If your organization, school or function is looking for a guest presenter, Dr. Herbert Lau and/or Dr. Tony Buscaglia would like to be a speaker for you. Click here for more information!

August 2023

Kingsacupuncture and Wellness Center is pleased to receive a letter dated August 1, 2023 from our State Senator, Sean M Ryan,

thanking us for participating in the recent Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center. 

September 2022

Stroke recovery with scalp neuro-acupuncture

Dr. Herbert Lau is pleased to announce that he had successfully completed 21 hours of comprehensive training totaling three days in scalp neuro acupuncture from July 15 to July 17, 2022. He is now a member of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, Inc. For detailed information on common clinical applications of scalp acupuncture, such as paralysis, pain, aphasia, sense organ disorder, neuropsychological disorders and others, please go to

As a result, Dr. Lau successfully used this scalp neuro acupuncture technique to effectively treat 2 patients for stroke recovery. One patient is a retired physician, an internalist who was diagnosed with right hemiparesis (right side upper and lower limb paralysis, motor and sensory), nominal aphasia (patient can describe an object, but cannot produce the noun) and dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) from left cerebral hemorrhage. After discharge from the hospital, this patient went to a rehab center. After weeks of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy,  he decided to include scalp acupuncture in his overall treatment protocols. After 20 acupuncture treatments, he had improved so much that he felt that he could stop all the treatment protocols.  He can now walk with just a cane, can speak normally and can eat and swallow normally. He said he wished he could have started the acupuncture treatment even in the hospital, or in the rehab center, and that the insurance company would have paid for the scalp neuro-acupuncture thereby recognizing such a valuable complementary treatment for stroke recovery.  

The second patient is a retired administrator who had a stroke, and her main complaint was paralysis with neuropathy of her right leg, ataxia ( loss of coordination of the muscles especially of the extremities) and balance. I had been treating her for over a year, initially with body acupuncture, and after July 2022 with scalp neuro-acupuncture. She reported that she is very pleased with the treatment, and is willing to pay cash for the acupuncture treatment since the insurance company does not cover it completely. Now, she is still using a three-wheel portable walker for safety and security, but her gait is good, and she can walk without it. She has better balance and is more sure of her steps. She has adequate sensations at the bottom of her right foot and can now button her blouse. 

For further information, please visit our website at  or call 716-688-1768.

May 2020


Welcome back to our clinic after being shutdown by Covid-19. Acupuncture was recently granted  the status of “Essential Service with restriction” after ASNY Acupuncture Society of New York make an urgent appeal to the appropriate NY Department . We had shut down our clinic since Monday March 23 2020. We were eager to serve our dear patient clients again. Here is acupuncturist Dr Herbert Lau and chiropractor Dr Anthony Buscaglia with facial masks welcome you back.

August 2019

We are so thrilled to be recognized by a local newspaper that send a photographer and a reporter to write the following article. The news appeared in the business section of Amherst Bees News  on August 7th 2019.

It seems it is our annual ritual to participate the annual Amherst Health Fair in Buffalo. This year we are glad to have New York State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer visiting our table.

Robert Ray, former Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators hockey player has become a new patient  at our Wellness Center with sport related injuries. We thank him for entrusting us with his health care.

June 2019

Celebrating 20 years of helping people live better

I contemplate here quietly this morning reflecting upon the deep level of appreciation I have for where I started, where I am today and what the future holds in store. And taking a moment to appreciate my family, my mentors, my students, my patients and their families – and, of course, my amazing staff and co-workers.

20 years serving the Western New York community, and all the incredible people that I have had the honor and privilege of working with.

20 years of helping people live better and learning to prioritize their health and well-being.

Over 272 testimonial letters received, testifying to the power of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in alleviating pain and treating successfully, various medical ailments.

Our health is our #1 asset.

On October 1, 1999, we purchased the King’s Acupuncture practice from the retiring Dr. Juiling King on Kenmore Avenue in Buffalo, New York. In 2002, we moved the Wellness Center to its present location in East Amherst. Your faith and confidence in our practice has allowed us to do what we do best…help as many people as possible in their quest for optimum health and to educate them about the benefits of Oriental Medicine.

