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14 Healing with Hae.

I am an artist and film maker and will be turning 60 later this year.
When I came to Hae, I was feeling at all time low. I have Type 1 diabetes, and amongst other symptoms, for many years I had been experiencing increasing tiredness and depletion in my vital energies as well as quite long periods of depression. I felt pain and discomfort in my joints and gradually was feeling that I was losing my memory and mental agility. I was aware of some sort of mental fog that seemed to be clouding my thinking, creativity and self expression. I often seemed to have pain in my lower back, my neck and discomfort in my abdomen. I was at a very low ebb and having done work with other healers that had made no difference, was quite worried about my health. I had always been highly energetic, upbeat, optimistic and so all these manifestations of ill health, were not who I knew myself to be.

Right from the very first treatment, Hae made a huge difference. Despite all the conditions and symptoms I was experiencing, already within a period of only 40 days or so, Hae has totally transformed my health and well being with her extraordinary healing work.
She seems to have an innate and intuitive ability to really see what is going and to immediately take action to start bringing about change and healing. She has a very methodical, precise and sensitive approach and has used a combination of acupuncture and healing herbs - some are she cooks and vacuum packs - to already bring about a huge, and what feels like, a miraculous transformation in my health.

From the very first session, I felt an immediate subtle shift and change in the flow of energy in my body. As I walked away from her treatment room on that first day, I already felt a new feeling of peace and well being in my body and mind. But that was very much just the beginning.
Since then, over the past forty days,I have been going to her twice a week for acupuncture sessions (although she suggested once a week but I insisted) and also taking special herbal medicines that she makes.

My whole body is renewed and re-energized and it already feels like a miracle. While the experience of this healing process has been gradual, progressive and subtle, it has also been very powerful and the shifts in my energy and well being are immense. My life force has been re-awakened and all my vital energies are coming back to me.

I feel as if the energy in my body has really started to flow all around my body. I no longer have fatigue and discomfort in my joints, neck and lower back. This has all completely disappeared. I can run up the steps in the subway 3 at a time, running past people less than half my age, and feeling as if my legs are supercharged. This is an experience I have not had for many many years.
I have a new spring in my step and feel much lighter.
I also experience an entirely new sense of energy in my way of being and the way I speak and interact with people. It is as if my personality has been recharged and has come back to being how I know myself to be.

Well being, Mood and Spirit
Right from the first treatment with Hae, I was aware of a shift in my mood, and immediately experienced and deep sense of peace and well-being. And as the treatments have progressed, I feel much brighter and happier. I feel a greatly increased and deep seated compassion, love of life and gratitude. I feel that my level of enthusiasm and optimism has been supercharged as well and my physical energy.
When I hear music, in a store or on the street, I feel the desire to dance and the deep connection to the music coursing through my veins. It is a new sense of Joie de Vivre and playful spirit that has been reawakened in my being and in my body. And this is a feeling I have not experienced for many years.
As well as these amazing new shifts in my body, mind and spirit, I also feel much more present. I feel more connected to people and to the flow of my life.

Sense of Self
There are also many deeper and more subtle spiritual things happening.
I am very aware of a reawakening in my sense of self. It feels as if, with the new energy in my mind and body. I am also experiencing a re-connection with a sense of my inner self that I have not properly felt for many years. Almost as if the simple joy of life, that I had as a child, is coming back. It feels as if I have been reconnected to much deeper awareness of my life’s purpose.

Mind and Memory
One of the things that I had been most worried about was my loss of memory. And I have been amazed at how, thanks to Hae’s treatments, my memory has hugely improved. I am starting to experience the functioning of spontaneous memories and being able to recall past experiences that bubble up spontaneously through association with random things that happen during the day.
This has not happened for a very long time.
I also feel that my clarity of thinking has come back to me and all manifestations of mental fog have disappeared. I experience my thoughts much more clearly and feel as if I have more space and energy in my mind.

Appetite and Senses
On every level the sensitivity of my five senses have all greatly increased. It is a fantastic experience to start be aware again of my sense of smell and taste. I can smell the morning air in a way I have not done for years and am enjoying the taste of food and drinks, as if everything in my body has been renewed and rejuvenated.
I have refound my appetite and the pleasure of enjoying what I eat.
As well as this, my eyesight has hugely improved. I am seeing in a very clear, razor sharp way. And what is amazing is that it is not just physical clarity, but also feels that I am more present and connected to what I am seeing. I feel empathy and love in what I am seeing. It is a very unusual and totally uplifting experience.

