ABOUT US

Our Mission

“It is our mission to provide acupuncture as an introduction to East Asian Medicine. We provide a wide variety of specialties and modalities with the primary emphasis on Asian Medicine. Our treatment plans are patient centered, empowering patients to actively participate in the healing process. 

 

We incorporate a scientific understanding of Chinese Medicine in order to communicate effectively using a common language for Western doctors and patients, while bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. Our goal is to offer quality care and programs that set community standards, and exceed patients’ expectations, while providing it in a caring, convent, cost-effective, and accessible manner.”

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MEET OUR PROVIDERS

 
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Dr. Antonio Provencio LAc

“Dr. Tony”

LICENSES

Hawaii State Acupuncture License, California State Massage License, California State Acupuncture License

CREDENTIALS

Nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM), and is a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine/Dipl.O.M. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Prior Military Service United States Marine Corps (USMC). B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in Law and emphasis in Machine Intelligence and Entrepreneurship from University of California San Diego (UCSD). 

 

WHAT LED TO YOUR INTEREST IN TCM?

After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in his early 20’s, he embarked on a self-healing journey. Himself being one of the most needle-phobic people he has met, found himself intrigued when he was able to find solutions to health conditions Western Medicine struggled with managing.

 

WHERE DID YOU STUDY?

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Health and Science (PCHS), & Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM), at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, CA. Continuing education training, and practice with various specialties such as Reproductive Health, Anti-Aging, Facial Rejuvenation, Pain Management, Sports and Orthopedic Conditions, and more…

 

STYLE OF PRACTICE

Dr. Tony practices three (3) primary styles depending on his patient: 

  1. Sports and Orthopedic Medicine (MattCallison L.Ac. https://www.sportsmedicineacupuncture.com/about/), 

  2. Japanese Styles (Sensi Ikeda Masakazu and Shudo Denmei), and 

  3. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is a Chinese standardized evaluation and treatment method.

 

SPECIALTIES

Pain Management, Injury Recovery, Internal Medicine, Cosmetic, Fertility, and Anti-Aging

 

INTERESTS + FUN FACTS

  • Dr. Tony lost over 50 lbs when he embarked on his healing journey and has kept it off

  • He enjoys relaxing (doing nothing), traveling, nature, and the ocean

 

SCHEDULE

Varies Both Locations

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Dr. Han Yang LAc

“Dr. Annie” 

LICENSES

Hawaii State Acupuncture License

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Annie received her Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the University Traditional Chinese Medicine in Fujian China. She worked in one of the top three hospitals in the Jiangsu and Fujjian district for five years.

 

WHAT LED TO YOUR INTEREST IN TCM?

From a young age, Dr. Annie always had a peaked interest because she was inspired by her Aunt and Grandpa.

 

WHERE DID YOU STUDY?

Dr. Annie studied at the University Traditional Chinese Medicine in Fujian, which is one of the most distinguished medical schools in China. 

 

STYLE OF PRACTICE

Dr. Annie practices TCM and utilizes: acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha, Moxa, bleeding therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, and lifestyle recommendations.

 

SPECIALTIES

Pain Management, Hormonal Imbalances, Digestive Complaints, Emotional Health, and Stress Relief

 

INTERESTING + FUN FACTS

  • Dr. Annie enjoys hiking and cooking (especially Chinese Food)

  • Prior to her back injury, she took an interest in jazz dancing

  • Her favorite colors are green and white

 

SCHEDULE

Aiea Location

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Dr. Cynthia Bodas LAc

“Dr. Cynthia”

LICENSES

Hawaii State Acupuncture License, California State Massage License, California State Acupuncture License

CREDENTIALS

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM), Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine/Dipl.O.M. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University. Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine - graduating magna cum laude from Five Branches University. Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry - emphasis in pathogenic microbiology.

 

WHAT LED TO YOUR INTEREST IN TCM? 

 It was from a repetitive work injury as a Microbiologist where she sought the help of Asian Medicine when with Western Medicine her only option left was surgery.

 

WHERE DID YOU STUDY? 

Doctorate degree from the Five Branches University and completed an extensive externship at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Vietnam. 

 

STYLE OF PRACTICE 

Japanese style acupuncture and Classical Chinese Acupuncture 

 

SPECIALTIES 

Women’s Health, Pain Management, Internal Medicine, Chemotherapy side effects, Mental/Emotional Health

 

INTERESTS + FUN FACTS

  • Dr. Cynthia enjoys time with family and friends, reading,

                self-care rituals: meditation, yoga, tai chi, and swimming 

  • She is an animal lover/advocate and has volunteered with the SPCA

 

SCHEDULE

Aiea Location

Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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 Dr. Reynold Wong LAc

“Dr. Wong”

LICENSES

Hawaii State Acupuncture License, Hawaii State Massage License, California State Acupuncture License

CREDENTIALS

Nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM), American College of Sports Medicine (personal trainer certificate)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Bachelors in Kinesiology and Rehab Science.

