Pine Mountain Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Clinic
Ziyang Zhou, L.Ac.
Acupuncturist located in Austin, TX
Dr. Ziyang Zhou, acupuncturist and herbalist in Austin, Texas, comes from a family of eight generations of specialists and innovators in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He specializes in treating fatigue with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Scroll down to read more.
Why Use Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue?
Low energy or fatigue can be a result of many diseases and illnesses. It includes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Conventional treatments for that include pain medications, muscle relaxants, anti-anxiety medications, and antidepressants often have unwanted side effects and yield limited results. Because sufferers of CFS are often unable to find relief from traditional physicians, many have looked to alternative methods as a supplement or replacement for their current treatment. For many, acupuncture is effective in treating some of the hardest-to-treat CFS symptoms.
Why Does Acupuncture Help?
Correcting Yin & Yang Deficiencies
Individuals suffering from CFS often have deficiencies in their yin or yang or both. Though opposite types of energy, both yin and yang need to be in perfect balance to function in harmony with each other. When this imbalance is corrected, a patient’s immune systems is boosted. This correction releases endorphins that prompt the body to produce natural antibodies that improve cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, pain, and sleep dysfunction.
Balancing the Qi in Organs
Acupuncturists know that many people with CFS have either a deficiency or an over-abundance of qi in their kidneys, lungs, and liver. Qi is the vital energy that flows through your body and can be balanced through the proper application of acupuncture. By balancing the qi, acupuncturists can often provide fatigue sufferers a reduction in their overall symptoms.
Moxibustion employs the burning of the mugwort herb while stimulating various pressure points on the body. Moxibustion is effective in reducing the severity of the fatigue aspect of CFS. Many patients who undergo this therapy experience a marked increase in their energy levels, especially after the cumulative effects of several sessions.
Does Acupuncture Cure CFS?
Acupuncture is a not a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome. It does, however, offer the potential for encouraging natural healing which can improve a person’s quality of life dramatically.
Insurance & Pricing
Our clinic participates in most major insurance programs and networks. However, insurance plans vary in coverage so acupuncture is not a guaranteed benefit, even when Dr. Ziyang Zhou is an in-network provider. Please call your insurance company to verify or our office can verify it for you. We are proud to now be covered by Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3). See our "Before Your Visit" page in Patient Information for more information. Currently Medicare covers acupuncture for lower-back pain only when it is performed by medical doctors or in their offices. Licensed acupuncturists are not covered because we’re not in-network with Medicare. Without insurance coverage, we offer a discounted rate of $120 for the first treatment and $100 for each additional treatment. Or we offer a prepaid package of 5 treatments for $90 each for a total of $450 ($70 in savings).
Words from our patients
"Such a rare and qualified practitioner. Has helped both me and my children immeasurably with a number of health issues. Highly recommend."
"For five years the acupuncture, herbs and consultation that I have received from Dr. Zhou have created a sense of ease in my system and daily life."
"Dr. Zhou at Pine Mountain is incredible. I've had about 15 treatments so far, and my back and elbow injuries feel much better."
"I started going to Dr. Zhou three years ago. I now consider him my primary care doctor since he has helped me with IBS, allergies, menstrual period, and hypothyroidism."
"Best Acupuncturist in Austin! He initially treated me for female infertility issues. I conceived within 2 months. Currently treating me for pregnancy aches and pains."
"He is fabulous! He also understands medical terminology because he was a Medical Doctor in China, which helps the bridge over from Western medicine to Eastern medicine."
"Dr. Zhou is very professional and demonstrates a level of care and concern not often found in the medical industry today. I would highly recommend him."
"I am extremely nervous about needles but Dr. Zhou is extremely gentle and tailors his technique to the patient."