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Dr. Tong Guo
During his 35 years of clinical practice
and research, Dr. Guo has successfully treated many patients suffering
from a large variety of severe medical conditions. His career as a
doctor and cardiologist in China began in 1968, when he graduated from
Fujian Medical University.
Dr. Guo worked as a research fellow in the cardiology division at
Stony Brook Medical Center School of Medicine, State University of New
York, for five years.
Since 1999, he has been a Licensed Acupuncturist in Florida,
National Board Certified in acupuncture and in Chinese herbal
Here are some of the conditions Dr. Guo has effectively treated with
acupuncture and Chinese medicine:
• Arthritis/Joint Problems
• Back Pain
• BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
• Hay Fever
• High Blood Pressure
• IBS (Irriatble Bowel Syndrome)
• PMS and Menstrual Disorders
• Sports, Work Injuries
• Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ear)
• Weight Loss
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An Introduction to Acupuncture
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. In the
United States, acupuncture is considered part
of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for
thousands of years.
Scientists are studying the efficacy of acupuncture for a wide range of
conditions. Relatively few complications have been reported from the use
of acupuncture. However, acupuncture can cause potentially serious side
effects if not delivered properly by a qualified practitioner. Tell your
health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices
you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health.
This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.
The term "acupuncture" describes a family of procedures involving the
stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of
techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied
scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic
needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years,
acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture became better known in the United States in 1971, when New
York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used
needles to ease his pain after surgery.
Acupuncture Use in the United States
The report from a Consensus Development Conference
on Acupuncture held at the National