Deborah S. Kim, M.A., L.Ac., ACN is a California State and nationally licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Asian bodywork specialist. She graduated with honors from UCLA and received her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University. She has also completed postgraduate studies in Orthopedics, Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, Pediatrics, Facial Acupuncture, Functional Medicine and Functional Herbalism.
Deborah is also a certified Tai Qi and Qigong (Chinese arts in energetic movement) instructor, as well as a Yoga instructor.
Deborah began on her journey of healing after years of struggling with her own health. As a premed student at UCLA, she was learning much about the mechanics of the body, but very little was helping her to recover from illness after illness. The antibiotics and other drug therapies proved only to be a temporary solution, while causing other long-term problems. Gradually, over the next decade, she was able to recover her own health and well-being through the use of multiple healing modalities including acupuncture, nutrition and food-based medicine, herbal and plant-based medicine, yoga, tai chi and meditation as well as the highly specific lab testing used in functional medicine. It was this multifaceted journey that provided the foundation for the healing platform that she shares with her patients today.
Deborah strongly believes that each person has their own individual journey to finding their optimal state of health. Whether it's a customized diet and stress management protocol, a specific natural botanical medicine program, or targeted bodywork including acupuncture or movement therapy- each person can find their own path to true wellness.