Acupuncture Health Network

Acupuncture Health Network

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Treatments & Techniques

Acupuncture
 
Acupuncture

Acupuncture has gained major acceptance among physicians and other medical practitioners in the United States.  The PA Board of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine currently recommends trying acupuncture before medications are prescribed. The American College of Physicians also recommends using acupuncture as well as tai chi, yoga, and heat for treatment of low back pain, knee pain, neck pain, and migraines before drug therapy.  The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization have both endorsed the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a number of health issues.  (I can provide references if necessary) 

  

Fine, sterile needles are placed in areas of the body that are often distal to the site of pain. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote natural healing and improved function.  Pain is the most common use of acupuncture in the United States but can be used to treat many internal medical conditions as well. Acupuncture can also be used to prevent illness.  In China's past, patients would pay their physician to keep them healthy and if they fell ill, they would stop paying their doctor. What a concept!  Acupuncturists undergo a rigorous 3-4 year post-graduate program including 2000+ clinical hours and maintain their license through the state board of medicine and regular continuing education.  

  

"In my practice, I see many chronic and acute pain cases, but I am not limited to just treating pain. Most common complaints are pain from overused muscles and post-surgical pain. In addition, ailments such as shoulder, hip, and knee joint pain, headaches, sciatica, neck pain are well treated with acupuncture. I have also had good success with respiratory, digestive and gynecological disorders. With more complex and chronic cases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, patients have responded well to my treatments which have included diet and nutritional therapy." -EngKeat Teh


 
Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbs

As a central part of Chinese medicine, herbs have been used for centuries to treat and support hundreds of different conditions. Often times different herbs could be used to treat the same illness and different illnesses were treated by the same herbal formula. Before the invention of disposable needles, herbal medicine was the first treatment of choice. Herbs are powerful and effective part and the acupuncturist may recommend them as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.


 
Functional Nutrition and Wellness
 
Standard Process

Our office provides thorough, in-depth nutritional consultations. You will be required to fill out a systems survey, 14-day food journal and a body composition analysis will be conducted. These tests will assess the function of your adrenals, thyroid and other body systems.  The results of this analysis will point to which system needs to be addressed first.   Again we have a "nature first, drugs last" philosophy.  The recommendations give your body the opportunity and environment to produce the right things, at the right time and at the right dosage.  The goal is to address the root/cause of your problems and not just the branch/symptoms. 


Cupping 

Cupping

 
Cupping therapy is an ancient therapy whereby the practitioner places suction cups over the affected areas to draw out toxins, cellular waste products, and improve circulation.  People use cupping to decrease muscle tension and pain, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow.  This therapy can foster a sense of well being and relaxation.  Many describe it feeling like a deep tissue massage.    


 
Moxibustion or Moxa

Moxa

Moxibustion is the stimulation of acupuncture points using heat, whic

h is generated from the burning of the herb Mugwort (Artemesia), on or near the skin. Moxibustion creates warmth where it is needed and strengthens the activity of the Blood.


 

Tai Chi

 

Tai Chi

 
Having roots in martial arts, Tai chi is a slow-motion, low impact exercise. It has been shown to improve balance, strength, and flexibility in all ages.  Some studies have shown that it can even reduce falls. These graceful and fluid movements improve the senses by exercising stretch receptors in the muscles and ligaments and calming the body through relaxed breathing.  Tai chi can be a very effective addition to any treatment program as it supports mind and body wellness.  If appropriate I will recommend one-on-one sessions to begin rehabilitating patients from injury or just starting an exercise program.  Because it supports the body in increasing flexibility in the pelvis and strengthening major muscle groups in the legs it can be great cross-training for other sports like golf, hockey or running.  Please check with your physician before starting any exercise program.    
Harvard Health the benefits of tai chi 


 
Meditation

This is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used to improve mood, reduce anxiety and help with depression.  By training yourself to stay in the present moment one can begin to worry less about the future (anxiety) or dwell on the past (depression). Clearing the mind of thinking is nearly impossible as thinking is the #1 job of the brain, rather one is asked to focus attention on a single task during meditation, for example, the breath or body parts.  Training your brain to concentrate on a singular task becomes the meditation.  The practice of meditation is a singular focus. Meditation can help you start to observe your thoughts and feelings rather than getting caught up in their story.  Our minds are great at doing that!  I once saw a bumper sticker that said ¨Don´t Believe Everything You Think¨.  Not everyone will be able to have a sitting meditation practice, for some knitting or golf or woodworking becomes their meditation and thatś ok.  However, having a sitting meditation can dramatically improve your quality of life and increase your buffer to stress. I know it has changed my life.   
Harvard Health how meditation helps with depression  


