Acupuncture and Oriental medicine seeks to control and alter the flow of life energy called Qi (pronounced “chi,”) as it travels the body in twelve distinct path way called meridian. Stress, trauma, injury, toxins and unhealthy habits disrupt the flow and balance of this this essential life energy, causing illness and pain. Acupuncture normalize the dysfunction cause by imbalance of qi and blood flow, bringing balance to our body, greatly facilitating healing and wellness, while eliminating pain. Modern Acupuncture research shows that Acupuncture stimulates the release of adenosine (the body’s natural painkiller), reduces inflammation, and improves oxygen flow and tissue function at the needle site. Neuroimaging studies have also shown that acupuncture can increase the number of receptors for pain-reducing neurotransmitters.

Acupuncture has no side effects. The World of Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledge the benefits of acupuncture in treating and eliminating wide range of problems in our body.


This modality of acupuncture uses suction cups to promote Qi and blood circulation.  Cupping is very effective in healing musculoskeletal problems. This treatment can be combined with any acupuncture session.

Comprehensive diagnosis:

By using Sasang Traditional technique.

Far infrared:

Heat penetrates deeply (1.5 to 3 inches) into joints, muscles and tissues, increasing oxygen and blood flow.

Herbal Medicine:

Herbal medicine is one of the oldest and safest way to treat illness or to strength our bodies.


  • Wellness/Healing/Prevention
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Auto/Work/Sport injury
  • Addiction treatment
Sung Hong
Sung HongAcupuncturist
Sung is a third-generation acupuncturist with over 10 years’ experience. He obtained his Master of Science degree at the University of Samra Oriental Medicine. He achieved the highest level of training and passed national standards. He is also certified by the National Board of Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As a newer generation acupuncturist, he has learned to appreciate both traditional Eastern and Western medicine which can enhance the treatment of patients. He specializes in sports injuries, spinal rehabilitation, pain control and balancing treatments.


Our Clinic offers pain free acupuncture for people who are afraid of needles, especially children. Many of our patient report that our Acupuncture treatment is painless and even relaxing. We only use sterile, single use ultra-fine gauge instruments made for the ultimate in patient comfort. Frequently you don’t feel the sensation of the of the needle, but rather pleasant warming sensation. Ultimately, any small discomfort you may feel will be completely overshadowed by the relief you feel from the treatment

Yes. Acupuncture is safe to all ages, man and woman. The risk of side effect is very low and the potential benefits very high. Always inform your practitioner about all pre-existing conditions and the name of your medication you are taking.

We will be able to evaluate your specific situation with this information to insure the best results.

We accept most of all major health insurance with acupuncture coverage in their plan. Benefits are different from plan to plan, but we will be happy to check your health benefit for you. There is no charge for your insurance verification.

  • Optimum Choice
  • Priority Partners
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Community Plan
  • United Healthcare

Some conditions are treated in a single visit as the common cold. Chronic conditions that have been around for years take a series of treatments. Generally, a course of many pain related problem is six weeks and you should have experience positive changes by the third week

Make An Appointment

Advanced Pain Medicine Institute is open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Our team will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you’d like to speak with one of our team members immediately please call our office at 301-220-1333.