FAQs

Yes. Dr. Lin is a fully licensed physician (MD) in the States of Washington and Georgia. He is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in Family Medicine. He practiced medicine in primary care, geriatrics, and integrative medicine for 15 years before creating JEN Lifestyle Medicine in 2019.

No. While Dr. Lin initially trained and practiced as a family medicine and geriatric medicine physician, he does not provide primary or acute care services at JEN Lifestyle Medicine. He will work with you closely as a health consultant. He strongly recommends that you have a primary care physician.

Yes. While Dr. Lin will try to use natural and less invasive remedies as much as possible, he is a fully licensed physician (MD) and can prescribe prescription medications when necessary.

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine defines integrative medicine as a healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle including mind, body, spirit, and community. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine defines lifestyle medicine as the use of evidence-based therapeutic lifestyle approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic diseases that are all too prevalent.

You are eligible if you are over 18 years old. You have reviewed the information in our website thoroughly and understand that JEN Lifestyle Medicine does not accept insurance. You are open to the idea of changing your diet and/or making other lifestyle changes related to physical activity, sleep, and stress.

We do not treat mental illness and psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorders, eating disorders, moderate to severe anxiety or depression, schizophrenia, and PTSD; Lyme disease; mold exposure and toxicity; heavy metal exposure, detoxification, or chelation; HIV/AIDS; cancer. Dr. Lin is an integrative lifestyle medicine generalist and these are conditions that he is not specialized in.

Acupuncture is a system of traditional Chinese medicine that involves superficial skin or tissue penetration with thin disposable needles. This process alleviates pain and improves physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing by improving energy or qi flow via body’s meridian or energy channels. This is now widely practiced in the U.S.

Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in western medicine (MD, DO) that has had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. Such a doctor can use one or the other approach, or a combination of both (as in integrative medicine), to treat illnesses.

This is a non-invasive treatment that involves using acupuncture to improve skin and fight the aging process. It can help reduce wrinkles and eye lines, diminish age spots, and rejuvenate dull skin. For the face, it is sometimes referred to as “acupuncture facelift.” For the abdomen, it may help tightening abdominal muscles, stimulate weight loss, and improve digestion.

For this program, we will only focus on one protocol at a time. During the course of treatment, we encourage you to make appropriate lifestyle changes. Most treatment courses require 10 sessions as well as additional sessions for result maintenance.

Some people describe a slight tingling feeling when the thin needle is inserted. Many report they don’t feel the needles at all. Most say acupuncture is actually a relaxing experience.

Side effects are uncommon but may include dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Sometimes bruising may occur. In general, it is safe with minimal risks when performed by a trained physician.

Yes, it is safe. And for those who are fearful of needles, we offer laser acupuncture (without needles).

No. Acupuncture needles are sterile, one-time use only. There is no risk of disease transmission.

Please see the PROGRAMS page for more information. Dr. Lin works with a limited number of patients at a time, which allows him to concentrate on your health and wellness goals.

JEN Lifestyle Medicine does not accept any insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. We fully understand the financial challenge this may present to some patients but insurance companies are more focused on the conventional model of care that relies on prescription medications and medical procedures as opposed to preventative and wellness services. Further, the average insurance-covered visit with a physician is less than 10 minutes.