Han Shi Acupuncture


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

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.

Min’s thought about Qigong/Taiji

Last Friday during the treatment, I was chatting with a patient. ” There are two jobs you have to be very ethics/virtue (德–in Chinese, pronounced De),  teacher and doctor. Because it is very possible that if you mess them once, you could mess their whole life. ” A person has to have the up-right Qi ( 正气–in Chinese )  to become a teacher and a doctor as I thought.  Chinese medicine is based on Taoist, and basic idea about Taoist is to purify our body to the infant stage. Our body is a small universe, and our Qigong / Taiji practice is to keep the same energy frequency with the universe we lived with, then we can have achievement for our body and soul.  The universe’s energy is 正气 , non-selfish. I have been practice Qigong for more than 30 years and I always told my patients that Qigong is NOT just the movement, it has much more deep meaning. It would be much better if the master has a theory behind what he teaches. This made me think. Yesterday was the world Qigong day, and I was very glad that more than 70 countries celebrate it. A Qigong master is NOT only teach the movement, they teach you how to enchanting the universe’s 正气  to our body !!! But it requires that  the  master has to be full of  正气 first。So, there are more than two jobs requires a person who have to have 德 overall 。 4/30/2017


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

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