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Frequent Asked Questions

Single needle acupuncture, Columbus, OH

What is Acupuncture?

What is " 张一针 “ and who is Remington Zhang?

How Long has been Acupuncture Practiced?

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Is Acupuncture Treatment safe?

What conditions can Acupuncture treat?

Do I have to use a needle every time?

What is an Acupuncture treatment like?

How should I prepare?

How many treatments are needed and how often?

Where can I find more information about Acupuncture?

What makes Dr. Zhang's Acupuncture so effective?

Where is your Office located?

What is Acupuncture?

I'm a paragraph. Click once to begin enteriAcupuncture is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is based on ideas and theories formulated over five to three thousand of years. Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific sites on the body chosen according to the guiding principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Needles may also be used with an application of Moxibustion depending on patient conditions. Sometimes, an electrical pulse is combined with the needles for better therapeutic effect. The less needles (single needle) used, the better (more accurate) your own content. You can change my font, size, line height, color and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

What is " 张一针 “ and who is Remington Zhang?

" 张 一 针 " is my nick name in Chinese. " 张 " is my last name. " 一 “ means one. " 针 “ means needle. Put them together " 张 一 针 “ means: single needle Zhang. It basically indicate my single needle acupuncture effect. For most common syndromes, one needle can achieve effect in one minute. Remington Zhang is my nickname in English. My Chinese name is Jianchao Zhang. Again, the less needles (single needle) used, the better (more accurate) acupuncturist.

How Long has been acupuncture practiced?

As a system of medicine, acupuncture is over five to three thousand year old. The oldest continuously used medical textbook is the "Huang Di Nei Jing" ("Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic"). Still relevant today, this textbook remains a valuable reference in the theory, and acupuncture techniques that most practitioners still use today. The practice of acupuncture has evolved and changed in the last 2500 years, especially after 1970 when many new techniques including Auricular Acupuncture, Korea Hand Acupuncture, and Micro-current Acupuncture have been developed. These new techniques greatly speed up the healing process. Patients could feel immediate release after a single treatment.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Acupuncture needles are very thin. Most people do not find the insertion of such hair fine needles to be painful. They are unlike injection needles, which are thicker, hollow and have cutting edges. This is why acupuncture feels like nothing compared to getting a shot or having blood drawn. However, some points on our more sensitive feet and hands do feel a little pain during the insertion process.

Is Acupuncture Treatment Safe?

Acupuncture is used for a broad range of health issues including acute, chronic, and degenerative diseases. Acupuncture can benefit the immune system by strengthening it if it is weak, or by sedating it if it is overactive, which is usually caused by an allergic reaction. The following list is just a sample of health issues I have treated with acupuncture:

  • Back pain including lower, middle, and upper back pain

  • Neck and shoulder/frozen shoulder pain

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

  • Contracture of Joint/Spasm of Muscle

  • Sciatica (commonly called hip pain)

  • Fibromyalgia/Myofascial

  • Pain/Neuralgia/Neuritis/Radiculitis

  • Headache/Migraine

  • Neuropathies

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Automobile and Sports Injuries

  • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis

  • Tendonitis/Tennis Elbow

  • Stress, Depression and Insomnia

  • Menopause Syndrome/PMS

  • Gynecological Disorders

  • Infertility in Males and/or Females

  • Bell's Palsy/Facial Paralysis following a stroke

  • Allergies, Respiratory Diseases

  • Skin Diseases including Psoriasis

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Digestive System Problems/Constipation/IBS/ Nausea/Vomiting

  • Cancer Syndrome Releasing Treatment

  • Immunity Enhancement

Note: The above includes the more common illnesses treated. It is far from a complete list. If your illness does not appear on this list, it does not mean it cannot be treated by acupuncture. Please call me to discuss it.

Do I have to use a Needle Every Time?

No, not necessarily. There are needle free techniques for most illnesses in my clinic. However, it may take a longer time to recover than when using needles.

What is an Acupuncture Treatment Like?

You may feel a slight sensation resembling a pinch or a mosquito bite when the needle is inserted. Once the needles are placed, there may be a slight tingling, numbness or heaviness in the area while the practitioner is stimulating the point. This is called “De Qi” (received Qi). Contrary to the traditional ideas, modern acupuncture considers a pain feeling as a “De Qi” sensation. These are positive signs that the needles are affecting the acupuncture point. It is said that the more “De Qi” sensation, the more effect. Usually you will be lying on a comfortable padded table or in an easy chair. Often, people become very relaxed and fall into a light sleep during the session. The less needles used, the better (more accurate) acupuncture.

