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Welcome to Relaxupuncture! Created to be an accessible and convenient healing stop for all types of patients, from first-time acupuncture recipients to those familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We provide natural and effective options to help stimulate your body's own healing abilities.

Explore individualized holistic wellness treatments that integrate Eastern and Western Medicine. From those seeking cosmetic acupuncture or relief from pain, to those who are struggling to sleep through the night, Relaxupuncture is here to assist you in becoming your healthiest and happiest!


Licensed Acupuncturist

About Your Practitioner

Meet Kim, a Licensed Acupuncturist in Alaska, who is passionate about helping people feel their best. With a Masters degree from Middle Way Acupuncture Institute and Board Certification by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine). Kim offers a holistic approach to wellness that combines ancient Classical Chinese Medicine with modern Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a former massage therapist, Kim has extensive knowledge of how the body heals and specializes in treating anxiety, chronic stress, and pain management. Additionally, she is certified in Advanced Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture and offers a variety of techniques to meet each patient's unique needs, including moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, heat therapy, stretching, massage, cupping, gua sha, and nutrition counseling. Kim looks forward to joining you on your health journey.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medical care. It has been practiced in China over 4,000 years. It’s highly effective at assisting the body to naturally re-balance. Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny, thin sterilized needles into the skin at points along the meridians of qi (rivers of energy) to help restore harmony. There are many styles of acupuncture. The primary distinction is the diagnostic process and corresponding treatment plan.

Cosmetic facial acupuncture is a minimally invasive technique that uses fine needles to stimulate collagen production, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation. This can lead to visible improvements in your skin, including:

  • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhanced skin elasticity and firmness
  • Brighter, more radiant complexion
  • Sculpted and lifted facial contours

Needle-Only Facial Acupuncture:

A focused facial acupuncture treatment. Ideal for those seeking a natural and effective way to brighten complexion; also recommended for TMJD and Bell's Palsy flare-ups. It includes body acupuncture points to address underlying concerns and offer a holistic approach.

Deluxe Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture:

Same as Facial Acupuncture with the addition of:

  • Microcurrent therapy: Stimulates collagen and elastin production for firmer, smoother skin.
  • LED light therapy: Promotes cellular regeneration, reduces inflammation, and leaves your skin glowing.

Facial acupuncture is typically performed in a series of 10-14 weekly treatments for best results. After the initial series is complete, monthly maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain your radiant appearance.

During your first acupuncture appointment, we will discuss your heath history, current state of health and goals for treatment. Then the practitioner will do a comprehensive intake to determine your condition and the primary goal of the appointment.

  • Physical exam will be taken, including looking at the tongue, feeling the pulse and channel palpation.
  • You will rest back in a leisurely position. Needles and other techniques will be gently applied. Many people fall asleep during this process. You are left to relax for 10-20 minutes.
  • Your acupuncturist will return to remove needles and if appropriate, repeat techniques on the other side of the body.
  • After another 10-20 minutes, your acupuncturist will return and remove needles and finish with any other applicable techniques.

Acupuncture and moxibustion are safe when performed by a licensed acupuncturist. The most common side effects include soreness, minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were inserted. With moxibustion, burns are the most common side effect.

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

Long term patients of acupuncture report:

  • improved stamina and vitality
  • recovering more quickly from illness
  • improved physical and emotional well being
  • less doctor visits

Some of the common conditions treated with acupuncture are:

  • stress
  • insomnia & sleep issues
  • neck, low back & shoulder pain
  • arthritis
  • muscle pain, swelling, localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, and contractures
  • headaches/migraines
  • common cold
  • gastrointestinal (Digestive Disorders)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • anxiety/depression/trauma
  • addiction/smoking cessation
  • skin conditions
  • pre-menstrual syndrome
  • fertility
  • menopausal syndrome
  • nausea
  • high blood pressure/circulation
  • sleep issues/insomnia
  • autoimmune disorders
  • allergies
  • diabetes
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • fatigue/low energy
  • wrinkles with facial acupuncture
  • pain management with acupuncture

Acupuncturists use tiny stainless-steel single-use sterile needles. Fifteen acupuncture needles can fit into a standard hypodermic needle. Many people feel no sensation when the needles are inserted. Some people feel a pinch when the needle is inserted, but after a few seconds the sensation dissipates and the patient feels nothing.

Moxibustion is the burning of the herb mugwort (artemisia vulgaris) on acupuncture points to warm the area, expel cold and increase blood flow. The practitioner may use direct moxa- small cones applied directly to the skin and lit on fire (but extinguished before it burns the skin) or indirect moxa- a cigar shaped stick of compressed mugwort lit and held above the skin.

Gua sha is the ancient Chinese technique of scraping the skin to disperse stagnant blood. Mild bruising, called petechia may appear as a result of the blood flowing to the surface of the skin. Gua sha is often used to relieve musculoskeletal pain, improve circulation and reduce inflammation, support the immune system and address upper respiratory illnesses, and release tension in areas where there is restricted movement.

