I have assisted hundreds of clients, with various kinds of pain, so it’s quite likely I’ve encountered a pain very similar to, if not just like, yours!

It can be frustrating to have pain. I get it. Your pain is stubborn. Maybe it’s keeping your from sleeping. It’s certainly distracting you and taking away some of your energy. Maybe you are trying hard to avoid medications. Medications don’t usually solve the pain problem – they MASK the pain, temporarily! Perhaps you are incredibly unhappy with some of the side effects that can happen from taking medications, or you are being wise and avoiding the medications because you know of the side effects that could occur! I know what that’s like, and I’ve helped hundreds of people to move past that point.

You wonder if there’s something else that you could do about your pain, how can you make it stop? On a more permanent basis? How can you promote real healing in your body without causing great disruptions in your body chemistry? It’s perfectly natural to feel frustrated about pain, and to feel like it’s draining your energy and zest for life.

Michelle H. says of her acupuncture experience:

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 body. After my first acupuncture session, the tingling went away and a lot of the numbing sensation.

I went today and felt so soothed and relaxed while I had a 40-45 minute session. I’m really pleased with the treatments I’ve been getting so far and I think Dorothy is amazing. I can see why everyone else has given 5 stars, which was the reason why I made an appointment at AcuSpa in the first place.

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Your body uses pain as a signal to alert you that there is a problem. Mother Nature developed pain as an early warning signal, like a fire alarm. So, would the proper response be to just put in earplugs and go about your business? When we take pain medication, that’s what we are doing. In effect, we are saying, I don’t want to listen to you, body, so I’m going to mask your pain signal. Your body doesn’t want to be in pain. That’s a state of distress. It would much rather be pain free and relaxed, rather than pained, sore and tense. You want to promote healing to happen in your body, to fix the damage that has been done. You want to send in more blood so that it can bring in healing resources and bring out by products that may have been triggered by injury, strain, or overuse.

First we’ll need to identify where the problem stems from. Was it because of an injury? Was it from overuse or over strain? Did you recently push too hard through and activity, or were you forced to endure an uncomfortable chair for a long work day? Knowing what caused the pain helps to figure out how long it may take to fix the problem, and also sometimes pain originates from a location that is not where the actual symptom itself is felt. It can be very important to locate the real site of injury or where the symptoms is really stemming from.

Once that is identified, it will guide treatment. Treatment is more effective when it is administered to the right location. So, after identifying what caused the problem, we can figure out how to most effectively treat the problem. When we can identify the root cause, we can work to prevent the problem from happening again, or find out if there are things that you are doing daily that are aggravating the problem, that you were not aware of!

So, our goals are to reduce your likelihood of recurrence, prevent the problem from getting worse, AND reduce the pain that you are currently feeling. What makes treatment with Dorothy Pang, L.Ac. different from other providers? Great communications, to make sure that you understand what is going on with your health. Also, you learn how to care for your body properly, to prevent future mishaps, but also how to create a strong body that is not so prone to injury. Better health means less chance of symptoms popping up!

Does this sound like something you are interested in? Make your first appointment with our online scheduler now.


Dorothy Pang, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist that has helps hundreds of people to heal their body pain. Pain responds incredibly well to gentle acupuncture treatment, and I make sure that your acupuncture experience is as enjoyable as possible. Afraid? You are not alone, and you don’t have to be! Read my client Kristy’s testimonial:

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.

I recommend Dorothy if you’ve never had acupuncture before because she offers educational information about what she’s doing while she does it. I also recommend her to the seasoned Traditional Chinese Medicine enthusiast. Her service and knowledge are top notch.

Many clients are nervous for their first time, but they always leave more relaxed than when they came in, and most just float on out, they are so relaxed! I use a very gentle Japanese style acupuncture method, and if you are very scared, I do offer needle-free alternatives.

If you are ready for real healing to take place, if you would like to have a body that functions better, and complains less, then give me a call. I would love to help you to feel less pain and more energy. Most clients also sleep like a rock the night of their session, and they love that! Schedule online now, or call us at (650) 588-0888. I’d love to help you to feel better.