Dr. Xuguang Yang, AP

Education and Training in Acupuncture, Western Medicine and TCM

Dr. Yang was trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture and Western Medicine for five years at Yunnan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and three more years at Hunan Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Dr. Yang trained a total of eight years to earn his medical degree. He practiced as a medical doctor in major hospitals in China for 16 years beginning in 1986, where he was a physician of integrative medicine combining Western medicine with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a special emphasis on research and practice in Internal Medicine and Gerontology. He has over 30 years of experience in clinical teaching and research on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Academic Professor in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Dr. Yang completed many research projects that focused on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine for pain, mental disorders, cardiovascular disorders, insomnia, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, and reducing the side effects of Western medications. He also coauthored eight books and published over ten research articles on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. He has been actively teaching acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States since 2001. He was an instructor, supervisor, and clinic director at Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando. Dr. Yang also taught at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville.

Clinical Experience in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Dr. Yang’s clinical experience includes internal medicine, chronic pain management, neurological and psychological/emotional disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and musculoskeletal disorders. Other conditions that he has treated include Bell’s palsy, facial spasms, stroke rehabilitation, peripheral neuropathy, tremors, restless leg syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, hypothyroidism, arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation/sick sinus syndrome, PMS, menopause, endometriosis, BPH(benign prostatic pyperplasia), prostatitis, allergies, sinusitis, skin rashes, eczema, acne, and emotional disorders resulting from stress, including anxiety, depression, insomnia and chronic fatigue.

Selected Publications

  • Hu, X.J, Yang, X.G, et al, Clinic Observation on the Efficacy Enhancing and Toxicity Attenuating Effect of NuzhenYangyin Granule to the Anti-Parkinsonism Therapy Mainly with Medopa,Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional andWestern Medicine, P.R. China, No.11, 2003.
  • Yang, X.G, et al., Zhongfeng Xikong treatment with 36 cases for sequels of stroke, Hunan Integrated Traditional and Western medicine Conference, Changsha, P.R.China, 2000.
  • Liu, L.Y, Yang, X.G, et al. Studies on neuro-immunological regulation of senile rats by using the principle of replenishing Qi and promoting blood circulation, Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, P.R. China, No.10, 1997.
  • Yang, X.G, Peng, Y.G, et al. Nao Meishu keli treatment with32 case studies for Atherosclerosis of the brain, Hunan Guiding Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, P.R. China, No.4, 1997.
  • Liu, L.Y, Yang, X.G, et al. Brief review of replenishing Qi and promoting blood circulation methods for slowing the aging process, Hunan Traditional Chinese Medicine Magazine, P.R. China, No.2.1997
  • Yu, Z. K, Yang, X.G, et al. Combination of Chinese-Western medicine and Western medicine treatment with 61 cases studies for viral myocarditis, Hunan Guiding Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, P.R. China, No.5, 1995.
  • Yang, X.G.Reducingphlegm and remove blood stasis Treatment for Insomnia, HunanGuiding Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, P.R. China, No.2, 1995
  • Yang, X.G. Introducing experiences of treatment for obstinate difficult treatment diseases, Hunan Traditional Chinese Medicine Magazine, P.R. China, No.1, 1990
  • Song, L. Z, Yang, X.G. et al., Zhonghua Herbal Medicine; Clinical Research, Experiential and Documentary Monographs (Zhong Hua Ben Cao), Shanghai Science and Technology press, P.R. China, 1998
  • Hu, L.Z, Yang, X.G., et al., Syndrome differentiation and treatment of Internal Medicine, Hunan Science and Technology press, P.R. China, 1995
  • He, Q.H, Yang, X.G. et al. Outline of Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases with Traditional Chinese Medicine, World Books Press Company, P.R. China, 1997
  • Sun, G. Y, Yang, X.G, et al. Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Inflammatory Lesions, Chinese Medical Science and Technology Press, P.R. China, 1990

(Please note: All selected documents are in Chinese without English translation)


Dr. Yiwen Xiang, AP, MD(In China)

Education and Training in Western Medicine, TCM and Acupuncture

Dr. Yiwen Xiang was trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture for five years at Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been working in Dr Yang Acupuncture LLC since 2010. Clinical experience includes extensive services and practice such as pain management and treatment of the emotional disorders, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. Specialization in Electro Acupuncture for chronic pain and emotional disorders.

She also was trained in Western Medicine for five years at University of South China, Hengyang Medical College; she practiced as an internal medicine physician in major hospitals in China for couple of years beginning in 1984, with a special emphasis on respiratory diseases.

She had performed some research projects including pain, Alzheimer’s diseases and Brain ischemia in University of Florida for ten years as a post doctor and senior scientist, and published many papers on magazines including PLos One.

She has a Master Degree with Psychology, and was a professor on health and exercise psychology in China. She has been practicing martial art more than 50 years, such as Tai chi and Qigong, interesting in arts for health, such as dancing, singing, laughing and express writing, especially focusing on building healthy Mental-Body relationship.

