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What is Acupuncture?

Essential patterns of energy flow through the body. Pain and disease may occur if this flow of energy is disrupted. Acupuncture is used to restore health by correcting imbalances of this energy flow. Acupuncture is commonly combined with Chiropractic treatment and Massage Therapy.

  • A medical protocol focused on patterns of energy flow
  • Purpose is to correct energy imbalances in the body
  • Originated in China over 2,500 years ago
  • Used for pain relief and treating various health conditions
  • Can reduce nausea after surgery or chemotherapy

Acupuncture Doctor


Dr. Wendy W. Wu L.A.C

Educational Background

Washington University in Saint Louis, MO
California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
Samra University of Traditional Medicine, Culver City, CA Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2002
American Liberty University, Los Angeles, CA PH.D. of Oriental Medicine, 2006


Acupuncture Without Border
American Acupuncture Council
California Alliance of Acupuncture Medicine

Special Honors, Degrees, Certifications

Clean Needle Technique-Council of Colleges in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Diplomat, National Board of Acupuncture Examiners

Personal Interests

Travel, Meditation, Swimming, Yoga, Healthy Living

Benefits of Acupuncture

– Reduce Chronic Pain

– Arthritis Relief

– Headaches Relief

– Lower Anxiety

– Reduce Insomnia

– Ease Menstrual Pain

– Reduce Digestive Problems

– Improve Mood

– Strengthen Immune System

– Weight Control

These are a few benefits of Acupuncture treatment. We look forward to helping you learn more!

Understanding Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China as a method for restoring a healthy balance. Today,  Acupuncture is practiced everywhere in the world. In recent years, it has become a popular treatment for nausea associated with surgery or chemotherapy.

A very fine needle is applied to the skin at specific points on the body. These needles give Acupuncture it’s name. The filiform needles are solid, as opposed to hollow hypodermic needles. Most people only feel a slight tingle from the needle. The needles are placed in specific locations to correct imbalances of “qi” or the life energy flow.

Most patients feel relaxed and refreshed after an acupuncture treatment. Many patients experiencing pain before the acupuncture session find their discomfort greatly reduced after the treatment. Relief from acute pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek this age-old treatment. Acupuncture can help with various other conditions such as: allergies, tension headaches, pregnancy related issues, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.