ANCIENT WISDOM. MODERN HEALING.

Acupuncture
& Traditional Chinese Medicine

Nothing helped relieve my back pain until I tried acupuncture. Now the pain is gone, and I don’t have to turn to medication.

Strengthen.
Support.
Restore.

Foster your body’s natural healing ability, and restore balance and health to your life with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture works through stimulation of specific points on the body (acupuncture points) using single-use, disposable, ultra-thin needles.

The National Institute of Health has endorsed acupuncture for conditions related to the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. At SCU, you can expect a person-centered diagnosis and treatment plan customized to your needs that focuses on your body as a whole.

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture:

Acupuncture’s use for pain is widely known, but it’s also effective in treating a variety of conditions.

Reproductive

  • Menstrual Pain and Dysfunction
  • Morning Sickness
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Sleep and Mood

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Hormonal Imbalance

Pain and Neuromusculoskeletal

  • Headache
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Joint Pain/Injury
  • Fibromyalgia

Other

  • Side effects related to radiation and chemotherapy
  • Allergies
  • Post-Stroke Recovery
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • High Blood Pressure

Therapies

Select a therapy below and discover more to the right.

  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture

    The stimulation of specific points along the skin with fine needles to promote and enhance the flow of energy (qi) and blood. Acupuncture can help treat conditions related to the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.

  • Cupping

    Cupping

    An ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced so that the skin is gently drawn upwards into the cup. Cupping is used to treat pain, deep scar tissue in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.

  • Herbal & Nutritional Therapy

    Herbal & Nutritional Therapy

    Nutritional and dietary advice are often given to help address health concerns and promote wellness. Herbal supplements maybe recommended to enhance nutritional status and create balance to optimize a person’s biological, emotional, and cognitive functioning.

  • Tui-na Therapeutic Massage

    Tui-na Therapeutic Massage

    Used in China for over 2,000 years, this focused technique uses rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of energy (qi). Tui-na is known to both relax and energize an individual.

  • Tai Chi/Qi Gong

    Tai Chi/Qi Gong

    Breathing and movement techniques that involve posture and mental focus. These treatments aid in reducing stress, building stamina, increasing vitality, and enhancing the immune system.

  • Moxibustion

    Moxibustion

    An ancient Chinese heat therapy using the ground up leaves of the Mugwort plant. The purpose of this treatment is to improve blood circulation, strengthen immunity and maintain a person’s general health.

  • Gua Sha

    Gua Sha

    Gua sha promotes circulation and removes blood stasis. Modern research shows gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment, accounting for the immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chills, cough, wheezing, nausea, vomiting, and more.

  • Ear Seeds

    Ear Seeds

    Ear seeds are tiny seeds from the vaccaria plant which are placed on pressure points of the outer ear. Depending on their position, they help with many conditions including pain, stress, anxiety, sleep, digestive disturbances, smoking cessation, weight loss, and more.

FAQ

Your
First Visit

SCU is an integrated health system that focuses on a whole-person approach. This means our acupuncturists embrace healthcare that looks not only at biological concerns like injuries or genetics, but also factors like mood, fear, stress, culture, family, and socioeconomics—each of which affect a person’s ability to heal and stay healthy.

Your first acupuncture visit includes a detailed health history, physical examination similar to what you experience at a Western primary care checkup, and traditional practices including tongue and pulse diagnosis. We’ll also discuss the other parts of your life that could be contributing to your condition and health goals. From there, you and your provider will collaborate to design a personalized treatment plan for you.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles at acupuncture points throughout the body to balance the flow of energy (qi) and blood. When there is a blockage along one or more of the body’s channels, the flow of qi is interrupted and imbalanced. This can result in pain and/or disease. The insertion of needles at acupuncture points restores qi and blood flow, reestablishing a healthy balance in the body.

In addition to acupuncture, your holistic care at SCU
may include other traditional Chinese therapies.

Meet Our
Acupuncturists.

Eric Lung-Cheng Hsiao, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Clifford Lee, L.Ac.

Sivarma Vinjamury (Prasad), L.Ac., MPH

Henry Hwang, D.C., L.Ac., MAOM

Megan Miramontes, DACM, L.Ac.

Jennifer Noborikawa, DACM, L.Ac.

Lawrence Hsiao, L.Ac., MCM

Thomas Lee, D.C, L.Ac., MAOM

Eric Lung-Cheng Hsiao, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Clifford Lee, L.Ac.

Sivarma Vinjamury (Prasad), L.Ac., MPH

Henry Hwang, D.C., L.Ac., MAOM

Megan Miramontes, DACM, L.Ac.

Jennifer Noborikawa, DACM, L.Ac.

Lawrence Hsiao, L.Ac., MCM

Thomas Lee, D.C, L.Ac., MAOM

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