I chose Dr. Wang specifically b/c of his background of studying in China and being an actual doctor of Chinese Medicine. Plus he had a lot of Western credentials (teaching at Columbia U etc.). I have a lot of weird random internal problems that are kind of complicated, so I wanted to make sure I got somebody who knew A LOT. Since none of my problems are remotely life threatening, this means that when I approach western MDs for help they look at me with a blank stare like “a) I know nothing about helping you with that” and b)you’re not gonna die so why do you even want to be treated for that?” Well I want to be treated for all these things because they make for a (much) less than ideal lifestyle. I know a decent amount about the theory of acupuncture and have always seen it as the answer to those non-life-threatening problems. Acupuncturists actually know how to balance those out of whack internal systems IMO (while western doctors don’t.) So anyway, I’ve been seeing Dr. Wang for a few months and he’s helped me A LOT. Some things you notice happening right while you’re lying on the table, other things have improved more gradually. He’s extremely effective but he doesn’t use a ton of needles – he says that real acupuncture is not a lot of needles everywhere but as few needles as possible. My friend who is going to acupuncture school told me that the sign of a true master is how few needles he uses – so I guess that’s a good sign that Dr. Wang is a true master. He gave me herbs as well a couple of times in the beginning, at extremely reasonable rates (his office rates are very reasonable as well, esp. for a NYC acupuncturist at his level) And occasionally if I’m complaining about something going on with me that day, he’ll recommend I take a few of something I have in my cabinet from before, or maybe occasionally give me something new. But he by no means is an “herb pusher” trying to sell lots of herbs to rake in more $, which I’m always wary of. And his herbs really work! I mean, their effects are practically instantaneous. Also, the building and office are beautiful and very clean.
His herbs really work!