Stomach and Digestion
The inner processes of the flow in my body and the digestive processes have also been totally transformed. I feel a totally new lightness and energy in my stomach. And it feels as if this shift is also part of the great transformation in my mood and sense of joy.

Hae’s work
Hae works in a very deep and fully integrated way that brings healing to mind, body, and spirit. She has amazing attention to detail and always seems to intuitively know exactly what is going on and what needs to be done. Her amazing healing and great work, with her way of using acupuncture and herbal medicine, have totally transformed me and it feels that I have reawakened and that she has give me my life back.

And I am deeply and extremely grateful.
I keep saying that this is a miracle to me.
Hae might not explain her treatment plan with words.
She is the Plan.

Mike G

13 It has been over a year since I first started my journey towards health through acupuncture with Hae. Acupuncture is an overwhelmingly rewarding experience and process. It’s exceeded my expectations with the depth and breadth of life facets it touches—once you begin your exploration you will find so much beneath the surface of what you consider your health problems.

Hae is the perfect person to help you work through all the things holding you back and causing you pain and stress.          
Specifically for me, I came to Hae with chronic back pain that had increased sharply over last winter. I was under extreme stress with my job and feeling generally run down and unfulfilled, somewhat lost in my path through my own life. The physical pain I was experiencing I can now see as the end result of my mental and emotional state that had been deteriorating for many months.

After my first session I knew that Hae was a very unique soul and different from any other health professional that I had ever met. In our first meeting she took an extensive review of each and every aspect of my health and well-being.

Do not expect a standard doctor visit that will skate over your issues and try to only heal your symptoms- Hae goes after the core of the problem and works from the inside out, instead of the other way around. She looks at you as a whole person instead of just the one aspect that you feel is the issue. I felt peace sharing with her. She is a true healer and she expressed that healing is her mission in life. It is inspiring and admiral to see someone so dedicated to her craft (because at times it feels like she is performing magic!) Her acupuncture studio is spacious, clean, and inviting with beautiful personal décor.  You feel at peace and comfortable from the first visit.

It is truly only now that I see and feel the full effects of my sessions with Hae.
I stopped regular acupuncture at Hae’s suggestion last fall, with one follow up session late this past winter. The effect on my mental state is still improving and changing me, which is really incredible to me, but 100% genuine. I have made so many positive changes in my life and since relieving myself of the intense stress and burdens I was carrying, I have been able to see the future I truly want sprawling out in front of me…it is a very moving experience.

I could go on and on about her skill, expertise, wit, and caring attitude.  Eastern medicine is a very different approach to health that many are interested in but afraid to try (I have an aversion to needles and trust me I have never felt afraid or in pain from acupuncture needles!). If you are searching and have not found something that works for you, I encourage you to give acupuncture a try.
Just know that your time is well spent with this master of healing. With an open mind you will definitely find the peace and health you have been searching for.

Lauren C

12 Hae Jung is an amazing and gifted healer. I went to her only a few weeks ago because everything seemed out of sync in my body. I was out of shape, eating poorly, sad, anxious, stressed, low self esteem, and low energy.I felt like my life was a mess. I've had acupuncture before where the practitioner placed needles in, put me under the heat lamp, and left the room for an hour or so to "cook".

Hae Jung DOES NOT do this. There is nothing clinical or routine about your sessions with her. She taps into what you need, and will address it with what she sees fit.
She communicates, asking you questions or sometimes making a statement about you that shows how well she is tuned into your energy.
It's as if she knows your thoughts and feelings sometimes. You can't help but relax and feel comfortable in her presence.
During my first session, Hae told me that I need to be good to myself and that I need to stop trying to please others so much.
She put the needles in, and handed me a handful of tissues. Within seconds, I began to cry. I didn't understand why, but it felt good. She understood. Isn't that what we need sometimes? Someone who gives us permission to show our emotions without judgement.

I left her office feeling great! I have had four sessions with Hae Jung and have seen amazing changes in my life, how I see myself, and how others see me.
My friends have told me that I actually look different physically- happier and less stressed. They tell me that I'm glowing!
I sleep well, have beautiful vibrant dreams, and have less anxiety.

I work out regularly, and eat well. I've felt this need to try new things and take classes to learn those things. I'm also in the process of making moves for a possible career change. Instead of wearing dark colors, as I have for years, I find myself choosing brighter and lighter shades. I've even had to remove certain negative or sarcastic elements from my life.

They just don't fit me anymore. It's as if someone has lit a fire under me to make good things happen in my life- for myself. I'm learning to take care of myself and it feels wonderful! I would recommend Hae Jung to anyone struggling and in pain.
You don't have to feel that way anymore. She's going to help you to feel your best.

