Lei Shaw, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. Herbalist, can actually make acupuncture relaxing and interesting. I began treatment with Lei 5 years ago because I had acutely severe allergies that made me miserable. I was on 5 different medications in the fall, just to be able to hear and breathe. Today I am medication free, no more dietary restrictions, no more fluid in my ears, no symptoms at all. Lei is extremely kind and gentle with the procedure, removing the scariness of being poked with a bevy of needles. Acupuncture can effectively treat dozens of illnesses, such as irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and chronic back pain. If you are serious about getting healthier this year and actually healing your body, you really should meet Lei. Everyone I have referred to her just raves about her and the effectiveness of acupuncture. Her supply of Chinese herbals nicely complements the acupuncture. Happy poking to you at Essence of China!.