Part II   Get treated

In Chinese medicine, there is always a healing strategy that closely follows each diagnosis. Your treatment will be tailored to a specific acupuncture and customized herbal formulas according to YOUR healthy condition. The earlier you receive acupuncture treatment, the better the results become.

1. The Acupuncture treatment

How long dose one section of acupuncture take?

In a routine acupuncture treatment, it takes about one hour. For new patients it is better to prepare to stay in the office for one and half to two hours, so you will have enough time to discuss your case and have a peaceful relax treatment. Let count the time in details:

  • About five to ten minutes relaxing before diagnosis;
  • 20 minutes for the diagnosis and consultation;
  • 20 minutes or thereabout for the treatment, which includes  insertion and manipulation of the Acupuncture  needles;
  • 40 minutes for the healing process to take place. During this process, the patient gradually falls into a deep or semi-deep sleep while the body begins to change. This is done with the aid of beautiful ocean music. The more the body relaxes, the better the result;
  • Five to ten minutes for a brief post-treatment checkup.

    The total treatment time, therefore, would be about one to two hours, depending on the complications of your body condition.

  How Often do you have to receive acupuncture treatment ?

The effect of acupuncture is accumulated and mounted with each time. The more your body gets stimulated by Acupuncture the better the result becomes, especially at the beginning of the healing process. Otherwise you may run into a model of start over and start over again. It has been observed over the years that higher frequency of

Acupuncture treatment speed up the healing process. For the best healing we designed a new patient program.


The New Patient Program

In China, the Acupuncture treatment is carried out every day or even twice a day depending on the need. In America, it is a different story due to the health insurance coverage or busy daily schedules. These constraints as a result of the lifestyle in America has birthed the New Patient Program as a means of ensuring the effectiveness of the Acupuncture treatment. After many years of clinical practice, I designed the New Patient Program, which is having acupuncture twice a week for two weeks. The total of four treatments will do the trick. Many new patients felt great after the first acupuncture treatment and they thought they could go on without finishing the program. This often resulted in them having 40 or many more treatments, still yet not being able to achieve the best result.

When I just came in the US I realized the insurance issues that prevent most Americans from seeking alternative therapy. I put myself in patients’ shoes and tried to treat patients once a week, but we found we had to start over and over again which eventually landed us with the New Patient Program. Having two acupuncture treatments within a week will enable patients move forward with their healing effectively.

How about after the New Patients Program?

For severe, life-threatening cases, patients may need to continue having Acupuncture twice a week for another couple of weeks. The frequency reduces as the patient ’s condition stable and continuously improving on their own.

For most other patients, they may be treated once a week, then once every two weeks, and then once a month or total stop. I strongly suggest patients come once a month after the New Patient Program to ensure that the body is always in top condition. This is just like a car that needs some work done once in a while, such as cleaning, oil changing, repairing so to boost its function and prevent the car running down unexpected.


2.  The Advanced Chinese Herbal Formulas

  Do I need herbal therapy?

Chinese medicine is not all about Acupuncture. My practice of Chinese medicine over the years has included the use of advanced Chinese Herbal formulas. Do you need herbal therapy or only acupuncture? It depends. For local pain syndromes for example, acupuncture will be performed locally to improve circulation and strengthen muscles. It produces very good results for relieving the pain, thus advancing lives. These patients usually don’t get herbs. The Herbal formulas are used for treating serious internal conditions.

  How long do I need to take the herbs ?

There are over 20 Advanced Chinese Herbal Formulas were developed for American’s common illness. Let’s use the following two most used formulas as example to explain what herb can do for you, why you need and how long you have to take them.

Formula #25 Body Clean

This herb formula named Body Clean, but it is not a laxative. It is my favorite formula to treat severe diarrhea. Instead, this herb works like a natural antibiotic for all kinds of infectious diseases through enhancing the body’s immune function. When a person having a diarrhea with strong odor which means there is a infectious condition existing in the digestive system. The herb formula Body Clean  can  heal  the  body  seamlessly  without  any  side effect. This formula was designed to target acute and chronic infectious diseases, all kind of inflammations, remove the garbage that accumulated in the body for over years. For all kind of skin disorders, irritable and inflamed bowel syndromes, severe respiratory infectious diseases, or simply for your beauty of skin, please don’t be hesitated to use the Body Clean.

The human body has a natural cleansing system which ensures that the body function is maintained. The Body Clean can enhance our own capacity of cleaning and healing. Think about the question — Do you need to cleanse your kitchen after each meal? Yes, you do! Our body needs the same procedure in that, ideally, you should have a bowel movement after each meal. God had set our body system to cleanse itself, but the life we live today is not fit to the body machine we have. For example, when you are under a lot of stress, you ruin the system by tensing up your digestive system which can significantly restrict your body function. The dosage for most advanced herbal formulas is twice a day for two weeks and subsequently use as needed. For more information about Formula #25, please click here.


Formula #16-1 Intestinal Clean

This formula is for patents who suffers from severe constipation. It is NOT a laxative, instead it works as resolving blood clots in the colon to repair the system. It often used as an assistant to Body Clean to promote a complete bowel movement. It enhances the body system function, ensuring that it is always reset to its optimal state. Dosage has been prescribed for different body conditions, respectively. You may start the herb with the full dose as recommended and then gradually reduce the dosage to one capsule, and may eventually stop altogether. To learn more about Formula #16-1, please click here.

