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JJ Kim is a registered acupunturist in BC. She has a western medicine background as a registered nurse, with over 30 years of experience praticing nursing in South Korea, Libya and, as a licensed practical nurse in Canada.
JJ specializes in pain therapies and emotional trauma and emtional trauma (PTSD) utilizing acupuncture, deep tissue massage and cupping therapy.

JJ is trained to treat a variety of substance abuse addictions including cigarettes. She is a member of NADA (National Acupunture Detoxification Association) and SAIT (Society of Aucpoint Injection Therapy).


Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin, sterile, disposable needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body, to various depths. It used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of “yin” and “yang” of the life force known as “qi,” pronounced “chi.” Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces. Qi is said to flow through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These meridians and energy flows are accessible through more than 365 acupuncture points in the body. Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in using the special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. The cups may be made of: Glass, Bamboo, Plastic or Silicone It creates a vacuum and your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for up to 3-10 minutes. Or Wet cupping creates a mild suction by leaving a cup in place for about 3 minutes. then removes the cup and uses a aseptic lancet to make light, tiny punctures on your skin. And then do a second suction to draw out a small quantity of stagnant blood. that removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing Your skin will be marked with purple blue dark color depends on the how stagnation there but should look normal again within 10-15 days. Sometimes also get “needle cupping,” in which the therapist first inserts acupuncture needles and then puts cups over them.


Electrical stimulation

E-stim uses electrical pulses to mimic the action of signals coming from neurons through the needles (cells in your nervous system). These mild electrical currents target either muscles or nerves. E-stim therapy for muscle recovery sends signals to targeted muscles to make them contract. By causing repeated muscle contractions, blood flow improves, helping repair injured muscles. Those muscles also improve their strength through repeated cycles of contraction and relaxation. E-stim can also “train” muscles to respond to the body’s natural signals to contract E-stim is also not recommended for those who are pregnant and with a pacemaker or other implantable heart device



Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain. In gua sha, scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called Qi, in the body that believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.


The NADA( National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)


NADA Protocol is a non-verbal approach to healing.

It involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear.

The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 30-45 minutes allowing the treatment to take effect.

Ear acupuncture is an adjunct therapy which is clinically effective, drug-free and compatible cross-culturally.

It can easily be worked for behavioral health, addictions or PTSD


NADA benefits are

  • Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine

  • Minimized withdrawal symptoms

  • Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation

  • Relief from stress and emotional trauma

  • An easier connection with counseling

  • A discovery of inner quiet and strength

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