Daisy Dong L. AC. CMD, Acupuncturist

Daisy Dong L. AC. CMD


1325 S Colorado Blvd Suite B012 Denver CO, 80222


Daisy Dong is an acupuncturist practicing in Denver, CO. Dr. Dong evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Dong treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

Education and Training

Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine MD/BS 1985

Board Certification

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Provider Details

Female Mandarin Chinese, English
Daisy Dong L. AC. CMD
Daisy Dong L. AC. CMD's Expert Contributions
  • Cupping - a non-drug therapy

    Cupping – a non-pharmaceutical therapy, a component of traditional Chinese medicine by Daisy Dong, Denver, Colorado...

  • How often does acupuncture cause bacterial infections?

    It is uncommon. I have never read any publication that acupuncture causes bacterial infections. A wound is commonly coming with pain. So we treat a lot of this kind of patients. You should be fine. READ MORE

  • Should I consider acupuncture for anemia?

    Acupuncture will help a little. However, there is a Chinese herbal medicine working much better for anemia. You need to see a Chinese herbal practitioner for an eval first. I have a nurse-patient who had to have blood infusion because of severe anemia and failed to respond to any Rx or supplement for years. After taking the herbal medicine, her lab numbers became normal. Although she stopped it, the numbers are still within normal ranges. Find a Chinese medicine doctor for your condition in your area. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture raise blood pressure?

    Likely something else is going on. Suggest this person checking with a doctor for renal and other functional tests. READ MORE

  • I take blood thinners regularly. Is acupuncture dangerous for me?

    There is no evidence that people on blood thinners cannot receive acupuncture. If your platelet level is low, acupuncture may cause bruises. READ MORE

  • Is tiredness normal after acupuncture?

    Acupuncture induces neurotransmitters in the brain to relax you while receiving it. The effect may last for a while after needles are withdrawn based on research studies. That was what you felt. Your body simply tells to keep up some rest, nothing else. READ MORE

  • Where are the acupuncture points for fertility?

    Sometimes, we use points on the lower back and sometimes on the lower abdomen. However, acupuncture is often to treat overall health. You will get needles on the head and/or four limbs to balance energy out of balance. READ MORE

  • Chronic constipation. Should I go for acupuncture?

    There is a magic point for regulating bowel movements for diarrhea as well as constipation. Within 3 hours, my patients usually feel the result. However, it may take 2 -4 visits if you are "very" chronic to stabilize the symptom completely. We usually give you advice on dietary changes to prevent constipation, too. I hope this is helpful to you. Thanks for the question. READ MORE

  • What does "Qi" mean in acupuncture?

    Qi= energy flow. A few hypersensitive people report feeling a sensation on the end of fingers or toes when a needle inserts in another place. Most of the times, you can have a mild localized feeling such as warmth, tingling, electric current, or soreness. The Qi sensation is variously based on the different connective tissues where a needle inserts. READ MORE

  • What can acupuncture do for the muscles?

    Yes, it worse for the problem. How it should be done right to relieve muscle tension or spasm. READ MORE

  • How long does an acupuncture last usually?

    Research shows acupuncture has an accumulated effect. It lasts from 2 hours to 5 days. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a better alternative to opioids?

    There are many publications on this topic. Acupuncture is sufficient for the post-op pain 1-2 days after the surgery. I did a few patients right after the patients were put out the operation room. The result is amazingly fast. Acupuncture is also a quick tool to reduce nausea after surgery. READ MORE

  • When should I get acupuncture treatment for fertility?

    One day before your ovulation and one day before your menstrual bleeding if you have a regular period. If you don't have a regular period, I suggest taking herbal medicine to regulate or in addition to acupuncture. READ MORE

  • Do you recommend acupuncture for neuropathy?

    Yes, DM induces neuropathy is a serious problem. Acupuncture has improved the symptom well. You need a series of treatment. Please start it ASAP. READ MORE

  • How many points are there in acupuncture?

