Agape Acupuncture

Over 45,000 Patients Treated

4th Generation in Natural Health

Treatment methods from the Emperor's Royal Physician of China's Qin Dynasty

Our family has been serving patients in the United States since 1980 and serving California for 30 years

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Diet and Nutrition

Treatment of Difficult Diseases and PAIN

Natural Healing, Medicine & Well-Being

Our Patients include Doctors, Physicians (MD & Ph.D.), Nurses (RN), Chiropractors, Licensed Acupuncturists, Pastors, Post Graduates, and other Healthcare Professionals

MD Recommended

Acupuncture is FDA Approved
Painless, Safe and Gentle

We use DISPOSABLE needles only, guaranteed

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Supplements are Made in the U.S.A.

Great Results with Natural Medicine
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AGAPE ACUPUNCTURE
ORANGE COUNTY So.Cal

acupuncture, acupuncturist, herbal medicine, nutrition, food, diet, supplements
Dr. Kevin Huang, JD, NHD
    L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H.
Dr. Janet Marie Yeh
    Ph.D., M.Sc., L.Ac.

Psalm 118:8, Matthew 6:33
Gentle Loving Care

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4TH GENERATION IN NATURAL MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE
714-979-9791
ACUPUNCTURE
HERBAL MEDICINE
NUTRITION & FOOD
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

We pledge to you our dedication to top quality medical excellence.
We are conveniently located off of the 405 freeway, by South Coast Plaza - in Orange County, California. We are at the corner of Fairview Road and MacArthur Blvd.

DISEASES TREATED

AUTO IMMUNE:
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriasis, Lupus SLE
Graves' Disease
Crohn's Disease
Raynaud's Phenomenon
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS:
GERD, IBS, Gastritis
Crohn's Disease
Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis
Chronic Diarrhea, Dysentery
Constipation,
Stomach & Abdominal Pain
Hemorrhoids, Bloody Stools

IMMUNE DISEASES:
Allergy, Sinusitis
Bronchitis, Asthma
Bladder & UTI Infections
Inflammation & Swelling
Viral Infections
Fungal Infections
Bacterial Infections

MOOD DISORDERS:
Panic Disorder, Panic Attack
Anxiety and Depression
Anger, Stress, Fear
Mood Swings, Moodiness

REPRODUCTIVE:
Infertility, Miscarriage
Natural Pregnancy
PMS, PCOS
Endometriosis
Hormonal Imbalance
Female System Care
Tumors & Cysts
Menopause, Hot Flashes
Sterility, ED
Male System Care

SKIN CONDITIONS:
Psoriasis, Eczema
Scaly, Itchy, Irritated Skin
Acne & Blemished Skin
Natural Face Lift
Sagging Skin, Wrinkles
Dermatitis, Inflammation
Hives (Urticaria)
Insect Bites

DIFFICULT DISEASES:
Hypertension (HBP)
High Cholesterol
Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
Phlebitis, Thrombosis
Thyroid Disorders
Hyper- or Hypothyroidism
Liver Diseases, Hepatitis
Liver Fibrosis & Cirrhosis
Neuralgia, Neuropathy
Chronic Severe Pain

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If you have a specific illness or if you have questions, schedule an appointment for an individualized consultation. Your treatment plan and progress are monitored by a qualified and experienced medical professional. Our natural medicine treatments are personalized and tailored for your body's needs. Call 714-979-9791 to schedule an appointment today.


NATURAL HEALTH ORANGE COUNTY
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ORANGE COUNTY
Agape Acupuncture, Inc.

2781 W. MacArthur Blvd
Suite G-3
Santa Ana, CA 92704
South Coast Market Place

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Over 45,000 patients treated and we are 4th generation in natural medicine using acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help patients.

