Meet Sunyoung Lee of Sun Wellness Acupuncture P.C

Meet Sunyoung Lee of Sun Wellness Acupuncture P.C

June 21, 2017  |  Blogs, Headline  |  No Comments

Sunyoung, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?

I’ve started Sun Wellness Acupuncture at 2009 in West Roxbury Boston. There were not many acupuncture practice in this area and local residents needed to travel to find out a good acupuncturist. When we started, we were very welcome by local residents. We gradually built up our patients and we are seeing 100 to 150 patients per week in 8 years. We are very successful and still growing.

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How to make home-made yogurt

September 24, 2014  |  Blogs, Headline  |  No Comments

Probiotics balance is very important for boosting immune. In your intestines 75-80% of whole immune cells are existed. Intestine is your second brain. The ideal ratio of good and bad bacteria would be 80:20. Do you think your body has enough probiotics?

Antibiotics destroy good bacteria and bad bacteria altogether. Someone who took the antibiotics for long period of time, you should take probiotics everyday in order to build up ecological system of your body.

If you have eczema, acne, skin trouble, GI disorders, IBS, low immune, arthritis, shingles, depression, autoimmune disease, and more, try yogurt and lots of vegetables. And be away from the gluten and packaging foods. If you catch cold easily and feel fatigue all the time, consider taking home made yogurt everyday with fresh fruit.

  1. Warm up 1L of milk to 185F then cool the milk to 100F.
  2. Add 2 capsules of probiotics powder.
  3. Leave them yogurt machine over night for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. You can add fresh fruits and nuts.
  5. Use plastic or wood spoon for yogurt

If you want to be happier, eat fresh yogurt everyday. Most of serotonin, this hormone makes you feel happy, is produced in your intestine.

Healthier intestine, happier life.


Sun Wellness Acupucnture
1208B Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy #201 Boston MA 02132 (617) 327-1812


How acupuncture treatment help an overweight patient?

April 23, 2014  |  Blogs, Headline  |  No Comments

Lately we treat many over weight patients.  Over weight cause a lot of health issues including diabetes, hypertension, High cholesterol, poor circulation, low self-esteem, low libido, back or knee pain, and low energy.

Patients are looking for the acupuncture treatment before stomach surgery. Many health insurance offers $40,000 gastric sleeve surgery for patient has over BMI scale of 38-40. We are trying to avoid the surgery because they only can eat two ounces of food at once. They experience sagging skin and low appetite.

At Sun Wellness Acupuncture, we offer the weight management program. Patients are coming once a week to have an acupuncture treatment. We offer body needle with electro therapy and ear auriculotherapy. Patients write a food journal and receive dietary consultation. We don’t follow any specific diet plan. Patients have many options to choose.

Weight management program is consisted of acupuncture treatment, herb decoction, auriculotherapy, body slimmer exercise, sauna, and dietary consultation in order to induce the desirable result. Our patients are experiencing

We have many successful stories. Our main goal is to make our life energetic, productive, and healthy.  We all know loosing weight is not fun, always painful process. We are helping patients to experience the weight management program with the full of energy and to control appetite easily.


Sun Wellness Acupucnture
1208B Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy #201 Boston MA 02132 (617) 327-1812


Auricular Acupuncture for detoxification and NADA

April 9, 2013  |  Blogs, Headline  |  No Comments

NADA was founded in 1985 by Dr. Smith and others who were interested in promoting the integration of the protocol in the treatment of addiction. In the mid-1970s, Michael Smith, a medical doctor at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx area of New York, modified an existing system of auricular acupuncture into a simple technique for the treatment of many common drug addictions as an alternative treatment. This selection of ear points proved to be extremely effective in the treatment of addictions, and became what is now referred to as the “NADA protocol.”
The original NADA protocol consisted of electrical stimulation on the Lung point of a patient’s ear. It was soon discovered, however, that manual needling of the same point showed more effective. The points used in the NADA protocol are Sympathetic, Shen Men, Kidney, Liver, and Lung.
In a typical session, both ears of the patient are needled at the same time, usually for between 30 minutes and 45 minutes.
Many of studies have investigated the effectiveness of the NADA protocol. Among the benefits reported by patients and health care providers are improved retention in drug treatment programs including detoxification, reductions in cravings and anxiety, relief of sleep disturbance, and reduced strong medication.

