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Dr. Herbert Kwong yee Lau, PHD LAC

Acupuncturist

Dr. Herbert Kwong yee Lau PHD LAC is a top Acupuncturist in East Amherst, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Herbert Kwong yee Lau PHD LAC is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Herbert Kwong yee Lau PHD LAC is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Herbert Kwong yee Lau PHD LAC is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In East Amherst, NY, Dr. Herbert Kwong yee Lau PHD LAC is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Herbert Kwong yee Lau, PHD LAC
  • East Amherst, NY
  • Accepting new patients

How often should I get acupuncture?

If every three months has been working for you, then just continue with what you are doing. There are no set amounts for treatment that would be right for everyone. My patients READ MORE
If every three months has been working for you, then just continue with what you are doing. There are no set amounts for treatment that would be right for everyone. My patients who treat for wellness come in generally once a month but then again, it is up to the individual and the acupuncturist to come up with the best plan for treatment.

How can acupuncture reduce my mental stress?

The short answer to your question is yes. Acupuncture is like physical therapy for the nervous system. It trains the nervous system and brain to behave in ways that correspond READ MORE
The short answer to your question is yes. Acupuncture is like physical therapy for the nervous system. It trains the nervous system and brain to behave in ways that correspond to desired effects. Stress can be very damaging to the body and I would advise anyone with a stressful job to get acupuncture treatment regularly.

My son has awful shoulder pain. How can I help him?

Acupuncture is an excellent way to help alleviate pain without the use of drugs or medications.

Can acupuncture help with the cold?

Actually, acupuncture works best as a stand alone treatment or along with herbs. Other medications such as over-the-counter drugs are not something we recommend at our wellness READ MORE
Actually, acupuncture works best as a stand alone treatment or along with herbs. Other medications such as over-the-counter drugs are not something we recommend at our wellness center.

How can acupuncture help my lower back pain?

Lots of women have this type of pain after giving birth. Acupuncture can help with your back pain as well.

How should I prepare for my acupuncture session?

Each acupuncturist operates differently, but I would say there is nothing specific you need to do before acupuncture. Obviously, don't eat too much to be overfull. Dress comfortably READ MORE
Each acupuncturist operates differently, but I would say there is nothing specific you need to do before acupuncture. Obviously, don't eat too much to be overfull. Dress comfortably in loose clothing for your appointment.

How does cupping therapy work?

Yes, since cupping is associated with blood flow and the improvement of circulation, it can definitely help in all areas of well being. Also, acupuncture would be very good for READ MORE
Yes, since cupping is associated with blood flow and the improvement of circulation, it can definitely help in all areas of well being. Also, acupuncture would be very good for concentration problems.

Can acupunture decrease my body weight?

Exercise is not the only part of maintaining a healthy weight. There are many factors and acupuncture and herbs can be very effective in helping you achieve that healthy weight. READ MORE
Exercise is not the only part of maintaining a healthy weight. There are many factors and acupuncture and herbs can be very effective in helping you achieve that healthy weight. Remember nutrition, diet, proper rest and hydration all contribute as well.

Do you recommend acupuncture for children?

Your concern is understandable and we do not treat very young children such as infants and toddlers. However, 9 years old is of sufficient age to receive acupuncture. It doesn't READ MORE
Your concern is understandable and we do not treat very young children such as infants and toddlers. However, 9 years old is of sufficient age to receive acupuncture. It doesn't hurt as our needles are like cat whiskers or kitten claws. Just bring him in and we can discuss it and explain to him how acupuncture can help with his allergies. Yes, it can and does help! My front office staff will be happy to schedule a convenient time for your free consultation. (716) 688-1768. Thanks for your question.

Is there an acupuncture treatment for weight gain?

If there is an imbalance in the body, acupuncture can help correct it. That is the short answer to your question. If you would like to come in for a free consultation with me, READ MORE
If there is an imbalance in the body, acupuncture can help correct it. That is the short answer to your question. If you would like to come in for a free consultation with me, I will be happy to go into more details with you to address your concerns. Please call to schedule a convenient time. 716-688-1768. Beth or Wende in my front office will be happy to assist you.

Would you recommend an acupuncture treatment for treating a hyperactive thyroid?