We thank you for your support and encouragement throughout these past 20 years, and wish you all continued health, happiness and well-being.

Best Regards,

Dr. Herbert Lau

King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center

Patient appreciation bbq

Patient appreciation BBQ

Oct. 2018

Oct. 2017

Dr. Lau had recently give a talk entitled “Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Art for Today’s Health Care World” at University of Buffalo Confucius Institute on October 18th 2017. This presentation examined the practice and contribution of Chinese Medicine currently and in the past. Chinese Medicine offers a non-pharmaceutic approach to pain and stress management without adverse effects in the midst of the opioid and anti-psychotic drug crisis. In the past Chinese herbal medicine has been used to treat SARS and malaria.

Oct. 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

Sept. 2017

Jun. 2017

A patient in traditional African outfit showed up in our clinic. She is a African Drum dancer. It is so hilarious as she danced that Dr Lau felt compelled to join and post with this lovely patient of ours. She brightens our clinic.

Jun. 2017

An Australian trial of acupuncture in our hospitals has found the therapy is just as effective as drugs when it comes to relieving pain.

Feb. 24th, 2017

We have a large reception and waiting area, five treatment rooms including one large room that can double as an office, a large office, two restrooms and a dining area. We are also handicapped accessible. The potential candidate must be proactive in recruiting new patients with support and referrals from our team. The potential candidate may set their own hours and prices. When you join our team you will be listed on our website and in print advertisements of King’s Acupuncture at no additional fee. Space is available on a rental or commission basis; whichever is preferred.

Currently we offer Acupuncture, Herbal & Nutritional Counseling, Reiki (Energy Work) and Reflexology.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to We encourage you to peruse our website at and meet with us to see if this is the right place for you to grow your chiropractic business.

~ New graduates are welcome to apply! ~

Oct. 18th, 2016


Aug. 16th, 2016

King’s Acupuncture Participated in the 2016 Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center on Saturday, August 6th.

May 30th 2016,

Dr. Lau, Ph.D., guest speaker, discusses how acupuncture and Chinese herbology are used to treat various illnesses and correct conditions and problems to employees and Veterans at Buffalo VAMC. Please see VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Facebook post.

VA talk

April 25th 2016,

Dr Lau will be giving a speech at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo at 3459 Bailey Avenue on May 20th 2016. The following is a flyer designed by VA hospital for VA employees and Veterans.

VA hospital

May 7th 2015,

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To learn more about Reiki, please click here.

April 7th 2015.

The Niagara County Diabetes Education program will conduct its next class at 7pm on Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church located at 716 Cayuga Drive and Pershing Avenue in Niagara Falls The evening class will featured renowed lecturer Dr. Herbert K Y Lau,Ph.D.,L.Ac, the owner and practioner of King’s Acupuncture  in East Amherst. He will discuss Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, spinal stenosis, lower back pain , arthritis and other Maladies-How does  Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine assist individuals in their quest for optiomal wellness. The class is open to the general public. For further information please contact Maria Wolcott,RN, the class facilitator and diabetes educator and consultant at 283-9034

November 2014



September 2014


August 2014



We will once again be participating in the Annual Amherst Senior Center Family Health Fair, Sponsored by Senator Mike Ranzenhofer,
in conjunction with Assemblyman Ray Walter, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin & Kaleida Health.

We will be providing information on Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, and Reflexology. We will also be available to answer your questions. Please look for our Reflexologist, Betsy Hare, who will be giving free reflexology mini-sessions.
Hope to See You There!

November 2013


Bill player Jim Leonhard came to King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center for treatment for sport ailments.

Acupuncture: An Ancient Art for Today’s Health Care
By Dr. Herbert Lau, Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m.
Holistic Lecture Series
Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst

Perhaps the most well-known modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture has a long history of development and today has many styles and protocols in use in the East and West. It is based on the theory of meridian channels and points of energy that fall along those channels. By inserting thin, stainless-steel, flexible sterile needles into specifically selected points, stagnations can be moved, deficiencies can be strengthened and excesses can be reduced. This leads to free-moving blood and energy in the body, thus promoting balance and pain free existence. Acupuncture is becoming more recognized in our western world as a safe alternative treatment for pain management, hormone imbalances, arthritis and many chronic conditions. Herbert Lau was born in Hong Kong. He has several degrees in chemistry as well as a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is licensed as an Acupuncturist and has been the Owner of King’s Acupuncture on Transit Road since 1999. Please call the Audubon Library to register, 689-4922. This lecture is free and open to the community.