    This is a very interesting question! In the body itself, there are 361 standard points in addition to the extraordinary points. On the ears, there are more than 100 points. There are many points on the palms based on the hand acupuncture specialty. There are many on the scalp based on the scalp acupuncture specialty. A licensed acupuncturist must learn all these points to pass the board exam. These points are not all tested for chiropractors, physicians, and physical therapists who practice acupuncture. READ MORE

  • Is it normal to feel lethargic after my session?

    Yes, acupuncture needles will trigger the brain to release chemicals for sleep or relaxation no matter what you seek acupuncture for. As a result, you will feel lethargic for 5-20'. In my professional experience, it happens about 10% of acupuncture patients who came in for the first acupuncture in their lives. READ MORE

  • Are acupuncture needles reused?

    It is forbidden to reuse the needles by law. Meanwhile, the needle tips are extremely thin and sharp; they became dull quickly. A dull needle will cause pain. READ MORE

  • Why is acupuncture recommended for cardiovascular disease?

    Generally speaking, acupuncture modulates autonomic nerve system to adjust the CV system of the animal as well as the human body. For instance, when an arterial fibrillation patient with irregular heartbeats walks in, as soon as two needles insert in one particular point, the heart rates will be regulated immediately. I had a patient coming with 112 bpm; the heart rate was 86. After withdrawing the needles, it was 81. After a couple more visits, the HR was 81-86 bpm and regular. She has not had a problem since then. The effect is quicker than a drug. The research studies are published all around the world of academic journals. READ MORE

  • How often should I go for acupuncture?

    Studies and clinical experiences told me that acupuncture had accumulated effects. In an acute case, twice a week, in maintenance cases, once a month. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe during the first trimester?

    During the first trimester, women usually experience morning sicknesses such as nausea or vomiting and fatigue. If it is the case, acupuncture is very effective without drugs. READ MORE

  • If there are any complications of acupuncture, what are they?

    Besides minor bruises or minor bleeding, there are not many complications. If you bleed easily, you might see bruises or bleed on the site of needling. Most of the time, you will not have it at all. Anticoagulants do not cause more bruises or bleeding in acupuncture treatment. Interesting, right? During the last ten years in my 35 years of practice, more and more people ask for non-pharmaceutical therapies to cut down drugs usage. Make any sense now? READ MORE

  • Is an achy feeling normal in acupuncture?

    If during the insertion, you have a mild achy sensation, this is normal. During the needle retaining time, it should not. If you do feel it, you should ask your doctor to adjust the needle. Needles can cause the muscle spasm before releasing muscle tension locally. When this sensation does not disappear in longer than 60 seconds, it should be adjusted. Otherwise, the feeling can last for the entire treatment duration. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture treat addiction?

    Yes, there are many publications for case studies or clinical research. READ MORE

  • How many sessions are needed for weight loss?

    It depends on many factors: the total overweight lbs, individual determination, family history of obesity, and so on. READ MORE

  • Can more than one condition be treated in an acupuncture session?

    Usually, we evaluate if all your conditions or symptoms are associated first. For instance, you have lower back pain and neck pain. These two pain conditions may cause by different pathologic problems but they feed each other to trigger the pain, we can treat them together. READ MORE

  • How is acupuncture an alternative treatment in dentistry?

    I am glad to hear this question. Personally, I have tried acupuncture for dental pain in myself. It gave me instant relief. Then I found out auricular acupuncture worked the best in my 35 years of practice. It is the same principle for pain control as the body acupuncture does. It triggers our brain to release androgenic substances for pain block. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture improve blood circulation?

    There is a publication comparing the distribution of acupuncture meridians to the distribution of neurovascular by using mathematical analysis; the result was over 70% of meridians are either near major nerves and vessels, or overlap them. When the needles are inserted into the body, they will modulate the activities in the "neighborhood." READ MORE

  • Why is acupuncture suggested for fertility?

    Many studies have been done on this subject in the past ten years with a control group. The conclusion is the success rates with acupuncture groups are usually 26%-40% higher compared to the groups without acupuncture. The mechanism is that acupuncture can promote pelvic blood flow to provide better conceiving via natural conception or artificial methods (IUI or IFV) in addition to relaxing the pelvic muscles. READ MORE

  • Should I go for dry needling or acupuncture?

