Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments

Acupuncture Treatments

Depending my knowledge and experience, the Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal therapy for follow diseases and health conditons, is effectively helpful, or have obviously benefits.

Pain relief / management:

Migraine Headaches, Sinusitis Headache, Cluster Headaches, optical migraine, stress headaches, vascular headaches

Back pain, lower back pain, Sciatica, herniated disk, Degenerative Disc Disease

Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis hand pain, chronic wrist pain, hand finger pain, wrist pain

Neck pain, rotator cuff pain, shoulder pain, whiplash pain

Knee pain, osteoarthritis knee

Foot pain, heel pain, Ankle pain

Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism: Weight loss, overweight and obesity

Men's Health Issues:

Erectile Dysfunction(ED), Premature Ejaculation, Impotence, Decreased Libido

Prostate Disorders: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostatitis

Women's Health Issues:

Infertility, improve Ivf success rate

Menstrual Disorder: Menstrual Cramps, heavy menstruation, irregular periods, breast tenderness, painful menstrual periods, prolonged menstruation, menstrual headaches, pms

Menopause and Hot flash: night sweats, pre menopause, post menopause, early menopause

Uterine prolapse,Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Addiction: stop smoking, alcohol abuse, Sugar Addiction, chocolate addiction

Stress management:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Energy healing, Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia:

Digestive Disorders:

Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia

Heartburn, acid reflux, stomach gas, esophagus hernia

Gastritis, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, stomach pain

Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, bowel gas, ulcerative colitis, chronic colitis, chronic diarrhea, colitis, colon irritable.

Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders:

Frequent Urination, bladder control problem, bed wetting, enuresis, incontinence

Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders:

Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, Rhinitis, allergy rhinitis, chronic rhinitis

Aging related Hearing Loss and Deafness

Skin Disorders:

Eczemas, rashes, ashes, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, contact eczema, allergic eczema, eczema itch

Neurological Disorders:

Stroke recover, Bell's palsy (Facial palsy), Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders

Cancer: Cancer Recovery after surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Lung and Airway Disorders:

Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Bronchitis, smoking bronchitis, chronic cough

Autoimmune Disorders:

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Hypatitis B, C, Rheumatoid arthritis

Pain Center

Pain is more common reason people visits acupuncture clinic in China and US, in history and now. Acupuncture is naturally, safety and effective treatment for pain relief and pain management; follow pain conditions are mostly have effective result by acupuncture therapy.

Lower Back Pain

Back pain in the lower back or low back pain is not a specific disease, it is a symptom that may occur from a variety of different processes. In up to 85% of people with low back pain, despite a thorough medical examination, no specific cause of the pain can be identified.

Back Pain and Acupuncture therapy

In the early stage of low back pain, acupuncture mostly have good result for relief the pain, many acute low back pains can be reliefed after first treatment with one or few needles. The chronic back pain or stiffness may improve after few time of the treatment, some take more long time to get benefit. Acupuncture also can do pain management by couple times treatment between a year.

The None Primary low back pain, acupuncture therapy may relief the pain but need original cause treatment for like osteoporosis, arthritis or tumor.


Neck Pain

Signs and symptoms

Neck pain takes many forms. Signs and symptoms of neck pain may include:


Like situation in low back pain, acute, early stage of pain onset or injury will be easy to cure or improve, in chronic or with long history, may need more long time to improve the pain. Now, more common cause is the stress, people work on computer with too long time.

Foot Pain, Ankle Pain and Heel Pain

Foot pain can be caused by:

The more often cause of foot problem in my office is heel and ankle pain by stress, over weight or injury, if foot pain related with low back pain, may need treatment both foot and low back pain.

Knee Pain

Knee pain usually results from overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, or inadequate stretching. Simple causes of knee pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for knee problems.

Knee pain can be caused by:

The chronic arthritis knee pain is very common in over weight and senior people, compare with other kind of treatment like pain medicine or surgery, acupuncture therapy is a safety and effective method to relief pain and management.

