Contact Info

400 N. Tustin Ave Suite 380, North Tustin CA 92705

Phone: 714-730-2233

Fax: 714-730-2768

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered below, please call us at 714-730-2233,
or e-mail us.

Many insurance providers cover acupuncture. The best way to find out if you have coverage is to call the telephone number for patients on the back of your insurance card. If you are covered, your provider can supply you with a super-bill which you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement.

TCM is a completely safe and effective way to treat many of your health concerns. The needles are sterile, non-toxic and used only once and then discarded so there is no risk of infection. Herbal therapies are carefully chosen according to your unique needs and, due to our extensive Western medical experience, your current medication regimen is considered to guard against any potential interaction. Please be sure to tell your TCM provider about all medications and supplements you are taking.

The number of treatments will vary depending on your condition and your general health at the start of treatment. Some people will experience immediate results, for others it may take longer. TCM has a cumulative effect. Each treatment builds on the previous treatments, paving the way toward restoring your health and vitality. Frequent visits, once or twice a week, for the first 4-6 weeks are often recommended. As you begin to feel better, your appointments will be less frequent and eventually you will only need periodic “tune-ups” to maintain your renewed health and vitality.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork (new patients)
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Eat a normal meal at least two hours prior to your visit so you are not hungry during treatment
  • Refrain from using recreational drugs or alcohol prior to treatment and for at least 24 hours following treatment.

During the initial visit a comprehensive personal and health history will be obtained. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, general health, lifestyle, and emotions. Your answers help your TCM provider to determine the patterns of imbalance in order to get to the root of your health concerns. Your provider will also check your pulses and look at your tongue to get a better idea of the health of your organ systems. A full acupuncture treatment is provided during the first visit so expect your first visit to last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

When an acupuncture needle has been inserted you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Some people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. All of these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working. Once needles are placed you will rest for approximately 30 minutes. After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture and herbal therapy, was a complete medical system in China until the Cultural Revolution when Western medicine was first introduced into China. Most health issues, particularly chronic conditions can be treated with TCM. The following is a short list of conditions that have been effectively treated using TCM:

Addiction Eye problems Pelvic floor dysfunction
Allergies Facial palsy/tics PMS
Anxiety Fatigue Rheumatoid arthritis
Arthritis Fertility Rhinitis
Asthma Fibromyalgia Sciatica
Back pain Frozen shoulder Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Bronchitis Gingivitis Shoulder pain
Cancer recovery Headache Sinusitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome Hiccough Sjogren’s syndrome
Chronic fatigue Incontinence Sleep disturbances
Chronic pain Indigestion Smoking cessation
Colitis IBS Sore throat
Common cold Interstitial cystitis Stress
Constipation Knee pain Tennis elbow
Dental pain Menopausal symptoms Tonsillitis
Depression Menstrual irregularities Tooth pain
Diabetes Migraine Trigeminal neuralgia
Diarrhea Morning sickness Urinary tract infections (UTI)
Digestive disorders Nausea Vomiting
Dizziness Neck pain Vulvodynia
Dysentery Neuropathy Wrist pain
Emotional problems Osteoarthritis