    Acupuncture is not a procedure, but the dry needling is. Acupuncture treats the entire body and mind based on the Chinese medicine system. Drying needling is a part of trigger point needling technique. Dry needling is only for musculoskeletal pain. READ MORE

  • Does a daith piercing help with migraines?

    Sorry, I am not familiar with the piercing technique. I have many patients had a general ear piercing in the past, but did not change their intensity as well as the frequency of migraine headaches. One of my expertise is migraine treatment with Chinese medicine (including acupuncture). Seventy-five percent of the migraine patients had or has neck pain. My advice is to check or treat your neck discomfort first. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help boost the immune system?

    Yes, there are many points that research have indicated for immuno-stimulation — these points we use daily for anyone with immunodeficiency such as HIV positive and cancer patients. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture aid in autoimmune diseases?

    Yes, there is no conflict because acupuncture promotes self-healing. Thank you for your question. READ MORE

  • When is acupuncture not recommended?

    Any bleeding disorder. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture cure hypertension?

    Yes, mild one. If chronic and high, it needs to combine with Rx and/or herbal medicine. READ MORE

  • I have numbness after my acupuncture session. What should I do?

    Acupuncture can trigger temporary nerve reactions. If the SX persists over a week, please see a neurologist figuring out where the numbness originates. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating my enlarged uterus?

    Yes, acupuncture is to help the body to regulate the system. I treated edema of the ovaries with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, it was so successful, the doctor's wife became pregnant very quickly. It is the same principle. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with the cold?

    Acupuncture boots the immune system to fight cold and flu. Acupuncture also can prevent a cold by boosting the immune system. Prevention is the principle of Chinese medicine (acupuncture) for any illness or disorder. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture reduce my mental stress?

    Yes, it will reduce stress by balancing your neurotransmitters/chemicals of the brain and relaxing your physical body. We will also advise you how to reduce your stress level through the treatment course. READ MORE

  • How often should I get acupuncture?

    For acute conditions, 1-3 visits; for chronic conditions, needs 10 or even monthly visits. In general, if not acute, we start with 6 visits. Remember, acupuncture has accumulated effects based on a study. READ MORE

  • Should I get acupuncture for my fibromyalgia?

    Yes, FM is a tough condition for patients. Because it affects many systems of the body, not just the myalgia, it needs a 6 month or even longer treatment in my experience. About 70% of patients need to combine Chinese herbal medicine based on an individual condition. It works beautifully. READ MORE

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

    X-ray does not show any soft tissue problems but identifies bone or structure changes. I am glad that his doctor checked it out. Acupuncture and some external herbal medicine will help the injury-induced inflammation and pain. I highly recommend taking him in for acupuncture as soon as so he will not suffer from the injury too long to become a chronic issue. Kids recover quicker than adults in this case. Thank you for asking. Dr. Dong. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture help my lower back pain?

    Yes, lower back pain is #1 reason that people seeking acupuncture. #2 is neck pain. Here is why: nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction For Low-Back Pain. A 2012 analysis of data on participants in acupuncture studies looked at back and neck pain together and found that actual acupuncture was more helpful than either no acupuncture or simulated acupuncture. A 2010 review by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that acupuncture relieved low-back pain immediately ... READ MORE

  • How should I prepare for my acupuncture session?

    It is a great question! I am glad to answer it. 1. Wear loose clothes because you need to expose the legs and arms at least. 2. Do not go in with a full or an empty stomach because of an extreme condition of blood sugar will cause dizziness or even fainting. 3. Hydrate yourself after each session 4. Do not go to do a cardio/hi-impact or swimming exercise right away READ MORE

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

    Treating with Chinese medicine is completely different from biomedicine with Rx. Chinese medicine utilizes needles to unblock meridians and gives Chinese herbal medicine to regular hormones. Chinese medicine treated thyroid malfunctions before the modern Rx. You need to find a practitioner who is good at the thyroid disease. READ MORE

  • Do you recommend acupuncture for children?

