HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
The Medical Chinese Classics' explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others.
The meridians are influenced by needling the acupuncture points. The acupuncture needles unblock the obstruction at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities. Acupuncture can also help in the circulation of energy through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulation of the body's own natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
WHAT ARE THE ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES LIKE?
Acupuncture has an amazing history that has made it the world's oldest contemporary People experience acupuncture needles differently. Some patients feel no pain at all when the needles are inserted, and some patients experience minimal pressure. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain felt. Acupuncture needles are very thin and solid, and are made from stainless steel. The point of the needle is smooth (Acupuncture needles are smooth, not hollow like hypodermic needles. Hollow needles increases the risk of skin bruising and skin irritation.), and insertion through the skin is not as painful as injections or blood sampling.
WHAT COUNTRIES USE ACUPUNCTURE?
In terms of healing through the neuro-hormonal systems of the body, acupuncture has been proven to be one of the most effective and safest methods by countries in both Western and Eastern hemispheres. Researchers in China, Korea, Japan, India, Germany, France, Britain, Switzerland, Canada, the United States, Russia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Australia have reported marvelous results achieved by acupuncture. In addition, many nations support active research programs in the physiology and therapy of acupuncture. These countries are Russia, North and South Korea, and Japan.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. For more complex or long standing conditions, two or three treatments a week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required. For health maintenance, one treatment a month may be all that is necessary.
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me. You have no idea how you have impacted my life. Before I came to you my life was miserable. With the herbs and acupuncture I have never felt better. I have more energy and an improved quality of life. This is a miracle come true for me. It is "Unbelievable"! I can't express to you my gratitude. I had to always work my job and my personal life around my monthly cycles. I do not have to do this any longer.
I am 100% satisfied with the results. For the last 6 months I have not had to go to emergency for any injections or take my shots. I am completely off all daily medications. I no longer miss work and I am able to be with my kids. If there is anything I could ever do to help anybody out there, I would love to do so and share my own story. I only wish that all the people suffering from migraines will have the opportunity to seek your services. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!*
The results are great! Within a month, the migraines are gone and I have improved 100%. I have my life back and I feel free. I am not a slave to my headaches anymore and I can do and plan things that were limited before. My energy is up and my outlook on life is better. The staff is very caring, honest and encouraging. They are knowledgeable and explained every step and informed me.
I think that natural medicine is the way to go. My friends and family are amazed and shocked that I have no more headaches, and I have referred them to the Natural Medicine Center. Also, I brought my grandson Jonathan here for treatment. After 1 month, he is off all drug medications and he has no more asthma attacks. I think it is important to learn and understand more about natural medicine and to try it because it works.*
The results are amazing. In the first treatment, I felt a difference and from there, it got better and better. I am able to function like a normal person and I have an improved quality of life. I even lost weight – 6 pounds. Natural medicine works. The staff is wonderful, kind and friendly and the medical staff is caring and real.
This center is my place of healing and I refer everybody and share my testimony. I believe that natural medicine is wonderful and I have the utmost respect for it. I was looking to get better but I got more than that. I love coming here. It is part of my life. God made a miracle and helped me get my life back.*
The treatments are relaxing and gives you hope. After the first treatment, I received 80% relief and now it is completely resolved. My energy improved, my outlook is brighter, my insomnia is getting better, and overall I’m just feeling much better. I have more energy and more fun, and I can get more things done.
My family is very happy for me that I am not in pain, and they have been very supportive. I feel wonderful about the results and I would refer others. Give it a chance for natural medicine to make you feel better – no risks, only benefits. It is an important medicine. The staff is warm, friendly, knowledgeable and competent. This is a great place for healing and a safe place to come to feel better.*
My first impression of the clinic was that they were caring, loving and funny. I was given acupuncture which was relaxing, herbal medicine, nutrition guidelines and dietary guidelines. I also attended classes.
