Grandmaster Hyun kyu Choi is a board certified (NCCAOM) and Licensed Acupuncturist in State of Virginia, U.S.A.. He is the founder of Myungmun Research Group of Korean Medicine. He graduated from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He grew up in a family of Christianity and remember his father helping patients recover from all different aspects of diseases. This is where the seed was planted which would grow into something. He was also encouraged to learn traditional martial art of Korean Taekwondo, Hapkido at Yong In University leading to obtaining title of Grandmaster. He has been teaching his medical theory and treatment skills to his apprentice focusing on pulse differentiation and manipulation of traditional acupuncture and magnetic acupuncture, which is named as needle free acupuncture. Grandmaster Choi had served as a faculty member at Korea Military Academy for over 10 years teaching Hapkido and acupuncture. He was awarded a certificate of excellence in sports leadership by President of United States of America in 1997 and 2007. Now, after thirty years of clinical and martial experience, he has incorporated the training of a generation and developed a unique understanding of his own. His special interests include not only pain relief but also internal medicine with an emphasis on atopic dermatitis, allergies, sinusitis, diabetes, hypertension, cancer care and gynecological disorders. He is currently teaching at Virginia University of Oriental Medicine as a professor and is practicing in Fairfax, Virginia.
Andy I. Kim is a board certified (CTCMA, NCCAOM) and registered acupuncturist in B.C., Canada and State of Virginia, U.S.A. He is the founder of NFA clinic of Oriental Medicine. Since beginning his practice, many people suffering from chronic illness and pain have found help and relief through safe and effective natural medicine. He earned his Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, after completing Masters and Bachelors degree in Engineering at Hanyang University in Seoul and dedicating his life to research and development of polymer for medical application integrating western science with Oriental Medicine for several years leading to seven patents awarded. During his journey to the Oriental Medicine, he could have a chance to follow Grandmaster Hyunkyu Choi as an apprentice for two years, who is the founder of Myungmun Research Group of Korean Medicine. Upon completing apprenticeship at 2005 in Korea, Andy learned of the practice of acupuncture and herbs with hands-on training from Master Choi. This opens the door to choosing a path that better reflected his philosophy about healing and acceptable practice in medicine. Andy is currently researching magnetic acupuncture as a complementary tool to enhance the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture therapy not only for the pain management but also for internal problems including indigestion, allergies, skin problem, atopic dermatitis, sinusitis, rhinitis and gynecological problems including PMS and menopausal symptoms. Andy I. Kim is forthright, focused and purposeful.