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Dec 26

Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 4) – Patient P

Patient P is 73 years old South Asian male. He was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease in 2012. His kidney disease continued to progress and his eGFR dropped to 16 mL/min. He did some research by himself and changed to a low-protein diet. His eGFR bounced back to 22 mL/min by his own effort at […]

Nov 14

Veteran Affair covers acupuncture

We are happy to announce that we now accept Veteran Affair’s insurance through Tri-West. You can choose us as your preferred community provider. You must obtain referral from Veteran’s Affair system. Please go through Tri-West as it requires prior authorization. One of the great satisfaction of my job is helping people who really need it […]

Oct 25

Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 5) – Patient S

Patient S is an interesting case for several reasons: He was 81 years old when he began to see me. His eGFR before his Chinese medicine treatment was very low at 16 (Late Stage 4). He quitted his treatment of Chinese medicine and restarted again, which demonstrated the effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in […]

Nov 14

Chronic Kidney Disease (stage 3) – Patient C

A NEW CASE of STAGE 5 KIDNEY DISEASE CAN BE FOUND HERE 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 […]

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 […]