The results were great! Within the forth or fifth week, I started feeling better. I am 95% better with neuralgia. I am doing more things and I am more alive. My energy level has also improved. The staff is likable, fun and kind and the clinic feels like home. I would refer others, and I have because I always thought that natural medicine was great. I encourage others to try it because it gives help to those in pain. Trust in God given help!*
I received treatments of herbs and acupuncture. My treatments were simple and not complicated. Within 24 hours my intestinal tract was quiet. Within a few days, my pain was gone. It was like it flipped a switch. In every way at some level, it has normalized my life. I didn’t expect these results! My health issues were on a conscious level – they affected me daily and it’s not like that now. I have increased energy and quality of life! The staff at Natural Medicine Center is really nice and helpful. The medical staff is attentive and helpful. I feel great! I will opt for natural medicine – I’m for it! I got the result that I could only hope for. My friends and family are totally happy that things have turned around. I’ve referred many of my co-workers. Natural medicine is worth it and it’s not harmful. I hope to help someone realize the benefits of natural medicine by telling them what it did for me. It can only help.*
I received acupuncture treatments which were wonderful and relaxing. I felt better almost immediately and I was able to cut down on the pain medications. The results were excellent. I have no pain, I have more energy, and I am able to sit. I take no pain pills now. I can fix my own food, sit in a chair, cross my legs, walk straight, and go up and down stairs. I am able to clean my house and able to take the trash out. I got my life back.
The clinic is very nice and comfy and the staff is marvelous and kind – you have angels working here. I am very happy with the results and I would refer others to the Natural Medicine Center. It has been a wonderful experience. Thank God I found Kevin!*
I began acupuncture treatments, herbal medicine, and following diet and nutrition guidelines. There is no pain and it worked really fast. Since the first treatment the pain was less. In 2 months I was healed from my sickness that I had for 5 years. My healing was incredible and I was surprised. I could exercise, go out with my family and play with my son. I had my life back. I have more energy and a better quality of life. My friends at school told me that I look so happy and asked me what was happening in my life? I told them that I was healed and I was so happy that in Dr. Huang’s hands I am cured. The treatments did not hurt and the results are excellent. Since the first treatment my pain decreased until I got better and all the pain was gone. I wasn’t sure that this would work because I was upset with other doctors. I was not a believer in natural medicine, but I had faith in this clinic and I had a lot of encouragement from my family.
The Natural Medicine Center is clean and beautiful. The staff is very friendly and you could breath a lot of peace by walking in. I felt like home with all the good treatment that all the staff gave me. They are so kind, alert and always smiling. The clinic is my house - so spiritual and peaceful. I am happy, happy!!! I would recommend this clinic with pleasure to anyone. Try it. My results speak for themselves. After my healing I am a believer of natural medicine and today it is the first medicine for me and drug medicine is the alternative. I am so happy with my new life. I thank God and Dr. Huang and all staff.*
I started getting treatments on January 14, 2011. I hoped to walk and function without pain. I was impressed with all the herbs on the wall – I thought it was cool. I received acupuncture, herbs and injury oil. My friends and family were supportive and I was a firm believer in natural medicine. My treatments were peaceful, soothing and gave me comfort. After my second treatment, I was feeling better. My results were a miracle! It has been unbelievable. I am now able to play with my granddaughter and take a walk. I am able to work without pain - Quality of life is 100%! It has changed my life from what it was. The medical staff is wonderful – fantastic! The results were not expected to this extent. My pain was constant before and I didn’t think I could get to where I am at now. My friends and family were amazed and wanted to hear all about it. I have referred my granddaughter, neighbor and friends. I have always believed in natural medicine and I think acupuncture is the way to go. You don’t feel the needles and there is nothing to fear. I will help others realize the benefit of acupuncture by telling them how it helped me. I tell everybody I talk to – it has been a miracle!*
By the 3rd treatment, I started feeling better and I felt a difference. The severity of the pain is gone and so are the fevers. I have increased energy to do things and I don’t feel sick anymore. I feel really good about the results! My friends and family are happy for me and I feel relieved!
Natural medicine accelerates the healing process and it accelerates your body’s method to take care of itself. I have already referred the Natural Medicine Center, and I would recommend natural medicine to people with health problems. Acupuncture and herbs help strengthen the body and help fight pathogens. There are no side effects. Don’t knock it until you try it!*
Within the 3rd-4th week, I started feeling better. For the first time in 16 years, I was able to diminish my medications. My family saw changes in me immediately. I am able to concentrate better and be more alert and more social. My skin is better and my energy is better. I am able to be a part of my family.
