FAQ

What makes our service unique?

Our policy is to use a two-step treatment plan. First, we make a clear diagnosis utilizing both Western and Eastern modalities; we may use western technology such as MRI, CT scan, X-ray and electromyologram (EMG) in conjunction with traditional eastern techniques, such as pulse and tongue evaluation. Many of these tests can be performed right in our office.

Then, together with the patient, we plan the best course of treatment. Treatment options include: Acupuncture, physical therapy, Chinese herbs, and western medications.

Acupuncture is performed on various parts of the body including back, ear, and skull. Electrical acupuncture, cupping, acupressure, and other techniques are used supplementally.

Our physical therapy program includes onsite physician supervision, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, electrophoresis, TENS, heat/cryotherapy, and various rehabilitative exercises.

Chinese herbs are used for a number of different reasons, including but not limited to, detoxification and amelioration and treatment of symptoms. For your convenience, the herbs can be directly purchased from the clinic.

If western medication is necessary it will be prescribed for by Dr. Jun Xu.

What is acupuncture? How does it work?

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing by inserting needles at very precise points within meridians (energy channels in the body). The acupuncture needles can trigger the release of chemicals and hormones, leading to improved immune and energy function.

What is pain management?

It is a unique program in rehabilitation medicine with special skills including physical, occupational, psychosocial, music therapy, acupuncture, and various medications to treat your pain.

What are the needles like? Do they hurt?

Acupuncture needles are very thin. The point is smooth (not hollow with cutting edges like hypodermic needles). Most patients feel minimal pain as the needles are inserted; some feel no pain at all.

What is Chinese herbal medicine?

Chinese herbology medicine is mainstream in Eastern medicine. Patients may be prescribed specific herbal formulas designed to treat their individual condition. Drs. Jun Xu and Hong Su will prescribe the formulas and supply the herb to you if it is medically necessary.

What conditions can be treated?

Drs. Jun Xu and Hong Su treat many ailments such as:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Allergies
  • Athletic injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • IBS
  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Overweight
  • Pinched nerves
  • PMS
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis
  • And much, much more…

Are acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs covered by insurance?

Now, more and more insurance companies cover acupuncture costs when performed by a licensed M.D. We are providers for Medicare, United Healthcare, Anthem and others, as well as all policies with “out of network’ benefits, such as PPO, POS, Freedom Plan of Cigna, Healthnet, Aetna, Oxford, etc. Please call our office for help in determining your coverage. Reimbursement for herbs is currently unavailable.

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