 

WHAT LED TO YOUR INTEREST IN TCM?

“Growing up with this medicine and being intrigued in helping people through a holistic approach”

 

WHERE DID YOU STUDY?

 Dr Wong received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Hawaii - Manoa and his Masters degree at Pacific College of Health Science in San Diego

 

STYLE OF PRACTICE

Japanese Style and balance method

 

SPECIALTIES

Sports Medicine and Women's Health

 

INTERESTS + FUN FACTS

  • Dr. Wong has been participating in Cultural Chinese Lion Dance since the age of 10 and is currently part of the Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association

  • He has an identical twin brother who is a chef and loves anything outdoors from hiking, the beach, working out, and hanging out with friends.

 

SCHEDULE

Kunia Location

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Ayako Sato LAc

“Aya”

LICENSES

Hawaii State Acupuncture License, Hawaii State Massage License, New York State Acupuncture License, Acupuncture License in Japan​

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Master of Science in Acupuncture, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Bachelor’s in Humanities, Diploma of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

WHAT LED TO YOUR INTEREST IN TCM?

After undergoing two surgeries for cancer that had metastasized, she started receiving acupuncture and herbal treatments. These treatments helped relieve pain and restore her health. 

 

WHERE DID YOU STUDY?

Masters degree at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diploma of Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Waseda College of Medical Arts and Sciences (in Japan), Bachelor’s degree at Wako University (in Japan)

 

STYLE OF PRACTICE

 Japanese style Acupuncture and Moxa, Naturopathy, Food therapy (Macrobiotic diet)

 

SPECIALTIES

Woman’s Health, Pain Management, Mental Health, Side effects and symptoms of post/under cancer treatment

 

INTERESTS + FUN FACTS

  •  Aya enjoys nature, cooking, and baking (vegan sweets)

  • Aya is a bird lover

 

SCHEDULE

Kunia Location

Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Our Philosophy

East 2 West Integrative Medicine was founded in 2017 by Dr. Antonio (Tony) Provencio and Dr. Han (Annie) Yang. 

 

The business name for us has many meanings:

Acupuncture (one of our primary services) is historically considered an Eastern Medicine associated with and originating from Eastern Cultures, but in recent history it has gained acceptance in Western Medicine and culture.

 

Dr. Annie originated from the East, she is originally from China and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from one of the sources. Dr. Tony originated from the West, he is originally from San Diego, California and studied Traditional Asian Medicine (including TCM) in a Western setting that had a heavy emphasis on Modern-Scientific (Western) Medicine. 

 

East 2 West for us signifies the most basic principles of TCM. The most basic principle of TCM is the importance of balance between Yin and Yang. This balance is what promotes health and emotional well being, prevents disease (dis-ease any type of discomfort), and delays the aging process (along with the symptoms that are commonly associated as “normal”).

 

This balance of Yin and Yang is infinitely divisible, meaning that there is always a combination and changing balance between the two. For instance, TCM uses a distinction between the cause (root - attribute: Yin) of a symptom and the symptom itself (branch - attribute: Yang), when assessing a patient or concern, we consider and treat both root and branch, however the focus could be more on one or the other.  

 

East 2 West was founded on TCM which uses a holistic (natural and whole body) approach to healthcare solutions. The patient’s main concern is typically the primary focus of the visit, however in TCM the entire body’s functions and sense of well-being could be taken into account and/or treated.

 

Modern medicine is moving to a “patient centric” healthcare model, where the patient’s concerns, goals, feelings, and internal experience is the focus of the visit. In a Patient Centered Care Model the patients' viewpoints are respected and valued, physical comfort and emotional wellbeing are the top priorities of the visit. The mission and values of the provider are in alignment with the patient’s goals, the care is collaborative and agreed upon, and communication is a top priority.

 

Our goal at East 2 West is to bring an integrative approach to healthcare, most of our providers are trained in both Western and Eastern Medicine. We incorporate an understanding of both Traditional Medicine and Modern Medicine when assessing our patients. 

 
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Our Vision

“It is our vision that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) becomes part of mainstream medicine. In our vision TCM is offered as a form of primary and specialty care nationwide and is considered equivalent to its Western counterparts as it is in China. 

 

This vision will manifest as public education and outreach, quality care that exceeds patient’s expectations, and various satellite clinics in surrounding areas to increase patient accessibility and diversity. 

 

Our vision includes incorporating every aspect of Chinese Medicine from acupuncture, cupping, guasha, acupressure, moxibustion, herbal medicine, exercise therapy, and more. We aim to have a wide variety of clinicians who offer a diverse set of specialties and modalities and that can help guide patients to clinicians that would benefit the most.”

 

LOCATIONS

KUNIA CLINIC

94-673 Kupuohi St #A204

Waipahu, HI 96797

AIEA CLINIC

98-199 Kamehameha Highway F-3

Aiea HI 96701