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Qisheng Guan, LI AC. , O.M.D

Acupuncturist

Dr. Qisheng Guan LI AC. , O.M.D is a top Acupuncturist in Santa barbara, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Qisheng Guan LI AC. , O.M.D is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Qisheng Guan LI AC. , O.M.D is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Qisheng Guan LI AC. , O.M.D is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Santa barbara, CA, Dr. Qisheng Guan LI AC. , O.M.D is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
40 years Experience
Qisheng Guan, LI AC. , O.M.D
  • Santa barbara, CA
  • Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Does acupuncture require other medicines to be effective?

Not really. Acupuncture works effectively alone on many medical conditions. Also, acupuncture does not work against any other therapies. If combined nicely/wisely with other treatments, READ MORE
Not really. Acupuncture works effectively alone on many medical conditions. Also, acupuncture does not work against any other therapies. If combined nicely/wisely with other treatments, patients will get the most benefits.

I have arthritis, and I'm considering acupuncture. Will it help?

Yes, acupuncture is one of the first treatment patients will go to in China. It will work best if the patients can follow the treatments for awhile, not just one try.

Can acupuncture treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

My answer is yes. But the effects depend on how you treat and how often you can get treated. Acupuncture is a natural treatment without taking any medicine, so regular treatments READ MORE
My answer is yes. But the effects depend on how you treat and how often you can get treated. Acupuncture is a natural treatment without taking any medicine, so regular treatments are needed.

How is arthritis treated with acupuncture?

It all depends on your situation. If you have many painful places and had been taking medicine for a long time (longer than 3 months), herbs may be needed to combine with acupuncture. READ MORE
It all depends on your situation. If you have many painful places and had been taking medicine for a long time (longer than 3 months), herbs may be needed to combine with acupuncture. If you just have one or two joints involved, treatment will be much easier.
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Lately I've been experiencing a lot of fatigue. Can acupuncture help?

Yes. Fatigue is commonly related to two reasons based on Chinese medicine: 1) Qi stagnation (modern medicine will manifest as depression, frustration or not happy, lack of interests, READ MORE
Yes. Fatigue is commonly related to two reasons based on Chinese medicine:

1) Qi stagnation (modern medicine will manifest as depression, frustration or not happy, lack of interests, etc.)
2) Qi weakness: this is related to malnutrition, does not eat well, picky with food, etc., or a weak digestive system, etc.

Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs will be a good solution.

Can insomnia be treated with acupuncture?

Yes. Regular treatments are needed. Good lifestyle needs to be set up.

My wife has no drive for sex. Will acupuncture be able to help at all?

This all depends on the reason. Factors that influence sex drive are very complicated: 1) Ones related to a deficiency of a woman's basic factors like qi, blood, and essence READ MORE
This all depends on the reason. Factors that influence sex drive are very complicated:

1) Ones related to a deficiency of a woman's basic factors like qi, blood, and essence deficiencies. Can try Chinese herbal treatments.
2) Ones related to depression, psychological reasons, can be treated with acupuncture.

Will acupuncture treat my menstrual cramps?

Yes. Menstrual cramps are caused from stagnation according to Chinese medicine. 2-3 treatments are needed every month before and during the menstruation. Until you do not have READ MORE
Yes. Menstrual cramps are caused from stagnation according to Chinese medicine. 2-3 treatments are needed every month before and during the menstruation. Until you do not have any menstrual pain, you may take a few months to a couple of years. Chinese herbs will be good to combine with acupuncture to speed up and enhance the treatment effect.

Can acupuncture help treat an excessive sweating problem?

Yes, I recommend acupuncture with Chinese herbs. Individuals respond differently: some great, some slow, some may take a couple of weeks to a couple of months.

Is acupuncture helpful in treating anemia?

I would not recommend acupuncture as the first treatment choice for anemia. Chinese herbal medicine will be my strong recommendation. Herbs will help to build up your blood by READ MORE
I would not recommend acupuncture as the first treatment choice for anemia. Chinese herbal medicine will be my strong recommendation. Herbs will help to build up your blood by improving digestion and absorption, as well as a recommendation of a healthy diet.

Can acupuncture help with nausea?

Yes, acupuncture can used to treat nausea.

Dr. Qisheng Guan, Lic. Ac. OMD

Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

Yes. Acupuncture, usually recommended with Chinese herbal supplements, will help to boost fertility. In this procedure, Acupuncture will help to regulate the menstrual periods, READ MORE
Yes. Acupuncture, usually recommended with Chinese herbal supplements, will help to boost fertility. In this procedure, Acupuncture will help to regulate the menstrual periods, adjusting hormonal levels, releasing anxiety. In my practice, herbs is always combined.

Can acupuncture help me in managing stress?

Yes. Acupuncture is often used for releasing stress, treating insomnia or other mental disorders. Treatment should be used 1-2 time a week for a few weeks, or used regularly if READ MORE
Yes. Acupuncture is often used for releasing stress, treating insomnia or other mental disorders. Treatment should be used 1-2 time a week for a few weeks, or used regularly if the reason for the stress is not removed.

Why do I have so much gas and bloating?

There are three reasons: 1) Poor eating habits: eating too fast, not chewing well, irregular meals, too full sometimes 2) Contents of food: some people are not good with digesting READ MORE
There are three reasons:

1) Poor eating habits: eating too fast, not chewing well, irregular meals, too full sometimes
2) Contents of food: some people are not good with digesting dairy, beans, etc., and eat too much of those at a time.
3) Disorders of some body conditions, like lack of certain enzymes, some stomach and intestinal disorders, etc.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal supplements will be helpful for all those cases.

Can acupuncture improve sleep?

Yes. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat insomnia or anxiety from its sedating effect. Many people fall asleep during my acupuncture treatment for other issues. Treatment should READ MORE
Yes. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat insomnia or anxiety from its sedating effect. Many people fall asleep during my acupuncture treatment for other issues. Treatment should be given every day or at least 2-3 times a week for a few months. Acupuncture for insomnia reduces the regular use of chemical drugs, so it is much healthier.

Is it advisable to take acupuncture treatment along with normal medication?

No risk. It is fine to combine acupuncture treatment with your regular medicine for your hypertension. It may reduce the use of your regular medication in the future, or slow down READ MORE
No risk. It is fine to combine acupuncture treatment with your regular medicine for your hypertension. It may reduce the use of your regular medication in the future, or slow down the progression of your hypertension.

Can acupuncture really help with hair loss?

Acupuncture for hair loss would not be the first choice. Chinese herbal supplements would be more practical, because most of hair loss are related to malnutrition or aging. Hair READ MORE
Acupuncture for hair loss would not be the first choice. Chinese herbal supplements would be more practical, because most of hair loss are related to malnutrition or aging. Hair loss due to stress or other emotional factors, acupuncture should be combined, since acupuncture is good for releasing stress and balancing emotional attackes.