Wan Seng Acupuncture was first recommended to me by one of my neighbors who are their loyal customer. It offers affordable and effective acupuncture treatment to all ….where you would see Malay, Indian, Chinese and other races patiently waiting for their treatment in the clinic.
Their opening hours are as per below:
Pusat Akupunktur | Wan Seng Acupuncture Centre
Address: No 49, Jalan 6/31 (off Jalan Gasing)
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8 am to 12pm, and then 4pm to 8pm.
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Sunday and public holidays: Closed.
Saturdays and weekday mornings are the busiest times. Especially on Saturdays- if you go on a Saturday please be there as early as possible- sometimes the place is open before 9am. Take number and then register yourself. Parking is not easy because it is a narrow road and parking is very very limited. It is a good idea to come using Grab. For those who come using wheelchair, you can drop off the patient at the back door but you would need to move your car off immediately.
For the first time, you need to fill up a card with your particulars and health ailments. The first treatment cost RM25 but subsequent treatment cost RM15. For all treatments, disposable needles are being used.
There are separate section for male and female. Each time about 5 male and 5 female can go for treatment at one go. There would be about 5 minutes where the sifu asked about your condition and then put the needles. A helper will then come in to put in some electrods to attach to the needles. Then from there the alarm is set to 20 minutes. You may adjust the current on your own based on your tolerance level- don’t worry, it is only a small current. Once the alarm goes off, a helper will come to remove the wires and needles. Then you make payment and can leave.
You may want to bring your own face towel to put on top of the pillows because the pillows are shared.
My experience in undergoing acupuncture treatment with Wan Seng Acupuncture
A neighbor of mine has recommended this acupuncture center for the longest time. One of her daughters had stroke and was able to recover well after going for consistent acupuncture sessions (of course she sent her daughter to hospital but the moment her daughter was discharged, they went straight to the center).
The first time I went for the treatment could have been about 7 years ago. One morning, I woke up from sleep and find that suddenly find that I could not move myself from the lower back downwards. It was too painful to move. I panicked and did not know what to do. It was likely that I have injured my lower back either by carrying heavy stuff (I tend not to bend my knees and carry things up abruptly because always rushing for time) or through over workout at the gym.
I reached out for the phone by my bedside and googled for acupressure relief for this condition. I followed the results and pressed on a few vital points on my butt and lower back. It enabled me to get up from the bed but movement was very painful.
I took time off from work and slowly drove myself to the center. I was quite lucky- I remember it was a Wednesday morning and it was not so crowded my turn came quite quickly. The sifu asked me about my problems, stuck some needles and attached with the electrical wire. After 20 minutes, I recovered FULLY. As if the pain and the paralysis did not happen.
I ended up calling for half day and went back to work after lunch.
In 2017, my mom suffered a few falls that made it very painful for her to move. She was already weak when it comes to walking and I had a commode placed next to her bed but she could not even get to the commode. But it was too painful for her to get down from the bed to the commode. She has to pass urine and motion on the bed using a self improvised bedpan.
Through my knowledge and research in health, I knew acupuncture is very effective for pain relief due to falls in the elderly. As my mom was in a lot of pain, I brought her to a private center for treatment because she could not remain seated without a lot of pain.
I could see a lot of improvement after the first treatment. After speaking to my neighbor, she asked me to bring my mom to Wan Seng Acupuncture center and I brought my mom over there for a few treatments.
The sifu and the staff
I have great admiration for the sifu who is administering the acupuncture treatment. Basically he is the only person who is administering the treatment. He could have charged more, but he choose not to. He kept his price affordable so that anyone is able to come for treatment.
He has excellent memory. When I brought my mom over, he still remember me even though I only went for the treatment once many years ago. After I told him who recommended me, he knew the auntie as well and could tell her name and the location she is staying.
And the working hours is really crazy. There is no Saturday offs for him. The only time I know he may take a slightly longer holiday is during Chinese New Year. The center has been around for decades already.
If it is not a true and genuine calling to heal, then I do not know what it is. I do not know of any place that charges acupuncture treatment cheaper than this place. When you go for treatments like acupuncture, it is not like popping a pill or a quick heal. Because the treatment basically is balancing your elements and allowing your body to heal itself. We do not get to bad health condition, especially chronic conditions overnight… hence we cannot expect to be healed in a single session. You would need to go for repeated sessions to see long term results.
The center does not need to advertise… yet at most given time you would see a long queue because the reputation spread through word of mouth and now social media.
Now, I have read some nasty comments but some people who have visited the place, citing impatient and rude staff, etc. I myself have been told off by the staff on few occasions and I truly understand where they are coming from. One of the time I forgot to register and by right, the staff had expected me to know because it was not the first time I had brought my mom there. Then once I was increasing the dosage of current for my mom… she was yelping in pain and I was told off by the sifu because I cannot increase the current frequently. He said if I am on the receiving end, what would I feel and why would I want to do it to my mom.
The sifu and staff are really busy. I never see anyone of them have the time to sit down and relax. They are also human too and get tired from working the whole day for most days of the week. I know most people would have buckled. For example if they tell you it is your turn and you take your own sweet time to go to there or you suddenly said you wanted to use the bathroom first, the staff may be irritated because there are many more patients waiting for treatment. Perhaps you are in great pain that causes you to walk slowly but hey, cut them some slack would you… don’t take it personally.
If you really want to have a place where the doctor spends long time answering all your questions and that everyone basically smiles and the place is squeaky clean, then pay for the premium service. At most private centers, acupuncture treatments including consultation would cost about RM80 and above. As I have mentioned, for the first time when I brought my mom to a premium place, I need not wait, the place was fully air conditioned and the bed covers were changed each time, etc.
But for RM15 and with many people in pain or feeling sick waiting for the treatment, and more and more people keep walking in, they would not have the time and luxury to pay attention to each and every patient.