Dr. Jong Hwa Lee founded Kyunghee Acupia Wellness Clinic back in 2001 in Seoul, South Korea. In the center of Traditional Korean Medicine, Acupia Wellness grew to 10 branches across South Korea, serving over 700,000 patients in a span of 17 years. During the years, numerous Korean celebrities, stars, and athletes sought out Acupia Wellness for its expertise in holistic treatment of the body.
Acupia Wellness first opened in 2009, providing the latest and most researched K-medicine techniques, Vertex Synchronizing Technique (VST) acupuncture and Reset Detox, for gynecological, ENT (ear, nose, throat), and skin conditions and pain management.
The goal of VST treatment is to restore biomechanical balance when treating musculoskeletal diseases . The underlying concept of VST is “tensegrity” (tension + integrity). The body’s tensegrity is examined by 3 Dimensional Vertex Analysis that examine the body in three different planes for four major vertices in our body, allowing us to pinpoint the source of pain. VST treatments help individuals to break the vicious cycle of compensation reactions that trigger functional and structural imbalances, resolving the fundamental problem and preventing future recurrences.
Dr.Lee has presented and awarded from many associations and congresses.
2009 – American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) for Acupuncture Awareness Day in Capitol Hill Sacramento, CA
2010 – American Acupuncture Medical Association – Orlando, Florida
2010 – World Congress of Medical Acupuncture – Riga, Latvia
2011 – iSAMS (International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium) Conference at UC Irvine, CA
2013 – Brazilian Medical Acupuncture Congress – Ouro Preto, Brazil
2013 – Global Asian Medicine Association – Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Seon Hye Cho is an expert in the field of acupuncture and Korean medicine with over 30 impressive years of research and practice in the field.
Following her studies in Ph.D degrees in Korean Medicine at Kyunghee University, she has furthered her research globally. She was in charge of the pain clinic in Saudi Arabia’s royal hospital, Erfan & Bagedo General Hospital. She also researched in the molecular neurobiology lab in Mclean Hospital Harvard Medical School. With her love for educating aspiring acupuncture students, she was a professor in Kyunghee University, where she lectured with the emphasis on the science of herbal medicine and the development of herbal drug products on neuronal disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
In 2006, she moved to the United States and became a licensed acupuncturist. Afterwards, she taught at Donguk University in Los Angeles as well, continuing her career in educating future acupuncturists. Recently, with her solid background in integrated medicine, she has served as the team physician for the Korean National Women’s Volleyball team, carefully preparing each athlete before the match to prevent and care for sports injuries and maximize each athlete’s performance.
Today, Dr. Cho focuses her research and practice on using non-invasive methods to treat women’s health (infertility, pregnancy, postpartum support), ENT conditions (allergies, asthma, rhinitis), and skin issues (acne, eczema, psoriasis).
Dr. Seon Ryang Kim is an experienced professional in the field of acupuncture and Korean Medicine as well. Throughout her practice and research after KyungHee University Ph.D degree, her passion has always been about helping her patients optimize their lifestyle patterns including diet and fitness plans to help those struggling with obesity, infertility, and other women’s health issues.
She earned her Korean Medical Doctor license in 1998, and started practicing in Seoul, South Korea. She founded a weight loss center at Kyunghee Acupia Wellness Clinic in 2002. Through her many years of practice, she has gained expertise in the areas of weight loss, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, and children’s health.
In 2008, she moved to Beverly Hills, California with her family and became a licensed acupuncturist in California in 2009. Since then, Dr. Kim has been very involved in diverse fields relating to her practice. She became a licensed esthetician in 2012. In 2014, she got a QME (Qualified Medical Evaluator) license. Qualified medical evaluators are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation – Medical Unit to examine injured workers to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports. She has also been a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) since 2016. The ABORM fellowship demonstrates her extensive knowledge in Western and Oriental Reproductive Medicine and their relation to the treatment of reproductive disorders.
With her vast knowledge in many fields and caring heart, she is dedicated to helping her patients meet their individual needs with non-invasive methods using acupuncture and reset detox programs. Aside from her regular practice, she has served in mission trips by providing medical service to those in impoverished areas in Asia, North America, and South America.
Many patients are satisfied with experience with 3 professionals.
Acupia Wellness is located in 4940 Irvine Bovd Ste204m Irvine and reach at 714-832-1500 from Monday to Saturday.