Acupuncture Herbal Center Logo

A Natural, Comprehensive Healing Center
in San Rafael, CA (415)485-5834  Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish (Web)

PractitionersInterview D. Claiborne | Interview S. Wang | Contact | Sitemap | EMAIL
Acupuncture | Herb Store | Standard Process and MediHerb Products | Osmosis / Skincare

We specialize in these conditions and treat many more:
Infertility | Back, Neck & Joint Pain | Facial Rejuvenation | Pediatrics | Allergies | Sports Injuries
Digestive & Stomach Disorders
| Menopause | Teen Acne
| Orthopedic Pain-Related Conditions
Lyme Disease
| Cardiovascular Diseases

Acupuncture Herbal Center, San Rafael, CA Acupuncture Herbal Center Acupuncture Herbal Center Acupuncture Herbal Center Acupuncture Herbal Center Acupuncture Herbal Center Acupuncture Herbal Center Acupuncture Herbal Center
Partial list of other conditions treated:

Acne and Skin Disorder

Acute and Chronic Pain

Allergies and Sinusitis

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Anxiety and Insomnia

Asthma and Bronchitis

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Bell's Palsy

Bursitis and Tendonitis

Cardiovascular Diseases

Chronic Fatigue

Common Cold and Cough

Digestive Disorders & Dietary Principles According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Facial Rejuvenation

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension

Hip, Groin, Sacral Pain and Strain

Infertility

Liver Disease and Hepatitis

Lyme Disease

Menopause

Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults

Pediatric Conditions

P.M.S. - Teens and Adults

Neurological Disorders

Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain

Shingles

Stroke and Paralysis

Sports Injuries

Substance Abuse

Smoking

Teen Acne

Weight Loss


Interview in Alternative Medicine.com

Samuel Wang, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Dr. Samuel Wang, Ph.D., L.Ac.
of the Acupuncture Herbal Center in San Rafael, California
was interviewed as a featured practitioner
in the March 2002 newsletter from Alternativemedicine.com.

Alternative Medicine Narrator: Tell us how you first got started in alternative medicine.

I was influenced and inspired by my father, who was one of the most distinguished professors of surgery in China as well as an advocate of Chinese medicine. It seemed only natural for me to follow in his footsteps. I learned a lot about medicine even as a child because not only my father, but my mother and many relatives were doctors including my sister and brother. In China, when I was eighteen, I was sent to the countryside to care for the sick. It was out of necessity to combine alternative treatment with Western medicine in order to treat those far away from hospitals. This vast experience deepened my understanding of hands-on medicine and healing.

What is your educational background, and how have you prepared yourself for your practice?

After I received my M.D. in both Chinese and Western medicine at the Sun Yat Sen Medical School in Canton, China in 1976, I became a Senior Physician at the Cardiovascular Institute and Provincial Hospital, practicing both traditional and Western medicine. While there, I met Dr. Michael Weiner, a renowned colleague, who was visiting from the University of California at San Francisco. He influenced my coming to the university to do the most advanced research in Western medicine — magnetic resonance imaging. In1983, I finished my postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Medical Center and earned a fellowship award from the American Heart Association.

After completing my fellowship, I knew that patients would benefit from my knowledge of Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Therefore, I was excited to open a private practice with Deirdra Claiborne, whom I met at UCSF in 1981, where she was practicing acupuncture. We opened the Acupuncture Herbal Center in San Rafael, California. In 1998, I was elected as a council member for the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Orthopedics. In 2000, I received a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine Research with a Specialization in Chinese Orthopedics and Gynecology.
As a result of the interdisciplinary aspects of my training, I have integrated the traditional medical technologies of China and those practiced in the United States. This comprehensive knowledge enables me to understand and successfully treat patients with complicated conditions.


Can you tell us about acupuncture and how your patients benefit from it?

Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-fine needles to specific points along energy meridians of the body to stimulate the energy and help to unblock congested areas, encouraging the system to begin healing itself. Through the use of acupuncture, herbal remedies and other modalities, many conditions are relieved and often permanently alleviated. I utilize traditional Chinese diagnostic skills and patient history to design a treatment plan. I am able to expedite the healing process beginning with the first treatment because of my quick assessment of the patient’s condition, and my personally developed patent herbal formulas, and raw herbs specifically made for each patient. My specialties are complicated orthopedic conditions, gynecological disorders and female and male infertility. Some of the conditions I treat with acupuncture and herbs are:

Acne / Skin Disorders
Acute / Chronic Pain
Allergies / Sinusitis
Anxiety / Insomnia
Arthritis / Joint Pain
Asthma / Bronchitis
Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
Bursitis / Tendonitis
Cardiovascular Disorders
Chronic Fatigue
Common Cold & Flu
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gynecological Disorders
Headaches/Migraine
Hypertension/Circulation
Infertility
Immune Disorders
Liver Disease

Menopause
Menstrual Disorder / PMS
Neurological Disorders
Sciatica
Smoking Cessation
Sports Injuries
Stroke & Paralysis
Substance Abuse
Urological Disease
Uterine Fibroids

 

Dr Wang in China

Dr. Wang as a young physician in China



Would you share with us some of your case histories?

