1. Acupuncture (Top)

Acupuncture originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of Qi, the vital life energy present in all living organisms. According to acupuncture theory, Qi is circulated in the body along fourteen energy pathways, called meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. There are over one thousand acu-points within the meridian system that can be stimulated to enhance the flow of Qi. When special needles are inserted into these acu-points (just under the skin), they help correct and rebalance the flow of energy and consequently restore health.

The World Health Organization of the United Nations (WHO) has cited 104 different conditions that acupuncture can treat, including migraines, sinusitis, the common cold, tonsillitis, asthma, eye inflammation, addictions. In addition, acupuncture has been popularly used for weight control, quitting smoking, substance abuse, stress, depression, anxiety relief, cosmetic care, women's health, and even immune support.

2. Cupping (Top)

Cupping is one of the oldest methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine, dating back to the fourth century B.C. The cups were originally made from hollowed out animal horns or from bamboo. Today the cups are made of thick glass. The cups stay on by vacuum suction. The cups usually stay on anywhere from 5-20 minutes depending on the patient's condition. Cupping is generally safe and painless. It may, however, leave bruises. These are created from the suction and usually look like hickeys. The bruises can often be tender, but are not usually painful, and they disappear within a few days.

Cupping is usually done for conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, congestion, arthritis, and certain types of pain, usually chronic pain. It is also done to treat depression and often times to reduce certain types of swelling.

3. Asian Body Massage/Acupressure/Tuina (Top)

Asian Body Massage or Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key acu-points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force energy to aid healing.

The combination of acupressure with muscle massage will act on the whole body to facilitate deep relaxation, relieve discomfort and pain, and increase the regenerative capacity of the body by unblocking the flow of energy.

4. Swedish Massage (Top)

Swedish Massage is now known as "traditional" massage. It refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces both emotional and physical stress, and it has many other medical uses.

5. Deep Tissue Massage (Top)

Deep Tissue Massage uses strong strokes and deep pressure to give special attention to tight muscles and ligaments. Muscle strain and soreness are relieved as your therapist focuses on eliminating stress and tension stored in the body, leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed.

6. Hot Stone Massage (Top)

What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage?
     *   Before the massage, the therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in 120 to 150 degree water.
     *   During the massage, the therapist warms up the body with Traditional Chinese Massage, then massages you with a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
     *   The therapist might also place heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.
     *   If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.

People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
     •   Back pain and aches
     •   Poor circulation
     •   Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
     •   Stress, anxiety and tension
     •   Insomnia
     •   Depression

7. Chinese Herbology (Top)

Chinese Herbs, or Herbal Medicines (also known as botanical medicines) utilize certain plants or plant parts to make medicines. The practice of Chinese herbal medicine stretches back more than 5,000 years, embracing all the domains of nature - earth and sea, seasons and weather, plants and animals, and all the elements that constitute the universe. Contemporary Chinese medicine represents the cumulative clinical experience and time-tested theories of five millennia of continuous practice by traditional Chinese physicians. It remains the world's oldest, safest, and most comprehensive system of medical care, developing as dynamically today as it has throughout its long history.

The World Health Organization of the United Nations (WHO) notes that of 119 plant-derived pharmaceutical medicines, about 74% are used in modern medicine in ways that correlate directly with their traditional uses as plant medicine by native cultures. Extensive scientific documentation now exists concerning their use for health conditions, including premenstrual syndrome, indigestion, insomnia, heart disease, liver disease, cancer, and HIV.

Our clinic has a variety of Chinese herbs in the pill form. Dr. Fang prescribes the pills according to your symptoms.  

8.Infertility Treatment (Top)

Acupuncture has had proven success in treating infertility among both men and women. Acupuncture is able to increase the chances of pregnancy through natural conception, or enhance the effects of IVF, IUI, and other ARTs because it has been clinically shown to:

     •   Regulate and stabilize hormone levels and balance endocrine systems
     •   Help produce more follicles
     •   Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
     •   Improve blood flow in pelvic cavity
     •   Thicken the endometrial lining
     •   Strengthen the immune system and the overall health of the body

   For Women, acupuncture can treat:

     •   Inability to conceive
     •   Thin uterine lining
     •   Menstrual irregularities/pain
     •   Endometriosis
     •   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
     •   High FSH
     •   Undergoing IVF treatment  (IUI, etc.)
     •   History of poor response to fertility medicines

   For Men, acupuncture can treat:

     •   Male factor subfertility
     •   Low sperm count
     •   Poor morphology/motility

Dr. Fang has extensive knowledge and experience in treating infertility using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. To read testimonials of his successful treatment of infertility, please go to the Success Stories link. (Link to Success Stories)

9. Quit Smoking (Top)

Acupuncture treatment can help clients give up smoking. It helps in the following ways:

  • It hastens the elimination of toxins from the body, shortening the nicotine withdrawal period.

  • It stimulates energy flow to the lungs and bronchial system.

  • It lowers the appetite to reduce nervous overeating, which may occur after quit smoking.

  • Most importantly, it has a powerful calming effect, reducing nervousness and craving for cigarettes.

Usually after the treatment, people who try to smoke report that the taste of cigarettes is bad, or even that smoking makes them sick, dizzy or nauseated. When a person feels no desire and no nervousness, the treatment is discontinued. A similar program is used to help people stop drinking and to relieve drug toxification symptoms.

10. Allergy Cure (Top)

Are you allergic to milk, meat, or fruit? If you are, there is an effective way to cure your allergy. No shots, nor pills are needed. Dr. Fang is trained in using Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques to effectively treat your allergies.

What are Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques?

Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET®, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminating allergies of all types, using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure.

One allergen is treated at a time. If you are not severely immune deficient, you may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens. Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc. are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients.

NAET® can successfully eliminate adverse reactions to egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, other environmental agents.

With this technique, allergens are cleared (treated) one at a time, in a specific order. The good news is that following the prescribed formula, allowing for the 25-hour avoidance of the treated substance, one session is all it usually takes to reduce/clear an allergy. Highly sensitive individuals may require additional combination clearings.

11. Weight Loss (Top)

We use Acupuncture, or Ear-Acupuncture, or Herbal Medicine to help you lose weight. Aside from suppressing your appetite and regulating your hormone system, balancing the Yin and Yang in your body, enhancing your metabolism, and helping you lose weight, these kinds of treatments can calm you down, ease your mind, relieve pain, eliminate sugar cravings and help with GastroIntestinal problems. So you simply don’t eat as much, and you have more energy.

Acupuncture alone or with herbs can also energize the body to process the leftover efficiently and thus lose the unwanted weight like mucus, water retention, toxins in lymphatic system, clients will detox and shrink through more gas or bowel movement.

12. Facial Paralysis (Top)

Bell's facial paralysis is one of the most common peripheral facial paralyses which occurs suddenly and mostly after exposure to cold wind.

It often occurs in autumn and winter or between spring and summer, mostly in the middle-aged clients. The disease usually attacks one side of the face.

Acupuncture combined with the acupressure is most effective in treating this problem. Usually, the symptoms can be cured after only 3-5 times.

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Many other methods included in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Healing are TuiNa (Chinese Massage), GuaSha, Moxibustion, Electro-Acupuncture, Heat Therapy, and Chinese Nutritional advice. All of these are customized for treatment to each individual person.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2400 FM 1488, Suite 300, 

The Woodlands, TX 77384

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