Chernly and Chung
Acupuncture

Practiced in Mid-Cities area since 1985
  • WHY DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

Generally speaking, it helps our body heal itself.  The needle inserting into certain parts of the body, initiates the healing system/ability
which was jammed or slowed down,  start to function again.  Our body has a healing system and healing ability which is designed with
the wisdom and power of our loving God.  And it works so wonderful. Without this healing ability, no human doctor can help any
disease.  The ancient Chinese doctors might have known the secret, and took advantage of the body’s healing system, by using
needles to insert into the body, and billions and billions of Chinese people have been healed in the past thousand years.
Licensed Acupuncturist

Licensed acupuncturists (LAc) with an average of 2,700 hours of
master’s-level training

Master’s level, on-site training at a nationally accredited school
or college of acupuncture

Hundreds of hours of clinical experience and at least 250 actual
patient treatments before licensure

Required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture
in order to become licensed (NCCAOM board certification)

Required to do regular continuing education to maintain national
certification
Certified/Physician Acupuncturist

Certified physician, chiropractor or dentist [medical] acupuncturists
(CAc) with 100 – 300 hours of training

Training which is often comprised of home study and video-taped
lectures

Minimal clinical experience in acupuncture or no actual patient
treatments before certification

Not required to complete the national certification examination to
prove competency in acupuncture

Not required to regularly complete continuing education courses
The Fact
  • COMPARISON OF LICENSED VS.CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURISTS
  • IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

If performed by a qualified, conscientious practitioner, yes. Licensed Acupuncturists know the human anatomy well, and insert needles
in a safe fashion. The instruments used to penetrate the skin are either pre-sterilized and disposable after a single use, or disinfected
and sterilized in an autoclave, as surgical and dental instruments are, after each use. Today, most practitioners use the pre-sterilized
needles.

Licensed acupuncturists are well aware of the concern over infectious diseases, and take every measure to insure cleanliness as all
health care professional do. Bleeding rarely occurs, unless done so on purpose in specific situations. Even then the amount is minimal
and not dangerous.
  • WHY SHOULD I USE CHINESE HERBS?

Most drugs are synthetic constructions of plants. The cost for FDA approval of any medicinal substance, natural or chemical, is millions
of dollars. The down side of synthesizing plants to form drugs is in the loss of the synergistic relationship the “active ingredient” had
with the entire plant. Those active ingredients alone can cause side effects that would have been balanced by the other parts of the
plant.

The brilliance of herbs is in the specificity. A well-trained herbalist can combine individual herbs together to suit particular health needs
in a safe and effective way.
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  • ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO ACUPUNCTURE?

When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is safe and effective, free from adverse or addictive side
effects. Quite often, a sense of relaxation and well-being occurs during and after treatments. While undergoing therapy for one ailment,
other problems may resolve concurrently. This is a common side benefit that again demonstrates the value of balancing the quality and
quantity of “vital energy” within the entire person.
  • WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF CHINESE MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE?

Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are powerful healing tools, but they are not panaceas nor the solution to every health care problem.
Both Western and Chinese Medicine have their respective strengths and weaknesses, which is why in modern China, the two systems
are used together. When appropriately combined, the patient is well served.

Generally speaking, acute, life-threatening conditions are best handled by Western medical doctors. Routine health problems and
chronic conditions, for which drug therapy and surgery have not been effective, often benefit from Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine.
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  •  HOW OFTEN AND HOW MANY TIMES WILL I NEED TO BE TREATED?

Since each person is unique, the number of treatments needed will vary. Among the determining factors are the type of condition,
whether the condition is chronic or acute, and the vitality of the individual.

For acute conditions, treatments usually take an average of 2-3 times in one week to be gone. For more serious/severe conditions, the
average treatment plan consist of 2-3 times per week for 6-8 weeks. For chronic conditions, treatment may take longer to resolve.  
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Salvation is found in no one else,

for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12)

除祂以外,別無拯救;因為在天下人間,沒有賜下別的名,我們可以靠著得救。(使徒行傳4:12)