Dr. Yang is pleased to introduce his acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice
*Acupuncture *Electro-Acupuncture * Chinese Herbal Therapy
*Auricular Acupuncture (ear points) * Cupping * Tuina
*Pediatric Tuina *Moxibustion (moxa) * Dietary Medicine
Chinese Herbal Formulas
What methods are used to treat Patients?
Acupuncture balances energy through meridians within the body which re-establish the body’s ability to correct problems related to damage and disease. Usually it requires a sequence of treatments (5-6 or 10-12) done once or twice weekly to restore one’s health or to reverse injury caused by years of chronic pain or illness. The longer and more serious the condition, the longer the treatment process will be required to achieve the greatest benefit.
Electro-Acupuncture is one of the most important techniques in acupuncture and is most effective for specific conditions. Commonly used in a variety of conditions involving pain; emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, depression; ADD/ADHD and insomnia; fatigue; addiction withdrawal symptoms; paralysis of limbs; stroke rehabilitation; post concussion syndrome; spinal cord injuries and muscle strain.
Chinese Herbal Therapy has been used for thousands years in China to treat a wide variety of diseases. Herbal therapies involve the preparation and use of all-natural plants and minerals as prescribed medicine. Herbs regulate the balance of the body and are a benefit to health through nutrition, as they nourish the body and are assimilated like food.
*Auricular Acupuncture (ear points)
Auricular Acupuncture (ear points) is a part of acupuncture. The ear is like a map of body and reflects many disorders in different places of the body. It is used both to evaluate and treat many types of diseases, especially for pain, allergies, and emotional problems like stress, anxiety, and depression. It is also employed as a means of drug and alcohol detoxification for withdrawal symptoms. From clinical observation and research, it has been shown that auricular acupuncture often leads to effective results immediately for some conditions.
Cupping is a special technique for the treatment of problems of local energy or blood stagnation in the channels. It is normally applied following acupuncture for conditions such as asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, digestive problems, pain, fibromyalgia, and stress.
Moxibustion is the local and focused application of heat to acupoints using a type of compressed, powdered herbs (called moxa), and is often accomplished along with acupuncture. It is often used for conditions of yang deficiency with cold which is commonly associated with diarrhea.
* Dietary Medicine
Dietary Medicine is a major means of self-care in China. The TCM doctor there recommends an energetically balanced diet to treat disharmonies and particularly many disorders of the digestive system. The patient takes this information and hopefully continues his treatment with particular foods and herbs.
Tuina is another part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It looks like soft tissue massage but can be performed for structural adjustment of the body. It is often combined with acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas for the treatment of injury, deformity and chronic disorders of muscle tissues, bones, ligaments and tendons.
Pediatric Tuina is a special type of the traditional Chinese medical therapy. Often used in place of acupuncture if children are reluctant to receive acupuncture treatment. By using special points and techniques, pediatric Tuina is particularly designed to prevent and treat pediatric diseases, especially for children of 12 years old and under; it is most effective for those under 5 to 6 years old. It is a valuable way to treat common problems of children, such as fever, cold, cough, asthma, allergies, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, eating disorders, indigestion, malnutrition, stomach-ache, abdominal pain, rectal prolapse, enuresis, night crying, paralysis, ADD/ ADHD, infantile muscular torticollis.
Specific Herbal Formulas depending on individual conditions
Dr. Yang is now serving Northern Florida with convenient offices in Orlando, Gainesville and Ocala. His practice has expanded thanks to the positive results and beneficial outcomes he has provided to his many patients in the two areas over the past several years. Perhaps he can help you, too.
At your first visit, Dr. Yang will provide consultation, examination, and treatment. During consultation he will ask for detailed information about your health issues. Your medical history and health conditions will be discussed thoroughly. Following this he will perform an examination, and in particular he will read both the pulse and tongue.
From the consultation and examination, Dr. Yang will develop a diagnosis (based on Traditional Chinese Medicine), and suggest the best and most specific treatment plan for addressing each patient’s specific conditions.
Treatment methods include Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture (ear points), Moxibustion (moxa), Tuina, Pediatric Tuina, Cupping, Dietary Medicine, and so on. Dr. Yang has devised specific Chinese Herbal Formulas for his patients depending on their individual conditions. The initial visit usually requires about an hour and a half for a complete evaluation and treatment.
Follow-up visits will consist of a brief consultation and treatment; the treatment plan will be modified depending on the progression of patient’s conditions. It requires about 45 minutes for follow-up visits.
Generally, for acute problems, patients find relief after two to three acupuncture sessions. However, to obtain lasting benefits, five to six treatment sessions will typically be required. As for chronic problems, ten to twelve treatment sessions are likely to be necessary. This is considered to be one “course of treatment” for those with severe and many simultaneous issues. For some special conditions, more sessions may be required to achieve relief and to provide the lasting results. Continued treatments help to sustain results.
Online consultations are available for those patients with needs anywhere there is a computer. Please Contact Us for details.
Dr. Yang’s Prescriptive Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine has a history of over 2500 years, and has a materia medica that consists of over a thousand plants, minerals, and animal combinations. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture have stood the “test of time”, and are proven to be safe and effective for many conditions and diseases.
Based on observations made in clinical practice, Chinese herbal formulas are generally more effective than single herbs. Herbal formulas are usually prepared for the specific needs of each patient, and modified as needed as new symptoms emerge. Each formula specifically addresses each individual’s particular state of organ imbalance, and works naturally to re-establish health in the organ systems. It is very important to have a correct clinical diagnosis to find the best formula for each individual patient’s needs when treating diseases.
There are thousands of Chinese herbal formulas, also called “classic formulas”, which were devised by ancient Chinese medical physicians, and are still regularly used in treating many diseases today.
Dr. Yang’s practice carries over 200 highly concentrated Chinese herbs, and many herbal formulas. These herbs do not contain any harmful artificial colors or preservatives.
Dr. Yang received his training in China, and while there performed research in Chinese herbal medicine. He also has taught and practiced Chinese herbal medicine in the United States. He has a rich and extensive knowledge of Chinese herbal medicines, as well as a deep understanding of Western medicine. Depending on individual needs, Dr. Yang regularly customizes formulas for the particular conditions of patients.
Dr. Yang has successfully treated numerous diseases with a combination of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture care. His formulas are custom-blended and compounded in our clinic pharmacy. Rest assured that they will be safe and effective for your situation.
Dr. Yang has researched and treated with classic Chinese herbal formulas for many years, and has devised specific Chinese herbal formulas for many diseases like arthritis, acid reflux, ulcerative colitis, digestive dysfunction, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, stroke rehabilitation, hypotension, coronary heart disease, arrthythmia(sinus bradycardia, atrioventricular block, premature ventricular contractions), arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, Reynaud’s disease, thromboangiitis obliterans, impotence or erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia or prostatitis, urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, menopausal syndrome, PMS, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, acne, eczema, scleroderma, allergies with rhinitis sinusitis, allergies with asthma and chronic cough, and chronic fatigue.