Hemiparalysis, or hemiplegia, is a common condition of severe cerebrovascular incidents such as stroke. Traditional western medicine offers very little help in the recovery of hemiparalysis. Physical therapy is helpful, but acupuncture is by far the best choice in treating this very debilitating condition. Interested readers are encouraged to watch a very touching 2009 documentary movie called “9000 Needles”. It is a film about the story of a young husband and father and his family struggling to deal with the aftermath of a devastating stroke.
Complications of diabetes such as neuropathy & non-healing skin sores
Symptoms associated with cancer therapy. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are known to play a very useful role as complementary treatments of conditions related to cancer. Issues such as pain, weakness and other physical and mental complications can be dealt with in a very effective way. Such an integrated approach offers a tremendous advantage for improving quality of life of cancer patients.
We Routinely Treat
All kinds of pains including numbness and weakness. Acupuncture is best known for its ability of treating all kinds of pain in US society.
Emotional issues (anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, PTSD). Acupuncture is very effective in treating emotional conditions. One of the biggest advantages is that it is not addictive and has no side effect. In this regards, it is superior to the western medical treatment, which almost always leads to side effects.
Sleep disorder. Insomnia is a very common condition in our society due to stressful life. Acupuncture has been proven to be extremely effective in adjusting body’s inner working in both mental and physical levels so as to improve sleeping conditions. In particular, no side effects are involved in the process.
Smoke cessation. Acupuncture is amazingly effective in helping patients to quit smoking. For many patients, only one treatment is enough to stop for example a 20-year-long tobacco addiction.
Issues associated with cardiovascular diseases. Combined application of acupuncture and herbs can dramatically stabilize and improve conditions associated with, for example, coronary heart diseases. In this line, several patterned herbal formula are under Phase 3 clinic trial in FDA indicating the effectiveness of the approach.
Arthritis problems (gouts, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.). Arthritis, regardless its type, is a very debilitating disease. At late stages, patients suffer from deformation of joints, pain, and many other severe health issues. Acupuncture is very effective in easing the stiffness of joints, improving mobility of patients, and slowing down the progression of diseases.
Many many more…
Our Special Programs
Special weight loss program. Our special acupuncture technique, combined with herbal formula, can reduce one’s appetite and minimize craving for unhealthy foods such as greasy meats. We help our patients successfully shrinking their waist size maximally up to 0.5-1.5 inches in a week or two.
Sexual dysfunctions and infertility. Sexual dysfunctions of both male and female are in general within the scope of Chinese medicine. Issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED) are routinely dealt with in acupuncture clinics. Other conditions include low sperm count or low sperm mobility etc. In particular, IVF (in vitro fertilization), as a revolutionary medical technique that helps so many people to fulfill their dreams of having babies, benefits tremendously from Chinese medicine. Modern biology offers limited successful rate for the implantation in mother’s uterus making IVF procedure very costly and risky. Acupuncture can triple the successful rate of IVF, sometimes up to 70-80%%. This is a very exciting perspective in terms of the application of acupuncture.
Sylvia is amazing! She has helped me with many issues. If I feel that I’m getting an upper respiratory virus I go in and she is able to lesson my symptoms and shorten the length of the virus. I also had a very painful lower back spasm and she got the spasm so much better in a day...that truly impacted my quality of life. I highly recommend her.
- Amy Harper. 0/27/2020
I have been going to Sylvia for 2 years now. She really helped me with my Restless Legs Syndrome after having my baby. After 8 sessions, my legs are more calm and I have noticed an 80%% difference! Today, my visit was for a 3 day Migraine; which Sylvia took away in 1 day! I don't know what I would do without her...
- Blair . 0/16/2020
Our experience with Dr. Sylvia He at Top Acupuncture exceeded all previous expectations. My husband suffered a stroke and became semi-paralyzed. His right hand clenched into a fist due to tone, and we were told that repeated Botox injections may be his only option. Within one session, Dr. He’s acupunctural technique not only managed to loosen his hand so that it was much more relaxed than before, but she also significantly decreased the swollenness in both his hands and feet. It was truly amazing to witness Eastern medicine rival, and in this case surpass, the capabilities of Western medicine. Not only were Dr. He’s acupunctural practices immediate and effective, but her personal character is also very charming and magnanimous. She is a wonderful listener and has lifted many heavy burdens off my shoulders through conversation. I consider her an integral part of my husband’s rehabilitation and recovery process, and I highly recommend her services to anyone considering the benefits of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
- Jenny Yang. 11/21/2019
Dr. Sylvia He is knowledgeable and professional with her patients. She listens to their concerns and prioritizes the long-term health and their well-being. Her treatments had immediate results for my mother. Thank you Dr. He!