The staff is wonderful and friendly and the medical staff is excellent. I would refer others because I know that natural medicine works and the Lord has His work here with Dr. Huang.*
I started feeling better within a couple of days after the second treatment. Now I can turn my neck and do laundry. I can even drive. I have more energy and I am excited about getting back to my everyday life. I am able to do normal life things that I could do before the accident.
The staff is professional and accommodating. Everyone was polite and patient. They do a good job and make you feel better and at ease. The acupuncture treatments are relaxing. I would refer others because I believe in natural medicine and the help the staff provides. Modern medicine is not the only way. Just try natural medicine. You have nothing to lose.*
On October 29, 2004, I came to the Agape Acupuncture, Inc. because I wanted to stop my jaw from snapping and to stop the pain. It seemed like a good idea, the office was close to my work. I had acupuncture, herbal medicine and supplements. The treatments are painless, relaxing and help to clear the mind.
I started to feel better after the 1st week of treatments. I have no more headaches, I sleep better, I’m healthier, and I have more energy. I don’t sleep with the night guard or clench my teeth tight anymore. It’s back to normal. The staff is awesome, friendly, supportive and willing to help. I am really excited and happy to find a solution. I am amazed at results like this, and I would refer others for any type of problem. Two surgeries could not do what natural medicine did!*
After 2 weeks, however, I noticed improvement. 2 weeks after that I improved even more. With each treatment the pain subsided, and with a new diet (a miracle that God could change me from a carnivore to a vegetarian) and the drugs out of my system I could literally feel my body getting healthier. 3 months after my initial exam, the pain and discomfort were virtually non-existent. All my internal organs and systems, which had been working overtime (because of a steady diet of Del Taco and Carl’s Jr.) improved dramatically – many in the normal range. It’s been almost 6 months now and the pain is no more. My energy is way up and life is looking brighter and healthier. I also know that this is not a temporary “fix” like drugs are, because the “cause” is being treated not the “symptom”.
I thank God for bringing me here and for equipping and using Dr. Janet and Dr. Kevin in such a mighty way. They have been a huge blessing in my life. They are caring, compassionate people with a wonderful staff who make me feel at home every time I walk through the doors of the Agape Acupuncture, Inc. If you are “reluctant” about getting started with treatment like I was, just remember this: You’re here for a reason too, and reading this is no accident. Health is a choice. Choose wisely.*
After much prayer and Dr. Huang's anointing from God and wisdom in natural medicine and acupuncture I am now living a full life. I am working full time and now have my energy back. I praise God for leading me and my husband to Dr. Huang. It is such a blessing to come to the office for treatment and be able to share with Dr. Huang all that God is doing in my life with healing and blessing me with business. I tell everyone about Dr. Huang and have referred several friends and family members who have and continue to benefit from Dr. Huang's treatment. I believe God intended for our bodies to be treated with the things from this earth not chemicals that mask the problem and harm our bodies.
It is truly an honor to write this testimonial to give God the praise and glory for all He has done through Dr. Huang. I love coming to Natural Medicine Center where all the staff greats you like family and genuinely cares about you. I feel at peace when I'm there! Thank you Dr. Huang and staff for treating me like family and for all that you have done for me. I encourage others to allow God to use Dr. Huang to help them as well.*
I wanted to be alleviated of the constant pain and I hoped to be able to walk normally again without pain. I began receiving acupuncture treatments and taking herbal medicine. The treatment results are fantastic. I wish I had known about it years ago. I began feeling better 6 weeks into the treatments. I have no more hip pain and I am able to walk without pain and stand up straight. I have increased energy and I am able to be like others and be normal again.
I am ecstatic and about the results because I have no more chronic pain. I did not expect to get the results I got, but I am very happy I am not having so much pain anymore! The clinic is comfortable and homey and the staff is nice and friendly. I would refer others and encourage others to try because I am a walking example that natural medicine works!*