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Nutrition - Vitamins

NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF THE BODY
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Each day, normal cell functioning must be maintained, damaged cells need to be repaired,
and new cells are generated. These things cannot occur without proper nutrients.
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THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION


VITAMINS, MINERALS, TRACE ELEMENTS

            Vitamins, minerals and trace elements are essential in our daily diet. They are needed for normal functioning of our body and to achieve homeostasis. The best way to ensure intake of these substances is by eating a wide variety of foods in small amounts, or to supplement with a liquid multi-vitamin and mineral complex. The following section is a guideline for adequate intake of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

VITAMINS

Vitamins are substances, which in small amounts are necessary to sustain life. They must be obtained from food as they are either not made in the body at all, or are not made in sufficient quantities for growth, vitality and wellness. A deficiency of a particular vitamin causes disease symptoms that can only be treated by that particular vitamin. It is impossible to sustain life without all the essential vitamins. Vitamins have many functions and influence the health of nearly every organ in the body. Their combination with other substances such as minerals, proteins and enzymes brings about certain chemical reactions.

Individual vitamins have specific functions, which vary widely and can overlap. They are involved in growth, the ability to produce healthy offspring and the maintenance of health. They play a role in metabolism, enabling the body to use other essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins and minerals. Vitamins are important for a normal appetite, in digestion, mental alertness and resistance to bacterial infections. In addition to satisfying the body’s daily needs and preventing deficiency diseases, vitamins have several therapeutic effects. For example, niacin can be used to lower cholesterol and vitamin A derivatives can be used to treat acne. Large doses of vitamins may slow, or even reverse many diseases previously thought an inevitable part of aging, such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, impaired immunity, nerve degeneration and other chronic health problems.

Vitamins are chemically unrelated substances and are organic. Organic substances are those that contain carbon and come from materials that are living, such as plants and animals, or substances that were once living, for example petroleum or coal. Vitamins consists of 13 organic compounds (natural and contain carbon) and are required in very small amounts (micro to milligram). Vitamins provide energy to the body, are required for growth and development, and are needed to assist with chemical reaction within the cells. They are not used as a major source of fuel, but are required for metabolism.

Vitamins cannot, with few exceptions, be synthesized by the body, and must be provided either through the diet or nutritional supplements. The exceptions are the conversion of tryptophan (an essential amino acid) to niacin (Vitamin B3) and the conversion of a cholesterol derivative in the skin to Vitamin D by sunlight or ultra-violet radiation.

There are two major groups of vitamins, which are distinguished on the basis of solubility in water or organic solvents; fat-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are stored in the adipose tissue (fat tissue) and can build up high levels of toxins in the body if they are not utilized. Water-soluble vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, biotin, folic acid, and pantothenic acid) are excreted if the daily amount of intake is too great and can be toxic in the body if not utilized. With the single exception of Vitamin C, all water soluble vitamins are biochemically transformed to become dissociable coenzymes or chemically bounded prosthetic groups and function in coordination with specific proteins (apoenzyme) to catalyze important metabolic enzyme reactions. There are other substances whose vitamin status has not been established. Some researchers consider these to be vitamins but this is not generally accepted. Such substances include choline, inositol, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and coenzyme Q10.

1)  Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) - When foods containing beta-carotene are consumed, it is converted to vitamin A by the liver. Vitamin A promotes health of the eyes, prevents night blindness and other eye problems. It is needed for healthy skin and inner linings and helps prevent skin disorders such as acne. It is needed for epithelial tissue maintenance and repair and aids in fat storage. It enhances immunity and protects against pollution. Vitamin A helps heal gastrointestinal ulcers and protects against cancer formation, especially lung cancer. It helps reduce the risks of tumor formation and acts as an antioxidant. It is important in the formation of bones and teeth and helps protect against colds, influenza and infection. Vitamin A can be found in alfalfa, animal liver, apricots, asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cantaloupes, carrots, celery, chive, yellow corn, dandelion green, dark green leafy vegetables, fish liver oil, garlic, kale, liver, mung beans, mustard, mori seed vegetables, papaya, parsley, peaches, red pepper, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, spinach, spirulina, pumpkins, yellow squash, turnip greens, watercress, winter squash, and yellow or orange vegetables.

