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I have been a patient of Dr. Kim for several year now. Seldom do you meet a practitioner in the busy, fast-paced life who slows down time. He offers all the time you need. Dr. Kim listens deeply, kindly and with care. He treats people with consciousness, thoroughness and consistency.
Annika W., Newport News
Wonderful experience, I haven't been sick with a cold for over a year!
It's been great for me to receive treatments from Dr. Kim once a week. It's the one moment in my day that things slow down and I get to relax and concentrate on my own well-being. I've seen a very clear improvement with my back pain and digestive system.
Dr. Kim is truly in tune with his patients. He has a gift for getting to the root of what's going on with you and finding the best way to treat it. He has helped me more than any medical doctor I have visited and I feel blessed to have found him.
Dr. Kim is very professional and courteous. He spent a great deal of time assessing my needs and health inventory. I felt very comfortable and relaxed as he treated me. I would recommend his services to my friends.
I had pretty bad acid reflux for about five years. I was on strong medication and could not eat tomatoes or drink coffee or tea. It took Dr. Kim about 3 months of Acupuncture and Herbs of treatment but he got me off the medication. For the last two years I have been drinking between 3-4 espressos a day and can eat tomato sauce and raw chilies with no ill effect at all. I think it is fair to say that he cured me. His manner is great. I would recommend him to anyone.
I have spent several years with Fibromyalgia. I've seen few doctors, but I have never met anyone as special as Dr. Kim. His compassion, wisdom, demeanor; there really are no words to describe him until you are in his presence. He immediately forms a partnership with his patients and makes you understand your role in your own healing. I have seen my IBS symptoms virtually disappear. My energy and headaches have improved steadily under his care. I feel very fortunate to have found a doctor, a healer and a partner to help me.
I am a grateful patient of Dr. Kim and wish to share my experience with his future patients. I had over 15 years of painful menstruation. Sometimes not even 800 mg of Ibuprofen could mask the cramping. Other symptoms included my blood sugar dropping, my mind became foggy and I was tired, depressed and irritable. I was also unable to become pregnant. Dr. Kim freed me from pain and my other symptoms including my infertility and I no longer have to take prescription drugs. Eastern Medicine is truly amazing. He is a miracle worker and I cannot imagine life without him or his medicine. Thank you!
I have tried several weight loss programs and controlling my hunger was always very difficult. I just love the weight loss acupuncture program, in not only that I'm losing weight, but I'm on a healthy diet and not feeling hungry anymore. During other programs, I was often grumpy and felt that I could not control my hunger anymore. After treatments, I feel more relaxed and it makes me feel more energetic. I have been so amazed with my progress. After the three treatments, my friend started noticing that I was losing weight. This has been the most successful weight loss program that I have done. My appetite has decreased and my sweet cravings are not there. I want to eat healthier foods. I am full with small portions. It has been a wonderful experience.
I am 29 years old. I have suffered from insomnia for the last 10 years, but with my career, it was seriously affecting my life. I have tried a lot of medications - Lunesta, Trazopan, Lexopre and I was still waking up several times every night, so I was always tired physically and mentally. I was told about acupuncture by my mom and several articles from newspapers and magazines.
I was a little skeptic at first seeing as nothing had worked before, but my first treatment with Dr. Kim was like nothing I expected. He narrowed down my problems quickly and targeted them directly with an acupuncture treatment and sent me home with herbal pills to help the treatment. I actually felt tired that day and slept deeply for over 5 hours, just waking up once. After three treatments, I was able to sleep normally most nights. I highly recommend it to anyone, either insomnia or just stressed, acupuncture really is the best way to go.
I have suffered from low back pain on and off for many years. At the time of my first treatment I had been experiencing constant low back pain. I would wake up with the pain and it would last throughout the day. I have had chiropractic treatment in the past but never had experienced acupuncture. At the very first time with Dr. Kim I felt some difference. After three treatments I was completely pain free. I still, to this day, cannot believe how quickly I recovered. This treatment is truly amazing.
