About Dr. Sohn

Doctor of Korean acupuncture and herbal medicine in Beaverton Oregon

Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM, Dipl.O.M.)
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM)
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) 

Korean acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Oregon

Kihyon Sohn is a doctor of Korean acupuncture and herbal medicine who serves Beaverton, Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro Oregon.

Kihyon Sohn earned a master’s degree (MAcOM) at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). He enrolled in a doctoral degree program at the same college to quench his thirst for more knowledge. He obtained the title of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). He wrote “Journey into Korean Moxibustion for his Capstone project.

What motivated Dr.Sohn to pursue his path

He first came into contact with east Asian medicine in Korea. His late mother’s stroke prompted him to search for a treatment option. He wanted to improve her condition on his own. As a result, he searched to know how to use acupuncture to treat her. Fortunately, he found the opportunity to learn about a novel therapeutic method that combined Korean acupuncture with moxibustion. The late Dr. Namsoo Kim (Gudang) came up with the treatment method through his many years of clinical experience. The method emphasizes holistic treatments to boost energy and restore the body’s inherent healing abilities. It’s effective for a variety of illnesses.

Korean four-needle technique, Saam acupuncture

His acupuncture skills are based on the Korean four-needle technique known as Saam Acupuncture. He studied the acupuncture system in Korea before moving to the US. He also had the opportunity to study with Korean doctors practicing Pulse Regulating Acupuncture Technique in California. The technique focuses on adjusting pulses to treat various health conditions.

Dr. Sohn uses Korean acupuncture to treat various health conditions including pain issues. His patients come from Beaverton, Portland, Tigard, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, and other cities. Based on pulse presentations, he works on energy channels called meridians. Patients experience physical harmony and benefit from his treatments. He also prescribes herbal medicine to speed up healing process.

Doctor of herbal medicine granules in Beaverton

Dr. Sohn prescribes traditional Chinese herbal medicine for a variety of health conditions including pain issues. The medicine has helped people for thousands of years. Compared with modern herbal formulas, the traditional herbal medicine is more simple, and it proves to be more effective.

Dr. Sohn prescribes granules based on the patient’s presentations. Patients can drink granules mixed with warm water like tea. It is convenient to drink and carry. Taking herbal medicine granules would be like receiving treatments on a daily basis. Your health conditions will improve more quickly with daily treatments, and your quality of life will return to normal. Patients also feel better faster when they are treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Journal articles

He had the following two publications published in journals:

1. A case Study: Treatment of Acute Pain of Shoulder, Neck and Upper Back with Combination of Acupuncture and Direct Moxibustion

2. Case Report: Treatment of Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder with Direction Moxibustion

He contributes to the International Journal of Chinese Medicine (IJCM) as a reviewer.

Community outreach

Dr. Sohn provided free acupuncture and moxibustion treatments for those who could not afford medical care in Asia. He volunteered to treat veterans in Portland a few years ago. He’s still interested in helping out in a few communities.

Blog posts on acupuncture and moxibustion

Dr. Sohn translates parts of Korean acupuncture and moxibustion literature into English. He expects that it will be useful to those who do not speak Korean. Please see the blog entries for further information. More articles can be found by using the page’s search function.

Best acupuncture treatments in Beaverton and Portland, Oregon

Kihyon Sohn Acupuncture is located at 10700 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Suite 357. For appointments, please call or text 503 404 4567. Online scheduling is also available.

Dr. Sohn focuses on preventing illnesses as well as treating chief complaints. He uses Korean acupuncture, herbal medicine granules, and moxibustion to balance your body and heal your pain and underlying health conditions.

Dr. Sohn also recommends that patients go hiking at least once a week. This is one of the best ways to stay strong, regardless of age.

He never stops studying to improve his ability as a healer.

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