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.
Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine MD/BS 1985
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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Analyzing what may contribute the chronic fatigue and balance or collect it out. It usually involves Chinese herbal medicine. READ MORE
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
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
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
Weight gain is a multi-factor issue. Ear acupuncture can control your appetite. READ MORE
Yes, it reduces craving for tobacco, as a result, to stop smoking. READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For chronic fatigue syndrome, it is better combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine after analyzing what factors involve your fatigue. READ MORE
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
The best and non-pharmaceuticals treatment for any nausea is ACUPUNCTURE based on evidence today. READ MORE
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
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
Acupuncture does not help anemia directly, but Chinese herbal medicine has treated anemia for a thousand years. READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If the illness/condition is chronic, yes. READ MORE
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
Yes, acupuncture works in your brain, which modulates your neurotransmitters/chemicals in the brain to balance your sleep patterns. READ MORE
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
Back pain is #1 condition to be treated by acupuncture, according to NIH. READ MORE
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
No. READ MORE
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
If herbal medicine works better than acupuncture or works better with acupuncture, I will prescribe herbal medicine. READ MORE
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
Acupuncture does not lower your sugar level. However, acupuncture is good at dealing with diabetes associated symptoms. READ MORE
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
Acupuncture = point + needle in. Acupressure = point + pressure. Thank you for your question. Dr. Daisy Dong READ MORE
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
Thyroid malfunction required herbal medicine as well as acupuncture treatment together. It is common cases in our clinic. READ MORE
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
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
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
Acupuncture works well for GERD if it is combined with oral herbal Rx. READ MORE
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
Chinese herbal medicine is beneficial. It works differently from PPIs or other pharmaceuticals. We had patients become asymptomatic in years. READ MORE
In my opinion, acupuncture/auricular acupuncture will suppress appetite. It still needs to watch your diet and does exercises. READ MORE
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
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
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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
Acupuncture is sufficient to control the SX of PCOD. The right treatment can last for a prolonged period. READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
Acupuncture can be conjunction with other treatments or used alone depending on the illness. READ MORE
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