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Acupuncture Treatment


Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses. According to Oriental Medical theory, Acupuncture treatment can influence and balance Yin, Yang, and Qi by stimulating specific points on the body. From a Western medical point of view, inserting the needles at Acupuncture points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain.

Chinese Herbal Therapy


Chinese Herbal Therapy is a major part of Oriental Medicine and has been used for centuries in China. The practitioner will make a decision on what kind of herbal combinations to be used for each patient based on the diagnose of Oriental Medicine. It is prescribed not for symptoms but for improving the “root causes”. Herbs are all natural and safe, and patients may see immediate impact if they are prescribed correctly. The practitioner will examine the progress at each session and may adjust the prescription to optimize outcomes.

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Fertility Support


A Combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, and Maya Abdominal Therapy may help both women and men to improve their ability to conceive. By improving blood flow in the lower abdominal area, strengthening related organ functions, and relaxing your body, they are helpful in increasing the chance to conceive naturally. They can also be used in conjunction with assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IUI and IVF in order to increase the success rate of these procedures. These treatments are also beneficial both during and after pregnancy. Prevention of miscarriage, morning sickness, back pains, breach presentation, prolonged labor, anxiety/depression, and insufficient lactation are the most common problems that people seek treatment for.

Clinical Massage


In addition to common massage technique such as Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, and Reflexology, we offer customized clinical massages such as Oncology Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, and Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy. We are also one of the first practices in the US to introduce Yurashi Gentle Touch Therapy which is very popular in Japan to alleviate chronic illnesses. (more information at https://www.yurashi.net/english-home/)

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acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment


Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses. According to Oriental Medical theory, Acupuncture treatment can influence and balance Yin, Yang, and Qi by stimulating specific points on the body. From a Western medical point of view, inserting the needles at Acupuncture points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain.

chineseHerbalTherapy

Chinese Herbal Therapy


Chinese Herbal Therapy is a major part of Oriental Medicine and has been used for centuries in China. The practitioner will make a decision on what kind of herbal combinations to be used for each patient based on the diagnose of Oriental Medicine. It is prescribed not for symptoms but for improving the “root causes”. Herbs are all natural and safe, and patients may see immediate impact if they are prescribed correctly. The practitioner will examine the progress at each session and may adjust the prescription to optimize outcomes.

fertilitySupport

Fertility Support


A Combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, and Maya Abdominal Therapy may help both women and men to improve their ability to conceive. By improving blood flow in the lower abdominal area, strengthening related organ functions, and relaxing your body, they are helpful in increasing the chance to conceive naturally. They can also be used in conjunction with assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IUI and IVF in order to increase the success rate of these procedures. These treatments are also beneficial both during and after pregnancy. Prevention of miscarriage, morning sickness, back pains, breach presentation, prolonged labor, anxiety/depression, and insufficient lactation are the most common problems that people seek treatment for.

clinicalMassage

Clinical Massage


In addition to common massage technique such as Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, and Reflexology, we offer customized clinical massages such as Oncology Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, and Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy. We are also one of the first practices in the US to introduce Yurashi Gentle Touch Therapy which is very popular in Japan to alleviate chronic illnesses. (more information at https://www.yurashi.net/english-home/)

Questions about Acupuncture

What is Oriental Medicine (OM) or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

Oriental Medicine (OM) or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical system that includes acupuncture, acupressure, herbs, exercise and nutrition. Unlike Western medicine which attempts to isolate and separate a disease from a person, OM or TCM emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole person.

What are the concepts of Yin and Yang?

The concepts of Yin and Yang originate in ancient Chinese philosophy, which describes two primal opposing but complementary forces found in all things in the universe. Yin (receptive, feminine, dark, passive force) and Yang (creative, masculine, bright, active force) are descriptions of complementary opposites rather than absolutes. Yin and Yang are usually held in balance as one increases, the other decreases. However, imbalances can occur and these imbalances will affect your health.

What is Qi?

Qi(pronounced chee) is a life energy flowing through the body and basic foundation for Oriental medicine theory. Qi flows through the body on channels known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. According to Oriental medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked.

How does Acupuncture work?

According to the Oriental Medical theory, Acupuncture treatment can influence and balance Yin, Yang, and Qi by stimulating specific points on the body. From Western medical point of view, inserting the needles at Acupuncture points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain.

How many treatments will be necessary?

The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary from person to person depending on the conditions being treated, your age and health, and how you respond to acupuncture. However, a positive response to acupuncture treatments is generally seen after the first to fourth treatment. Speaking of the frequency, it is common for treatments to be scheduled one or two times a week in the beginning to obtain optimal response and then once every other week.

Are acupuncture needles painful?

Acupuncture needles are 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle, so there is very little sensation when the needles are inserted. You may experience a brief moment of discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin that can be followed by a mild sensation of cramping, tingling, numbness, traveling warmth, or heaviness, which are positive signs of arrival of Qi at the acupuncture points.

What are the abbreviations after your name?

L.Ac. means Licensed Acupuncturist. In order to offer acupuncture treatment, every acupuncturist needs to obtain the licensure in each state. M.A.O.M. means Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Dipl. O.M. means Diplomate in Oriental Medicine of NCCAOM (National Certificate Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). If you are interested in the Chinese herbal treatment, it is recommended to see the acupuncturist who has Dipl. O.M. or Dipl. C.H.(Diplomate in Chinese Herbology). Diplomate in Oriental Medicine includes both Diplomate in Acupuncture and Diplomate in Chinese Herbology.

Are acupuncture needles reused?

No. All of the acupuncture needles are sterilized and packaged individually. Each needle is used only for one acupuncture point and used only once. After the treatment, all of the used needles are disposed as medical wastes.

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