Case Study

Arthralgia syndrome (rheumatoid arthritis)

Male 48 years old, patients suffering from joint pain since 1998, climate change intensified, laboratory tests and other indicators of a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate, unhealed after treatment. Right knee surgery was null and void. Suddenly in June this year, knee swelling, pain, stiffness, unable to walk. Examination, pulse soft and fast, tongue red, greasy tongue fur, not fever, facial pain, knee swelling, tenderness. Meridian examination: Kidney channel points gaohuangshu allergic reaction, Hand-Foot-Yangming Meridian Hegu, quchi, zusanli, there is tenderness response to points outside the court, spleen Yin Ling Quan, gongsun points tenderness reaction, the liver channel has been Taichong Point tenderness reaction. Described above wind, cold, wet into arthritis course of time, complex sense of hot and humid summer, evil from the heat of its pathogenesis, mainly in kidney, patients located in the knee. Governance in order to heat dehumidification, through the channel qi flow.

Prescription: ① gaohuang, Hegu, Taichong, Yin Ling Quan, Zusanli.
② gaohuang, ququan, waiting, gongsun.

After treatment: According to Point kidney has been giving of treatment, cleaning Spleen Meridian. Day rotation between acupoints inside and outside the knees every time the first prick in and out xiyan, leaving needles for 15 minutes. 5 clinic, the swelling and pain totally disappeared, tenderness response weakened. 10 cases after, walking as usual, joints pain, tenderness reaction disappeared. There are only slight tenderness huanshu, home to the intradermal needle observed by the end of September the same year, no recurrence.

Shoulder Pain


The tendons pass underneath a rigid bony arch in the shoulder. The most common cause of shoulder pain is when the tendons become trapped under this arch. The compressed tendons become inflamed or damaged, a condition called rotator cuff tendinitis. This can occur from general wear and tear as you get older, an activity that requires constant shoulder use like baseball pitching, or an injury.

Shoulder pain can also be due to:

Injury and Frozen shoulder syndrome are more common type can see in my office. Frozen shoulder syndrome is more often happen to people age around fifty years old, because the aging process, in China also called "fifty shoulders".

Wrist Pain and Hand Pain


Most wrist pain comes from arthritis or an injury to your wrist joint, but certain systemic diseases can also affect the bones and tissues in your wrist. These include diabetes, gout, Paget's disease, leukemia, scleroderma and lupus erythematosus.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing. The condition occurs most often in people 30 to 60 years old, and is more common in women than men.

Some of the conditions associated with carpal tunnel syndrome include:


Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Many things can make elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. This is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf, so another name is tennis elbow, also possible get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.
Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

Like situation in neck and shoulder pain, now, more common cause in wrist and hand pain is overused hands in computer key board. Acupuncture needle can help a lot for pain relief and management.

Migraine Headache

A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.

Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. An aura is a group of symptoms, usually vision disturbances, that serve as a warning sign that a bad headache is coming. Most people, however, do not have such warning signs.


Migraine attacks may be triggered by:


Migraine headaches, which can be dull or severe, usually:

Symptoms accompanying migraines include:

Warning signs (auras) that can precede a migraine include seeing stars or zigzag lines, tunnel vision, or a temporary blind spot.

Symptoms that may linger even after the migraine has gone away include:

Acupuncture treats the primary headache have quite effective result, some case in acute headache attack: the therapy may relief pain soon. Also, acupuncture help maintain and prevent headache.

Case Study

Migraine Headache

The disease mostly evil heat stagnation in Shaoyang meridians, upstream in the head and caused headaches. Treatment of the disease mainly through the remote points to take Shaoyang channel. Before treatment to take Hand-Shaoyang Sanjiao Zhigou points, such as pain after needle not immediately disappear, then add a little by the Guanming points, or foot Shaoyang Zhulingqi. Severe migraine, after more than Acupuncture treatment is still more than those who can be treated with the Feng-chi point. In order to dredge through the local Qi flow. Treatment practices in order to raise a combination of interpolation and Twist reducing method. Use through the photo is, according to three methods to promote needle flu (along by a sense of mass) to the cardiac conduction,mostly can be received pain only immediately.

