Run Guo, Acupuncturist
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Run Guo


450 Maple Avenue East Suite 311 Vienna VA, 22180


Run Guo is an acupuncturist practicing in Vienna, VA. Dr. Guo 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. Guo 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

Anhui University of TCM MSA, MSOM 2010

Board Certification

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Provider Details

Male Mandarin Chinese, English
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Run Guo's Expert Contributions
  • Can acupuncture help lung problems?

    Yes. There are many ways a practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine may help. First, if you need help breaking a smoking addiction, there are very specific ear acupuncture and/or body acupuncture protocols designed to do just that. Second, there are acupuncture treatments to assist your lungs by helping them relax. Once your body can relax, blood and airflow may increase, which helps your breathing. Third, dietary recommendations can help your digestive system strengthen, which in turn supports your immune system. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture on the forehead safe?

    Yes. When practiced by a licensed and trained practitioner, acupuncture is extremely safe on the forehead. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help panic attacks?

    Yes. Acupuncture works to alleviate panic attack by releasing nature pain-killing chemicals in the brain, called endorphins. Acupuncture also improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with knee problems?

    Yes. study shows that acupuncture has a significant function of increasing blood flow in the joints, enhancing the body's cartilage repair function and stimulating Collagen production, it also releases pressure in the joints and eases discomfort, decreases stiffness, increases muscle strength and improves knee joint motion and flexibility. Acupuncture should be considered a viable adjunct or alternative treatment of knee pain and dysfunction associated with osteoarthritis of the knee for the thousands of individuals who are suffering symptoms of the chronic disease. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture be done without needles?

    Usually acupuncture means we insert the short and hair-thin needle to some specific points on the body to stimulate and restore body's function. However, sometimes we also use finger to press these points, rather than needle, which named Acupressure. It depends on the patients' condition and need. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Anxiety, Insomniam, Strss, PTSDPain Management (Neck pain, Lower back pain, Sciatica, Arm pain, Leg pain, Headache, TMJ, Injury)Menopause Syndrome, Infertility, IVF support, Birth preparationSeasonal allergyHypertension/Hypotension, Hyperthyroid/HypothyroidCancer and chemotherapy supportAcid reflex, IBS

Run Guo's Practice location

Balance Art Acupuncture

450 Maple Avenue East Suite 311 -
Vienna, VA 22180
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Get to know Acupuncturist Run Guo, who practices in Vienna, Virginia.

With a genuine interest in helping others, Run is a licensed acupuncturist serving as the owner & operator of Balance Art Acupuncture LLC in Vienna, Virginia. The center offers multiple Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments, including acupuncture, herbal therapy, moxibustion, and cupping for acute or chronic pain syndrome, endocrine disease, mental disorders, digestive disease, and skin disorders.

Licensed to practice acupuncture in Virginia, Florida, and Maryland, Run is highly successful in treating men’s and women’s health conditions such as infertility, ovarian cyst, menopause, irregular menstruation (early or delayed menstrual cycle, profuse or scanty period), prostate disease, and more. He has cured many people of their health problems and has successfully helped a good number of patients get well. 

The offspring of the fourth generation of his family’s Traditional Chinese Medicine, Run graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Anhui University of Chinese Medicine in China. Upon graduation, he worked as an acupuncturist in The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, and then worked in the Acupuncture Rehabilitation Clinic of The First Affiliated Hospital of the said University. 

After years of clinical practice in China, he moved to the United States where he received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Before long, he was named a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). The NCCAOM is a non-profit organization in the United States that aims to “establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.”

Apart from working at Balance Art Acupuncture LLC, Run is a Professor at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine, teaching acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has also written several articles on topics relating to his field and has contributed to one Traditional Chinese Medicine book.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of Traditional Oriental Medicine. It is a technique in which thin needles are inserted into the body and in some cases, electro-stimulation is applied to gently stimulate particular regions of the body. Acupuncture is also used to maintain general health and well-being. Acupuncturists treat a variety of physical and psychological issues, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, digestive disorders, and infertility. 

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