Klotz SHC Spotlight: Acupuncture

August 22, 2023

Dr. Joo Kim is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Asian Medicine specialist at the CSUN Klotz Student Health Center.

Dr. Kim has been bringing her expertise in providing holistic treatments to patients, addressing a wide spectrum of concerns encompassing physical, psychological, and hormonal imbalances at the Student Health Center for 17 years. She maintains a year-round practice, including summer.

Dr. Kim’s practice involves a diverse range of therapies including acupuncture, cupping, and electroacupuncture.

“Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.” Acupuncture - Mayo Clinic 4/30/22.

At the first appointment, Dr. Kim will take a health history, explain the procedure she will use, answer any questions before beginning, and explain every step of the process to patients during the appointment.

Low-cost acupuncture appointments can be scheduled now, by calling (818) 677-3666, option 1.