Cathy (Yonglin) Zhang has over 20 years of clinical experience in alternative medicine. She has practiced in the areas of acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition therapy. Her pratice covers pain management, internal illness, infertily, woman's health and skin's disease.
She received her doctorate degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine after 5 years study with the major in Acupuncture in 1993. She had praticed in China, Canada and United States over 20 years.
She opened Olinda acupuncture Clinic in November 2014. She has a genuine passion for helping people regain and maintain wellness through remarkable efforts. She finds her deepest delight and rewards in lending a helping hand with results of people returning to the arms of health with natural healing powers.
We always accept and welcome new patients. We also offer affordable treatment on a sliding scale $30-$50 for clients without insurance.
Diagnosis: An acupuncturist’s diagnosis is determined in part using methods similar to other health care practitioners: asking patients for a thorough history of their health, diet, exercise patterns and chief complaints; performing a physical exam, ordering laboratory tests, X-rays or MRI’s; and making a referral to a specialist, as necessary. However, the acupuncturist also uses unique diagnostic techniques, such as taking a patient’s pulse on both wrists and observing the tongue, complexion and other signs. The three pulses felt on each wrist are thought to correspond to certain organs and functions. The practitioner should explain the nature of your problem, the recommended treatment plan and an anticipated prognosis (outcome).— Techniques used may include: moxibustion (burning herbs to heat acupoints), cupping (suction), auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), tui na (manipulation) and acupressure.— Patients should evaluate their progress after each session. Some relief should be apparent in two or three sessions, or six to eight sessions for more pervasive conditions. If you see encouraging signs, stick with it. Ask your practitioner questions about your treatment and improvement. If your response to treatment is not satisfactory, the practitioner may consider further diagnostic exams, modify the treatment plan or refer to an appropiate practitioner, if necessary.— Treatment Precautions: It is not recommended to have an acupuncture treatment if you are very hungry or extremely tired.— Some bruising may occasionally occur after needling. If you have a bleeding disorder or are on blood-thinning medications, you should inform your acupuncturist before undergoing treatment.— If you are pregnant or have a pacemaker, tell the acupuncturist so that appropiate herbs and acu-points will be chosen.—
The number of treatments depends upon the duration, severity and nature of your health condition. Two or three treatments may be sufficient for an acute condition, while a series of 5 to 15 treatments may be needed to resolve chronic conditions. Some degenerative conditions may require ongoing treatments over a long period of time.
Traditonal Treatment Procedures— Modern acupuncture needles are stainless steel, between one-half and three inches long, unltra-fine and quite flexible. They are pre-sterilized, nontoxic and disposible (single use). When the needles are tapped into the skin, there may not be any sensation. Much depends on the location (hands and feet tend to be more sensitive), the condition being treated and the acupuncturist’s technique. Needles are typically placed in several acu-points and are usually left in about 20-40 minutes. The goal is to normalize the circulation of Qi and blood by stimulating the energy point, which encourages the body’s natural healing process. Stimulation can be done by rotating the needles manually or attaching electrodes to send a weak electric current through the needles (electroacupuncture).
Yes. In recent years, herbs have become very popular to self-treat many conditions. They are available in health food stores, supermarkets and on the Internet. While herbs are promoted as safe, inexpensive “natural” alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs, many health care professionals have concerns about safety, effectiveness and potential misuse of herbal products, especially when self-prescribed. There are also questions of purity, strength and standardization of herbs.— In California, acupuncturists are the only licensed health care professionals who are required to be trained and tested for competency in prescribing herbal medicine. California-approved acupuncture schools offer a minimum of 450 classroom hours of instruction in traditional Oriental herbology in addition to clinical training. The California Acupuncture Board strongly recommends consulting an acupuncturist before beginning any herbal therapy. Also, it is very important to inform both your physician and acupuncturist of all the products you are currently taking (drugs, herbs, other supplements) so they can monitor effectiveness, ensure safety from adverse reactions and watch for possible interactions. If you have an allergic reaction to any herbs, let your acupuncturist know.
Most California insurance plans include acupuncture treatment in their policies. Ask your insurer about coverage or reimbursement. Some plans that don’t normally cover acupuncture will pay for treatments if a physician recommends them. Many acupuncturists are providers for traditional PPO and HMO plans. Acupuncturists are covered under California State Medi-Cal and Workers Compensation. Go to the “Insurance” page on this website for a more detailed explanation as to how insurance works.
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