Clinical Fields

Clinical Fields

Liver System

Introduction

Treatment of liver system by Korean Medicine has its root in 'neijing', which is written around 300 BC. Internal Medicine of Liver System department was established in the Kyung Hee University Hospital in 1978. Since then, using our previous experiences and various tests (blood test, biochemical test, endocrinic test, ultrasonography, and computerized tomography), we progressed to further development.

Research of classical texts and clinical applications and their experimental evidences provided us with not only various Korean medicinal associated with liver system disease but also a new viewpoint about biomedical thoughts. Furthermore, they showed us the possibility of treating chronic disease by Korean medicine and its efficacy has been proven by clinical trials.

Features

  • Treatment of various chronic liver diseases
  • Treatment of blood diseases and various dizziness
  • Tonifying therapy of immune related diseases
  • Treatment of liver and other bodily impairment caused by alcohol
  • Education of theory of liver and blood damage, and recuperation and their clinical application
  • Study of liver and blood damage, and recuperation and their clinical application

Prospects

  • Study of the patients with chronic hepatitis B and C
  • Study of Korean medical treatment of blood diseases related to erythropoietin
  • Study of various liver and gall bladder system and tonifying therapy
  • Research of effect of materia medica and the development of their derivatives
  • Development of new forms of medical products to improve their efficacy and excess to patients

Clinics

  • 1. Temperance Clinic
  •    (a) Date of establishment : 16. Dec. 1991
  •    (b) Objective : Treatment and prevention of AFLD (alcoholic fatty liver damage).
  •    (c) Administrator : Prof. Woo Hong-Jung, Prof. Lee Jang-Hoon, Assistant Prof. Kim Young-Chul
  • 2. Tonifying Therapy Clinic
  •    (a) Date of establishment : 05. Jan. 1989
  •    (b) Objective : Studying the way to improve efficacy of the preventive tonification and treatment of patients with deficiency
  •    (c) Administrator : Prof. Woo Hong-Jung, Prof. Lee Jang-Hoon, Assistant Prof. Kim Young-Chul

Products of our research

  • 1. Recent Researches
  •    (a) Study of the effect of materia medica in inhibition of HBV replication
  •    (b) Study of the effect of materia medica in erythropoietin
  •    (c) Clinical study of Korean medical treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B
  •    (d) Study of the interaction of materia medica with alcoholic metabolism
  •    (e) Study of the effect of materia medica in inhibition of Collagen
  • 2. Future Researches
  •    (a) Study of Korean medical treatment of HBV and its infectivity
  •    (b) Study of the bioactive fraction of materia medica in HBV replication and development of their derivatives
  •    (c) Clinical and experimental study of chronic hepatitis C
  •    (d) Verification of the effect of materia medica in various anemic diseases
  •    (e) Verification of the effect of inhibiting liver diseases
  •    (f) Study of effective treatment of liver cancer.

Heart System

Introduction

Today, adult diseases prevail throughout the world. Recently in Korea, cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke and cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and arteriosclerosis are becoming major causes of death. Therefore, we examine cerebrovascular diseases and cardiovascular diseases based on physiological and pathological knowledge. Furthermore, we study diagnosis, treatment and prevention of such diseases.

Features

A) Study (mostly clinical) of cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular and neurological diseases

B) Education : The courses for university and graduate school

     We educate the interrelation and consideration about cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke and its relative diseases.

C) Education : The courses for residents
   ① Maintaining role as University Hospital
   ② The education of the heart system to cultivate expert knowledge
   ③ Providing opportunities to train elites for various Traditional Korean medical departments

D) Outpatient Service
     Common outpatient service, special outpatient service (hypertension, prevention of stroke, and arrhythmia) and cooperation of Eastern and Western medical treatment
     (stroke center)

E) Hospital Treatme
     Hospital treatment for outpatients and ambulatory patients

Clinics

1) Stroke Prevention Clinic

Our goal is to discover the cause of stroke by individual's constitution and viscera-bowels' deficiency and excess and ultimately, take care and prevent stroke. We periodically examine the people who have diseases that possibly cause stroke and take care of those causes to prevent stroke. If stroke do occur, we will proceed with early and proper treatment.

2) Hypertension Clinic

Our goal is to maintain blood pressure level and prevent complicating diseases based on medical tests on blood. The treatment methods can be divided into two categories, medicinal therapy and non-medicinal therapy. Non-medicinal therapy involves dietetic treatment, kinesitherapy, relaxation therapy, meditation and abstaining smoking and drinking alcohol. For medicinal therapy, we prescribe medicinal according to location of disease, patient's constitution, and symptom. We also use acupuncture treatment and antihypertensive drugs along with medicinal therapy. With these various approaches, we can expect patients get better. Also, if person over forty has symptoms above, then we recommend to take periodical tests on blood pressure.

