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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 […]

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

小心不必要的手術

紐約時報報導,很多手術的治療效果不佳,相對於不做手術的對照組幾乎沒有任何好處。在沒有效果的手術當中,以脊柱手術和膝關節的半月板手術最沒有效果。鑒於手術的危險性,紐約時報建議大家以保守治療優先。 在我們自己的臨床觀察中,許多以解決疼痛為治療目的的手術的效果不但不佳,很多時候病人的疼痛反而加劇。手術完後,由於疤痕組織的產生,病人對針灸和中藥的治療反應變差了。 因為手術的危險性與不可逆性,我們建議,除非是緊急手術,病人應該要再看一位醫生以確定手術的必要性。如果沒有需要急著做手術,有疼痛的病人應該嘗試保守得接受物理治療與針灸治療。