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Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. In the United States, where practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Patients are treated by insertion and manipulation of needles into the skin. The practice originated in China well over 2000 years ago and continues to gain momentum in the West. It is used to treat pain, nausea, infertility and disease and to promote general health. Acupuncture seeks to find a balance in the body’s energy, also called the Qi. To fulfill its functions, Qi has to flow steadily from the inside of the body to the skin, muscles, tendons, bones, and joints. The Qi moves throughout the body by way of channels referred to as meridians. Acupuncture points are mainly found at specified locations along the meridians where the insertion of needles can assist the Qi’s flow. “A-shi” points have no fixed location but represent tender or reflexive points appearing in the course of pain syndromes.
Joo Won (Paul) has been a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California since he graduated with his Master’s degree in Science in May 2009 from the well-renowned School Of Acupuncture South Bayo University and Oriental Medicine. Before receiving this degree, he practiced his skill in his native country of Korea for many years, focusing on healing through acupuncture and oriental herb treatments.
Now, in the United States, he is applying his previous knowledge and experience to treat neurological problems such as Sciatica, and other disorders such as Post-Traumatic Pain. He maintains a focus on balancing his patients’ Qi, in order for a healthier lifestyle to be achieved both physically and mentally. Joo Won (Paul) has a warm, gentle approach to acupuncture, and possesses the ability to tailor each treatment to the specific needs of the individual patient. He prides himself on educating his patients on the mind-body-spirit connection, and the importance of its effect on the overall body.