Hae Jung has changed my life and I am forever grateful for that.

Nikki S

11 Finding Hae is almost like discovering something so awesome, you want to keep it all to yourself.
I've had all kinds of treatments from both western and eastern doctors and I have experienced many forms of alternative healing techniques.
I'm originally from Santa Fe so I was exposed to all the new-age lah di dah stuff from early on.

My point is that I am no stranger to this kind of approach to medicine which is precisely why I can say with complete positivity that Hae is the real deal.
There are a lot of phonies out there, trust me.
Initially I was put off by her location because it seemed so far from Manhattan, but after going to her once I've been trekking back every Wednesday ever since.

It's become a pilgrimage of sorts. Once you enter her beautiful space, you'll realize you're making the choice to get better and I guarantee you, you will.
Thanks Hae!

Maggie F

10 I have known Hae Jung 9 years and have been the beneficiary of her empathetic healing, patient bedside manner, and extraordinary humor many times.

When I was suffering with postpartum depression and insomnia, complicated by my desire to breastfeed, she was the only one whose treatment got me sleeping again.
She treated my anxiety and depression with her acupuncture and wonderful herbs.
She has also helped me with back pain and anxiety. But Hae Jung would be the first to say that what you think is wrong with you probably isn't the whole story.

She takes her time to find out what's troubling you and she is willing to work in concert with other modalities you may be using - Western or Eastern.
She is motivated solely by a desire to help her patients heal. Whether you are skeptical of alternative medicine or already a true believer, your time with Hae Jung will be transformative.

She is the embodiment of an empathetic provider.
She is also a real mensch.

Amy M

9 Working much too hard, being constantly stressed out, not getting enough exercise... after 15+ years I'd really messed up my health. Chronic migraine headaches and exhaustion were making it hard to live the life I wanted. Western doctors diagnosed several autoimmune conditions and prescribed thyroid medications. I was told I'd simply need to take the meds for the rest of my life, and I should be fine. Only I didn't feel fine. I kept getting more exhausted, still got chronic headaches (thankfully not as painful), and felt all kinds of other new uncomfortable symptoms. Over the years, I also saw several acupuncturists (across the U.S. and in China) and tried other traditional healing methods. Most helped, but nothing had a strong lasting effect. I wasn't getting healthy. At best, I was just managing to get by. On bad days, I was in chronic pain, unable to function.
Finally I got up the energy to find a new acupuncturist and went to see Hae Jung . I didn't have much hope, I just wanted a boost to try and make it easier to feel a bit better some of the time.

I've now been going to see Hae Jung for about a year. At the very beginning, she told me she knew exactly what was going on. It would take a long time, but she could cure me -- cure. I was skeptical of her promises, after years of talk and promises that never came true. I was going to only believe actual results. Well, I've since seen such results.

I no longer take any thyroid medications. I feel better than I have in years. I haven't had a migraine or severe headache in months. I do expect be fully cured, to have a balanced, functioning hormonal and immune system, to live strong and healthy.

I really don't know what makes Hae Jung different than other acupuncturists, but her training, her lineage, her intuition, and her experience have somehow merged into a serious force for healing.
She approached my conditions in a way that has helped me more than, well honestly, more than everyone else I've seen combined.
I truly don't know what would have become of my life if I hadn't met her.

Jen S

8 When I first started seeing Hae Jung I suffered from many illnesses, ranging from depression, sleep problems, migraine and allergies. For as long as I can remember anxiety and suicidal thoughts have been a part of my daily life.
I thought it would be something that's always there. Over the years I had been spending both time and money going to doctors, but to no avail. Most of the times it only made me feel worse, and the side effects were horrible. I began to believe that my painful anxiety would be something I had to live with. Though deep down I didn't want to believe that.

When I started seeing Hae Jung I didn't have any expectations, but I also trusted her completely from day one. I just knew that she had a gift of helping and healing people. Her expertise has helped me through every step and she has always been supportive, compassionate and very intuitive. After only two weeks of taking the herbs I saw an incredible difference. It was like a veil had been lifted. No more suicidal or racing thoughts, no daily anxiety. I also slept much better. In addition, there was no side effects to taking the herbs. To this day, the symptoms have not returned.
I cannot tell you what a relief to not have to deal with that sickness anymore.

A big part of my life had been given back to me.
Even if you suffer from something like this doesn't mean that you have to. Also the medication you get from many doctors only treat the symptoms and not the underlying cause. Plus the side effects can make you sick.
I am deeply grateful to Hae Jung and I hope that maybe someone else is  willing to try acupuncture and herbs due to my testimony.
It has truly changed my  life!    
Caroline V

7 If you're reading this testimonial, then I assume that you're wondering whether or not to have Hae Jung work on your health issues.

