Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St

Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St

Rehabilitation Hospital
1495 Mill St

South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd

Skilled Nursing
1835 Oddie Blvd

Carson Valley Medical Center
1107 HWY 395
Center for Advanced Medicine B
1500 E 2nd St

Center for Advanced Medicine C
75 Pringle Way

Institute for Heart & Vascular Health
1155 Mill St

Institute for Cancer
1155 Mill St
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St

Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St

Rehabilitation Hospital
1495 Mill St

South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd

Skilled Nursing
1835 Oddie Blvd

Carson Valley Medical Center
1107 HWY 395
Center for Advanced Medicine B
1500 E 2nd St

Center for Advanced Medicine C
75 Pringle Way

Institute for Heart & Vascular Health
1155 Mill St

Institute for Cancer
1155 Mill St
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Regional Medical Center

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Renown Health serves a 17-county region with a total population in excess of 750,000. Our facilities include two medical centers, a rehabilitation hospital, a skilled nursing facility, numerous medical group and urgent care facilities, and the region's most trusted health insurance provider, Hometown Health. 775-982-5000

Renown Children's Hospital

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-KIDS (5437)

Renown Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

1495 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-3500


Renown Rebabilitation Hospital - 1495 Mill St
1495 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown South Meadows
Medical Center

10101 Double R Blvd Reno, NV 89521
775-982-7000


Renown South Meadows - 10101 Double R Blvd
10101 Double R Blvd, Reno, NV 89521
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Carson Valley Medical Center

1107 Hwy 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-782-1550


Carson Valley Medical Center - 1107 Highway 395
1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Skilled Nursing

1835 Oddie Blvd Sparks, NV 89431
775-982-3232


Renown Skilled Nursing - 1835 Oddie Blvd
1835 Oddie Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89431
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Health Urgent Care

775-982-5000

Renown Health Urgent Care
9 convenient locations
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Renown Lab Services offers convenient access to complete your lab work with 10 locations close to your home or work. For your convenience, many of the locations are located inside or next to Renown hospitals and medical groups. Extended and Saturday hours are available at some locations.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Center for Advanced Medicine B at Renown Regional

1500 E 2nd St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Center for Advanced Medicine B - 1500 E. 2nd St
1500 E. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Center for Advanced Medicine C at Renown Regional

75 Pringle Way Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Center for Advanced Medicine C - 75 Pringle Way
75 Pringle Way, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Institute Heart & Vascular Health

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-7888


Institute for Heart & Vascular Health - 1155 Mill St
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Institute for Cancer

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-5638


Renown Institute for Cancer - 1155 Mill St
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
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Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture is performed by a physician who is trained and licensed in conventional Western medicine and has extensive training in acupuncture and Eastern medicine philosophies.  This approach allows the doctor to use a combination of both approaches to treat and illness, injury or chronic condition.

Acupuncture involves positioning very thin needles on various points on the body depending on the symptoms or pain of the patient.  Accurate placement of the needles draws energy to the desired areas and allows for positive energy flow.  Acupuncture can be effective for treating both injuries and chronic conditions.

Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world.  Acupuncture can be given at the same time as other treatments, such as conventional Western medicine, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments, and homeopathic or herbal prescriptions.  It is important that your physician-acupuncturist knows everything that you are doing, so he can help you get the most benefits from your treatments. 

What Conditions can Acupuncture treat?

  • Digestive conditions, including gastritis, hiccups, diarrhea, constipation and gastric hyperacidity
  • Respiratory ailments, including sinusitis, common cold, seasonal allergies, asthma and bronchitis
  • Neurological and muscular conditions, including headaches, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, acute sprains, tennis elbow and neck/back pain
  • Eye conditions such as myopia, cataracts (without complications) and conjunctivitis
  • Toothaches, gingivitis, etc.
  • Post-Chemotherapy conditions, including fatigue, pain, dry mouth and dry eyes

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed varies from person to person.  For complex or chronic conditions, one or two treatments per week for several months may be recommended.  For acute problems, fewer visits may be required.  For health maintenance, four sessions a year may be all that is necessary.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

As energy is redirected in the body, internal chemicals and hormones are stimulated and healing begins to take place.  Occasionally, the original symptoms worsen for a few days, or other general changes in appetite, sleep, bowel or urination patterns, or emotional state may be triggered.  These should not cause concern as they are simply indications that the acupuncture is starting to work.

It is quite common with the first one or two treatments to have a sensation of deep relaxation or even mild disorientation immediately following the treatment.  These pass within a short time and do no require anything more than a bit of rest to overcome.

What are the needles like?  Do they hurt?

People experience acupuncture needling differently.  Most patients feel only minimal pain or discomfort as the needles are inserted; some feel no pain at all.  Once the needles are in place, there is no pain.

Acupuncture needles are very thin and are made from stainless steel.  Insertion through the skin is not as painful as injections or blood sampling.  The risk of bruising and skin irritation is less than when using a hollow needle, such as those for drawing blood.

Is Acupuncture Covered by Insurance?

Some insurance companies currently cover acupuncture costs, but others do not yet recognize the value of acupuncture. Ask your health insurance company if they currently cover acupuncture. 

What is Group Acupuncture?

If you do not have acupuncture benefits through your insurance carrier, we offer group treatments at $40 per session.  Performed in chairs with several people in the same room, group treatments are a great way to maintain health while keeping the costs down.  They are best for those with musculoskeletal pain and injuries, as the acupuncture points are limited.  Only acupuncture points along the lower arms and legs, head, ears, feet and shoulders are used.  Patients can expect to sit for 30-45 minutes during the treatment and are welcome to bring headphones to listen to music.  Wearing loose fitting clothing so the doctor can easily access acupuncture points is recommended.

Private treatments are recommended for those with complex problems, conditions with emotional aspects or conditions of a private nature.

Sign up for a group acupuncture treatment here, or call us at 775-982-8255 for more information.

Qi Gong with Dr. Chen

What is Qi Gong?

Qi Gong (pronounced "chee gong") is an ancient Chinese movement art somewhat similar to Tai Chi. It is meant to promote health and improve the practitioner's own circulation of Qi (vital) energy within his or her body. The slow and rhythmic movements of Qi Gong are both easily learned and gentle on the body.  Qi Gong is comprised of visualizations and external movements that improve health and longevity, as well as energy, balance, circulation, calmness, and focus. No experience necessary to participate. Classes are appropriate for any body type or athletic level. Please wear comfortable shoes and unrestrictive clothing. Please call 775-982-8255 to find out more information and the class schedule for registration. 

 

About Dr. Chen

Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA, is board certified by the America Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.  He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed his residency at the University of Washington.  He believes that the patient-provider relationship is that of a partnership, with both sides playing an equal part in health and well-being.  In addition, he believes that optimal health care involves the use of all available treatments with have been shown to benefit a particular condition, including both Western and Eastern medical philosophies.

 

 

About Dr. Maul

Mary Maul, MD, FAAFP, FAAMA, is a fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Medical Acupuncture. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah in Ogden, Utah.  Acupuncture for Dr. Maul is a way to connect to the patient healing process. She believes that all beings are meant to live their lives to their fullest potential. Disease and pain are a reflection of imbalance. Acupuncture assists in the healing process, connecting the spirit, mind and body. Dr. Maul has a passion for acupuncture. It is not only for pain but for well being.

 

 

In The News

Dr. Howard Chen discusses what a patient can expect with medical acupuncture treatment here.

Dr. Howard Chen talks with KTVN Channel 2 about the benefits of acupuncture, including benefits for people living with cancer here.