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Patty Johnson's Acupuncture and Herbs

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Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission Statement

Corporate Vision


Vision and Mission Statements

At Patty Johnson's Acupuncture & Herbs, we offer a full range of holistic care services for you to take advantage of. From massage therapy and herbal medicine to our specialized acupuncture services, we have everything you need to regain energy, vitality, and good health. If you would like to have the chance to live a life that's free of pain without having to endure harsh medicines or expensive treatments, call us.

Feel Your Best with Acupuncture Services — Philosophy
By balancing all the parts that make up an individual mind, body, and spirit old ways of being are released.  A new insight into physical health, mental health, and spiritual well-being is developed.  Natural health promotes healthier relations with oneself and others.

Acupuncture has been proven as an effective treatment for those suffering from orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and everyday aches and pains. But what you might not have known is that you can find relief from the symptoms of many common and chronic diseases and maladies through our simple, painless procedures. Patty Johnson's Acupuncture & Herbs can even use these incredible techniques to help you battle common addictions and mental disorders!  It's a better way to get better.

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Vision Statement

Patty Johnson & associates  promote the respect and dignity of all patients and clients.  We offer you a powerful way to achieve your health-related goals. We encourage people to become equal and active participants in the decision-making process of their healthcare.  Our aim is to create a healthy partnership in a caring environment. A safe haven where every patient is treated as a unique individual. A center where a patient's history, symptoms, genetics, mental, and spiritual aspect is respected. We at Patty Johnson's Acupuncture & Herbs are dedicated to developing a personalized health plan for each patient.

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Our Service Area

Patty Johnson's Acupuncture & Herbs is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. We are proud to serve customers in our local and regional area.

Contact Patty Johnson's Acupuncture for acupuncture services and holistic medicine treatments, including massage therapy and herbal medicines for everyone, from pediatric to geriatric patients.
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(909) 989-3223 or (909) 241-0013

1st. Visit Free For All Military Personnel Returning From Iraq.  No charge for firefighters fighting the Rancho Cucamonga floods during the fires and the cleanup.  Come in and detox,  relieve tension, stress, reduce irritability, and increase productivity.

Workers' Compensation Claims Welcomed, P I Claims Welcomed,  Member Of Rancho Cucamonga Chamber Of Commerce, American Business Women's Association, and the Better Business Bureau.

Open Monday - Saturday
By Appointment Only

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Practice Vision and Mission Statement

Patty Johnson's Acupuncture, Herbs, Massage Therapy & Learning Center

Vision Statement
The Vision of Patty and her associates is to create a healthy partnership in a caring environment, a safe haven where every patient is treated as a unique individual.  To achieve optimum health by educating each patient about the body's innate healing capacity - teaching and applying safe, natural, and drug-free prevention and wellness care.

Mission Statement
When a person from our community walks through our doors, they become part of a nurturing and inviting haven conducive to healing.  Our goal is to preserve a holistic environment generating positive rejuvenating energy.  We will make every effort to communicate and educate in a clear manner, take the time to listen to questions and concerns, and thoroughly explain all aspects of our treatment to each and every patient.  We will make it our wholehearted duty to provide treatment  with respect, fulfill treatment expectations, and strive to improve the quality of life for every individual we have the honor of serving.

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Corporate Vision

Patty Johnson's Acupuncture and Herbs Corporate Vision

We will provide the following corporate services:

When we walk through your doors, we want to bring an array of wellness, including chair massage, far infrared sauna's, Qi check-diagnosis, pulse, and tongue diagnosis, orthopedic exams, TCM consultations, and a variety of health care pamphlets.

We are willing to contribute our services to any health and wellness fairs, as well as open enrollment that will be offered at your corporation.

Another option that we have for your facility is to do lunch n' learn.  This consists of our staff coming on-site to contribute all of our services listed above to your employees.  This will take place during the lunch hour, making the second half of their day productive and stress-free.

Our purpose is to educate your employees on how to achieve their ultimate health goals and, in turn, increase their work performance for the company.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.

An acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body's Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity, and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

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What is Herbal Medicine?

The vast amount of Chinese herbal knowledge that's available today has accumulated in writing for thousands of years. That means that today's herbalist draws on ancient formulas that have been getting sick people well for a long time. Knowledge of herbal medicine continues to accumulate. Modern herbal practitioners draw upon the wisdom of the ages and new knowledge as a base for healing.

