Sheng Wang, CMD, L.Ac
Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
Traditional Chinese Herbologist
Sheng Wang CMD L.AC is credentialed as a medical doctor in China, known as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine CMD and Master Chinese Herbalist here the United States. He is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Master Herbalist Board Certified to practice in the state Maryland and Washington DC with 29 years experience treating all types of diseases, chronic illnesses, infertility, imbalances and mental disorders. Sheng Wang CMD L.AC has two convenient locations, one in Rockville, Montgomery County and the other in Baltimore City, Maryland. His patients travel from all over the Greater Washington DC Area, Northern Virginia, Howard County, Baltimore County, and Montgomery County, including Bethesda MD and Silver Spring to experience a powerful Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medical treatment.
Sheng Wang CMD L.AC is certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by National Certification Commission
for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is awarded a certificate
of Doctor of Chinese Medicine by World Federation of Traditional Chinese
He had Traditional Chinese Medical training at the world renowned Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, in China (www.chinatefl.com/zhejiang/study/zjzy.htm
) and earned his medical degree from the University in 1982. After his two years residency in Kaihua General Hospital in Southeastern China, he was accepted as a graduate student through passing the national exam by the China Academy of
Chinese Medical Sciences
in Beijing (www.catcm.ac.cn/html/english%20news/index.html
He followed his professor, Dr. Tao Zhang, a world-recognized clinician in Traditional Chinese Medicine, throughout his three-year graduate program. After graduation in 1987, he was employed as an attending Physician by Guang An Men Hospital affiliated with the China’s Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is the world’s largest and most renowned hospital in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Later he went to Tokai University hospital in Japan as a visiting scholar and clinic fellow in 1991. He is trained in Tui Na an ancient form of Chinese Medical Acupressure / Massage. Sheng Wang has over 31 years experience in using acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat numerous different kinds of diseases.
Insurance and Payment
This office accepts all medical insurance and other insurance such as auto and work’s comp which covers acupuncture. Dr. Wang participates in major insurance networks of BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare, CIGNA, MAMSI, Optimum Choice, Johns Hopkins EHP. Many conditions are now covered for the use of Acupuncture please check with your insurance company.
If you don’t have health insurance, our rates are very reasonable and comparable. Major credit cards are accepted.
Sheng Wang, CMD, L.Ac has much success in assisting his patients in overcoming
both physical and mental disorders over his 28 year career.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine’s ability to treat over 43 common disorders including:
- Auto/Sports injuries, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, arthritis, hypertension, high cholesterol
- Headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, chronic fatigue, thyroid diseases, sequela of stroke, sciatica, tinnitus, chronic fatigue
- Stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory
- Irregular menstruation, infertility, PMS, menopause
- Diarrhea, colitis, constipation, abdominal pain, hiccup
- Herpes zoster, urticaria, glaucoma, tobacco cessation
- Side effect from chemo and radiation therapies
- Allergies, emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis
- Addictions alcohol, tobacco and drugs
- Eye, ear, nose, and throat disorders
- Food allergies, peptic ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion
- Stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction
History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a main component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has more than 3000 years old history. Acupuncture points, distribution of meridians have been documented throughout history.
In ancient time, there was "Huang Di Nei Jing"-the bible of Traditional Chinese Medicine (200BC), in which it documented the principles of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ming Tang Jing (publishing date unknown) was first known book systemically described meridians, acupuncture points. In 282AD, Dr. Haung Pu Mi wrote a book, Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing. He detailed 349 acupuncture points.
Later, Zhen Jiu Da Cheng (1601AD) became one of the best known textbook that described in detail the acupuncture theory, acupuncture points, meridians, and treatment of various diseases.
