Free/low-cost clinics

Free/low-cost clinics in Southern California:


The Common Room in my clinic is available to all continuing patients.
Rates are $25 and $40.
This is for non-insurance paying patients.
I sent out this link a few weeks ago.  I wanted to send it out again because over the weekend, my 4-year old daughter received a full acupuncture and massage treatment from me.  It was her first professional full-body massage and according to Angilynn, she “loved it.”  I didn’t realize how tight her upper back muscles were!  I used to massage her more frequently when she was a baby.  Now that I know how tight her back muscles are, I’ll be massaging her more often.  (She is a dancing ballerina and a high-energy student in the classroom and on the playground.  I guess all of those activities really get the muscles working!)
She also received two acupuncture needles for her cough/immune system. She has been receiving acupuncture since before age 1.
Angilynn also takes herbs on a daily basis to keep her constitution strong.  Compared to most children around her, she has a very strong immune system. Should she get sick, she gets well pretty fast (oftentimes can get better that same day).

Acupressure seen to calm children before surgery

In honor of children this week, I’m giving $30 massages to kids from newborn-age 9.  (The regular rate for a 60-minute massage = $80 for adults and $70 for children.)  This massage can last between 15-60 minutes.
  • Parents who schedule themselves for a 60-minute massage or acupuncture treatment on the same day can receive a discounted rate of only $50.
  • Massages with acupuncture for parents that schedule on the same day as their children are:
15-minute massage  = $75
30-minute massage = $115
45-minute massage = $125
60-minute massage = $150
(**This is an over $25 discount from my regular rates.** )
For kids from age 10-17, a 15-60 minute massage = $50 this week.
For kids age 17 and under who want to receive both acupuncture and massage, the rate is only $60.  The massage can last between 15-60 minutes.  Children react in different ways to massage.  Some children can only handle it for a few minutes.  Some children can go longer.  It’s the same way with acupuncture.  Sometimes my daughter can handle only 2 needles, whereas other times she can take about 10.
These rates are only for October 30, 31 and November 1, 2008.  Please call 949.305.1703 to make your children’s appointments.  Please feel free to share this e-mail.  This e-mail must be mentioned.
Herbs information for today:
I was experiencing excruciating upper/mid- back and chest pain for the last three days.  I believe it has been due to returning to practicing my violin for hours daily.  I quit playing a few years ago due to pain in my right scapula.  My teacher, Dr. Tan, cured it with his infamous Balance Method style of acupuncture.  TCM acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, electro-acupuncture, massage, osteopathic medicine all relieved the pain, but never cured it.  Now that I’m back to playing after several years, my upper back and chest muscles are being challenged again.  The pain was practically intolerable today.  On the first day of the pain, I  did yoga and received a 1.5 hour massage.  I felt better.  The next day, I received an acupuncture treatment.  I felt better. Today, I took my dogs for a run and after a few steps, the pain that was still lingering returned with full vengeance and almost took me down to the ground.  I returned home after a short walk and cried on my bed because of the pain.  Life goes on and I have a calling at the clinic, so I couldn’t stay home to weep due to pain that I thought was going to kill me.  A hot shower helped.  When I did inventory on my herbs today, I found my last bottle of
Back Support Upper.
  • Back Support Upper is for acute injury/trauma to the chest/ribs/thoracic area with pain/inflammation/swelling or bruises
  • Upper back stiffness/pain
  • Scapular pain
  • Subluxation of the thoracic vertebrae
  • Rib fracture
  • Back Support Upper provides analgesic effect to relieve pain
  • Anti-inflammatory effect to reduce swelling and inflammation

So I have taken two dosages since the afternoon.  The pain is gone!  There is about 15% tightness left.  Considering that this pain in my chest and upper/mid-back was constant for the last 3+ days, I know that this pain did not go away on its own.  I could attribute the improvement due to the yoga, massage and acupuncture, but I would say that in this particular case, I felt instant improvement within an hour from taking the first dosage.  This is my first experience with this formula and I am so happy.  If you don’t believe me, ask my husband and daughter how I cried like an infant on the bed this morning.  I’ve trained martial arts since I was 7.  I don’t cry from pain unless I HAVE to.

  • The benefits of herbs  are that they are natural and do not have addictive qualities.
  • Just because they are natural does not mean that all herbs are good for you.
  • The quality control of herbs is very important.
  • I carry Evergreen Herbs by Dr. John Chen, a doctor of pharmacology and Chinese herbology.
  • I have found (both as a patient and as a practitioner) that most of the herbs that I carry work within days to a few weeks.  Sometimes it can take 2-4 bottles (1-2 months) to take into effect.  In some patients, it can take 3 months to kick in, depending on how chronic/severe their health complaints are.
  • All of these modernized Chinese herbal formulas have information that I will gladly share with you explained in both western and eastern medical perspectives.
If you have never been a patient, you can receive a full treatment plus 1 bottle of herbs in stock for $75, instead of paying the $30 for the herbs.
If the herbs that you need are not in stock, the rate will only be $10 for 1 bottle when it is in stock, payable when you receive it.
If you have never been a patient, you can come in for just an herbal consultation and complete health evaluation (up to 1 hour) for only $50 instead of $75.  This includes the 1 bottle of herbs in stock. If the herbs that you need are not in stock, the rate will only be $10 for 1 bottle when it is in stock.
Acupuncture, neck massage and 1 bottle of herbs in stock = $100
Save $30
This special is good until November 1, 2008.
You must mention this e-mail to receive this special offer.
If you are currently in need of a formula, please contact me by noon today as I will be placing a new order by this time.
Classical Chinese herbal formulas are also available.  I just do not mention their names nor their functions here.   Please let me know if you prefer the classical formulas.
I also prescribe raw herbal formulas that can be purchased at an herbal pharmacy in Irvine.  The cost for this prescription nothing during your acupuncture session.  If you do not receive acupuncture, the rate is usually $75 for a health evaluation and the herbal consulation (1 hour).  This week only $50.

