Holistic Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic in Beaverton, Oregon

Acupuncture and herbal medicine Beaverton
Korean acupuncture Beaverton

Dr. Kihyon Sohn is an LAc, an acupuncturist in Beaverton, Oregon, licensed by Oregon Medical Board. He has been certified as Dipl. O.M.(Diplomate of Oriental Medicine) by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). He achieved a Master’s degree(MAcOM) and a Doctoral degree(DAOM) at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Sohn’s comprehensive education in Traditional Eastern medicine and his Capstone project, “Journey into Korean Moxibustion,” testify to his dedication to providing the best possible care to his patients.

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) 

First Step into Traditional Eastern Medicine

Dr. Sohn studied Traditional Eastern medicine in Korea before coming to the United States. Because of the strokes of his late mother, he had to search for a remedy. He wanted to improve her condition on his own. He started to search here and there and found out how to use acupuncture to treat her.

Fortunately, he found the opportunity to learn about a unique therapeutic method. It was Korean acupuncture combined with moxibustion. The late Dr. Namsoo Kim (Gudang) developed the treatment method through his clinical experience for long years. It emphasizes holistic treatments to boost energy and restore the body’s inherent healing ability. It is effective for a variety of illnesses. It was his first step into medicine.

He is a black belt in Judo. He spent about fifteen years practicing Judo in Korea. While living in Korea, he practiced Huatuo Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal) Qigong daily. He liked hiking and rock climbing in Korea. He still enjoys hiking at least once a week on trails in Cascade Locks, Mount Hood, Forest Park, and the other nearby mountains. He loves hiking and breathing close to nature.

What to Expect in First Session with Dr. Sohn in Beaverton

Here is how your first treatment session with Dr. Sohn goes. You will fill out the intake form and consent forms. Then, Dr. Sohn will help you lie on the treatment bed. He will perform the following procedure for treatments.

Intake form review

Abdominal palpation

Tongue checking

Pulse feeling

Acupuncture treatment based on diagnosis

Herbal prescription

Health Conditions to Treat

Dr. Sohn provides treatments for various health conditions, including pain issues, insomnia, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and depression and anxiety. Hover over the images and click for more information.

Korean Acupuncture Beaverton

Dr. Sohn studies with Korean doctors who practice pulse-regulating acupuncture. It focuses on adjusting pulses to treat various health conditions. Dr. Sohn helps blood and energy flow in the meridians by using Korean acupuncture, allowing for better circulation of blood and energy. It enables the body to return to normal health. Dr. Sohn’s treatments aim to restore physical harmony and promote overall well-being. He provides gentle acupuncture treatments with none to minimal insertion pain. They can be suitable for children or people with needle sensitivity.

He examines the patient’s pulse and identifies the energy channels or meridians that require attention. His treatments have roots in the Korean four-needle technique known as Saam Acupuncture, which Dr. Sohn studied in Korea before moving to the US.

Herbal Medicine Granules Beaverton

Herbal medicine granules that Dr. Sohn prescribes are Traditional eastern herbal medicine formulas. Herbal medicine has helped people for thousands of years. Classical herbal formulas mainly consist of two to ten different herbs that effectively treat various health issues when the diagnosis is correct. They are more straightforward and effective than modern ones

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Dr. Sohn emphasizes that sleep, digestion, and bowel movement are the most significant factors to consider in treating all health conditions. He successfully treats various health issues by addressing three things. People suffer from various health complications due to poor sleep, indigestion, and constipation.

Dr. Sohn uses high-quality herbal granules from Taiwan. Herbal medicine granules have many benefits. 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 every day. Your health conditions will improve more quickly with daily treatments, and your quality of life will return to normal faster. Patients also feel better faster when they combine acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments. His patients visit him from many cities, including Beaverton, Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego, etc.

Please read what our patients say about their experiences with Korean acupuncture and herbal medicine at our clinic.

“I highly recommend Dr. Sohn for anyone who is having health issues. I’ve been seeing Dr. Sohn for many months to manage my symptoms while seeking diagnostic help from an endocrinologist and ENT doctor. He reduced flare ups from my autoimmune disease and is helping me manage my overall health. Without his acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I wouldn’t be able to function while having a full-time job and being a mom. I can’t thank him enough!

His acupuncture sessions and Chinese herbal medicine are customized during each appointment after he understands what is going on with your body. Unlike western medicine where prescription pills are potent and can cause side effects, Chinese herbal medicines work to restore the overall balance (of different organs) in your body. Thank you Dr. Sohn!”

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

Community Outreach

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

Blog Posts

Dr. Sohn translated parts of Korean acupuncture and moxibustion literature into English. He hopes they become helpful to those interested in learning Korean acupuncture and moxibustion. Please see the blog entries for further information. You can find more articles by using the search function on the website.


Kihyon Sohn Acupuncture is located at 10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Suite 357, Beaverton, OR 97005.

For appointments, please call or text 503 404 4567. Online scheduling is also available. Just click the floating image at the lower right corner of the page or click the Book Now button below.