The pain I experienced was greatly decreased and the range of pain free motion I had in my knees increased with each treatment.
Karl, Berkeley

Acupuncture profoundly affects involuntary body functions and aids in regulating blood pressure, immune function, blood flow and body temperature.

About Us

Sung Kim portraitSung Kim is a California state board licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He obtained his Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. His 1,000 hour clinical internship was spent at various facilities such as the Rehabilitation Ward of California Pacific Medical Center; majority of patients treated at CPMC were undergoing post-stroke or spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

He became interested in Chinese Medicine when he was diagnosed as 100% permanently disabled in both arms by three different medical doctors. After trying various medical treatments, he began seeing an acupuncturist. Upon treatment with acupuncture and herbs, he realized pain relief and improvement in his other symptoms. With a consistent course of treatment using acupuncture and herbs, his “permanent disabilities” completely resolved.

He has completed numerous post-graduate courses in acupuncture and primarily practices the Kiiko Matsumoto style. Her method of palpation based acupuncture is powerful and and is currently the favored acupuncture style taught at Harvard Medical School. He also incorporates acupuncture systems taught by Master Tung, Richard Tan and TCM.

 

Susan Ko portraitSusan Ko is a California state board licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She obtained her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. With her interest in women’s and community health, she has worked in a number of public and private settings including a medical outreach project in Paraguay, South America for Amigos de las Americas, Haight Ashbury Community Clinic, Women’s Community Clinic in SF, the clinic of Dr. Lifang Liang, renowned specialist in infertility and gynecology. She has also studied under numerous experienced practitioners including Raven Lang, L.Ac., Robert Levine, L.Ac., Arnaud Versluys, PhD, L.Ac. and Kiiko Matsumoto, L.Ac.

In her post-graduate studies, Susan Ko has completed the Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine, a specialty post-graduate herbal medicine program that is taught by Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD, L.Ac., scholar and practitioner of herbal medicine based in the classical tradition of the Shang Han Lun and Jing Gui Yao Lue. She also practices Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, which is currently the favored acupuncture style taught at Harvard Medical School. Both styles of acupuncture and herbal medicine are “classically” based with traditions dating back to 200 BCE in China, and have lasted the test of time with clinical efficacy and safety.

With extensive training in Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, and acupuncture, she has worked effectively in treating many acute and chronic ailments. This includes many digestive disorders, mood/anxiety disorders, fertility and reproductive issues in both men and women, cardiac and respiratory disorders, allergies, dermatological conditions, autoimmune diseases, acute/chronic pain and stress disorders to name just a few. Her approach is customized for each patient and each visit.

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