Herbs in stock as of October 28, 2008:
Adrenoplex:  adrenal insufficiency or low adrenal functions
Arm Support:  shoulder, elbow, wrist pain, bursitis/arthritis/numbness, decreased ROM of arm
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*
Back Support HD: herniated disk, pain originating from spinal cord and radiating down legs
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*
Balance Cold:  balance female hormones, infertility, cold-type menstrual disorders, habitual miscarriages
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*
Balance Heat: hot flashes, night sweats, balance female hormones, anti-perspirant, mood swings

Calm Jr:  ADD/ADHD, autism, childhood convulsions/epilepsy, hyperactivity, difficulty in focusing
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*

Calm ZZZ: insomnia, highly-stressed out Type A individuals, irritability, anxiety, emotional instability

*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*

Cholisma:  high cholesterol, high triglycerides, HT with arteriosclerosis/
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*
C/R (Chemotherapy/Radiation) Support:  increases white blood cell count, inhibits growth of cancer cells

Dissolve KS: kidney or urinary bladder stones, painful urination, renal colic, lower abdominal pain

Equilibrium: diabetes mellitus, high blood glucose/urine ketone levels, polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia

Flex CD: arthritis that worsens with the cold/rain, chronic low back pain/sciatica, fibromyalgia
Flex Heat: arthritis with redness/swelling/burning, fibromyalgia, rheumatic heat disorders
Gardenia Complex:  heat type infections, infectious diseases with fever, diseases with HT
Gastrodia Complex:  deficient-type hypertension, prevention of stroke/angina/myocaridal infarction
Gentiana Complex: hypertension, viral/bacterial/fungal infections, genital herpes, liver/gallbladder issues
***excess-type hypertension***
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*

Gentle Lax Deficient: chronic constipation, postpartum/postsurgical constipation, mild colon cleanser
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*
GI Care:  acid reflux with heartburn, gastric/duodenal ulcers, stress ulcers, nausea, vomiting, belching

GI Care II: hot type diarrhea, MSG poisoning, gastroenteritis, food poisoning, traveler’s diarrhea
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*
GI Harmony:  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, alternating diarrhea/constipation, bloating

GI Care HMR: hemorrhoids (internal/external), with/without swelling, inflammation or bleeding
GI Tonic:  cold-type diarrhea, fatigue, deficient-type IBS, malnutrition in children, Crohn’s disease
GI Care UC: ulcerative colitis, Chrohn’s disease, chronic diarrhea with mucus, incomplete evacuation

Herbal ABX:  antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal effects, used as an adjunct formula to clear heat issues
Herbal Analgesic: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anesthetic to relieve pain

Herbal DRX:  edema/water accumulation, diuretics, feeling of heaviness and likes to lay down all day
Herbal ENT:  infection/inflammation in ears, nose, throat, lungs, infectious mononucleosis, mumps

Herbalite: obesity with excess appetite and constant craving for food, weight gain
Imperial Tonic: chronic fatigue syndrome, anti-aging, general tonic for mental/physical performance
Kidney Tonic Yang: urinary incontinence, impotence, infertility, diabetes mellitus, bronchial asthma
Knee & Ankle Chronic: anti-inflammatory, analgesic for pain, muscle-relaxant

Lonicera Complex: sore throat, antiviral, antibacteria, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza
*Purchase it this week and receive $5 off*

Mense-Ease: dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, postpartum pain, severe cramping
Menotrol: infertility, amenorrhea, PCOS, irregular menses –all with cold type issues
Migatrol:  acute/chronic migraine/tension/cluster headache
Neuro Plus: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, post-stroke, degeneration of nervous system, Multiple sclerosis
Notoginseng 9: internal/external bleeding

Nourish: tinnitus, hot flashes, prevent frequency of genital herpes recurrence, dry eyes

P-Statin: benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), prostate enlargement with incomplete emptying
Pueraria Clear Sinus:  allergy, sinusitis, rhinitis with yellow discharge
Poria XPT: respiratory tract infection with yellow/green sputum, post-nasal drip, pneumonia

Resolve Lower: endometriosis, fibroids/cysts in ovaries and uterus, infertility

Respitrol Deficient: chronic respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema
Respitrol Heat:  common cold with thick, yellow nasal discharge, wheezing, pneumonia, heat-type
Schisandra ZZZ: insomnia with difficulty falling and staying asleep, worrying, postpartum depression

Traumanex: sports injuries, broken bones, post-surgical recovery

Venus: small/underdeveloped breasts, enhances lactation in nursing women
Vital Essence: male infertility and reproductive disorders- poor sperm motility/mobility/morphology

Vitality: enhance sexual function/performance, sexual/reproductive disorders, low libido

V-Statin: vaginitis, pelvic-inflammatory disease, yellow/green vaginal discharge, eczema in scrotum
Yin Care:  vagina itchiness, treatment of topical and gynecological infections due to viral, bacterial, fungal or yeast-type microbial pathogens.

I wish you peace and harmony beyond all understanding,
Committed to providing the most effective, relaxing and affordable acupuncture experience in ALL of OC!

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