it may be their last hope
for relief, having exhausted all western methods for treating a
chronic condition. Acupuncture offers a low risk form of treatment
with few side effects, and is usually worth a try.
How to find
your own acupuncture Doctor?
- Choose a
practitioner who has the state license and practiced over 10 years
in your area with good reputation from the words of mouth or patient's
local health professional recommended also very helpful.
- If his/her
regular or continuous TCM education was received in China with
both clinical training in China and U.S. Total their school education
shall not less than 5 years. Those background explanation normally
could see from your local advertisement.
- If they received
an orthopedic & acupuncture education for a year and can do
the IME-Independent Medical Evaluation for the insurance company
is a plus.
- Did he/she
has the specialty in the field of acupuncture practice?
- In my thinking
a real good TCM practitioner in U.S. not only required proficient
in English, if he/she could also proficient in Chinese also important
for them to read the
latest Chinese version of TCM medical journals issued by the major
TCM medical school and hospital. It's just catch up the professional
standard as in China similar like the M.D. could catch up their
latest knowledge from the New England magazine.
just in general from my personal experiences for you to choose a
competent practitioner. In addition, the feeling of your personal
contact is also important.
If all above
information can't get it in full, sometimes an office visit through
a consultation first is helpful.