Selected Publications

  1. Yiwen Xiang, Guilian Xu, Kirsten AK Weigel-Van Aken. Lactic acid induces aberrant amyloid precursor protein processing by promoting its interaction with endoplasmic reticulum chaperone proteins. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13820. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013820
  2. Xiang Y, Johnson EA, Zhang C, Huang G, Hayes RL, Wang KK, Svetlov SI. Generation of aberrant forms of DFF40 concurrent with caspase-3 activation during acute and chronic liver injury in rats. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Nov 17; 350(2):457-62. 3. Svetlov SI, Xiang Y, Oli MW, Foley DP, Huang G, Hayes RL, Ottens AK, Wang KK , Identification and preliminary validation of novel biomarkers of acute hepatic
  3. ischaemia/reperfusion injury using dual-platform proteomic/degradomic approaches. Biomarkers. 2006 Jul-Aug; 11(4):355-69.
  4. Marjan Fatholahi, Yiwen Xiang, Yuan Li, Arvinder K.Dhalla, Luiz Belardinelli,and John C. Shryock. A novel partial agonist of the A(1)-adenosine receptor and evidence of receptor homogeneity in adipocytes. The Journal of Pharmaceutical and Experimental Therapeutics, 2006 May; 317(2):676-84.
  5. Xiang YW, Shryock JC, Lactic acid decrease adenvlyl cyclase activity in rat adipocytes, FASEB JOURNAL 18 (4): A314-A314 Suppl. S MAR 23 2004 (ABSTRACT).
  6. Henrietta L. Logan, Jeffrey J. Gedney, David Sheffield, Yiwen Xiang, Eva Starrenburg. Stress influences the level of negative affectivity after forehead cold pressor pain, The Journal of Pain, 2003 Nov; 4(9):520-9.
  7. YW. Xiang, K.L. Yan, Research about GSR and MMPI in college students, Acta Psychological Sinica, (China) 2000
  8. YW. Xiang, The understanding about mind-body relationship from different levels, An International Psychosomatic Medical Academic Deliberation and a Collection of Theses on the Fourth National 16.Psychosomatic Medical Academic Deliberation. Beijing: Science Press, 1992. Also published in Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Normalis Hunanensis,Vol.15 (Sup)Dec.1992.


  1. Hao-Yuan Jiang, Yiwen Xiang, Kirsten A. K. Weigel-Van Aken. Recombinant AAV2 and the Endoplasmic Reticulum; American Society of Gene Therapy, 12th annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, 2009.
  2. Y Xiang, G.Xu, D.Borchelt , Lactic acid modulates the production of Alzheimer amyloid precursor protein, Oral presentation , USA Neuroscience annual Meeting. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2007.
  3. YW Xiang, E Johnson, C Zhang, GL Huang, RL Hayes, KK Wang, S Svetlov, Aberrant molecular forms of DFF-like proteins are generated via caspase-3 mechanism during alcohol liver injury in rats, Oral presentation, USA Neuroscience annual meeting, 2006, Atlanta
  4. Yiwen Xiang, John C. Shryock, Lactic acid decreases adenylyl cyclase activity in rat adipocytes, Experimental Biology 2004, Washington, DC
  5. Y. Xiang, H. Logan, Cardiovascular reactivity to pain, The 2003 Annual Meeting of The American Pain Society, Chicago, IL, March 2003
  6. HL. Logan, J Gedney, YW. Xiang, Predictor of post-pain mood, The 10th World Congress on Pain, San Diego, California, USA, August 2002
  7. YW. Xiang, K.L. Yan, Relationship between personality traits and GSR of college students, Sept. issue of Psychophysiology, The 40th Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, San Diego, California, USA, October, 2000.

About Insurance

Most health insurance plans, depending on your policies, cover acupuncture treatments without a referral. Although right now Medicare doesn’t cover acupuncture treatments, however there are secondary policies that may possibly cover acupuncture treatments. You should check with your carrier to determine if your benefits package covers you for acupuncture treatments. You would better to call your insurance company to verify your insurance policies, information and benefits about how YOUR insurance covers acupuncture. Please call (407) 864 8718 if you have any questions.


Yang Acupuncture Orlando Clinic Locations

Specialized Protocols of Treatment

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Utilizing acupuncture, electro-acupuncture and ear acupuncture, many of Dr. Yang’s patients experience a sense of peace and relaxation after their first treatment for issues such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia and psychological/emotional related disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADD/ADHD.

Dr. Yang also has success treating neurological diseases using acupuncture. These conditions include essential tremor, facial paralysis, restless leg syndrome and peripheral neuropathy.

Dr. Yang combines acupuncture with Chinese herbal formulas to improve syndromes of cardiovascular disease such as arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation, sick sinus syndrome, chronic heart failure, pseudo-hypertension, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis and Raynaud’s disease.

