Acupuncture Care


Back Pain Relief

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Acupuncture treats most forms of back and neck pain. Let's start with a review of back pain. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture treats both the “symptom and the root” of back pain.

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High Blood Pressure

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Acupuncture reduces high blood pressure, hypertension. I specialize in a type of acupuncture that creates small bioelectrical impulses that signal the brain to reduce blood pressure. The results are long-lasting and beneficial to cardiovascular health.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndromes

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For many years, my patients have enjoyed full recoveries from carpal tunnel syndrome. Experience the results, there is simply no need to live with this treatable disorder. Even in the most intractable cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, my acupuncture treatments can comfortably and effectively address this important issue.

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Knee Pain

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Acupuncture is highly efficacious in the treatment of chronic and acute knee pain including tendonitis, arthritis, and post-traumatic and post-surgical injury recovery. I was fortunate to study under the auspices of the great Prof. Wae Shui and learned his phenomenally successful approaches for the treatment of knee disorders. I owe much of my clinical success to his development of modern acupuncture. As a result, patients with meniscus damage, arthritis, and ACL, MCL, and LCL disorders can expect significant positive outcomes. This includes non-surgical and post-surgical interventions. In addition, athletes can look forward to improved performance and stability.

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Neck Pain


Acupuncture treats many forms of neck pain and numbness. Current research from the National Institutes of Health confirms that acupuncture is successful in treating many forms of neck pain. One of the most common sources of neck pain is a pinched nerve. The nerve roots emerge from the spine and travel down the neck, shoulders, arms, and to the fingers. Patients often feel neck, shoulder, or upper back pain. Others experience symptoms such as numbness of the fingers or pain traveling down the arm. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural responses to allow the nerve fiber to heal.

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Infertility and Prenatal Care


Acupuncture and herbal medicine provide an important contribution to obstetrics and gynecology. Together, they help many women and families enjoy a healthy life together. This page covers some of the conditions treated successfully at my clinic for over 25 years.

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Acid Reflux, IBS, Digestion

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Acupuncture and herbal medicine treat a variety of digestion disorders including ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, gastric acid reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Foot Pain, Plantar Fasciitis

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Acupuncture treats plantar fasciitis and many other forms of foot pain. This includes neuromas and nerve impingement numbness and pain referred from the low back, knees, ankles, and local regions within the foot. Plantar fasciitis is often a combination of nerve entrapment within the foot combined with referred pain from other areas of the body. Electroacupuncture and standard acupuncture are highly effective for this treatment process. My patients have enjoyed clinical successes for the treatment of foot pain for nearly two decades at my Capitola clinic.

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How Acupuncture Works

The myth that acupuncture only treats pain began with the first nationally televised acupuncture treatment. Learn how acupuncture trreats the underlying cause of illness.

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Vision and Eyes

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Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of many eye disorders including visual disturbances such as floaters and lines, blurry vision, uneven tracking, and itchy/burning eyes. Also, wet macular degeneration eye care is essential with herbs and acupuncture.

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Taste and Smell

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The olfactory system and our ability to taste can be damaged through direct injury to the head, viral attacks, autoimmune disorders, and several internal medicine conditions.

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Diabetic Neuropathy

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Acupuncture and herbs are effective for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. From my decades of experience, I am confident to confirm that a millenia of research by Chinese Medicine scholars produces excellent clinical results for my patients. 

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High Cholesterol



Acupuncture and herbal medicine are helpful in the prevention of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Learn more about this problem and how to avoid it with home measures.

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Bacterial and Viral Infections

I treat have treated thousands of patients at my clinic for bacteria and viral infections. If affected, please ask about my specialized treatment for Lyme, which is protocol of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

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Acupuncture and herbal medicine are both ancient and modern. Scientific research confirms the efficacy of this time honored traditional medicine.