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Mr. Michael andrew Chow, MAOM, LAC

Acupuncturist

Dr. Michael andrew Chow MAOM, LAC is a top Acupuncturist in Lake Elsinore, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Michael andrew Chow MAOM, LAC is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Michael andrew Chow MAOM, LAC is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Michael andrew Chow MAOM, LAC is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Lake Elsinore, CA, Dr. Michael andrew Chow MAOM, LAC is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Mr. Michael andrew Chow, MAOM, LAC
  • Lake Elsinore, CA
  • Accepting new patients

How can you help with my ankle arthritis?

Acupuncture & gua sha (massage with a tool) can help ease the pain & quality of life but it will not reverse the progress of the arthritis. It can help slow it but not stop or READ MORE
Acupuncture & gua sha (massage with a tool) can help ease the pain & quality of life but it will not reverse the progress of the arthritis. It can help slow it but not stop or reverse. Check with your primary care physician to see if your condition would qualify for alternative medicine. Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

Can acupuncture help with hand muscle spasms?

Yes! Acupuncture is more effective at calming the muscles in the same exact way massage helps muscles: by aiding in the release of alpha-adenosine to help vasodilate and ease the READ MORE
Yes! Acupuncture is more effective at calming the muscles in the same exact way massage helps muscles: by aiding in the release of alpha-adenosine to help vasodilate and ease the muscles. Check with your primary care physician to see if alternative medicine is a good option for your condition. - Live Happy, Michael

Can acupuncture fix muscle knots?

Yes! Acupuncture has the similar effect of massage to help release alpha-adenosine which help relax the muscles, but can do it at a deeper & microcellular level with the fine, READ MORE
Yes! Acupuncture has the similar effect of massage to help release alpha-adenosine which help relax the muscles, but can do it at a deeper & microcellular level with the fine, painless acupuncture needles. Check with your primary to see if alternative medicine is a good option for you - Live Happy, Michael

Can acupuncture fix hand pain?

Yes, I have used acupuncture to help resolve hand pain for my patients. However, it does depend on the condition & cause. Check with your primary physician to see if alternative READ MORE
Yes, I have used acupuncture to help resolve hand pain for my patients. However, it does depend on the condition & cause. Check with your primary physician to see if alternative medicine would be a good option for your condition - Live Happy, Michael

Can acupuncture help with chronic leg pain?

Yes! Check with your primary care physician to see if alternative medicine can help your condition- Live Happy, Michael

Can acupuncture help with chronic stomach pain?

Yes. But it will depend on the condition(s) and/or root cause. Some conditions may respond better with supplementation and/or combinations of therapy. Consult with your primary READ MORE
Yes. But it will depend on the condition(s) and/or root cause. Some conditions may respond better with supplementation and/or combinations of therapy. Consult with your primary physician to see if your condition is adequate for alternative medicine. Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

Can I exercise after acupuncture treatment?

Yes, of course you can! Of course it will depend on the severity of your condition and the intensity of the workout. I would suggest avoid working out the site of injury like if READ MORE
Yes, of course you can! Of course it will depend on the severity of your condition and the intensity of the workout. I would suggest avoid working out the site of injury like if you were injured in the upper body then you can try lower body workouts. Check with your primary as well to see if alternative medicine & working out would be safe for your condition. - Live Happy, Michael

Can I drink alcohol after acupuncture treatment?

Of course you can! Alcohol is very blood invigorating in TCM, not a bad idea to get your blood flowing after stimulating your qi. However, I would not suggest if you have issues READ MORE
Of course you can! Alcohol is very blood invigorating in TCM, not a bad idea to get your blood flowing after stimulating your qi. However, I would not suggest if you have issues with alcohol, your medication contradicts using alcohol and/or your condition is not healthy enough for alcohol. Check with your primary physician to see if alternative medicine and/or alcohol is comfortable for your condition.

What type of acupuncture is best for sciatica?

For sciatica Ive had the best success with needle cupping acupuncture. It has the combined effect to soothe the muscles & inflammation while simultaneously stimulating the circulation. READ MORE
For sciatica Ive had the best success with needle cupping acupuncture. It has the combined effect to soothe the muscles & inflammation while simultaneously stimulating the circulation. Of course it depends on the sciatic condition. Check with your primary to see if alternative medicine is a good option for your condition. Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

Can I get acupuncture for pain?

Yes, of course you can. Research has found acupuncture to be very beneficial for pain & stress. Consult with your primary physician to see if your condition qualifies for alternative READ MORE
Yes, of course you can. Research has found acupuncture to be very beneficial for pain & stress. Consult with your primary physician to see if your condition qualifies for alternative medical therapies. - Live Happy, Michael

Can acupuncture fix ankle joint pain?

