The picture was
taken from "From Fatigue to Fantastic" by Dr. Jacob
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
● Plan your activities so
that after the treatment you can get some rest, or at
least not have to be working at top
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
especially in the week prior to treatment, will
seriously interfere with the effectiveness of
● 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
How long does each treatment
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
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
Does acupuncture deaden or block
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
risk, harm, or damage to the body if it is performed by a qualified,
Why should I use herbs?
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”?
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.
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
Does health insurance cover
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