Acupuncture

Acupuncture supports your body's self- healing abilities. We gently place thin disposable needles into specific points along meridians. This reduces pain & inflammation, increases circulation & range of motion, normalizes physiological function, decrease side effects from medication- induced nausea, promote relaxation, reduces muscle spasms, and nourishes healthy resilience. Pain- related indications include joint pain, joint stiffness, soft tissue pain/ inflammation, paresthesias, post- surgical pain, muscle spasms, and scar tissue pain. Acupuncture also treats internal medicine conditions and whole systems wellness, including but not limited to emotional, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, and gynecological health.

More Chinese Medicine Modalities

Jiling incorporates various other Chinese medicine tools:

Cupping

Using gentle heat, we vacuum- suction glass cups onto various areas of the body. Cupping decompresses muscles & soft tissues, increases circulation, promotes relaxation, and releases pain.

E- Stim

Aka. "Electrical Stimulation." Connecting needles to a micro/ milli current initiates light muscular contractions, encourages cellular regeneration, and releases tension. This is especially helpful for chronic pain, radiating nerve pain, and pain in multiple locations.

Health Consult

We prescribe therapeutic dietary, lifestyle, and exercise recommendations to support your health.

Moxibustion

Warming the Mugwort plant (Artemisia vulgaris) near acupuncture points increases local circulation through heat.

Guasha (Scraping)

Lightly scraping a guasha tool along the skin draws toxins to the surface, alleviating both musculoskeletal and internal conditions.

Your Acupuncture Treatment

Before Your Treatment

  • Check your insurance coverage
  • Contact Jiling to book your first appointment
  • Complete new patient paperwork at least 24 hours before your appointment
  • Wear comfortable loose- fitting clothes & eat a light meal/ snack

During Your Treatment

  • We'll discuss your health history/ concerns, then conduct physical assessments
  • Your diagnosis determines your treatment. I'll explain your individualized treatment process & treatment plan. Most treatments begin with cupping, followed by acupuncture.
  • Rest
  • Needle removal & herbal/ dietary/ lifestyle recommendations

After Your Treatment

  • Book your follow- up appointments
  • Hydrate, eat well, rest, have a wonderful day
  • Follow lifestyle recommendations

Covid19 Precautions

  • We follow stringent patient- screening and clinic- cleaning protocols.
  • Masks are required
  • Please wait outside. We'll text you when we're ready.
  • Please sanitize your hands immediately upon entry & exit
  • Do not bring other visitors. (Please notice us in advance, if it's necessary)
  • Please cancel your appointment if, within the past 14 days, you have experienced COVID19 symptoms, been in close contact with someone with COVID19 , or traveled out of state.

Conditions Treated

Jiling specializes in managing pain, chronic illness, and emotional wellness for healthcare professionals, artists, and athletes. This is not a comprehensive list, as Chinese medicine is a complex holistic system, addressing both acute and chronic conditions. We treat the person, not the illness. Please contact us for a detailed assessment of your unique health needs!


Cardiovascular

high blood pressure • heart disease • high cholesterol • stroke recovery • angina

Digestive

constipation • diarrhea • acid reflux • gas • bloating • nausea • morning sickness • indigestion • irritable bowel syndrome

Emotional

anxiety • depression • stress • insomnia • addictions • smoking cessation • drinking cessation • drug cessation • panic attacks • anger • PTSD • cognitive decline • life transitions • spiritual direction

Endocrine

hormonal imbalances • diabetes

Gynecological

PMS • cramps • amenorrhea • painful menses • irregular menses • infertility • menopause • hot flashes • PCOS • endometriosis • pregnancy discomfort

Immunological

adjunct cancer treatment • weak immunity

Male Health

erectile dysfunction • prostatitis • BPH

Neurological

migraines • headaches • stroke • Parkinson's • trigeminal neuralgia • Bell's palsy • shingles • multiple sclerosis • vertigo • Meniere's • neuropathy

Pain

sports injuries • arthritis • acute sprains • sciatica • post- surgical pain • fibromyalgia • TMJ • headaches • migraines • tendonitis • tennis elbow • back pain • neck pain • shoulder pain • frozen shoulder • foot pain • knee pain • carpal tunnel • wrist pain • sprained ankle • plantar fascitis

Pediatrics

digestion • recurrent colds/ flus • ear infection • ADD/ ADHD

Respiratory

asthma • allergies • sinusitis • cough • common cold • flu

Skin

acne • eczema • dermatitis • psoriasis • rashes • scars • herpes • hives

Urinary

UTI • frequent/ painful urination

Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture usually does not hurt. We insert ultra- thin needles into carefully chosen locations. You might feel the initial light prick, but that sensation usually subsides quickly. Sometimes, you may experience tingling or warmth. This indicates that the treatment is active. Most people feel deeply relaxed and fall asleep during acupuncture. Needle- free treatments are also available, such as cupping, herbs, or other modalities.


How does acupuncture work?

The meridians are like rivers flowing through our body. If there is a blockage in one or more meridian- rivers, then that can create a blockage in one or more body systems. Acupuncture opens up blockages and redirects the meridian- river's flow, creating whole- systems ease and health.


Why do you look at my tongue and take my pulse?

Chinese medicine diagnosis includes observation, inquiry, and palpation. Your tongue and pulse reflect your whole body's health. We utilize multiple diagnostic systems to differentiate a detailed, comprehensive, and accurate diagnosis and treatment.


What training do acupuncturists go through?

Acupuncture regulations vary from state to state in the USA. Most states require graduation from a CCAOM- accredited university, then passing rigorous NCCAOM licensing examinations in both Western & Chinese medical anatomy, physiology, pathology, theory, and treatment. The California Acupuncture Board requires at least 2050 hours of didactic curriculum, with 950 hours of supervised clinical instruction. This takes 3 to 7 years of school, and a lifetime of continued education. Chinese medicine is an art, science, and regulated licensed medical practice!