Depending on the severity of the condition, acupuncture can help improve the quality of life. If there is a physical issue with the ankle, most likely acupuncture would only help READ MORE
Depending on the severity of the condition, acupuncture can help improve the quality of life. If there is a physical issue with the ankle, most likely acupuncture would only help with temporary relief. The best thing to do would be to contact your primary care physician and check with them to see whether or not alternative medicine would be beneficial for your condition. Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

How many acupuncture sessions are needed for a disc hernia?

Acupuncture sessions for disc herniations will vary depending on the severity of the condition & the patients response to the treatments. Please check with your primary or specialist READ MORE
Acupuncture sessions for disc herniations will vary depending on the severity of the condition & the patients response to the treatments. Please check with your primary or specialist to see if alternative medicine would be a promising option Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

Can you fix chronic pain?

I have been able to help all my patients with chronic neck pain. The treatments & progress will depend on your condition but as long as your primary has agreed alternative medicine READ MORE
I have been able to help all my patients with chronic neck pain. The treatments & progress will depend on your condition but as long as your primary has agreed alternative medicine can contribute to your condition it should be fine Live Happy.

How many acupuncture treatments are needed for depression?

The frequency of acupuncture treatments will be dependent but not necessarily limited to the chronicity of the condition and the personal response to the acupuncture treatments. READ MORE
The frequency of acupuncture treatments will be dependent but not necessarily limited to the chronicity of the condition and the personal response to the acupuncture treatments. Please check with your primary to see if alternative medicine would be a viable option. Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

Allergy

It depends on the allergy. Some allergies develop in different stages of our lives or in response to the environment. One of the best ways is to live with it & build a tolerance READ MORE
It depends on the allergy. Some allergies develop in different stages of our lives or in response to the environment. One of the best ways is to live with it & build a tolerance with tiny exposures at a time. Some we can grow out of and age out of them. With acupuncture I have bene able to help prevent the normal seasonal allergies for my patients.

Miscarriage or periods

This sounds like an emergent condition to check with your primary/OB-GYN. Some questions to consider are if you have had painful intercourse within the week and/or if you have READ MORE
This sounds like an emergent condition to check with your primary/OB-GYN. Some questions to consider are if you have had painful intercourse within the week and/or if you have ever been diagnosed with endometriosis. Once seen, then you can ask about alternative medicine to help with the current condition. Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

Does acupuncture work for chronic pain?

Yes, acupuncture works well for any pain, acute and chronic, as well as stress & anxiety. Sometimes the length of time may influence the treatment prognosis. Check with your primary READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture works well for any pain, acute and chronic, as well as stress & anxiety. Sometimes the length of time may influence the treatment prognosis. Check with your primary to see if alternative medicine is good for your condition. Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

How many acupuncture sessions are needed for nerve pain?

Acupuncture sessions for nerve pain are dependent on how chronic the conditions are and the individuals response to the acupuncture treatment. Ideally for acute situations the READ MORE
Acupuncture sessions for nerve pain are dependent on how chronic the conditions are and the individuals response to the acupuncture treatment. Ideally for acute situations the recommendation is once a week for 8 visits, but in chronic conditions its better to have the treatments more frequently like twice a week. Check with your primary to see if alternative medicine would be a good consideration for your condition. - Live Happy, Michael Live Happy, - Happy Cloud Acupuncture Michael A. Chow, M.A.O.M., L.Ac. (951) 317 - 1350 HappyCloudAcu@gmail.com

What pressure point relieves stomach pain?

A famous pressure point to help alleviate stomach issues is He Gu, Large Intestine 4. It is located between the webbing of your thumb & index finger in the middle of that 2nd metacarpal READ MORE
A famous pressure point to help alleviate stomach issues is He Gu, Large Intestine 4. It is located between the webbing of your thumb & index finger in the middle of that 2nd metacarpal bone. Check with your primary to see if your stomachache does not require emergent services and alternative medicine may be adequate for your situation. - Live Happy, Michael

Is acupuncture safe for anxiety?

I have had about two people walk out just before getting treated with acupuncture for anxiety. Their fears of the needles got to them. Other than that, I have managed to calm down READ MORE
I have had about two people walk out just before getting treated with acupuncture for anxiety. Their fears of the needles got to them. Other than that, I have managed to calm down others issues with stress/anxiety/& even PTSD with acupuncture in a safe manner. Check with your primary to see if alternative therapy is beneficial for your condition. - Live Happy, Michael