Joshua H. S. Kim, D.O.M., L.Ac.
-South Baylo University D.A.O.M. (Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine)
-Resident (South Baylo University Oriental Medical Center)
-Specialty training- O.M. Geriatric Medicine (South Baylo University)
-Dongguk University at Los Angeles (DULA) Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
-Outstanding Intern award (DULA Oriental Medical Center)
-Board Licensed Acupuncture Physician
Caren Kim, General Manager
-University of California at Irvine (UCI) Biology
-Clinical Lab Scientist 10years
-Mercy Family Eastern Medical Center, General Manager
What is Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine?
Acupuncture is an ancient holistic healing art that originated in Eastern Asia. It is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, prevent illness, and improve well-being for thousands of years. The practice of Acupuncture and Eastern (Oriental) Medicine has several objectives; one is to relieve pain and other adverse symptoms, and another is to strengthen the immune system.
Eastern Medicine is used to balance, harmonize and integrate functions of the organs with each other, making for a unified, healthy person, rather than a collection of fragmented, disharmonious parts. When balanced, the bodies' self-healing abilities are activated, enabling internal stability and harmony to occur.
What are Common Ailments that Acupuncture and Eastern Meidicne has been known to help relieve?
Addictions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Common Cold, Constipation, Dental Pain, Depression, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Headache, Incontinence, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low Back Pain, Menopause, Menstrual Irregularities, Migraine, Nausea, Osteoarthritis, PMS, Pneumonia, Rhin- itis, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Sinusitis, Sleep Disturbances, Smoking Cessation, Sore Throat, Stress,Tennis Elbow, Urinary Tract Infections.
Why should I try Acupuncture?
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a safe and holistic way to control pain, strengthen the immune system, and has fewer side-effects than prescription drugs. Many people have referred to AOM as a last resort, and its effectiveness makes them wish they had tried it first. Ask your Acupuncturist which treatments, herbs, exercises, and lifestyle changes are best for you. Remember to relax, an Acupuncture treatment is rarely painful. In fact,
it usually feels quite good. Enjoy it!
Referral & Insurance
Acupuncturists are Primary Healthcare Providers. This means that patients can visit an Acupuncturist without a referral from an PCP(Primary Care Physician), and often times this visit can covered by medical insurance.
What can I expect during
my first visit?
During your first office visit, your acupuncturist may ask you at length about your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. You will have your pulse taken in 6 different areas. Your acupuncturist will perform a tongue diagnosis, and examine your facial color and complexion. The practitioner will want to obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may contribute to your condition. Inform your acupuncturist about all treatments or medications you are taking and all medical conditions you have.