INTRO SunNam Kim, MSOM, L.Ac is a board certified Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Acupressure Therapist licensed in the state of California. He is a graduate of South Baylo University where he received his masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and is currently finishing up his doctoral studies at South Baylo University. Formerly, he was a nationally board-certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Therapist for 9 years and was an instructor at United States Alternative College for 3 years. SunNam practices various styles of Acupuncture including Chinese Acupuncture, Korean Saam Acupuncture, Master Tung Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, Electrical Stimulated Acupuncture, and Facial Acupuncture. He provides herbal formulas and supplements, nutritional counseling. He performs awareness exercises to promote a union of the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual aspects of the body into wellness. In addition, he customizes exercise sequences that focus on the patient's specific health concerns. For the past 8 years, Sun Nam has successfully treated thousands of patients for a variety of ailments, such as addiction, circulatory disorders, dermatological disorders, emotional and psychological issues, eye, ear, nose and throat disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological issues, infertility, immune disorders, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, respiratory disorders, and weightloss management. He is the founder of Sun Acupuncture Group and works out of offices in both Los Angeles and Westminster. I apply the appropriate combination of acupuncture (Body acupuncture: Chinese Acupuncture, Korea Saam acupuncture, Mater Dung Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, Electric Acupuncture, Facial Acupuncture), herb, supplements, nutrition counseling, and awareness exercises to gently nudge the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body into wellness. I am California state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. I received my training in Oriental Medicine at one of the nation's leading institutions, South Baylo University of Traditional Oriental Medicine, California for 5 years and Doctoral Program for 3 years. This eight academic year program of study included instruction in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and modern biomedicine. In addition to completing a two year clinical internship at the university clinic. I studied Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at South Baylo University Doctoral Program for 3 years. I used to be a nationally board-certified Therapeutic Massage and Body work Therapist for 9 years and I worked for 3 years as an instructor at United States Alternative College. I provide not only acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal therapy to patients, but also offer, nutritional counseling, and awareness practices and customized exercise sequences that focus on the patient's specific health concerns. I have been treating about 4,000 patients and 8,000 treatment sessions about below symptoms so far. Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Dermatological Disorders Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders Sinusitis Sore Throat Earache Nerve Deafness Ringing in the Ears Dizziness Circulatory Disorders High Blood Pressure Gastrointestinal Disorders Irritable Bowel Syndrome Colitis Constipation Diarrhea Food Allergies Ulcers Gastritis Hemorrhoids Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation Menopause Fibroids Chronic Bladder Infection Complications in Pregnancy Morning Sickness Impotence
Sunnam Kim does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Sunnam Kim's Board Certifications
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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Chronic Pain Management
Low Back Procedure
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Neck Pain Procedure
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
South Baylo University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2007
South Baylo University
Medical School | Graduated 2007
South Baylo University
Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
South Baylo University
Other Education | Completed 2007
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Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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