Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment that can relieve pain, improve blood circulation, and promote healing. With his advanced training in acupuncture treatments, board-certified podiatrist Henry Tseng, DPM, provides soothing acupuncture treatments at his private practice, Dr. Henry Tseng, which has locations in West Covina and Alhambra, California. Book your acupuncture evaluation through the online scheduler or call either location to book.

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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a way to restore energy flow and balance — known as qi or chi — throughout your body. This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment involves placing several very thin, long needles on various meridian points of your body.

These needles stimulate blood flow and energy to the area, which harnesses your body’s abilities to heal itself. Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most traditional therapies used to relieve chronic pain and help injured tissues heal.

Why do I need acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy for just about all types of injuries, ailments, and pain-causing conditions. At the office of Dr. Henry Tseng, you can receive acupuncture treatments to help with:

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Poor circulation
  • Sports injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Neuromas
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis

Dr. Tseng is an expert in acupuncture therapies and can personalize your session to your specific needs.

What happens during acupuncture?

When you come into the office of Dr. Henry Tseng, you’re escorted to your private room where you can relax and unwind. You may need to change out of your clothing if you’re wearing pants or other types of restrictive clothing.

Dr. Tseng places the acupuncture needles on various points of your body, depending on your specific condition. Once all of the needles are in place, you relax or even nap for about  20-30 minutes. Afterward, Dr. Tseng removes all of the needles and you can return to your normal activities.

How often should I get acupuncture?

It’s perfectly safe to undergo acupuncture treatments as often as you need. If you have pain or an underlying injury, Dr. Tseng may recommend weekly acupuncture sessions for several months, or until your symptoms resolve.

To continue having optimal blood flow and balance of your qi (chi), Dr. Tseng often suggests ongoing acupuncture sessions for maintenance and pain prevention. Coming into the office once or twice a month for acupuncture can help you stay as healthy and pain-free as possible.

Find out how acupuncture can benefit you by booking an evaluation at the office of Dr. Henry Tseng today. Click on the online scheduler or call either office directly.  

Individual results may vary.