George Xiaowu Wang is a California licensed Acupuncturist, and he has a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of East and West Medicine, and is a member of United California Practitioners Chinese Medicine. George has been practicing in two well-known Chinese Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture clinics in the Bay area prior to open the clinic office in El Dorado Hills.
Language Spoken: English, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese
Please call us for an appointment: 916-939-0188
Office Hours: M-F 9 am – 6 pm; Sat: by appointment only
Location: 1200 Suncast lane, Suite 1, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Acupuncturist George Wang expands his El Dorado Hills treatment office (Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Robert Long, posted on village life)
“Acupuncturist George Xiaowu (pronounced “sheé ou” as one syllable) Wang, LAc MS, said this with confidence. He uses traditional Chinese medicine to, among other things, build up his patients’ immune systems, even when they don’t have any illness symptoms. His practice, WTX Medical Group, in the El Dorado Hills, recently moved to a larger location featuring a diagnosis room and three treatment rooms.
An treatment typically lasts around 30 minutes. Today’s acupuncture needles are made of flexible stainless steel, approximately 0.015 inches in diameter. They are pre-packaged, sterilized and disposable. They produce little or no sensation. The number of treatments depends on the health problem and the person’s response.
Acupuncture is used to treat a number of symptoms and conditions. Pain management is one of them.
Acupuncture is based on the view that a subtle energy called “chi” (chee) circulates along a network of 14 major energy channels called meridians to all parts of the body, even to the most remote cells. Chi has two opposite forces, yin and yang, that make a whole, such as hot and cold, light and dark, quiet and noisy. Balanced unobstructed flow of chi is necessary for good health. Any misdirection, blockage, or derangement in the amount, flow or balance results in pain, dysfunction and a reduced immune system.
When there is a blockage in one area it may cause excessive buildup in another. Chi can be unblocked with acupuncture needles at places in the skin called acupoints. There are more than 2,000 acupoints on the body, each one corresponding to another part of the body.
He studied at the University of East-West Medicine in Sunnyvale, where he earned a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The program consists of 2,130 instruction hours and 960 clinical training hours. Courses are dedicated to the study and practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, integrated with courses in Western medical sciences and practice management.
Other treatments Wang uses as an acupuncturist are acupressure, moxibustion and cupping. Acupressure is a massage therapy in which the fingers are used to press on an acupoint. Moxibustion is a heat therapy in which an herb is burned above the body to warm a meridian at an acupoint and increase the flow of blood and chi. In cupping, a rounded glass cup is warmed and placed upside down over an area of the body, making a vacuum that holds the cup to the skin. It is believed to open the skin’s pores and allow toxins out.
Herbal formulas in China were developed over thousands of years. Today many are adjusted based on new knowledge or experience. Traditionally, they were made into a liquid form. Now they are prepared in capsule form for efficiency and the American market, said Wang.
George Xiaowu Wang’s office is located at 1200 Suncast Lane, Suite 1, El Dorado Hills”