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Alternative Medicine/ Acupuncture Therapy
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used in China and other oriental countries for treatment of multiple diseases and musculoskeletal conditions for thousands of years. The acupuncture treatment involves inserting needles into acu-points of the body. The acu-points are believed to be the reservoir of natural energy, called Qi. By stimulating the production and movement of the Qi, acupuncture is able to regulate and balance the Ying and Yang of our body (opposing aspects of body function). In this way, acupuncture helps in restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Depending on the disease or condition treated, electronic stimulation, acupressure-massage, Chinese herb medicine, moxibustion, cupping, infrared light might be used to enhance the effects of acupuncture.
Will I feel pain in the acupuncture treatment?
The needles used for acupuncture are very thin (.25 mm in diameter). When the needles are inserted through the skin, patients usually do not feel any pain or feel only very slight pain. When the needles reach the acu-points and the Qi is stimulated by needle manipulation, the patient may feel some soreness, numbness, distention or heaviness around the acu-points, or feel a kind of sensation traveling up or down the meridian, the body’s energy-carrying channels. Such feelings usually are the sign of effective treatment.
What kinds of diseases are suitable for acupuncture treatment?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can treat more than 120 common diseases and conditions. A partial list that might be suitable for acupuncture treatment follows:
• Cervical Spondylopathy
• Sprain
• Sciatica
• Arthritis
• Shoulder Pain
• Lower Back Pain
• Knee Pain, Heel Pain
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Shingles
• Fibromyalgia
• Migraine
• Facial Paralysis
• Meniere’s Syndrome
• Insomnia
• Stress
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Diarrhea
• Urinary Incontinence
• Hyperemesis Gravidarum
• Infertility
• Smoking
• Obesity
In addition, acupuncture can enhance other forms of treatment, speed recovery after surgery, reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and improve emotional stability. If you question whether or not your disease or condition is suitable for acupuncture treatment, please consult us by sending an e-mail to either Xiaowen He, L.Ac. At xhe01@yahoo.com or Wanyun Zhong, L.Ac. At wanyun_zhong@yahoo.com.
How can I make an appointment for consultation or treatment?
To make an appointment, call 770-630-6819. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message, we will call you back as soon as possible.
How can I pay for acupuncture treatment?
Payment is due at the time services are rendered. For rates, please visit our website at: www.atlanta-acupuncture.com.

Only some insurance companies pay for acupuncture. It is the patient’s responsibility to check with his/her insurance company to determine if the treatment will be covered. For the patients whose insurance policy covers acupuncture, we provide insurance claim forms, so that our patients can file the claim forms to their insurance companies by themselves.


Xiaowen He, Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the United States, and licensed by the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners in Georgia. He studied western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, in China. He graduated from Xi’an Jiao tong University School of Medicine and had his postgraduate training at Shanghai Institute of Brain Science, China Academy of Science in China. Dr. He obtained his M.D. degree in Würzburg University School of Medicine in Germany, and completed his postdoctoral study at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He was a faculty member at Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science in Beijing, China and an assistant professor of medicine at the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee and at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Wanyun Zhong, Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the United States, and licensed by the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners in Georgia and by the State of Tennessee. She studied western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture in China. She graduated from Xi'an Jiao tong University School of Medicine in China and completed her postgraduate study at the Neuroscience Institute in the same medical school. In the study, she investigated the mechanisms of acupuncture induced anesthesia. Dr. Zhong was an attending neurologist and the person in charge of the Electromyography Laboratory at China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China. She was further trained in neurology, immunology and molecular biology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and was involved in the study of neuroscience and gene therapy at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.


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Acupuncture has been used in China and other oriental countries for treatment of multiple diseases and musculoskeletal conditions for thousands of years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can treat more than 120 common diseases and conditions. Acupuncture can enhance other forms of treatment, speed recovery after surgery, reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and improve emotional stability. If you question whether or not your disease or condition is suitable for acupuncture treatment, please consult us by sending an e-mail to Wanyun Zhong, L.Ac. At wanyun_zhong@yahoo.com or call us at 770-630-6819. For more information, visit our website


http://www.atlanta-acupuncture. com
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