How should I Prepare?

Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.Eat something beforehand.Come with any questions you have; I am here to help you.Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax and be sure to get plenty of rest.Between visits, take note of any changes that you may have experienced.Call me if you have any concerns or need an answer immediately.

How many treatments are needed and how often?

Although some people will respond well to only one treatment, more visits are often needed. For some common illness, the cure rate after one treatment using my technique is about 10%. Most of my back pain patients have no pain within three treatments regardless how long it has been a problem. The frequency of treatments and number of treatments needed is related to the patient's body conditions. Generally speaking, the longer the patient has had the condition, the longer the course of treatment will be before showing substantial and lasting results, but not necessarily. Acupuncture can be scheduled as often as five times a week or as little as once a month. Typically, in China, patients are treated five times a week. Although most of my patients respond favorably after only one or two treatments, others may not respond until the ninth visit (not seen in my office yet). As symptoms improve fewer visits are needed. A patient should discuss his or her treatment progress with the Acupuncturist as each individual case is unique.

Where can I find More Information about Acupuncture?

There are many web pages where traditional information can be obtained. Please check the links on this website.

The following books are commonly recommended: "The Web That Has No Weaver", by Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, and "Between Heaven and Earth, by Harriett Beinfeld, and Effram Korngold. 

What makes Mr. Zhang's Acupuncture so effective?

1) The principle behind Mr. Zhang’s techniques is based on the energy flow (Qi) that travels in the meridians. Mr. Zhang has been practicing Taiji and Qigong for more than 30 years, which give him very strong internal Qi energy. When Mr. Zhang needle patients, that Qi energy could transfer to patients through needles. That is why many patients feel that the needling Qi sensation from Mr. Zhang’s hand is very strong. When the needle comes with that kind of Qi energy stimulates the blocked meridians using special distal points, patients feel immediate release.

2) Mr. Zhang has learned, more than 30 special points from his family practice. These points are so powerful that it takes care of the most common illness such as; back pain, shoulder pain, headache, hip pain, stomachache … etc. Mr. Zhang already discovered his own single point for knee pain from his own practice. By using these points, single needle can let patients feel significant difference within seconds.

Many of the patients that Mr. Zhang has treated using his unique "single needle technique", describes his treatment as magical due to the powerful and effective relief from their pain. Actually, the needles are not magic, it is Mr. Zhang’s unique, powerful, and effective techniques that make all this happen. As I mention above, the less needles used, the more (better) accurate acupuncture.

3) Mr. Zhang has been doing translational research in the field of Western medicine for more than 25 years. He accomplished numerous publications with two prestigious publications in << Nature Medicine >> in the last 15 years. Another Nature Medicine article is currently been submitting in the field of gene therapy. Therefore, he accumulated many years’ experience to solve difficult problems and make the projects progress. Mr. Zhang understands both Western medicine and Chinese medicine at an advanced level. As a highly respected professional, Mr. Zhang has been credited by his former boss Dr. Reed Clark, as the "Chinese Einstein “ of today. 

In the acupuncture school where he studied for his license, his teacher credited him a new name of “ Present-day of "Hua Tuo” because he could let patients feel the Qi moving in the direction as directed and achieve rapid therapeutic effect. Master Hua Tuo was a famous acupuncture doctor in Chinese history about 1800 years ago. Master Hua Tuo could cure diseases with few needles and in a very short time. He could move Qi in the direction as he directed for healing. Master Hua Tuo made the words: the less needles, the better (more accurate) acupuncture. Mr. Zhang is following his steps. Some times, Mr. Zhang could cure diseases even without using needles. That is the modern acupuncture.

Through the use of these ancient therapies and newly developed modern acupuncture techniques, you can be assured that Mr. Zhang will help you find relief efficiently within a short period of time.

Where is your Office located?

My home office is located at 2121 Steffi Dr., Hilliard, Oh 43026. I service people all over the Ohio (OH). Some of my old patients even drive many hours to see me from Michigan, Florida, California(fly) . 

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