Welcome to 153 Acupuncture & Herbs Healing Center!

God Heals, We Serve!

Located in Lomita, the leading health professionals at 153 Acupuncture & Herbs Healing Center are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives combining skill and expertise that span Western and Eastern medicine.  Dr. You Joo Esther Kim, O.M.D, Ph.D., L.Ac, RN is committed to improving your health and bringing you a better way of life.

Patients seeking treatment at 153 Acupuncture & Herbs Healing Center with Dr. You Joo Esther Kim are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern acupuncture equipment and technology.  Dr. You Joo Esther Kim and her staff will genuinely care for you and address all of your health concerns.

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Dr. You Joo Esther Kim O.M.D, Ph.D., L.Ac, RN
Lomita Acupuncturist & Herbalist
153 Acupuncture & Herbs Healing Center | 310-326-8250

COVID19 Notice:


We hope and pray that you and your family are doing well.

We are so thankful to God that we have been able to safely care for our patients during the COVID19 pandemic.  Please see the updated hours of operation at the bottom of this page. Our clinic has worked diligently to maintain a COVID19 free environment by installing new protocols and guidelines in accordance to the CDC recommendations. We have noticed that patients have slight anxiety when they come for their appointments due to the fear of COVID-19, but with our precautionary measures, they have been leaving feeling rested and reassured.

We would like to provide some information to help patients feel more safe and comfortable, while they receive treatments at 153 Acupuncture & Herbs Healing Center.

Research, along with our years of practicing Asian medicine, have shown that acupuncture and moxibustion helps stop the spread of infection, control pain, and also maintain balance in the body. 

Moxibustion (moxa) uses artemisia vulgaris, which is a species of chrysanthemum (moxa wool), that contains vitamins and minerals with strong healing properties. When used with a ceramic device, moxa wool produces Infra-Red rays that penetrate deep into the skin (about 40 mm) to activate and invigorate cells and thereby strengthens the immune system. Researchers have proven the effectiveness of moxa in helping cancer and many other chronic diseases. It has also been shown to fight against external pathogenic factors.

Herbal Medicine. Our clinic offers personalized Herbal Medicine that fits your body type, condition, and specific diagnosis. These herbal medicine are made with 100% natural ingredients with no chemical induced side-effects. During the COVID19 pandemic and winter flu season, we offer natural immune boosting medicine and cold virus medicine to help strengthen your immune system and keep away viruses. 

We are here to help and serve you during these unprecedented times. 

To schedule an appointment, please contact our clinic @ 310-326-8250 or email [email protected]

REMINDER: Please avoid scheduling an appointment, If you have experienced any symptoms in the past 10 days that match the CDC's COVID19 symptom chart. 

May God's peace be with you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

"Dr. Kim is one of the most warm, loving, and caring people that I know. She and all of her staff care very much about their patients and go far out of their way to help."

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  • Dr.
    You Joo Esther Kim
    O.M.D, Ph.D., L.Ac, RN

    Dr. You Joo Esther Kim has been practicing medicine for 29 years. She began pursuing a medical career by studying at Catholic Medical College in South Korea. Even after graduating college she continued her studies in Oriental Medicine.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patient

  • "Dr. Kim is so caring and has a gentle spirit that is soothing to be around. It is amazing to me how fast the acupuncture works at relieving pain. Best alternative to western medicine."
    Tonette A.

Office Hours

Temporary Schedule Starting on October 13, 2020




9:30 am-5:30 pm




9:30am - 5:30pm




9:30 am-3:00 pm




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