Shaoyang headache (migraine headaches)

34-year-old woman, staff, the right half of a headache for four years, on and off, drowsy and affect   life and work. Has been the subject of Cerebral blood flow diagram, diagnosis: vascular tension increased. EEG blood pressure were normal. Loss of appetite can be, more than urine, constipation, headache, but connect with menstruation. Check: pulse strings, thin, red tongue fur is thin, looking red and clear talk. Have press pain on points zulinqi, Taichong, Hegu. Dialectical part of hepatobiliary inflame fire up, cause headache and constipation. Pathogenesis mainly in the bile and location in head. Governance in order to dredge liver channel, Reduce Pathogenic Fire pass through.
Prescription, zulinqi, Taichong, Hegu, waiting.

After the treatment: clear after liver and gallbladder, according to Point has facilities needles. Prick the right, left left needle 5 minutes, every 5 minutes Twist 1. After attending two headache, dizziness mitigation; three visits head is not painful; four times stool as usual; five attending systemic light, the reaction weakened, continued to needle five times, tenderness reaction to disappear, clinical cure. Have been months, no more headache relapse .

Headache (vascular headaches)

Male, 29 years old. Alcohol. Drinking a week ago the following day, sudden pain in the head, cerebrospinal fluid tests shown normal, take sedatives medication invalid. In patients with sane, headache was paroxysmal, in order to attack both sides of the taiyan points, ear and post-occipital even worse, can not be tolerated, tongue dull red, moss yellow, tight pulse. The Ophthalmoscope examination

fundus (-). Tip: cerebral artery blood supply worse. Diagnosis: the hot and humid on brain. Governance in order to clear heat humid, pass through the channel and stop pain.
Prescription: fengchi, wangu, tianzhu, taiyan, yingtan , sanyinjiao , renzhong.
Treatment Path: after acupuncture treatment twice, illness largely subsided,     a week later clear leader. Consolidation treatment recovery week.

This card legislation, according to the meridian theory that pain location is for the hands, feet and foot Shaoyang meridians, so the incidence of prescriptions taken by the points as above to clear leader and stop pain.

Face pain (trigeminal neuralgia)

55 years old men, from three months ago, right facial pain, showing paroxysmal attack, 10 to 20 times a day, severe pain, the very in the knife. A particular doctor diagnosed as trigeminal neuralgia, treatment is not effective. Search: The patient suffering face with color yellow, red tongue, yellow tongue fur, pulse a few strings. This is Sanyang channel hot on the head and face on the result, after channel Qi energy stagnation, so the pain can not be banned.

Treatment to pass through the channel Qi energy and clear hot.

Prescription points: Neiting.

After the treatment: diagonal stabbing a 45-degree angle 0.5-0.8-cun, with twisting method, pay attention to pass Qi energy to regulate menstruation. Themselves as having a sense of slightly cool feeling from the legs up into the abdomen lateral to the stomach, to the cheek and the mouth. Three times the symptoms greatly reduced, but every time only 2-3 times slightly pain, needle treatment 7 times the symptoms disappeared completely. After manipulation of needle technical, the patient quickly to alleviate the pain.

Face pain is stomach Yangming channel real hot, up-through in the head and face. Governance in order to clear evil hot and pass through the air, supplemented by appropriate manipulation, they can be played good efficiency.

Acupuncture Aging Center

2000 years ago reveals a fable in China, the Emperor Qin ShiHuang sent 500 boys and girls led by a Taoist priest boated toward the sun rise palace to look for the immortal herbal medicine for the emperor. Unfortunately the emperor didn't live long enough for them to come back. Even now some people still believe that the progenies of that 500 boys and girls still walk on earth.

1990s, when I was PhD student in the Department of Senescence Biology, Kyoto University, Japan, I heard some private conversations after conferences, "are you trying to get people to live a longer life of 100 or 200 years?", the answer is "No, our goal is to understanding the aging, to hope we live a healthier and high quality of senor life." In my opinion the concept of anti-aging is not the power of immortality, but that of betterment to our aging process.

