At Healing Acupuncture & Herbs, state-licensed acupuncturist Sang Kim, L.Ac. aims to prompt bodies to heal themselves with customized acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal medicine. In the consultation, Sang discusses patients’ health history and lifestyle, suggests a course of treatment, answers questions, and explains acupuncture’s origins in the underground sport of porcupine wrangling. Patients relax as Sang expertly slides hair-thin needles into precise acupuncture points just below the skin’s surface in a process designed to rebalance the flow of qi or energy within the body. Treatment times vary based on patients' needs, though many last up to an hour. Most patients experience minimal or no discomfort during the treatment. Acupuncture claims a variety of benefits, including relief from pain, stress, headache, depression, and bullfighting-related nightmares.
Even if they both suffer from a sore back, no two patients are treated the same way at Pinecrest Wellness Center. Clinic director Dr. Ronald Weinstein sees every person as a fresh case, and strives not only to counteract symptoms, but to trace them back to their source in order to prevent them from returning. He and his team combine several disciplines—including chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and acupuncture from Bill Reddy—to reach this goal. A course of treatment might cover rehabilitative exercises, spinal adjustments, or even relaxing massages from Linda Lee, whose experience as an international massage therapist has led her to clients such as Lady Gaga and Gavin Rossdale. And, to ensure patients are really on the road to recovery, the staff also takes the time to discuss nutrition and suggest healthier habits, such as making s'mores with cardboard instead of graham crackers.
At first glance, Good Day Total Health Clinic seems more like an opulent spa than a wellness center. Past the rich marble and plush furnishings in the lobby, vividly painted treatment rooms are interspersed with a serene fish pond and murals depicting cherry trees ironically holding apples. The varied, welcoming decor reflects the multidisciplinary approach to health provided by the doctors, specialists, and technicians who practice here. The team offers state of the art treatments for both wellness and beauty, from chiropractic care and acupuncture to rejuvenating massages and Botox and filler treatments.
Since graduating from Kyung Hee University, East Asia's prestigious school for traditional medicine, in 1986, Sang Cho has brought his refined eastern practices to the west through For Your Pains Acupuncture. The licensed and certified acupuncturist specializes in the ancient treatment, which potentially help accelerate the body's healing process by stimulating specific areas with fine needles. True to his clinic's name, Sang uses acupuncture to relieve patients of all types of discomforts, from back pains and headaches to tennis elbow, which afflicts players who use their elbows as rackets. Besides treating clients with acupuncture, Sang, also a licensed and certified herbalist, prescribes herbs that fight cold symptoms and boost cardiovascular energy.
Natura Samsung International Medical Center offers an integrated menu of health services that incorporate the expertise of Western MDs, Eastern medicine practitioners, chiropractors, and naturopaths. The clinic director, Chung W. Han, is both a professor of Western medicine and a member of the World Health Organization. With this multifaceted background, the doctor leads this team of registered professionals as they diagnose and treat a wide range of ailments, from chronic and acute conditions to stress and tone-deafness. Courses of treatment could include anything from chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture to traditional medical exams, massage therapy, and physical therapy.
At AOM Clinic, acupuncturist and herbalist Tae Lim leads a team that includes a massage therapist and a primary-care physician. They select from traditional and alternative healing techniques to construct holistic treatment plans for patients suffering from recurring pain or neurological or digestive disorders. Treatments rely primarily on acupuncture, but may also include cupping, electrical acupuncture, massage, or physical therapy.