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What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an insertion of thin and sterile needles into the skin to bring about a healing. It is safe, painless, and effective. Although counter-intuitive, it promotes natural healing.

There are many benefits to acupuncture. It enhances recuperative power, immunity, physical health, emotional health, and well-being.  It treats a wide variety of pain, inflammation, and dysfunction.


 Acupuncture Increases the Body’s Healing Ability


Tiny needles in foot.

What do We do?

Acupuncture is inserted in reactive points on your arms and legs. Stimulation of these strategic spots promotes your body’s ability to establish homeostasis. Therefore, a recovery takes place.

During the initial examination, we listen to and take note of your complaints. We ask questions regarding symptoms and discomforts. For pain and neuropathy, acupuncture may be sufficient.

For internal diseases of organs, glands, or immune system, both dietary adjustment and Asian herbs are recommended. We diagnose your body type by your mental temperament, physiological characteristics, measuring your torso, and palpating your pelvic bone. Body typing is a way to detect and treat the root reasons that contributed to your health problems.



Acupuncture and Asian herbs are safe, effective, and drug-free therapies that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.



To help answer some of your questions, you can click on the book below for Top Conditions Healed with Asian Medicine. It is our clinical experience of the common ailments treated with Asian Medicine.

What is the purpose of Asian medicine?

Our clinic is here to meet the health needs of the community by empowering the body to self-heal. It means that we support your subconscious mind and physiological body to establish homeostasis. For this reason, a self-healing takes place. It is a nature’s placebo effect.

What does David Lee Acupuncture Clinic do?

We treat pain, neuropathy, inflammation, immune system, hormone imbalance, organ dysfunction, gland dysfunction, and drug withdrawal. We help your body self-heal naturally and for long term.

How Does Asian Medicine Treat?

We use time-tested methods of acupuncture, dietary adjustment, and Asian herbs. These are natural ways for the body to self-heal. It gets your body involved in the healing process, rather than intervening. Acupuncture instructs your nervous system to be regulated. Whole-food-plant-based foods are the best dietary regimen. Asian herbs are time-tested phyto-medicine to balance the ecosystem of your internal organs and glands.

How Effective is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is quite effective. In spite of the majority of our patients having stubborn pain and disease, we provide a significant relief. We see 1/3 of patients having high relief, 1/3 with moderate relief, and 1/3 mild or no relief at all. There is no method that is effective for 100% of people. Perhaps the reason is due to the complex human body and multi-factorial causes.

Outside of the clinic, however, the improvement is higher. We observe 80-90% of population having significant relief with acupuncture at volunteer events. It is because more patients with stubborn cases visit our clinic.

What is Difference Between Acupuncture and Asian Herbs?

Acupuncture regulates the nervous system. Acupuncture relieves pain, inflammation, neuropathy, hot flashes, and drug withdrawal.

Asian herbs are phytonutrients that help regulate the internal systems such as organs, glands, and immune system.

The commonality of both acupuncture and Asian herbal medicine are for nerves, inflammation, stress, wellness, and longevity. In other words, they optimize your mind and body.

How safe are acupuncture and Asian herbs?

Acupuncture and Asian herbs are extremely safe. Asian medicine is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, which rarely yields adverse effects.  There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.

Our 20 years of experience with Asian herbal medicine is that they are quite safe when taken with prescriptions. Blood tests indicated normal or even better functioning of organs and glands. We are not saying adverse effects do not occur, but so far they have not happened.

People seek Asian medicine for two reasons: safety and efficacy. Many turn to acupuncture and Asian herbs after difficulty with conventional medicine. Furthermore, many also find that Asian medicine is effective because it often prevents prescription and surgery.

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