The Chinese have a history of pursuing anti-aging, wellness, or long for all the region and group of people. We practiced the concept of Qigong, Taiji, herbal medicine treatments, acupuncture, and the harmony of warm and cold property of food to fit different body types. Modern science discovered the specific genes like aging -1 in worms and the theory of calorie restriction diet for anti-aging. However, I have always thought about "what is the process of aging?" and "what is the cross point for both Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern science to understand the aging process?" It is important to realize for the second question that the target and goal is the same, the human body. Now we understand the fundamentals of aging including genetics, environments and life styles, it is important for us to realize all these elements make up the process of aging.

The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a principle theory to understanding the human body and aging. To my understandings, the keyword of the theory is Qi energy. Negative factors such as stresses, diseases, aging will harm the Qi energy when we get sick, become stressed out and deteriorate from aging. Through the negative factors the Qi energy will be weakened, and finally all the Qi energy will be lost and the life will come to an end. The acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and traditional exercises training such as Qigong, Taiji, Bagua, or Xinyi, all are treatments of Qi energy. These practices will cultivate, smoothen the flow of Qi energy. This way the Qi energy will flow stronger through the channel of our bodies. The body "channel" is a TCM conception that is similar to that of a highway network connection that links each parts of our body. This way we will provide maintenance to our health, and a brake to the process of aging. If the Qi energy is sufficient in the whole body and local organ system, all the symptoms are possible for improvement, such as chronic fatigue, pain management, memory loss, sexual problem, constipation and loss of bladder control.

We say that mostly aging health problems are the result of insufficient and weakness of the Qi energy. Memory loss, chronic fatigue, and various pain problems are the common symptoms that can occur to the elderly. Thus the acupuncture treatments or Chinese herbal medicines have to concentrate on the whole body to supplement the Qi energy. When the entire body's condition has improved, the specific problem will be improved too. For example, in case of foot pain, treatments involve combination of inserting acupuncture needles into foot and additional needle and herbal treatment for some other body organs. This way the treatments will not only solve the problem of foot pain, but also the Qi energy will receive more effective results. Additionally, the traditional therapy or exercises combining medication may be helpful for individuals to manage their health.

Risk of diseases is increase through the aging process, and various diseases are more common to target the elder people (senior). The diseases include cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease. The following are some typical changes we can expect when we get older.

Cardiovascular System

Elder people's heart muscle will be less efficient pump, and the blood vessels become less elastic. Hardened fatty deposits may form on the walls of your arteries (atherosclerosis), narrowing the passageway through the vessels. This can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension).

Now few theories try to explain the relationship of aging process of cardiovascular: oxidative stress appears to be the primary explanation for aging in the cardiovascular system. Hypertension, diabetes and insulin resistance, which are associated with aging, contribute to vascular malfunction, altering the aging mechanisms of blood vessels.

Bones, muscles and joints

The bones reach maximum mass between ages 25 and 35, when increase of age, bone density will gradual loss, bone become weakens and more susceptible to fracture (osteoporosis). Muscles, tendons and joints generally lose some strength and flexibility too.

Common kinds of Arthritis


Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells, also call malignancy because the cell tends to growth in an uncontrolled way, to metastasize (spread).

Cancer is primarily a disease of aging, about ten times more likely than younger persons to develop cancer, because of their longer exposure to carcinogens: pollution, radiation, tobacco, sun, alcohol, wrong diet, chemical or physical irritation and stress.

Other hands, because the body DNA repair function less effective as we grow older. I would like to believe the life style and aging are more important factors in cancer development.

For cancer prevention, take care the health life style and avoid risk factors, cancer-causing agents in the environment and the workplace. Have good health maintain, righter diet, stress management and exercises, and get help to treatment illness or uncomfortable in early. Because mostly cancers are a result of many years development, so to prevention of cancer, we need do some things for our body start from now.

Life After Cancer

Cancer patients after surgery to prevent metastasis and recurrence of residual tumor?   The face of long-term radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the patient how to deal with unbearable?   In addition to surgery and radiotherapy and chemotherapy in addition, can with other treatments to increase the patient's energy?   Now, in line with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment, is being more accepted.

