Tim Nguyen, LAc, Dipl. OM is a State Board & Nationally certified (NCCAOM) traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. He was trained both in China & United States. He graduated in 2006 from ACTCM with honors and got Harris Foundation Awards. Currently he is a clinical instructor at ICAOM, an acupuncture school, in Honolulu. Prior to moving to Honolulu, he had worked in major hospitals in HangZhou, China, and had been working with major fertility & pain clinics in California, including Nova IVF, Bay IVF, Stanford and Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

At Acupuncture & Wellness Center, his integrative & comprehensive approach is designed to treat the whole individual (body, mind, and spirit) according to each client’s health care needs. By customizing and combining of variety of therapies (acupuncture, cupping, non-needle technique, herbs, supplements, nutritional/diet counseling, and healthy lifestyle recommendations), Tim specializes in treating:

• Infertility (high FSH/Estradiol/TSH, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, low sperm count/motility)
• Women’s health (hormonal imbalance, menopausal syndrome, painful cramps, irregular periods)
• Men’s health (low libido, Premature Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction)
• Pain (Back/Neck/Shoulder/Arm/Leg/Foot, Carpal Tunnel, Pelvic, TMJ, Tension Headaches/Migraines)
• Pregnancy-related issues (morning sickness, back pain, baby breech, pre-eclampsia, labor induction support)
• Chronic conditions and difficult cases.

Tim aims to launch a comprehensive/integrative approach to healthcare for patients.  He loves working with people and helping one person at a time reach his/her optimal health.  In his spare time he enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, tennis, and being out in nature.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in healing, improving and maintaining health and the functions of the body.  It is practiced all over the world, and can be used in conjunction with conventional Western medicine, other forms of therapy and prescription medication and supplements.

Acupuncture is performed using very thin, single-use needles, much different from the hollow hypodermic needles doctors use.  They are gently and shallowly inserted and stimulated; the sensation experienced depends on the individual.  It may feel like a tap or a pinch, itch or tingle, or not at all.  Any discomfort, if any, quickly fades.  

The initial treatment takes approximately an hour and a half.  Follow up appointments last about an hour.  Most patients feel either energized or relaxed after treatment and should make sure to follow up by drinking plenty of water.

The number of treatments required for optimal health is determined on a case by case basis.  For complex or chronic conditions, two or three visits per week may be necessary.  Acute injuries and conditions may need just a few treatments, and health maintenance, once a month for tune-up.

While acupuncture can bring immediate relief to discomfort, it is not a “quick fix”.  Rather it should be considered part of a holistic approach to your physical and emotional well-being.  Your practitioner will work with you to identify the imbalances that are impacting you and make lifestyle recommendations to maximize your health.