Arlene graduated from Everest Massage School in 2009 where she was ambassador of her class. In 2017 she started studying craniosacral therapy with the Upledger Institute.
Arlene practices Zen Meditation in order to support the delicate nature of this work. In September 2016, she was ordained in Zen Meditation by the Venerable Subil Sunim.
Arlene believes that balance of body, mind, and spirit make up the foundation for good health.
Soo Kyung Ahn is a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from SCUSOMA, Los Angeles, and Doctor of Philosophy Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from ALU, Newport Beach. In addition to a year-long internship with the SCUSOMA Clinic, she also participated in an externship at variety acupuncture clinics.
Dr. Ahn served apprenticeship under Moxibustion specialist. She is specialized in pain management, weight-loss, and women’s health including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum care. She has worked with several renowned mentors over the years and her knowledge of various acupuncture theories and techniques allows her to design a treatment plan that is most beneficial and comfortable for each patient and their needs.
Dr. Ahn feels privileged to work and serve in such a wonderful community. She enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients and their families, and making a difference in caring for their quality of life and health. Her professionalism, care and compassion allow her to better serve patients and produce the best treatment and results.
A trusted practitioner and educator, John J. Kim L.Ac., Ph.D. has a diverse and wide-raging practice in acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qi gong, Zen Meditation, and several other disciplines of Eastern Medicine. He holds a Master’s degree in acupuncture from Emperor’s College, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree from SAMRA University and also a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from Yuin University.
Since the beginning of his professional career in 1987, he has researched and published numerous articles on various aspects of a holistic healing and traditional Oriental Medicine. From 1994 to 2000, he was an active member of the Acupuncture Board of the State of California. Though his leadership as chairman of the Board in 1999 and 2000, his commitment to bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medicine has garnered a wider acceptance by both medical communities.
He is also dedicated to enriching his community. In addition to his practice, he had been teaching Qi gong (breathing and stress reduction exercise similar to Yoga) for 20 years. He runs Zen Meditation classes to the public for over a decade. He also takes his patients and colleagues on a weekend long retreat to Sedona, Arizona.