"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/fertiltiy 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
"Dr. Kim has been helping me with sever back pain from my herniated discs for the last 6 months. I found full relief after working with her for a month and it was life changing. I was able to avoid surgery and having to get an epiural for the pain by having regular sessions wit her and taking some of the herbs she suggested. Dr. Kim has been super accomodating to fit me in when I need to see her and has a wealth of knowledge and positive and confident energy that had supported me through some tough and painful moments. I enjoyed the sessions so much that my husband started seeing her as well and saw positive results including renewed energy and reduced back pain as well."
Vanessa, Los Angeles, CA
"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
" My mom first came here for help with Vertigo. she tried all sorts of medications before that were not working. Not only have her symptoms improved significantly, but the rest of her health, both mental and physical, went through much positive change. She has lost healthy weight, she feels less anxious and much more happier. Meanwhile, I came in because I was having severe anxiety, as well as past issues with severe depression - as well as my mom's recommendation:) - Dr. Kim's acupuncture and herb treatments have significantly helped me not just with anxiety, but with all of my mental health and physical as well. I feel so much more positive, hopeful and energentic. Dr. Kim is so attentive, and she is very kind and professional in explaining what she sees in your mental and physical health, and how she wants to help imporve them with her treatments."
Jane, Goleta, CA
" 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!!"
Y, Solvang, CA