He also treats hormonal imbalances, relieving symptoms and problems related to PMS, abnormal menstruation, endometriosis, menopause and hypothyroidism. Combining acupuncture and herbal formulas, he has been able to help with male sexual dysfunction. He has great success treating acne, developing specialized acupuncture protocols and herbal formulas specific to each patient’s type of acne. Most patients will see a positive response within the first week of treatment. Dr. Yang has designed many protocols based on his research and clinical experience that are beneficial to clinical practice.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Orlando Area

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), originated in China over 2,500 years ago. It is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. TCM includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicines and Tui Na (Chinese Massage which includes some techniques of Chiropractic). Today, there are hospitals and clinics of TCM everywhere in China. Most hospitals or clinics offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines on a routine basis as well as Western Medicine. TCM has been used by in China as primary health care for thousands of years. It has a long, rich history of helping those who suffer from a wide array of problems. TCM is especially used for a wide variety of chronic illnesses and injuries. The negative side-effects of TCM are virtually non-existent in experienced hands.

In the United States such modalities are often viewed as “alternatives” to Western Medicine. Many people automatically think of acupuncture when they consider Chinese medicine. TCM is used by millions of American patients yearly and is performed by thousands of physicians. In Greater Orlando, Traditional Chinese Medicine has found a wide acceptance, and has helped so many regain their health.

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How does Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consists of acupuncture and herbal formulas to “re-boot” the body’s natural healing properties. Once the body is balanced, it can repair itself. Then it is more resistant to illness. Much like a computer, the body was born with instructions and structures that work together to build, maintain, and repair itself. Injuries and weaknesses in our chemistry, physiology and emotional state can complicate the process. Stack all the pressures and stresses we face each day and we get overloaded. We get “out of balance” when this occurs. Western Medicine calls this imbalance “loss of homeostasis.” Acupuncture and Herbs work naturally to correct the various types of imbalances in our systems and we start to improve. On-going treatments reinforce this balance. Like our cars, we run better with some attention. For those who live within driving distance of Greater Orlando, FL, scheduling a regular series of sessions will have a very positive effect on the energy flow of in the body.

It Only Makes Sense that the Body Works Better When It Is in Balance

Thousands of years ago, some very observant individuals noticed certain patterns that develop when humans are exposed to various stresses. To help themselves and others, they developed a way of counteracting the effects of these stressors. As time went on, they experimented and revised these methods to treat the many afflictions that have plagued humanity from the beginning. Staying healthy and avoiding bad habits is what they determined led to a longer, happier lifetime. This is the TAO (pronounced DAO), THE WAY (to live one’s life). Try it, you’ll see. How you live and what you eat affect your health. Eat well and exercise so that you will avoid health problems that cost money and cause suffering.

Isn’t Experience the Best Teacher?

Now, we have the benefit of their wisdom. Lifestyle, proper diet, and exercise will keep you resistant to disease and injury. An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.” Once sick or injured, TCM is still the answer. No one has more experience with illness and injury than the Chinese.“ Acupuncture works by balancing (returning to normal function) the bio-electrical systems the body uses to communicate messages that affect each bodily function.

I’ve Already Everything, Can TCM Really Help Me?

Difficult conditions are often alleviated where modern western medicine has not been helpful. In the U.S., patients often come to TCM as a last resort. When they have tried everything else, they visit an acupuncturist with much skepticism, but are quite desperate and will try almost anything. It must be explained that some problems will take extended periods of time to reach the greatest benefit. Some conditions take a few treatments; and some may require dozens over time. Each case is unique in this sense. One may never return to absolute perfection, but there is usually substantial improvement in the vast majority of patients who try TCM and adhere to the Treatment Plan laid out by the Practitioner.

If you have suffered from many conditions, have difficult health issues, and have tried “everything else” but nothing seems to help, then Acupuncture & TCM may be what you have been looking for relief. Give us a call at 407 864-8718 and schedule an appointment.

Safety & Side Effects of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has stood the “test of time” as it has safely treated millions of people over thousands of years. It is the safest and most natural of all forms of medicine today. Most patients experience a feeling of calm or relaxation during and after their treatments. Some sensations noticed by patients are: warmth, tingling, electricity, pressure. It is important to note that these sensations are not pain, but rather the body’s response to change.


Chinese Herbal Medicines

Chinese Herbal formulas are safe and effective and have been used for thousands of years throughout the world. There effectiveness is proven by the fact that most western drugs where derived from historical records of Indian and Chinese Materia Medical (books about herbs used as medicine). Some date from 3,000 years ago and are still used today to treat many modern diseases.

In clinic observation, herbal formulas are more effective then single herbs. The herbal formulas are made for the specific needs of each patient and modified as needed. It is very important to have a correct clinical diagnosis to find the best formula for your individual needs when treating diseases.

Dr. Yang has experience with a wide variety of conditions and dedicates his time and knowledge to find the best formulas to best treat each patient’s condition. With convenient office locations in Greater Orlando, its just a short drive from various communities. In fact, the medical wisdom of ancient China has come to Florida through Dr. Yang. Take this opportunity to try traditional Chinese acupuncture today!