For wellness acupuncture visits the number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and the severity. Acute problems may be resolved in 4-8 treatments, while more chronic conditions will require longer treatment. It is recommend for new patients to start with weekly treatments to build upon the previous one, as the condition improves, appointments are stretched out to every other week or monthly.

  • Kim is a pro! I was nervous about trying acupuncture but she was really gentle and explained the process as she went, which put me at ease. I was surprised how good my shoulder felt afterward and how relaxed I was! Highly recommend.

    • Chris B.
  • I highly recommend Kim for acupuncture! I’ve seen her for sinus/congestion issues, stress, and mental health check-ins. I found immediate relief with the sinus points that I no longer have to rely on nasal sprays. She is very personable and compassionate during each session, and is always exploring to find the root cause of any issue you may encounter! 🙂

    • Autumn D.
  • I started seeing Kim last year when I began experiencing facial drooping. I was later diagnosed with a head and neck tumor that made the facial drooping worse, and gave me several other symptoms. Kim continued to treat me with acupuncture, micro current and electrode therapies, as well as message. She has been able to get rid of all of the tumor symptoms, and has been able to regain some facial movements. These movements were very unexpected by my healthcare team, as all of them stated that I would not regain any movement. My radiation oncologist told me to keep seeing Kim as these movements are very promising. Kim has gone above and beyond in researching my condition, and using any all techniques at her disposal. I recommend her highly. Especially if you have facial drooping caused by a tumor, a stroke, or Bell's palsy

    • Marie G.
  • Kim is a kind, caring, compassionate, amazing person. She is a great listener and a careful knowledgeable acupuncturist. Thank you Kim for a wonderful session--I like it when you needle me!! I'll be back!!

    • David H.
  • Kim came to our office to provide acupuncture for 7 of our Staff and it was wonderful! She is so personable and took such care with each of us. I was personally soo relaxed. I will always recommend Kim.

    • Alexa O.
  • It was my first experience with facial acupuncture. It didn’t hurt and my skin has a nice glow. I’m looking forward to how my complexion changes with continued treatment with Kim.

    • Marion C.
  • Kim was amazing! Her personality created an environment that felt comfortable and safe. Her intake questions covered everything! Decreasing physical pain and emotional discomfort are just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to her knowledge. My treatment felt personalized and thoughtful. I would definitely recommend Kim!

    • Courtney E.
  • Very relaxing and helped take away a lot of pain.

    • Josh C.
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  • Kim is a pro! I was nervous about trying acupuncture but she was really gentle and explained the process as she went, which put me at ease. I was surprised how good my shoulder felt afterward and how relaxed I was! Highly recommend.

    • Chris B.
  • "Kim is my go-to for acupuncture! From sinus/congestion relief to stress & mental health support, she's helped me in multiple ways. No more nasal sprays thanks to her amazing work with sinus points! She's incredibly personable and compassionate, always seeking the root cause of any issue. Highly recommend!"

    • Autumn D.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • "Facing facial drooping due to a head & neck tumor, I found Kim's acupuncture, micro current, & electrode therapies invaluable. Not only did she eliminate all tumor symptoms, but I regained some facial movement, defying my healthcare team's predictions! Her dedication to researching my condition and using diverse techniques is beyond commendable. Highly recommend, especially for facial drooping caused by tumors, strokes, or Bell's palsy."

    • Marie G.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • "Kim, the kind, caring, and knowledgeable acupuncturist, is a great listener! Thank you for the wonderful session, Kim. I even enjoyed the needles! I'll definitely be back."

    • David H.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • "Kim provided acupuncture to our staff, and it was amazing! She's personable and took care of each person. I felt incredibly relaxed and highly recommend her."

    • Alexa O.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • "My first facial acupuncture experience with Kim was painless, and my skin already has a healthy glow! I'm excited to see further improvements with continued treatment."

    • Marion C.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • "Kim's warm personality created a safe and comfortable space. Her thorough intake covered everything! She possesses vast knowledge beyond treating just physical pain and emotional discomfort. My personalized treatment felt thoughtful, and I highly recommend her!"

    • Courtney E.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • "Very relaxing and helped a lot with pain relief."

    • Josh C.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • I don’t like needles, but I go to Kim for acupuncture because she helps me relax and I trust her as a practitioner.

    • Brian V.
    • Anchorage, AK
  • I’ve suffered terrible anxiety and sleep issues my whole life. Kim gave me a reprieve that has changed my life. Highly recommend!

    • Chelsea S.
    • Tacoma, WA
  • Kim was amazing! Her personality created an environment that felt comfortable and safe. Her intake questions covered everything! Decreasing physical pain and emotional discomfort are just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to her knowledge. My treatment felt personalized and thoughtful. I would definitely recommend Kim!

    • Courtney E.
    • Anchorage, AK


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717 Barrow Street
Anchorage, AK 99501