What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of treatment used in East Asian medicine for a few thousand years. Moxibustion is another form of treatment that enjoys popularity along with acupuncture. Both the modalities have many benefits in treating and preventing illnesses. Acupuncture involves putting thin needles through the skin at certain points in the body. Clinical uses show that it is effective in treating various pain conditions and other disorders. Interestingly, acupuncture treats burn injuries without any scars. On the other hand, scientific evidences are limited due to some restrictions, such as blinding. How is acupuncture applied? Dr. Kihyon Sohn, acupuncturist in Beaverton Oregon, uses Korean acupuncture style. Interestingly, he applies most of the needles to acupuncture points under the knees and elbows. He stimulates the points with needles. As a result, patients become relieved of their complaints. Is it painful? Yes, but slightly, and it is tolerable and beneficial pain.


There are meridians, or pathways, which convey energy in the body.  Therefore, they link with the inner organs of the body. Each meridian has points on the pathway. It shows imbalance or disorder in the organ. For example, as imbalance on the surface becomes worse, it may get deep inside and reach the organs. Otherwise, pathogens would remain on the meridians or on the surface. Most importantly, acupuncture involves regulating disorders with stimulation of acupuncture points. Dr Sohn, acupuncturist in Beaverton Oregon, stimulates acupuncture points on the meridian and related meridian with needles. He aims at helping achieve balance or harmony in the body. 

Six Energies


Our body is a microcosm of the universe. In other words, what occurs in the universe happens in our body. For instance, there are six energies in the universe. These are wind, fire, dampness, heat, dryness and cold. They help and control one another to achieve balance or harmony. This happens in our body as well. Therefore, if any of them is too weak or too strong, it will affect the others and cause imbalance.

Five Elements

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There are elements on the earth, which correspond with the six energies in the universe. In other words, they are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. In addition, there are organs in our body, which correspond with six energies and five elements. They are liver, heart, spleen, and lung and kidney.

Licensed acupuncturist in Beaverton Oregon

In conclusion, acupuncture helps balance disorders in our body and puts our body back into the healthy state.  Dr Kihyon Sohn, acupuncturist in Beaverton Oregon, provides holistic treatments for various disorders using acupuncture, herbs or moxibustion. Certainly, he makes every effort to help patients regain their health as quickly as possible.