In general, cancer mortality rates for two reasons: early diagnosis of low and high rate of recurrence and metastasis.   According to statistics, death within one year after surgery 80% of cancer patients died of recurrence and metastasis Therefore, Increase the body's own immune system , which can effectively remove residual tumor cells in vivo, will help cancer patients live long-term health after cancer.

Today, effective anti-cancer understandable way, while by surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, tumor eradication, while from the immune, endocrine, neurological, metabolic and other point of an integrated intervention force with the body's own cancer cells or cause cancer cells to clear, or   minimize the possibility of carcinogenesis.   The best treatment of the cancer is cancer prevention, should be following the surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy after traditional treatment.   Efficacy through a comprehensive, effective way to boost anti-tumor immune response, killing tumor cells; reduce bone marrow suppression, elevated white blood cells, reduce chemotherapy induced ulcers, inflammation and other side effects and improve tolerance and effectiveness of radiotherapy and chemotherapy; etc., to improve the quality of life in patients after cancer and prolong survival.  

Kidneys, bladder and urinary tract

With increase of age, kidneys become less efficient in removing waste from bloodstream. Some conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and some medications may damage kidneys more.

About 30 percent of people age 65 and older experience a loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence). Incontinence also more common happens people have a number of health problems, such as obesity, frequent constipation and chronic cough.

Women are more likely than men to have incontinence, because the menopause might experience stress incontinence. In men, incontinence may caused by an enlarged prostate (BPH, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), which can block the urethra.

Brain and nervous system

Memory loss is common condition in elder people, because the number of brain cells (neurons) decreases with age. Other as reflexes becomes slower, and less of coordinate.


There are two major types of strokes. The most common kind (ischemic) is caused by blood clots or the narrowing of a blood vessel (artery) leading to the brain. The clot keeps blood from flowing into other regions of the brain and prevents needed oxygen and nutrients from reaching brain cells in these regions. The second major kind of stroke (hemorrhagic) happens when a broken blood vessel (artery) causes bleeding in the brain. This break also stops oxygen and nutrients from reaching brain cells. Acupuncture therapy is more common treatment for stroke recovery in China, for improve balance, coordination, pain, and speech.


With age, sexual needs and performance may decrease. Vaginal dryness problem and painful sexual may common in women, because the less elastic of vaginas walls. Impotence or electric dysfunction (ED) becomes more common in men as age over 65.

Other Aging Problems

Cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are the most common problems of aging eyes.

Tea loss, mouth feels drier and gums have pulled back (receded).

Hearing loss, Constipation.

Skin thins and becomes less elastic and more fragile. Less of natural oils may make skin drier and more wrinkled. Age spots can occur, and skin tags are more common

By age 75, some people find that themselves waking up several times each night.

Because metabolism generally slows, body burns fewer calories, and decreased activity, resulting in unwanted weight gain in some older peoples.


Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Lots of couples have infertility problems. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause is found.

Causes of female infertility

The most common causes of female infertility include fallopian tube damage or blockage, endometriosis, ovulation disorders, elevated prolactin, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), early menopause, benign uterine fibroids and pelvic adhesions.

Other health condition also causes or associated with female infertility: some medications, thyroid problems, radiation and chemotherapy.

Causes of male infertility

Impaired sperm count or mobility: like impaired shape and movement of sperm, low sperm concentration, varicocele, undescended testicle, testosterone deficiency (male hypogonadism), Genetic defects, Infections.

Impaired delivery of sperm: sexual issues, problem with sexual intercourse or technique may affect fertility, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), or psychological or relationship problems can contribute to infertility. Other like retrograde ejaculation, blockage of epididymis or ejaculatory ducts, no semen (ejaculate), misplaced urinary opening (hypospadias), anti-sperm antibodies.

General health and lifestyle issues: emotional stress, obesity, alcohol and drugs, and overexposure to certain environmental elements.

Acupuncture treatment for infertility

This is a nature therapy for infertility; in general, the principle idea is:

  1. Treatment reproductive system local problems, like female's menstrual circle problem, hormone balance, chronic infection etc; in men, for example, treatment with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and improve the sperm delivery, sperm count and quality.
  2. Treatment whole body's health condition and wellness in both male and female. Some may need treatment for both local reproductive system and whole body health condition in same time.