3) Arrhythmia clinic

Arrhythmia is caused by various abnormal activities of electric signal pathway in heart. If the electric signal from sinoatrial node is generated slowly or electric signal is generated in a place other than signal pathway, it may cause either premature beat or tachycardia. In Traditional Korean Medicine, an arrhythmia occurs when in the condition of heart's qi and blood deficiency, heart deficiency with timidity, phlegm-fluid retention or static blood. These conditions are induced by overexertion, unstable psychological state, drugs, alcohol.

Prospects

Today, the pattern of disease is changing due to increase in human life span. Especially with increase in old-age population, arteriosclerosis, stroke, cerebrovascular dementia and other cardio-cerebrovascular diseases become more common. Also, developed countries proceed with research on undeveloped field of brain and relative issues. Therefore, based on Traditional Korean medicine, we are working hard to research and have clinical trial on the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of theses diseases and disorders.

Lung System

Introduction

Today, patients with respiratory diseases and allergy increase due to dry and heat environment which are resulted from global warming, industrialization, air pollution, smoking, environmental destruction, and increase in various stimulus. As society is more conscious about these problems, researches on these subjects become more active.

Features

  • Education of theory and clinical application of respiratory diseases
  • Research activities of respiratory disease diagnosis and clinical application
  • Researches on diagnosis and clinical application of allergic reaction
  • Researches on diagnosis and clinical application of immune related disease
  • Life nurturing, dietary instruction, East - West medical cooperation researches on allergic, respiratory, and immune related disorders.

Clinics

  • Respiratory area : All kinds of respiratory diseases (common cold, pulmonary diseases, bronchitis, asthma, bronchiectasis, emphysema, and lung cancer), and pain in the chestB
  • Area related to lungs : qi diseases, phlegm retained fluid, and area related to vocal sound and sweat
  • Allergy and immune diseases : asthma, rhinitis, and food and skin allergy
  • Special clinics : We have asthma and hyperhidrosis clinics. We also have counsel center for diseases caused by phlegm retained fluid and prevention of common cold.
Asthma Clinic

We treat and study prevention of all kinds of diseases with respiratory distress. We are well-known for effectiveness of our treatment of chronic cough, asthma and particularly bronchial asthma. Also, not only effectiveness of traditional Korean medical treatment but also care on these areas are widely acknowledged.

Among respiratory diseases, bronchial asthma is the most painful one. In the past, patients with asthma were mostly in their old age but now, many young patients with asthma are observed which indicates that asthma's age of onset is becoming younger.

Concurrent application of acupuncture, electric-acupuncture, herbal-acupuncture and moxibustion depending on the physical attributes, deficiency and excessiveness have proven to be quite effective. In addition, the usage of bronchial inhalants to treat acute cases is being researched.

For traditional Korean medicinal treatment, we follow yin-tonifying, lung moistening, dispelling phlegm and relieving panting protocol. We also use different medicinal for different asthma stage. When symptoms first appear, we use dispelling phlegm and reducing the lung formular and when symptoms become calm, we use boosting qi and tonifying the spleen formular. Before symptoms appear, we use formular that tonifies the kidney to promote qi absorption.

For prevention, avoidance of stimulus that can irritate repiratory tract is required. Also, common cold can cause asthma attack and make asthma symptoms worse therefore, patients need to get treatment as soon as possible.

Hyperhidrosis clinic

When people exercise or are under hot weather, anyone can feel perspiration. However, if perspiration is excess or excess in particular area, it may cause serious problem in daily life.

In traditional Korean medicine, all normal fluids in human body are called fluid and humor. Fluid and humor is essential element and called differently depending on their position in body. They are called sweat on skin, blood in flesh, essence in kidney, saliva in oral cavity and tears in eyes. According to five viscera function and weather condition, fluid and humor regulate yin and yang to maintain healthy body condition, that is, depending on weather condition, fluid and humor can be discharged out of body in the form of either urine or sweat to regulate body's yin and yang.

In traditional Korean medicine, perspiration functions as not only body temperature regulator but also indicator that shows internal organs' pathological condition, disease progress and prognosis of human's life and death. Perspiration is one of traditional Korean medicinal method to treat diseases, but if it is excess or deficient, it is considered pathological state.

Treatment normally includes removal of the root cause. And herbal medicine, acupuncture an moxibustion are highly effective when they are applied based on deficiency and excessiveness of the disorder, harmony of the body's yin-yang, and physical attributes.

Aroma therapy clinic

Aroma therapy involves usage of balm that is extracted from plants to prevent and treat diseases by massage, bathing and inhalation methods. In oriental medical records, Sanhaegyung¡·says bringing balm can prevent contagious disease and in Joongjanggyung¡·, bringing balm can prevent and treat disease. We apply aroma therapy and various traditional Korean medical treatment to treat common cold, asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis and particularly various acute and chronic respiratory diseases by using inhaler.

