Obesity is NOT Because of Eating Too Much

   Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that obesity is caused by insufficient high quality Blood supply to the tissues and organs. When the tissues and organs don't have enough high quality Blood supply, the functions of the tissues and organs decrease. This malfunction will reduce our energy levels and increase the retention of the metabolic end products (internal toxins) in our body. As our body has a protection mechanism, the internal toxins are then enclosed by fat tissues and deposited in our body.

   From this theory, obesity is not an energy surplus, but rather lack of energy to help the tissues and organs maintain normal function, therefore retain too many toxins in our body.  This will explain why some of the people eat a lot but gain no weight, while others, no matter how little they eat, still gain weight.

   According to this theory, our clinic has designed an herbal formula and acupuncture treatments to strengthen the heart, liver and kidney to restore the organ functions thereby improving energy level and improving the elimination of toxins. We don't recommend reducing food intake. We modify the timing of food consumption to "Morning eat like a queen/king (over eat). Lunch eat like a princess/prince (eat enough).  Dinner eat like a pauper (eat half or less full)." Our theory has helped many overweight patients to reduce 1lb/week in the first few months of the program.

Are you overweight and desire to get it down? Please mention this blog to get a free initial consultation and evaluation!
We have successfully treated post menopause allergies from strengthening the heart, promoting Blood circulation, balancing the hormones and symptom treatment:

Our herbs: Stress One, Si Ni Tang, Dang Gui Shao Yao Tang, Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan, Qing Bi Tang, Chi Shao.
Our acupuncture treatment: Dr. Men's Allergy Points + image acupuncture.

Are you suffering from allergies? If you do, please click on the right side Schedule appointment button to let our team evaluate you and set up a plan to get you out of the misery!

He Huan Hua/ He Huan Pi, Ye Jiao Teng, Suan Zao Ren, Long Gu, Mu Li, Yuan Zhi

We are so blessed to get another lady pregnant today through acupuncture and herbs.

Here are the acupuncture points we used: Fu Ke, Huan Cao, Nei Fen Mi, Yin Tang, Du 23, 22, 21 and ST8

Here are the herbal formulas we mixed: Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang, Fu Tu Dan, Dang Gui Shao Yao Tang, Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang, Zuo Gui Wan

Do you have difficulties to get pregnant? If you do, please give us a call or schedule an appointment online. Mention that you read this article to get a free consultation to find out whether we can help you or not through acupuncture and Chinese herbs.




When we talk about toxins, most of us think about the toxins from the environment like food, water and air. But there are two kinds of toxins, one is the environmental toxins or external toxins; the other is internal toxins. Internal toxins are created by our cells and tissues metabolism activities (to make it simple, they are the poops and pees of the cells and tissues.). If the internal toxins are not removed effectively or in a timely manner, our body can very much intoxicated. The typical extreme examples are kidney failure and cirrhosis of the liver. Kidney failure without dialysis, patients can die in weeks. Cirrhosis without restored the protein level, the excessive abdominal water retention, bleeding or coma could gradually kill the patients.

 To understand the internal toxins, we need to understand the functions of heart, liver, kidney and lung. Heart is the motor power to push the blood to the cells and tissues, and collect the toxins from the cells and tissues back to the liver to decompose the toxins, lung to add more oxygen to the blood, kidney to filter the toxins out, and intestines to add more nutrition to the blood. If any of these organs have problems, our body could end up retain more toxins in it.

To remove internal toxins, our clinic use acupuncture (Dr Men method) and herbs (Dr Men formulas) to improve the blood and Qi circulation, strengthen the heart, lungs and kidneys, clear the liver and enhance the digestive system. After going through this internal toxins removal, patients mostly gain more energy, improve body functions, less pain and less weight.

The great things about this traditional Chinese herbal formula are:

1. Improve the microcirculation of the brain and heart to treat and prevent stroke.
2. Prevent blood clots.
3. Improve immune system.
4. Lower the blood pressure.

The weekly cup of qi discussed how acupuncture should be the FIRST line of defense for osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as other pain in the body:

 "Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and those who suffer from the condition often experience debilitating pain as their joint cartilage breaks down. When a patient visits a Western doctor with knee osteoarthritis, medication, exercises, and surgery are often offered as treatments. Pharmacological and surgical interventions have a high risk for serious side effects. Acupuncture and other holistic healing modalities have little to no side effects and are safe, yet are typically overlooked.

