Han Shi Acupuncture

韩氏针灸

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

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

 

Follow the Nature  

            I have a patient who tries to get pregnant. She told me this week that she just started to practice Bikram Yoga, which is one style of yoga practiced in an intentionally heated room. I stared at her and said “NO”. Again, our body follows nature! It is the best time to get sweat in the summer, our body’s energy is going outward, we get more sweat naturally, and the same time our organ’s (脏腑 Zang Fu) energy naturally weaker. For example, we loose some appetite, digestive energy is sluggish to break down the nutrition and transport to rest of the body. We need to preserve our Zang Fu energy if a patient tries to conceive especially had failed before or energy is weaker ( patients’ pulse can tell us internal energy level). I always tell some of my infertility patients that ” less cold and uncooked food” (preserve internal energy), no high heels (Kidney energy tonified by our heel touching the ground)…😌

Again, Chinese Medicine is individualized, there is no same therapy applied to every one, include Chinese Herbal Medicine. I don’t give patient herbs without evaluate their condition. If I do that, that is not Chinese Medicine, it is Plant Medicine. We need to use Chinese Medicine ‘s idea to provide individualized therapy to each patient . Every week in my clinic there were patients shocked by how quick the good results came out!  “That is acupuncture supposed to be “!!! I always replied by firm voice. Chinese Medicine is an ocean and we are far to reach the edge and bottom. It Works and very effective if the practitioner knows the right direction.  7/27/17

China Trip       

I was very blessed to follow Dr. Yan in Beijing. This is my 5th year in her clinic. A 78 old man walked in between patients, there wasn’t any openings for the day. He felt 100% better after a few minutes ‘ treatment. I love his expression. He told Dr. Yan :” who let you be so good and I don’t go to any other practitioner for these 30 years! You are the only one can help me and I’ll stick with you whatever you like or not “. I always tell my patients: be careful, I have weapons . It’s a such blessing of I love what I am doing and enjoy every moment of it  July 2017

I also very glad to see that children were in Dr. Yan’s clinic everyday, this is very much different from previous years. Good for them!!!

More pictures in the Gallery.

 

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

I decide to teach Chinese Medicine on the professional level after my daughter goes to college a few years ago. All my readings about Chinese Medicine are Classic Chinese in these years, and I have enjoying this journey very much. My patients are very much enjoying my talks about the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, Daoist and so on. Because of the language barrier ( Classic Chinese to English ) and my busy practice, I haven’t done anything on the facebook about public education. A lady just wrote me through facebook after she watched my video online and I am very glad there are people take care of themselves consciously. There are no magic needles !!! I am going to start write my thoughts about Chinese Medicine , clinical thoughts though facebook from now on. I’ll be very glad to hear some feedback.

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