August 2013


February 26, 2012

Come visit King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center at the WNY Health Expo at The Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds!

Come meet our staff and learn about our services. This show is a perfect informative, fun-filled event for people of all ages.

Also, meet other local healthcare vendors, see live demonstrations, attend seminars, visit the children’s area (complete with bounce house and slide) and get free samples at this one-day show. It’s your chance to get all your healthcare questions answered in one place.

For more information visit


The following events are part of Lancaster’s Community Education Program and are held at Lancaster H.S., One Forton Drive, Lancaster, NY. Please call 686-3262 to register.

November 15 at 7:00 p.m.: Natural Solutions to Digestive Disorders
October 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Natural Solutions to Allergies
September 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Managing Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

All seminars are presented by Dr. Herbert Lau, Licensed Acupuncturist & Certified Herbologist


Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day, (AOM Day) is part of an effort to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center
Invites the community to attend
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day

Oct 24th 2011

We invite you to our open house and to:
– Try acupuncture in a community style setting for only $20 – to treat smoking cessation, anxiety, stress and wellness.
– Learn more about the benefits of chiropractic and receive a free chiropractic treatment.
– Purchase quality nutritional supplements for 10% off.
– Stop in for a tour and more.

King’s Acupuncture, 5859 Transit Rd., E. Amherst

Please call our office at 688-1768 for details and times.

January 8, 2010

Dr. Herbert Lau was very surprised to receive a letter from Wells Fargo Advisors informing him that he was nominated as a “Second-Half Champion”. The letter stated “In a nationwide search, Wells Fargo Advisors has been seeking the stories of individuals age 50 and older who have made significant contributions to society, achieved remarkable personal goals and whose second half of life has taken on a completely different purpose than the first half.” Winners of the Second-Half Champion award will be notified by December 31, 2010. To learn more,


December 2009 – Dr. Lau held a meeting of all Licensed Acupuncturists practicing in the local area. The lunch meeting was held at the Eastern Pearl Restaurant in Amherst to discuss promoting the benefits of acupuncture therapy and making people aware of alternative health treatments. The group of licensed acupuncturists will meet several times a year to share professional information and form an alliance. An information and wellness booth is planned for the Health & Wellness Fair at the Erie County Fairgrounds in 2010.

Free Health Presentations
Sponsored by Feel Rite, 5425 Transit Road, E. Amherst
(Please call Feel Rite at 636-1000 to register)
Tuesday, Nov. 10th – 7:00 p.m. “Is Your Spine Misaligned?” Free Spine Screening by Dr. TonyBuscaglia*
Tuesday, Nov. 17th – 7:00 p.m. Arthritis & Pain Relief: With Free Arthritis Screening Presented by Dr. Herbert Lau*
Tuesday, Dec. 8th – 7:00 p.m. Fibromyalgia and Stress: With Free Stress Screening Presented by Dr. Herbert Lau*
* Dr. Buscaglia & Dr. Lau represents King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center

Tuesday, Oct. 20th -7:00 pm. “Allergies, Sinuses & Immunity” – Dr. Tony Buscaglia’s presentation will include how to manage symptoms, boost immunity and holistic treatment methods.
King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center, 5859 Transit Road, East Amherst
This presentation is FREE and open to the community. Please call 688-1768 to register.
Tuesday, October 6 – 7:00 p.m. Dr. Herbert Lau will give a presentation, “Managing Migraines” at Sweet Home H.S. (1901 Sweet Home H.S., Amherst, NY 14228). This presentation is FREE and open to the community. TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL 688-1768.
Tuesday, September 15 – 7:00 – 8:00 P.M., PRESENTATION WITH GUEST SPEAKER: Sharon Lawrence, Nationally Recognized Nutritionist. This presentation is FREE and open to the community. Registration is necessary. TOPICS INCLUDE:
Asthma & Allergies
High Cholesterol
Indigestion, Heartburn
Impaired Immunity
Joint Health
Neurological Disorders
Pain & Inflammation
WHERE: Montgomery Park Retirement Residence (6363 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051)

