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  • Are there any "DO's" and "DONT's" on the day of treatment?

    Yes. To enhance the value of a treatment, the following guidelines are important:

    ● Do not eat an unusually large meal immediately before or after your treatment.

    ● Do not over-exercise, engage in sexual activity, or consumer alcoholic beverages within 6 hours before or after

       the treatment.


    ● Plan your activities so that after the treatment you can get some rest, or at least not have to be working at top

       performance. This is especially important for the first few visits.


    ● Continue to take any prescription medicines as directed by your regular doctor. Substance abuse (drugs and

       alcohol) especially in the week prior to treatment, will seriously interfere with the effectiveness of acupuncture


● Remember to keep good mental or written notes of what your response is to the treatment. This is 

   important for your doctor to know so that the follow-up treatments ca be designed to best help you and

   your problem.

  • How long does each treatment take?

    Each treatment takes about 45 minutes, or from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the complication of the illness. The first treatment may be over one hour.

  • How often and how many times will I need to be treated?

    Since each person is unique, the number of treatments needed will vary. Among the determining factors are the type of condition, whether the condition is chronic or acute, and the vitality of the individual.

    For acute conditions, treatments usually take an average of 2-3 times in one week to be gone. For more serious/severe conditions, the average treatment plan consist of 2-3 times per week for 6-8 weeks. For chronic conditions, treatment may take longer to resolve. 

  • Does acupuncture, in any possibility, transmit infectious diseases, such as AIDS, Hepatitis, etc...?

    No.  Because we use disposable needles and the procedures meet the required standard.

  • Why does acupuncture work?

    Generally speaking, it helps our body heal itself.  The needle inserting into certain parts of the body, initiates the healing system/ability which was jammed or slowed down,  start to function again.  Our body has a healing system and healing ability which is designed with the wisdom and power of our loving God.  And it works so wonderful. Without this healing ability, no human doctor can help any disease.  The ancient Chinese doctors might have known the secret, and took advantage of the body’s healing system, by using needles to insert into the body, and billions and billions of Chinese people have been healed in the past thousand years.

  • Does acupuncture deaden or block the nerve?

    No.  Acupuncture is to make the nerve and muscle normal and strong again.  It does not mask the problem either, so since the problem is solved the pain goes away.

  • Is there any danger of acupuncture?

     No danger, risk, harm, or damage to the body if it is performed by a qualified, licensed acupuncturist.

  • Why should I use herbs?

    Many acupuncturists are also Chinese herbologists who can prescribe herbal medicine to treat diseases.  When combining acupuncture and herbal medicine, one can treat many more diseases and get even better results.  These herb are all natural with little or no side effects and are very cost efficient.

  • What is “chi” or “qi”?

    Chi or qi, pronounced as chee, is a form of energy, the energy flow, or a kind of life force.  A better term is “the breath of life”.  It is an important concept in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  The qi flows freely in the body to make us live and keep us healthy.  Without the qi we will be dead, or lacking of the qi we will be ill.

  • Where does the qi come from and where does it start?

    In Genesis 2:7 “the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being”.

  • What is an OMD?

    A doctor who practices Oriental Medicine, which includes Internal medicine, External medicine, Women’s Health (Ob/Gyn), Pediatrics, Neuromuscular Medicine, Mental Health, Geriatrics, Dermatology, Orthopedics, etc...  An OMD uses different specialized procedures such as acupuncture, moxibustion (cauterization), herbal medicine, tui-na (bodywork/massage), cupping, guasha, breathing exercises and more to treat patients.

    Acupuncture and Herbal medicine are the main medical practice of Oriental Medicine. To become an acupuncturist, Chinese herbal medicine is required in the schooling, and passing the herbal exam is needed to be certified.  The same goes for the Chinese herbalist who also needs to pass the acupuncture exam to be certified as a Chinese Herbalist.

  • Does health insurance cover acupuncture treatment?

    Many health insurance policies cover acupuncture treatment . We can help you to verify your insurance benefit. You also can go to our Insurance Page to check if your insurance company covers acupuncture treatment.

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