Dr. Huan-wen Fang is an acupuncturist practicing in Acton, MA. Dr. Fang 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. Fang treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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Hi, Acupuncture treatment do treat chronic fatigue syndrome by balancing the energy "Qi" and boosting up the digestion energy. It is very effective. Hope you are feeling more energy soon. Jonathan Fang, Lic. Ac. READ MORE
Hi, People smoke with few reasons, one is addict to it, some are for de-stress and relaxation. some are just habits. As long as you want to quite smoking, acupuncture treatment supports you with deep relaxation and detoxification. So you are not depending on smoking. After treatment you may find out the cigarette smoke different which is not as present. That is why people use acupuncture to quite smoking. Hope you can quite it successfully soon Jonathan Fang Lic. Ac. READ MORE
Hi, Thank you for asking this question. You must've found the answers are mixed. You are right; the reason the answers are mixed is due to a few reason: first, there are a few different types of arthritis and also different degrees of illness. Not all of them work with acupuncture treatment, but acupuncture can prevent your other joints from getting worse and help you reduce the pain, if your arthritis is not too bad. "Too bad" means you already have knee locked and form differently. If you are in the early stage of arthritis, I will suggest you do see an acupuncturist ASAP to prevent your knee from getting worse. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, If your ulcer still in the bleeding stage, I will suggest take medication. Even you may not like medicine, because herbs are also part of natural medicine. If you are not in an acute stage, acupuncture can help you a lot. It doesn't treat the ulcer itself, but de-stresses. Hope this answer is what you are looking for. Have a great one and wish you feel better soon, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Yes, acupuncture and even herbal medicine can be very effective for treating eczema. Western medicine often masks symptoms rather than getting to the root of why they are occurring. Acupuncture and/or herbal medicine can help discover the underlying imbalance which is causing the eczema to occur, thus treating the root. Hope your sister feels great soon, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture helps balance your energy, which will regulate your sweating as well. Please find a local acupuncturist and he/ she can help you. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Yes, acupuncture and moxa can help arthritis. Both support the Qi (life energy) to move in the body and it reduces the pain and increases the mobility of joints. Hope you can get benefit soon. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, I agree with you. Your daughter is too young to be on med. I believe acupuncture and oriental medicine can offer some nature ways to treat depression. Please don't hesitate to seek an acupuncturist and start treatment soon. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Usually, acupuncture treatment helps depression. Some severe depression may need longer care. Knowing your mother's health condition will help to say if acupuncture can help her or not. Thank you, Jonathan READ MORE
Hi, Acupuncture and moxibustion boost hemoglobin levels. If your husband is okay with taking Chinese herbs, it will work even better. Hope he will gain benefits sooner. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, From acupuncture and an oriental medicine point of view, fatigue is part of energy def. By boosting your energy through acupuncture treatment or herbal supplements, this will help you a lot. Hope you gain benefit sooner by seeking an acupuncturist soon. Take good care, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Sorry that you have been suffering from lower back pain. Acupuncture is very helpful for treating lower back pain. It helps quickly to relieve muscle tightness and spasms. It also can treat slightly bulged discs. Hope this information helps. Good luck and find an acupuncturist soon. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, These slippers stimulate the reflexology points in the feet. I believe they work and can get some benefits, but everyone's feet are slightly different, so these slippers may not get the best results. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, This is a very great question. Acupuncture does treat sleep problems. I will suggest trying acupuncture first. Some sleep problems are different. Some are due to stress, or imbalance of your nerve systems, or lack of melatonin, etc. Through different diagnosis, acupuncture can help you get better. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, I believe all well-trained acupuncturists know some points can't be used during pregnancy. It is quite safe to continue to get acupuncture treatment, especially if you are worried about taking medicine during this period of time. Hope your physician can understand this. BTW, change in diet is also good for the cholesterol problem. You also can consider this option. Will this be your first baby? Congratulations! Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, You have a great question. My answer is, it depends. It depends on what issue you are working with acupuncture, or how long you have had this issue. Some might need longer care than others. Hope you understand. Thanks, Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, This is a great question that usually people take medicine to control their hypertension with for the rest of their lives. I do see people getting better or who don't need to take medicine after long-term acupuncture treatments. The difference is acupuncture tries to treat the root of the health issue. By doing so, the body recovers. My answer for you is YES, it is safe to get treatment with medication, but for the long-term, you might recheck with your doctor to adjust your medicine. If you are taking herbs, this needs to be more discussed due to the same effect in the body. Please check with an herbalist about that. Hope you are feeling better sooner. Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, This is a good question, but I would like your attention. Lack of sex drive could be for a few reasons: they might be tired, no energy; might be physiological, emotionally; might be uncomfortable feeling, aging with hormone changing, etc. I will suggest the best way is to be honest with your wife, sincerely discuss this first. Maybe she doesn't think this is an issue for her side. If she also finds this is an issue, she'd probably like to be treated. Acupuncture helps her to balance emotional, hormonal, and some physical issues. Hope you two can talk it through and find some common ground. Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, In the Chinese medicine point of view, it could be a few points you can think about: 1. Stress related: Stress will decrease digestion function and cause problems. 2. Diet: you may eat some foods that your body can feel bad and get gas faster. 3. Lack of good and friendly bacteria in the body. 4. Do you like to eat fried foods and dairy? When the digestive system is not strong, these foods tend to cause more problems. Hope these few points for you to think about and acupuncture and herbs help. Huan wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, Yes, acupuncture helps. It helps you to concentrate and focus; it also helps de-stress, which a lot of people find it helps for doing their job. Acupuncture can't do your job for you, but make your job more joyful. Hope this answer helps. Huan Wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, You are right, acupuncture helps sleep better. There are few reasons that will cause insomnia, such as stress, physical pain, melatonin problems, imbalance of digestive system, and more. Acupuncture helps balance energy to supply sleep and also treat the underlying causes. That is why acupuncture works so well for insomnia. Hope you can find someone near and help you soon. Enjoy your sleep, Huan Wen Fang, Lic. Ac. READ MORE
Hi, Sorry that your mother-in-law does not have enough energy and falls sleep. Acupuncture and herbs help supply for energy and balance Qi, which help and treat her condition. Hope she will feel better soon, Huan wen Jonathan Fang, Lic. Ac. MOAM READ MORE
Hi, Acupuncture is very good to treat acid reflex and digestive system problem. It's not treating symptom, but helping balance the energy. I will recommend to find a licensed acupuncturist near and start get treatment. Have a great day and thank you for asking questions, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Yes, acupuncture and herbs can help her a lot. It not only helps her eczema, but balance her energy. I will suggest to find a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and get treatment soon. Thank you for asking question, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Sorry to hear that your medication seems not working well. I think give acupuncture a try. especially with moxa, it helps stop pain very well. Hope you find someone near you soon Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, This is a great question. You may check with your practitioner, She/ he will advice herbal medicines or supplements. I believe you can get that answer soon, as long as they also practice others healing method. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, acupuncture treatment doesn't have side effect, beside bruises. It is a physical stimulation to balance the internal Qi (life energy). Hope this is answer that you are looking for Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Acupuncture has been very good for treatment back pain by moving the energy and reduce muscle spasm. Here is some exercise I also will recommended for you to do (Lower back exercise): http://www.inhandacupuncture.com/resources/ It also will help you. Hope you will be pain free soon. It's important to have good posture. Have a good one, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Acupuncture treats and balance your energy which stops the coughing. If it is from allergy as you said from air, acupuncture treatment also balance your immune system. so it will not go crazy when you face allergens. It also seems you have yin deficioncy sign, acupuncture and herbs helps My suggestion is giving acupuncture and herbs a try. You may get a lot of benefits from the treatment. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Sorry that you have been suffer from chronic migraines. Yes. Acupuncture helps a lot. I have a lot of clients can get benefits from acupuncture treatment and no longer need taking pills. I will suggest to find a good acupuncture near you and start to get treatment soon. Hope you will feel pain free sooner Have a great day Jonathan READ MORE
Hi, This is a great question. Acupuncture treatment supports the hair follicle growing by tonify kidney energy. If patient's hair follicle already dead, the result will be limited. The early get treatment to prevent hair loss is better. Hope I answer your question have a great one Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, This is a great question and most people have this concern. The answer for how long will it take for a treatment to be effective is it depends on each individual. Some people response right away in the section of treatment, some may take couple visits. If you have been an acupuncturist and get treatment more than 6 visits and there are no signs of any changes at all. I will suggest to seek for another acupuncturist. It simple means this practitioner is mot best to suit your need. Will it be ongoing? The answer for this is it should not. when you restore your energy and take good care of it. You no longer need acupuncture treatments. Some people keep treatment for maintenance. To keep their energy is good way. if you don't want to continue during this period of time. It is still okay. Hope i answer your questions. Have a great one Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, First, congratulation for having a new born. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat asthma. Yours came from locking of Lung and Kidney energy which cause short of breath and easy trigger asthma attack. Acupuncture can help. Please find someone near by, and get treatment soon. Have a great one Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Thyroid imbalance will lead to other problems such as adrenal glad, sleep, tired and others. Acupuncture is a very good tool to balance all. If you also use Chinese herbs which will helps even more. Hope I answer your question. Have a great day Jonathan READ MORE
Hi, Acupuncture has worked very well with anxiety. I believe your wife can get a lot of benefit from the treatment as long as she is willing to try. Hope she can feels better soon, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Yes. Acupuncture helps GERD. I also would check how he deals with stress and check his diet. I believe he will get a lot of benefit from acupuncture treatment. Hope he is feeling better soon. Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Hope you are feeling better now. There are so many reasons that will cause the abdominal pain. I believe a good acupuncturist can diagnose the cause of your problem and treat it. With the limited information you have here, it is difficult to answer this question. Hope this helps, Jonathan Fang 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?
