Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of medicine.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Physiotherapists spend years studying how the body works, how injuries impact performance & how to recover and repair injured tissues.
Since 2016 in Brea/Fullerton, California, Pure Wave Acupuncture has been providing excellent healing care and expanded service from Orange County to LA County, and to the Inland Empire.
We believe good health to be the key to quality of life. Our multi-modality holistic approach of using acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, medical massage therapy, exercise, and nutritional counseling are used to promote balance and wellness.
We offer individualized treatment plans, private treatment room, prevention-based health education, and knowledgeable and compassionate care. Our vision is to be the leading integrative health care clinic in Southern California while providing effective treatments that heal and empower our clients to live to life’s fullest potential.
Dr. Jonghan Kang, Ph.D., L.Ac., Dipl. OM., CMT
He is a Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of California. He received Doctor of Philosophy degree in Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University and Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from South Baylo University, where he was awarded with the Student Service Award for outstanding achievement and services to the university. He received recognition for the commitment and dedication in patient care and has completed clinical training at community-oriented based clinics in Los Angeles and in Anaheim, California.
He specializes in pain relief relating to neck, shoulder, lower back, Migraine, headache pain.
- 2023 Top Acupuncturist - Orange County, CA
- 2019 Top Acupuncturist - Fullerton, CA
- Doctorate Degree in Oriental Medicine
- Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Certified Massage Therapist
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Completed UCI Gross Anatomy Program
- Completed Cosmetic Acupuncture Program
- Completed Kinesiology Taping Program
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Frequently Asked Questions
TCM starts with the concept of Qi (pronounced "chee").
Qi is energy in the very broadest sense possible. Qi is universal. Qi embraces all manifestations of energy, from the most material aspects of energy (such as the earth beneath your feet, your computer, and flesh and blood) to the most immaterial aspects (light, movement, heat, nerve impulses, thought, and emotion). Life, it is said in the Chinese medical classics, is a gathering of Qi. A healthy (and happy) human being is a dynamic but harmonious mixture of all the aspects of Qi that make up who we are.
Qi is in a state of continuous flux, transforming endlessly from one aspect of Qi into another. It is neither created nor is it ever destroyed; it simply changes in its manifestation.
In order to talk about the relationships between the various aspects and manifestations of Qi within a given context, Chinese philosophy employs the concept of yin and yang.
In the Chinese perspective, given the importance of "taking everything as a whole," all things are relative. A thing can be understood only in relation to something else. This is the essential idea behind the use of the terms yin and yang.
Yin and yang are terms used to describe relative opposite qualities or manifestations of Qi. If yin is form, then yang is function. If yin is material, then yang is immaterial.
Yin refers to aspects or manifestations of Qi that are relatively material, substantial, condensing, solid, heavy, descending, cold, moist, cooling, dark, passive and quiescent.
Yang refers to aspects or manifestations of Qi that are relatively immaterial, amorphous, expanding, hollow, light, ascending, hot, dry, warming, bright, aggressive, and active.
Acupuncture is one of the safest treatment options available when performed by a licensed practitioner. Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported to the FDA, despite the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. The incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than many drugs or medical procedures used for the same conditions. Acupuncture needles are solid, stainless steel, disposable, and are no bigger than a human hair or piece of thread. They do not contain a pharmaceutical agent.
The government requires acupuncturists to follow very strict sterilization procedures. In addition, pre-sterilized acupuncture needles are manufactured, packaged, and shipped in sterilized containers. There are virtually no negative side effects from acupuncture. Most people feel very relaxed and often fall asleep during a treatment. Following an acupuncture treatment many report feeling ‘euphoric’, which is likely due to acupuncture stimulating the central nervous system to release opiods (pain relieving substances) and serotonin (the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter in the brain).
No. Acupuncture can sometimes feel dull, achy, heavy, warm, and is usually not painful. Most people are quite relaxed during treatments and often fall asleep.
Absolutely. Acupuncture is a medicine of prevention, rather than intervention, meaning that we aim to prevent illness before it arises. Proper diet, exercise, balance of work and rest, emotional and mental stability, and acupuncture treatments are all integral components of maintaining good health. If every system is working in harmony and you have no health concerns, the minimal treatment plan is four times per year at the change in seasons. There are seasonal shifts (even in SoCal!) that affect our systems and energy cycles.
Many times patients try acupuncture once and decide it didn’t work for them. In Western medicine we often look to strong prescriptions or surgery to “fix” the problem as quickly as possible. In Eastern medicine, the focus is on restoring balance within all systems of the body, which often takes more than one session. Each treatment process is unique, with progress varying greatly depending on past and current medical history, age, diet, lifestyle, and genetic make-up. Also, each practitioner has a different style of treatment, so try out a few before you decide on one you like.
I have never believed Acupuncture would work for me. I felt so much pain on my shoulder and back and I heard from Justin that it's all coming from the stress. I got scared from a large needle but I was wrong. It doesn't even need for me. Justin always makes the most confortable environment and cooperates with the insurance well. It's been a year to go to Pure Was Acupuncture and I highly recommend him to everyone. If you got tired of all the hindrance to visit doctor and get some treatment, meet Justin and ask some help!
Dr. Kang is patient and listens to my issues, then explains how the energy in the body works. I feel better after several treatments. Cupping also helped with upper shoulder knots.
Pure Wave Acupuncture is an experience everyone could benefit from. Dr. Justin Kang has the best smile, the most patience, and the cleanest office. He genuinely cares about your daily well being, and that you get what you need from your time spent there.
- Monday, Tuesday & Thursday9:30 - 6:00
- Wednesday & Friday 9:30 - 2:00
- Saturday Pre-paid patient only
- Sunday Closed
- Address 1321 N Harbor Blvd Ste 205
Fullerton, CA 92835
- Phone 866-553-4515