Jing~River Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

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Traditional Acupuncture
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the following conditions can benefit from acupuncture: 
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • indigestion
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • neurosis
  • cataracts
  • poor vision
  • toothaches
  • gingivitis
  • tinnitus
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • menopause
  • infertility
  • addictions
  • athletic performance 
  • blood pressure
  • chronic fatigue
  • immune system disorders
  • stress reduction
  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • common cold
  • sinusitis
  • smoking cessation
  • tonsillitis
  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • muscle pain
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle cramping
  • sciatica
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • bladder dysfunction
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • post-operative pain 
The photo above shows Dr.Jing working in China, using traditional acupuncture needles for a paralysis patient.

Dr. Jing specializes in:

Women's Health
  • infertility
  • menopause
  • ovarian cysts
  • depression
Immure Disorders:
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • skin disorders
Pain Relief: 
  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • headaches/migraines
  • shoulder pain
  • sciatica.
Also:
  • smoking cessation
  • face lifting

Dr. Jing worked in China.

Typically, sessions are as follows: 
  1. Dr. Jing will see you for an initial diagnosis and treatment (one and a half hours) which includes a discussion of your symptoms, a pulse and tongue examination and diagnostic acupressure.
  2. Dr. Jing will then design a custom treatment plan for you and then proceed with the first acupuncture treatment. 
  3. A subsequent session will be scheduled following your initial treatment (one hour) which includes an evaluation of your response to the initial treatment, a second pulse and tongue examination, and a secondary acupuncture treatment. 
  4. Dr. Jing will recommend a plan for follow-up maintenance.  This can include having a once-a-month treatment to regulate your energy flow.
Dr. Jing uses only the highest quality “SEIRIN” needles, made in Japan. SEIRIN needles are the most painless needles available.

Dr. Jing’s treatment may include alternative additional Chinese traditional therapies such as Cupping, Gua Sha, and Tui Na depending on your condition.

        

The photo above shows Dr.Jing using the Cupping method as part of treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
FAQs


What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971.

The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.

How widely is it used in the US?
In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. The report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 stated that acupuncture is being "widely" practiced--by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners--for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions.1 According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey--the largest and most comprehensive survey of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)A group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, and alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. use by American adults to date--an estimated 8.2 million U.S. adults had ever used acupuncture, and an estimated 2.1 million U.S. adults had used acupuncture in the previous year.

What does acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.

Is acupuncture safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used and that they be labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only.

Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. Still, complications have resulted from inadequate sterilization of needles and from improper delivery of treatments. Practitioners should use a new set of disposable needles taken from a sealed package for each patient and should swab treatment sites with alcohol or another disinfectant before inserting needles. When not delivered properly, acupuncture can cause serious adverse effects, including infections and punctured organs.

Does acupuncture work?
According to the NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture, there have been many studies on acupuncture's potential usefulness, but results have been mixed because of complexities with study design and size, as well as difficulties with choosing and using placebos or sham acupuncture. However, promising results have emerged, showing efficacy of acupuncture, for example, in adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain. There are other situations--such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low-back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma--in which acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program. An NCCAM-funded study recently showed that acupuncture provides pain relief, improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee, and serves as an effective complement to standard care. Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful.

How might acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of traditional Chinese medicine A whole medical system that originated in China. It is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. Practices such as herbs, meditation, massage, and acupuncture seek to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang balance and the flow of qi. (TCM).
In the TCM system of medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yangThe concept of two opposing yet complementary forces described in traditional Chinese medicine. Yin represents cold, slow, or passive aspects of the person, while yang represents hot, excited, or active aspects. A major theory is that health is achieved through balancing yin and yang and disease is caused by an imbalance leading to a blockage in the flow of qi.. Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. Among the major assumptions in TCM are that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a "balanced state" and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qiIn traditional Chinese medicine, the vital energy or life force proposed to regulate a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang. (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. It is believed that there are 12 main meridians and 8 secondary meridians and that there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body that connect with them.

Preclinical studies have documented acupuncture's effects, but they have not been able to fully explain how acupuncture works within the framework of the Western system of medicine that is commonly practiced in the United States. It is proposed that acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones and, thus, affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, such as immune reactions and processes that regulate a person's blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature.

Will it be covered by my insurance?

Acupuncture is one of the CAM therapies that are more commonly covered by insurance. However, you should check with your insurer before you start treatment to see whether acupuncture will be covered for your condition and, if so, to what extent. Some insurance plans require preauthorization for acupuncture.

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