The first step is to establish an accurate and specific diagnosis that will guide the treatment plan. During the initial visit, Dr. Huang will do a comprehensive consultation about a patient’s acute or chronic medical history, including a physical examination, and evaluate patients’ function impairment to establish an accurate, specific diagnosis to guide the treatment plan. When indicated, she also will order diagnostic studies, such as x-ray, MRI or CT, to clarify the diagnosis.
Based on that diagnosis and evaluation, Dr. Huang’s treatment plan will include counseling and patient education along with a personalized acupuncture plan, physical therapy, and exercise. For certain patients, the specialized treatment will include peripheral joints injection, soft tissue injections (such as trigger-point and tendon injections), and prescribed anti-inflammatory/ analgesia medications.
The goals of the individualized comprehensive treatment plan are to control the pain caused by injuries, promote healing, and bring back full functionality to restore the quality of life and prevent recurrence of the same injury.
After you have been seen and evaluated by Dr. Huang, acupuncture treatments are also performed by Dr. Ying Xu, Lac, a New York State-licensed acupuncturist who has many years’ experience in acupuncture practice, research and teaching. Our calm, professional office helps you relieve pain, quiet the mind, improve sleep quality, relax the body and relieve stress to achieve your maximum health and energy level.
Our treatment approach is first to relieve or decrease pain, stress and discomfort, then target the underlying causes of the imbalance or malfunction or systems in the body to bring function back to normal. The holistic approach includes procedures, medication(no narcotics), injections, lifestyle assessment, consoling nutrition, exercise and posture retraining.
We are compassionate and professional and confident that through our expertise and dedication to patient care we can help relieve patients’ pain while preventing a recurrence of the symptoms that caused them to seek our help in the first place.
On the initial visit, Dr. Huang will do a comprehensive consultation for patients’ complaint(s) and condition. She will do an in-depth evaluation including:
- Medical history, including physical and mental health, medications and lifestyle
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Sporting activity
- Physical exercise
- Work activity
- Physical examination
- Review of your medical records, imaging report and laboratory testing
- If needed, recommendation of additional testing
Base on this information, Dr. Huang will create an individualized treatment plan, discuss it with the patient and then carry out the treatment plan, including procedures (acupuncture, physical therapy, injections, home exercise program), medications ( no narcotics), lifestyle management, behavioral modification and, if needed, give recommendations for other services or specialist referral, such as orthopedics or interventional pain management.
Every person or situation is unique. Some injuries or pain need only acupuncture, physical therapy or medication. Other injuries require medication combined with acupuncture or physical therapy. Some other cases even need surgery, followed by extensive acupuncture or physical therapy for rehabilitation.
- Trigger point injections
- Joint injections
- Tendon and bursa injections
- Physical therapy modalities
- Exercise plan
- NCS/ EMG test
- Knee injuries: tendon and meniscus and joint injuries
- Hip and hamstring strain, adductor injury, hip bursitis
- Shoulder and arm injury, rotator cuff or labrum injuries
- Elbow injuries, tennis elbow
- Lower back injury, strain/ sprain
- Foot and ankle injury, plantar fasciitis
- Headache/ migraine
- Facial pains
- Neck pains
- Lower back pain
- Herniated disc disease
- Wrist/ hand pains, carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive use syndromes
- Ankle and foot pain (plantar fasciitis, etc.)
- Posture retraining (Imbalance of muscle tightness and weakness)
Rehabilitation after hip or knee replacement, carpal tunnel release, shoulder surgeries, neck and lower back surgeries, other general surgery recovery, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer patient pain management. etc.
We also use acupuncture to treat stress-related pain and other conditions:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Menopause symptoms and PMS
- Stress-induced sexual dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Weight control
- Facial rejuvenation