I began seeing Dr. Kim about 12 years ago for treatment of my sprained ankle, at the time I recovered with just one treatment. Since then I always believed in his care and professionalism, so my whole family took the treatments from him - my husband's hip arthritis, my daughter's depression and chronic fatigue.
I had knee surgery 20 years ago, I'd been doing pretty good until two weeks ago. My knee started hurting all the time... difficulty walking, swelling, painful. I called Dr. Kim immediately, took 5 treatments, and I was completely back to normal - exactly what I had expected.
Dr. Kim is very professional, taking great care to make you comfortable. My family is a believer! Thanks again!
Smith Family, Newport News
Low Back and Sciatica Pain
I have two herniated lumber discs with varying degrees of degenerated disc disease. I have been through several treatments and medications before I decided to try acupuncture treatment.
When I began acupuncture in November 2006, I wasn't able to stand or walk for more than 10 minutes before severe pain would shoot down from my right hip through my right leg. Acupuncture has given me my life back. It didn't happen overnight, but I steadily got better and less sciatic pain occurred after 7 treatments.
I started exercising slowly and recently walked comfortably.
Tom P., Smithfield
Neck and Shoulder Pain
I am a college student and an experienced athlete that enjoy vigorous activities such as marathons, mountain biking and basketball. I often get injured during the biking that developed mild to severe shoulder pain for about 3 months. I visited the chiropractic doctor and he told me that my neck was twisted causing a pinch nerve, which radiates to the shoulder causing shoulder pain. I was then treated and I injured myself again. Now, my shoulder got twisted with a torn rotator cuff. I continued to visit him for 3 months and I was experiencing good results until my neck spasm incident. I suddenly experienced neck spasms, which gradually got worse. At one time, I could hardly move my neck due to the unbearable pain. My chiropractor administered electric stem, pulsing light and ultrasound, but it didn't show any positive results. So I came home during the summer vacation and my dad asked me to try an acupuncture treatment. I decided to call Dr. Kim and was treated the very same day. I was treated for 2 weeks, 2 times a week then I could wake up with almost no pain. I continued to take 2 more treatments, and finally I was pain-free. It was great and amazing. I am really thankful and grateful to Dr. Kim for his genuine efforts.
Low Back Pain
Doctors, MRIs, cat scans and x-rays couldn't find where the stabbing pains emanated from. In two sessions, my 6 months of agonizing pain was relieved. I cannot begin to thank Dr. Kim for his skill and expertise. In a last act of desperation, I have found a miraculous release from the pain. If you suffer from pain, please try whatever is necessary to relieve your pain.
I have suffered from migraine headaches for 17 years and have tried all kinds of medications that have been only partially effective, and also hurt my digestive system. However, with acupuncture I have had very effective (sometimes within minutes) relief from pain. Still I don't understand completely how it works, but for pain relief, I highly recommend it.
Nancy, Newport News
For over 8 years I lived with a headache that made my migraines seem like a light bump on the head. After seeing Dr. Kim I am now virtually pain-free and can enjoy all the activities I used to do with my family. My sessions have not only been life altering but have allowed me to be me again instead of the withdrawn shell of a person I used to be.
Kathy, Newport News
Since I had a car accident in 2000, I have had shoulder problems. I went to a couple doctors, one who gave me a cortisone shot, went to physical therapy for a while, and later a chiropractor for quite a long time. They were able to fix my right arm but not my shoulders so I have lived with discomfort for a long time. In January of 2007 my legs started hurting, especially my left one, which according to a specialist, was due to a meniscus tear in my knee. I had surgery the following April and was told the pain and discomfort in my left leg would go away eventually. In April of this year (2008), I went back in because the pain and discomfort still continued so the doctor gave me a cortisone shot in my knee, which was only a temporary thing...
This is how I met Dr. Kim. I believe things happen for a reason and that good can come out of bad things that happen... After about 7 or 8 appointments my legs were free of pain and discomfort and my shoulders were feeling better...
