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Acupuncturists in Chester County
“I have worked with holistic health modalities since 1983 and became an acupuncturist and herbalist in 2002. As a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine my focus is on helping my patients utilize oriental medicine techniques to improve their health and wellbeing. I am especially effective at treating pain, women's health issues, and immune system imbalances including allergies and sinusitis. I am devoted to providing safe, effective, patient centered care.
“My goal is to help each and every patient achieve optimum health and wellness. Using Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, I bring balance and harmony, allowing the body to heal itself. I encourage education and overall lifestyle awareness, in order to empower my patients into a healthy and happy life. I will spend time discovering what is at the core of your health issues and concerns, to make sure we get to the heart of the problem to help ensure lifelong benefits from Acupuncture.
“I began working in the healing arts in 1985 after graduating summa cum lauda from West Chester University with a BS in Nursing. After years as a home care and hospice nurse, I studied massage at the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy. I began my own practice and taught massage . In 2002, I enrolled at the TAI Sophia Institute, and graduated in 2005 with a Masters degree in Acupuncture. For the last 7 years, I have helped hundreds become pain free, avoid surgery, and accomplish a greatly improved quality of life. I combine my Western experience with Eastern expertise .
“I am a medical doctor and a licensed Acupuncturist. My Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and acupuncture education were obtained in China, in 1983. My residency in neurology was also completed in China, while my residency in rehabilitation medicine was obtained at well-known Mount Sinai Medical school / New York University in New York. My philosophy is based on a belief that a combination of Western and Eastern medicine provides the best results for our patients. Acupuncture is incorporated into my routine medical practice to treat many clinical problems. I have given acupuncture lectures to thephysicians at local hospitals.
“I am an advanced practice nurse in the field of rehabilitation and behavior medicine. I have integrated 25 years of clinical experience with acupuncture to develop a wholistic body-mind approach to health. My strong interest in integrative medicine and energy healing expands Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture to include spiritual chakra levels for total wellness. My experiences in hospitals and rehabilitation centers has allowed me to become sensitive to the levels of care that is needed to meet the concerns related to health risks and how to reduce them.
“Whenever possible, I believe in choosing a natural path to health and I emphasize the same for my patients. I find that acupuncture and homeopathy are powerful modalities in restoring the physiological and energetic balance in the body. I view illness and pain as an injury to one's vital force (Qi, life energy). Rather than reactively attack the disease or injury, my approach to acupuncture is to restore health and balance in the vital force, which in turn allows the body to heal itself.
“Our welcoming spa environment in Chester County, PA makes your acupuncture session a pleasure! Specializing in pain relief and allergies; I provide effective solutions for headaches, migraines, low back, neck, & shoulder pain, sciatica, PMS, anxiety, insomnia, and weight loss. With over 20 years in the healing arts, I have practiced St. John Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique), and now practice advanced acupuncture techniques - Dr. Tan and Master Tung - proven 85% effective! Most patients experience significant symptom reduction within 5 visits. Inner Light Wellness is located in Downingtown PA, serving Exton, West Chester, Thorndale, Coatesville, and Chester County.
“I am committed to delivering patient centered care that is focused on your specific needs. One of our biggest strengths at Chester County Herbs and Acupuncture is that I spend the necessary time with you to optimize your health. During your course of treatment, I apply treatment strategies utilizing acupuncture and herbal medicine's remarkable ability to alleviate pain, restore health, and improve vitality. In addition, throughout your process, I will inform and guide you in nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments that empower you to a healthier and happier life.
“My passion is my profession. Our wholistic health center, located in convenient King of Prussia, is dedicated to helping each patient acheive their maximum state of well being. We pride ourselves on having a relaxing and welcoming atomosphere and caring manner of treatments. We spend ample time with each patient getting to know them as a whole person, not just another number. We have convenient office hours including weekend, lunch and evening appointments. You can even schedule your appointment online at your own convenience.
“I began to practice acupuncture in early 1973 shortly after completing my residency in internal medicine. My initial training in acupuncture was with a Master from the United Kingdom over a 4 1/2 year period during the 70's. However, my personal approach also reflects time spent with other master practitioners as well as my own 40 years of experience. In 1980, I resigned my hospital and teaching appointments at Lankenau and Jefferson in order to concentrate solely on acupuncture in a home-office in Wayne where I practice with my wife and colleague, Joan Michelland.
“My goal when entering the alternative medicine field was to be able to improve the quality of life of my patients. I provide individualized care and treatments to each of my patients based on their specific needs.
“Dr. Liu received his M.D. degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China, in 1994, after successful completion of the university's prestigious 5-year Traditional Chinese Medicine & Western Medicine program. Between 1994-1999, Dr. Liu completed his residency in TCM at the SHUTCM-affiliated Shanghai Yueyang Hospital, one of the top three TCM hospitals in Shanghai. He then worked as an attending physician at the same hospital until 2003 when he relocated to the United States. Dr. Liu has also been a clinical instructor at the SHUTCM since 1998. He earned his MS degree in Health Admin. from St. Joseph's University in 2007.
Acupuncture in Chester County - is it right for me?
Acupuncture is based on the concepts of oriental medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Chester County acupuncturists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat the many conditions, aches and pains that respond to acupuncture.
Acupuncturists insert very fine acupuncture needles into a number of trigger points on your body. The purpose of the needles is to stimulate acupuncture points or meridians. The needles do not inject any substance into your body and are so fine as to be virtually impossible to feel. In some cases, acupuncture may be accompanied by electrical stimulation or the burning of moxa, a form of heat therapy. Or use acupressure, where physical pressure is applied by hand or elbow to trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
'Accupuncture' and 'Accupuncturist' are common mis-spellings.
Credentials for Chester County licensed acupuncturists?
A licensed acupuncturist in Chester County needs a minimum of two years college education and must complete three years of professional training and pass the State's approved licensing examination. The three year program includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice. Most States' professional training programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).