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Are You in Pain?
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?
Tired of Feeling Tired?
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?
Are You Worried About Infertility?
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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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.
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!
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 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.
I went to AcuSpa for hand pain and she ended up treating my IBS as well! The experience was calm and peaceful. I loved how each treatment room had a different elemental feel. She was very professional and knowledgeable of how the body heals itself. I would definitely recommend her to others.
I’ve had nothing but success while being treated at AcuSpa. Dorothy is amazing. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable with a very caring disposition. Dorothy treated me throughout my pregnancy; everything from morning sickness to preparing my body for birth/delivery. I was amazed after every session I always felt great and noticed a difference. This was my first experience with acupuncture. With these treatments my pregnancy was very easy…
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 took the time to ask me about my overall health from head to toe and helped to consult me on what would help me with several other ailments that have been on going for the past few years. After multiple treatments today I can move my shoulders now more than I’ve been able to since I can remember.
Dorothy and I met years ago. Her maturity, focus, passion and kindness came through. I am more than confident in saying these attributes carry over into her very well established acupuncture office. In short, she rocks!
Latest from the Fountain of Youth
The lastest news from Dorothy Pang's blog and eZine "The Fountain of Youth"
Last week, we talked about Kidney yang and lower back pain. Lower back pain strain, caused by excessive sitting, can damage kidney yang, but also, low kidney yang can result in lower back pain that is aggravated by cold.
Other pain conditions can also present when kidney yang is low. Another complaint that I often treat with acupuncture in my clinic is arthritis. In the winter, many people will complaint that their arthritis is acting up because of the cold. If this is the case, then they are probably also low on kidney yang (if you missed last week’s article, you can find the link HERE)
Arthritis pain that is aggravated by cold is often very responsive to acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture can be used to control the pain, as well as to tonfiy kidney yang to help prevent future symptoms. Arthritis can be found in many different body areas. So acupuncture can be used to treat back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and leg pain, for example. All of these areas typically respond very well to acupuncture treatment.
Do you know anyone with arthritis pain? Or other pain that is aggravated by cold? In my office, I typically also use essential oils to help tonify the yang. It’s pleasant and people look forward to this type of treatment. I can also use Chinese Herbal Medicine to do the same. It’s more effective, but the herbs don’t taste fabulous, so it depends on the severity of the case.
- Hi there!
Last week I talked about how back pain is really common in the cold months. Today I want to go into the Chinese medicine explanation for why. Now, there are many reasons for back pain, but this one is the most common reason, as far as Chinese Medicine goes, for why people experience back pain in the cold, or in the winter months.
I love Chinese Medicine because it’s holistic: it looks at the whole person instead of just one or two body parts. This is not the way that Western medicine usually looks at a body, so often I need to do some patient education. I don’t mind, because I LOVE Chinese medicine, and how effective it is for most pain, but especially how super effective it is for back pain!
Back pain is a really common compliant. Considering that most people sit all day at their jobs, this is no surprise. Sitting strains the back… very much. It’s not good for your body to be sitting all day. Our bodies were not made to sit all day. So, if that’s what you do at work, very often your body will give you pain to let you know that it prefers that you not sit all day.
- Hello! Well, the winter cold is firmly upon us. There is definitely a chill in the air now, and along with that, for some bodies, there are more complaints. What is the most common body part that will complain with cold weather? Why, it’s also the most common complaint that I treat with acupuncture: back pain.
I see many different varieties of back pain. There is lower back pain, middle back pain, and upper back pain. There is back pain that radiates down the back, through the hip, and down the leg. There is a lot of back pain that is aggravated by cold. This kind of back pain tends to be the most stubborn. Back pain aggravated by rain or cold tends to be very stubborn, but it also tends to respond really well to acupuncture treatment.
Using my very gentle acupuncture needling technique, I’ve been able to help resolve some VERY stubborn back pain. However, it’s very possible that in these cold months, back pain that has gone away for a very long time can come back. It’s kind of the nature of this disorder. Why? We’ll get into that next week. Just know that back pain, whether it’s old or new, subtle or more extreme, tends to respond really well to acupuncture.
- Hi there! How is your new year going? I find that the beginning of the year is a good time to reflect upon the past year to inform the new year going forward. Often I find that goal setting can be made from a very ‘heady’ space, where we set goals that sound good, but aren’t very firmly rooted in our present reality. I find this to be another symptom of not being present on our bodies.
So I though I’d like to explore this concept more. Many people do not want to be present in their bodies. This is especially the case if their bodies feel discomfort or pain. While it makes sense that we would want to avoid discomfort in this manner, it does not serve your health to ignore your body when it’s trying to tell you something by giving you a pain signal.
My patients are often surprised when they complain of tightness here or pain there, and I can guess that they have been doing with their bodies. For example, I recently saw a patient with a tight shoulder. After I felt the different muscles in her shoulder, I asked her if perhaps she holds her mouse in her right hand. She said she did. Then I asked her if perhaps she was holding her mouse out in front of her. (The optimal position for mouse holding is to have a 90 degree bend in the elbow, she was pushing the mouse too far in front of her.) She said, why yes. How did you know?
- Hello! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope that you are doing well. I wish you a happy and healthy 2015.
I wanted to start off the year on a healthy note for you. I thought I’d suggest a few New Year’s goals for you to mull over. No pressure! But these are the top 3 that I find in my office are the most helpful health changes that a person can make
1- Decide to pay attention to your body
If you are actively one of my patients, then you know that this is very important, and you’ve probably been really well trained by me to pay attention to your body. For some reason, this society likes to brush off “little aches and pains”. Well, guess what? If we ignore that little pain for too long, it often becomes a big pain. So why lose sleep, productivity and put yourself in a bad mood? Pay attention to your body and when it’s telling you that things are not right, do something about it sooner rather than later! You’d be surprised at the number of symptoms that are recognized as health imbalances by Chinese medicine. I’ve used acupuncture to treat symptoms like vertigo, nausea, low appetite, low energy, and of course, pain of all kinds.