The Important Benefits Of Acupuncture

Health benefits of acupuncture include relief from chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, depression, migraine, nausea, postoperative pain, and obesity. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used alternative medicines throughout the world, and in simplest terms, acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with small needles at specific points on the body. This stimulates certain nerve endings of the body and can relieve a wide variety of health conditions.

Acupuncture originated as a traditional practice of Chinese medicine, and in its classical form, acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicinal practice in human history still being used today. Many nations around the world swear by acupuncture, and the popularity of the practices has spread throughout the world, though it is variably accepted as an effective and trusted method of treatment. The uses of acupuncture traditionally centered on actuating different bodily functions that may be stalled or working improperly, warming the body, defending against pathogens, containing bodily fluids, and transforming those fluids into other usable forms of material or energy. Some of those traditional intentions have been kept, while others have changed.

There are dozens of other potential health benefits being researched as well, including asthma, drug addiction, epilepsy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, schizophrenia, tennis elbow and many more. The research for these effects of acupuncture in all of its forms has been somewhat limited but continues at this time.

The Final Word: As mentioned before, there are dozens of other potential treatments that acupuncture might positively effect, including help quitting smoking to improved vision, weight loss, hormonal balancing, fertility, and erectile dysfunction. Ongoing research in many of these areas will bring answers to light in the coming years, but at the moment, verified scientific proof is limited. A number of placebo experiments have shown acupuncture believers to legitimately improve their health in the ways they had hoped, even when undergoing “sham” acupuncture, so there can still be miraculous benefits to using acupuncture in your weekly or monthly health regimen.

Except for occasional, slight aching and soreness at the point of skin penetration, there are no side effects, provided you go to a trained acupuncturist that knows the body and has sterile needles, etc. Most importantly, keep your eyes and ears open to new scientific proof about the additional benefits of acupuncture. So far, it has proven to be a wonderful benefit to millions of people, and its benefits will most likely continue as more research is done.

Dr. Xiao Mei Zhao is an accredited acupuncture practitioner, researcher, and professor.

To contact Dr Zhao, call Art to Zen at 931 854-9799

In 1988, Dr. Zhao went back to Chinese Medicine school in Tianjin, China. There she received her PhD degree in Combination of Western Medicine (WM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with a specialization in infertility treatments.

After graduation, Dr. Zhao was invited to the National Institute of Health and Research in Beijing to work as a researcher. From 1991-2000 Dr. Zhao practiced and treated infectious disease associated with HIV/AIDS in the Academy of TCM in Beijing, China. While working at the academy, Dr. Zhao, as a medical professor, traveled to Africa, Myanmar, Germany, and Holland to treat HIV/AIDS patients.

For over thirty years, Dr. Zhao was involved in numerous treatments and projects domestically and internationally. She is well known for her lectures given in world HIV/AIDS conferences. She has published nearly 50 articles in medical journals and newspapers, and she is the author of seven books. The National Chinese Medicine Bureau recognized Dr. Zhao by awarding her three projects with distinguished prizes.

Dr. Zhao has been certified by NCCAOM and licensed in the State of Tennessee for acupuncture since 2000. Her main areas of treatment include pain relief, infertility, menopause, anti-aging, stress relief, anti-depression, weight loss, and dietetic therapy. She is especially praised by her patients for her success in infertility.

Services Include

Chinese Acupuncture
Heat Cupping
Light Therapy
Chinese Massage
Face lift treatment
Thermal Methods
Dietary Therapy
Lifestyle and Behavioral

Kil-Young (Ky) Yu, MSTCM, L.Ac. –

To contact Dr Ky directly, call or text him at 510 764-3220

With the utmost gratitude we are grateful to welcome acupuncture Dr. Ky to practice here at Art to Zen.  Coming from California a short time ago, his specialty is in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine working with the Golden State Warriors basketball team and the San Francisco 49ers.  He also practiced at Life@Wellness Center at Facebook.

Ky embodies the spirit of providing a patient-centered experience coupled with clinical expertise. Dr. Ky is consistently positive, a clear communicator and personable with all personality types.  He is amazing at explaining what may be happening to his patients in a relaxed and easy to understand way.

Also trained in:

Motor Point Needling

Trigger Point Needling

Connective Tissue Release

Kiiko Style Japanese Acupuncture for Myofascial Meridians

Master Tung/Tan Orthopedic Acupuncture

Tui na Massage Certification(CMT)

Chinese Medical Massage