2)  Vitamin B Complex  - The vitamin B complex promote healthy eyes, hair, liver, nervous system, skin and muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and aids in the production of energy. 

a)  Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - It promotes circulation and is essential in nervous system function. It assists in the production of hydrochloric acid and is essential in carbohydrate metabolism and blood formation. It protects against beriberi. Vitamin B1 can be found in asparagus, beans, brown rice, Brussel sprouts, dried bean/prune, egg yolk, fish, leafy green vegetables, nori seed vegetables, nuts, oatmeal, peanuts, pea, persimmons, plums, pork, poultry, raisins, rice bran, soybeans, vegetables, wheat germ, and whole grains.

b)  Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - It protects the skin, eyes and mucous membrane. It is needed for red blood cell formation and the productions of antibodies. It is essential to carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and also facilitates oxygen use by body tissue, such as skin, nail and hair. It is important during pregnancy because a lack of this vitamin can cause damage to the fetus. Vitamin B2 can be found in almonds, asparagus, avocado, bean broccoli, brown rice, Brussels sprouts, cheese, eggs, currant, fish, leafy green vegetables, meat, milk, nori, peanuts, poultry, soybeans, spinach, wakame, walnuts, whole grains, and yogurt.

c)  Vitamin B3 (niacin, niacinamide, nicotinic acid) - It contributes to the health of the tongue, skin, and other organ tissues. It is needed for proper circulation and aids in proper functioning of the nervous system. It aids in metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and the production of hydrochloric acid for digestion. Niacin helps lower cholesterol and protects against pellagra, a condition characterized by marked skin lesions, gastrointestinal disturbances and nervous disorders. Vitamin B3 can be found in beans, beef, broccoli, brown rice, carrots, cheese, corn, duck, eggs, fish, green peas, milk, nori, peanut, pork, potato, sea vegetable, shiitake mushrooms, tomato, wakame, walnut, whole grains, whole wheat.

d)  Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) - It is known as the anti-stress vitamin. It aids in adrenal hormone production and vitamin usage. It is needed to product vital steroids and cortisone in the adrenal gland and for normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. It is an essential element of coenzyme A and is required by all cells in the body.  Vitamin B5 is found in beans, beef, egg, salt-water fish, mother’s milk, pork, fresh vegetables, and whole wheat.

e)  Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - It affects physical and mental health. It is helpful for those suffering from water retention or edema by acting as a mild diuretic. It aids in the production of hydrochloric acid for digestion. It is helpful in the absorption of B12, fats and proteins and helps carbohydrate and protein metabolism. It promotes red cell formation and antibody production and aids in maintaining sodium and potassium balance. It is needed for normal brain function, for the synthesis of RNA and DNA, and by the nervous system. Pyridoxine activates many enzymes and inhibits homocysteine formation (a toxic chemical that attacks heart muscle and allows the deposit of cholesterol around the heart muscle). It helps prevent cancer, kidney stones and arteriosclerosis. It reduces the symptoms of premenstrual tension and helps treat allergies, arthritis and asthma. Vitamin B6 is found in avocados, bananas, beans, blackstrap molasses, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, nuts, peas, spinach, sunflower seeds, walnuts, wheat germ, and whole grains.

f)   Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) - It assists in red blood cell formation and maintenance of nerve tissue. It is used to prevent and treat pernicious (normochromic, macrocytic) anemia. It aids in cell formation, cell longevity, protein synthesis and carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It is needed for proper digestion and food absorption. It helps maintain fertility and promotes normal growth and development. Vitamin B12 can be found in blue cheese, cheese, clams, eggs, fermented soy products (miso, tamari, soy sauce, natto and tempeh), fish, herring, hijiki, kidney, sea kelp, liver, mackerel, milk, nori, seafood and tofu.

3)  Biotin - It aids in cell growth, utilization of B-complex vitamins, fatty acid production and in metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Sufficient quantities are needed for healthy hair and skin. It promotes healthy sweat glands, nerve tissue and bone marrow. Biotin is found in cooked egg yolk, salt-water fish, meat, milk, poultry, soybeans, whole grains, and yeast.

