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FAQ

  • questions? we have answers for you!
  • why choose applecare acupuncture?
    • + As both a Chinese Medicine and an Acupuncture practitioner, YuPingr combines Eastern and Western natural medicine, so you get the best of both worlds with treatments tailor-made for you
    • + Because YuPIng has studied under strict guidance from MD’s, she can explain useful Chinese Medicine concepts in a way that makes sense to traditional western thinking.
    • + We take the time you need. YuPing takes the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns and provide you with a detailed consultation and personalized treatment plan.
    • +Satisfied patients and wonderful experiences.
    • and much more

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Q: How quickly will I respond to the treatment?
A: Everyone is different. Acute problems like a sore throat, sinus congestion, and pain can be resolved in a single session -- even during the session. With chronic problems, significant results will more likely occur within 4-6 treatments. The total number of treatments needed depends upon:1. the severity of the person's condition
2. how long the condition has existed
3. the overall state of health, energy and motivation of the patient
4. the patient's participation in the healing processing (e.g., changing eating habits, making lifestyle changes, etc.)

Q: Are there side effect to acupuncture or herbs?
A: When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is safe and effective, free from adverse or addictive side effects. Quite often, a sense of relaxation and well-being occurs during and after treatments. While undergoing therapy for one ailment, other problems may resolve concurrently. This is a common side benefit that again demonstrates the value of balancing the quality and quantity of "vital energy" within the entire person.


Q: What does a treatment/consultation involve?
A: We believe that Understanding the patient is the key to a successful treatment. During An exam/consultation, we will be taking a comprehensive medical history, making observations about the patient such as, the appearance of the face and body build, the shape and color of the tongue, the quality of the pulses, the feel of diagnostic areas such as the abdomen and back. We may also test for weaknesses along the "meridians" and weaknesses in the muscles. From this information, a Chinese Medical diagnosis can be made.


Q: I know acupuncture does work! But does the needle hurt?
A: Most people who have had acupuncture would describe it as virtually painless or far less painful than plucking out a hair. As the needles inserted in the body, You may feel a slight tingling sensation. This indicates that the treatment is beginning to have some effect. Sometimes you may feel numbness at the point of entry or an energy transfer along the meridian to another part of the body. Needles are inserted either for a second or two, or left in place for up to 20 minutes, depending on the effect required. All these sensations usually subside once the needles are removed.

The needles used for acupuncture are specially designed for acupuncture treatments only; they are much smaller than the standard hypodermic needle (only 2 times the width of a single hair). They are much finer, and are solid rather than hollow.
Most people are surprised to discover that the treatments involve little or no pain, and are usually quite relaxing.

Q: What is acupuncture?
A:The most commonly used modality of Chinese Medicine in the USA, utilizes sterilized fine needles to access a persons "qi" or "energy". The hair-thin needles are inserted to the places along the meridians that run through the entire body. By gathering the qi, the needles can then improve circulation, strengthen immune system, regulate hormones, and also reduce the stress.  

Q: What is Chinese medicine?
A: (Zhong Yi), which includes Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, is an ancient healing art that has been practiced in China for more than 4000 years. It is a natural but yet very effective system and has far way less side effect than conventional medicine (Western medicine). Lots patients in the west are over medicated by their doctors and spend lots of money on medication, but all they do is to treat the side effect of the other drugs instead of treating the real problem.
One of the reasons why Chinese live healthier and longer lives than any other people in the world is because of the use of rejuvenating herbs. Therefore, the Chinese have had such remarkable success with herbal curative formulas; they have been developing them for almost five thousands years. The combination of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used in the treatment of all sorts of conditions from Chronic pain, to Gastric and Anxiety disorders to even simple stress management.

Q: What is cupping?
A: Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that has been around for centuries and is still used in Eastern Europe today. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. It pulls stagnant qi, blood, and fluid out or away from an injured area. When used alone, it draws stagnant up to the surface, where it can be dispersed by massage and local application of Chinese herbs. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available.

Q: What can acupuncture treat?
Here are the commonly treated conditions:

General Wellness and Health Maintenance
Low Energy / Anxiety / Stress / Depression
Insomnia / Poor Memory / Concentration Difficulties
High Blood Pressure / Improve Circulation
Reproductive Health, Fertility and Pregnancy
Menstrual Irregularities / Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Endometriosis / No Menstruation / Menopause
Infertility for both Women and Men
Natural Fertility or Improve IVF / IUI
Hormone Imbalances / PCOS
Luteal Phase Defects
High FSH
Premature Ovarian Failure / Poor Egg Quality
Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Support
Recurrent Miscarriage
Improve Sperm Quality, Quantity and Motility

Pain and Neurological Disorders
Headache / Migraine
All Pain Conditions / Sports Injury / Arthritis
Multiple Sclerosis
Bell’s Palsy / Stroke / Peripheral Neuropathy

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Diarrhea / Constipation / Hemorrhoids / Gastritis
Heartburn / GERD / Gas / Bloating / Cramping
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Crohn’s Disease / Celiac Disease

Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune System Disorders
Hypo & Hyperthyroidism
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia
Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy Side Effects
Diabetes / Hypoglycemia / Anemia

Respiratory Disorders
Asthma / Allergies
Low Immunity / Frequent colds / Chronic Sinusitis

Dermatology
Acne / Facial Rejuvenation
Rash / Eczema / Hives