Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of medicine that has recently been adopted into Western medical practices. As a result of its growing popularity, and its effectiveness at treating pain and enhancing overall well-being, it is sometimes the first treatment of choice for certain medical conditions.
The theory of acupuncture deals with the energy of the body, referred to as qi, and how it flows throughout the body and regulates performance. A disruption of qi energy can lead to pain and imbalance, and it can also be a source of disease.
As acupuncturists at Northern Medical Center Middletown, NY, we combine allopathic medicine with traditional treatments such as acupuncture, to help you reach optimal health.
You may discuss with your doctor whether acupuncture is right for you.
Using the principles of oriental medicine, the doctors at Northern Medical Center will examine the patient using a number of modalities, such as observation, listening, asking questions, and pulse taking. After a thorough evaluation, the acupuncturist will record a full case history and determine a course of treatment.
Acupuncture treatments at Northern Medical Center are administered by licensed health care professionals who are trained not only in acupuncture, but also in comprehensive Chinese medicine, and allopathic medicine.
If this treatment is prescribed, the doctor may insert very fine acupuncture needles into a number of points on your body to open up the flow of qi energy.
Correctly placed, the needles stimulate your acupuncture points. The needles do not inject any substance into the body, and patients can be assured that these treatments are safe, hygienic, and create minimum discomfort.
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Jing H. (Jennifer) Liang, L.Ac. - Licensed Acupuncturist
For more than a decade, Jennifer was the founder of and a partner in Kingsfoil Acupuncture Clinic, a private practice of traditional Chinese medicine in Milpitas, California. She holds a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.O.M., O.M.D.) degree from Five Branches University in San Jose, Calif., and a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of East-West Medicine in San Jose, Calif.