Han Shi Acupuncture


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

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;

Fertility patients’ homework 10/5/2015

I’ve been given meditation homework to all my fertility female patients. Meditation is to cultivate Extraordinary meridians, there are 4 of them for women to concieve, carry the embryo, and having healthy state when hormonal change dramatically. DU, Ren, Dai, Chong. Finally I make a video of this meditation.

You can smell strongly in my office during this time of year. Yes, I use lots of moxabustion in fall. In Chinese Midicine, we belive that the energy flow between earth and heaven affect (continue…)


Min’s trip to China

Hidden dragon, Crouching tiger 8/21/2015

There are tons of great Chinese Medicine practitioners in China. They are in the big cities and small towns. I was very lucky to meet three of them during my short visit this year. They are all at the master level and very modest and have great passion of Chinese Medicine.  I wish I could stay longer to learn their knowledge and wisdom.

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 Pic #1: I was very lucky again with Dr. Yan. She is a true master and educator, and I felt so blessed of finding her.

Pic#2-3: I walked through DiTan Temple every morning, and amazed by how many people exercise here, thousands of people and hundred of groups of different exercise styles. 

Pic #4-5: I visited Dr. Xu twice. I was amazed of his skills of pulse taken. Patient don’t speak anything of their complaints, he’ll tell you the issues you have by taking pulse and look at your tongue, then prescribe herbal medicine. I observed about 10 patients who visited him, he mentioned the details of each patients’ complaints made patients jaw dropped, include me. I also saw follow up patients, and they were all very , very , very happy patients. Dr. Xu sees about hundred patients a day, most of them travel from other town. His charge is 5 yuan. ( 1 US dollar =6.2 yuan)

Case:  Bell’s Palsy 6/28/2015

A 15 year-old girl had paralyzed face after traveling to another States over the weekend in May. Monday she visited doctor and she was prescribed with Prednisone and anti-viral medication. We had treatment on Thursday (5th day since symptom started) and Friday (6th day). She felt somewhat better after 1st treatment:  chewing, drinking, sleeping, and energy. But the facial expression didn’t improve as good as I expected. I took a picture and asked she come back couple days after stopping medication. She finished her medication on Monday (8th day) and came back on Friday (12th day) for the 3rd treatment. She had a little improvement after 2nd treatment and during the break, but not a lot. Before her 4th treatment (15th day) I took another picture and decided that she will no long need treatment after today, because she was almost back to normal after 3rd treatment.


Pic #1: normal expression

normal expression

Pic #2: closed eyes

eyes closed

Pic # 3: smilesmilePic #4: frown

Please read:

Acupuncture is effective for treating Bell’s Palsy in individuals that are healthy and have no vascular issues.  Treatments are most effective if the treatments begin with the on-set of symptoms (acute not chronic).  In our experience Prednisone and other anti-viral medication very much slows down the effectiveness of the treatment for best results.  I and my colleagues are strongly agree with each other on this issue. We recommend trying one to two acupuncture treatments prior to beginning a Prednisone prescription if you are healthy, especially younger age, without any vascular problem, no tick bites, just woke up with one side of face paralyze. (You might never need medication).  Min

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.

<<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