Our key doctors all have Ph.D. degrees with 11- 13 years of medical education from China's best medical university, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, and have learned from the best Chinese medicine and acupuncture masters the world has to offer.

Acupuncturists with such long and high-leveled medical education are very rare in the United States; there are hardly many, even in China! Because of the specific complicity of human body, the broad spectrum of diseases and the rich medical knowledge, extensive medical education is essential to becoming an outstanding acupuncture doctor. As such, we spent two to three times as long as a regular medical professional to learn as much as possible about our profession, and in return can be confident in helping patients as much as possible.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Manual, Electro & Scalp acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Reflexology
  • Ear acupuncture with seeds
  • Trigger point, Cupping & Infrared (heat) therapy
  • Moxibustion
  • Chinese massage (Tui Na)
  • Magnet
  • Chinese herbal therapy & nutrition

Contact Details

  City Newport Beach, CA
  Zip Code 92663
  Address 320 Superior Ave., Ste 260
  Phone Number (949) 478-5507

Products & Services

Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is one of the most common problem in acupuncture clinic. Many people suffer from severe, constant shoulder pain. They usually seek such medical services as physical therapy, pain medication, nerve block or chiropractic adjustment, and they usually have temporary pain releaf. But these medical therapies usually do NOT cure the shoulder pain. Even though many reasons can cause shoulder pain. About 95% of neck pain are soft tissue injury/disorder related. These conventional medical intervertions do not address this and so they usually do not cure the shouldpian.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is one of the most common pain issues faced by students and office workers. Oftentimes, spending hours at a desk each day, combined with poor postural habits, is the root cause of the pain. However, for some, sports injuries, whiplash, and the wrong bed mattress or pillow can set off the pain. Regardless of what caused the neck pain to begin, many people find relief with acupuncture when seemingly nothing else helped.

Scientific researchers and clinicians have been conducting clinical trials on the use of acupuncture for neck pain since the 1980's, and most of these studies have confirmed that acupuncture is safe and effective.

Back Pain

Back pain is a very common problem; one that will strike four out of five Americans at some time in their lives. In fact, it's one of the top reasons people seeks medical care. Unfortunately, back pain isn't always easy to diagnose or relieve. Low back pain in particular can become chronic, or ongoing, problem. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are very effective in treating back pain, naturally.

Customer Testimonials

I developed a migraine headache that lasted for over 45 days, seeing every doctor I could, including a psychiatrist, neurologist, allergist and dentist with no relief. I finally found my way to Dragon Acupuncture Center. For the first time in 7 weeks I started to feel better and within 2 weeks of treatment I was back to my old self. I can't begin to recommend Prof Min Shi and Prof Huifang Zhao highly enough. For those who have had migraines can tell you there is nothing worse. If only I had not wasted precious time and money the quality of my life would have been returned far sooner. They truly are the best.

I have been in pain for over 2 years. I went to many doctors for my pain, everyone would say we can take care of it but, the pain never got better. Then one day I was talking to someone at the health food store and they told me about acupuncture. I came home and searched for a good doctor, and I came across Dr. Shi & Dr Zhao .I read their profile and I knew I wanted them to treat me. I made my appointment with Dr Shi, and that was the best thing that happened to me. I have been under his care for about 2 months, and I am happy to say I am feeling good now. Dr Shi, is very devoted to his patient. In the 2 months of treatment I had many other health problems, which he has helped me with. I thank you God for leading my to Dr Shi, because if it was not for him I would not be feeling good today. Anyone with any health problems I would highly recommend you see Dr Shi. Once again Thank you very much for all your help in getting me better. I really appreciate it.

Dr. Shi is great. He really knows his stuff. I’ve been going twice a week for about a month now and he has fixed so many things. I had a pain under my ribs, near my stomach that I was really scared would end up needing surgery or something crazy. Dr. Shi sent electrical impulses into my back muscles and made the pain go away. Amazing. I’ve been to other acupuncturists, and while I’ve never had a bad experience, Dr. Shi certainly seems to be the most knowledgeable. He readily answers all my questions and seems genuinely excited about what he does.

I would give Dr Minh Shi 10 stars if i could
I woke up one day with very severe back pains...my primary care physician prescribed muscle relaxant and pain killers... nothing worked.... referrals to specialist took forever with kaiser.... i optioned to try accupuncture....
dr Minh diangnosed a pinched nerve and after a single treatment the pain was much better... a few additional treatments and the back feels good...
i am very glad that i chose dr minh shi rather than dealing with the pain for weeks or even months

I had been to my medical doctor, my endocrinologist, and an oral surgeon and they were not able to help me with my problem. I developed swelling in my neck area and the problem was ongoing and unable to resolve for three months, even with Motrin, steroids, and antibiotics prescribed. After undergoing an ultrasound and CT scan and being told that there was nothing more that could be done, I was still experiencing much discomfort from the swelling to the point that my swallowing was impacted. Dr. Shi was the only doctor that alleviated my symptoms. She has been very kind and reassuring. The swelling is decreasing and I have been able to resume most of my daily activities. I am grateful that Dr. Shi was able to help me.

She was able to pinpoint where in my muscle near my neck the problem stemmed and with her acupuncture, I have seen the difference and my discomfort is gone. I was not sure if the problem had related from a pulled muscle from working out but questioned all the previous doctors about whether that could have been a factor, but none of them were able to figure it out, except for Dr. Shi. She is well experienced and Dragon Acupuncture has provided top quality care to both me and my husband (who was experiencing back problems at the same time)!

My foot had been in a cast for 2 1/2 months, no improvement. In just 4 sessions, it's almost completely healed...with Dr. Zhao's acupuncture treatment! She is so warm and so masterfully talented.


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In China, dragons are a sign of great power, associated with strength, health, longevity, harmony, and good fortune. The dragon is the only mythical creature and one of the most powerful and lucky ones in the Chinese zodiac. It is also believed in the zodiac that the dragon epitomizes the yang energy. Those with the dragon as their animal sign are lively people who are full of enthusiasm and have great passion for life. Dr. Huifang Zhao and Dr. Min Shi were born in the year of dragon, so we named our clinic as Dragon Acupuncture.