Acupuncture Specialist

Zak Ahmad, MD -  - Family Medicine

The Medical Dock

Zak Ahmad, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA

The best medical practice is one that combines traditional western medicine with alternative therapies. At The Medical Dock, with locations in Huntington Beach, California, Ali Ahmad, MD, and the expert team want to ensure you get the most well-rounded treatment possible and offers acupuncture to treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, depression, and digestive issues. To schedule a consultation, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practiced for thousands of years. The alternative therapy believes that the body is a concourse full of energy, referred to as chi, that flows throughout in all directions. If your chi becomes sluggish or blocked, it may lead to various health issues, such as pain, indigestion, or disease.

Acupuncture helps restore the flow of chi, or energy, with the use of tiny needles that stimulate or unblock the flow of energy. Western medicine has found that acupuncture improves the movements of your lymphatic system, which is the system that helps remove toxins from your body.


The team at The Medical Dock believes that health is about balance and that when your body is internally balanced and working at optimal levels, it’s better at healing and maintaining itself.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is used to treat a number of conditions. Your specialist at The Medical Dock may recommend acupuncture for:

  • Muscle spasms and pain
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression or mood changes

The Medical Dock is a full-service family medicine and anti-aging practice and utilizes many techniques to help you meet your health and wellness goals.

What can I expect during my acupuncture?

Your initial acupuncture visit at The Medical Dock may take up to an hour, with all subsequent visits about 30 minutes. You may have concerns about pain with acupuncture, but most people don’t even feel the insertion of the needle, but you may feel a dull ache when the needle hits the right spot.

Your specialist may place anywhere from five to 20 needles in various acupuncture points throughout your body, depending on your specific need. The needles remain in place while you relax for 10 to 20 minutes and then they’re removed. You shouldn’t feel any discomfort during the removal of your acupuncture needles.

Acupuncture isn’t a quick-fix, and you may need a series of treatments to get the most benefits. Your acupuncturist at The Medical Dock provides you with a treatment plan at your initial visit so you know what to expect.

To learn more about how acupuncture can help you, call The Medical Dock today, or book an appointment online.