Real, honest and quality service. A note from Dr. He

When people go to a doctor appointment, the last thing they need is a long wait time, being rushed and interrupted, lack of positive doctor/patient interaction, or to be seen by assistants instead of the doctor you have an appointment with.

I decided years ago to create a unique practice, which provides the best healing environment and warm personal interaction, like the good old days.

My top priority is to provide the best quality service with my many years of experience, up to date knowledge and 100% honesty and courtesy. In my office, you will only work with me, not assistants. I go out my way to give you full attention and focus; you will never feel rushed and interrupted.

My goal is to help you obtain a full and normal life as soon as possible. In addition to acupuncture, I also provide guidance in life style, diet and specific exercise.

Insurance & Payment

Dr. He does not process any insurance claims, but she will provide any documents needed to assist you with obtaining reimbursement from your insurance provider. She accepts cash, check, all major credit cards.

Uniqueness of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

TCM has a unique way to view the body, health and disease.

Health is a stage of balance.

Once this balance is interrupted or broken, illnesses occur.  The key of treatment is to “peel off” surface symptoms, and find out root causes of imbalance, then address it accordingly. The goal of treatment is to bring body to a balanced stage.

Views the human body as a whole.

Since our body is energetically connected, we cannot just look at one symptom without checking the entire system. For example, conditions like anxiety, seasonal allergies, insomnia and high blood pressure can be caused by some imbalance-Liver Yin deficiency.
On the contrary, Asthma can be caused by multiple reasons, such as Lung Qi deficiency, Kidney Qi deficiency or wind-heat invasion. The treatment is completely different.

Treat each patient as a unique individual.

Genetically we are very different in energy patterns; therefore some western diseases can manifests in unique ways for each person. The treatment should be done accordingly. Customized treatment is a very important aspect of the Chinese Medical system.

Prevention and well being.

There is an old saying: “The best doctors know how to prevent disease rather than treat disease”. How to prevent re-occurrence of illness is one of the key aspects of TCM systems. For example, build body energy before allergy season for allergies, treating arthritis before seasons turns, treat winter upper respiratory infection in the summer etc.

Top 10 conditions people come for acupuncture:

  • Pain management: neck pain, back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and ankle /feet pain.
  • Allergy related condition: sinus congestion, sinus infection, wheezing, cough, dizziness, and headache.  
  • Digestive problems: acid reflex, IBS, diarrhea and colitis.
  • Stress and Emotion related condition: anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, high blood pressure, palpitation etc.
  • Asthma, short of breath, and other breezing problem.
  • Fatigue and exhaustion.
  • Immune system support: frequent infection and autoimmune diseases.
  • Cancer Support:  Chemotherapy side effects, low energy, .
  • Infertility support: naturally pregnancy or during IUI/IVF procedures.
  • Energy balance: healthy in general, but do not feel well, describe as “fall apart”, “out of balance”, “feel good in the morning, cold/exhausted in afternoon” etc.

TREATMENT RELATED QUESTIONS:

Is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture uses very thin needles, as thin as human hair. If done properly, needle-like pain is rare. In general, it can be considered as a pain free procedure.

How often and how many sessions will I need?

For acute condition, many may feel significantly better after 1-2 sessions.

For chronic conditions, you may need at least 4-6 sessions as a course, then re-evaluate. Sometimes you may need 8-12 sessions in order to make a significant difference.

Ideally, patients come twice a week in the first 2-3 weeks, then stretch to once a week for a few sessions. If conditions require further treatment or maintenance, patients can come once every two or three weeks, even once a month.

For preventive treatment, such as before seasons change, before or after travel, before surgery, and before or after major life events, clients may only need 2-3 sessions, called a "tune up".

How long is an acupuncture session?

A regular acupuncture session takes about 45-60 minutes depending on how complex the treatment. After placing needles, patients need to stay on the table with needles in for at least 20-30 minutes, up to 1 hour.

During these 30 minutes, patient can sleep, meditate or listen to music. The treatment table is clean and comfortable, and the room is quiet and warm. Most importantly, YanQiu He makes sure that you feel safe and being cared for.

For the first visit as a new patient, the session may take longer than one hour, on the safe side, prepare for an hour and a half. During this session, we go over your medical history, TCM exams and diagnosis and make treatment plans.

Treatment often includes other techniques.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-Acupuncture is the use of small electrical currents through the acupuncture needles. Electro-acupuncture has been proven to reduce pain, enhance tissue healing, and significantly decrease inflammation.

Heat Lamp

Heat lamps are used in place of Moxibustion. The purpose is to apply heat to the region like the abdomen, knees and feet for pain, arthritis or fatigue.

Tui Na

Tui Na, as discussed before, is a traditional Chinese body work like massage and physical therapy. It is used after acupuncture treatment, to enhance the treatment result for a variety of muscular-skeletal conditions, such as frozen should, knee pain, back pain, neck pain etc.

Who should be careful when use acupuncture?

  • Pregnant women, or may be pregnant at the time of acupuncture treatment, certain acupuncture points should be avoided.
  • Very low platelet count or severe bleeding tendency.
  • Very low immune system, have infection tendency.
  • Have difficulty staying still for at least 20 minutes.