February, 2008

King’s Acupuncture has been practicing in Buffalo for over 30 years. Three years ago, we changed our name to King’s Acupuncture and Wellness Center to better reflect the range of our services. Today, not only do we offer acupuncture, but also reflexology, nutritional supplements and herbs. In 2008, we are broadening these services further for our patients. In January, we took our first steps toward achieving this goal – we invited a chiropractor and a massage therapist to join our existing staff. We are excited to announce that Dr. Buscaglia, a seasoned and well respected chiropractor, and Ms. Defabbio, licensed massage therapist, will join the clinic on March 1st. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Buscaglia, D.C. and Ms. Defabbio to King’s Acupuncture and Wellness Center.

Seminars scheduled for February –

February 7 – Pain Management Bally’s Total Fitness 3880 North Robinson Road North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Time: 1:15 – 1:45pm

February 12 – New Solutions for Accelerated Weight Loss Lancaster High School One Forton Drive Lancaster, NY 14086 Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

February 21 – Acupuncture An Ancient Art for Today’s Health Care World Amherst Senior Center 370 John James Audubon Pkwy Amherst, NY 14228 Time: 9:00am

April 15 to August 19 – Feel Rite Market Series (seating will be limited, so please call Feel Rite for reservation)

5421 Transit Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-636-1000

April 15 – Natural Solutions to Allergy Problems

May 13 – Natural Solutions to Sleeping Disorders

June 17 – Natural Solutions to Digestive Problems

July 15 – Acupuncture Treatments for Fibromyalgia

August 19 – Alternative Approach to Prevention and Treatment of Arthritis

November, 2007

Dr. Lau is excited to announce that he will in 2008 bring back a selection of seminars developed and given during 2007. These seminars were given around the Buffalo metro area – at community centers, schools, and senior centers. If you are interested in attending these seminars and would like more information, visit us at our office in East Amherst or call the office @ 716-688-1768.

The list of seminars: – The New Solution for Accelerated Weight Loss: A 9-Day Cleansing Program – Balancing Hormones Naturally – Natural Solutions to Allergy Problems – Arthritis: Alternative Approaches to Preventing and Handling Arthritic Pain – Five Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger

October 26, 2006


August 17 , 2006

A coupon for a Free Consultation at King’s Acupuncture can be found here. New patients can print out their own Health Questionnaire here and bring it to the office

January 1, 2006

Dr. Lau was featured in Women’s Lifestyle in the Healing of Pins & Needles. Download the article here.

November 16, 2005

Dr. Lau will speak on “Acupuncture – An Ancient Art for Today’s Healthcare World” at SUNY – Amherst Campus, Room 210, Natural Science Complex, sponsored by the Western New York Science and Technology Forum.

October 31, 2005

Dr. Lau will speak for a Pain Management Support group at Sister’s of Charity Hospital, 4949 Harlem Road in Amherst from 6 – 7 PM.

October 24, 2005 –

NATIONAL ACUPUNCTURE DAY – Free 15 minute Massage or Reflexology the whole day. Free drawings for gifts: fruit baskets, one day pass to World Gym, Bally’s or Tae Kwon Do. Join us for information, prizes and refreshments. All welcome.

October 20, 2005

Dr. Lau will be a guest for 97 Rock’s morning show from 8-9AM. Dr. Lau and Rob Lederman

Dr. Lau and Rob Lederman

Dr. Lau and Larry Northern Dr. Lau and Larry Northern

October 8, 2005

Dr. Lau gave an important talk on Lockport Public Access TV, Channel 20, with Ava Sammarco and the program Health Focus, on the Treatment of Allergies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Viewing times not known at this writing, but watch Channel 20 for the Health Focus schedule.

