Han Shi Acupuncture


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


Min’s advice for people after first dose of COVID vaccine:

As many of you know Min had an immediate (less than a minute) adverse reaction to the second dose of the COVID vaccine. She was taken from the observation area to the emergency room for several hours. She was doing so much better by healing herself with Traditional Chinese Medicine. She had a set back and she is grateful for it because it has given her clarity of her healing road. Once Min is completely recovered she plans to write details to help others with the same experience.

After her first dose she did notice some symptoms close to two weeks afterward that were not typical and short in duration, she was not uncomfortable. Similar symptoms, more severe, repeated in eight days after the second dose (in addition to the other symptoms she experienced). The wisdom she has gained in all of this is to LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and if you are unsure consult with your caregiver if you experience any unusual symptoms. Min wishes she had paid attention to the signs her body was giving her after the first dose. Again LISTEN TO YOUR BODY when you are on the road to healing.

Please share if you think this message can help someone else.


Use garlic in a more effective way to prevent Covid-19

please copy and paste on you-tube and this really helps prevent virus especially Covid-19, the video teaches how to let function of garlic into lungs. 



Based on the guidance from the Association for Professional Acupuncture (you can read the letter below) we are planning on reopening our offices on April 6th with additional social distancing and cleaning protocols in place.

We are asking for our health and safety and that of the other patients if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficultly breathing, tiredness, aches, runny nose, or sore throat to call to reschedule your appointment.

Link to Association for Professional Acupuncture letter: https://www.apapenn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ASSOCIATION-FOR-PROFESSIONAL-ACUPUNCTURE-IN-PENNSYLVANIA-COVID-19-STATEMENT.pdf




To ensure compliance with Governor Wolf’s Executive Order our offices will close at the end of the day.  We plan to reopen on Monday, April 6, 2020, provided we are authorized to do so.  Please call in the meantime to schedule an appointment or with your questions.



Min and Danielle in costume

Halloween 2019

Always like to share my experience with Chinese Medicine. “ I only can help very few people who came to my clinic one by one, welcome anyone wants to learn from my experience ”. This saying changedOne of my patient told me that he is going to add acupuncture coverage for his employees (more than 1800 people)in 2020 . I said “I am so proud myself”, and he said “you should “ I feel my hard work for my patients have been very appreciated. I never thought that one day I can help people more than one by one . Thank you all my patients for making my life meaningful

Moxa  艾灸  8/14/2019

8/8 was the date of Autumn coming. (立秋).

Nature’s energy start to turn downward and inward . As Chinese Medicine point of view, it’s very healthy if our body follows nature. Therefore now is the good time to tonify our internal energy. Using moxibustion (艾灸)—-burning dried mugwort leaves is away to help with the tonification process.

Based on Western diagnosis, adrenal exhaustion , cancer patients of weak consultation, and multiple miscarriages can use moxibustion daily to tremendously help your body heal with the support of nature in Autumn. Any other individual diagnosis needs to be evaluated on an individual basis.

To use the moxibustion kit you place the container between your pubic bone and belly button, in the front (关元:lower Dian Tian) , and at L2 level (命门:gate of life) in the back , (position shown in pictures). Allow to burn until not warm in both positions. You can get moxa kit at Amazon.

Chinese Medicine is all about energy, not the chemicals, so I only use non-processed mugwort, not recommend smokeless.

Diet wise we can increase some food in white color to nourish our lungs, example of white pear ( one of my favorite fruit).

Enjoy the autumn !!!

China trip 5/2019

I am blessed to have such great mentors in my life to make my life more meaningful. Thank you all , my teachers, my family, my friends, and my patients.





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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.

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