Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
 
Address: 
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
 
Phone: 
(804) 301-1784
 
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
E-mail: 
xy9803@yahoo.com
 
 
 

 
   Home      FAQ

1. Why would I choose Chinese acupuncture & herbal medicine?
2. What are the main objectives of acupuncture treatment?
3. Are acupuncture needles sterile and safe?
4. Can acupuncture help me even if I feel healthy?
5. What if I can't come for regular acupuncture treatments?
6. Should I keep my appointment if I'm sick?
7. How does acupuncture enhance fertility and treat infertility?
8. Why does an acupuncturist look at your tongue?
9. Does health insurance pay for acupuncture?


Any other questions and suggestions regarding acupuncture and Chinese herbs will be welcomed! Please let us know. Thank you!

1.Why would I choose Chinese acupuncture & herbal medicine?
Drugs and surgery often cause negative side effects and can also be quite expensive. Acupuncture is a cost-effective alternative that has proven itself effective over the course of centuries. Acupuncture allows you to heal without putting drugs into your body, and without taking organs out. It is a safe and natural means that will allow your body to heal on its' own. Acupuncture and herbal medicine identify the root-cause of the problem, and facilitates your body to self-heal, or make the necessary adjustments on its own, without the use of drugs or surgery. If the engine light turned red in your car, would you ignore it, or put a piece of tape over it? You would most likely take your car in to see why the engine light came on. It most likely came on as an indicator because there was a malfunction somewhere. Just like your car, your body sends you “red light” signals in the form of symptoms. Symptoms are just indicators that a condition has reached a state where it needs your immediate attention. Many people take drugs and medication, which simply “put tape over the light,” and mask symptoms. We all want to get out of pain and discomfort. However, we must look into why your body is alarming you? We will find the origin of the problem and correct the root cause, so that not only do the symptoms resolve, the underlying imbalance is resolved as well.
 
2. What are the main objectives of acupuncture treatment?
a. Relief Care: To relieve pain and other symptoms
b. Corrective Care: To restore the smooth flow of Qi and blood throughout the body and strengthen the organ systems of the body so that they are working harmoniously.
c. Maintenance Care: To maintain health and wellness though sustaining a unified, healthy state. This is long-term care that is designed TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY & WELL. Preventative medicine is the true path of health.
 
3. Are acupuncture needles sterile and safe?
The government requires practitioners to follow very strict sterilization procedures. In addition, pre-sterilized needles are manufactured, packaged, and shipped in sterilized containers to ensure compliance with the law. The needles are disposed of immediately after use.

4. Can acupuncture help me even if I feel healthy?
Acupuncture is a powerful preventative measure to keep patients healthy throughout the year. Practitioners see subtle signs of disease processes at work before symptoms begin to interfere with daily life. Chinese medicine effectively addresses these issues, preventing future problems from occurring. Because acupuncture treatments are so deeply relaxing, many patients find regular, maintenance treatments beneficial for stress relief.
5. What if I can't come for regular acupuncture treatments?
Herbal therapy is an effective option for those who cannot come regularly for acupuncture visits. Some patients opt for Chinese herbal formulas instead of acupuncture treatment. Herbal therapy can fill in for the interval between acupuncture treatments, allowing some patients to decrease the frequency of acupuncture treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses herbs instead of drug therapy to address problems internally. In fact, many conditions, such as gynecological problems and immune system disorders require herbs for effective treatment.
6. Should I keep my appointment if I'm sick?
Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine are highly effective for treating acute conditions, such as colds and flus, stomach viruses and headaches. Patients report immediate improvement in symptoms after acupuncture treatment or commencing herbal therapy. An oft-repeated phrase by happy patients is, "As soon as I started taking the herbs I felt better!" Many patients call immediately to schedule a treatment when they first notice cold or flu symptoms. So if you're sick, call your acupuncturist and make an appointment. If you have an appointment scheduled, keep it. If you're concerned about being contagious to your practitioner, request an herbal consultation instead of a treatment.
7. How does acupuncture enhance fertility and treat infertility?
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs offer an effective, time-tested approach to enhancing fertility and treating infertility. In fact, acupuncture has been used successfully for infertility treatment for thousands of years.

a. Acupuncture stimulates and influences hormonal activity, thus regulating menstruation, ovulation, and pregnancy. Acupuncture triggers the release of prostaglandins into the bloodstream, which in turn lead to the production of a substance that transmits messages to the hypothalamus. The biggest benefit of acupuncture for PCOS patients is helping to regulate and manage menstrual periods.
b. Acupuncture helps to reduce stress and decrease the hypersympathetic nervous system response, relaxing the neuroendocrine system and regulating hormones. Studies have shown that high stress levels decrease the likelihood of conceiving.
c. Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate chemical changes within the uterine lining, thickening the endometrium and preparing the uterus for implantation.
d. Acupuncture helps to decrease uterine contractions and improve implantation outcome. Increased uterine contractions at the time of embryo transfer of an IVF procedure negatively affect implantation outcome.
e. In men, acupuncture can improve the concentration, volume, and motility of sperm as well as other sexual health problems such as impotence.
8. Why does an acupuncturist look at your tongue?
The tongue is a map of your body, reflecting the general health of your organ and meridian systems. An acupuncturist may look at the color, the shape and the coating of your tongue. Tongue diagnosis is very reliable because your body does not lie. Please don't brush or scrape your tongue coating when you brush your teeth and please don’t drink anything that may color your tongue coating, such as coffee, soda, or juice before your appointment. If you do, the practitioner may not be able to set the state of your health. A healthy person does not need to scrape or clean the tongue for cosmetic purposes.
 
9. Does health insurance pay for acupuncture?
More and more insurance companies are offering partial or full coverage for acupuncture services. However, in order to be sure that you get the correct answer to this question, we recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to determine if your specific health insurance policy reimburses for acupuncture services. If your policy provides coverage for services, we will provide appropriate receipts for all services rendered. Payment in full is due at the time of service. For your convenience we accept cash and checks.
 


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