A native of Pusan, South Korea, our family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, when I was 12 years old. For high school, I attended Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, WA. I earned an undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
I also started training in Hawaiian jujitsu as a college freshman. The uniqueness of this fighting system is found in the concept of Kappo and Sappo, which means “healing” and “killing.” This concept means if you have the ability to hurt someone, you must know how to heal as well. Initially, I practiced Asian massage to improve my martial arts skills. However, I realized how much I enjoyed the healing arts and decided to become a practitioner rather than a research scientist.
After receiving an undergraduate degree, I returned to Argentina and began practicing massage therapy. I began studying tai chi, qi gong, acupuncture and meditation with a local Taiwanese acupuncturist. This teacher was a direct disciple of Wang Shu Jin, a famous three internal arts master. I then decided to focus my studies on Chinese medicine.
I was accepted to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA, and became a licensed acupuncturist in 2011.
I moved to North Carolina in Oct, 2013. In my clinic, I practice Master Tung’s acupuncture, Distal Needling Acupuncture and Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Zheng Gu Tuina, Okazaki Restorative Massage, and Jimmy Chang’s Pulsynergy.
I believe in building and maintaining a strong body, mind and spirit. These health elements must be cultivated through right lifestyle. I don’t treat diseases; rather, I help my patients get better by taking full responsibility for their own health.