oUR Acupuncturist serves the Irvine, Newport Beach, Lake Forest, Tustin, Mission Viejo and the Orange County, CA area.
Dr. Chun-Ming Fu, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Fu is a California Board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Fu came from Taiwan and is a third-generation Chinese Medical practitioner.
He was honored with a Clinic Award for academic achievement and outstanding services provided to his patients. He practiced in the Tzu Chi Community Clinic of the Tzu Chi Foundation for integrative medicine in collaboration with medical doctors and is credentialed for treatment of patients referred by Aetna, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Cigna Insurance Companies.
His clinic, Irvine Meridian Health Center, provides a healing atmosphere in a brand new, beautiful, class A medical building near the Irvine Hoag Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Hospital. He specializes in pain management, headache, migraine,tinnitus, insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, allergies, skin problems, GI issues, fertility, and women’s health.
Strongly influenced by his family’s medical tradition, Dr. Fu is passionate about natural medicine and takes great pride in healing his patients.
Jennifer Zhong, L.Ac.
Acupuncturist Jennifer Zhong graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. As a former humanity major university teacher and a daughter of a medical doctor, Jennifer Zhong loved her job as a hands-on healer. She worked 18 years in a busy multispecialty clinic in Paramount. She provided care to patients with medical doctors, chiropractors, and psychologists. She also taught in Yosan University, and worked as a Qualified Medical Examiner. She horned her skill treating versatile musculoskeletal and nervous disorders including neck, back, shoulder, knee pain, arthritis, Bell’s Palsy, and paralysis after stroke. She is also skillful in treating internal disorders such as stress, anxiety, headache, gastrointestinal disease, allergy etc. using herbal remedy as well as acupuncture, cupping and auricular acupuncture. She believes in holistic approach instead of curing parts of body. She takes pride that she can “cure some, treat often and comfort always”. And she speaks Spanish very well.
Without exception, our acupuncturists insists on treating each person as an unique individual. Before planning and implementing treatments for each patient, our acupuncturist always takes the time to understand and determine the patient’s complete health condition. As a result, we provide personalized treatments that are tailored to the patients’ unique individual needs, therefore creating optimal treatment outcomes.
“Dr. Zhong has been treating me with acupuncture for close to a year now. I have had ongoing vertigo, digestion issues, and muscle/joint pains. Every time I leave an appointment I am in a much better state, both mentally and physically. Dr Zhong is beyond knowledgeable when it comes to healing. She takes the most practical & rational route to naturally cure the body & mind.
Most importantly, she takes ample time to listen to your issues and gives wonderful advice on how to adjust accordingly. Every session is a success!” – Patrick B
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
- Accepted Insurance Plans:
- BlueCross and/or BlueShield
- Cigna, First Choice Health
- First Health
- Health Net
- Horizon Healthcare
- United Health care,
- And many more…
- Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit
- We also speak: Mandarin (Chinese), Taiwanese
- Auricular Acupuncture
- Five-Element Acup
- Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
- Treatment Techniques:
- Infrared Heat
- Herbal Therapy
What is Acupuncture?
The theory and practice of acupuncture is based on Oriental medicine (also known as traditional Chinese medicine), a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Acupuncture treats health conditions by stimulating “acu-points” found at specific locations on the surface of the body. Acupuncturists stimulate the acu-points by inserting very thin needles through the skin to produce physiological effects.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
The general theory of acupuncture is that proper physiological function and health depend on the circulation of nutrients, substances and energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) through a network of “channels” or “meridians.” This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes.
Pain and ill-health result when the flow of Qi through the body is disrupted or blocked by many things, including disease, pathogens, trauma/injuries and medication (side-effects), as well as lifestyle factors such as overwork, poor diet and stress.
Stimulation of the appropriate acu-points through acupuncture treatments helps to restore sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi and other nutrients throughout the body, thereby restoring health and balance to the body, while relieving pain and other symptoms.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
One of the great advantages of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects. Acupuncture normalizes the circulation of Qi and blood by stimulating the energy point, which encourages the body’s natural healing process.
Modern acupuncture needles are stainless steel, ultra-fine and quite flexible. They are pre-sterilized; nontoxic and disposable (single use).
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. Techniques used may include: cupping,ear acupuncture and acupressure.
In the course of your treatment, Chinese herbal medicine may be prescribed. Most herb formulas can treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Chinese herbal medicine has been practiced safely and effectively for centuries and has the greatest potential for beneficial results when prescribed by a trained professional who recognizes the benefits.