    Yes, children's acupuncture is different from adult. READ MORE

  • Is there an acupuncture treatment for weight gain?

    It can only suppress your appetite. Exercises and diet changes are a must. READ MORE

  • How does cupping therapy work?

    Cupping uses mechanism of vacuum on the skin. It pulls fascia up (massage is opposite); therefore, the circulation beneath and within the connective tissues will have more space to move around. If there is circulation or Qi stagnation, it will show marks as Michael Phelps had. If you are healthy, no mark at all. It is not painful but some areas are sore during the cupping procedure. The best cupping result is to apply fired glass-made cups. However, only licensed acupuncturists are trained to do so. Many trainers are to use plastic cups with a pump because of easy to operate without formal training. It is relatively safe to use. I hope I have answered your question. Please go to www.aculifeology.com to read more about the cupping therapy. Thank you. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help in treating chronic fatigue syndrome?

    Analyzing what may contribute the chronic fatigue and balance or collect it out. It usually involves Chinese herbal medicine. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture require other medicines to be effective?

    Acupuncture is a mechanic stimulation in the sensory nerves to trigger chemical reactions in the brain to modulate the body functions. It does not require any medication to be effective. It has practiced over 2500 years far earlier than the synthetic drugs invested. READ MORE

  • Will acupuncture treat my menstrual cramps?

    Dysmenorrhea under the diagnosis of endometriosis in biomedicine is a common condition that we treat either with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, or a combination. As a result, many women end up cramp-less the rest of their lives. The timing of treatment via either the herbal medicine or acupuncture is critical. Make sure you find a skilled practitioner for the problem. READ MORE

  • How will acupuncture help my fibromyalgia?

    Stress can make the fibromyalgia worse indeed. Acupuncture will help, but it takes a long series of treatment. I had two female patients who were ready to apply for disability when they came in seeing me in 90' while I was practicing in Atlanta, GA. After weekly treatments in 6 months, they happily went back to their jobs without much discomfort. If you can add Pilates, Yoga, mind-body meditation, or biofeedback, it will produce a better result quicker. I give some of the FM patients Chinese herbal medicine to correct physical symptoms because the FM never presents the pain symptom, in my opinion. READ MORE

  • Can acupunture decrease my body weight?

    Weight gain is a multi-factor issue. Ear acupuncture can control your appetite. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me quit smoking?

    Yes, it reduces craving for tobacco, as a result, to stop smoking. READ MORE

  • Does having acupuncture hurt?

    It is a painless procedure for most of part if the provider is skillful. However, if the affected area is inflamed, there is mild needling sensation. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with TMJ?

    Yes, TMJ is also a frequent symptom that people get relief from with acupuncture. Many times, we do bilateral needling or more focusing on the affected side. We help the surrounding muscles relax as well as help with mental relaxation. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    We need to identify what is the underline problem by treating either with needles or combining with Chinese herbal medicine. It is quite effective without adding too many extra substances in the ill GI system. READ MORE

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

    Neck, lower back, and knee arthritis are common conditions that come for acupuncture. Most people get good to excellent results. It reduces inflammation as Rx does and increases blood flow to slow the degeneration or damage of the joints. Read this link: https://nccih.nih.gov/research/results/acu-osteo.htm READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with weight loss?

    Acupuncture or acupuncture pressure (in the body and/or on the ears) primarily controls your appetite. People still need to do exercises and eat smart/less. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help treat an excessive sweating problem?

    Chinese herbal medicine usually produces excellent results after analyzing what is out of balance regarding endo system, hormone status, diet or lifestyle. Set up an herbal consultation. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with ulcer pain?

    Yes. There are many stduies, but most of the studies done on this subject were outside the US. Acupuncture increases local as well as distal blood flow and oxygen level in the bloodstream. As a result, acupuncture repairs tissues to heal. It works well. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

    For chronic fatigue syndrome, it is better combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine after analyzing what factors involve your fatigue. READ MORE

  • How is arthritis treated with acupuncture?

