Q & A

Some common questions about acupuncture are answered below with an in-depth explanation. 

What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an insertion of fine and thin needles into a specific point on the skin surface to bring about a regulation of the body for natural healing. It empowers the body to heal. Although the method is counter-intuitive, it promotes natural healing.

It enhances recuperative power and immunity, supports physical and emotional health, and improves overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of pain, inflammation, and dysfunction.


 Acupuncture Increases the Body’s Healing Ability


Tiny needles in foot.

What does David Lee do?

During the initial exam your health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms, and lifestyle. Your torso will be measured and pelvic bone will be palpated for identifying you as one of the four body types.

Gathering this information enables the David Lee and Che-ol Kim to effectively diagnose and detect reasons that may have contributed to your health problems. A well-structured treatment plan is then created using one or combination of acupuncture, dietary adjustment, acupressure, and Chinese herbs. In majority cases, acupuncture may be sufficient.

David Lee will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways on your arms and legs. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can promote the body’s own ability to establish homeostasis. Therefore, a recovery takes place.



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



To help answer many of your questions, you can click on the icon below for  Dr. Lee’s Patient Guide. It discusses the common ailments effectively treated with Oriental 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, hormone imbalance, organ dysfunction, gland dysfunction, and drug withdrawal. We help your body to self-heal naturally and for long term.

How Does Asian Medicine Treat?

We use time-tested methods of acupuncture, dietary adjustment, and Asian herbs. They are used for the body to self-heal. The outcome is not only natural but also lasting.

How Effective is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is quite effective. In my clinic, I have seen 1/3 of patients having high relief, 1/3 with moderate relief, and 1/3 mild or no relief at all. It is because there is no method that is effective for 100% of people. Perhaps the reason is due to the complexity and multi-factorial causes. The human brain and its body are the most complex combination in the universe.

However, outside of the clinic, the average population has 80-90% significant relief with acupuncture. It indicates we treat many stubborn and chronic diseases, which are well-relieved and others very little.

What is Difference Between Acupuncture and Asian Herbs?

Acupuncture relieves pain, inflammation, neuropathy, hormone imbalance such as hot flashes, and drug withdrawal. Furthermore, Asian herbs reverse internal diseases and increase your health. Asian herbs are plants that have been used for thousands-of-years with ample amount of clinical experience. They are regularly used for organ and gland dysfunctions. They also help the mind and body function at a higher level. They are like good-quality foods on steroid.

How safe are acupuncture and Asian herbs?

Acupuncture and Asian herbs are extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded. People seek Asian medicine for two reasons: efficacy and safety. Because Asian medicine is new in America, there are varying opinions and perspectives. However, acupuncture and herbs are much safer than conventional methods. Many patients find that Asian medicine more effective than prescription and surgery. Acupuncture either benefits or does not. There is no negative side-effect.

In the medical establishment there is an unjustified concern with the herbs. My experience with herbs in the last 20 years is that they were quite safe even with prescriptions. Blood tests indicated normal or even better functioning of organs and glands. I am not saying problems will not occur, but so far it has not happened yet.