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U-Helper Profile: Irena Tsoy

U-Helper Profile: Irena Tsoy

Irina Tsoy has lived in Los Angeles for 18 years and became a Silver Lake resident in 2004 after moving from Koreatown. Irina is a health and wellness professional specializing in acupuncture and electroacupuncture (which she offers through The Urban Helper) as well as moxibustion, cupping and herbal medicine. When she is not working, Irina can be found at home with her cat Matilda, or enjoying the outdoors and nature of California.

Tell us a little bit about the experience you have with the services you offer through the Urban Helper.

I have just started using Urban Helper, and so far I like the organization of the platform and its mission. I am excited to see how my business unfolds and reaches out to more people to help them achieve their optimal health or help them overcome any ailments.

Have you been hired through the Urban Helper yet? If so, what was that experience like?

Yes, it was quick and easy to set up the right appointment time and exchange payments. I like that I could do it easily on my computer with a few clicks.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love how effective, affordable, and non-invasive acupuncture is with very little to no side effects. Because Traditional Chinese Medicine takes a completely different approach and with an entirely different way of looking at health and disease when compared to other medical fields, I am able to help people who could not find answers elsewhere in the medical community.

What are the top three things you love about your neighborhood?

I love how conscientious Silver Lake is as a collective in politics, the environment, and community, just to name a few. Silver Lake is made up of hardworking people who want to contribute to the better good of society in small and big ways...and I am very glad to be a part of it.

What about The Urban Helper’s mission resonates with you?  

Serving and helping your community is key. And I think that Urban Helper does it in a really good way--it brings the human aspect back into businesses that serve the community.

You can see Irena's Urban Helper profile here