- Jessica Zhang. 6/15/2019
Sylvia helped to cure the fungus in my fingernail!
She is very knowledgeable and is dedicated. I trust her ability to help me and my family with maintaining our health and well being!
- Jane Leger. 6/10/2019
I started going to see Sylvia from top acupuncture about a month ago after months of suffering from headaches, anxiety, hearing issues and migraines. I was desperate for healing. I tried everything and nothing helped until I had Sylvia help me. She was so patient and eager to solve the problem. She explained everything and took the time to try and understand what was wrong with me. A month later and I’m feeling like a new woman. Got my energy back and I’m anxiety free. Sylvia is amazing. That was one of the best decisions I have made. She doesn’t accept insurance but I still chose her because I knew that she was the right choice for me. I highlyyyyyyyyy recommend her! Thank you Sylvia. I’m making acupuncture a lifestyle.
- Moran Yadan. 6/10/2019
I’ve been very pleased with the progress on my ongoing health issues since I started treatment at Top Acupuncture. Sylvia is very knowledgeable and professional. She helped me deal with sciatica pain when other health professionals were unable to make progress. I highly recommend her and Top Acupuncture.
- Lisa Long. 5/9/2019
I had been suffering from herniated disk and joint pain in a car accident for more than half a year. I tried everything, but none of the treatments was working, until I saw Dr. He. I can see difference after every visit. She is a life saver. Thank you so much.
- Howard X. 5/7/2019
Sylvia is the best Acupuncturist in Houston!! I am a busy trial attorney in Houston so I don't have time for anything that is not essential in my life. I went to Top Acupuncture about a year ago for stress and overall health. I currently get treatments once a week. If I miss even one week, I notice a difference. As a result of my treatments, I am happier and healthier than ever! Sylvia is compassionate, provides individualized treatments and gets results. I highly recommend Top Acupuncture!
- Carmen Roe. 5/5/2019
Sylvia is very professional and reliable, my husband's back pain has been totally recovered! Thanks so much!
- Mo Mo. 4/25/2019
Sylvia was able to relieve my stiff neck in one visit. Unlike massage therapy which doesn’t actually give me mobility when I get a stiff neck, this worked immediately. I walked into the clinic unable to turn my head, and walked out with full range of motion. She is committed to helping people (whenever possible) get finished in one visit, or in as few visits as possible. As opposed to someone offering a less expensive session but who needs 5-10 visits to fix a stiff neck, she gets you out in as few visits as possible, saving you time and money and getting you where you want to be faster. I will return the next time I’m in pain!
- Kendra Pecci. 2/23/2019
I had a really great first acupuncture experience at Top Acupuncture early last year. I highly recommend this clinic to all who want to give Traditional Chinese Medicine a try with professional doctors. Dr. Sylvia helped me understand the cause of my frequent migraines and that all my health issues were related, and I feel she is a very skilled acupuncturist. I'm certain that if I could have continued the acupuncture treatments, I would be healed up by now. Unfortunately, I live far away from the clinic and due to transportation issues I haven't been able to get back to clinic for subsequent treatments yet. I would go back in a heartbeat if transportation wasn't an issue, though. I tried a more local TCM doctor, but my experience at Top Acupuncture proved to be better by comparison, so I have chosen Top Acupuncture to be my TCM clinic of choice and I'm looking forward to my next visit.
- Anaya Shadeh. 0/5/2019
Top Acupuncture is great! It works fantastic for pain management, weight loss and anti-aging.
- Kim Hranicky. 9/5/2018
- Bintuan Zhu. 9/2/2018
I got an appointment with Sylvia and was not sure if she could help with my prolonged periods that have been bothering me for years. My gynecologist recommended a surgery and hormonal IUD for symptoms that were uncertain were they came from.
After the first visit to Top Acupuncture I was sceptic but sure enough I felt the difference in my cycle. I’m postponing the surgery and waiting to see if there is more positive changes happening after few more acupuncture sessions.
The therapy by Sylvia is wholesome and she doesn’t focuse just treating one symptom but the well being of the whole body.
- Marika Mohr. 8/25/2018
I had spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars in massages, chiropractic visits and medications prior to discovering TOP ACUPUNCTURE to treat my lower back pain issues. Dr. Sylvia has effectively treated my lower back pain reducing it from a 10 usually to essentially a 0. Furthermore I have done several treatments to cure the root cause of the problem, and I feel like the pain will never come back. Definitely would recommend TOP ACUPUNCTURE to anyone else out there looking for a permanent fix to any of the health issues that they can treat. Thanks!
