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 & herbal medicine
Dr. Kihyon Sohn

Korean acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Oregon

Dr. Kihyon Sohn is licensed acupuncturist in Beaverton Oregon. He provides treatments using Korean acupuncture and herbal medicine granules for patients from Beaverton, Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro Oregon, and Vancouver Washington.

Kihyon Sohn earned a master’s degree (MAcOM) at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). He was admitted to a doctoral degree program at the same college, and he achieved deeper knowledge about East Asian medicine there. He earned the title of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). He wrote “Journey into Korean Moxibustion for his Capstone project.

Regular hiker and Judo black belt

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

What motivated Dr. Sohn to pursue the career

It was in Korea that he first came to study East Asian medicine. His late mother’s strokes prompted him to pursue the career. 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 novel therapeutic method that used Korean acupuncture with moxibustion. The late Dr. Namsoo Kim (Gudang) developed the treatment method through his many years of clinical experience. It emphasizes holistic treatments to boost energy and restore the body’s inherent healing ability. It’s effective for a variety of illnesses.

* Korean acupuncture that harmonizes your body and mind. 
* Herbal medicine granules that maximize treatments.  
* moxibustion for chronic diseases.  
* Burn injury treatments with acupuncture. 

Korean four-needle technique, Saam acupuncture

His acupuncture treatments 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.

Holistic and quality treatments

Here is how your initial 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.

Dr. Sohn will review your intake form, 
palpate your abdomen, 
feel your pulses, 
examine your tongue, 
before arriving at a diagnosis. 
He will provide Korean acupuncture and prescribe herbal medicine granules based on the diagnosis.

Korean acupuncture system

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

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine granules

The herbal medicine granules that Dr. Sohn prescribes are traditional Chinese herbal medicine formulas. The formulas are effective for a variety of health conditions including pain issues. The herbal medicine has helped people for thousands of years. Compared with modern herbal formulas, the traditional herbal formulas are more simple, but they prove to be more effective.

The 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 on a daily basis. 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 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 charity acupuncture and moxibustion treatments in Asia for those who could not afford medical care. 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 translated parts of Korean acupuncture and moxibustion literature into English. He hopes that they are useful to those who do not read Korean. Please see the blog entries for further information. You can find more articles by using search function on each page in the website.

Best acupuncture treatments in Beaverton and Portland, Oregon

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.

Dr. Sohn, licensed acupuncturist in Beaverton Oregon, 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 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.