Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest medicines in the world with over 2,000 years of history. It is based on the concept of Yin and Yang and the energy flow of “Qi” in the body. Disease and pain is caused from the disruption of Qi and the imbalances of Yin and Yang. Acupuncture and other modalities are used to free the flow and restore the body’s natural balance.
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Oriental Medicine where fine, sterile needles are inserted into different parts of the body corresponding to the points in the 12 meridians. These points are distributed underneath the layers of the skin where they flow into the major organs of the body. The goal of acupuncture is to promote the flow of Qi in the meridians to restore and maintain health.
What does Acupuncture Treat?
Psychological & Emotional Difficulties
• Panic attacks
Pain & Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Neck pain
• Low back pain
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
Gastrointestinal & Digestive Disorders
• Irritable bowel syndrome/Colitis
• Acid reflux
Ear, Nose, Throat & Respiratory Disorders
• Sinus problems
Dermatological & Skin Disorders
• Herpes Zoster
What to expect during a treatment?
During the initial consultation, the acupuncture practitioner will take a comprehensive history of health and illness. This provides information of the overall state of the body, not just a particular symptom.
• The practitioner will ask questions, take your pulse, and examine your tongue.
• The initial visit can last up to 90 minutes, including your first treatment.
• Subsequent visits usually last about 45 minutes and are done on a weekly basis depending on the patient's need for treatment.
Theresa is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture and herbal therapy among the other modalities such as cupping, tui-na (acupressure), and moxibustion.
She is a graduate of one of largest TCM schools in the U.S., the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, where she received a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Tsao, her supervisor and teacher at PCOM, described her as "one of the best students I taught at various institutes of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Oriental Medicine, and Acupuncture" (personal communication, 11/02/11).
With over 10 years of practice as an Occupational Therapist in Rehabilitation Medicine and certification as a classical yoga instructor, she has witnessed the benefits of holistic healing: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Her experience and training complement the use of Acupuncture and other TCM modalities to restore the balance of the whole person. Although she treats a variety of ailments, she particularly focuses on pain and emotional management, women's health, and pediatrics. She is continually deepening her knowledge through continuing education in these areas.
Mind-Body Services is home to Pennsylvania licensed practitioners who are committed to providing you with customizable therapy that fits your specific needs. We look forward to aiding your quest towards your desired state of health and wellness.
Theresa Hoang, L.Ac, LOM
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Theresa at 610-664-6446 x5 or by email at Hoangacupuncture@gmail.com.