CLINIC 靈樞針灸診所

Frequently Asked Questions. Following Answers are Based on the Theory of Ling Shu.

1. How does acupuncturist treat a patient?

Simply said, our body consists of six pairs of balance systems, called the twelve meridians, and each meridian responds to certain functions of the body.  These 12 meridians are known as systems of immunity, metabolism, endocrine and others in modern medicine. According to Ling Shu, since each meridian is responding to a certain function, there will be a certain group of symptoms that will occur if a meridian is out of balance. Thus, an acupuncturist is able to find the imbalanced meridian through those clinical symptoms, and then he will needle a few points from the imbalanced meridians, and re-balance those using proper techniques.

2, How do I know if my acupuncturist is doing balance treatment for me?

You can find out by observing the following several clinical practices:

First, he checks both pulses, one on the neck, known as the Reying pulse (carotid artery), and one on the wrist, known as Cunkou pulse (radial artery), before and after treatment. Reying pulse represents yang, while Cunkou pulse represents yin. The acupuncturist must check these pulses in order to know the inbalance of yin and yang, according to Ling Shu chapters 9 and 10. Furthermore, he has to check it after treatment to know if the balance is regained.

Secondly, according to Ling Shu Chapter 12, the acupuncturist should retain the needles at shortest 5 seconds and at longest no more than 30 seconds. To retain needles for more than that amount of time, such as 15 minutes to 30 minutes, is incorrect.  

Lastly, how many points does he apply? Ling Shu Chapter 9 states that only 3 points are selected from inbalanced yin and yang meridians. However, if the illness related with muscle pain, it may  need more than 3 points.

3, “Acupuncture therapy is no pain, no gain.” Is this true?

No. Most patients can attest that they feel less pain from acupuncture treatments than they feel from hypodermic injections. According to Ling Shu chapter 9, prolonged pain or sharp pain indicates that acupuncturist have missed the points.

4. How many visits do I need before I improve?

The majority of our patients conditions related with pain improve after their first visit. 

Clinic Cases

Case1: Hypothyroidism

53 yrs old Female

04/07/2017 TSH 1.200, T4 1.2, T3 3.0 11/28/2017 TSH 5.270 T4 1.1 T3 2.9

PT received 11 times acupuncture from 01/06/2018 to 02/02/2018

01/31/2018 TSH 2.020, T4 1.0, T3 2.7

Case 2: IgA Nephropathy

58 yrs old Female

02/19/2018 GFR 35

PT received 12 acupuncture from 02/24/2018 to 03/27/2018

03/30/2018 GFR 42

Case 3: Diabetes

62 yrs old Female

05/13/2017 A1C 8.0

09/12/2017 A1C 6.9






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