Customized Formulas

The treatment of most long term diseases require a customized herbal formula which will be taken for three months or longer on a daily basis to achieve the best result. Customized herbal formulas try to repair the entire system which takes longer to accomplish. Most of the organs and tissues in the human body are regenerated every three to six months. The herbal remedies follow the body’s rhythm to help create a better you.

Dо Aсuрunсturе Trеаtmеntѕ Hurt?
Thеrе аrе ѕо mаnу dіffеrеnt wауѕ thаt wе саn mаіntаіn оr rеѕtоrе оur hеаlth. Fоr mоѕt оf uѕ, wе undеrѕtаnd thаt іt іѕ оftеn а mаttеr оf rеѕtоrіng а bаlаnсе іn оur bоdу іn оrdеr tо еnјоу thе mоѕt hеlрful rеѕроnѕе. Aсuрunсturе іѕ аn аnсіеnt Chіnеѕе mеdісаl trеаtmеnt thаt wаѕ dеvеlореd іn оrdеr tо hеlр mаіntаіn thе bаlаnсе bеtwееn роѕіtіvе аnd nеgаtіvе сhаrgеѕ іn оur bоdу. Althоugh thеѕе hаd ѕресіfіс tеrmѕ аttасhеd tо thеm thаt wеrе uѕеd іn Chіnеѕе рhіlоѕорhу аnd rеlіgіоn, thе bаѕіс рrіnсірlеѕ bеhіnd асuрunсturе аrе nоt gеnеrаllу brоught іntо quеѕtіоn, еvеn mу mеdісаl ѕсіеnсе.

In fасt, ѕоmе ѕtudіеѕ thаt hаvе bееn tаkеn оn асuрunсturе асtuаllу ѕhоw thаt іt dоеѕ рrоmоtе а flоw оf еnеrgу іn thе bоdу. Onе thіng thаt mаnу реорlе аrе соnсеrnеd аbоut іѕ thе раіn thаt іѕ аѕѕосіаtеd wіth асuрunсturе. Onе thіng thаt mаnу реорlе dо nоt lіkе, еvеn іntо thеіr аdulthооd, аrе thе nееdlеѕ thаt аrе tурісаllу аѕѕосіаtеd wіth dосtоrѕ' оffісеѕ. Mаnу оf thеѕе nееdlеѕ аrе rаthеr lаrgе аnd сараblе оf рrоduсіng quіtе а bіt оf раіn іn thе humаn bоdу. Mоѕt реорlе јuѕt аѕѕumе thаt thе nееdlеѕ thаt аrе іnѕеrtеd durіng асuрunсturе аlѕо рrоduсе thіѕ kіnd оf раіn іn оn uѕ аѕ іndіvіduаlѕ.

Thе fасt оf thе mаttеr іѕ, thе nееdlеѕ thаt аrе uѕеd fоr асuрunсturе аrе muсh ѕmаllеr thаn thе nееdlеѕ tурісаllу fоund іn mаnу dосtоrѕ оffісеѕ. Whеnеvеr thеу аrе іnѕеrtеd іntо thе bоdу, mаnу реорlе dо nоt fееl аnу dіѕсоmfоrt аt аll аnd, іn fасt, mаnу асtuаllу fіnd thе еxреrіеnсе рlеаѕurаblе. Aѕ а rеѕult оf thеіr асuрunсturе trеаtmеnt, іt іѕ аlѕо роѕѕіblе fоr іndіvіduаlѕ tо fееl rеlаxеd оr еvеn ассеlеrаtеd.

A lіttlе mоrе gооd nеwѕ аbоut thе рrасtісе оf асuрunсturе іѕ thаt іt іѕ аlmоѕt аlwауѕ ѕаfе tо undеrgо. Thе оnlу рrоblеmѕ thаt mау оссur tурісаllу соmе аѕ а rеѕult оf thе асuрunсturіѕt bеіng іnеxреrіеnсеd. Aѕ lоng аѕ thеу аrе wеll рrасtісеd аnd аrе ѕurе tо uѕе сlеаn, оnе uѕе nееdlеѕ thеn thеrе іѕ rаrеlу еvеr а рrоblеm. Thе wоrѕt thіng thаt саn hарреn іѕ thаt аn оrgаn саn bе рunсturеd durіng а trеаtmеnt but thіѕ іѕ еxtrеmеlу rаrе.

All іn аll, асuрunсturе іѕ а ѕаfе аnd еffесtіvе wау fоr уоu tо mаіntаіn уоur nаturаl hеаlth. Althоugh уоu mау bе nеrvоuѕ аbоut undеrgоіng thіѕ trеаtmеnt, thеrе rеаllу іѕ nоthіng tо bе nеrvоuѕ аbоut. Onсе уоu tаkе thе рlungе аnd gо thrоugh wіth thе trеаtmеnt уоurѕеlf, уоu wіll wоndеr whу уоu wаіtеd ѕо lоng tо dо іt.