Brian T., Virginia Beach
During the summer of 2008, I developed pain in my left elbow mostly attributed to tennis and golf. A couple of friends recommend me so I came to Kim's Acupuncture seeking relief of the pain. I knew that conventional medicine would have dictated that I stop playing tennis and golf for a few months, which did not appeal to me. So Dr. Kim and I worked out a treatment plan that allowed me to keep playing and within a matter of weeks, my pain was dramatically reduced. Now, two months later, I'm still pain-free and playing tennis and golf 2-3 times a week. I'm now a firm believer in the effectiveness of acupuncture!
Lee H., Hampton
I sprained my left ankle in a soccer game. My ankle was very swollen and painful, and I couldn't walk with a normal gait. I was referred by my friend's mom, after the first acupuncture treatment, I was back on my feet and playing soccer again. After the second session, the pain was almost completely gone. I am writing this testimonial to say that in my experience acupuncture is the most effective way to heal muscle sprains for athletes like myself. Thanks so much for the help.
James J., Gloucester
I had a carpal tunnel problem with my right hand and wrist. When I sought treatment from Dr. Kim I was dropping items held in my right hand due to the pain that gripping the item caused. I had been wearing a wrist brace to prevent overuse but it was not fixing the problem. Dr. Kim treated my wrist and hand with acupuncture. It worked! After 5 treatments I never got pain again. It is amazing!
For the past 5 years my husband and I tried to start a family with no success. I met Dr. Kim and he told me that my body was not healthy enough to sustain a pregnancy at the time, so he treated me to get healthier with acupuncture and herbal tea. Within a month, I noticed huge differences in my health, including increased energy, improved circulation, deeper sleep and significantly improved digestion. Under Dr. Kim’s care, my body was finally strong enough to sustain a pregnancy. I’m now the mother of a healthy and beautiful baby girl. I’m so grateful to Dr. Kim for his care, compassion and commitment, and highly recommend him to all of my friends and family.
I had two miscarriages and told by two fertility clinics that I had to have surgery to correct a separate uterus, would need an egg donor and had very little chance of becoming pregnant much less having a live birth. I saw Dr. Kim for 3 weeks, had a period then never had one again. I am in the 18th week of pregnancy and everything is very comfortable. I really like Dr. Kim and highly recommend him! It’s relaxing and non-invasive, not to mention affordable!
Dr. Kim has been an instrumental part in my pregnancy. I began seeing him about three months prior to beginning my first IUF cycle after over 4 years of trying to conceive. Caring and professional, he was able to outline the benefits and limitations of acupuncture in terms of fertility. Treatments are relaxing and customized to your needs as they change over time – fertility, first trimester issues, cold and headaches, etc. I highly recommend Dr. Kim!
I had tried for almost 2 years to get pregnant, but couldn’t because of an irregular cycle. I was afraid that I could not get pregnant at that time. After speaking to Dr. Kim, I felt very confident and decided to try acupuncture treatment before going to IUF/IUE. Within a month and a half of treatments (5 sessions), I got pregnant naturally! Now, I am still in treatment to ensure things are going well and it is a stable pregnancy. I am writing to thank you for all of your help!
I am 39 years old. My husband and I tried to conceive for two years and were unsuccessful. We started fertility treatment in April 2006 and failed the first IUI with medication. I started seeing Dr. Kim in August 2006, two times per week, along with IUI, and I became pregnant in October 2006. I continued my acupuncture treatments after I got pregnant. I thank Dr. Kim for his help and support. I hope to be back for my chronic shoulder pain.
Thank you for all of your help. You helped me achieve a pregnancy after many years of trying. After 8 treatments of acupuncture my IUI was successful. I came to you after a failed IVF cycle looking for some assistance. Your treatments helped to relax and prepare my body for pregnancy. I hope in the future your services will help others to be successful in their treatments.
Leanne, Newport News
I am 40 years old. I’m pregnant! As you know my chance of getting pregnant at 40 years of age were slim. After suffering a miscarriage 4 months ago I found you. After 13 treatment sessions with you I am pregnant. It’s a miracle! I truly believe that your acupuncture treatments enabled me to get pregnant after the IUI. I hope many women find you so that you can help them. Thank you.
