Acupuncture can work on three areas of health care:
1. Promotes good health and well-being 2. Prevents illness 3. Treats various symptoms and illnesses
In the US, in past three decades, acupuncture has become more
and more popular initially by its safe and effective relief in pain and
addiction conditions. In 1993, the FDA classified acupuncture needles
as medical device. In China, acupuncture has been used continuously
over at least two thousand years to treat a wide range of health
conditions. Some conditions treated commonly and effectively are as
Orthopedic problems, which include tennis
elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and other tendonitis, many degenerative
arthritis, sport injuries, post accident injuries, occupational injuries
Neurological disorders, which include most
type of headaches, post-herpetic abnormal sensations, Bell’s palsy,
post-stroke paralysis, sciatica pain, many forms of pinched nerves.
Neuro-psychiatric problems, which include
anxiety, panic attacks, depressions, tension, stress and insomnia.
Digestive system problems, which include acid
reflux, abdominal bloating and other discomfort, constipation, diarrhea.
Some other conditions which also respond well
to acupuncture include: early stage high blood pressure, infertility
(non-organic problems), post surgery pain, some type skin problems, low
immune resistance, fatigue, substance addictions.
Does acupuncture really work?
Using acupuncture to treat diseases has a recorded history of more than
2000 years in China. Today acupuncture is practiced widely all over
the world. In United States, a panel of National Institute of
Health(NIH) endorsed use of acupuncture in November, 1997. The panel
concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for certain kinds
of pain and a variety of other conditions. Scientific research
suggested that certain effects of acupuncture are mediated through the
nervous system, within which B-endorphin and other neuro-peptides have
What are the needles like? What will I feel during treatment?
Acupuncture needles are tiny and made from stainless steel. The needle
insertion is not painful. In this clinic, all needles are sterile and
disposable. Most people say no pain when needle inserting. If any needle always cause pain, I will make an adjustment, or even withdraw that needle.
Is acupuncture safe? Are there any side effects to the treatment?
is very safe. First of all, only sterile disposable needle is used.
And conventional techniques are strictly observed in the clinic. This
eliminates the possibility of cross infections. Usually, there are no side effects. Occasionally, patient may experience drowsiness, or a bruise at the point site.
CanI take acupuncture treatment and continue my regular medication at the same time? Should I continue to see my doctor?
to both. Acupuncture treatment can be given at the same time you take
other medicine and/or other treatments. In any case, we encourage you
to continue regular visit to your primary physician and let all your
health care professionals know what your are doing.