Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

What is the cost of treatment?

The cost of treatment depends on what is needed, insurance coverage, and the length of course of treatment. For details please contact our office at (209)898-7525.

What does the initial visit look like?

The first visit includes a consultation and treatment lasting about 1.5 hours.

Patients are asked to bring all relevant medical documents and lab test results plus complete lists of medications and supplements. Once those are reviewed, a holistic and energetic assessment is done. This includes: observation, listening, questioning, and palpation based on Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on the pulse energy and the medical qigong process of scanning for disharmonies in the different energy centers and meridians. Once the energy layers of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual are examined the presenting signs and symptoms are explained based on integrative theory and treatment protocols determined.

An acupuncture treatment is then followed.

What does an acupuncture treatment include?

It is typically an acupuncture session together with other adjunct therapies: medical qigong, cupping, guasa, herbal application, nutrition/exercise/meditation advice depending on individual need.

What does the follow up visit look like?

It is 1h long acupuncture treatment, with adjunct therapies per individual need.

What is acupuncture?
It is the practice of insertion of sterilized, disposable, thin needles in specific places in body to activate different natural body reactions for different benefits. Learn more about Acupuncture by visiting our Acupuncture page.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture is beneficial for all body systems: digestive, hormonal, blood circulation, immune, sketeto- muscular, skin, ligaments, bones, nerves, reproductive, and more.

Many ailments can be helped include: pain, stress, anxiety, depression ,insomnia, indigestion, fatigue, irregular menstruation, infertility, allergies, eczema, and more.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

It is a complete system of natural medicine and physical therapies based on ancient principles originated in China. TCM includes acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, herbal medicine, qigong, nutrition, and many auxiliary modalities such as cupping, scrapping, and bone-setting.

Do the needles hurt?

It feels like a pinch or pull on the hair. Most people’s fear go away after 1 session.

What are the requirements before treatments?

Make sure to have a bite to eat before treatment. A small number of people feel like fainting while receiving acupuncture with an empty stomach.

Wear comfortable loose clothing that can be rolled up without constricting blood flow.

What to do after treatment?

Drink from 1-3 glasses of water after treatment and generally avoid excessive exercise, drinking, partying or stressful situations.

What to expect after treatment?

General relaxation, feeling of well being, feeling less pain, feel more grounded, feel more energized, feel more tired and sleepy.

What to expect during treatment?

Feeling more pain-which means the circulation is getting through blockages.

Feeling emotional-which means emotional blockages are releasing

Feeling light or floating on bed-the body is deeply relaxed

Feeling euphoric-the body releases endorphin, naturally pain killers hundreds of time stronger than

painkiller drugs such as morphine.

What is Tuina?

Tuina is Chinese Therapeutic Massage

What is Medical Qigong?

Specific energetic techniques performed to adjust the body bioelectricity to clear blockages and optimize

functions. The techniques includes gentle touch, guided imagery, mind-body connection, and special

mudra healing symbols.

What is Mudra Healing?

It is an ancient and esoteric healing practice learned, practiced clinically, and taught by Dr. On. Mudras

are enegetic hand symbols which can activate certain body energetic functions. They are part of a spiritual

practice in many cultures.

What is a “Healing Crisis”?

It is a phenomenon recognized by many health professionals where during the initial stage of treatment, patients experience worsening of symptoms before they get better. This is generally safe and means that the body is reacting to the treatment. However healing crisis should only last for a few sessions, if this drag on more than this then re-evaluation and modification of treatment is needed.

What are the side effects of acupuncture?

There are few but minor bleeding, bruising, and swelling does happen which soon stops or goes away.

Occasionally fainting, tired and sleepy, or feeling their symptoms worsening in the first few sessions (healing

crisis)

What are the side effects of massage?

Occasionally feeling their symptoms worse in the first few sessions (healing crisis)

What are the side effects of medical Qigong?

There are no adverse side effects to medical Qigong, although the gentle therapy can be powerful and the healing crisis can be part of the healing process.

What is holistic medicines?

All therapies where the whole body mind spirit is treated with natural and non harmful therapies.

What are the advantage of holistic medicine?

It works with the body, not against it.

It supports the body, not suppresses it.

It nourishes the body, not numbing it.

It uses time tested therapies that are enjoyed by millions of people over thousands of years.

It is safe and cost effective