August 4, 2005

Dr. Lau has written a chapter entitled “Acupuncture Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders” in a new book, to be published soon, in cooperation with the Chairman of the Rehabilitation Department of Veteran’s Hospital. More updates when book comes out.

June 25, 2005

Now available – Massage Therapy by Jackie Levesque Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 – 7 PM. Call for an appointment, times fill quickly.

June 25, 2005

Also available now – Reflexology and Raindrop by Danette LeLonek Hours by appointment

September 1 , 2004

New Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10AM – 7PM Tuesday 9AM – 4PM Friday 8AM – 3PM

July 8 , 2004


Congratulations to Dr. Herbert Kwong Yee Lau, owner of King’s Acupuncture and Wellness Center at Transit Valley Plaza in East Amherst Dr. Lau was elected to be the Vice President of the proposed Upstate Chapter of the New York Acupuncture Society on May 23, in a general meeting of the Society held at Seneca Falls, New York. The reasons he wants to be an executive officer of this non-profit organization are (1) to lobby for higher insurance reimbursement rates for acupuncture treatment of No Fault and Workman’s Compensation cases, (2) to educate the public regarding the difference between Licensed and Certified Acupuncturist in terms of training, (3) to preserve the integrity of our 3,500 year old healing skill from exploitation by under-trained health providers practicing our profession, (4) to raise the awareness and visibility of the acupuncture profession, and (5) to expand Acupuncture educational opportunities in Upstate New York and to foster communication, collaboration and a sense of community among acupuncture practitioners in Upstate New York. In April 2004, Dr. Lau was awarded the highest recognition, a Diplomate in Chinese Medicine, by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He had been awarded a Diplomate in Chinese Herbology as well as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by this nationally accredited agent. To be a licensed Acupuncturist in New York, one needs only the qualification of a Diplomate in Acupuncture. A Diplomate in Chinese Medicine encompasses both the Diplomate in Chinese Herbology and the Diplomate in Acupuncture, plus requirements in Biomedicine, body work, diet and/or exercise. Dr. Lau is proficient in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbology, Diet/Nutrition, Massage, Exercise, Meditation and Western Medicine (he was formerly Laboratory Director of Quest Laboratory and UB Clinical Instructor). For years, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Chinese Christian Church. In April he was elected to be the Chairperson of Project 99, a committee with the responsibility of finding or building a new church to accommodate the growing needs of the Buffalo Chinese Christian Church.

September 30, 2002

King’s acupuncture relocates. News release “Transit Valley Plaza Welcomes Dr. Lau”

August 14, 2002

Decision made to move King’s Acupuncture to a new location. The new location at Transit Valley Plaza will improve our ability to serve our customers. A map to our new location from previous location

July 30, 2002

We are deeply sorry to hear the death of our distinguished colleague and friend Dr. James Teter, a neurologist and certified acupuncturist. Dr. Teter had regularly referred patients to us for acupuncture treatment of other than musculoskeleton conditions. His office called to refer all of his acupuncture patients to us.

April 16, 2002

Dr. Lau once again was featured in the Buffalo Evening News Health section in an article titled “Alternative Medicine Meets the Mainstream”. The article was written by Holly Auer on April 16, 2002 Section D.

December 31, 2001

Dr. Lau was interviewed by Sports writer Charlie Garfinkel. For an article called “Doctor Punctures some Myths about Acupuncture” in the Buffalo Evening News Sports Section page D6 appearing December 30, 2001. He was mentioned as “one of the area’s leading acupuncturists” for ailments related to sports injuries.

May 9, 2001

Dr. Lau was featured on Channel 7 on the efficacy of acupuncture therapy. A video clip can be downloaded here. We’d like to thank anchorwoman Maria Genero and Dr. Alfred Lederman for helping us to educate the public on acupuncture.

February 23, 2000

In additional to accepting Workman Compensation, No Fault Insurance, PPO, HMO, we are now accepting the following major health insurance plans:Independent Health, Health Care Plans, Univera, Community Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. We now perform Independent Medical Examinations for insurance companies, workman compensation boards and for legal firms.

January 3, 2000

Pictures of our facilities are available. Website is officially online.