The treatment in my office usually uses both needle acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, success pregnant mostly after 6 months to one year.

Depending on science paper and news report, acupuncture therapy may help increase the success rate of IVF, so some day the Gynecology doctor and acupuncturist work together may be open new way for infertility treatment.

Acupuncture and infertility

Acupuncture for infertility promises miraculous cure even where modern scientific methods fail to work. Being a Chinese remedy , Acupuncture might conjure a feeling of dark rooms, hushed voices and incessant pains for pricking of needles. But it is not the case when you go to treat your infertility syndrome with Acupuncture . It, on the other hand, promises complete relaxation and instant cure from infertility .

Acupuncture is based on Chinese methods. The Chinese people believed that to remain healthy , energy should flow in a balanced way throughout your body. Whenever there is a blockage in the flow of that energy , inflammations will occur leading to severe pains and several types of diseases . Since energy flows the meridian points, so Acupuncture inserts needles in different parts of the body to make energy flow smoothly. Placing needles on certain points unblocks the energy points. This reduces the particular type of disease.

What Acupuncture treatment will suit you?

A close research on Acupuncture and infertility shows that treatment depends from person to person. However, you should visit the doctor, state your problem and know what Acupuncture diseases is right for you. Suggest every detail of your physical condition to the doctor and then go for particular Acupuncture remedy. Whether you are suffering from low sperm count , bad quality egg, miscarriage problems, troubling ovulation or blocked Fallopian tubes , Acupuncture has a remedy for all.

Acupuncture is best for those people who have already undergone various treatments without any effective results. It is also appropriate for those who do not want to undergo any costly fertility treatments . It is a safe, easy, reliable and painless method that provides fast relief from infertility . Acupuncture for infertility includes pricking of needles in the earlobes, eyebrows, eyelids, ears and fingertips. After the needles are pricked, the patient has to relax for 30 to 45 minutes. Acupuncture guarantees complete cure from infertility by just 3-4 regular sessions.

Other Chinese herbal treatments

Acupuncture for infertility can include auricular, electrified or manual treatments. Electrified means using of electric needles to cure pains and obstacles. Auricular treatment involving pricking of needles in the ears and earlobes is an alternative therapy for female infertility due to hormone disorders . Another method used during Acupuncture treatments for infertility includes usage of Chinese herbal medicines. Hachimijiogan is a Chinese herb that subsequently reduces serum prolactin level and results in normal ovulatory cycle and pregnancy . However, using rhubarb, endometriotic pill No 1 and Hochuekkito also reduces pelvic pain and intercourse pain , removes blood stasis , disintegrates mass and leads to purgation of serums.

Acupuncture works for infertility by increasing the production of endorphins or brain chemicals that help to reduce stress . It also improves blood supply to the ovaries , and the uterus . This makes it easier for the uterus to nourish a fetus and reduce the risk of miscarriage effectively. Atlanta Acupuncture for infertility pregnancy suggests that the sessions stimulates the central nervous systems causing neurotransmitters and neurophormones to be released, thus reducing infertility effectively.

Weight Loss and Ear Stapling

The terms "overweight" and "obesity" refer to a person's overall body weight and where the extra weight comes from. Overweight is having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat, and/or water. Obesity is having a high amount of extra body fat. The most useful measure of overweight and obesity is the body mass index (BMI). BMI is based on height and weight and is used for adults, children, and teens.

Energy Balance

For most people, overweight and obesity are caused by not having energy balance. Weight is balanced by the amount of energy or calories you get from food and drinks equaling the energy your body uses for things like breathing, digesting, and being physically active.

Simply say is eat too much and lack of exercises.

Other Causes

Physical Inactivity, Environment, Genes and Family History, Health Conditions, Medicines, Emotional Factors, Smoking, Age, Pregnancy, Lack of Sleep

Ear Stapling FAQ

What is Ear Stapling

Ear stapling is a new acupuncture technique, the procedure by which a surgical skin stainless steel staple is placed in one or each ear at specific auricular acupuncture points, for treatment with weight loss, smoking cessation, stop drinking alcohol, sugar cravings, and other healthcare problems.