 
Exercise Counseling
 
 

My training in tai chi and practicing yoga have taught me many gentle stretches and movements that may be beneficial in the treatment of certain musculo-skeletal conditions. Based on your ability to perform these exercises, it is important to practice these stretches as directed to enhance treatment. 


 
Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna

Natural Pain Relief

We are now offering an infrared sauna as one of our healing modalities for pain relief from, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and other chronic pain conditions without the use of drugs.

 

Detox

Using a sauna will support your immune system in the elimination of pesticides, metals, PCB’s in plastic environmental pollution and even GMO’s. 
 

Weight Loss

Using an infrared sauna has the same effect as running according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. It will heat your core body temperature and boosts your cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems creating a fat-based sweat to help your body detox.
 

Joint Pain

A January 2009 study in Clinical Rheumatology showed that infrared saunas gave significant relief for patients with chronic pain (such as rheumatoid arthritis).  A recent study published in Internal Medicine showed that patients with chronic pain saw their pain levels drop by nearly 70% after their first session of infrared sauna therapy.
 

Natural Immune Support

When using an infrared sauna you can naturally induce an artificial fever, similar to what your body does when infection strikes.
 

Cellulite

Using our medically graded sauna regularly will speed any anti-cellulite program. It will increase toxin removal up to 15% from a traditional sauna.

Also 

Fibromyalgia, Weight loss, and Depression

Infrared Sauna medical studies

treatments

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

My Story

About a year ago, I was suffering from severe lower back pain. Surgery seemed to be my only option.  Then, I saw an ad for the Acupuncture Health Network.  I never had acupuncture but decided to give it a try. After just a few treatments with Engkeat Teh, I currently do not have any lower back pain.  Thank you to Engkeat Teh for helping me.

Harry M.     

Acupuncture has gained major acceptance among physicians and other medical practitioners in the United States.  The PA Board of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine currently recommends trying acupuncture before medications are prescribed. The American College of Physicians also recommends using acupuncture as well as tai chi, yoga, and heat for treatment of low back pain, knee pain, neck pain, and migraines before drug therapy.  The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization have both endorsed the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a number of health issues.  (I can provide references if necessary) 

  

Fine, sterile, disposable needles are placed in areas of the body that are often distal to the site of pain. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve function.  Pain is the most common use of acupuncture in the United States but can be used to treat many internal medical conditions as well. Acupuncture can also be used to prevent illness.  In China's past, patients would pay their physicians to keep them healthy and if they fell ill, they would stop paying their doctor. What a concept!

 

Acupuncturists undergo a rigorous 3-4 year post-graduate program including 2000+ clinical hours and maintain their license through the state board of medicine and regular continuing education.  

  

"In my practice, I see many patients with chronic and acute pain, but I am not limited to just treating pain. The most common complaints are pain from overused muscles and post-surgical pain. In addition, ailments such as shoulder, hip, and knee joint pain, headaches, sciatica, neck pain are well treated with acupuncture. I have also had good success with respiratory, digestive and gynecological disorders. With more complex and chronic cases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, patients have responded well to my treatments which have included diet and nutritional therapy." -EngKeat Teh 

Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbs

As a central part of Chinese medicine, herbs have been used for centuries to treat and support hundreds of different conditions. Often times different herbs could be used to treat the same illness and different illnesses were treated by the same herbal formula. Before the invention of disposable needles, herbal medicine was the first treatment of choice. Herbs are powerful and effective part and the acupuncturist may recommend them as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Functional Nutrition and Wellness

Functional Medicine

Our office provides thorough, in-depth nutritional consultations. You will be required to fill out a systems survey, 14-day food journal and a body composition analysis will be conducted. These tests will assess the function of your adrenals, thyroid and other body systems.  The results of this analysis will point to which system needs to be addressed first.   Again we have a "nature first, drugs last" philosophy.  The recommendations give your body the opportunity and environment to produce the right things, at the right time and at the right dosage.  The goal is to address the root/cause of your problems and not just the branch/symptoms. 

