Cheng Acupuncture Center
“Health is the greatest of human blessings” – Hippocrates
Dr. Susan Cheng
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(DAOM)
Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine(MSTCM)
Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist (L.Ac.)
Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM)
Dr. Susan Cheng obtained her Bachelor's in Psychology, Master and Doctorate degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and the US. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in CA and is NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Dr. Cheng specializes in TCM Gynecological and Pediatric health care. She is renowned in the treatment of hormonal imbalance, immunity disorders, male diseases, and degenerative health conditions. She is skilled in pain management (including pre and post-surgical care), children's physical, and mental development as well as anti-aging therapies.
Cheng Acupuncture Center is located in Cupertino, CA and offers integrated healing art that includes modalities such as Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Acupressure, Therapeutic Massage, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, and other Comprehensive and Alternative Therapy.
Her mission is to provide the highest professional quality health care and service in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Cheng is currently accepting new patients. Please call to schedule your appointment at (408)910-6089
For New Patient
Dr. Cheng Acupuncture Center has a firm commitment to patient privacy. She takes your privacy seriously. Any non-public personal information that you may provide in our clinic is confidential and is used strictly for the purpose of diagnosis, doctor-patient contact and for submitting insurance claims. The clinic will not disclose any personal information without your advance permission unless mandated by Law.
Please understand that your time has been reserved specifically for you when you make an appointment. If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please give Dr. Cheng at least 24 hours in advance to enable other patients to be accommodated at that time.
Preparing for your treatment
Please don't eat or only eat a light meal within two hours of your appointment. Being overly hungry or having an overly full stomach can raise the risk of dizziness or nausea. Alcoholic drinks should be avoided prior to treatments.
Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. For patients who are undergoing facial acupuncture treatments please do not wear make-up.
No Intense exercise, steam room or sauna room two hours after treatment.
During your acupuncture treatment
Before each treatment, Dr. Cheng will evaluate your condition by asking you questions about how you feel and your health history. She will also check your pulse and examine your tongue to judge your health condition (therefore, please try to avoid eating or drinking anything that would color your tongue prior to your evaluation consultation).
When the pre-treatment examination is completed, you will then be directed to lay down on the treatment table. Only sterilized, disposable Japanese acupuncture needles are used in the clinic. Acupuncture needles may be inserted into various parts of the body and remain in place for 30 minutes( Each 15 minutes/1 unit) while you are laying down on the treatment table in a calming environment with soothing music in the background. Most patients feel very relaxed and some even fall asleep due to the endorphins that are released during the treatment. Herbal supplements may be recommended to support your treatment.
The feel of acupuncture needles
Acupuncture needles are ultra-thin (about as fine as a strand or two of hair) and, while reactions can vary, insertion can be painless though to a very light sensation. In many cases, patients express surprise at not knowing that the needles have been inserted. However, some acupuncture points can be more sensitive and the insertion of the needle and its positioning may more noticeable but which is an essential element in achieving the therapeutic goal.
Overall, most people find the procedure to be comfortable and most of my patients report feeling extremely relaxed and calm after their acupuncture treatment.
Course of Treatment
Each patient and their condition is unique. The number and frequency of treatments will vary from patient to patient.
For patients with recently occurring conditions who are being treated for pain management, positive results can be realized in just one or two treatments. For patients with long term, conditions will most probably take longer to respond to treatment. The recommended frequency for pain management treatment is once or twice per week.
For cosmetic and acupuncture treatment, a recommended course of treatment is 10 sessions. The optimum frequency is generally once or twice a week followed by every other week or once a month maintenance treatment.
Billing health insurance
Dr. Cheng is an out of network provider and she accepts health insurance plans that cover acupuncture for out of network providers.
Please call your insurance first and find out about the following:
1. If acupuncture is covered under your plan?
2. How many visits are covered per Calendar/Fiscal year?
3. How much are your deductibles and how much has been satisfied?
4. How much is your Co-Pay?
Note: Because Blue Cross and Blue Shield and some of the insurance plans do not pay doctors instead only send paychecks to the patients to pay for out of network providers, so the treatment fee is collected at the visit.
Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) is also good for paying acupuncture treatments.
By Appointment Only
(Scheduling appointment by email or text is recommended)
CAC: 21607 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino CA 95014