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Women’s Health Issues

Dr. Joan Kim-Wagner has a special interest and aptitude for treating health conditions specific to women including infertility, menopause, menstrual cramps, excessive bleeding, PMS, amenorrhea and more.

Are you one of the many women who suffer from PMS, menopause or peri-menopausal symptoms? Are you concerned about the confusing and often misleading information on treatments available for these conditions? How long and often have you been troubled by any of the following: Hot Flashes? Foggy Thinking? Fatigue? Weight Gain? Dry Skin?

Irregular or Painful Periods? Bloating? Mood Swings? Hair Loss? Are you frustrated by trying to identify the cause of your symptoms and getting only temporary relief at best? Do side effects of medications concern you? If you would like to be rid of you symptoms ONCE AND FOR ALL, there is an alternative to drug therapy!

Acupuncture increases blood flow to the reproductive organs, dramatically improving a woman’s response to hormonal therapy. Acupuncture has been show to regulate hormone levels by moderating the release of hormone levels in the brain, improving the release of hormones by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, and estrogen and progesterone levels from the ovary. Acupuncture has been speculated to moderate cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin levels in the uterus, reducing uterine motility to improve implantation rates.

Oriental Medicine has been treating menopause for at least 2000 years. Night sweats and hot flashes are drastically reduced or eliminated. Emotional upsets that can accompany menopause is treated very effectively with herbal medicine.

Menstrual disorders respond well to herbal medicine. Whether the problem is no period, excessive bleeding, cramping or pain, all of these conditions typically improve through a combination of Acupuncture treatment and Oriental Medicine.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) refers to a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms that typically occur 5-11 days before a woman starts her menstrual cycle. In Oriental Medicine, PMS is almost always attributable to poor blood flow through the liver at the time of menses. Encouraging better circulation through the hepatic artery is very effective in helping with PMS.


Weight Loss & Digestive Disorders

Heartburn, gas, bloating constipation or diarrhea can restrict normal daily activities and interfere with quality of life. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products that may provide temporary relief but do not address the underlying causes that create these symptoms. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine provide a safe alternative to surgery or drug therapy.

For weight loss, metabolism is increased, and the digestive system is strengthened, with no side effects, allowing your body to become its own fat burning machine!


Pain Relief

Pain is a very common problem caused by a variety of reasons. Acupuncture treatment for pain is varied and based largely on what is causing the suffering. Available treatments include acupuncture along selected meridian points (energy pathways of the body), along with moxibustion (hyperthermal treatment – applying heat and herbs on the surface of the body, used in conjunction with acupuncture), herbal medicine, and massage.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can relieve the pain of arthritis, joint pain, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, facial palsy, headaches, migraines, hemorrhoids, intercostal neuralgia, sciatica, shoulder pain, sports injuries, stroke, TMJ, to name a few.

Chronic pain, whether from a pinched nerve, sciatica, arthritis or other conditions can be very frustrating for the sufferer. Western medicine slows the healing process. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers a holistic way of healing the body naturally.

Headaches are the number one health complaint in America. They affect you, your family and those around you, restricting you from daily activities. Western medicine offers temporary relief at best. Sinus, allergy, migraine, tension headaches and more can all be treated effectively with acupuncture.


Sports Related Injuries

Our clinic is focused on preventing and treating sports related injuries related to participating in a sport, exercising or physical activity. We take an individualized treatment approach for each patient in order to foster speedy recovery and a return to his or her everyday lifestyle.

We are here to help you achieve your health goals!


Fatigue

Do you suffer from fatigue? If so, how long have you suffered and how frequently? What is it like for you when your fatigue is at its very worst? What does it restrict you from doing? How does it affect you, your family and those around you? Does it affect your work?

Fatigue robs millions of people of the ability to enjoy life to the fullest. It does more to destroy quality of life than any other condition and is one of the most common health complaints in America. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine successfully treats fatigue and restores vitality.

Would you like to be rid of your fatigue ONCE AND FOR ALL and be able to live life to its fullest? There is an alternative to surgery or drug therapy!


Insomnia

Are you plagued by disturbed sleep? Do you sleep fitfully and wake up often during the night? Do you have a hard time getting back to sleep once awakened? Do you have difficulty getting up in the morning? If you do, we may have good news for you! Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are excellent drug free solutions to get you sleeping through the night!


Respiratory & Immune Disorder

Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cold, Flu, COPD, Pneumonia, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, and more.

Are you one of the millions of people who suffer the devastating effects of chronic sinus and allergy problems? Are you tired of taking drugs that only offer temporary relief at best? Are you concerned with the long term side effects of those drugs? Acupuncture can help to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune disorder and the adrenal gland so that the body no longer has an allergic response!

Asthma, Bronchitis, Common Colds, Rhinitis, COPD and more respond well to OrientalMedicine. Patients usually experience a noticeable improvement in the first two weeks. Unlike Western medications, herbal medicine is curative, actually boosting the patient’s immune strength while at the same time reducing symptoms.

