Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses needles placed along invisible meridians that run throughout the body. Today, acupuncturists also use lasers, magnets and electric pulses in addition to needles. Each meridian point has a specific meaning and can unblock and repair meridians and channels with vital energy or chi. Through the stimulation of the meridians, an acupuncturist is able to restore balance and ergo health to the patient.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
- Persistent lower back pain
- Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Postoperative pain
- Depression and anxiety
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
Hyeyeong Kim, MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, is a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist in Illinois and a board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Kim earned the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at National University of Health Sciences.
Growing up in the suburb of Chicago, Kim always dreamed to be beneficial to the community and its people. Having been practiced at one of the most busy clinics in the Chicagoland area, Kim discovered that there is a root cause of every symptom and that she must guide the patients to navigate their lifestyles in order to identify the root cause. Once it is identified, with various modalities such as acupuncture, herbs, cupping, smokeless/odorless moxibustion, etc. Kim aims to restore the body and the mind to be balanced and in harmony which is the key to wellness. She agrees that current modern lifestyle is a definite challenge for everyone to stay healthy but it is an exciting journey. Kim enjoys being a part of others’ journey and cannot wait to provide what is needed in the coming years.
Kim has successful experiences with: trauma, acute/chronic pain (headache, eyes/ears/throat issues, back pain, joint injury, arthritis, abdominal/intestinal, legs/foot), OB/Gyne (PMS, infertility, prenatal/postnatal care), internal medicine (high/low blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, digestive, IBS, etc), Seasonal/food allergies, skin problems, emotional (anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress-related symptoms), children’s digestive, ADHD, sleep problems.
Any other problems, please do ask; she may help without first knowing she was able because she works on the root cause.
Kim resides in Glenview with her husband Soo, their two boys Connor and Caden, and Dewey the 10 year- old Jack Russell Terrier.