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Are you tired of suffering from pain? Is your pain stopping you from enjoying your life? Are you ready to feel good and have energy again? Are you tired of negative side effects from pain medication? Is your pain running your life?
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Are you suffering from a chronic health condition? Do you feel like your body could be doing better? Would you like natural healthcare without side effects? Is your condition keeping you from living life on your terms?
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Have you been trying to conceive for several months or longer? Are you having trouble getting pregnant? Are you worried about infertility? Are you wondering if you are normal? Are infertility concerns causing you anxiety?
Interview with Dorothy Pang, L.Ac., Acupuncturist & The Natural Fertility Expert
Dorothy Pang is dedicated to her clients' whole health
When my clients leave my office, I am proud to say that they feel better than when they came in. Whether it’s pain that they were feeling, or digestive irregularities, I know that they leave feeling relief from their body complaints, AND that they are actually healthier than before they came in. I’ve seen this change happen to hundreds and hundreds of people.
I have since made a commitment to dedicate my professional life to treating people with are suffering with a natural, body-friendly method. Read the Full Interview
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I am basking now in the afterglow of treatment number two. I feel light and tingly and energized. I am truly frightened of needles, but Dorothy’s touch is gentle, and the space she’s created is serene. After my first treatment, my partner and I could already see a difference in my face.
Dorothy is extremely knowledgeable about how to optimize health in the human body. She also really cares about her patients and takes the time to listen to what is happening in her client’s lives. Her surprisingly gentle touch coupled with the soothing eye pillows and calming music she provides all blend together to create an environment of relaxation and healing. I have had more energy, overall health, and gained more knowledge about my body and…
I am a frequent traveler to the South Bay Area on business and tend to be very active. On a recent trip out I injured my wrist while snowboarding and had a nagging pain that wasn’t well treated by over the counter medication. A friend directed me towards Dorothy Pang after being previously treated by her. Giving acupuncture a chance was the best move I have made in a long time. Upon meeting her I was struck by her professionalism and knowledge. S…
The joints in my hands got stiff over the years of because of constant guitar playing so decided to try acupuncture. To my amazement, it worked and my hands are 90% less stiff. I am able now able to play for a long period of time. I am still going to Dr. Dorothy for treatment and it’s helping me a lot!
I am terrified of needles. I have been told that I should go to an acupuncture clinic for 4 years, and ignored all advice because of my fear of needles. I finally mustered up the nerve to go and it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I can’t wait to go back for another treatment next week. Dorothy was professional and I didn’t feel a thing when she was doing the treatment, which was my biggest fear. She sat and talked with me about t…
I’ve had several treatments for acid reflux from Ms. Pang and I’m a very satisfied customer. At first I was skeptical of the benefits of acupuncture however Ms. Pang provided me with acid reflux relief as effective as medication. The whole process was very relaxing (quite a surprise as I am really not fond of needles) and Ms. Pang was happy to answer all of my questions about the treatment, acupuncture, and the philosophy of traditional Chinese m…
Dr. Pang is so wonderful. Not only does she make you feel at ease and comfortable, but she really is sincere in her concern and willingness to help you to feel better. Not only that, but she listens to you. She doesn’t rush me like I’ve had Doctors do before and I already feel like I can trust her. So far, I’ve gone twice and am already feeling better than I was from a potential pinched nerve I had, which caused numbing, tingling and pain in my …
Dorothy is a life saver! I have had problems with sleeping and stress and after just a few treatments I was feeling like myself again. Dorothy is very professional and her office is very comfortable. She is organized and gives you lots of personal attention.
Dr. Pang has been part of my team of alternative health providers. I fell in love with the princess crown treatment. I always said that that’s the main reason why I can deal with difficult situations in my life. I have refer my friends and clients to her because her knowledge and professionalism.