The Main Objectives

  • Relieve pain
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Balance, harmonize and integrate functions of the organs

What is Qi, and how does it travel?

At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain, and disease. A person's health is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.

Qi circulates through specific pathways called meridians. There are 14 main meridian pathways throughout the body. Each is connected to specific organs and glands. Meridian pathways are like rivers. Where a river flows, it transports life-giving water that nourishes the land, plants, and people. In the same way, meridian pathways transport life-giving Qi to nourish and energize every cell, organ, gland, tissue, and muscle. When Qi flows freely throughout the body, one enjoys good physical, mental, and emotional well-being. An obstruction of Qi anywhere in the body is like a dam, backing up the flow in one area and restricting it in others. This blockage can hinder the distribution of the nourishment that the body requires to function optimally.

What can affect Qi?

Many things influence the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi. Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, diet, accidents, or excessive activity can lead to a blockage or imbalance of Qi. Normally, when this imbalance occurs, the body naturally bounces back, returning to a balanced state of health and well-being. When the disruption to Qi is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is in a weakened state, then illness, pain, or disease can set in.

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What will my acupuncturist do?

During the initial exam, a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health, and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check pulses on your tongue and may conduct a physical exam. This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate, and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. Visits with your acupuncturist may last from 30 to 90 minutes.

Why do they want to feel my pulses?

There are 12 pulse positions on each wrist that your acupuncturist will palpate. Each position corresponds to a specific meridian and organ. Your acupuncturist will be looking for 27 individual qualities that reflect overall health. If there are any problems, they may appear in the pulse.

Why do they want to look at my tongue?

The tongue is a map of the body. It reflects the general health of the organs and meridians. Your acupuncturist will look at the color, shape, cracks, and coating on your tongue.

How Many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes. Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem, and the quality and quantity of your Qi. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week, monthly visits for health maintenance, or seasonal "tune-ups".

What should I expect during treatment?

Where the acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling, or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. This is called the "Qi sensation." All these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working. After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

How should I prepare?

  • Come with any questions you have-we're here to help you.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Don't eat large meals just before or after your visit.
  • Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs, or alcohol for up to 6 hours after the visit.
  • Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Between visits, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems.

Do the needles hurt?

The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies. Some people feel a little pain as the needles are inserted, but most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a little larger than a cat's whisker or human hair.

How deep do they go?

The depth of the insertion varies. For example, your acupuncturist will use a needling technique that is different in fleshier areas, such as your buttocks. Typically needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8" to 1 1/2".

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects except feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.

Is acupuncture safe for children?

Yes! In some instances, children actually respond more quickly than adults. If your child has an aversion to needles, your acupuncturist may massage the acupuncture points. This is called acupressure or Tu Na.

What type of schooling do acupuncturists get?

Today, acupuncturists receive 3 to 4 years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must pass a national exam and meet strict guidelines to practice in every state.

What is Cupping?

Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain, and the common cold. In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place small glass or plastic "cups" over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. They may be moved over an affected area or left in place. You may leave the office looking as though a larger octopus gave you a big hug. There is no need for alarm. The slight redness will quickly dissipate.

What is Gwa Sha?

Gwa Sha is another technique used to release muscle tension, tightness, and constriction. A specialized tool is used to gently scrape or rub the skin over a problem area. ?Gwa Sha feels a bit like a deep massage. This too may leave some slight redness that will quickly dissipate.

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a treatment that uses an herb called mugwort. It may be burned on the handle of the needle, above the skin, on salt, or on a slice of ginger. This is used to "warm" acupuncture points or areas in order to quicken the healing process.


Why did my acupuncturist recommend herbs?

Herbs can be a powerful adjunct to acupuncture care. They are used to strengthen, build, and support the body or to clear it of excess problems like a cold, fever, or acute pain. Your practitioner may suggest starting with herbs and then adding acupuncture to your treatment in the future. This is suggested to build up your internal strength so you can receive the full benefits acupuncture has to offer.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Insurance coverage varies from state to state. Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered.

Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Will my plan cover acupuncture?
  • How many visits per calendar year?
  • Do I need a referral?
  • Do I have a co-pay?
  • Do I have a deductible? If yes, has it been met?

How much does it cost?

Rates vary and depend upon what procedures are performed.

It is best to consult with your acupuncturist about costs.

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What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Here is  a list of a few health concerns that acupuncture has been effective in treating:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Addiction- alcohol, drug, smoking
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial palsy/tics
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Wrist pain