Georgia Integrative Medicine

Georgia-Based Physician Effectively Utilizes LDN Treatment for Wide Range of Serious Illnesses

Dr. Yoon Hang Kim of Georgia Integrative Medicine Finds a Powerful Ally in Low-Dose Naltrexone for Patients with Cancer, Autoimmune Disease, CNS Disorder


Tyrone, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/14/2016 -- The many difficulties that come with a diagnosis of cancer, autoimmune diseases, or central nervous disorders is something that no one signs up for. Finding effective, affordable treatments can prove to be an extremely challenging task. One particular option that has shown tremendous promise is Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN). The treatment checks both boxes, being cost-efficient and very effective. It is currently being used by Dr. Yoon Hang Kim of Georgia Integrative Medicine, and has been around for some time. More recently, a larger body of research has emerged to support it and encourage its broader use within the medical community.

Naltrexone was originally approved by the FDA in 1984 to block the effect of heroin or opium in addicts and LDN treatment has since gone on to shown efficacy in over 1,000 cases. Naltrexone works by blocking the body's opioid receptors as well as by blocking the reception of beta-endorphin and metenkephalin, which are created by the brain and adrenal glands. The body's endorphin and enkephalins have receptors on many of the body's tissues including almost every cell of the immune system. After administration, Low-Dose Naltrexone empowers the body's own immune system which is comparable to putting one's own personal natural defense system into high gear.

It was in 1985, however, that Naltrexone's real potential was discovered when Bernard Bihari, MD found that a low dose of naltrexone taken at night had a positive response in the body's immune system. His research showed that LDN would increase a patient's response to infection by HIV. Dr. Bihari continued using LDN as an alternative treatment and, in the mid-1990s, he discovered that cancer patients could also benefit, dramatically in certain cases, from LDN. Dr. Bihari also found that patients with autoimmune diseases (like lupus) would exhibit prompt control of disease activity when using LDN therapy.

Today, LDN is a treatment that is inexpensive, easy to use/administer to patients and also provides a therapy for cancer patients and those with autoimmune diseases with virtually no side effects (with the primary exception of some patients having difficulty sleeping during the first week of treatment). LDN could make a tremendous impact on those that cannot afford another type of treatment, especially in the developing world.

"We are excited to see an ever-growing constituency in support of LDN as we know that it has the potential to help so many who are suffering," shared Dr. Kim of Georgia Integrative Medicine. "The reason why I pursued medicine in the first place was to find the most effective and economical solutions for those who face disease and deal with pain on a daily basis. With my background, training, and the kind of practice I have cultivated over the years, we are able to draw from both conventional medicine as well as preventive, medical acupuncture, and integrative medicine and apply the treatment that works best for the individual patient versus forcing them to be treated under just one umbrella as the latter often unknowingly circumvents healing."

To learn more about Low-Dose Naltrexone Treatment as well as the other services offered by Dr. Kim, visit or call 678-814-1333 today.

About Dr. Kim
Georgia Integrative Medicine Founder Yoon Hang John Kim, MD has been practicing integrative medicine and acupuncture since 1999. As a residential fellow at the University of Arizona, he trained with Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine. As an integrative health consultant to hospitals, academic institutions, and clinicians, Dr. Kim has established numerous integrative medicine practices. He is founder of the Integrative Health Studies Certificate Program at the University of West Georgia, where he has also taught. He is the author of more than 20 articles on integrative medicine. During his studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kim was named a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow. After graduating, he undertook a residency in the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kim completed the UCLA Medical Acupuncture Training Program for Physicians and holds a master's degree in public health (MPH) from San Diego State University.