"Hye has been a lifesaver for me during this pregnancy. I have been receiving acupuncture on-and-off for pain from rheumatoid arthritis since 2012 so I am a pretty discerning client. I had just moved to the LA area when I became pregnant, and subsequently my Rheumatoid Arthritis flared up, causing pain and swelling in both wrists. Unfortunately, my former practitioner is based in the Bay area, so I had to find a new acupuncturist, while being pregnant and in pain. :( I knew I needed an experienced practitioner who would treat my pain carefully, while also being familiar with the unique needs of pregnant clients (some pressure points can induce labor).
I tried another local acupuncturist before I found Hye. What a difference! I knew immediately I was in very capable hands as she made sure not to put the needles directly in my swollen joints (a no, no during active flare) but to use the points in my feet instead. She took extra care to make sure I was comfortable, and we talked through the treatment plan we would use as my pregnancy progressed and I could no longer lay on my back.
To say Hye's care transformed my pregnancy is an understatement. Very quickly, her twice-weekly treatment cut my Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and swelling almost to zero. Let me repeat that, she took away my joint pain, allowing me to go back to work part time, which was HUGE!!! Her care removed any water retention, lowered my cortisol and stress/anxiety, helped me sleep better and boosted my energy, and when I was sick with a cold over the holidays, she opened up my sinuses so I could breath. Given the limited medications available to me while pregnant, I had very few other options, but I believe her care surpassed even what the drugs could have achieved. I am so, so thankful to have found her practice and I can not recommend her care highly enough."
Lauren, Santa Monica, CA (Pregnancy and Arthritis case)
"I have gone to Dr. Hye Kim now for 7 sessions. As a full time PhD student who also has a full time job, relaxing is a difficult for me. At first, when I began my acupuncture treatment, there was a lot of resistance as I am very analytical, but Dr. Kim was patient, persistent and attentive. She helped me get out of my head and into My Heart, and she was able to get through my blocks that were keeping me from receiving the healing openly. It was with trust, tough love and a genuine desire to want me to be happy in my daily life"
Desiree, Santa Barbara, CA (Mental health case)
" Hi there! Just wanted to tell you that I have signed a modeling contract.Thank you again for your support and faith and facial acupuncture worked!!"
Yarrow, Solvang, CA (Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture case)