Janet Chung is California and nationally board certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental where she received over 3300 hours of training to get her master’s degree. She also has B.A. from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Janet’s clinical training includes interning at Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank treating patients suffering from the side effects from cancer and cancer treatments. At the Emperor’s College Clinic, she treated a wide variety of cases including musculoskeletal, digestive, female reproductive, pain, and stress. She received additional training at Taiwan’s renowned China Medical University’s doing clinical rounds with their Chinese internal medicine (herbal medicine), gynecology, acupuncture, and traumatology departments.
Janet grew up playing competitive sports and has suffered her share of injuries. She was fortunate to receive integrated treatment so she personally understands the benefits of combining physical therapy and acupuncture/Chinese medicine in treating and rehabilitating injuries. Nowadays she is far removed from her sports playing days, but she still loves watching the LA Lakers and the SF 49ers (the two teams she grew up with!).
Before studying acupuncture/Chinese herbal medicine, Janet worked long and stressful hours in a corporate office where after a period of time she started developing health issues. After visiting western doctors every month and taking pharmaceuticals for half a year without much progress, she decided to turn to Chinese herbal medicine. As she got better, she got more and more interested in the philosophy and holistic method of treating the body until she finally made the jump to go back to school for it.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine where the condition of the body, mind, and environment contribute to a person’s health and wellbeing. Each visit includes evaluation and personalized treatment according to the patient’s current condition. Janet believes in patient centered care based on trust, compassion, and intention to promote and assist the patient’s path toward better health.
Besides acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, manual therapy (cupping, guasha), moxibustion, orthopedic massage (tuina), exercises (qi gong) and diet/lifestyle advice may be used in treatment.