He is an excellent listener who is clearly on a mission to help
Dr. Sunghyun Jason Tjen is an amazing healer. Calm, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable, Jason works diligently with his patients to clearly understand their issues - the symptoms they are presenting in the appointment, and as well as the root cause of each issue. He is an excellent listener who is clearly on a mission to help each and every one of his patients return to optimal health. He is intuitive, and provides treatments that leave me feeling healthier and more balanced with each appointment. Jason works with all manner of physical and emotional issues, and provides his patients with as much education as they desire. Treatments change from session to session, and he creates personalized herbal medicine to support the treatments at home, if you choose. I highly recommend anyone of any age to try him (rated the best acupuncture on the North Shore).
The acupuncture treatments are a benefit to my overall well-being and especially leading up to and following the radiation treatments
I have been receiving acupuncture treatment at Holy Family Acupuncture on a regular basis for the past year. I had surgery (radical prostatectomy) for high grade Cancer and it was found to have positive margins as well as lymph node involvement. I received Chemotherapy (Casodex), Hormone Therapy (Zoladex) and six weeks of radiation therapy. I have been receiving acupuncture treatments weekly throughout (with the exception of post-surgical days and during radiation). I have found that the acupuncture treatments are a benefit to my overall well-being and especially leading up to and following the radiation treatments, which takes a lot out of you. By all accounts, my BCCancer treatment team was very pleased at my ability to do the radiation treatments every morning and still maintain a regular work schedule and personal schedule, which included gym workouts. I know that the acupuncture treatments I received were and continue to be a great mind and body support to a body bombarded by all the Cancer treatments I received and continue to receive.
Jason has helped me modify my life
I love science, technology, etc and that makes it easy to appreciate the data/info provided by Western Medicine, but I want more than the symptoms treated and I'm utterly NOT interested in popping pills as cheats... as a trauma therapist I wholeheartedly (pun intended) support natural interventions like fixing sleep habits, actively exercising, eating healthy, etc... I have been greatly humbled by how much Jason has helped me modify my life, daily habits, to have the energy to go to the gym 2-3 times a week, increase my ability to hike 3-4 times a week, etc... I am addicted to what I'm learning about Eastern preventative medicine from Jason that minimizes dependency on test results in Western medicine...
A part of my health regimen
The benefits of acupuncture treatment and herbal medicine became part of my health regimen in June 2011. What a fortunate day, the day I met Sunghyun Tjen at Holy Family Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. I did not know then that I was placing myself in the hands of a thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate practitioner. I express gratitude to him for his sincere interest in every aspect of my well-being, for his detailed consultation before each treatment and for his successful results which have provided optimum healing and comfort in my daily life. If you are looking for an impeccable acupuncturist and herbalist you need look no further than Holy Family. My most sincere thanks go to Sunghyun for his fine work and his dedication to his patients.
Friendly, Attentive, Professional
I have been going to Holy Family Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine for my lower back pain and I feel lucky to have found such a good acupuncturist. I was in a rear end collision many years ago and got numerous physiotherapy treatments. However, the back pain didn't go away even after more than 5 years. I wish I had known Dr. Tjen earlier because I can definitely feel the pain healing after his acupuncture treatment and my vitality recovering with the herbal medicine he prescribed me. He is very thorough and listens to any of your complaints. I appreciate the fact that he asked questions instead of just brushing it off as I think many people would. He is very friendly while still being extremely attentive and professional. For an ongoing restoration of your health, Dr. Tjen is someone who takes the time to make sure he does a good job.
Grateful! I was able to dance again!
Because of Holy Family Clinic, I was able to dance again! I had been training for a dance performance for awhile, and in the last week before the show, I had so much pain and stiffness in my knees and back, that I thought I wouldn't be able to participate in the show. Luckily, I found Holy Family Clinic on the internet. And Dr. Sunghyun Tjen made the time and space to see me at the last minute. In only two sessions, I felt a tremendous difference, and my movement was much easier. I also gained the confidence I needed to hold up throughout the performance with a smile. My body was strong enough to get through it because of the treatments I received at Holy Family Clinic. What impressed me was that not only did Sunghyun Tjen help improve my body physically, but his energy, genuine nature, and ability to really listen to me as a whole person made a significant difference to my frame of mind. I could really resonate with his philosophies on health and life, and really appreciated his sense of balance in the way he approaches medicine. It helped to remind me to take care of my body in a more holistic manner and I feel so grateful to know that there are practitioners out there like him. After sharing a little of his story with me about how he got into acupuncture and holistic medicine, Sunghyun Tjen said, "I think I was just meant to do this." I wholeheartedly agree, you definitely were.
Attention all pregnant women!
I have now been to 4 labor induced acupuncture treatments and my body feels ready for delivery! I also had high blood pressure that has come down extremely since starting the treatments. This clinic is god sent.. Attention all pregnant women... This place is equipped to comfort you and make you feel at ease with all pain associated with pregnancy!