In modern time, acupuncture is widely practiced in China in almost every hospital. As monotherapy or complementary therapy, acupuncture has been used to treat many diseases including pain, associated diseases, neuromuscular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and inflammatory diseases. It also gained notable success acupuncture as anesthesia. Extensive
research on acupuncture has
been conducted for last thirty years in both basic and clinic areas. It has produced a large quantity of publications on mechanism and the clinic efficacy of acupuncture. Within China, there are more than 500 clinic studies published each year. For example, 350 clinic studies ranging from small trials to large scale controlled studied published in Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion in 2002. Similarly, many clinical trial results on acupuncture were published worldwide in last 5-10 years.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works through the meridians in the body. The meridians
and their collaterals are the passages through which Qi and
blood circulated to carry information between surface of body
and organs, and transport nutritious materials to viscera and
By needling the acupuncture points, the meridians can
be influenced, which unblocks the obstructions at the meridians,
and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture
treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs
to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption and energy
production activities, and in the circulation of their energy
through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture
points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in
the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either
change the experiences of pain, or they will trigger the release
of other chemicals which influence the body’s own internal
regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance
produced by acupuncture results in stimulation the body’s
natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional
Low Back Pain
Back pain in the lower back or is not a specific disease; it is a symptom that may occur from a variety of different processes. In up to 85% of people with low back pain, despite a thorough medical examination, no specific cause of the pain can be identified.
Back Pain and Acupuncture therapy
- Musculoskeletal pain syndromes that produce low back pain include myofascial pain syndromes and fibromyalgia.
- Injuries: Spine injuries such as sprains and fractures can cause either short-lived or chronic pain. Sprains are tears in the ligaments that support the spine, and they can occur from twisting or lifting improperly. Fractured vertebrae are often the result of osteoporosis, a condition that causes weak, porous bones. Less commonly, back pain may be caused by more severe injuries that result from accidents and falls.
- Nerve root syndromes are those that produce symptoms of nerve impingement (a nerve is touched), often due to a herniation (or bulging) of the disc between the lower back bones.
- Sciatica is an example of nerve root impingement, Spinal stenosis and Spinal degeneration.
- Other Acquired conditions and diseases: Many medical problems can cause or contribute to back pain. They include scoliosis, which causes curvature of the spine and does not usually cause pain until mid-life; spondylolisthesis; various forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis; and spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. While osteoporosis itself is not painful, it can lead to painful fractures of the vertebrae. Other causes of back pain include pregnancy; kidney stones or infections; endometriosis, which is the buildup of uterine tissue in places outside the uterus; and fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and widespread muscle pain.
- Infections and tumors: They are not common causes of back pain, infections can cause pain when they involve the vertebrae, a condition called osteomyelitis, or when they involve the discs that cushion the vertebrae, which is called discitis. Tumors, too, are relatively rare causes of back pain. Occasionally, tumors begin in the back, but more often they appear in the back as a result of cancer that has spread from elsewhere in the body.
- Although the causes of back pain are usually physical, it is important to know that emotional stress can play a role in how severe pain is and how long it lasts. Stress can affect the body in many ways, including causing back muscles to become tense and painful.
In the early stage of low back pain, acupuncture mostly have good result for relief the pain, many acute low back pains can be relieved after first treatment with one or few needles. The chronic back pain or stiffness may improve after few time of the treatment, some take more long time to get benefit. Acupuncture also can do pain management by couple times treatment between a year.
The None Primary low back pain, acupuncture therapy may relief the pain but need original cause treatment for like osteoporosis, arthritis or tumor.
- Qigong and mostly Chinese traditional exercises like Tai-ji. Xin-yi, all those can get huge benefits from back pain to whole body wellness, but often take long time training and exercise.
- Lumbar support belts: Workers who frequently perform heavy lifting are often required to wear these belts. There is no proof that these belts prevent back injury. One study even indicated that these belts increased the likelihood of injury.
- Standing: While standing, keep your head up and stomach pulled in. If you are required to stand for long periods of time, you should have a small stool on which to rest one foot at a time. Do not wear high heels.
- Sitting: Chairs of appropriate height for the task at hand with good lumbar support are preferable. To avoid putting stress on the back, chairs should swivel. Automobile seats should also have adequate low-back support. If not, a small pillow or rolled towel behind the lumbar area will provide adequate support.
