David Wu, LAc
David Wu, LAc, is appointed as the medical chief of the acupuncture department at the Philadelphia Holistic Clinic.
Our clinic comprises six departments, one of which is the Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic. The chief of this clinic reports directly to the Medical Director of the Philadelphia Holistic Clinic, Victor Tsan, MD.
Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic proudly presents our new team member, the chief of the acupuncture department, licensed acupuncturist Hú Dà Wèi, L.Ac.
Hú Dà Wèi, L.Ac. Certification and education
David Wu’s native Chinese name is H Dà Wèi, and he is state-licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and holds national certification from NCCAOM. He completed a B.S. in Health Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a four-year M.Sc. in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the WON Institute, Glendale, PA. His postgraduate internship was at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China, in 2017, where he focused on orthopedics and OB/GYN. In 2018, David moved to Hong Kong and continued learning about different traditional medicines as he traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, China, Tibet, Nepal, and India. He attended the Yoga Vidya Dham in Nasik, India, to become a certified yoga instructor before returning to the United States.
Hú Dà Wèi, L.Ac. in Philadelphia
David Wu worked for years at the Philadelphia Chinatown-leading acupuncture clinic, Lu Zheng Acupuncture Office, founded by his aunt Lu Zheng. He was thrilled to see it thriving, as he could offer his community affordable and comprehensive health care. Although he enjoys treating various common conditions, David specializes in pain management, emotional health, and prenatal care.
David Wu, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who has proudly served Philadelphia and its surrounding communities since 2018. Within his practice, he skillfully utilizes modalities such as acupuncture, including trigger point and dry needling techniques, electrical stimulation, cupping (dry, wet, and massage), Gua Sha, and moxibustion. He is happy to provide knowledgeable lifestyle, dietary, herbal, and supplement recommendations for optimal health cultivation. David could gain much experience treating various health conditions, including musculoskeletal pain and injuries, digestive imbalances, fertility challenges, menstrual disorders, headaches, migraines, insomnia, etc. Working within the holistic health model, Dr. Wu always aims to treat the whole person while supporting an integrative medical approach. Trusting wholeheartedly in the usefulness of acupuncture as a trustworthy and gentle yet impactful medical approach, in its role in supporting wellbeing and fitness, and in its thoughtful ability to empower the body to restore more proficiently, David Wu welcomes you to discover how acupuncture can help you!
Hú Dà Wèi, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist passionate about helping others heal. David is also certified in Chinese herbal medicine and finds that incorporating herbal healing into his sessions greatly impacts patients’ health. As a practitioner, David Wu is experienced in treating emotional and mental health, chronic and acute pain, and women’s health. As a healer, Hú Dà Wèi, L.Ac also focuses on helping women heal energetic imbalances within the womb. Dr. Wu approaches each patient with attentive care, treating them based on their bodies’ unique and personal needs. He believes that everyone’s body can heal itself, and as a practitioner, he holds that vision for every patient he treats. David practices acupuncture with compassion and care, ensuring his patients feel safe and cared for throughout every treatment.
David Wu, LAc practice style
From a young age, David has been fascinated with Eastern medicine practices. Since the age of eight, he has regularly received treatments of his own while also observing and appreciating the practices of Chinese herbal doctors. As a byproduct of these experiences, it became apparent to David that many people can benefit significantly from such treatment. He desires to become fluent in the practices of Eastern medicine combined with a similarly fervent desire to help others, which has led him to become a certified and licensed acupuncturist.
David’s thorough awareness of the human body and its functions enables him to fully utilize acupuncture and osteopathic methods. David can treat and resolve many joint and muscle aches from various body places through acupuncture and osteopathy procedures. David has had much success with his unique therapy procedures, and he’s still working on improving them.
During his practices, David always ensures a thorough awareness of the problem and its logistics. Before beginning surgeries, David is a perfectionist who seeks to over-analyze every detail for his patients. David tries to figure out what is causing each illness so he can destroy the bacteria or disease at its source. Patients sometimes forget little details that can alter their diagnosis and treatment plan. However, David evaluates all options before deciding and never misses minor facts.
David Wu, LAc, sees the human body as an organic whole. Everything in our body, from the smallest cells to the largest working organs, works together and impacts one another to keep the body alive. In a broader sense, humans coexist with nature and rely on many natural factors for survival. People directly impact nature, and nature, in turn, will respond to human actions. These reactions might have a beneficial or harmful impact on our well-being. The human body is more than a biological entity; it is also a psychological and social being constantly in contact with its surroundings. Societal position, economic status, occupation, ideology, educational background, and social ties all impact one’s overall health.
David Wu, LAc, at the Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic.
We believe Hú Dà Wèi, L.Ac, is the most significant addition to our acupuncture team at the Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic. He will supervise other acupuncturists practicing at the company, reporting directly to our medical director, Victor Tsan, MD.
Dr. Tsan expects that David’s knowledge of traditional acupuncture will place our clinic on the highest level of TCM practice.
Unfortunately, modern acupuncture in the USA is mainly used for pain control and rehabilitation after injuries. Traditional Chinese medicine, however, is much more beneficial for somatic conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, gastritis, IBS, bedwetting, after-stroke rehabilitation, bipolar disorder, MS, weight loss, tinnitus, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, eczema, psoriasis, lupus, and many more.
At the Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic, we help patients discover straightforward and credible ways to decrease stress and address various acute and chronic medical conditions. We utilize various acupuncture methods, such as classic techniques and dry needling, lifestyle modifications, and nutritional counseling.
Our patients are pleased with how we can convey the complexities of Traditional Chinese Medicine in effortlessly digestible language. We struggle to be a resource for our patients and genuinely consider that acupuncture can help individuals and families experience themselves in new ways.