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Nov 14

Chronic Kidney Disease (stage 3) – Patient C

Today patient C happily brings me her newest lab test results. She has made a dramatic improvement in a few months. In early May of 2017, patient C sought my help for what she thought was a high blood pressure problem. During our initial discussion, I quickly realized that she most likely have kidney disease […]

Oct 26

Firefighter Appreciation Offer

We are glad that the North Bay Fire is finally contained. To show our gratitude for hard working firefighters, we are offering all services free to firefighters at our Ukiah Clinic for the rest of 2017. If you know any firefighters in the area, please invite them to visit our clinic. We will do everything […]

Aug 20

Wellness Promoting Baby Massage

My new video on how to perform wellness promoting massage on your babies and toddlers. It is generally recommended to perform massage regularly on children ages 0~3 according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is believed to prevent illnesses and stimulate development. The model used is Claire Cheng, our daughter, at age 100 days. Before you […]

Apr 21

Sewon Kim, L.Ac. is on Maternity Leave until September 2017

We have happy to announce the birth of our daughter Claire in April. My wife Sewon Kim, L.Ac. will be on maternity leave until September of 2017. We would like to use this opportunity to remind everyone the importance of maternity leave and postpartum care. Woman’s body undergoes tremendous change during pregnancy and after delivery. […]

Mar 16

Open heart surgery performed with acupuncture anesthesia

A French team observe open heart surgery performed with acupuncture anesthesia. Using acupuncture for anesthesia offers many advantages: risk of complication is lower and patients recover faster. The word on the green gown says Shuguang Hospital. Most likely the operation was done in Shanghai’s Shuguang Hospital where I did my rotation, internship and residency. This […]

Feb 27

Your gene expression changes seasonally

Scientist at Cambridge University recently discovered that our gene expression changes following seasonal pattern. Such discovery may surprise many people since the public generally assumes their genes are deterministic. Yet in reality, most of our genes are not expressed. At any given time, only around 10% of our gene are expressed. Most people imagine their […]

Nov 18

Protein Restriction for Chronic Kidney Disease

I had a patient come in yesterday for Chronic Kidney Disease. He has been seeing a nephrologist for five years and has been on dialysis for a year already. I was shocked to find out that he said no one ever told him that he needs to restrict his protein intake. This is very basic […]

Nov 16

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Case – Patient E

Patient E is a middle aged woman from South East Asia. She came to see me for her severe case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) in March of 2016. Her condition began after her trip back to her home country in January. She developed severe diarrhea, numbness and tingling in her hands and feet, extreme fatigue, […]

Aug 3

Beware of “Useless” Surgery

New York Times reports that many surgeries are still being performed even though evidence suggest they do not help patients. Randomized clinical trials have shown that many surgeries are closed to being totally useless. Most of these surgeries are performed intending to help pain, particularly pains in the spine and knees. However, their success rate […]

Jun 30

15 million needles (a documentary film)

I would like to share an amazing documentary about famed and influential acupuncturist Dr. Zhu. He revolutionized the way we treat stroke patients. I am very proud to have graduated from the same school and worked at the same hospital as he did in Shanghai.