- Ritchie Acosta. 8/4/2018
After a wreck I went to Top Acupuncture and they helped my pain immediately from the first session! They are thorough in muscle release and tension sometimes adding a recommended herb for treatment. If you have stomach issues they also correct that in one session. I will always go to Top Acupuncture! They are the BEST!
- Lauren Levi. 8/2/2018
I visited the clinic based on recommendations and had really enjoyed my experience. Dr. He and Dr. Ma are real professionals! I recommend the clinic to anyone who wants to explore Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Easy access and parking too.
- Hong Z. 8/1/2018
This doctors are very nice and knowledgeable on what they are doing. Wonderful place, strong recommend to anyone who need the treatment
- lickle lee. 7/31/2018
After Sylvia applied magic needles on my back, I felt very relaxed from my long term stress. On top of that, I sleep much better after several treatments. Thanks.
- Mao M. 7/27/2018
Dr. Sylvia He with Top Acupuncture is phenomenal and a blessing...
I came to Dr. He because my daughter has been having uncomfortable pains off and on for over 2 years. We search other remedies like modern medicine, herbal supplements, chiropractors, Home health remedies, diets, ect...
All had some benefits, but none cured her problem. So i researched acupuncture treatment and found Dr. He at Top Acupuncture on yelp. They had great reviews, so I decided to make the appointment.
After 4 sessions with Dr. He, my daughter was feeling much better. Dr. He was very confident that she could help my daughter as long as my daughter followed Dr. He protocol. Well she did, and Dr. He produced what she said she could accomplish. We are very thankful to Dr. He. She is definitely a master of her craft! Thank you Dr. He! You are an angle!
- Beede AC & Heating. 7/27/2018
In for fatigue, and out with energy! And comfy place too!
- Xinli Jia. 7/27/2018
From my own experience, top acupuncture is the best and the most effective Chinese medical center in Houston. I go there for treatments to help restore and enhance the internal balance of my health. After each treatment I feel comfortable and relaxed. Recently, they have been helping my Uncle with the nerve pain he suffered due to the sequela from mis-diagnosed Herpes Zoster (shingles) treatment he had four years ago. He had exhausted all the resources he could find in China to treat it. Now, after few treatments and Chinese medicine prescript by Dr. Ma, my uncle is free from the pain for the first time in four years. Both Dr. Ma and Dr. He (Sylvia) are both very kind and professional. They provide individualized treatment to each patient to achieve optimal results. Highly recommend!
- Wei Wu. 7/27/2018
It is a wonderful place here. Dr. Ma and Dr . He are helping my son on his allergy by acupunture plus some traditional medication. It is really difficult for most of doctors in town to cure my son. However, he found it better in Top Acupunture.
- coco wong. 7/27/2018
In the last few months, I experienced multiple health issues, anxiety and insomnia after taking a high blood pressure medication which was contaminated. I decided to see Dr. Sylvia He and Dr. Ma at the Top Acupuncture after the modern medicine had failed me. Just after a few treatments, the acupuncture already brought me tremendous reliefs. And after a few more wonderful treatments by Dr.Sylvia He, almost all my health issues, my anxiety and insomnia were taken care of. Dr.Sylvia is highly skillful and genuinely cares about helping her patients. She is nice, kind and very professional. I'd strongly recommend her to all my friends!
Due to my condition and health concern at that time, Dr.Sylvia He also recommended several herbal combinations that I bought at the front. I’ve also purchased herbals they recommended for treating my high blood pressure. The result is nothing short of miracle. With both Acupuncture and herbal treatments, I am able to wean myself off of most of the prescription drugs now and my blood pressure is within normal range. I highly recommend Top Acupuncture for all who are seeking natural relief and cure.
- Tina Yu. 7/26/2018
After just 1 acupuncture treatment, Dr He made my cold hand & cold feet warmed up, my whole body & legs feel much lighter, no more heavy dragging feeling, better mood, too! I am an uneasy & constantly worried person, sometimes little thing keeps me up at night. Through Dr He’s professional explanation, it’s because of my condition, my physical & emotions both can be improved. I am very happy that just one treatment can deliver instant good result. Looking forward to work with Dr He for my optimal health!
- Chi Wang. 7/26/2018
Wonderful place. Highly recommended! Sylvia was great in helping with my weight loss!
- Debbie Pulido. 7/25/2018
This acupuncture clinic helped me relieve some menopause symptoms. It also helped my colleague abstain from smoking though just one time treatment. The Chinese acupuncture is amazing! Highly recommended.
- E Z. 7/25/2018
(Translated by Google) Relaxed after acupuncture, and the spirit is good.
- Kiekie Li. 7/25/2018
Sylvia He is wonderful. She is knowledgeable, caring, and welcoming. My daughter and I have both used Sylvia for acupuncture - she helped my daughter with her sleep issues and me with pain in my back. I highly recommend her.