Sun Wellness Acupucnture
1208B Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy #201 Boston MA 02132 (617) 327-1812

Acupuncture and cough treatment with TCM herbs

January 24, 2013  |  Blogs, Headline  |  No Comments

As more research is done regarding so-called “non-traditional” healthcare, doctors and scientists are rediscovering “old” treatments that are increasingly supplanting today’s standard treatments for a number of conditions.
That includes coughs that often accompany the flu or mild chest infections, according to a recently published study in the journal Lancet.
About 2,000 patients from across 12 European countries were tasked with keeping an “illness journal,” the BBC reports. Researchers from the University of Southampton, led by Prof. Paul Little, found that the severity and duration of symptoms in those who were treated with antibiotics were no different than those who took a placebo (experts did say; however, that if pneumonia was suspected, patients should still be treated with antibiotics because of the severity of the condition).
Antibiotic effectiveness has been reduced because of over-prescribing
“Using the antibiotic amoxicillin to treat respiratory infections in patients not suspected of having pneumonia is not likely to help and could be harmful,” Little said.
“Overuse of antibiotics, dominated by primary care prescribing, particularly when they are ineffective, can lead to the development of resistance and have side effects like diarrhoea, rash and vomiting,” Little continued. “Our results show that people get better on their own. But given that a small number of patients will benefit from antibiotics the challenge remains to identify these individuals.”
Earlier research into whether antibiotics were actually beneficial in the treatment of chest infections that included symptoms of weakness, high fever, shortness of breath, fatigue and coughing, produced conflicting conclusions, especially in older adults where chest infections have the potential of causing additional complications.
Researchers randomly assigned and divided patients into two groups – one that received an antibiotic for their cough and one that received a placebo – three times daily for seven days.
The study found little measurable difference in the severity and duration of symptoms that were reported from each patient group. Similar findings occurred in older patients as well – those who were aged 60 or older, a demographic that accounted for one-third of the entire study population.
Additionally, those who took antibiotics reported having more side effects, including nausea, rash and diarrhea, compared to those taking the placebo.
“Traditional Chinese medicine is especially effective in the treatment of coughs because of its careful differentiation of the various types,” write Bill Schoenbart and Ellen Shefi for Discovery Health.
For instance, they note, coughs due to heat produce a sticky phlegm that’s difficult to expectorate, so it is treated with cooling, moistening herbs and acupuncture directed at specific points on the body which clear heat from the lungs.
By comparison, “cough due to cold is accompanied by chills and copious mucus; it is treated with warming, drying herbs and the application of moxibustion,” a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using moxa, or mugwort herb, they wrote.
Here are two more treatment options for cough:

Treating a dryness cough caused by wind: Usually contracted due to overexposure to a dry environment, symptoms are a dry, non-productive cough accompanied by a sore throat with a ticklish sensation. The focus is to repel the dryness; a typical formula includes Sang Xing Tang (pronounced sahng shing tahng), which helps moisten the lungs and repel the “dryness pernicious influence,” Schoenbart and Shefi said. The treatment should be accompanied by a diet of soups and plenty of liquids, and follow-up treatment should include American ginseng daily for two weeks.

General acupuncture therapy: Acupuncture therapy in general is an ideal way to treat coughs from a number of causes. “Needling a point on the Conception Vessel meridian (an extra meridian) just above the sternum can quickly calm a cough and assist breathing. Moxa therapy is used typically in the cold, damp type of cough, since there is a need for warmth in that pattern,” Schoenbart and Shefi wrote.


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