Women's Health

TCM has been treating many conditions of women over the thousands of years, and Huangdi neijing – the yellow emperor’s inner cannon- written around 200 BC, already explained the female anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and the treatment of the menstrual symptoms and the pregnancy related illnesses. The ancient Chinese physicians already knew the women’s body and physiology are different and also they have different diseases, which accordingly need to be treated. And most of all, without the good health of women, there couldn’t be the stable growth of the strong country. Therefore since the early stage of Asian medicine, the physicians specializing in women’s health – Ob/Gyn within the palace took care of the conception of the emperor’s successor and his ladies health and so on. Since the time of Neijing, there have been so many books published, and the specific treatments for women diseases were practiced and studied. 21 century TCM doctors, however, do not treat women’s health issues the same way as the ancient doctors did, the medical language has changed with the development and integration of Western medicine and also now with many studies and researches of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and the herbal formulas, we know more of how acupuncture works, how acupuncture helps women’s health and what kinds conditions have been more effectively treated, but still there are many phenomena unexplainable with the modern scientific and medical eyes, which, I wish, will be able to be proven scientifically in the near future. Fertility, PCOS, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms,irregular periods, abnormal bleeding, and other menstruation related issues.

Fertility and Pregnancy Acupuncture

blessed-pregancy-taoIn our clinic, if you are currently on IVF or HRT, these treatments can be also used alternatively and complementary to IVF or HRT to help you to conceive and later prevent miscarriage. Sessions are scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as needed, based on the symptoms and condition of the patient or your IVF calendar, if you have the schedule of IVF.

happy-babyAcupuncture seems to have shown the effectiveness in treating stress, mood swing, fatigue, sleep disorder, pain in the body through the period of IVF and raising more successful rate of IVF and decreasing the miscarriage rate later on. Of course, if you want to naturally get pregnant, we are here to help you to succeed and if you are already pregnant, but having some related issues such as morning sickness, lower back pain, sleep disorder, fatigue, common cold, breech presentation, delayed delivery and so on, we will help you to go through the whole pregnancy more comfortable and enjoyable until you see your baby in you arms.

Alternative treatments to treat a variety of Women's health concerns. Below is a list of the most common we see regularly in our Santa Monica office:

  • Hyper/hypothyroidism(hashimoto’s thyroiditis)
  • PMS : lower back pain, abdominal cramping, mood swing, fatigue
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Infertility with/without IVF or IUI
  • Pregnancy Acupuncture: during pregnancy from preventing miscarriage, to treating lower back, pelvic pain, morning sickness, breach presentation
  • Breach presentation: acupuncture and moxibustion
  • Acupuncture induction: Acupuncture
  • Menopausal Syndrome: hot flash, night sweating fatigue, weight gain
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Post natal care: edema, fatigue, body pain, C-section healing

Treatment Options

Our Acupuncture Babies - Acupuncture helps pregnant women with breech presentation, overdue and to have better delivery and labor, mothers of these babies all had acupuncture before or/and during pregnancy.


Breech Presentation

Hi Dr Kim.
Just to let you know that as of yesterday's ultrasound checkup, my baby is not breech anymore. He is in the optimum position for delivery. Though this could change, my ObGyn says, I'm happy he moved down. We just have to keep checking.
Thanks for your assistance

Marian in Los Angeles, CA

Hello! I am just getting this email since I check my work email sporadically while on maternity leave. I am the HAPPIEST woman and enjoying time with Sawyer our lovely little boy! Jordan and I are enjoying parenthood and he is adjusting well - sleeping 6 hrs + 2-3hrs at night and eating really well. I'm breastfeeding completely. He was 8lbs 4oz at birth and 20 inches and now at 6 weeks is 11lbs 13oz. I would love to stop by your office so you can meet him, so I'll try to find a time this week. I can fill you in on the birth as well. The short story is that I did it all natural with no pain medications in under 9 hours! Woohoo!

Rachel in Venice 


We are so grateful to have our baby boy. Thanks for all your help. I really credit the acupuncture forgetting pregnant after so many months of trying, we were so fortunate after only 3 months with your care to conceive. our baby boy is healthy and beautiful. we couldn’t be happier!

Dawn, Valencia

Acupuncture Supportive of IVF

Yes,she arrived – nearly two weeks late! we are so happy that she is finally here – Thank you so much for all your help in getting us to this point! I hope you and your family are doing well.Elsie Joy Park – Arrived Tuesday July 19th at 12:45 pm – (12 days late via C-section!) love from Tessa, Steve and Elsie

Severe Migraine during Pregnancy

I have been seeing Dr. Kim for 2 months now with amazing results. I am 4 months pregnant and was suffering with severe migraines and nausea. My headaches and nausea are gone. I have suffered with migraines for over 15 years prior to being pregnant. I never knew there could be a natural cure for headaches. My OB/GYN suggested I try acupuncture and I’m so relieved to be rid of debilitating headaches. I have been very happy with my experience and I highly recommend Dr. Kim’s acupuncture. He is very kind, patient and professional.

Patty, in Santa Monica