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Dr. Hyung S. Kim, Ph.D, L.Ac, is a graduate of Liaoning University (辽宁中医药大学), China's Top 5 University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He specializes in pain management and Internal Traditional Chinese Medicine. As an experienced Acupuncturist and Herbalist, he has earned wide recognition from various institutions, such as the Sino-American Medical Rehabilitation Association and has received the Farida Bolden Award, USA. He has also served as the Director of the National Alliance of Korean Asian Medicine & Acupuncture of USA as well as the Association of Korean Asian Medicine & Acupuncture of CA. Through these organizations, Dr. Kim strongly advocates integrative medicine.  

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"Acupuncture is often sought out as an alternative method of treatment, esp. when conventional recommendations of chemically potent pharmaceutical drugs/invasive surgery fail, & cause more detrimental harm. It is always upsetting to listen to patients who suffer from preventable side-effects due to unnecessary surgery or harmfully addictive prescription drugs. Whether it's inserting thin acupuncture needles just below the surface of the skin, or customizing herbal formulas, I prescribe to the importance of maintaining natural bodily functions. I encourage all patients to ascribe to utmost diligence in seeking out the least artificial & obtrusive medical procedures at all costs.

Many assume that acupuncture needles are more invasive and therefore, suitable for only young adults and older; however, acupuncture treatment and herbal medicines are traditionally prescribed for all ages including infants. It is my primary objective to ensure all patients are comfortable and relaxed regardless of age.

Most of my patients are first-time users of Eastern medicine. And so, it is always my primary objective and passion to educate my patients on the various methods I practice. It's always great to hear how my patients appreciate feedback and active engagement between doctor & patient." 

                                                                                                                              -Dr. Hyung S. Kim