“Remember Your Health”
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Welcome to Ginkgo Wellness, Shanghai’s premier English language traditional Chinese medicine and holistic wellness space.
Our holistic approach to patient care values the importance of the patient-practitioner relationship.
Focused on the whole person, and informed by integrative, evidence-based medicine, we provide traditional healthcare services to improve your wellness through acupuncture, herbal remedies, nutritional advice and lifestyle recommendations.
Dr. Evan Pinto
TCM Intro and foundations
This video lecture introduces TCM foundational theories about Yin Yang, the 5 elements, the 6 Qi, and how to locate AcuPoints on your body.
*Viewing this workshop before attending class is strongly recommended
Disorders that can be treated with holistic and traditional medicine belong to practically all aspects of healthcare. Click here for a list of treatable conditions according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Frequently Asked Questions
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture should not hurt, but you should feel it. Most people enjoy treatment and find it very comfortable, restful, and relaxing. Sometimes the needle insertion feels like a quick pinch that rapidly subsides. Some people report a mild tingling, heaviness, warmth, or a dull ache at the acupuncture point, which is a sensation of qi moving. Generally, sessions last about an hour, in which the patient rests or even falls asleep. After your treatment, you can expect to feel less pain, more energy, and a heightened sense of well-being. Side effects are rare but may include the following symptoms: light-headedness, dizziness, sleepiness, euphoria, nausea, slight bruising and residual muscle aching. Any of these should last only a very short time.
The number of treatments a patient needs depends upon the severity and duration of the symptoms. Acute conditions such as cold and flu symptoms and recent injuries generally take 4-6 visits to resolve. For chronic symptoms, a longer course of treatment (6-12 acupuncture treatments) is normally required. It is important to remember that everyone is an individual and heals at different rates. Your treatment plan will be determined and discussed with your practitioner during your first visit.
The frequency of acupuncture and herbal medicine sessions can be viewed as being similar to psycho-emotional therapy modalities. A weekly appointment can bring about the therapeutic benefits. A one-time visit, as in western biomedicine, is not a correct analogy and usually offers little relief.
Many health plans include acupuncture as a benefit. If you would like more information whether or not your insurance covers acupuncture, we recommend you call the number on your insurance card and ask. If you plan to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, please pay the full amount and we will provide a fapiao and medical report with official chop for you to submit to your insurance company