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Your First Acupuncture Visit With Doctor Joan Kim Wagner PhD, LAc

Meet Your Doctor, Dr. Joan Kim Wagner PhD, LAc — 3rd Generation Master Acupuncturist

  • Dr.
    Joan Kim-Wagner
    Executive Director of Evergreen Wellness

    Dr. Joan Kim-Wagner, L.Ac, Ph.D is a third generation acupuncturist whose family instilled in her the dictate to, “Help others with love and holistic guidance.” Dr. Kim-Wagner earned her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Dong-Guk University in Los Angeles. She earned her Ph.D. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Yuin University in Southern California. She is a board certified acupuncturist in the state of California, where she has been in private practice since 2003 and is nationally certified through the NCCA. She continues to revolutionize the field of acupuncture and increase her own knowledge through ongoing study with numerous acupuncturist Masters from around the world.

Los AngelesTop-Rated Acupuncturist, Doctor Joan Kim Wagner PhD, LAc

5 Star Reviews of Evergreen Acupuncture & Wellness Center

  • "I originally went to Dr. Joan Kim-Wagner for chronic neck pain. I have to say I was quite skeptical, but also desperate to get relief and nothing else was working.She is extremely knowledgeable about the human body and has fixed every complaint I have brought to her attention. That was over a year ago. Since then less than a few weeks into being treated 3 times a week I had gone from chronic pain taking 3 medications to minimal or no pain and occasionally one medication. She has also been managing my blood pressure for which I was taking 3 different medications, now down to two. The idea is to get off of all meds completely. My weight and physical condition has improved tremendously. I only visit once a week now."
    Mike W. Los Angeles, CA
  • "Joan Wagner is a wonderful, experienced acupuncturist! She helps me with my Multiple Sclerosis- permanent disability. Thanks to Joan Wagner’s acupuncture, her loving, caring attitude, I don’t take MS steroids. It helps me to live a happy and healthy life."
    Sarah J. Los Angeles, CA
  • "I'm going to Dr.Kim for more energy and anti-aging. So far my experience has been very good.Very clean and beautiful office. Staff was very helpful. Not crazy about needles but, Dr.Kim made the process very easy."
    KAREN N. LOS ANGELES, CA
  • "I've been coming to Evergreen for 3 years. I've had a few different chronic health conditions. Acupuncture and herbs have helped bring more balance to my body and boost my immune system. Last year I came down with a frozen shoulder. Acupuncture was a part of the healing process. It always felt better after a treatment. I've had hormone imbalance and cramps my entire life. No longer have to take pain medicine for cramps. Dr Kim is helping me through the change of life and I'm so very grateful. I am given herbs that help cool my body down so I don't have to deal with heat flashes. Thank you Evergreen for all your help!"
    JOYCE B. LOS ANGELES, CA
  • "The best acupuncture facility I've been in. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I like that Dr. Kim takes the time to explain the process before you go through with your treatment."
    PIO PAULO S. GLENDALE, CA
  • "I met Dr. Kim and her staff at the women's expo in LA. She's very nice and informative. The acupuncture has definitely helped my neck and shoulder pain. The staff here are so nice and they really listen to my needs which is a plus. They are flexible with scheduling and will always call me Back when I leave a message. In addition, they send reminder texts for my appointments which I find helpful. I also love working with Marjan who is very gentle and helpful when assisting me."
    MONIKA J. LOS ANGELES, CA
  • "I went to Joan's practice in Santa Barbara, she is normally in Santa Barbara once a week. I did the all over wellness check and Face Lift acupuncture. It was so relaxing that I fell asleep. When I woke up, I can see my lips corner totally got lift up. It was like someone had taped my chin back. She also offer weight loss treatments too. I would totally recommended this to all the brides especially!"
    QUINCY A. SANTA BARBARA, CA
  • "I started going to Evergreen Acupuncture about 4 weeks ago. I had a really bad shoulder pain that ran through my Arm down to my fingers. Dr.Kim spent time and carefully diagnosed my symptoms and explained exactly what she was going to do to turn things around. The truth is that acupuncture is one of the steps toward turning on the healing process and with her advice on my diet and my daily routine, together we solved my shoulder pain and now I am feeling better.Her staff are amazing and very professional and super accommodating.They all work as a team to make you feel comfortable and welcomed each time they see you. I am looking forward to feeling even better as I continue to work with Evergreen Acupuncture."
    EDWARD V. GLENDALE, CA
  • "I started acupuncture treatments at Evergreen 2 weeks ago. The treatments helped me with my Depression & Anxiety symptoms. I can handle stress better at my job. My energy levels started to increase. My fatigue levels started to decrease. So far I’m satisfied with my treatments. Thank you Joan Kim-Wagner."
    Depression & Anxiety Patient, LOS ANGELES, CA
  • "Over the years I have visited Dr. Kim for my chronic stiff neck and shoulders. She was able to help me to move freely. I have also had the face lift acupuncture treatment which did wonders. While I was training for the LA marathon for some reason my ankle began to swell up. I hadn't fallen or out right injured it but it didn't look good. I visited Dr. Kim and immediately felt better. Dr. Kim has a calm bedside manner and has always made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I highly recommend her."
    DREA V. LOS ANGELES, CA