Dr. Jiyoun Esther Hoh
Dr. Jiyoun Esther Hoh is a resident doctor at Care Comfort Cure. She is both a California board licensed acupuncturist and chiropractor. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer West in 2009, and went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University, graduating in 2013. Since then Dr. Hoh has continued to learn and apply various modalities in her practice.
Previously, Dr. Hoh practiced chiropractic medicine at Sang Eon Kim Chiropractic Inc., where she treated complicated cases of scoliosis, as well as common pain disorders and sports injuries. As a traditional medicine practitioner, she studied Japanese Meridian Acupuncture with Dr. Hide Minami at Holistic Health Center for over five years. She also trained extensively in Tuina, Taichi, and Cranial Sacral Therapy with Dr. Jennifer Minor, and Miranda Warburton.
Dr. Hoh was inspired to study medicine through personal experience of illness in her family. When Dr. Hoh was a teenager, her mother was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a relatively unknown disease at that time. She saw her mother’s illness affect the whole family and she grew up wanting others to be healthy. When her mother suffered a stroke, Dr. Hoh saw her recover quickly with the help of herbal medicine. However, after taking steroid medication for almost 30 years, her mother suffered spinal fractures due to severe osteoporosis, a side effect of steroids. This inspired Dr. Hoh to seek alternatives to Western biomedicine.
Due to her personal experience, Dr. Hoh has a keen interest in scalp acupuncture, a common treatment for stroke patients. She is happy to study scalp acupuncture at Care Comfort Cure, and cares for her patients as though they are family.