- Sleeping: Individual tastes vary. If the mattress is too soft, many people will experience backaches. The same is true for sleeping on a hard mattress. Trial and error may be required. A piece of plywood between the box spring and mattress will stiffen a soft bed. A thick mattress pad will help soften a mattress that is too hard.
Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Lots of couples have infertility problems. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause is found.
Causes of female infertility
The most common causes of female infertility include fallopian tube damage or blockage, endometriosis, ovulation disorders, elevated prolactin, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), early menopause, benign uterine fibroids and pelvic adhesions.
Other health condition also causes or associated with female infertility: some medications, thyroid problems, radiation and chemotherapy.
Causes of male infertility
Impaired sperm count or mobility: like impaired shape and movement of sperm, low sperm concentration, varicocele, undescended testicle, testosterone deficiency (male hypogonadism), Genetic defects, Infections.
Impaired delivery of sperm: sexual issues, problem with sexual intercourse or technique may affect fertility, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), or psychological or relationship problems can contribute to infertility. Other like retrograde ejaculation, blockage of epididymis or ejaculatory ducts, no semen (ejaculate), misplaced urinary opening (hypospadias), anti-sperm antibodies.
General health and lifestyle issues: emotional stress, obesity, alcohol and drugs, and overexposure to certain environmental elements.
Acupuncture treatment for infertility
This is a natural therapy for infertility; in general, the principle idea is:
- Treatment reproductive system local problems, like female's menstrual circle problem, hormone balance, chronic infection etc; in men, for example, treatment with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and improve the sperm delivery, sperm count and quality.
- Treatment whole body's health condition and wellness in both male and female. Some may need treatment for both local reproductive system and whole body health condition in same time.
The treatment in my office usually uses both needle acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, success pregnant mostly after 6 months to one year.
Depending on science paper and news report, acupuncture therapy may help increase the success rate of IVF, so some day the Gynecology doctor and acupuncturist work together may be open new way for infertility treatment.
- Neurological Disorders:
Stroke recover, Bell's palsy (Facial palsy), Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders
- Men's Health Issues:
Erectile Dysfunction(ED), Premature Ejaculation, Impotence, Decreased Libido
Prostate Disorders: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostatitis
- Women's Health Issues:
Menstrual Disorder: Menstrual Cramps, heavy menstruation, irregular periods, breast tenderness, painful menstrual periods, prolonged menstruation, menstrual headaches, pms
Menopause and Hot flash: night sweats, pre menopause, post menopause, early menopause
Uterine prolapse,Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Addiction: stop smoking, alcohol abuse, Sugar Addiction, chocolate addiction
- Stress management: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Energy healing, Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia:
- Digestive Disorders:
Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia
Heartburn, acid reflux, stomach gas, esophagus hernia
Gastritis, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, stomach pain
Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, bowel gas, ulcerative colitis, chronic colitis, chronic diarrhea, colitis, colon irritable.
- Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders:
Frequent Urination, bladder control problem, bed wetting, enuresis, incontinence
- Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders:
Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, Rhinitis, allergy rhinitis, chronic rhinitis
Aging related Hearing Loss and Deafness
- Skin Disorders:
Eczemas, rashes, ashes, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, contact eczema, allergic eczema, eczema itch
- Lung and Airway Disorders:
Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Bronchitis, smoking bronchitis, chronic cough
- Autoimmune Disorders:
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Hypatitis B, C, Rheumatoid arthritis
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe, It is an all-natural, drug free therapy, yielding no side effects.
With Sheng Wang’s twenty seven years experience, your safety is assured. This office uses only sterile, disposable and high quality needles.
With two convenient locations in Montgomery County and Baltimore
County, do not hesitate to call the location nearest to you
and Dr. Wang will be happy to answer any questions you may have
about your health concerns.
Our Rockville Office Acupuncture Medicine Center is conveniently located 1 mile away from Shady Grove Hospital at the interception of Shady Grove Road and Molecular Drive in Rockville.
Acupuncture Medicine Center
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: (301) 838-0559
|711 West 40th
Rotunda Suite 202
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Phone: (410) 889-4597