Won Sook Chung Foundation


Established in 2012, the Won Sook Chung Foundation’s mission is to promote research and education in alternative medicine. Won Sook Chung, the foundation’s benefactor, believed in the importance of looking beyond the established medical paradigm to address the illnesses typical of the 21’st century. Our current healthcare environment emphasizes treating symptoms rather than discovering cures thus perpetuating the need for expensive procedures as well as the lifelong use of pharmaceuticals. The need for study of remedies that are only accessible outside of a profit-driven medical economy has reached a critical juncture. So much of alternative medicine comes from that which already exists in the natural environment and is therefore either unable to be patented or exists without the need for special manufacturing. Other therapies were developed thousands of years ago or lack what seems to be an established cultural requirement of extensive medical technology. Nevertheless, these therapies have great potential for diagnosing and healing many of the chronic illnesses which currently remain a mystery to modern day medicine. As the medical landscape shifts from an acute care model to chronic illness and prevention, the Won Sook Chung foundation fulfills a vital role at a critical time in the history of human health.


Brobyn TL, Chung MK, LaRiccia PJ (2015) Neural Therapy: An Overlooked Game Changer for Patients Suffering Chronic Pain?. J Pain Relief 4: 184.

Chung MK, Chung D, LaRiccia PJ. Tongue piercing and chronic abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting—two cases. Explore (NY). 2015;11(1):59-62.

Chung MK, LaRiccia PJ. Successful treatment of chronic nausea and vomiting related to body piercing and tattooing with integrative medicine interventions. Holist Nurs Pract. 2015;29(1):33-36.

Brobyn TL, Chung MK. The use of autonomic response testing and the 5 Phases paradigm to identify unresolved feelings in patients with mood disorders. In: Clinical Roundup. Altern Complement Ther. 2015;21(4):183–184.

Myung Kyu Chung and Patrick J. LaRiccia. How Do You Deactivate Painful Scars in Your Practice? MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE. 2016;28(3):162-163.

Couture DC, Chung MK, Shinnick P, Curzon J, McClure M, LaRiccia P. Integrative Medicine Approach to Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety: A Case Report. Global Adv Health Med. 2016;5(1):117-121.

Chung MK, LaRiccia P. Successful Treatment of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting Related to Body Piercing and Tattooing With Integrative Medicine Interventions. Holist Nurs Pract 2015;29(1):33–36.

Chung MK, LaRiccia P. Successful Integrative Medicine Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Pain Associated with Breast Surgery. Holist Nurs Pract 2016;00(00):1–9.

Chung MK, Patrone CC, LaRiccia P. A modified approach to thyroid exams. The Journal of Family Practice. 2015; 64( 2):83.

Brobyn TL, LaRiccia PJ.  Successful Treatment of Chronic Edema, Recurrent Cellulitis and Leg Pain using Autonomic Response Testing Assessment: Case Report.  Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes.  2017; 9(35).

Frandsen A, McClure M, Chung MK, LaRiccia PJ. Autonomic Response Testing Compared With Immunoglobulin E Allergy Panel Test Results: Preliminary Reports. Alternative Therapies. 2017; 24(7).

Gurevich MI, Chung MK, LaRiccia PJ. Resolving Bulimia Nervosa Using an Innovative Neural Therapy Approach: Two Case Reports. Clinical Case Reports. 2018; 6(2): 278–282.

Brobyn TL, Trivisonno T, LaRiccia PJ. Challenging Case in Clinical Practice: Five Element Chinese Medicine Approach to Sleep Maintenance Insomnia. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2018; 24(1).

Brobyn TL, LaRiccia PJ. Case Report: A Multifactorial Integrated Systems Approach in the Successful Treatment of Primary Amenorrhea. Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes. 2020;12(48):4-13. Read

Arthur B, Chung MK, Brobyn TL, LaRiccia PJ.  Successful Treatment of Dyspareunia with an Integrative Medicine Approach: A Case Report.  Integrative Medicine.  2019;18(6):38-41. Read

LaRiccia PJ, Brobyn TL, Curzon J, McClure M, Chung MK.  Narrative Review: Autonomic Response Testing as a Whole Person System of Health Care.  Townsend Letter.  2019;436:62-66.  Read.




Vitamin D3 supplementation to prevent respiratory tract infections in hospital workers: a pragmatic study  done in conjunction with Cooper University Health Care.

You can now read the results of the study but here’s the headline:

Conclusion and Relevance Daily supplementation with 5000 IU vitamin D3 reduces influenza-like illness in healthcare workers.


Kyu Chung, MD

Patrick J LaRiccia, MD, MSCE

Tracy Brobyn, MD

Kevin Ng, MD

Brigid Bandomer, BSN, RN

Teresa Cafaro BSc, Cooper University Research Coordinator funded by Won Sook Chung Foundation