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YunJoo "JuJu" Kim, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., CMT, CYT

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YunJoo "JuJu" Kim is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a primary care provider in the state of California. Her love of Asian medicine and the healing arts began at an early age from her grandmother's and mother's traditional practices of Korean herbalism. Being born first generation, JuJu understood the importance of education. After earning a Bachelor's of Arts degree in New Media from San Francisco State University at the age of 18, she pursued a career in the high tech industry.


She learned over the years how to find balance within the workplace through yoga, meditation, Asian medicine, and healing bodywork. Inspired by her profound experience, she began studying different healing modalities with masters from all over the world. Her love of learning and motivation to share with others lead her to earn a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, California.

After working in the hospitals in Hangzhou, China, JuJu's inspiration for integrative medicine grew deeper and she began her private practice in Aptos, CA with physician and Five Element acupuncturist, Dr. Gary Dolowich, M.D., L.Ac. Since 2013, she has had her own private practice in Carmel, CA.

​JuJu specializes in sports medicine/pain management, cosmetic acupuncture, women's health and fertility, anxiety & depression, auto-immune disorders, weight management, digestive disorders, and general medicine. She incorporates three different styles of acupuncture: Japanese Palpation Based Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, and Five Element Acupuncture and supplements each treatment with therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, or yoga therapy to offer a unique and individualized session with each visit. In her free time, you can find her hiking in the redwoods, on her yoga mat, knitting, traveling, fundraising, or spending time with her family.


​Licenses & Certifications


  •     Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist (L.Ac.), California Acupuncture Board

  •     Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

  •     Certified Clean Needle Technique, Council of Colleges for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

  •     Certified Massage Therapist, Shiatsu School of CA, Santa Monica, CA

  •     Certified Yoga Teacher, Sacred Movement, Center for Yoga and Healing, Santa Monica, CA




  •     ​Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM), Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA

  •     Bachelor’s of Arts in Radio and Television, New Media, (BA), San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA


Advanced Studies


  •     ​Advanced Study Program in TCM specializing in Clinical Practice of Acupuncture, Tuina, Gynecology, & Internal Medicine at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China

  •     Japanese Palpation-Based Acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto, L.Ac. and David Euler, L.Ac.

  •     Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System Certification, Dr. Martha Lucas

  •     Five Element Acupuncture, Five Branches University

  •     Women’s Health and Fertility, Dr. Polin Shyu

  •     Apprenticeship with Holly Guzman, OMD


Professional Memberships


  •     California State Oriental Medicine Association

  •     American Acupuncture Council

  •     American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


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