Uyen Duong, MD
3330 Erie Ave, Ste 16
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Uyen Duong, MD
At Hyde Park Medical Acupuncture, we have an integrative approach to healthcare. Our goal is to work with you, your primary care physician, specialists and other healthcare team members, to optimally meet your needs and improve your quality of life.
We believe that acupuncture is most effective as a part of a holistic health approach which includes: regular care with your primary care physician and specialists or healthcare team providers; optimized nutrition; good stress coping techniques; regular physical activity/exercise; and adequate restful sleep.
With mindfulness and respect, we strive to provide you with a relaxing and calm acupuncture experience as we support your goals of healing and of regaining or maintaining health.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE ?
Comparing conventional western medicine with acupuncture is challenging. While both are treatment modalities, they represent two completely different paradigms.
In classical Chinese medicine, "qi" or "energy" or "life force" flows throughout the body in a system of channels. Acupuncture points are areas of the body where this "qi" is more accessible for treatment.
When there are blockages or imbalances to the flow of qi, either as a result of innate constitution or environmental influences or a combination of the two, illness (either clinical or subclinical) results.
The same pattern of blockages or imbalance of qi is manifested by different symptoms from person to person. For example one particular qi imbalance can manifest as chronic headache in one person, chronic neck pain in another, chronic back pain in another, anxiety in another, and etc. This is why acupuncture treatments at Hyde Park Medical Acupuncture are individualized based on a patient's history and acupuncture physical exam. Very often, acupuncture points are selected based on how they affect the patient's exam in real time. We have found that this provides better results for our patients.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
The initial acupuncture consultation and treatment consists of 2 visits within one week. The first takes approximately 60-90 minutes and entails obtaining your reasons for seeking acupuncture, treatment goals, medical history, acupuncture physical exam and initial acupuncture treatment. The second visit takes approximately 30 minutes and consists of a review of the effects of the first treatment, and a follow up treatment. Afterwards we work together to formulate your individualized treatment plan.
Subsequent visits take approximately 45-60 minutes. We will continue to make adjustments in your treatments as necessary to optimize your well being.
It is important to note that each treatment involves detailed acupuncture specific palpatory examinations throughout the session to guide selection of acupoints. While this requires more one on one time with your acupuncture physician, it allows her to assess your body's response to each acupoint used in real time.
After scheduling your appointment, we will send you an email with the necessary patient forms to complete prior to your appointment.
Please dress in loose clothing such as a short sleeve t-shirt (or tank top) and loose pants (that can be rolled up to mid thigh) or shorts. A changing room is available for your convenience.
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
Acupuncture is most often applied to pain syndromes (acute and chronic) such as migraine headaches, chronic or acute musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries; post operative nausea; dental pain; digestive issues; menopausal symptoms; cancer support therapy; stress related symptoms such as insomnia; addiction; dysmenorrhea, colic etc.
Many people also seek acupuncture treatments on a regular basis as a health maintenance strategy.
Japanese Body and Scalp Acupuncture for adults and older children
for adults and older children
Pediatric Acupuncture for younger children and infants
Non-insertive techniques for needle averse patients and young pediatric patients
Contact Us / Request Appointment
3330 Erie Ave, Suite 16
Cincinnati, OH 45226
(located in the Re.you Studio)
Tel: 513 - 601 - 9980