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Dr. Kim is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and certified Functional Medicine practitioner of the Institute of Functional Medicine . He received his Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles from Samra University, California’s oldest University for Traditional Chinese Medicine, graduating with honors and special recognition from the University president and later combined Traditional East Asian M`edicine with Functional medicine.

Dr. Kim received his doctoral degree from Yuin University, where he focused on researching different approaches to skin disorders  and digestive disorders in association with the four Sasang Constitutions – Korean traditional medicine.

His enthusiasm for many aspects of Eastern Medicine and Philosophy has led him to exploring the interrelations between Classical Eastern Medicine, Sasang Constitutional Medicine and the ancient healing art of Medical Qi-Gong and later combined those with Functional Medicine.

Dr. Kim is one of Korea’s first certified Medical Qi-Gong practitioners, and over the past 20 years has dedicate himself to teaching and healing people in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

Specialties and Conditions Well Treated

Dr. Kim specializes in treating acute and chronic pain, skin disorders, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, infertility, the rehabilitation of stroke patients and weight control and anti-aging.

  • stress, depression, insomnia, addiction, food cravings, headaches, migraines, respiratory, allergies, common cold
  • neck, shoulder, back, knee and ankle pain
  • sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia
  • recovering from auto accidents and sports injuries
  • hormonal imbalances, infertility, pre and postnatal symptoms
  • circulatory and digestive disorders
  • recovering from immune deficiencies, symptoms that accompany cancer treatments
  • pre and post surgical care

Functional Medicine Training ( Member of The Institute for Functional Medicine and Certified Practitioner)

  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Detox Advanced Practice Module
  • Energy Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module

Treatment Methods

Depending on the patient’s symptoms and preferences, Dr. Kim’s treatment methods may include:
acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, auricular-acupuncture, cupping, acupressure, manual therapy, Medical Qigong, herbs, nutrition and therapeutic exercise. And he frequently uses such acupuncture techniques as Saam Korean Four needle acupuncture, Master Tong’s, and dry needle technique.

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