If you want my short answer it would be - absolutely! Run to her office! Don't wait! Don't walk! Don't give the disease any more of your energy.
If you want to understand why I feel this way, read on. 

I have been using acupuncture as my primary healthcare method since 1986 when I first experienced a very stubborn bout of insomnia in college. Since then, I've gone to an acupuncturist for everything from bronchitis and back pain, stress and depression, fear and fibroids. I've always had pretty god   results. But I didn't realize that I could have permanent cures until I met Hae Jung.

To give you a sense for what it is like to get treatments from Hae Jung, I thought, at first, that I would describe the very long list of tricky health issues that Hae Jung has resolved for me. But a list is just that. A list. And many others here have listed their symptoms and how they've been resolved, so I won't really delve into mine here. I thought that it might be more useful, instead, to describe what it is like to be worked on by Hae Jung since she is so utterly masterful and unique in her practice.

I hope you find my remarks helpful. You would be forgiven, if after your first meeting, you assumed that Hae Jung was an ordinary acupuncturist who makes standard herbal formulas. After all there isn't anything about her office, her treatment room or her demeanor that would suggest otherwise.
Here you see the wall of herbs, over there next to the window is the herbal cooker in the air you smell the earthy scent of herbs.The bookshelves and desks look like they would fit into any normal office.
Rugs on the floor, wind chimes in the windows and a small desktop water fountain are all items you'd find in most healers' offices.
So it's understandable that you'd peg her as just another, everyday, ordinary acupuncturist.

Unfortunately, you'd be dead wrong.

Here's why. When you talk to Hae Jung you may initially describe a cluster of problems - maybe insomnia or persistent anxiety, even nightmares, asthma, or moodiness.
Perhaps you tell her that you're bothered by pain or indigestion or a racing heart.

As you talk you may notice that Hae Jung isn't really looking at you, but she seems to be looking through you or even behind you.
It may even appear that she's not paying close attention to what you're saying.
But then she interrupts you to ask an odd question or two.
What's happening is that Hae Jung has already unleashed a can of diagnostic whup-ass on the problem. It's just that you and the cluster of problems don't know it yet.
She knew it the moment you walked in the door. Everything you tell her simply fills out the picture with more detail.

This is one key skill that sets. Hae Jung apart from most other acupuncturists, she can see you, and what ails you, in an instant and as an entirety. As a whole system. And because she has a clear view into the "iceberg", as she calls it, or the puzzle, she is able to strategically melt away ice, fit your broken parts back together and heal the core injury.
When you present her with a handful of random leaves or symptoms, she is able to see the entire tree and the root system that the leaves grew out of. In an instant she has a bead on the problem.

I found Hae Jung completely by accident in the summer of 2010 after I had run out of a powdered herbal formula that I had obtained from a clinic in California.

Even after years of experience with acupuncture, I was not prepared for the insightful, but often off-handed questions Hae Jung asked me, nor was I prepared for her ability to pinpoint major areas of distress from old injuries I had forgotten about.
But what completely blew me away was her method of needlework which demonstrated another aspect that sets her apart - her willingness to wrestle - almost physically & directly - with the health problem.

Most acupuncturists will set needles into meridian points and then leave you to rest on the table as is.
That's not how Hae Jung works. Initially, for me, she needled a few points and then stood by watching for a change. She checked my skin temperature and asked very specific questions.
A few minutes later he added additional needles. After a few more questions, she added yet another set of needles and waited.

When suddenly, without warning, I burst out in enormous, full body sobs, I knew that she had uncorked the problem she was looking for. She follows the trail of a problem, traps it and pounces.
There's a reason why she is called a Tiger.

Never, in all my years of experience with acupuncture had I known that needlework (or herbs) could directly tap emotions or alter the expression of symptoms. Nor did I realize that all the previous acupuncturists had missed what Hae Jung saw as a glaring and obvious problem.
Here, clearly is a rare, unique, master healer who can see a core problem when it's camouflaged or buried under other problems. Very rare, Very effective.