Cupping

Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient therapy whereby the practitioner places suction cups over the affected areas to draw out toxins, cellular waste products, and improve circulation.  People use cupping to decrease muscle tension and pain, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow.  This therapy can foster a sense of well being and relaxation.  Many describe it feeling like a deep tissue massage.    

Moxibustion or Moxa

Moxa or Moxibustion

Moxibustion is the stimulation of acupuncture points using heat, which is generated from the burning of the herb Mugwort (Artemesia), on or near the skin. Moxibustion creates warmth where it is needed and strengthens the activity of the Blood.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Having roots in martial arts, Tai chi is a slow-motion, low impact exercise. It has been shown to improve balance, strength, and flexibility in all ages.  Some studies have shown that it can even reduce falls. These graceful and fluid movements improve the senses by exercising stretch receptors in the muscles and ligaments and calming the body through relaxed breathing.  Tai chi can be a very effective addition to any treatment program as it supports mind and body wellness.  If appropriate I will recommend one-on-one sessions to begin rehabilitating patients from injury or just starting an exercise program.  Because it supports the body in increasing flexibility in the pelvis and strengthening major muscle groups in the legs it can be great cross-training for other sports like golf, hockey or running.  Please check with your physician before starting any exercise program.    

Harvard Health the benefits of tai chi 

Meditation

Meditation

This is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used to improve mood, reduce anxiety and help with depression.  By training yourself to stay in the present moment one can begin to worry less about the future (anxiety) or dwell on the past (depression). Clearing the mind of thinking is nearly impossible as thinking is the #1 job of the brain, rather one is asked to focus attention on a single task during meditation, for example, the breath or body parts.  Training your brain to concentrate on a singular task becomes the meditation.  The practice of meditation is a singular focus. Meditation can help you start to observe your thoughts and feelings rather than getting caught up in their story.  Our minds are great at doing that!  I once saw a bumper sticker that said ¨Don´t Believe Everything You Think¨.  Not everyone will be able to have a sitting meditation practice, for some knitting or golf or woodworking becomes their meditation and that's ok.  However, having a sitting meditation can dramatically improve your quality of life and increase your buffer to stress. I know it has changed my life.   

Harvard Health how meditation helps with depression  

Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna

Natural Pain Relief

We are now offering an infrared sauna as one of our healing modalities for pain relief from, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and other chronic pain conditions without the use of drugs.

 

Detox

Using a sauna will support your immune system in the elimination of pesticides, metals, PCB’s in plastic environmental pollution and even GMO’s. 
 

Weight Loss

Using an infrared sauna has the same effect as running according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. It will heat your core body temperature and boosts your cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems creating a fat-based sweat to help your body detox.
 

Joint Pain

A January 2009 study in Clinical Rheumatology showed that infrared saunas gave significant relief for patients with chronic pain (such as rheumatoid arthritis).  A recent study published in Internal Medicine showed that patients with chronic pain saw their pain levels drop by nearly 70% after their first session of infrared sauna therapy.
 

Natural Immune Support

When using an infrared sauna you can naturally induce an artificial fever, similar to what your body does when infection strikes.
 
An infrared sauna also helps with:

Fibromyalgia, Weight loss, and Depression. 

Infrared Sauna medical studies

Schedule an Appointment

The best time to call our office Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9-5

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Cupping
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Infrared Sauna
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Patient History Questionnaire

Patient History Questionnaire

Office Procedures & Patient Introduction

Office Procedures

Fertility Intake

 
Fertility Intake

Services:

Initial Consultation

​​Follow-Up 

Sauna Treatment

❖       Tongue Evaluation

❖       Pulse Diagnostics

❖       Acupuncture treatment

❖       Herbal Recommendations as appropriate

❖       Cupping or Gua Sha as needed

❖       Plan for the course of treatment

❖       Educational materials 

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 UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine 
580 South Aiken Avenue Suite 310

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

 

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 724-658-6917

3121 Wilmington Rd Unit 1
PCT Professional Building

 New Castle, PA 16105