    There are many research studies done for this subject already. Please search NIH website. Acupuncture does the same a drug does for arthritis, that is to reduce inflammation and increase the mobility of joints. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0025977/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0012315/ Thank you, READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with nausea?

    The best and non-pharmaceuticals treatment for any nausea is ACUPUNCTURE based on evidence today. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating skin disorders?

    Acupuncture can do some. The best treatment is Chinese herbal medicine done by experienced herbalists. Ninety-nine percent of the chronic skin conditions can be treated internally with herbal medicine. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in relieving my mother's depression?

    Yes, depression and anxiety are closely related to each other. In a comprehensive literature review appearing in a recent edition of CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics, it was proved that acupuncture is comparable to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which psychologists commonly use to treat anxiety (Errington-Evans, 2011). Another study published in the Journal of Endocrinology in March, 2013 discovered stress hormones were lower in rats after receiving electric acupuncture (Eshkevari, Permaul, and Mulroney, 2013). Dr. Dong READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in treating anemia?

    Acupuncture does not help anemia directly, but Chinese herbal medicine has treated anemia for a thousand years. READ MORE

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

    The acupressure slippers are not harmful. The action of the slippers are based on the foot reflexology. They're not for treatment, but to regulate your functions of the body. Dr. Daisy READ MORE

  • How effective are acupressure slippers?

    They are not harmful. The action of the slippers is based on foot reflexology, not for treatment. However, they can regulate your functions of the body. Dr. Daisy READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating depression?

    Yes, anxiety and depression are common reasons to get acupuncture. Acupuncture regulates depleted chemicals in the brains which are called neurotransmitters. When these chemicals become normal and can reach the desire cortex, the mood will light up. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating lower back pain?

    Lower back pain (acute or chronic) is the number one pain conditions that people seek help with acupuncture. This is what the National Institute of Health, USA said: For Low-Back Pain A 2012 analysis of data on participants in acupuncture studies looked at back and neck pain together and found that actual acupuncture was more helpful than either no acupuncture or simulated acupuncture. A 2010 review by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that acupuncture relieved low-back pain immediately after treatment but not over longer periods of time. A 2008 systematic review of studies on acupuncture for low-back pain found strong evidence that combining acupuncture with usual care helps more than usual care alone. The same review also found strong evidence that there is no difference between the effects of actual and simulated acupuncture in people with low-back pain. Clinical practice guidelines issued by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians in 2007 recommend acupuncture as one of several nondrug approaches physicians should consider when patients with chronic low-back pain do not respond to self-care (practices that people can do by themselves, such as remaining active, applying heat, and taking pain-relieving medications). READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

    Acupuncture for fertility support or infertility treatment has been practiced for over a thousand year in Asia. In the last two decades, many studies were done in the States found that acupuncture can help increasing pelvic blood flow, stimulating ovulation and reducing pelvic inflammation in general. As a result, it can improve the success rate of the fertility procedures such as IUI as well as IVF double compared the procedures without acupuncture. We almost see this type of people if not daily but weekly. Some fertility clinics hire in-house acupuncturists to improve the outcome. READ MORE

  • Is it safe for me to continue my acupuncture during pregnancy?

    If you are having gestational related symptoms, it is OK. Otherwise, you can stop after giving birth. Cholesterol issue usually needs to take Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncture itself is not very effective in my experience. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me in managing stress?

    Yes, acupuncture can modulate your neuro-chemicals to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. The mechanism works as Rx. Acupuncture needs several visits because acupuncture effects are accumulative based on research studies. READ MORE

  • Why do I have so much gas and bloating?

    Your condition is associated with a digestive malfunction. You can take some digestive aids over the counter, such as Tums, with meals, or come in for acupuncture. Dr. Daisy READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a long-term treatment?

    If the illness/condition is chronic, yes. READ MORE

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

    Low libido is related to sex hormone insufficiency. Your wife should check with her GYN doctor first. Acupuncture + Chinese herbal medicine will help some. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture improve sleep?

