Welcome to the Acupuncture Houston Web Site, the Internet home of one of Houston’s oldest acupuncture clinics, Peking Acupuncture. Tiong Ling and Nancy Ling established Peking Acupuncture in 1982 and have been healing Houston residents (and residents from all over the United States) ever since. Explore this Web site and learn more about acupuncture in general as well as the specialized services that the Lings offer at Peking Acupuncture.
A Brief Acupuncture Primer
Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), traces its roots thousands of years – dating to China’s “Old Stone Age.” During this time, stone needles (called “bian”) were used by ancient practitioners in the treatment of ailments and diseases. A 4700-year-old Chinese text known as the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine is the first written record detailing the practice of acupuncture.However, the father of Chinese medicine, Shen Nung, had been teaching acupuncture long before. With a long and rich history, acupuncture has served the health care needs of China as well as greater Asia for thousands of years.
By the time of the Jin Dynasty, the clinical practices and theories of acupuncture had become systematic and were detailed by Huang Fu Mi (215-282 AD) in the Zhenjiu Jia Yu Jing or Systematic Classics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. This text spans twelve volumes. In it, 349 acupuncture points are described.
Over the centuries, additional texts were written and acupuncture continued to be developed. In the Ming Dynasty (1568-1644), acupuncture advanced further with classic texts revised, additional acupuncture points identified, moxa sticks developed, techniques refined, and Zhenjin Dacheng (Principles of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) penned. The man who introduced acupuncture to Europe was influenced by this foundational book.
Acupuncture was eventually introduced to Europe in the 1600s and has slowly been accepted in the Western world. Today, acupuncture is practiced around the world and is used for treating health ailments and diseases including pain.
Acupuncture in Houston
In Houston, the ancient art of acupuncture is alive and well. Since 1982, two prominent Chinese acupuncturists, Tiong H. Ling, Ph.D and Nancy T. Ling Ph.D, have been proudly serving patients and introducing them to the benefits of acupuncture. The Peking Acupuncture Clinic renders acupuncture services to patients suffering from dozens of debilitating conditions including:
- Migraine headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Joint pain (tennis elbow, joint pain, ankle pain, hip pain, knee pain)
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Muscle aches
- Sports injuries
- Trigeminal neuralgia
In addition to treating pain, the Houston acupuncture clinic also treats pinched nerves, obesity, depression, impotence and other male problems, indigestion, colitis, high blood pressure, PMS and other female problems, IBS, TMJ, allergies, sinus problems, anxiety, after effects of strokes, fatigue, Bell’s palsy, and more. Drs. Ling also use acupuncture to help patients stop smoking or drinking and lose weight.