If you choose to bring your health issues to Hae Jung, whether they seem big or small, chronic or acute, mysterious or mundane, understand this:

-   The needles don't hurt, in fact they feel so gentle it's hard to believe that   they will work at all. -   Hae Jung will not simply make you feel better with a few needles and then send you on your merry way with a bag of herbs.
She will relentlessly seek out the core problem until she can root it out. She is committed and stubborn and very funny. -   the herbal formulas are powerful and gentle with long-lasting effects across a wide range of physical, emotional even spiritual symptoms.
They'll fix a lot of problems you didn't know you had because, again, they work from the root outward. -   Hae Jung may not be able to explain exactly what she's doing or how the treatment works.
My take is that it's less important to understand the mechanics of the medicine but more important to accept that you will get   better. You must be ready and willing to get well.
Hae Jung will bring an arsenal to the table, you'll need to bring readiness to heal - The treatments may re-expose old hurts or injuries you have forgotten about,
but they can be dealt with.

I went to Hae Jung with low energy, disrupted sleep and mood swings.

4 months later a minimum of 10 issues have been resolved in addition to these items. Many things have been fixed or cured that I assumed were permanent aspects of my health.

If you've read this far, then my last comment is this - when in doubt say YES!
Best of luck to you.

Ajay R

6 It’s many years since I last had an appointment with Hae Jung but I will never forget how skilled and caring she is. I first went to see her when I was recovering from kidney cancer. As well as helping me to heal physically,
Hae Jung also taught me a lot about health in general. Her enthusiasm for her work, her sense of fun and her warmth make acupuncture sessions with her a fantastic experience. I am now back in my native London and I haven’t managed to find a UK acupuncturist who is anywhere near as great as Hae Jung.

Highly recommended.

Precious W

5 I've been a patient of Hae Jung's for years originally seeing her for migraines and throughout the years for various aches and pains. Most recently, Hae Jung assisted in my pregnancy treating me for nausea and later assisting in the induction of my labor. Throughout the years, she has been a constant in my life because the treatment actually works. Acupuncture and herbs cured my pain where western medicine failed me.

I have recommended her to several friends and family and all have experienced impressive results after going for treatment. Not only is Hae Jung skilled in her field she also treats her patients with extreme thoughtfulness and care.
Thank you Hae Jung!  
Meredith W

4 Hae Jung has been treating me for over a year and I could recount many stories of how she has helped me when other doctors have failed, but I will describe my most recent experience since it so clear. I developed a pain in my left wrist that was getting much worse as the day went on.
By 11 pm, I couldn't move my wrist at all. simple hand moves like buttoning my shirt and holding a fork were impossible.
I was extremely freaked out as I am a professional drummer and wrist damage is not something that I could live with. If it was earlier, I would have tried to see Hae right away. since it was almost midnight at this point, I went to the hospital.

It was a terrible and useless experience that put me back on the street at 6 am with my entire forearm in a splint and a pocketful of prescriptions for antibiotics and painkillers and I don't think they knew what was wrong with me.
Hae was able to see me the following day.

By the end of one session, I had full mobility of my wrist again. I never filled the prescriptions and I am completely back to normal. As I mentioned, I have a lot of stories about how Hae has helped me, but this one couldn't be more precise.
Hae turned me from a stress case in severe pain to complete recovery in under an hour.

Tom K


3 The experience of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with Hae transformed me into a different person. It has awakened my true spirit and made me more intuitive. My daily eating and drinking habits changed,
I had lost the desire for junk food and my immune system also became a lot   stronger than before. I no longer need to take that many Tylenol and   prescribed medicine from pharmacy during certain seasons of the year.
Hae  not only heals physical ailments but also heals on a spiritual level, she taps into your deep emotion, sees it, and melts it.
The  bottom line is I don't regret experiencing acupuncture and Chinese herbal   medicine. I only question myself “Why didn't I try these healing methods during my teenage years?”  

Owen L     

2 I went to Hae Jung seeking relief from a chronic pain in my neck and shoulders. After my first acupuncture treatment with her I was completely free of pain, felt energized and I left the session with an open and positive outlook. Since then I have returned regularly for treatments with Hae Jung , and each time it is a centering and edifying experience.

She explains the science of Chinese medicine in layman's terms and demonstrates positively through her work, the benefits of a holistic approach to one's health. She is a true professional and an intuitive healer who has helped me, as an artist to unlock creative blocks and to foster a balanced approach to my mental and physical well being.          
Tae Y

1 I have been working with Hae Jung in both herbal and acupuncture approach to total health and well-being.
This is NOT a 'new age' method to health but an ancient approach to holistic wellness.

Hae Jung's practice has been helpful to me in the areas of stress management, weight control, digestive issues, lack of energy, and lower back/skin problems. Some of these were more chronic than others but I have made progress on all of them with Hae Jung.
I have recommended Hae Jung to both family and friends. I rarely provide testimony but I am grateful to Hae Jung for her practice and personal treatments. Hae Jung is an artist with holistic medicine and she is genuine.
Her healing is worth a million bucks!

Patrick F

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