What is Community Acupuncture?
Community Acupuncture is a movement to provide effective and affordable acupuncture to the broadest range of individuals. Rather than individual rooms, acupuncture takes place in a group setting, with individuals getting acupuncture treatments in recliners.
Acupuncture treatment at Persimmon Community Acupuncture is usally limited to the arms, legs, face, ear and head. But, what if you are coming in for back pain? The wonderful thing about acupuncture is that there are endless variations and combinations of points that can be used to help heal any part of the body. Distal points are often used which mean we can use needles in your hands or feet to treat your back. So, yes, we can treat your back pain without actually putting needles in your back.
At Persimmon Community Acupuncture, our treatment room can seat up to nine (9) individuals; six (6) recliners and three (3) massage tables. After meeting individually with the acupuncturist in the reception area, acupuncture is provided in the community treatment room.
Due to popular demand and inquiries, Persimmon Community Acupuncture is now offering herbs and teas. We have more than 80 herbs to treat various ailments and to create formulas tailored to each individual patient. The teas are personally selected by Daniel and each of them serves a different purpose. Some of the teas available are:
- Royal Meijiawu Dragon's Well Green Tea - also known as 'longjing tea', it's a roasted green tea. It is invigorating and mind clearing.
- (Royal) Wild Kuding Green Tea - Slightly bitter (depending on one's taste). Very good for lowering cholesterol, high blood pressure and weight loss.
- Jasmine Green Tea - A classical tea with jasmine flowers mixed in with the tea leaves.
- 2002 Old Pu-er Black Tea - Leaves picked from the year 2002, helps digestion and lowers cholesterol. Could help with weight loss.
- High Mountain Pearl of White Tea - Delicate flavor. Has the lowest amount of caffeine.
- Milky Aroma Oolong Tea - Helps with digestions.
- Baby Chrysanthemum Tea - Sweet. Improves eye health/eye sight, improves circulation, relieves stress.
- Colorful Chinese Daisy Tea - Good for insomnia and anti-fatigue.
- Cultural Revolution Era Pu-er Green Tea - Leaves picked during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1960s), this tea has been very well aged, and like wine, Pu-er tea are more aromatic and flavorful older they become.
For more information or a full list of the teas, please visit http://tcmdaniel.com/teas.html
Yonie Young, L.Ac. M.S.
My goal is to make acupuncture accessible for everyone. Over the years in my private practice, I have been extremely fortunate to treat children and adults of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels. I've really seen how many people have benefited from acupuncture, and unfortunately, also how many people are excluded or cannot continue with their regular treatments due to cost. Currently, medical insurance companies are not helping the situation. They are consistently raising fees for members while constantly changing amounts of coverage, medical requirements, and copays. All these factors led me to open a Community Acupuncture Clinic here in Stockton.
Yonie Young is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in California and New York. She obtained a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, and is a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist by the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has a clinical background which includes training and practice in both Chinese as well as Japanese styles of acupuncture, externships at the St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and at the Women’s Disabilities Clinic in New York. She also had the opportunity to study at the Wang Ju Yi Center for Clinical Channel Theory Research in Beijing, China.
Yonie received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from UC Berkeley. She and her husband, Zoltan, recently moved to Stockton for Zoltan to complete his degree in Sport Management at the University of the Pacific. Yonie enjoys practicing yoga, tennis, traveling, taking care of her two crazy dogs, and spending time with her family.
Daniel Tao, L.Ac. M.S.
Daniel Tao is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. He graduated with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California; the second oldest school of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the United States. Daniel is a member of the of the California Society of Oriental Medicine Association. His interests and areas of expertise are in pain management and internal medicine. Besides studying the standard curriculum, Daniel also studied the Master Tung's system of extra points and its advanced classical theories for applications of both acupuncture and herbal theories, specializing in pain and long term, chronic diseases. For application of treatments, Daniel utilizes all of the tools that the 2,000 year old TCM theory has to offer; including but not limited to the various acupuncture techniques and Chinese medicinal herbs.
To further enrich his knowledge and skills in TCM, Daniel took a series of seminars and training trips to China and studied the deeper basis of the science of TCM from his professor's teacher, Master Wang Liping, and he continues to periodically travel back to China to train and expand his knowledge. After receiving his acupuncture license, he applied to and got accepted to the Five Branches University in San Jose, CA for his doctoral program in Acupuncture and Orient Medicine.
In his life outside of Chinese medicine, Daniel enjoys working on cars and is a weekend road warrior. He periodically takes dance classes in Palo Alto, CA. He is an active member of the Delta Fencing Club in Stockton, CA. His other hobbies include traveling, reading, drinking Vietnamese coffee, collecting various Chinese teas, and Chinese chess.
Dat On, L.Ac. M.S.
Dat On is a board certified acupuncturist with a MSTCM at Five Branches University. His interest in effective, affordable, and holistic healthcare has brought him to Persimmon. Dat employs a unique method of diagnosis which allows him to work with complex issues. He views the spirit as root, emotions as trunk, and physical bodies as branches. It is with the balancing of root, trunk, and branches that will properly channel the life force and allows it to freely flow.