    Yes, acupuncture works in your brain, which modulates your neurotransmitters/chemicals in the brain to balance your sleep patterns. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture help in treating my loud cough?

    Acupuncture helps a cough, generally. My experience for your type of the cough needs to review your current Rx with your pharmacy or pharmacist. Some prescriptions can trigger an uncommon cough. READ MORE

  • Is there an acupuncture treatment for treating back aches too?

    Back pain is #1 condition to be treated by acupuncture, according to NIH. READ MORE

  • My mother in law feels very sleepy all through the day. Can acupuncture help her?

    Acupuncture can support kidney functions or reduce renal inflammation. Usually, acupuncture needs some time to act among elderly people. I typically recommend six visits first to see how she reacts to acupuncture and then decide afterward. READ MORE

  • Should acupuncture be a long term thing?


  • Is acupuncture recommended for skin conditions like eczema?

    Acupuncture has limited efficacy for eczema and dry skin. In this case, we provide oral herbal medicine, too. The skin conditions herbal medicine shows more effective than the needling alone. The cause of the eczema is very critical in our treatment. READ MORE

  • Are medicines also involved in acupuncture treatment?

    If herbal medicine works better than acupuncture or works better with acupuncture, I will prescribe herbal medicine. READ MORE

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

    Acupuncture triggers the recipient's brain (animal and human) to release natural substances to "balance" the internal problems in the body. Pharmaceutical substances are usually synthetic delivering via the mouth, bloodstream or rectal to intervene in the internal illness. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating diabetes?

    Acupuncture does not lower your sugar level. However, acupuncture is good at dealing with diabetes associated symptoms. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    Acupuncture for digestive disorders is underrated. It means that acupuncture works well with GI issues. Sometimes, we will add Chinese herbal medicine depending on the severity of conditions. Thank you for the question. Dr. Daisy Dong READ MORE

  • Are acupressure and acupuncture the same?

    Acupuncture = point + needle in. Acupressure = point + pressure. Thank you for your question. Dr. Daisy Dong READ MORE

  • Is there a cure for acute arthritis in acupuncture?

    Arthritis is inflammation in the joint(s). Depending on the cause/etiology, it can be cured or not. Acupuncture as many Rx, it will reduce inflammation and strengthen tendons or tissues around the joint(s). It is an effective therapeutic modality. Cure or not depend on some factors. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help treat thyroid imbalance?

    Thyroid malfunction required herbal medicine as well as acupuncture treatment together. It is common cases in our clinic. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture really help with hair loss?

    If you lost the entire hair due to Rx treatment or illness, we restore the functions of the body; hair will re-grow. If it is caused by a genetic reason, sorry. It lost patches due to stress or illness, yes, I have successfully treated a few. READ MORE

  • I have a migraine problem. Should I see an acupuncturist?

    Migraine treatment with acupuncture is different from the migraine Rx. It emphasizes the triggers of the migraine headaches and prevention of a migraine. As a result, I am very successful with these types of patients. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work for anxiety?

    Yes, acupuncture triggers the neurotransmitters in the brain to release chemicals that act as synthetic Rx do to reduce anxiety and/or depression. However, each person presents different response. It means it takes various visits. In general, after two sessions, a person will feel some improvement. We usually recommend 6 visits. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating GERD?

    Acupuncture works well for GERD if it is combined with oral herbal Rx. READ MORE

  • I have headaches frequently. Can acupuncture treatment help?

    A headache is usually one of the symptoms of a disorder/disease. Acupuncture will work well if we could identify the underlying issue(s). READ MORE

  • Can an acupuncturist help me with my GERD?

    Chinese herbal medicine is beneficial. It works differently from PPIs or other pharmaceuticals. We had patients become asymptomatic in years. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in weight loss?

    In my opinion, acupuncture/auricular acupuncture will suppress appetite. It still needs to watch your diet and does exercises. READ MORE

  • Can accupuncture help in bringing down my cholesterol?

