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We treat Asthma

A Natural Alternative as Effective as Steroids— Without the Side Effects.

Happy Family

The cut-edge of Chinese Herbs on asthmatic treatment

Chinese herbs have been used to treat asthma for over thousand years. In most cases of asthma, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are amazingly effective. After a series of treatments, symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath are reduced. The frequency of episodes of respiratory distress can also be minimized. Many people can usually resume an active lifestyle.

In general, Chinese herbs are prescribed as customized formulas which are different for each patient. Herbal treatment helps to strengthen the lungs and immune system, reducing the likelihood of a return of an asthma attack. According to the patient’s condition, many herbs are put together in a group to enhance the benefit of the treatment with little to no side effects. Some herbs have anti-inflammatory properties and others fight infection.

Acupuncture points on the body are intersections of nerves and blood vessels. Acupuncture treatment believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This stimulation triggers various healing mechanisms throughout the circulatory and nervous systems reducing inflammation of the mucus membranes of the respiratory tract while also supporting the immune system.

Meet Our Practitioner

Hong Gao L.Ac

Hong Gao ​


MD (in China)


Hong is a 3rd generation acupuncturist and Chinese medicine doctor in her family. After graduating  from a 5 year acupuncture program at  Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in 1991, she worked in the Acupuncture and Chinese medicine department of the 7th Hospital of Harbin for 5 years before she went abroad. She practiced acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in China, Japan, Canada, and USA.  She is nationally licensed in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.


Hong helps patients regain vitality with her extensive knowledge passed down from generation to generation. She treats infertility, pain, regulate cycles (hormone and sleep), and balances mood. She loves to help with childhood conditions such as eczema, colic, tummy aches, weak immune system, tics, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, and teenage’s acne, painful periods and PMS. Gut health, digestive issues, back pain, nephropathy, asthma and allergies are some of her other favorite conditions to treat. She partners with her patients to help them find their best path to wholehearted health based on lifestyle, constitution and goals. She meets her patients on their personal healing journey, integrating simple, easy, and do-able lifestyle shifts for maximum benefit.


  • Acupuncture: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Oriental Medicine: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Clean Needle Technique; Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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