After have the staples, mostly peoples feeling the suppressed appetite, not much hungry, eat less because the stomach easy feeling full; some peoples also found the changed taste, so will be stop or less the dringking, smoking or sweet food.

Risks of the ear stapling

A less than 5% risk of ear stapling is irritation or infection on a stapled local skin area, which mostly occur 7 days after the stapling process. mostly becouse peoples have tried to touch the staple.

How to avoid or lessen the infection after ear stapling

Use proper method to clean the staple daily with alcohol, sea breeze or peroxide, and apply a light coating of antibiotic ointment such as neosporin over the staple.  Don’t stimulate the staple with unclean stufff.

What to do when local ear skin infection occur?

Remove the staple immediately. You can visit my office, your family doctor’s office or any MD’s office. If you need service out of my office hours, try to call Dr. Chen, Yongfang’s office. They open 7 days a week, and their phone number is (713) 995-8886.

How long can ear stapling last?

It can last from weeks to months, mostly between 1-2 months.  Traumas and/or infections can shorten the period. Because the body will get used to the stimulation of the staple, the effect will wears off, and since each person's body is unique, the effective length of staple can vary in individuals.

History of auricular acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM, that include acupuncture, herbal medicine and others like Tai Ji/Tai Chi, Qigong etc;) uses auricular (out ear) for diagnosis and acupuncture therapy. Auricular acupuncture has been historically used for long time. Fifty years ago, there has been a boom for auricular acupuncture research and clinic treatment in China. At the same time, one French named P. Nogier published his first auricular acupoints map that had about 40 points, and that indicated the beginning of acknowledgement of auricular acupuncture in the western world.

Use surgical skin staple for auricular acupuncture therapy is a good idea. It has developed from traditional auricular acupuncture technology. Medical science is often getting advance from theory to technology, acupuncture is same. If not, acupuncturist should be still use animal bone needle like 3,000 years ago. For avoid or less the infection risk, acupuncturist have to follow the clean staple/needle technical and education of prevent infection with client.

Mechanism of ear stapling for weight loss

By TCM theory, three major channels are directly connected with auricular from inside of the body (organs). This means that the auricular is a sensitive body part. The staple is stapled at the ear’s digest organ area. Usually, stimulation in these auricular acupoints will result in suppression of appetite, taste change (stop or less sweet food, also maybe have other function in digest and metabolism system.

Other Treatments

Neurological Disorders:

Stroke recover, Bell's palsy (Facial palsy), Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders

Men's Health Issues:

Erectile Dysfunction(ED), Premature Ejaculation, Impotence, Decreased Libido

Prostate Disorders: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostatitis

Women's Health Issues:

Menstrual Disorder: Menstrual Cramps, heavy menstruation, irregular periods, breast tenderness, painful menstrual periods, prolonged menstruation, menstrual headaches, pms

Menopause and Hot flash: night sweats, pre menopause, post menopause, early menopause

Uterine prolapse,Pelvic Inflammatory Disease


stop smoking, alcohol abuse, Sugar Addiction, chocolate addiction

Stress management: 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Energy healing, Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia:

Digestive Disorders:

Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia

Heartburn, acid reflux, stomach gas, esophagus hernia

Gastritis, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, stomach pain

Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, bowel gas, ulcerative colitis, chronic colitis, chronic diarrhea, colitis, colon irritable.

Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders:

Frequent Urination, bladder control problem, bed wetting, enuresis, incontinence

Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders:

Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, Rhinitis, allergy rhinitis, chronic rhinitis

Aging related Hearing Loss and Deafness

Skin Disorders:

Eczemas, rashes, ashes, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, contact eczema, allergic eczema, eczema itch

Lung and Airway Disorders:

Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Bronchitis, smoking bronchitis, chronic cough

Autoimmune Disorders:

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Hypatitis B, C, Rheumatoid arthritis