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Acupuncture in Houston, TX - Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

2405 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019.     TEL: 713-529-8332.

2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.     TEL: 713-666-5667. 

We are one of the best, biggest, and oldest acupuncture clinics in Houston area.

                Acupuncture for arthritis, neck pain, joint pain, stiffness, leg pain, migraine, headache, fertility, migraine headache, menopause,  infertility,  male serm count, poor eggs quality, IVF/IUI, hormonal imbalance, age,  etc.

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The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.  TEL:     713-666-5667.
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Acupuncture Houston TX-South Shepherd Clinic
TEL: 713-529-8332.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help arthritis, arthritis knee/neck/arthritis joint pain/ stiffness/ leg pain/ foot pain/finger pain/ hand pain

         Acupuncture for Bi Syndrome- Arthritis, Osteoarthritis,

        Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune diseases






From S.G.   a swollen knee problem…
I started with a swollen knee problem back in 1992. A friend of mine told me about the clinic; ever since then I've gone to the clinic for all my aches and aliments.

Acupuncturist Wu is the best Chinese Medicine practitioner and cures everything I discuss with him. I have a cold and now he is treating me for that. I always carry around his cards with me and when people tell me about their aches and pains, I tell them about Mr. Wu and hand them his card. It is a blessing to have him, so I am just spreading the good fortune I've found.


In western medicine, sciatica, rheumatic arthritis, rheumatism, Rheumatoid arthritis, osteo-arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus all belong to something called the Bi syndrome in Chinese Medicine.

Bi Syndrome is mainly manifested by groups of symptoms: pain, soreness, numbness, swellings, heaviness, tenderness, inflammation, burning sensation and deformation of the muscle, joints and/or tendons, as well as restricted movements, such as in bending or extending. It is due to the blockage of Qi and blood in the channels and collaterals by invasion of pathogenic factors, such as wind, coldness, dampness, and heat.

Bi syndrome is due to deficiency of vital Qi, the defensive Qi fails to protect the body fighting diseases, therefore the pathogenic factors have a chance to attack the meridians and collaterals.

Once the pathogenic wind, cold damp and heat invade the limbs, it leads to blockage of Qi and blood, obstruction of channels and collaterals, stagnation of phlegm and blood stasis. All of these result in arthralgia -Bi syndrome.

Bi syndrome was first mentioned in the ancient Chinese medicine book, Huang Di Nei Jing. This book divided Bi syndrome into four major types:  

1.      Bi of five Zang

2.      Bi of Six Fu

3.      Bi of extraordinary organs

4.      Bi of the limb


Here we only discuss the Bi of the limbs. Because the symptoms of Bi of the limbs syndrome is related to some modern diseases such as osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatic fever, rheumatism, and spondylosis.

Etiology and pathogenesis:

1. Pathogenic wind, cold, heat and dampness invading the external extremities:
Due to living in a damp dwelling environment, wading in water or getting caught in a rain or extreme sudden weather change, the body becomes deficient in Qi. Therefore the wind, cold, dampness, and heat sneak into the meridians and collaterals and stay in the joints. Qi and blood flow are blocked. The Bi syndrome follows.

2.Transformation of deficient Heat:
Due to yin and essence being impaired by pathogenic factors for period of time, the pathogenic factors are transformed into deficient heat. The deficiency of heat impairs the production of Qi and blood. Therefore the joints of limbs lose their nourishment and circulation. Pain, swelling and inflammation follows.

3. Side effect of medicine intake
Due to long term consumption ofmedicine for expelling wind and dry dampness. Or a person takes too much medicine to disperse coldness or to clear heat. All of these factors can cause damage to Qi and blood, yin and yang.

a. Phlegm retention and blood stasis:
Due to the pathogenic factors prolonged and aggravated by heat , the Qi of channels and collaterals get blocked, thus the disorderly movement of circulation would show, such as blood stasis or stagnation of phlegm, obstruction of flows in channels and collaterals. The stubborn Bi syndrome will then occur.


b. Deficiency of Qi and blood
After pathogenic factors invade the body and stayed in it, then the blockage would become more persistent. The circulation of Qi and blood will be easy to get obstructed and damaged. When the muscles, bones or joints could not get enough nourishment from Qi and blood, then the pain of the joints show up.


c.Yang deficiency
Insufficient yang caused by prolonged Bi syndrome results in the vital Qi failing to protect the body and fight diseases. Pathogenic invasions becomes more severe and nourishment from Qi and blood gets less.


d.Yin deficiency
After prolonged condition of yang deficiency with subsequent Qi and blood deficiency, the deficiency of kidney and liver will follow suit. This is the worst condition, because after the damage causes subsequent yin deficiency, then the blood and Qi become even more deficient, and the body nourishment and circulation would be even less, leading to failure of the internal organs.

