Monday, March 12, 2018


Dear Friends,

As one of the top Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Centers in District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland areas, we have long time experience of incorporating Acupuncture, Moxa, Chinese Herbology and body work together to enhance your health wellness as well as to help your body recovering from specific conditions. With strong academic connections with Traditional Chinese Medicine hospitals inside China, we have developed our modality and procedures in treating patients with different kinds of conditions within the scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

For more than three thousand years before modern medicine started, Acupuncture/Moxa/Herbs/Body Work was the main stream medical modality for Chinese people's wellness. Acupuncture relies on the painless but strategic placement of tiny needles into a "grid-like" pattern that spans the body, from head to toe. The needles are used to stimulate certain key "energy points" believed to regulate spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical balance. Chinese Herbs includes herbs effective for multiple diseases and are mostly responsible for maintaining and restoring the body balance. Most of herbs have no unfavorable side-effects.

Our Acupuncturist

                    Shu Fan, L.Ac Dipl.Ac and OM

Mr.Shu Fan (樊舒先生) is a licensed Washington DC Acupuncturist serving patients in DC, Virginia and Maryland area. Mr. Fan holds the National Certification of Oriental Medicine which includes the practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Asian Bodywork Therapy. Mr. Fan is specialized in pain management, fertility and skin care. He is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM 2013). He pursue his Ph.D ObGyn study in China Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine under Prof. Tan Yong (谈勇) and had his clinic training in JiangSu Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine. His acupuncture advisor is Prof.Sheng (盛灿若). Mr. Fan's office: 1712 I (eye) St NW,#410 , Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202-246-8833 703-772-7592 202-609-8824 Email:

Our Facility

We are very proud that our facility happens to be in the same location of former Washington Acupuncture Center which started in 1972 and was the first acupuncture clinic in the united states.

We are located inside golden triangle of DC, just a short walk from Farragut West and North metro stations. We are also close to the George Washington University Hospital, local Fertility & IVF Centers and laboratories.

With an atmosphere that is aesthetically pleasing and sensitive to patient needs, our four treatment rooms provide individual privacy and comfort while receiving holistic treatment.

Our staff of acupuncturists and administrators are well-known for their dedicated services to the mission of helping people recover, or become parents, and also for the compassion and care with which the help is provided.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Eye pupils lose muscle tone

Two weeks ago, I saw a patient who lost muscle tone of both eyes pupils. With light intensity varied, his pupils did not contract or change. They stayed enlarged. He had this condition 2 weeks prior to saying me. He has seen different eye doctors, specialists. There is no name of such a condition! even after his MRI test and blood test. Doctor told him that everything tested are fine. Therefore, no medicine was prescribed. A wait-and-see for 3 months for review.

Pupillary function  - a simple discription

The iris receives both sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation: (1) the sympathetic nerves innervate the pupillary dilator muscles; and (2) the parasympathetic nerve fibers (from CN III) innervate the pupillary constrictor (sphincter) muscles as well as the ciliary apparatus for lens accommodation.

During the normal waking state the sympathetics and parasympathetics are tonically active. They also mediate reflexes depending in part on emotionality and ambient lighting. Darkness increases sympathetic tone and produces pupillodilation. Increased light produces increased parasympathetic tone and therefore pupilloconstriction (this also accompanies accommodation for near vision). During sleep, sympathetic tone is depressed and the pupils are small. Normal waking pupil size with average ambient illumination is 2 to 6 mm. With age, the average size of the pupil decreases. Approximately 25% of individuals have asymmetric pupils (anisocoria), with a difference of usually less than 0.5 mm in diameter. This must be kept in mind when attributing asymmetry to disease, particularly if there are no other signs of neurologic dysfunction.

First visit, his pupil size is about 80% of his iris size. No change when light intensity changes.

Acupuncture eye meridians and trigger points. ESTIM. GuanMin, XueHai, ZuSanLi, HeGu, QuChi

Bie Jia Jian 3 days

Second week, his pupil size about 60% of his iris size inside room.
Continue with previous. ESTIM pass SiBai, ZanZu, upper SiShenChong, lower FengChi.

third week, pupil size about 40% of full iris size. Close to normal. Driving/walking without sun glasses.