My wife couldn’t get pregnant since we married eight years ago, because I had abnormal sperm count. For this, I tried all the treatments but nothing worked for me. One of my friends introduced me to Dr. Kim. I didn’t know much about Eastern Medicine but I wanted to try. He gave me acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for about 5 months. Surprisingly, my wife got pregnant. I don’t know how it works! But finally I can be a father. I really want to thank Dr. Kim’s efforts. Thanks again!
Who doesn’t want beautiful skin? With Dr. Kim’s unique treatments, you will achieve the radiant skin you have been seeking. But more importantly, you can get a more healthy body. I believe in his treatment philosophy, and truly recommend Dr. Kim.
It’s the day after my fourth treatment, and I’ve wanted to call you because I saw definite differences in my face this morning!!! I was surprised and pleased. The lines around my eyes, especially the right one, were much, much finer, not so noticeable. My cheeks were fuller, revitalized, not sort of “sunken”, and the lines on my forehead ere slight. Dr. Kim, I’m a believer!!! Thanks again! See you soon!
I wish to thank you for my facial acupuncture. The results are great. Everybody is telling me that I look really young and fresh and asking me if I have done something to my face… I myself can see the difference in my skin plumpness and smoothness. My fine lines are non-existent and deep lines greatly improved. Also physically and mentally, I feel more calm, relaxed and energetic. Thank you very much again.
I’m writing to attest to the great results in the elasticity, youthfulness and lack of stress being held in my face. After 5 sessions of cosmetic acupuncture at Kim’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, I can see a significant rejuvenation in my face. I’m grateful to have been able to achieve such great results without any cosmetic injections or surgical procedures. I shall be telling everyone how Dr. Kim is amazing.
Sinus & Allergies
I had suffered from allergies since childhood. In recent years, they have been getting worse. The allergies start every year beginning in March. These allergies made me absolutely miserable with my eyes burning, tearing, my throat itching and scratching, and my nose being congested. In May last year, my cousin, who also had allergies, recommended that I see Dr. Kim. The first treatment was amazing. I felt my nose open and totally clear up within minutes. I was surprised that acupuncture works just like my nose drops - fast. After my fifth visit, my allergies were completely relieved. I wish someone told me about this long ago. I went for a total of seven treatments with herbal pills and I had a whole season free of allergies.
I had chronic sinus infections for over 10 years and had been on every type of antibiotic. This summer, after a steroid shot, and several types of antibiotics, my doctor sent me to a surgeon who, after an MRI and CT scan, said he was not sure surgery would work. I decided to try acupuncture. The results were immediate and amazing. My sinus felt clearer within a day, and after a week, it was obvious that my infection was gone. Acupuncture is not painful, it is very relaxing. I highly recommend Kim's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine! Thanks again!
Christina P., Suffolk
I have been having acupuncture treatments with Dr. Kim for almost a year now. I originally came to him for chronic sinus congestion and seasonal allergies. During my worst hay fever season, in the spring, I couldn't go anywhere without a box of tissues, and would often end up in bed exhausted from fighting allergy symptoms. Neither over-the-counter nor prescription medicines helped. Last spring, for the first time in years, I made it through the worst of my hay fever season without using any medications at all, thanks to Dr. Kim.
Migraine & Headaches
I started acupuncture looking for a relief for my headaches and high stress level. I've suffered from a daily headache for the last 7 years, and my stress level has been through the roof. After only 7 treatments, my relief has been immeasurable. I still have headaches, but the frequency and the severity have been reduced dramatically, and my stress has decreased greatly.
Dr. Kim recommended me to get a few more treatments, ones a month. Thank you so much for the great care.
Susan H., Hampton
I've suffered from migraine headaches for 17 years and have tried all kinds of medications that have been only partially effective, also hurt my digestion systems. However, with acupuncture I have had very effective (sometimes within minutes) relief from pain. I still don't completely understand how it works, but for relief of pains I highly recommend acupuncture. Kim's Acupuncture was definitely the best choice for me. Thanks again!
Nancy P., Williamsburg
For over 8 years I lived with a headache that made my migraine’s seem like a light bump on the head. After seeing Dr. Kim I am now virtually pain-free and can enjoy all the activities I used to do with my family. My sessions with Dr. Kim have not only been life altering but have allowed me to be me again instead of the withdrawn shell of a person that I used to be.