Diagnosis of Differentiation of syndrome

Clinically according to the characteristics of pain, Bi syndrome is classified into four categories: Wandering Bi, Painful Bi, Fixed Bi and Heat Bi.
1.Wandering Bi:
mainly caused by pathogenic wind.
The character of this pathogenic wind is nonstop flowing, therefore the main symptoms of wandering Bi are unfixed pain, wandering pain in joints and limbs.
unfixed aching or pain in joints and limbs for hours or days relieved during the daytime and worse at night. Acute attack, swollen joints with inflammation, redness on the inflamed area with heat sensation. One prefers warmth, has a pale complexion with reddish cheeks, red tongue with thin white coating, floating tight or deep tight pause.

2.Painful Bi:
Mainly caused by pathogenic cold. The characteristic of pathogenic cold is downwards movement, accumulation and contraction. Therefore the painful bi is deeper and stabbing.
Stabbing and extreme fixed pain in the joints and limbs. Aggravated by cold, relieved by warmth and pressure. Limited movements such as bending and extending. Coldness sensation associated with pain.White tongue coating. Taut and tense or deep, soft and taut pulse.

3.Fixed Bi:
Mainly cause by pathogenic dampness. The pain characteristic is heaviness and stagnation.
Fixed heavy and distending pain of the joints and limbs, swollen joints. No redness in the pain area. Difficult to bend or extend. Aggravated by high humidity climate. White greasy coating, with soft and slow pulse.

4. Heat Bi
Caused by pathogenic heat or internal deficiency heat.
The main characters of pain are hot and burning.
Severe burning, swelling and excruciating pain.Inflammation with redness in the affected area, accompanied with fever, thirst, fidgeting.
One favors cold, has aversion to heat, restlessness.Pain is relieved during daytime, worse at night.

5. Wang Bi
Chronic condition ofBi syndrome and causes Liver and Kidney deficiency. Phlegm blockage, blood stasis and joint deformation shows.
Swollen, stiff, and painful in the joints and limbs. Deformation of joints with limited motions. Muscle atrophy and cramping of the tendon.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Treatment for Bi syndrome- Arthritis

1.Wandering Bi

a.Treatment methods:
Expel the wind, remove the obstructions in the collaterals and warm blood.
b.Chinese herb formula:
Xuanbi Dajing Tang or Fangfeng Tang modification.

2.Painful Bi

a.Treatment methods:
Disperse cold, warm the channels and tonify yin.
b.Chinese herb formula:
Wutou Tang or Wenjing Tongbi Tang modification.

3. Fixed Bi:
a.Treatment methods:
Tonify Spleen and nourish Qi to remove obstructions in channels an collaterals.
b.Chinese Herb formula:
Yiyiren Tang modification.

4.Heat Bi
a.Treatment methods:
Clear the heat stagnation, tonify Qi, and blood circulation.
b.Chinese herb formula:
Bauhu Jia Guizhi Tang modification.

5.Wang Bi
a.Treatment methods:
Tonify kidney to expel cold, enhance blood circulation, and clear the obstruction in collaterals.
b.Chinese herb formula:


Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang modification or Bushen Quhan Zhiwang Tang


Acupuncture treatment for Bi Syndrome - Arthritis

1. Body acupuncture
The principle of body acupuncture is to promote circulation of Qi and blood, expel the pathogenic invasion. Mainly select the local or distal acupuncture points along the channels.Ashi points are supplementary.
According to the location of pain, the local points could be different:

Acupuncture for Shoulder pain:
Naoshu ( TE 13), Binao (LI14) Jianneling ( Extra), Jianzhen (SI 9), Zhongzhu (TE 3),
Jianyu ( LI 15).

Acupuncture for Elbow and Arm pain:
Quchi (LI 11 ), Hegu ( LI 4), JianJing ( SJ 10), Waiguan ( SJ 5), Chize ( LU 5).

Acupuncture for Wrist pain:
Yangchi ( SJ 4), Waiguan ( SJ 5), Yangxi ( LI 5), Wangu ( SJ 4).

Acupuncture for Back pain:
Shuigou ( DU 26), Shenzhu ( DU 12), yaoyangguan ( DU 3), Jia Ji ( EX – B 2).

Acupuncture for Hip pain:
huantiao ( GB 30), Juliao ( GB 29), xuanzhong ( GB 39).

Acupuncture for Thigh pain:
Ahibian ( BL 54), Chengfu ( BL 36), Yinlingquan ( SP 9).

Acupuncture for Knee pain:
Dubi ( ST 35), Liangqiu
( ST 34), yanglingquan ( GB 34)

Acupuncture for Ankle pain:
Shenmai ( BL 62), Zhaohai ( KI 6), Kunlun ( BL 60), Qiuxu ( BL 40).

Cupping for Bi syndrome - Arthritis
Select the pain points on both sides of spine. 1 or 2 times a week.
Do not apply cupping on diabetic patients or pregnant patients.

Moxibustion for Bi syndrome - arthritis
Apply moxibustion on the affect area with moxa . 2 times a week.


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
acupuncture houston tx - south shepherd clinic

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1. South Shepherd Clinic Location:
  2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX 77019.
  Tel: 713-529-8332    
Click here for the South Shepherd Clinic location map.

2. West Holcombe Clinic Location:
  2431 West Holcombe @Kirby (between Kirby and Fannin Street), Houston, TX77030.
The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.  
  Tel: 713-666-5667    
Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location map.
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