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Dr.Kun Xiang, O. M. D., L.Ac.
2929 Kirkham St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tel: 415-567-9990
Fax: 415-661-8569
Los Gatos Health Well Center

Olympic Gold Medalist Chryste Gaines with Dr. Xiang and fellow athletes John Johnson and Robin Johnson.

About Acupuncture

The word "acupuncture" comes from two Latin words, "acus" and "punctura." Acus means needle, and punctura means pricking. It describes this ancient Chinese art of healing involving the shallow insertion of needles into specific points of the body. These points are called acupuncture points.

According to tradition, some 5,000 years ago the Chinese noticed that pain could be relieved when they rubbed stones against their bodies. It was also discovered that some soldiers, wounded by arrows, recovered from long-suffered illnesses. This collection of ideas led to the principle that needles inserted into various points of the body, when manipulated, could treat many diseases and benefit patients with a wide variety of pains and ailments. This can be said to be the beginning of acupuncture.

The earliest record of an effective cure of a typical case of acupuncture is found in Shih Chi (Historical Records), written 2,000 years ago. The book recorded that Pien Church of the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.) applied acupuncture to revive a dying prince already in a coma.

The NIH has researched the effectiveness of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for treatment of many diseases and found it to be successful, particularly in the following areas:
  • Chronic & acute pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Arthritis & joint pain
  • Fertility and IVF Enhancement
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Insomnia & Sleep disorders
  • Stress related disorders
  • Allergies & Sinus problems
  • Stress related disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Auto Immune Diseases
  • Addictions & Stop Smoking
  • Increased Health & Vitality
For more information on research and what diseases can be treated with Acupuncture and Chinese medicine visit the National Institute of Health's Complementary & Alternative Medicine website.

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