L.Ac., AP, DAOM
SPECIALTY: INTERNAL MEDICINE, PARALYSIS AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS, FEMALE HEALTH, AND GENERAL PAIN MANAGEMENT.
I was born into a family of Chinese doctors and started learning herbs with my father at the age of 13. My first 20 years of residency was with China’s most renowned TCM doctors that provided me with a strong foundation in both herbology and acupuncture. As I approach my 10th anniversary in the U.S., I am more motivated than ever, to introduce an integrative approach towards holistic living.
As a full-service Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic, we provide a wide-array of treatment types to achieve a full recovery. Each patient will receive a personalized treatment plan and is encouraged to supplement body treatment with herbal formula for a holistic experience.
Scalp acupuncture is a specialized area of acupuncture that has been in development since the 1970’s. It is a relatively new specialization and a few variations have emerged. Currently, two methods stand out as the most regonized. From China, Professor Zhu Mingqing created the Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture based on the original Chinese theory and research. From Japan, Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto has developed what is known as Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA).
Dr. Harry Ding practices the Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture with Dr. Zhu Mingqing and Ms. Siu, co-founder of Zhu’s Neuro-Acupuncture Center in San Jose. The Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture is integrated with Daoyin, herbal medicine, massage, cupping and moxibustion to produce the best therapeutic results. Dr. Harry, through his integrative treatment plan, raises his patients’ awareness of self-healing power. Follow-up visits include personalized plan of different body and mind exercises, such as breathing, relaxation, meditation, physical fitness, and nutrition to achieve results.
The Scalp Acupuncture is particularly effective in treating paralysis and neurological disorders:
- Bell’s palsy
- Brain concussion
- Brain tumor
- Cerebral palsy
- Cervical myelopathy
- Developmental disabilities
- Facial spasm
- Hereditary spastic paraplegia
- Myasthenia gravis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Peroneal nerve palsy
- Spinal cord injury
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. There are hundreds of acupuncture points called acu-points along the body’s 14 major meridians. After your condition is discussed, the practitioner will examine you for reactive areas to determine which points to use. Acupuncture needles are sterile, pre-packaged, disposable, and hair thin. The needles are placed at various depth, ranging from a fraction of an inch to two inches. After the needles are inserted and stimulated, they stay in place for a few minutes up to 40 minutes. In treatment series, the practitioner will use different combinations of points and different needling techniques. These combinations help stimulate new sources of healing as the patient’s response to treatment is observed.
Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following medical conditions:
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Biliary colic
- Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- Dysentery, acute bacillary
- Dysmenorrhea, primary
- Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Hypertension, essential
- Hypotension, primary
- Induction of labor
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Malposition of fetus, correction
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
- Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Renal colic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tennis elbow
Tui Na Therapy aims to improve blood circulation, relax muscle tension, and improve lymphatic circulation by applying mild to deep pressure along energy pathways in the body. Similar to acupuncture, tuina massage uses the same energetic meridians and acupoints to balance the qi and blood in your body, leading to better health. Qi that’s flowing incorrectly can cause blockages, such as poor blood circulation in the affected area. The main therapeutic goal of tuina massage is to remove the energetic blocks that are causing qi stagnation.
Tuina massage can be used to treat pain and illness, or to maintain good health. The technique is effective in reducing stress, encouraging relaxation, and deepening sleep. It’s often used for conditions and injuries related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Tuina massage is effective in treating the following health conditions:
- Neck and back pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Carpal tunnel
- Digestive conditions
- Respiratory conditions
Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy that run through invisible channels of the body. With more than 700 substances commonly used, herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical drugs. Herbal medicines are prescribed either in singular form or made into formulae which consider the individual therapeutic action of each herb as well as the effects when combined. A well-constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness while counteracting and minimizing unwanted effects of an individual herb.
Dr. Harry’s family has been practicing herbal medicine for 5 generations, with over 150 years of traditional Chinese medicine studies rooted in Shanghai, China. Their practice is known as the “Menghe Medicine Theory” developed in the 17 th century with the differentiated characteristics of flexible, delicate, and simple medication.
Herbal medicine offers treatment for virtually every ailment affecting any body system. Common conditions seen by Dr. Harry include:
- Skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema
- Digestive problems such as peptic ulcer, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion and heartburn
- Heart and circulatory conditions such as angina, high blood pressure, varicose veins and ulcers
- Gynecological disorders such as premenstrual syndrome and menopausal problems
- Stress and nervous related conditions
- Headaches and migraine
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Colds and flu
- Allergic responses such as hay fever and asthma
DR. HARRY DING
We accept most major PPO insurances. All insurance patients must have their insurance information verified or they will be asked to pay the per-session fee before any treatment is conducted. Please allow 24-48 hours for our clinic office to check your insurance information. We are not limited to the providers listed and may be a provider in your health insurance or network.
To serve patients outside of the Bay Area, we now offer virtual appointments.