Shuyuan Hong, LAC, MS, brings an extensive depth of education and experience to Precision Acupuncture and is fully prepared to assist you with all of your health issues using both acupuncture and various other aspects of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) methodology.
ACUPUNCTURE AND I
I was born and grew up in China, where both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and western medicine played important roles in health care, I never had any doubts about either medicine until I had to choose my own profession in my senior year of high school. In to the Chinese system, students go to medical school directly from high school. My father, an artist, encouraged me to be a doctor, especially that I practice both TCM and western medicine. He often told me that the philosophy in TCM was just like the art of oil painting. He felt strongly one cannot be a modern TCM practitioner without a profound understanding of modern medicine. With my father’s encouragement and hope, I started my journey to become a doctor in both TCM and western medicine, and never looked back.
I felt like a time traveler for the first two years, having to travel from modern to ancient times. Our coursework included Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, and more in biomedicine, as well as the foundation of TCM theory, Meridians, Acupuncture Points, and more in TCM. Very often, we spent the whole morning in the anatomy lab to study the bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Then, I had to imagine how vital qi travels in the body as we discussed Meridians in the afternoon; We learned the function of heart, lung, liver, kidney, spleen in physiology one day. The following day, I had to figure out how each organ mentioned above represented a functional group in TCM foundation class. Sometimes I made conscious effort to forget the modern science when studying TCM, as if I traveled back to the ancient time without X-rays, CT scans, or MRI. I didn’t have any difficulty understanding either medicine alone, but I had an extremely hard time understanding both medical systems at the same time. Two years later, I started to be able to find the bridge between the two medical systems. Everything started to make sense. The nervous system, hormones and enzymes in biomedicine could explain many pathological conditions diagnosed by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements theories in TCM.
I have been an enthusiastic practitioner of TCM since I immigrated to the USA. I worked for 2 years back in China as an MD as well as an acupuncturist. I was using western medicine, herbs and acupuncture to treat patients. After moving to the USA, I was convinced more than ever by the excellent results from Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Often, my patients call me a miracle worker, I am happy to hear that, but I know it is not me that creates any miraculous results, but the powerful ancient Chinese medicine.
I am looking forward to team with you, to create the
“miracle” you need to improve your health and wellbeing.
I am an NCCAOM board-certified licensed acupuncturist. I received my Masters of Science in Oriental medicine from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in 2015. My fascination with anatomy and physiology coupled with my personal health struggles as well as those of close family members set me on the path to pursue a career in acupuncture and oriental medicine.
Many years ago, my first experiences with acupuncture offered hope and healing for my own health concerns. Prior to this experience my mother was diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune disease at a young age. After seeing many specialists and having been treated with numerous different medications, she still found no relief and her condition only worsened. I knew at that time that there had to be a better way. I discovered that other way with TCM. Our bodies have an innate ability to heal when provided with the right conditions.
Acupuncture has the ability to restore homeostasis to the body and treat the root cause of many conditions as well as manage symptoms along the way. I know first hand how illness and poor health can be
devastating to the individuals affected as well as their loved ones. The struggles and trials that one must go through regarding healthcare can be frustrating, especially when we don’t find the answers within our current western medical paradigm alone. I am passionate about practicing acupuncture because it allows me an avenue to use my knowledge to assist others onto a path of true healing, hope and wellness.
My name is Connie Bernal, and I am happily joining the Precision Acupuncture team as a licensed massage therapist. I have been in practice for over 3 years with the opportunity to expand my practice through settings such as spas, sports injury/chiropractic offices, and even substance abuse rehabilitation centers. A few specialties I provide (but am not limited to) are Swedish, myotherapy, cupping neurotouch and massage for cancer survivors. I will also be expanding my education in herbal medicine to better serve future clients. I am passionate about my work because I believe massage therapy contributes to overall health and wellness. My ultimate purpose in this field is to encourage others to better connect with their bodies, as well as promote the innate healing of the body through massage. I am looking forward to connecting with you, and providing a safe, comfortable service that will compliment the treatments offered by the amazing practitioners at Precision Acupuncture.
Hello. I’m Lauren Lumia, a 24-year old college graduate who is helping Dr. Shu with the Precision Acupuncture website by writing blogs to inform the public about the wonders of Traditional Chinese Medicine and document the incredible healing stories of Dr. Shu’s patients. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from Northern Arizona University in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication. I started out as a journalism major but chose to pursue the broader field of public relations and communications. I’ve always been passionate about reading, writing, and health, which is why I’m grateful and honored to have the opportunity to be working with Dr. Shu in this capacity.