Over the past several years, a host of well-known studies have cropped up indicating that acupuncture can be an extremely effective complementary therapy for treating osteoarthritis of the knee. In 2004, researchers at the University of Maryland published an acupuncture study that found traditional Chinese medicine significantly alleviated pain and improved function for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who were in moderate to severe pain though they were on medication.

One of the University of Maryland’s study authors stated, “This research shows that acupuncture can help to relieve symptoms and improve people’s ability to participate in their usual activities.”

The participants who received acupuncture reported less stiffness and discomfort as compared to those who received sham acupuncture or arthritis education.  This isn’t the only large study to report similar results. In spite of the overwhelming evidence that acupuncture for osteoarthritis works, it has still taken a backseat to Western techniques.

A study published this month in the journal Osteoarthritis Cartilage, brought acupuncture for knee pain to the forefront once again. A systemic review conducted at York University analyzed 114 trials on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, which included 22 treatments and 9,709 patients. The goal was to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture to other physical treatments. Not surprisingly acupuncture was statistically significantly better than standard care, sham acupuncture, and the runners-up, muscle strengthening exercises, interferential therapy, TENS, pulsed electrical stimulation, balneotherapy, and aerobic exercise.

Co-researcher Dr. Hugh MacPherson noted, “Most international guidance for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee doesn’t include acupuncture, but it has probably got the best outcome across all the physical therapies.”

MacPherson’s comment illustrates the importance of acupuncture education. Though it’s been proven to help restore joint function and decrease pain, it’s not the first line of defense when it comes to treating osteoarthritis of the knee. Instead, therapies that pose the risk of dangerous side effects are prescribed. By spreading the word about traditional Chinese medicine, its benefits, and the importance of seeing a licensed acupuncturist, patients will have another option.

Individuals need not suffer in silence or go with medical advice that they aren’t comfortable with. A fully trained, licensed acupuncturist has the knowledge and education to safely help patients enhance their quality of life. If you’re suffering from knee pain or another condition that hasn’t responded to Western medicine, or you’d like to try a side-effect-free, natural route."

So if you, or someone you know is suffering from osteoarthritis, or any other pain condition, come in for an evaluation and consultation to see how we can help! IOM's experienced clinicians can find the route of the disease and help your body to correct the problem so that your pain can be erased (and won't come back!)


On February 1st, 2014, we are pleased to be adding our NEW FULL-TIME Bellevue location!

12715 Bel Red Road, Suite 204
Bellevue, WA 98005

According to the Western School of Feng Shui, the new year, which begins January 31st, is "now [time] to turn our gaze to the animal symbol of Horse. This sprouting upward rush of Wood energy will find its perfect release into the impulsive and passionate nature of the Yang Horse, whose native element is Fire.  The Horse energy inspires powerful INTUITION and an indomitable surge towards freedom in every aspect of life. This is a year to follow your inner voice like never before, for it will have a universal cosmic ch’i within it.  Higher guidance is with us every step of the way." 

With this surge of power that is symbolized by the budding spring and the wood element, we are happy to announce the opening of our new Full-Time Bellevue location! 

12715 Bel Red Road, Suite 204
Bellevue, WA 98005

We are already taking appointments for this location and will begin seeing patients in our beautiful new facility February 1st! Make your appointment today, and start the Year of the Horse with a commitment to good health and a happier life!
         A long time ago, on a very hot summer day, a countryside herbal doctor was on a walk, and took rest by a big tree. While resting, a large python slithered down the tree and ate the doctor and his herbal chest! The doctor, realizing that he might die in the python’s stomach, thought about how he could save his own life, and get out of the snake’s stomach! He reached into his herbal chest, and pulled out some Da Huang (Chinese Rhubarb) and Ba Dou (Croton Seeds), both Chinese Herbal Laxatives, and threw them into the snake’s stomach! Immediately, the doctor could begin to hear the snake’s tummy making “gurgle gurgle” sounds, and before long the doctor was poo-pooed out of the snake! It worked! But right away, the doctor realized, “my chest! I forgot to get my herbal chest!” So the doctor kindly asked the python to swallow him again so that he could get his chest back! The snake replied, “No Doctor! I have had enough of your horrible laxative herbs!” 

Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin
Renshen Bai Du San
"Stress 1" 
Si Ni Tang

This formula helps to remove toxicity while strengthening the heart and promoting the circulation of blood to the tissues and organs of the body, thereby restoring function and reducing inflammation of the muscles and fascia.