Having grown up partially in Korea and mostly here in the US, my life has always been a vibrant fusion of ideologies and culture. I believe in approaching health through a similar fusion of perspectives. Now it's my passion to help my patients incorporate Eastern medicine into their overall health and fitness strategies in order to achieve optimum wellness and balance.
We are all more than the sum of our symptoms, diagnoses and emotions. As an acupuncturist, I want to get to the root of the imbalance, restore function and stability, and maintain the health of my patients.
Background and skills
At New England School of Acupuncture, I earned a Master’s degree in Chinese and Japanese Style Acupuncture. Needling was only the beginning; my training extended to learning other modalities such as moxibustion, cupping, Qigong, Tai Chi, Shiatsu, Tuina, Shakuju (non-insertive needling), gua sha and Eastern nutrition. My third and final year was my internship year, where I practiced at the student clinic and various hospitals in the Boston Metropolitan area.
Since graduating I've practiced throughout the Philadelphia area in a variety of contexts, including community style acupuncture, working at The Cornerstone Clubs, and in my own private practice up until my daughter was born. Now that she is in kindergarten, I am ready to dive back into acupuncture and am honored to be part of the team at Bridge Acupuncture.
On a day to day basis, I cultivate my own Qi by practicing yoga, mindfulness meditation and prayer. Cooking and baking are also passions of mine, because I truly find joy in feeding others and recognize food to be the first medicine we all experience. Everything in moderation, of course! I also spend as much time as I can outdoors all-year round, because sunshine, fresh air and movement can be so healing in their own way.
I seek to improve the quality life of my clients by focusing on the individual as a whole person--including the emotional, mental and physical energies--with the purpose of helping people heal themselves.
•Women’s health, from adolescence to fertility to post-menopause
•Mental and emotional health, stress management
•Pain management, acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain
•Integrative medicine, working with Western medical professionals on a collaborative treatment approach
•Gastrointestinal issues, IBS
•Pediatric and adolescent non-needle acupuncture
•Shakuju, a gentle Japanese non-insertive needle technique
•Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science, Syracuse University
•Masters of Acupuncture, New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA
•MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program Oncology Training Conference, 2014
•Board certified, NCCAOM
•Ongoing training in Shakuju, non-insertive Japanese style of acupuncture under the direction of Diane Iuliano
•Six months of direct assistantship with master Kiiko Matsumoto, Newton, MA
•Clinical internship at Culia Ki Clinic with master T. Koei Kuwahara, Newton, MA (Hari acupuncture and Japanese pediatric acupuncture)
•Clinical internship at Boston Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (detoxing infants from their mother’s drug addiction)
•Clinical internship at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston, MA
•Certified in Clean Needle Technique
•Licensed in Pennsylvania