Jisun Ryu is one of CHI’s licensed acupuncturists and has great passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine’s philosophy of treating each person as a whole and unique. She has expertise in a number of Chinese medicine techniques and disciplines including full body acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, needless acupressure, self-massage, and self-acupressure. By assessing each patient’s needs at each visit, Ms. Ryu is able to personalize the treatment protocol and apply various techniques that effectively address their health concerns and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Prior to joining CHI, Ms. Ryu practiced Chinese medicine in Fairfax, Virginia, and specialized in chronic and acute pain, mental health, and women’s health. At CHI, she has also developed specialized expertise in the many health conditions that develop with age and in gastrointestinal diseases and conditions, especially those related to stress. While these remain strong areas of interest, Ms. Ryu is trained as a generalist in Chinese medicine and can successfully treat most physical and emotional health challenges.
Ms. Ryu has the unique experience of completing a clinical internship in China, where she worked in a hospital that had a wing for eastern medicine practitioners including acupuncturists and herbalists and a wing for western medical providers. It was there that she first experienced the power of integrating the medicines of the east and west and the effectiveness of true collaboration between practitioners with different approaches. This is one reason she was drawn to the integrated and collaborative approach used at CHI Health Care.
Originally a student of speech pathology, Ms. Ryu slowly came to realize that this field would offer limited scope of practice with a specific population of patients. What she really yearned for was a health profession that would allow her to help patients of all ages, facing many different health challenges. Her search resulted in an innate connection to Chinese medicine which has provided her with a fulfilling and exciting career.
- Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science, University of Buffalo
- Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, New York Chiropractic College
- Clinical Internship, Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China
- Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac)
- Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM), National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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