Thank you Kim’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine!
Depression, Anxiety, & Stress Disorder
I have experienced a very high depression and anxiety level over the last few years due to working full time and going to school in the evenings. It was extremely difficult to manage the high stress and it was taking a toll on my mind and body. My friend told me about Dr. Kim and his acupuncture treatment so I decided it was a great idea. I started to take treatments for the last couple of months. I am now more focused, balanced and very satisfied with how things have worked out for me. I would recommend Dr. Kim for acupuncture treatment and I am so glad that my friend told me about him.
George L., Virginia Beach
I have been struggling with depression on and off for ten years. While anti-depression jolted my brain into functioning, they only masked the underlying problems. Acupuncture attracted me because of the idea that it realigns the natural healing energies of the body. I decided to give it a try. After 3 days, I began to notice a difference, although I have only been undergoing treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine for 10 days now. I have been thrilled with the calm and energy I have felt. Thank you so much Dr. Kim, I am truly grateful!
Michael M., Newport News
My name is Greg and I have known Dr. Kim for many years. I have depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for many years. I am taking 5 different western medications. They help me under control for certain points, but I still have severe panic attacks in my life. Dr. Kim is wonderful. I came in today because I have been suffering with panic attacks for the last two weeks. I was actually having an attack as I was being treated and within 5 minutes or so I began to feel myself calming down. My breathing slowed down and I felt normal again at last. What a wonderful feeling! Dr. Kim is absolutely fabulous.
I had suffered from menopause syndrome, such as hot flashes, insomnia, extreme mood swings and fatigue. Since I had breast cancer before, my doctor suggested me not taking any Western medicine but highly recommended Eastern Medicine. The menopause symptoms severely affect my life, I felt horrible and depressed. I went to Dr. Kim to ask for help. After taking 5 acupuncture sessions with herbal treatments, my menopause symptoms about 70% gone, I am very pleased with the results. I continued to take treatment for 2 more weeks and I am happy to say. "I am free!" I thank him for helping me improve the quality of my life.
I've replaced my hormone medication with acupuncture and herb formulas for my menopause symptoms. Not only does it work wonders on my hot flashes and night sweats, it makes me feel more energetic and relaxed. I can just sense my body turning for the better. Thanks Dr. Kim.
Dr. Kim was treating my husband for chronic lower back pain and he was responding so well that I asked him to inquire if he could help me with the pesky hot flashes I've been having. Now I go weekly, and not only has the intensity of the hot flashes lessened, but I have less migraines, and my sore back muscles feel much better. Dr. Kim's kind and gentle demeanor makes me feel comfortable and at ease. I'm always impressed. I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Kim!
Amy H., Newport News
I have smoke for over 25 years and found it was time I quit. I have quit in the past with many withdrawal symptoms from weight gain, headaches to mild depression. Smoking has been a part of my daily routine from the time I get up in the morning until bedtime. When I met Dr. Kim, I knew he was the real deal. I explained that my desires to quit smoking, but did not want to gain my weight in the process. Thankfully, his practice has a larger than life scale, which you have to trip over to enter the office. To date I have not gained weight and am very happy about the results. Also, I had no withdrawal symptoms, in fact one of my co-workers told me how much more alive I was. After each session I had explosive energy and was excited about the rest of my day.
I would highly recommend Dr. Kim to anyone with health ailments or personal goals, which you would like to achieve.
I decided that I wanted to stop smoking last December after smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for over 35 years. I was very nervous because I had tried to quite before using patches and medications but nothing seemed to help relieve the craving for nicotine. After hearing that acupuncture might help, I made an appointment with Dr. Kim. After 3 sessions, I was able to stop smoking with no cravings, no anxiety and no physical symptoms. I was amazed! As of today, I have been a non-smoker for over 5 months. The most miraculous thing is that I feel like I have never been a smoker. I can be around smokers with no problem at all.
Thanks for your help Dr. Kim!
John G., Newport News