Han Shi Acupuncture


 医者父母心 :Treating each patient as same as treating our own children.

 Pain relief or healing    

I always tell my patients that we are on the way to healing process 😎But just by stick needles? Not enough!!! Most pain patients come for chronic pain, and their body have been changed by compensation their pain and establish another “balance “ for a long time. But this balance is very fragile and is easy to be broken, that’s why pain comes back after a certain time. This balance is not our body ‘s ultimate balance! That is what we are trying to do in my clinic. For example: knee pain. Stick needles around the knee? I often started the thigh, then ankle, last location is bullseye. There are some manipulations involved quite often, why? Break the fragile balance and push patients ‘ body back to ultimate balance. That’s another reason “ happy experience “ always involved for the pain in my clinic.    6/10/2018


Upper back/ neck :

Low back pain was the most pain cases a few years ago in my office. The “trend” shifted in recent couple of years. Upper back (between scapular or above) / neck pain patients dramatically increased. We’ve been blessed that almost every single patient have had great results. 😎

It’s Not healthy that if a person has a lump behind neck as Chinese Medicine ‘s view, period!!! And we always can change pictures , doesn’t matter what is Western Medicine ‘s diagnoses in most cases 😎

All Yang meridians goes to back of the neck and the function of Yang Qi is energetic, active, ability to transforming, expelling, “meltdown “negative energy and so on. Therefore there should Not have “deposite” when all Yang meridian pass. After the lump got softer, smaller, or disappeared, patients’ symptoms also got much better, doesn’t matter is pain, thyroid issues, nape of the neck to frontal headaches, even clearer thinking …😎

The increased upper back/ neck cases made me think of that there would be more patients develop tightness/ soft lump/ hard lump…behind their neck and could cause more pain, headaches, even thyroid issues and so on. Also, it could have more “ spots” show when a lady get brest image. These cases all happened in my clinic 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

I put an exercise video on my website a few years ago for this issue. Please check it out if you are interested.                                                                                                                 1/31/2018

How Acupuncture Works ? 

There were a few times that I had patients had migraine headache for a bunch of weeks every day ended at my office. Always only one treatment stopped the migraine headache 😎 A lady who had 6 weeks’ dairy migraine (a few times in ER)showed up at my clinic. She was surprised that I didn’t have any needles above her neck and her migraine headache totally gone during the treatment ( not come back at all so far by a week). She had experience with other practitioners before. This makes me want to write something which a question always been raised when new patient show up. HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS?
Answer: Qi. 😌
Chinese Medicine based on Qi!!!😌
I only can explain to you by my experience. I have more than 90% of good and very effective results in my clinic in recent five years. I do lots of palpitations for my patients. WHY? I re-check if Qi is opening up! I and patients both can feel when Qi starts to free flow ! I can feel different type of “Qi feelings” underneath my needles and I make sure Qi’s free flow initiated by my needles (some time I only use hands for certain area ). This is how acupuncture works-to let Qi free flow! 😌And we as practitioners should feel it! I only used machine in my early practice years, the machine CAN’T manipulate Qi, we-human CAN !!! There is no formula for acupuncture treatment, we always have to do palpitations. Patients ‘ situation changes, needle area changes! Patients ‘ situation not changed, our strategy has to be changed. CHANGE!!! (Chinese Culture has a lot to do with Book of Change (巜易经>>,and Chinese Medicine is part of Chinese culture!!!
There are tons of things I want to post for public education about acupuncture. I’ll try to do more frequently. “ These are the juicy part of Chinese Medicine “ I always told my patients!
P.S. Same token as Chinese Herbal Medicine, based on Qi, Not Chemical of a plant . Patients ‘ situation changes, ingredients changes; patients ‘ situation not change, ingredients change!!! If a practitioner give patients Herbal products without face to face evaluation, they are not doing Chinese Medicine, they are doing plant medicine. The same token, a practitioner use acupuncture needles without Chinese Medicine ‘s thinking, they are not doing Acupuncture .( however I don’t against)   11/18/2017

Michael Hinton, Licensed Acupuncturist

Min Xiong 熊敏 ,Licensed Acupuncturist

Providing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Care to:

Reading and Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Michael Hinton (OMD, L.Ac.) has joined the staff of  Women’s Clinic in West Reading and is working closely with Dr. Pellegrini and Dr. Minassian in the treatment of infertility for several years.

We are on facebook ! Please follow !!  —–Min

Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization to treat 43 conditions including:


Addiction-alcohol, drug, smoking Facial palsy/tics Pneumonia
Anxiety Fatigue Reproductive problems
Arthritis Fertility Rhinitis
Asthma Fibromyalgia Sciatica
Bronchitis Gingivitis Seasonal Affective
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Headache Disorder (SAD)
Chronic Fatigue Hiccups Shoulder pain
Colitis Incontinence Sinusitis
Common Cold Indigestion Sleep problems
Constipation IBS Sore throat
Dental Pain Low back pain Stress
Depression Menopause Tennis Elbow
Diarrhea Menstrual problems Tonsillitis
Digestive trouble Migraine Trigeminal Neuralgia
Dizziness Morning Sickness Urinary tract infection
Dysentery Nausea Vomiting
Emotional problems Pain Wrist pain
Eye problems PMS

National Institute of Health Conference (NIH) found Acupuncture

* Effective for adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting; a reasonable option for post-operative myofascial and low back pain; should be a part of a comprehensive program for asthma, addiction and smoking cessation.

* Has substantially lower incidence of adverse effects than many drugs or accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.
* The data in support of acupuncture are as strong as for many accepted Western medical therapies.

Clinical Research (NIH) demonstrates that Acupuncture

* Stimulates bone regrowth
* Regulates blood pressure
* Increases red and white blood cell count

Stimulates production of pain modulating endorphins and enkephalins;


<<黄帝内经>>:素问– 四气调神大论篇第二 (Yellow emperor’s internal medicine: su wen # 2)

是故圣人不治已病治未病, 不治已乱治未乱,此之谓也。夫病已成而后药之,乱已成而后治之,譬犹渴而穿井,斗而铸锥,不亦晚乎!

So the saints have not only to treat disease, but treatment of the disease before they occur. Do not wait until the chaos has happened before going to management, but management before it happens. If the disease has occurred, then go to treatment, just like you dig a well when you feel thirsty,  or you make weapons just before the war takes place. Is it not too late yet?








Han Shi Acupuncture
Michael Hinton , Min Xiong, L.Ac.
60 N. West End Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

2029 Penn Ave
Reading, PA 19069

Lancaster: (717) 481-8707
Reading: (610) 927-3120