- Lynn Harper. 7/25/2018
First time to try Accupucture. They made me comfortable and at ease. Dr Ma put several long needles on my stomach, I then really lost my appetite afterwards and losing weight day and day. !!!
- Liyuxuan Su. 6/16/2018
I've had four total knee replacements on my right leg, three in the past 8 years. Struggled with severe pain over this period - saw 10 - 12 doctors with no relief...ONE visit with Sylvia and I am absolutely pain free! I know it is hard to believe, but I am enjoying a normal life again, thanks to Top Acupuncture...you don't need to understand it...but if you are struggling, you owe it to yourself to TRY it!
- Don Wilson. 1/19/2018
I’ve been getting acupuncture here by Sylvia, and it has been so helpful. Whether I come in for anxiety, pain, fatigue or any other issue, the acupuncture has brought tremendous relief, and I always leave feeling more balanced and positive. Sylvia is highly skilled and genuinely cares about helping her clients.
Depending on your condition or health concern, Sylvia may recommend a specific herbal combination that you can buy at the front. I’ve purchased a few herbal powders and they’ve definitely been worth it.
Love Top Acupuncture and recommend to all!
- Amy . 11/6/2017
Dr He is fantastic in treating depression and anxiety. The result is nothing short of miracle! When the side effects were too much to bear, her acupuncture skill enabled us forget all the psychiatric pills! Strongly recommend to anyone with this kind of problem, adult or youth!
- Shihong Chi. 10/11/2017
I feel relaxed after acupuncture and I'm having better sleep. Dr. He is kind and skillful. Highly recommend to everyone
- 浪味虾 . 10/7/2017
Dr Ma is harmonizing his scientific knowledge with traditional Chinese medicine. I am hesitated to choose an Acupuncturist who claims that he/she can cure you all around. With Dr Ma and Sylvia, I was treated based on my overall health situation not a pre-set standard procedure on particular symptoms . Highly recommend!
- Y. Cheng. 10/1/2017
I had chronic fatigue and stress for a few years and I tried to do more exercises to be energetic but I didn’t feel good after exercises. Dr. Ma and Sylvia saw me and differentiated my body constitution, then put some needles on my body. I was a little nervous about the needing at the beginning, but I I felt so relaxed after 5 minutes and dozed off for a few times in the 30 minutes course. After treatment, I felt very clear headed and felt like I was a man again. I can do 30 push-ups now!
- Jin Wang. 9/26/2017
From my own experience, Top acupuncture is the best and the most effective Chinese medical center in town. Before I was referred by a friend here I was very depressed cuz I have insomnia for 6 month and I don't see the hope to recover by myself. After being treated for 4 times I totally get the rid of the sleep aids and finally can sleep by myself. Now after being treated for a while my insomnia is almost gone, which I wouldn't be able to imagine 3 month ago. My anxiety is also greatly relieved by the good sleep I have every night.
Besides that, Dr. He is one of the kindest people I've ever met! She has great skills and genuinely cares the patients. During my treatment, she called me several times to check if I have better sleep. More than once, she drove to send me herbs when I used up mine. She sees us more than just a patient and is always ready to help us. She provides the best customer service and made my recovery process a very soothing experience. Words cannot express my gratitude to this clinic because it gave me a new life!
Thank you Top Acupuncture!!
- Qi Zhang. 9/25/2017
Nice and clean place.Great service.I had stomach issue for a long time.And i just been treated once already felt much better.Strong to recommend!
- Tina Chen. 9/25/2017
Dr. Ma and Sylvia are experts at acupuncture. Being new to acupuncture, I decided to go for a few sessions for diabetes control, weight loss, and stress relief. After 5 sessions, I lost inches around my waist, I was more relaxed under stressful situations at work, and now my blood sugar levels are normal and I no longer take prescription drugs. I highly recommend going to Top Acupuncture! The are very professional, caring, and knowledgeable when it comes to Eastern Medicine.
- Edward C. 9/23/2017
I have gout for 9 years and I took the colchicine when each sharp pain happened. The treatments here help me a lot on both pain relief and weight loss. Hope I can get rid of the gout and obesity as soon as possible.
- Texas Allen Voice. 8/15/2017
It was an excellent experience!! Dr. Ma and Dr. He are the best I 've ever seen. I have been receiving treatment weekly from TopAcupunture for about 2 weeks now. No cough anymore!! Thanks !!
- ni qin. 4/9/2017
Top acupuncture is a great new TCM (traditional chinese medicine) clinic located near the Galleria. They treat patients well and are were highly effective when it came to pain management and stress relief.