When performed correctly by a competent, well-trained professional, acupuncture is a natural, gentle process that is absolutely safe.


    When you come in you will fill out a short form at the reception area. Then, after a few minutes, you will be shown to a private treatment room. Dr. Wang will then give you a full consultation and any examinations necessary, followed by the appropriate treatments, herbal prescriptions or directions.


    Try to avoid going into treatment with an empty stomach and avoid rigorous exercise right before and after treatment.


    This is a frequently asked question and one that is very difficult to answer because... Each individual has a unique body constitution that makes his/her treatment needs different from another person's, even if their problems are identical, and Dr. Wang often needs to see the patient's responses to the first one or two treatments before setting up a treatment plan.


    Some companies, such as Aetna and United Healthcare, BCBS, offer plans that do cover acupuncture. To find out if your plan covers acupuncture, call a representative of the company and ask. Upon request, we can give you a receipt with the medical codes so you can file with your insurance company directly. The office no longer files any insurance claims. Medicare does not cover acupuncture treatment.


    Acupuncturist inserts acupuncture needles in the certain areas, called acupuncture points, for balancing body energy flow into healthier patterns, boosting up health, and treating diseases. This therapy is called acupuncture. It is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.


    • Acupuncture therapy is non-drug and non-knife medicine, has no side effect.

It can help:

1. Relax muscles.

2. Increase blood circulation on targeted organs and tissues.

3. Lead to more active function of various physiological systems. For example, it can stimulate the central nervous system, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland.

4. Increase Endorphin levels.

5. Change the secretion of neurotransmitters and neurohormones.

6. Change immune function, for example St 36, after acupuncture WBC running up.

It is very difficult to answer the question, because of different cultural background, different philosophy thinking, and different medical systems.

The general theory of acupuncture is based on the idea that there is Qi, which flows through our bodies and is essential for our health. The disorder of this flow is believed to be responsible for diseases. Acupuncture can adjust the imbalances of this flow at acupuncture points, thus treat diseases.

The origin of acupuncture can be said from the accidents, practices, and long-time experiences. Original needles were stone needles, bone needles, bamboo needles. They have developed today to stainless steel needles.

Their tools are different. Acupuncture uses acupuncture needles; Acupressure uses fingers.

Acupuncture punctures the skin into the human body. It has larger amount of stimulation. Acupressure does not puncture into the human body. It has smaller amount of stimulation, but good for someone who is afraid of needles.

Both stimulate acupoints, treat diseases and have similar result, one stronger, the other one much less.

The World Health Organization has recommendation for the use of acupuncture. You can get it from the internet.

Basically, every acupuncturist has different experiences. Nervous and muscle problems are the common reasons people go to acupuncture.

  • To give you some idea, for example, the problems I treated in the past few weeks were:
    Right arm numbness after single for a year
    Frequent urination during night
    Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder with related symptoms
    Scalp and facial pain for 8 months after single
    Finger tendonitis
    Quit smoking
    Tennis elbow
    Pain after hip replacement
    High blood pressure
    Migraine headaches
    Right thigh pain
    Lower back pain
    Knee arthritis
    Weakness in legs
    Plantar fasciitis
    Foot neuroma
    Fatigue syndrome
    Depression and Anxiety
    Shoulder pain because bursitis
    Facial muscle spasms
    heumatoid arthritis
    Limb tingling with diabetes
    Help recover from bone broken
    Upper back pain
    Menopause problems
    Bell’s palsy
    Neck and shoulder stiffness because stress
    Severe headaches because nerve damage after single
    Tooth aches after injure nerve damage
    Gallbladder area pain may be gallbladder stone
    Sinus problems
    Loss of smell
    Disc herniation
    Help recover from sever accident and brain damage
    Perinea pain after Hysterectomy
    Hip pain wait for hip replacement
    Lower abdominal and groin pain
    Degenerative disc
    Boost up libido
    Night sweat
    Drop foot
    Mouth taste bitter
    Carpal tunnel syndrome

Some people come to an acupuncture clinic with no problems, just for relax, wellness, maintenance, boost up body energy etc.

The answer is: “yes and no”.

Like WHO says, some dermatological problems may get help from acupuncture, for example, Acne, Eczema, but not 100% help.

Some people say it helps to reduce wrinkles and boost up facial rejuvenation, and other people say it does not help too much.

It depends.

If you have chronic or severe problems, you may need once a day, every other day, or twice a week for 5 weeks, or may be once a week, or maybe you just go to acupuncture when you need it.

If you don’t feel good, cannot relax, feel nervous during acupuncture treatment, maybe you are not a good candidate for acupuncture.

If you have no other problems, just for maintenance, wellness, boost up body energy, or relaxation, you just do it whenever you think you need it.