Jason always has your best interest in mind!
Jason is a very knowledgeable, helpful and caring Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Medicine. I’ve found some acupuncturist in the past have been quite pushy in having you come in as much as possible but Jason is not pushy and always has your best interest in mind. He also goes through every detail with you beforehand to make sure you are comfortable and calm. I would recommend Jason to anyone who is looking to acupuncture treatment!
He explains and suggests what needs to be done!
Highly recommended. This clinic is above all expectations! At family practice I was told that "there is nothing that can help me with my pain" and "you will just have to deal with it". I am so grateful that I was recommended to this clinic. Dr. Jason is patient, knowledgeable and he listens carefully. He explains and suggests what needs to be done, always has positive solutions and the healing is apparent. Thank you so much!
Exceptional and caring
I've been going to Holy Family Clinic for over two months now due to a recent back injury. I have found the treatments to be exceptional and the caring service provided to be a constant. I can't say enough good things about my experiences there , I highly recommend checking Holy Family Clinic out if you are in need of acupuncture.
Always a good experience
Let’s put it simple. I don’t go there a lot because he can diagnose very well and treat the symptom so well that I get better within couple visits. Unlike many other places, I always had good experience! He is very thoughtful and takes as many note as possible to tell you where the symptom was originated from. I really appreciate his hard work and I recommend my friends to look for Dr.Tjen’s place. There are free parkings available within the perimeter and takes appointment time via ONLINE as well which I found very convenient! Super recommended!
Can't say enough good!
I can't say enough good about my experience! I have had a persistent problem with one side of my shoulder/neck . After one treatment I am trouble free.
Enjoyed the treatment, doing much better
I took my mother to the Holy Family Acupuncture, she has been with lots of pain due to a disc hernia and some other complication. She really enjoyed her treatment, doing much better.
Attention to details
I had to visit Holy Family Acupuncture& Herbal Medicine for my feet problem that suddenly appeared. I thought it would take a long time to recover but with his detailed approach to my feet problem, I actually recovered within two weeks. Visited only twice but every time I visited, my feet gradually (and quickly) got better. He is also very approachable & friendly but that's not the only reason why I would recommend Dr. Tjen. I would recommend him because he pays attention to the details; he finds the root of the symptoms through my daily life style which I found this quite surprising. Thank you Holy Family Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine! 😀
Helps with my daily ailments
I have been suffering from extreme neck and shoulder pain for quite some time now and after only several visits he was able to alleviate the pain and diagnose the problem. He is actually helping me with other ailments that I face daily. What a blessing to have met such a wonderful person!
My migraines have completely gone away!
I visited Holy Family Acupuncture for severe migraines after meeting with various doctors, neurologists, and being prescribed various pills. With only a few acupuncture treatments, my migraines have completely gone away. I recommend Holy Family Acupuncture to anyone suffering from headaches and migraines as well as various other injuries or issues. Thanks for all of your help!
- Smith N.
Made me comfortable with the procedure
Dr Tjen has a very calm and professional demeanour. He paid close attention to my story of how I injured my back and asked all the right questions before proceeding. This was my first visit to an Acupuncturist and Dr Tjen explained everything in detail which made me quite comfortable with the procedure. I seem to have got the works - acupuncture, electro-stimulation and cupping. I can confidently say that I will be coming back for a followup treatment and would highly recommend Holy Family Acupuncture to anyone looking for a treatment in the North Shore.
Sunghyun has treated with great skill, care and sensitivity!
It is my pleasure to praise the healing work provided by Sunghyun Tjen at Holy Family Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine clinic. Every treatment I receive relieves the problem of that day and I leave the clinic happy and healthy. Since my first visit in 2011 there have been a variety of concerns that Sunghyun has treated with great skill, care and sensitivity. His ingenuity and mastery in dealing with my health issues give me comfort and confidence. With sincere thanks.
Holistic approach in a strong scientific background
I saw Jason for an array of issues the last two months, ranging from fatigue, anxiety/depression, and bell's palsy. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, kind, calm and answering all my questions diligently. He has a very holistic approach to health that is grounded in a strong scientific background, the way he coached me through my health issues was almost poetic in explanations of how to remove blockages/challenges my body was facing. I received both acupuncture and herbal medicine and think both of them helped my recovery. Would highly recommend.
And the best thing of all, the treatment works!
I gave 5 stars because it hit all my expectations 1. Knowledgeable 2. Professional & efficient 3. Environment is soothing & peaceful 4. Space is perfectly clean 5. Caring & helpful communication And the best thing of all, the treatment works! Thank you
As always, pinpoint the trouble
As always, Jason was able to pinpoint (pun intended) the trouble of my lingering post vaccination arm pain and along with his knowledge regarding how the body heals to apply appropriate treatment for the issue I was experiencing. All provided in a safe and caring environment.