Hi, Yes, acupuncture will be perfect to support your process of menopause including restless sleep, night sweats, hot flashes, etc. Hope this answers your questions, Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Acupuncture needles are not the needles people are familiar with in the doctor's office, and the sensation is remarkably different. An acupuncture needle is solid, as thin as a strand of human hair, and has no drugs in it. We use only pre-packaged, sterilized, disposable acupuncture needles made of surgical stainless steel, which cause no damage to the tissues and organs. We discard them after one use. All of this means it is painless. you should try and it is not too bad. Most of my client doesn't even feel needles, but everyone is different. Try it Have a good week Huan Wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, It is a great idea to start acupuncture treatment. It helps release your join pain quickly and painlessly. If the joint pain was affected by energy pathway blockage, acupuncture is the best way to solve it. Wish your joints to be pain free sooner. Have a great day, Huan Wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, There are a few reasons that will recur your PCOD. It also depends on how frequently you are having acupuncture treatments. I would suggest to discuss with your acupuncture your treatment plan. They will explain in more detail. Without knowing your history, this is a difficult question to answer. Hope you understand. Have a great day, Huan Wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, So many people have benefited from acupuncture treatment for headache. It works on energy levels to reduce and even more to correct the cause of headache. If you know anyone near you, I will recommend to get acupuncture treatment. Hope you are getting better in no time. Huan-Wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, When you say your bad cholesterol is high, I think you mean your LDL number is high. You mentioned you are on the diet. What kind of diet is it? Cholesterol (HDL and LDL) all have their function. The ratio is very important. Acupuncture and herbal supplements can balance your cholesterol. Hope this information helps. Thank you, Huan Wen Fang READ MORE
First of all, I am sorry that your son has to suffer from chronic bronchitis. Acupuncture and herbs can support his lung function and boost his immune system, which prevents the bronchitis from coming back. Hope this information helps, Huan Wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, Acupuncture will improve the blood circulation and generate blood. Herbs will increase hemoglobin. If your mother is willing to take herbs, the result will be better than just having acupuncture. This is my suggestion. If you have more questions, please let me know. Huan Wen Fang READ MORE
Hi, This is a great question. Acupuncture supports your metabolism, which gives a better balance. People losing weight by restricted diet and exercise, and acupuncture treatment balance their metabolism rate. Combining all will get great and healthy results. If you have more questions, please let me know. Thanks. READ MORE
Hi, Thank you for asking this question, I do believe there are more people that have the same question as you do. Acupuncture treatment is helpful for lowering blood pressure, which is also published in a medical journal in 2014. Acupuncture treatment can support the body losing weight and at the same time lower your blood pressure. I believe it is a great way to treat both at the same time. Hope I answered your question. READ MORE
Hi, I am so sorry to hear that you have been suffering vertigo for 2 years. Acupuncture and herbs are very helpful for vertigo. It balances your energy. I do suggest to give acupuncture a try. READ MORE
Hi, Good day. About your question with limited information you gave to me, my answer is it depends on your age, health and what your acupuncturist intent to do. Usually after treatment, some of client feels tired by feeling too relax. Is that your case? If it is not, you might need to chat with your acupuncturist to adjust his/her treatment. Sometimes too many needles make patient feels exhaust. It also could be a healing reaction, because after treatment the first or second day, one might feels sleepy due to body fast recovery. Again there could be so many reasons. Hope these answer help Hope you are doing well. PCOD can get good result from acupuncture treatment and herbal supplements. Have a great day Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, This is a great question. I do believe so. An acupuncture treatment will help you regular your own energy (Qi), and also balances your melatonin. My suggestion is find an acupuncturist and start pick up your sleep ZZZ. Good luck and have a great rest. Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, I am so sorry to hear that your son suffers with asthma. Yes, acupuncture works and help a lot of people with same condition. If he doesn't like needles, we have a needle-less way of treatment. Hope he feels better soon. Jonathan READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture helps. I also will check what kind of foods he is sensitive with. Hope I answered your questions. Thank you, Jonathan READ MORE
Acupuncture increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chance of implanting and ovum on the uterine wall. Also, acupuncture supports the body to produce healthy eggs, normalize the hormone and endocrine system, and also reduce stress. All of these support a successful childbirth. Acupuncture has been proven to regulate the menstrual cycle and it is a safe and natural approach. Hope all of these help answer your questions. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you so much, Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, I am not sure what do you mean other treatments here. Acupuncture itself is a complementary treatment. Sometimes due to patient's body need, we also add other treatment, such as herbal supplements. Acupuncture works good with Yoga, chiropractic and massage therapies. Hope I answer your questions Have a great day IF you have more questions, please let me know Huan Wen Jonathan Fang READ MORE
Hi, Sorry for delayed reply. I understand you have pain in brachial plexus after radiation and difficulty in lifting you arm up. Acupuncture will be very helpful to reduce the muscle tightness and also detox from the radiation. In our clinic, we also support cancer patients to prevent the cancer re-appearing. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you so much, wishes you best Jonathan Fang READ MORE
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