Dr. Woo Shin, DAOM, LAc, EAMP

Born to an acupuncture family, Dr. Woo Shin partakes the heritage of acupuncture practice of three generations. His background in acupuncture gives Dr. Shin an unparalleled level of expertise, experience, and an inherited sense of healing. His rich experience of acupuncture and Chinese herbs since his childhood enables him to make accurate diagnosis, not only through visible symptoms, but also through highly trained pulse and tongue reading techniques as well. This allows him to create extremely personalized formulae for both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. 

Emphasis is placed on a holistic view and individually customized treatment in his healing methods.


“There are no two identical grains of sand among all sand grains at the beach,” he says. “One person’s magic pill is not necessarily magical for another.”


A holistic approach to treatment signifies the perspective of importance in the whole rather than focusing only on the visible signs. A patient with a fever may have developed the fever for a variety of reasons – likely causes can be generated from the issues in the heart, liver, spleen, or other body organs. Rather than prescribing just a fever reliever, Dr. Shin, following the holistic approach, would seek to find the main cause for the well-rounded health of the entire body.

Not only is he an exceptionally skilled acupuncturist, he is a firm believer that compassion is the beginning of all treatment. This belief leads him to extend his healing hands past all borders, reaching to those who would need him most, as he has in Nepal and Mongolia.


“There are no borders, be it political, religious, or financial, that should get in the way of healing hands.”


Patient Testimonials

He eradicated my tumor.

2010 - Found large orange-sized tumor, lots of pain. Fragile health; would collapse incapacitated with high fevers with minor stress.
2011 - Began acupuncture and herbal regime with this doctor. He also gave me herbal pellets to keep me on my feet during the fever/fainting spells; those pellets work within minutes. He really knows his stuff. Tumor shrank to a small orange-size. Health began to improve. Returned to the workforce, and tapered off on the acupuncture.
2012 - Tumor golf-ball sized. Much healthier, barely taking herbal medication.
2013 - Tumor gone.

Many western doctors warned that the tumor would only grow the longer I wait for a surgery. I took a chance with this doctor, and 2 years later, I’m clearly the winner. Not only did I avoid taking toxic meds and going under a knife from which I would need to recover, my health strengthened with his holistic treatment. My fevers, fainting, and constant pain went away. I have my life back.

Some people say they don’t “believe” in acupuncture or herbal medicine. I laugh at them. Go to this doctor, and you will believe.
— R. L.
Wonderfully skilled acupuncturist!!! In addition to the kindness, good sense of humor and knowledge Woo has, he is highly skilled in his field. I was dealing with severe hot flashes and within four treatments they were gone. I have since seen them for other ailments such as neck and back stiffness, headache, and even onset of a cold. Each time I came away with lasting results! Thank you Woo and Kyung
— R. Z.
I have never met such a compassionate man. I was skeptical about acupuncture helping me but my overall well being is the best it’s been in years. I seldom feel the needles go in, in fact, I find it very relaxing. If you’re considering acupuncture I highly recommend Woo Shin!
— W. V.
Excellent experience for my first time trying acupuncture. The Woo’s are extremely polite and professional; they take to get to know you and what you hope to accomplish through the therapy. Extremely satisifed and will be an ongoing client.
— S. K.

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