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Acupuncture

Specializations

Dr. Kim specializes in the treatment of:

  • Infertility
  • Breech Birth  Chi Energy Infusion without touch
  • Pediatrics Chi Energy Infusion without touch
  • Type 2 Diabetes Specialized diet plan which includes acupuncture and herbal medicine.
  • Eye disorders
  • Stroke
  • Weight Loss
  • Psychological Disorders Complications from psychiatric medications, schizophrenia, panic attacks, fear, anxiety, heart palpitation, nightmares, paranoia, lethargy
  • Opiate Abuse
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

 


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture originated from India, but was developed in China, where it has been practiced for over 3,000 years. It is one branch of Oriental Medicine, which uses a theoretical system based on Chi energy.

Practitioners of Oriental Medicine believe that Chi flows through the body along special pathways called Channels. When Chi is able to flow in a free and balanced manner, health is restored.

 

How does Acupuncture work?

An acupuncturist inserts thin sterile needles at specific points along these channels to strengthen the flow of Chi or to remove blockage. This stimulates the body's natural healing process.

 

Do the needles hurt?

No. Acupuncture needles are very thin, much finer than needles used for injections. The needles are only about three times the thickness of a human hair, and are designed to penetrate the skin with little resistance.

 

Is Acupuncture safe?

Yes! Acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable. They are only used once and discarded. In addition, there are far fewer adverse effects associated with acupuncture than with many prescription drugs and other medical procedures. Different people experience different sensations from acupuncture. Some patients describe tingling, warmth, or a heavy feeling. Most people find the sessions relaxing, and it is not uncommon to fall asleep during treatment.


What is Chi Gong?

Chi Gong is the Chinese system of exercises and breathing used for personal health, healing, and therapy. It is an internal method of practice and a skill used by martial artists for protection and power. Healers can create intense energy and have the ability to externalize and transfer their Chi flow. Combined with traditional acupuncture, Chi Gong provides perhaps the most potent of all treatments. Dr. Kim is the only acupuncturist in Oklahoma who provides acupuncture treatment with Chi Energy Infusion, with and without the use of needles.


Duration of treatment may vary

Some patients notice rapid improvement after just a few sessions. In other cases, conditions that have taken years to develop may take longer to treat. Occasionally, symptoms may worsen for a day or two before they begin to improve. This is not a cause for alarm, but is often a natural part of the healing process.


Many Uses

The World Health Organization (WHO) lists the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis   
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow  

 


The WHO lists the following symptoms, diseases and conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown, but further proof is needed:

  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Cardiac neurosis
  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • Craniocerebral injury, closed
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
  • Earache
  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
  • Female infertility
  • Facial spasm
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Gastrokinetic disturbance
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status
  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
  • Hyperlipaemia
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Insomnia
  • Labour pain
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Ménière disease
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Obesity
  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain due to endoscopic examination
  • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)
  • Postextubation in children
  • Postoperative convalescence
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatitis, chronic
  • Pruritus
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Retention of urine, traumatic
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sialism, drug-induced
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Tietze syndrome
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic
  • Urolithiasis
  • Vascular dementi 
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)