4)  Choline - It is needed for nerve transmission, gallbladder regulation, liver function and lecithin formation. It minimizes excess fat in liver and aids in hormone production. It is necessary in fat and cholesterol metabolism and benefits disorders of the nervous system. Choline is found in egg yolk, legumes, meat, milk and whole grains.

5)  Folic Acid - It is needed for energy production and aids in formation of red blood cells. It functions as coenzyme in DNA synthesis and assists in protein metabolism. It is used to prevent and treat folic acid (normochromic, macrocytic) anemia. It helps regulate embryonic and fetal nerve cell development, necessary for normal growth and development. Folic acid is found in barley, beans, beef, bran, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, cheese, chicken, dates, hijiki, lamb, green leafy vegetables, lentils, liver, milk, nori, oranges, organ meat, split peas, pork, root vegetables, salmon, sea vegetables, tuna, wheat germ, whole grains, whole wheat, and yeast.

6)  Inositol - It helps in hair growth and lecithin formation. It helps remove fats from the liver and prevents against arteriosclerosis. Inositol can be found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat and milk.

7)  PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) - It is an antioxidant that prevents against sunburn and skin cancer. It acts as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of protein. It aids in the formation of red blood cells. PABA is found in molasses, organ meats (liver and kidney) and whole grains.

8)  Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) - It assists in connective tissue formation. It helps heal wounds and broken bones and protects against bruising. It enhances immunity and prevents cancer. Vitamin C is needed for adrenal gland function and healthy gums. It protects against infection, pollution and scurvy. It prevents against cholesterol, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. It is needed in collagen formation and helps anti-coagulate blood. Vitamin C is found in apricots, asparagus, avocados, beet greens, berries, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, chive, citrus fruits, collard greens, currants, daikon greens, fresh seasonal temperate climate fruit, grapefruit, green leafy vegetables, kale, sea kelp, laver, lemons, mangos, mustard greens, nectarine, onions, oranges, papayas, parsley, green peas, spinach, strawberries, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, persimmons, pineapple, radish, rose hip, tangerines, tomatoes, turnip greens and watercress.

9)  Vitamin D - It is required for calcium and phosphorus absorption and is necessary for growth, especially normal growth of bones and teeth in children. It helps protect against osteoporosis, rickets and hypocalcemia and enhances immunity. It is found in fish liver oil, fatty salt water fish, dairy products fortified with Vitamin D, eggs, alfalfa, butter, cod liver oil, fruit, halibut, liver, milk, most nuts, oatmeal, salmon, sardines, sweet potatoes, tuna, vegetables, and vegetable oil. Also, Vitamin D can be converted and acquired from the action of the sunlight on the skin.

10) Vitamin E - It helps prevent against cancer, tumor formation, cardiovascular disease and cell damage. It is an antioxidant that prevents against oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A and C, and other substances in the body.  It enhances circulation, aids in tissue repair and in normal clotting and healing. It helps reduce high blood pressure. Vitamin E is found in beans, cold-pressed vegetable oil, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, dry beans, brown rice, cornmeal, eggs, milk, oatmeal, organ meat, sweet potatoes, unrefined vegetable quality oil, wheat germ and whole grains.

11) Vitamin K - It helps normal blood clotting and prevents bone loss and osteoporosis. It converts glucose into glycogen for storage in the liver. It is found in alfalfa, broccoli, dark green leafy vegetables, soybean, blackstrap molasses, Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, egg yolk, liver, oat, rye, safflower oil and wheat.

12) Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids) – Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins, but they facilitate the absorption of vitamin C and should be taken together. Due to the fact that the human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, they must be consumed through the diet. Vitamin P helps alleviate pain, facilitate healing of bruises, lower cholesterol levels, stimulate bile production, improve circulation, and treat and prevent cataracts. There are many different bioflavonoids including hesperetin, hesperidin, eriodictyol, quercetin (found in blue-green algae), quercetrin and rutin. It is found in the white peel beneath the peel of citrus fruits, peppers, buckwheat, black currants, apricots, cherries, grapefruit, grapes, prunes, rose hips, elderberries, hawthorn berry and horsetail.

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