I was treated for about 3 months and feel great. I was petrified of needles and was very nervous for my first session. She explained the process and made me feel comfortable from the beginning. Office and rooms are clean and welcoming. Atmosphere is relaxing. She is friendly, observant, caring, thorough and understanding.
Latest from the Fountain of Youth
The lastest news from Dorothy Pang's blog and eZine "The Fountain of Youth"
Hello! How are you? Are you enjoying the changing leave of the fall? My new location is facing the ocean, and so it’s much easier for me to connect with nature. The air is fresh from the sea, and there are trees lining the street, so it’s very obvious here in Burlingame that the seasons are changing. The Autumn air tends to be drier, and the Organ of the Fall season is the Lung organ. “Dry Evil” as it is sometimes translated, can most easily attach the Lung organ, so the Lung is most susceptible to disease and disharmony during the Fall season.
The Lung’s job is to take oxygen and energy from the air that you breathe. I cannot do this job very well if it is dry, or if you have a cough or a cold. Dryness in the air means that the Lung is more likely to be susceptible to outside influences like colds virus, flu and coughs, which is how Chinese medicine explains why “flu season” happens in the Fall months.
Dryness symptoms can vary. Dryness can settle into different parts of the body, but in the Fall, most likely we see it settling into the Lung organ system. When dry evil settles into the Lung, what symptom I most often find is a stubborn cough. When the Lungs are dry in Chinese medicine, they have a hard time doing their job. An integral part of the job of the Lung is to push air or qi downwards. When the Lung is having a hard time doing it’s job, air will counter flow and go upwards instead.
What should you do when you have a stubborn cough? For a stubborn dry cough, without mucous, acupuncture is very effective in revitalizing Lung energy so that it can do it’s job properly again. In a stubborn cough with phlegm, this is usually more stubborn. Acupuncture will help to speed recovery but for best results, acupuncture treatment should be combined with Chinese herbal medicine and dietary advice.
A stubborn cough, whether dry or productive, will not only make you and those around you miserable, it also will drain your body of vital energy, and the longer it lingers, the less likely it is that it will get better on it’s own. If you or someone you know has a stubborn cough, it’s a good idea to seek help with acupuncture or perhaps Chinese herbal medicine. Feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think can use this information. For me, I know that kids can get people sick a lot so teachers and daycare providers could benefit from this information! Being sick is no fun, and unproductive. Try acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to keep you healthy, balanced, and happy.
On the other hand this is also the best month to boost the immune system and keep those virus from invading your body! More on that next week.
I’m hoping to see you at the new office in Burlingame soon.
To Your Health!
Dorothy Pang, Fertility Coach & Acupuncturist
Hello! I hope that you are feeling healthy and vibrant. However, we already talked about how Fall is Lung season. This means that in the Fall, Lungs can be weaker and that can also mean that tendency to catch colds and the flu. Unfortunately for me, my little Ben has started preschool recently, and is more germ exposure.
Since Fall is a bad time for colds, it’s also a great time for strengthening the Lung and immune system. In Chinese medicine, we say that it is the Lung’s job to protect us from colds and flus and if your Lungs are not strong, then you’ll have a tendency to succumb to the virus. Fall is a great time to strengthen weak Lungs. How can you tell if your Lungs are weak? Usually through symptoms. Shortness of breath, asthma, easily catch the cold or flu, and allergies are all possible symptoms of a weak Lung.
Now Autumn is also Pumpkin Spice Latte season! I personally have yet to try a pumpkin spice latter. I’m going to make it a goal for this year. But, I know that there are many die hard fans of the pumpkin spice latte. I find this really interesting because Fall is an ideal time to strengthen the Lung, and it’s also an ideal time to strengthen the yang, or Warm Energy of the body. How do we do that in Traditional Chinese Medicine? One of the ways that we strengthen the yang is by adding more spices to the diet, and some of those are the kind that you might find in a pumpkin spice latte!
