Licensed Dr of Acupuncture in Austin & Allergy Treatments

If you are a considering acupuncture for the first time or have been treated before you will be glad to know that there is an experienced, licensed and recommended Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Austin. Not all acupuncture is the same and in order to ensure the best therapeutic experience you need a licensed practitioner with a deep understanding of the theory of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as well as a wealth of practical experience.

Dr Zheng Guili has established his Acupuncture Clinic in Barton Hills, Austin. This location just off the Capital of Texas Highway provides great access for Austin residents seeking Acupuncture and is particularly close for those living or working in South Lamar, Zilker or of course Barton Hills. So there is no need to travel a long way to get the best treatment.

Dr Zheng Guili is one of the most experienced Acupuncture practitioners in the United States of America. Austin Acupuncture is greatly enhanced by his 30 years of knowledge gained treating patients and teaching as a practitioner in schools both in China and America. His illustrious career in China began at the Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine where his training incorporated both Chinese and western medical ideas. He went on to gain a Ph.D. of Chinese medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He has authored dozens of papers and some 8 academic books.

It is hard to imagine a more qualified Doctor of Acupuncture. Since moving to Austin he has been licensed with a certified diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. NCCAOM was established in 1982 in order to protect and benefit the public. The certification is proof that Dr Zheng has passed examinations on efficacy, point location, hygiene and theory. Whilst secondary to his illustrious academic and medical career in China it is an assurance that any patient in America should check their acupuncturist has.

Dr Zheng treats patients for a number of specialties with a well evidenced approach. For example he an expert in using acupuncture to treat seasonal allergies. So when the pollen count in Austin begins to rise he may be the man to visit. The efficacy of Acupuncture for such ailments has long be known to practitioners but is gaining evidence in the western method. For example last year the Annals of Internal Medicine published a study. 422 people who had be known to suffer from pollen allergies with “nasal symptoms” (a runny nose and sneezing) .

In a well devised experiment the sample was split into 3 groups one received standard treatment, another received “fake acupuncture” needles places at random meaningless positions, the third group received true acupuncture treatment for their symptoms and showed the greatest improvement in their condition. This is a fascinating study as the group receiving randomly placed needles allows us to control for the placebo effect. It has been often speculated that acupuncture is so effective because it is an unfamiliar and seemingly dramatic intervention. Thus it evokes a strong placebo effect (a good doctor understands that this is a benefit, not a drawback). But the fact that those receiving targeted acupuncture had better results than those receiving random needles shows that the advantages are far more than merely psychological.

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