    It is Chinese herbal medicine doing the job. We will also consult your diet. Additionally, you don't have to take the herbal medicine forever. READ MORE

  • I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

    Stress or emotional changes are part of hormonal changes for people during menopause. The symptoms present more among females than males. We usually regulate your hormonal levels via needling + herbal medicine together. However, some people only need a few needles. Each patient is different. Dr. Daisy Dong READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating vertigo?


  • Can acupuncture help in treating joint pain?

    If you go to the website of the National Institute of Health, you will find many research studies proved that acupuncture is beneficial for joint pain. Some pain takes more treatment than the others. READ MORE

  • How long does the effect of acupuncture last?

    Acupuncture is sufficient to control the SX of PCOD. The right treatment can last for a prolonged period. READ MORE

  • Is it true that people suffering from high blood pressure should not try acupuncture?

    Never true. Acupuncture is effective for lower blood pressure. I saw many patients came for this condition, either patients did not want to take Rx or had adverse effects with anti-hypersensitive Rx. READ MORE

  • I feel very sleepy after my acupuncture session. Is this normal?

    Acupuncture regulates neurotransmitters in your brain in particular serotonin. It usually causes sleepiness for 10% of new patients in my 33 years of practice. If on your return visits, you feel sleepy all the time, you may need to tell your acupuncturist to do less stimulation. For some people who lacks good night sleep, it is merely a signal from the brain; you need a better sleep! READ MORE

  • Can an acupuncturist help me with my sleep disorder?

    Yes, you can use acupuncture to help your sleep cycle indeed. Acupuncture regulates your autonomic nerve system, i.e., upregulate parasympathetic nerves and deregulate sympathetic nerve when you are ready to rest. Acupuncture is a non-drug therapy; therefore, you don't develop dependency/addiction. Try it. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help in treating infertility?

    Yes, acupuncture has been studied in the States and overseas for infertility treatment. The secret is acupuncture will trigger the brain to produce sufficient hormones and to bring in more blood to the pelvic area to support either natural conception or artificial conception. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with my son's asthma?

    Surprisingly, it is not a hard condition to deal with in Chinese medicine. The principle of the asthma treatment is to reduce inflammation and eliminate triggers of asthma. These triggers may not be conventional medicine defined triggers. I encourage patients continuing asthmatic Rx while getting acupuncture or combo of acupuncture + Chinese herbal medicine. Patients eventually become less depending on Rx. We also promote immunity of patients, so they no longer are sensitive to their trigger factors. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture treat indigestion?

    Acupuncture does help a variety of gastrointestinal issues including indigestion. The needles regulate parasympathetic and sympathetic systems of a body to treat indigestion. Sometimes, we also add herbal medicine to enhance the result. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a complementary treatment or does it treat ailments by itself?

    Acupuncture can be conjunction with other treatments or used alone depending on the illness. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cancer support therapy, migraine headaches, pain, sports injuries and fertility Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional recommendation

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical faculty School of Medicine, UC of Denver 2005 - 2017

Professional Memberships

  • Acupuncture and Integrated Medicine Specialists  
  • Acupuncture Association of Colorado  
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Hospital ( Aurora, CO )

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Head north on South Colorado Boulevard (CO 2) 3.2 mi
Continue straight onto Colorado Boulevard (CO 2) 4729 ft
Turn right onto East 8th Avenue 1529 ft
Turn left onto Clermont Street 1565 ft
Turn right onto Hale Parkway 332 ft
Turn right 54 ft
Turn right 91 ft
Turn right 267 ft
You have arrived at your destination, straight ahead



Head south on South Colorado Boulevard (CO 2) 1.1 mi
Take the ramp on the right 299 ft
Merge left onto East Hampden Avenue (US 285) 1.5 mi
Continue slightly right onto East Hampden Avenue 3080 ft
Turn right 235 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right



Head south on South Colorado Boulevard (CO 2) 939 ft
Turn right onto East Yale Avenue 1645 ft
Continue straight onto East Yale Way 1305 ft
Continue straight onto East Yale Avenue 1.2 mi
Turn right onto South Downing Street 659 ft
Turn left 364 ft
Turn right 227 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right