So, I’m not saying that the best way to create health is to drink pumpkin spice lattes. But if you are going to drink a latte anyway, then a pumpkin spice latte may be a better choice for you if your body is lacking in yang or warm energy. Maybe people do lack yang. How can you tell? One easy way is pain. If someone experiences pain that is worse with cold weather, then their body might find it helpful to have yang strengthening herbs or spices. Yang strengthening spices do help to warm up the body a little bit. But Chinese herbal medicine is much stronger and more effective than a latter would ever be. And that’s why it’s important to seek the advice of a professional. Because, the ultimate goal is balance and while it may be helpful to warm up your yang right now, it’s possible to end up too warm. Good health is about keeping your body in healthy balance. And with changing seasons, changing weather, and changing diets, you can see how it can be a complex equation. But it’s a pretty solid sign, if there is pain that increases with cold, that the body could use some more yang energy. Yang can be added via herbal medicine, food, or during acupuncture.
Are you a pumpkin spice latte fan? Do you have Fall foods that you enjoy? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
To Your Health!
Dorothy Pang, Fertility Coach & Acupuncturist
Hello! I hope that you are doing well. Firstly, I wanted to let you know that AcuSpa has moved to a new location. I’ve been a bit busy with paperwork, and new office set up. Things are looking up, the new office is larger, and the building is newer. There is ample parking and there is an elevator, to get to my third floor suite. The air is lovely, as it’s right off the bay! So here is the new address:
1601 Old Bayshore Hgwy #323
Burlingame, CA 94010
- Does Acupuncture Treat Chronic Pain?
Hello! I hope that you are healthy and vibrant. I recently had a bout with some pain myself, and it really helped to remind me how terrible it is to have a pain that is constant. It sapped my energy, and I lost a lot of productivity. I got very little done. It changed my temperament, and I definitely was easier to irritate and had less patience with my loved ones. I had to lay down and take a lot of breaks. It was a difficult way to live. With the onset of Autumn, for some people come the reappearance of chronic pain that comes with cold weather.
- Fountain of Youth: Lungs, Organ of Autumn
Hello! How are you? I am feeling really jarred by the coming of Fall. But I can feel it in the air, can you? Take a moment to experience the weather outside and really feel how Autumn is sinking in. It’s really beneficial to pay attention to nature. I think our bodies really crave it and it’s something that can help to keep us healthy and in balance. What do you enjoy doing outside?
Have you considered that your Lungs are the only internal organ to interface with the outside world? It’s a fascinating thought. All of our other internal organs don’t get to interact with the atmosphere, not like our Lungs. And our Lungs’ season in Chinese medicine is the Autumn. So, in the Autumn is when weak Lungs are most likely to complain. Do you get seasonal allergies? If they are in the Fall/Spring, then they are likely from a weak Lung system. Strengthening the Lung system with acupuncture could help to resolve allergies and asthma. Weak Lungs are not an uncommon thing. And, it’s one of the times where I can say, usually the patient has zero blame.
Weak Lungs are typically something that someone is born with. Weak lungs could manifest in several different symptoms, with nasal allergies and asthma being the most common.
What can be done for a weak Lung system? Acupuncture typically works really well for this, as does Chinese herbal medicine. It often depends on the specific presentation. Once in awhile, I’ve had an adult show up with symptoms of a “newly developed allergy” when really all they needed was some Chinese herbal medicine to push out a virus that was being stubborn. These cases are the most fun because for a Western doctor, that was an unresolvable problem, but after a short stint of treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine, they can be resolved for life! How cool is that?
If you know anyone that would like a more natural treatment option for allergies or asthma, please forward them this email or give them my name. Acupuncture is great, but Chinese herbal medicine can also be prescribed via phone after an herbal consultation, which can be done on the phone.
What do you think? Do you enjoy the Fall? Can you feel it in your Lungs? Please comment with your questions. See you next week, and until then…
To Your Health!
Dorothy Pang, Fertility Coach & Acupuncturist