Both Western and Eastern medicine offer various methods to restore thyroid hormone levels. Western treatments rely mainly on drugs and surgery while Eastern treatments aim to restore READ MORE
Both Western and Eastern medicine offer various methods to restore thyroid hormone levels. Western treatments rely mainly on drugs and surgery while Eastern treatments aim to restore immune function as well as balance the production and release of thyroid hormones through a variety of approaches ranging from acupuncture and herbal remedies to lifestyle changes and special exercises.

In the treatment to thyroid problems, acupuncture can be used to restore hormonal balance, regulate energy levels, smooth emotions and help manage sleep, emotions and menstrual problems. There are several powerful acupuncture points on the ear and the body that can be used to regulate the production of thyroid hormones. Treatments take all of your symptoms into account and are aimed at balancing the energy within the body to optimize health.

When it comes to lifestyle changes, a diet rich in protein, calcium and magnesium helps support thyroid function while certain foods known as goitrogens may interfere with thyroid hormone production and should be limited. These include cruciferous vegetables (such as cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts), peanuts, and soy. Stress reducing exercises can also be beneficial.

How does acupuncture help in treating chronic fatigue syndrome?

Hello, Chronic fatigue syndrome is notoriously hard to treat, but a growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be able to help alleviate some of its many symptoms. READ MORE
Hello,

Chronic fatigue syndrome is notoriously hard to treat, but a growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be able to help alleviate some of its many symptoms. Acupuncture may not bring complete symptom relief, but, combined with herbs, it could be part of a regimen that helps you regain functionality and a better quality of life.

Does acupuncture require other medicines to be effective?

Absolutely NOT! Pharmaceutical drugs and acupuncture are not normally used in conjunction with one another. Acupuncture works quite well on its own. There is also the option READ MORE
Absolutely NOT! Pharmaceutical drugs and acupuncture are not normally used in conjunction with one another. Acupuncture works quite well on its own. There is also the option of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which incorporates the use of Chinese herbs in the treatment program but usage of medications is not part of how I treat my patients.

Will acupuncture treat my menstrual cramps?

Yes, acupuncture can help to alleviate premenstrual cramps and pains associated with it.

Can acupuncture help me quit smoking?

Thank you for your question. The answer is yes, I have helped many of my patients give up the smoking habit through acupuncture treatment. Additionally, for the month of November READ MORE
Thank you for your question. The answer is yes, I have helped many of my patients give up the smoking habit through acupuncture treatment. Additionally, for the month of November only we are offering our STOP SMOKING treatment for half price in observance of the Great American Smoke Out! What happens in an acupuncture session is that very thin needles are inserted in specific areas and left there for a period of 20 minutes. Although acupuncture can assist you with smoking cessation, you have to be willing to try to do your part and want to quit. And yes, you can do it!

Can acupuncture help with TMJ?

So sorry to learn of your problem with TMJ at every meal. In the short-term, you can avoid food that requires a lot of chewing, opting for softer foods until you can get an appointment READ MORE
So sorry to learn of your problem with TMJ at every meal. In the short-term, you can avoid food that requires a lot of chewing, opting for softer foods until you can get an appointment to work on this problem. Acupuncture has been shown in several well-designed studies to be a very effective and safe treatment for TMJ.

Can acupuncture help with ulcer pain?

Sorry to hear you are going through painful ulcer symptoms with eating. It is smart to avoid medication whenever possible and acupuncture can most likely help your situation. READ MORE
Sorry to hear you are going through painful ulcer symptoms with eating. It is smart to avoid medication whenever possible and acupuncture can most likely help your situation.

Does having acupuncture hurt?

Hello. You heard correctly that acupuncture is a great way to get relief from headaches and stress. I am sorry to hear you suffer from these on a daily basis. I could definitely READ MORE
Hello. You heard correctly that acupuncture is a great way to get relief from headaches and stress. I am sorry to hear you suffer from these on a daily basis. I could definitely help you with acupuncture treatment. No, acupuncture does not hurt like a shot you would receive in a physician's office. The needles I use are more like tiny cat whiskers and most of my patients say they cannot feel the needles at all.

Can acupuncture help in relieving my mother's depression?

Your mother made a wise decision to avoid those anti-depressant medications as they can be very dangerous. I have treated many people for depression and acupuncture has helped READ MORE
Your mother made a wise decision to avoid those anti-depressant medications as they can be very dangerous. I have treated many people for depression and acupuncture has helped them greatly.

Lately I've been experiencing a lot of fatigue. Can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture helps to treat many types of ailments including exhaustion, but every case is different. There are many factors to consider when it comes to fatigue.