Case One is a female patient who was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure by her gynecologist. The patient had a 3-year-old daughter but wanted another child. She tried Western fertility treatments without success, and she was referred to me. After four months of my treatment, she began to show signs of pregnancy. Nine months later, she delivered a healthy baby boy whom she named Samuel in honor of me.

Case Two: A 37-year-old woman tried to get pregnant for over 4 years. Fertility assessments with her gynecologist showed that she had no abnormalities, but her husband's semen count was far below the normal range. Their physician recommended in-vitro fertilization, but they chose to try acupuncture first. Since the man had irreversible atrophy of the testicles caused by a childhood case of mumps, the couple accepted my recommendation of compensatory treatments for the female. In two months she was pregnant and delivered a seven-pound, healthy baby. This shows that when male fertility is low, we can enhance female fertility to succeed in pregnancy, and vice versa.

Case Three: One of my female patients had back and neck pain and menopausal symptoms at the age of 52. Her primary physician diagnosed degenerative disc disease and gave her anti-inflammatory drugs. Because she could not tolerate the side effects of the medications, she came to me for treatments. I treated her with acupuncture and my special herbal formulas. I also applied an herbal plaster at the pain sites. Three months later, she was pain-free, with significantly reduced menopausal symptoms.

What are your major achievements in the field of Chinese medicine?


I am the founder of micro-dialectic analyses of Wang’s Classification: a systematic diagnostic tool created to analyze complicated infertility cases, orthopedic conditions and diseases in contemporary Chinese medicine. My achievements in non-mechanical back and neck pain and in female fertility have gained international recognition, receiving awards at the World Conference of Traditional Medicine in the year 2000.

Would you like to share anything else about yourself?

I am also a proud father, with great love for all children. Of all my achievements, I receive the most satisfaction and fulfillment when I ease the suffering of a child. And when I successfully treat an infertile couple with acupuncture and herbs, I feel as if I have enriched their world. I am also in favor of working with infertile couples who choose to combine in-vitro fertilization with Chinese medicine, which enhances their success rate.

Testimonial

“After major brain surgery, which left the left side of my face paralyzed and my left eye unable to close, Dr. Wang brought my face back to normal. My eye now closes, and he gave me back my full smile. I have since had another brain surgery and am now recovering from colon rectal cancer. Without Dr. Wang and his amazing skill as an acupuncturist, along with his positive sweet nature, I never would have had such miraculous recoveries. It has only been three months since my chemotherapy and radiation – nobody can believe how great I am doing. I have told all my friends and family. Everyone I send to Dr. Wang has amazing results. We are all hooked on him. He is my saving grace doctor and I will never stop going.”   

~Buffy Stewart, singer and artist


Services

We specialize in the following modalities: Acupuncture, Children's Health Care, Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Hormone Replacement with Chinese Herbs, Orthopedic Acupuncture, Pain Management, Stress Management, Weight Management.
We specialize in treating the following health conditions: Addiction,
Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain - Sciatica, Cancer, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Colds and Flu, Constipation, Digestive Disorders, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Gynecological Disorders, Headaches, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension - High Blood Pressure, Infertility, Menopause, Neck Pain, Respiratory Diseases, Sports Injuries, Stomach - Intestinal Problems, Stroke, Tendonitis, Urinary Problems, and Viral Infections.


Directions to 824 Fifth Avenue, Suite C, San Rafael

North on Highway 101: Take the Central San Rafael exit, stay in the middle lane. Past three intersections, and
turn left on Fifth Avenue. Proceed underneath the freeway, and go three blocks - passing the intersection at Lincoln Avenue. Our office is located approximately half a block after Lincoln Avenue on the right hand side of the street. Parking is located in the center row at the rear of the building.

South on Highway 101:Take the Central San Rafael exit. Proceed straight through one intersection, and turn right on Fifth Avenue. Go three blocks - passing the intersection at Lincoln Avenue. Our building is located approximately half a block after Lincoln Avenue on the right hand side of the street. Parking is located in the center row at the rear of the building.

FREE PARKING IN THE BACK PARKING LOT (CENTER ROW ONLY)

 

Acupuncture Herbal Center Partial List of conditions treated About

Practitioners
About Acupuncture
Herbs
Clinic
Homepage
Interview Deirdra Claiborne
Interview Dr. Samuel Wang

Acne and Skin Disorder
Acute and Chronic Pain
Allergies and Sinusitis
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Anxiety and Insomnia
Asthma and Bronchitis
Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Bell's Palsy
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chronic Fatigue
Common Cold and Cough
Digestive Disorders
Dietary Principles
Facial Rejuvenation
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension
Hip Pain

Infertility
    Infertility Synopsis     
    Infertility Synopsis PDF
Liver Disease and Hepatitis
Lyme Disease
Menopause
Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults
Pediatric Conditions
P.M.S. - Teens and Adults
Neurological Disorders
Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain
Shingles
Stroke and Paralysis
Sports Injuries
Substance Abuse
Smoking
Teen Acne

Weight Loss

Clinic
Directions and Maps
Contact
Awards
Testimonials

Acupuncture Herbal Center, 824 5th Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901, (415) 485-5834, © Acupuncture Herbal Center, 2017

Email:
info@acupuncture-herbal.com

Acupuncture Herbal Center