The Acupuncture Center

Stress Relief & Emotional Health

Addictions – Smoking, Drinking, Drugs and Overeating

Acupuncture has been proven to be effective at treating many types of addictions – smoking, drinking, drugs and even overeating. Dr. Gong makes withdrawal remarkably safe and effective by:

  • Reducing withdrawal symptoms
  • Lessening the feelings of stress, anxiety, irritability, headaches, chest pains and lack of concentration

Her treatment plan also helps in detoxification from unwanted and hurtful chemicals. There is no pain and no side effects.

The number of treatments depends upon the substance and the level of use. For smoking, many patients have managed to quit after 2 or 3 treatments, but to ensure lasting results, we recommend patients to undergo a full series of treatments (such as our discounted 10 session package).

Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks

The traditional Chinese medical perspective is that we all experience shifts in our energy, and that the person in optimal health will experience a full range of emotions without getting stuck in one emotional state.

Dr. Gong tailors an individualized and focused treatment plan targeting the specific imbalances of each patient. She opens up blockages in energy flow and support systems that are weak or out of balance with the rest of the body, restoring balance and a sense of wellbeing.


Acupuncture is one of the natural and safe ways to treat depression. Depression is caused mainly by chemical imbalances in the brain. Acupuncture helps in a natural way by stimulating the central nervous system, increasing the production of naturally occurring chemicals in the body which are responsible for a person’s mood and sense of wellbeing.

Dr. Gong’s method of treating depressing nourishes the body and mind and balances emotional distress in a natural way – by promoting the bodies’ natural healing power.

Hypertension and Blood Pressure

Elevated blood pressure and symptoms are regarded as the superficial aspect of a deeper underlying health condition.

Acupuncture takes into account inharmonious conditions of the whole system: the improper function of the heart, liver, kidneys and digestive system.  Dr. Gong’s treatment is not just to eliminate or alleviate the symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause and to have a prevention-oriented, holistic approach to manage hypertension patients.


In traditional Chinese medicine, insomnia is considered to be the branch of a disease – The root of the disease is an imbalance of a fundamental substance within the body or of a major organ system.

There are many different origins for the issue of sleeplessness and Dr. Gong can create a treatment plan based on the type of insomnia you are experiencing and other symptoms you may be experiencing that you do not realize are related. For example:

  • Dream-disturbed sleep
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up easily
  • Waking at a specific time every night

Fatigue / Regain Energy

There are a number of conditions that can be responsible for fatigue: anemia, thyroid issues, low blood sugar, and chronic fatigue syndrome. All of these can be effectively treated with acupuncture.

If these conditions have been ruled out, you may have a tough time getting to the bottom of why you’re so tired.

In Chinese medicine, there are many patterns associated with fatigue, but in all cases if you’re constantly tired, your Qi is depleted, and you’re likely also having other symptoms;  you may feel cold all the time, have digestive issues, bruise easily, easily catch colds, or even struggle with sore or weak muscles.

Dr. Gong can bring you back into balance, restore your energy and alleviate other symptoms that you may not realize are also related.

Teeth Grinding / TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome)

TMJ disorders are difficult for western medicine to resolve, since the condition is related to a variety of aspects of both the mind and body, including:

  • Dental problems
  • Mental stress
  • Neuromuscular disorders

Fortunately for those suffering from TMJ syndrome, acupuncture offers one of the most effective alternative treatments. Acupuncture directly stimulates the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters. These are naturally occurring substances that help dampen and block pain perception by the brain. It can also provide relaxation and promote a higher sense of wellbeing.

Tinnitus / Hearing Loss / Dizziness

Acupuncture is effective for sudden hearing loss and other auditory disorders, such as tinnitus.

In many people, tinnitus is an expression of a much deeper disharmony that has been slowly and gradually evolving and for others it may be a side effect of medications or exposure to loud noise.

For all these patients, the acupuncture is an effective treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine not only addresses the symptom or the tinnitus (referred to as the branch), but also the underlying imbalance (or the root).  By treating the root, the actual disharmony is broken and the body returns to optimal health.

Acupuncture is also effective in treating sensory-neural hearing loss (SSHL) or “sudden deafness”. SSHL should be considered a medical emergency and a physician who specializes in the ear should be consulted immediately. Acupuncture has been proven to cure or be markedly effective in treating, patients when medical treatment does not result in the return of hearing.

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Shen Men – The Divine Gate
The Chinese Shen Men acupuncture point denotes a divine path to relief, remedy and enlightenment. Symbolically a portal to the heart, Shen Men is arguably the ultimate acupuncture point and has a powerful influence in treating various conditions.