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Is there scientific proof about acupuncture?


How many session should I expect?

Yes, one session for relief is possible if the problem is addressed early.  Otherwise, follow up can range from a few to several visits depending on severity of the disease and health history. 

The good news is the sooner acupuncture is started the sooner the relief arrives!


I tried acupuncture and it did not work, are there different schools of acupuncture?


The Classic text describe three levels of acupuncture.

  • *Primitive - means, the needle is placed where it hurts.  Like dry needling.

  • *Channel -  means, the needle is placed along the pathway of pain.  Like trigger point therapy.

  • *True - means, placing the needle elsewhere on  the body for rapid, superior relief .

At Ancient Lake Acupuncture, Mr. Rho Zaragoza is a trained experts in all three methods and prefers  "true acupuncture,"  because fewer needles are used, safety and effectiveness are magnified!  Who would want to be poked several times?


The other methods can help!  However, sometimes they seem ineffective.  The True method provides the answers especially, in difficult, stubborn & complicated cases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, tumor management, hematology, urology, cystitis,  cardiology, endocrinology, respiratory care,  asthma, dermatology, psoriasis, eczema, itching,  gastroenterology, diverticulosis, constipation, gynecology, endometriosis, cramping, PMS,  vision, hearing, memory care, emotional management,  and organ dysfunction,   


The difference is palpable! 

How can acupuncture help with dementia?


Acupuncture can engage the physiologic factors that lead to dementia, such as metabolic disease, organ dysfunction, head trauma, infection, depression or cerebrovascular disease.

Yes, sometimes it comes with a back injury sometimes not?  Maybe surgery is not necessary, many of our patients come to us after surgery, we recommend give acupuncture a try before surgery.

Can acupuncture really help with Peripheral Neuropathy?


How can acupuncture help motorcyclists?

Is turning your head, gripping the brakes or opening the throttle difficult?  Get your confidence back, Ride without the mind numbing effect of drugs on the brain.   Yes, acupuncture for pain, weakness and dizziness!

Acupuncture and Immunology

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can efficiently and powerfully boost the immune system.  For example, over 100 million people worldwide died during the influenza pandemic of 1918.   Doc Hay worked tirelessly to save countless lives in John Day Oregon.  As a matter of fact, his clinic is remains standing and is preserved as marvelous reminder for a compassionate man and his amazing medicine!

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A question for you.

Ask yourself what it would feel like to sleep throughout the entire night or What if you were able to get up experiencing a day free of pain stiffness?


Would you like to do the things which bring you joy. These goals are within reach.

Who can benefit from Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine? 

Many can benefit from acupuncture from infants, toddlers, adolescents and the elderly, . Whether you are suffering from pain, digestion issues, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, inconsolable crying or simply are looking improve quality of life and overall health, our services can help you accomplish those goals. We welcome all patients, no matter how complicated or hopeless circumstances may appear to be.

What do we do if we're experiencing heavy rain and heavy wind?

In heavy rain or heavy wind, do not puncture (DACH IV, 21v). On these days we instead rely on applying herbal medicine and/or moxibustion. Moxibustion is a heat therapy using the artemisia plant, also known as mugwort.

How can acupuncture help hospital emergency rooms, urgent care centers and inter-hospital transfers?

Acupuncture can reduce the patient's length of stay for emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and inter-hospital transfers. 

"Acupuncture has been known in modern and classical medical systems to be beneficial to patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)."

Battlefield acupuncture? Yes, it exists, and the military is using it to fight troops’ pain (

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