PUT YOUR HEALTH
IN GOOD HANDS
Release, Relax, Unwind
BLESSED ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
— Lao Tzu —
~Meet your Acupuncturist~
Dr. Allen Duong is a dual board certified and licensed Acupuncturist in the city of Elk Grove, CA. He is certified in California through the California Acupuncture Board and nationally through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.
He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the San Francisco State University. He completed 4 years of medical school in Traditional Chinese Medicine and earned a Masters' of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, CA. He completed his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. He is currently in the process of completing the Acupuncture Sports Medicine certificate program under Dr. Whitfield Reaves to further assist Athletes and Sports enthusiasts of all ages and disciplines with increasing mobility, sports performance, and recovery.
He has worked closely under his Father's tutelage since he was a young child. His Father, Dr. Duc Duong is a noted Chinese Medicine Herbalist in the Sacramento Chinese - Vietnamese community. Both of his parents have been practicing Traditional Chinese Herbal medicine for 35+ years in Sacramento, California. Their herbal shop, Wing Fung Tong, is located at 523 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. To gain clinical experience, he worked as a Student Intern for 2 years under noted Acupuncturists, such as Dr. Zhang and Dr. Hsiao at the ACCHS's school clinic treating patients from the community. To further his clinical experience, He completed an externship with noted Licensed Acupuncturist of 30+ years, Dr. Michelle Fan, at her acupuncture practice in Sacramento, CA.
He is experienced and trained with multiple Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities; such as, Acupuncture, Acu Electro-Stimulation, Fire Cupping, Auricular acupuncture and seeds, Tui-na Medical massage, Gua Sha, and Chinese Herbs. In the areas of Sports Acupuncture, he intends to apply Muscle testing, Ashi/ dry needling, Myofacial scrapping, and trigger point muscle release techniques.
As a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Allen promises to do his best to fully and carefully understand his patient's current condition, while providing an accurate diagnosis to maximize the effectiveness of their treatments.
Acupuncture heals by balancing energy within the body. Once the needles are in most of our patients feel a sense of deep relaxation, & even sleepiness.
Acupuncture can effectively treat conditions such as chronic or acute pain, sports and work related injuries, tendinitis, carpal tunnel, arthritis, headaches, stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, PMS, digestive problems, thyroid disorders, and more (World Health Organization).
Gentle acupuncture needling for your face, using time-tested protocols. Our patients find that they have firmer, smoother skin tones after treatment.
Helps with production of new collagen (the foundation of your skin). Helps to soften deeper wrinkles and refine fine facial lines. Reduction of bags and facial sagging (chin, eyelids, etc).
Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for many ailments including sore muscles, tension, neck pain, and common colds.
Small cups are placed over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat and placed over affected areas of the body. This treatment may leave redness circle marks on the skin, that will naturally dissipate in 3 - 7 days.
Gua Sha is another technique used to release muscle tension, tightness, and constriction. It can also help the body release trapped heat in feverish conditions.
A specialized tool is used to gently scrape or rub the skin over a problem area. Gua Sha feels a bit like deep massage. This treatment may leave some slight redness on the skin, that will quickly dissipate in 3 - 7 days.
Chinese Herbal medicine draws from hundreds of herbs for specific conditions.
Herbs and Minerals are prescribed in the form of tea or pills. Chinese herbs are a gentle, effective, affordable, and time-proven therapy for the treatment of both chronic and acute illness.
Moxibustion is a treatment that uses an herb called Mugwort or Artemisia vulgaris.
Mugwort may be burned on the handle of the needle, above the skin, on salt or on a slice of ginger. This is used as a warming therapy to "warm" acupuncture points or areas in order to quicken the healing process.
We accept various health/medical insurances.
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For fastest service, you should contact the Member's Service of your Insurance Company if we are in or out of network with them and if they will "pay or cover"Acupuncture services at our location.