About Dr Sohn

Acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale

Acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale, 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) 
Acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale
Acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale

Acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale

Kihyon Sohn is a licensed acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale, Oregon. He obtained a master’s degree (MAcOM) at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM).  To satisfy his desire for deeper knowledge, he took doctorate degree program at the same college. He achieved DAOM, which is Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. For the Capstone project, he wrote “Journey into Korean Moxibustion”.

Korean moxibustion

It was in Korea that he first encountered east Asian medicine. Luckily, he had a chance to study a unique treatment technique utilizing acupuncture and moxibustion. Dr Namsoo Kim (Gudang) developed it throughout his long years’ clinical experience. The technique focuses on holistic treatments to improve energy and restore the natural healing power. It works pretty well for many illnesses.

Korean acupuncture

His acupuncture skills originate from Korean four needle technique called Saam Acupuncture which he studied in Korea. He took a great chance to study with Dr Cliff Park, who practices in California and developes Pulse Regulating Acupuncture Technique. The technique involves treating disorders by regulaing pulses.

Dr Sohn treats patients using Korean style acupuncture. He deals with energy channels called meridians according to pulse presentations. Patients achieve balance in the body and find his treatments satisfactory. He prescribes herbal formulas for faster healings as well.

Herbal medicine

Dr Sohn studies herbal medicine with Korean doctors. He prescribes classic herbal medicine which has been handed down for a few thousand years in ancient China. It turns out to be more effective compared with contemporary herbal formulas. He uses a different approach which Dr Roh in Korea developed in selecting relevent formulas. Dr Sohn prescribes granules according to diagnosis.

Journal articles

He had two articles published in journals as follows:

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

Community outreach

He enjoys helping people using acupuncture and direct moxibustion. He offered free treatments to those who could not afford in Asia for a couple of years. He is still interested in volunteering for a couple of communities.

Blog posts

Dr Sohn, acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale, translates parts of Korean acupuncture and moxibustion books in English. He hopes that it can be helpful and useful to those who do not understand Korean. For details, please visit blog posts.

Kihyon Sohn Acupuncture

Kihyon Sohn Acupuncture is located at 10700 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Suite 357. In his treatments, Dr. Sohn, acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale, places great emphasis on preventing illnesses and treating relevant issues as well. He always aims at holistic treatments.