Slide “Good candidates for acupuncture will be those who would like to optimize their own healing capacity with minimal dependence on invasive or prolonged interventions.” Slide “Chronic pain is often a result of prolonged, delayed unsuccessful healing despite the living body’s repeated attempts to complete the healing.” Slide “By helping body to generate more vitality, provoking healing through acupuncture, we are
able to help the body complete the healing process.”

Mission

Meridius Clinic for Integrative Health creates a caring clinic environment where fellow human beings feel they can restore vitality and optimize healing of pain and other illnesses.

Vision

Meridius Clinic for Integrative Health envisions a restorative and healing relationship between provider and patient where care is provided without bias and prejudice, walls or borders.

Values

Interconnectivity, Balance, Compassion, Respect for Persons, Commitment to Integrity and Ethical practice, Commitment to Excellence.

Dr. Park’s Story

As a child, I woke up every morning hearing my father reading and reciting classic textbooks of traditional medicine. Having learned the circumstances that affected my father’s pursuit of practicing medicine, I made the whole-hearted decision to become a doctor to fulfill the inherited calling. Such a personal motivation from my childhood in Korea has grown into a fervent commitment to help heal the people of the world with the medicine of the East and West. I aspire to be a valued clinician, an independent and internationally renowned researcher, and an inspiring teacher in a multidisciplinary setting focused on pain, Asian Medicine and acupuncture. I emphasize the importance of seeing patients as members of my own extended family, which I have found very effective in building a therapeutic partnership.

Herbal Medicine Consult

Herbal medicine is an important part of traditional systems of medicine in many civilizations including Chinese and Korean medicine.

Herbal products have been studied for many medical problems, including stroke, heart disease, mental disorders, and respiratory diseases (such as bronchitis and the common cold).

At the Meridius Clinic for Integrative Health, highly selective and effective natural herbal medicines with reliable safety profiles will be recommended to the most compatible patients.

Pediatric Services

We aspire to deliver acupressure, acupuncture, herbal medicine and a functional medicine approach for children and adolescents with the medical knowledge of the East and West. Our pediatric services include optimizing balanced posture maintenance, choosing nutrient dense and individually compatible foods, and finding ways to rest well, and addressing chronic illnesses in this important developmental phase.

Cupping Massage

Cupping is a practice used in traditional medicine in several parts of the world, including Far East Asia and the Middle East. It involves creating suction on the skin using a glass, ceramic, bamboo, or plastic cup. Negative pressure is created in the cup either by applying a flame to the cup to remove oxygen before placing it on the skin or by attaching a suction device to the cup after it is placed on the skin. In “wet cupping,” the skin is pierced, and blood flows into the cup. “Dry cupping” doesn’t involve piercing the skin.

*Cupping can cause side effects such as persistent skin discoloration, scars, burns, and infections, and may worsen eczema or psoriasis.

Acupuncture

Inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional medicines in East Asian countries including China, Japan and Korea.

Some studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. Therefore, acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider.
Acupuncture is considered safe as relatively few complications from using acupuncture have been reported. It is noteworthy that improper delivery of treatments by unqualified provider is more likely to result in serious adverse events.

Electro Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture (EA) involves first inserting a needle at acupuncture point and connecting the needle with an electrical stimulator that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. Electrical currents have effects, which can influence the cells, tissues and entire body.

In clinical studies, electroacupuncture has shown to be effective in treating conditions including pain, muscle spasms, urinary incontinence.

EA is safe for most people; but those with a pacemaker or a history of seizures requires extreme caution.

Functional Medicine Consul

Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based whole person approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.

Meridius Clinic for Integrative Health considers “breathe well, eat well, move well, and rest well” as Four Pillars to optimize vitality. Various chronic dysfunctions and illnesses such as insomnia, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, multi-joint pain can be approached from a functional medicine perspective.

Since Traditional system of medicine in Korea has sustained such a whole person approach, we offer functional medicine consultation and advice for various chronic conditions.