I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend Derrick Kim as a Sundo Master, licensed Acupuncturist, energy healer, breathing and exercise consultant and instructor. He understands the functioning and harmonious integration of body, mind and spirit for ultimate health. As a result of his skills, my hypertension normalized, chronic arthritis in my neck, and bursitis and tendonitis disappeared, lifetime motion sickness, and abdominal bloating after eating vanished, two knee injuries were corrected, and hot flashes from menopause ceased. Additionally, I became calmer and more focused, and my overall health improved from his sage advice on diet, exercise, energy, breathing and rest. Derrick Kim has a wealth of wisdom and a lifetime practice in oriental Medicine. He is a man of honor and integrity, and a powerful practitioner of the healing arts.
Mary Cook, M.A., R.A.S.
I cannot imagine what I would have done if I had not been referred to Derrick. He is just so caring in his actions and words. It's as if he is on your team for your good health. An unusual feeling in the medical field. He will do whatever it takes to bring you back to great health. I had major headaches, back and neck pains and now I don't know how I lived with it. It's such a freedom to be pain free! Plus I am on track to a black belt in his Koren Sundo class. The lower belly breathing he teaches along with the postures has strenghtened my inner core and my immune system is so strong that I rarely get colds and flues. He is amazing!!! If you are really looking for excellent health go see him!
I have been a patient of Dr. Kim’s since March of 2010. I decided to try acupuncture for many reasons. I have dealt with allergies all of my life and was diagnosed with asthma as an adult. My primary care physician had me taking daily allergy pills, a nasal spray, and a daily preventive asthma inhaler. I was frequently sick with colds and sinus infections, making my job as a teacher difficult. In the last few years, I had also been trying to get pregnant. Although my doctors told me there was nothing wrong with me, I had two miscarriages and was put on a daily aspirin and the drug Metformin to help with my fertility. I began seeing Dr. Kim twice a month, and I quickly stopped taking all of my medicines. My asthma and allergies no longer bother me, and after a year I am thrilled to say I am now 5 months pregnant. I no longer frequently visit my primary care physician with ailments, and my doctors are amazed with my health. I have shared my results with my family and friends and referred many people to Dr. Kim to improve their health and well being. Dr. Kim’s treatments have greatly affected my life in a positive way.
Following two car accidents and a diagnosis of arthritis in my back and neck the Dr told me there was nothing that could be done and when the pain got bad enough they would give me Epidurals. Then I was given a recommendation to see Dr Derrick Kim for acupuncture to help the pain. I then started to take his Sundo class and today I am pain free for the first time in years. Now I am working on my cholesterol and high blood pressure and already I have started to reduce the medication. Every day I am grateful.
Sending you love and light
Dr Kim is Brilliant! Caring! Intuitive!
My partner and I are very blessed to have Dr Kim as our doctor and Sundo Master!
With his in-depth knowledge of human body, mind, and soul, he is able to heal various diseases and health issues. He believes in the power of self healing and motivates Sundo practictioner to breathe and meditate daily. Meanwhile, he also heals patients concurrently by providing expert services in accupunture, cupping, moxa and chinese herb tea, as well as teaching each and everyone of us how to live a healthy life style with his knowledge in nutrition, feng shui, and nature walks.
In Sundo, Master Kim improved my energy level, tension in mid-back and neck, flexibility, digestion, and body temperature.
At his accupuncture clinic, he healed the pain I had in my hip for four years, life-time allergies, dry eye, energy level, blood circulation, UTI, and frequent cold&flu illness.
The beauty of his treatment is that I no longer depend on pharmaceuticals any more!
Dr Kim helps me heal my own body.
Defined by his many years of experiences in Sundo and various other healing techniques (qi gong, yoga, tai chia, kung fu), Dr Kim is able to identify & cure each individual's health issues right away.
Dr Kim is a true holistic healer and anyone who is lucky to have been treated by him will certainly feel the benefit from his healing power.
Dr. Derrick Kim has been my acupuncturist for several years. There are a number of conditions I have had, such as back pain, poor sleep, stomach problems, and low energy. In each case, Dr. Kim has helped improve or eliminate my condition and the improvement has come quickly. He has done so, in several ways, such as, excellent acupuncture techniques in the office, his thoughtful explanations of my condition, and very good recommendations for at-home care. He spends so much time with me during each session. It is quite a different experience from most doctors who spend 10 minutes with you and that is all you see them. I have recommended Dr. Kim to a number of my friends and colleagues, all of whom have had similar exceptional experiences under Dr. Kim's care.
I met Master Derrick Kim in March of 2009 when looking for some training in body/mind integration. I heard about the practice of Sundo and wanted to experience it for myself. Master Kim is an attentive and generous teacher who is committed to the Sundo discipline and to his students. And I find the practice of Sundo to be transformative and healing.
Master Kim also brings deep and supportive energy to his acupuncture practice. The many treatments I have received from him have been very beneficial.
Linda Horan. San Pedro, California
I truly believe that Sundo is the best exercise for everyone.
I’ve been practicing it for almost 3 years, now I can’t imagine starting a day without Sundo exercise.
Not only I’m able to get up 5:00 am every day (never thought it was possible), but also look forward to going even in the dark or rainy morning. Sundo helped to relieve my backache, joint pains, seasonal allergies. It gives me more energy and helps me to walk easier (I’m handicapped from post-polio condition). I notice that it also keeps my mind calm and peaceful.
Derrick is very committed and devoted to help peoples’ well-being. His personal attention and dedication is remarkable.
I’ve been getting his acupuncture treatment and I have no doubt that he’s a natural healer.
I can recommend his Sundo class and acupuncture treatment to anybody with confidence.
I am taking 5 medicines to help control my RA and Sundo helps me to keep the pain in check. I find that I can decrease my medication when I attend Sundo classes. Sundo blends excersize with meditation. Meditation helps me handle stress better and the excersize helps me ease the pain and increase my flexibility. Derrick Kim is excellent in showing me how to modify the movements depending on how I’m feeling. I have also had accupuncture. I have had some acute pain and felt a decrease in pain right after the treatment. Accupuncture helps me to move easier and gets me to class. I feel much better when I go to class. The combination of accupuncture and Sundo has made a great difference in how I feel!
Louise A. R.N. M.S.
I had hurt my back 11days prior to my treatment day. I thought that the pain would just go away, but it got progressively worse. My husband suggested that I go to the doctor and I really love my medical doctor, but I knew that I would just get prescription for drugs to alleviate the pain and not fix the problem. I didn’t want to go to the chiropractor either. I knew in my heart that the place I needed to go for help was the acupuncture clinic to see Derrick.
Today is 9th day after treatment and I feel great. The first day after my treatment of acupuncture, my back started adjusting itself. Derrick has a gift and I am so greatful that he were able to determine exactly what I need. I just feel better everyday.
Dr. Kim treated me for several problems, one of which was a re-occurring pain on my arm. For months, whenever I would touch a certain spot, it would feel like a bruise though there was no mark. In one session, he was able to restore normalcy to the area, no more pain whatsoever.
I have suffered on and off with insomnia. After a treatment with Dr. Kim, I have no trouble sleeping. In fact, I often fall asleep during treatments because they are so calming and relaxing. Dr. Kim has a very gentle way about him. One time, I was reeling after a particularly important and stressful meeting, my body was all tensed up and I could barely move my head without sharp neck pain. After only one session, I was back to normal.
I highly recommend Dr. Kim and feel very fortunate to know him, since he has helped me out of difficult physical problems time and again.