Researches

  • Acknowledgement of traditional Korean medical treatment of respiratory diseases.
  • Acknowledgement of traditional Korean medical treatment and prevention of allergy
  • Study and treatment of immune diseases
  • Continuous study of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of new area of interests
  • Development of new medical form to achieve diversity of treatment

Products of our research

We conduct document study, clinical study and clinical trial about allergy, immune diseases, lung cancer, and common respiratory diseases. Especially for allergy and respiratory disease, we play leading role in traditional Korean medical society.

1) Effectiveness of traditional Korean medicine on allergy and asthma
- Effect of 'Gamichungsangbohatang' on secretion of asthma related cytokine
- Clinical effect of AF-365 on asthma
- Effect of traditional Korean medicine on respiration and respiratory tissue of patients with asthma
- Effect of traditional Korean medicine on asthma related cytokine

2) Effectiveness of traditional Korean medicine on lung tumor
- Effect of traditional Korean medicine on proliferation and death of lung cancer cells
- Effect of traditional Korean medicine to Sarcoma-180 on anti-cancer effect and immune reaction

3) Research of treatment methods (traditional Korean medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion) on patients with respiratory failure

Comments

Through international knowledge interchange, we published many papers and researches that brought international interests on traditional Korean medicine. We are particularly well-known for chronic respiratory diseases, allergy and immune diseases. Through development of new medical methods we participate in international and national public health. We treat and study prevention of all kinds of diseases with respiratory distress. We are well-known for effectiveness of our treatment of chronic cough, asthma and particularly bronchial asthma. Also, not only effectiveness of traditional Korean medical treatment but also care on these areas are widely acknowledged.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Introduction

Oriental medical protocol says 'first acupuncture, second moxibustion and third medicine'.

Acupuncture and moxibustion are the first and second method of treatment. Therefore, acupuncture and moxibustion is the most important part of traditional Korean medicine which includes physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

Through clinical trials and study, we work hard to develop new methods involving acupuncture and moxibustion. We have diverse courses for master's and doctor's degree.

Faculty members

Name Position E-mail Contact
Lee Yun-Ho Professor Kyung-Hee Hospital, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
yunholee45@hotmail.com
958-9204
Kim Chang-Hwan Professor kchacu@khmc.or.kr 958-9192
Kang Sung-Keel Professor kskacu@hanmail.net 958-9193
Park Dong-Suk Professor dspark49@yahoo.co.kr 958-9206
Ko Hyung-Gyun Professor koh5795@hanmail.net 958-9194
Choi Do-Young Professor choi4532@unitel.co.kr 958-9205
Lee Jae-Dong Professor ljdacu@khmc.or.kr 958-9208
Kim Yong-Suk Associate Prof. ackys@hanmail.net 3457-9013
Nam Sang-Soo Assistant Prof. dangun66@yahoo.co.kr 3457-9010
Lee Sang- Hoon Assistant Prof. docere@hanmail.net -
Bak Yong-Hyun instructor byhacu@khu.ac.kr -

Features

  • Development of new acupuncture methods
  • Treatment and diagnosis of various numbness and pain involving diseases
  • Study and development of various diagnostic devices
  • Study and clinical application of herbal acupuncture
  • Clinical application and study of electro-acupuncture
  • Clinical application and study of ear acupuncture
  • Study and clinical applicatio of new complimentary medicine

Prospects

  • Clinical study of mechanism of acupuncture and moxibustion
  • Development of new diagnostic and acupuncture treatment devices
  • Study and development of new methods of treatment for various chronic diseases
  • Study of new methods of acupuncture
    (herbal-acupuncture, laser, ear acupuncture, electro-acupuncture etc.)
  • Leading role in acupuncture and moxibustion study as Korea's best acupuncture and moxibustion department
  • Study and clinical application of new methods (taping, aroma therapy, magnetic, etc.)

Target diseases

We treat oriental medical part of numbness, pain, convulsive disease, contraction and depressive diseases. We also treat various numbness, dysesthesia, muscular, cerebrovascular, spinal demyelinating, extrapyramidal peripheral and central nervous system disease and diseases with pain.

We treat these diseases by acupuncture as well as herbal medicine. For cerebrovascular diseases, we treat cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage and brain tumor.

For spinal diseases, we treat spinal cord tumor, syringomyelia, spondylarthrocace and etc..

For demyelinating diseases, we treat neurogical demyelinating diseases, sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, Devic's diseases, encephalomyelitis, and etc..

For extrapyramidal disease, we treat Parkinson's disease, Wilson's disease, chorea, torticollis and primary torsion dystonia. For muscular disease, we treat cyclic quadriplegia, GB syndrome, polyneuropathy, Bell's palsy and muscular dystrophy. For autonomic system disease, we treat Raynaud disease and various other diseases resulted from disharmony in autonomic system.

Treatment

Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment : We use acupuncture and various acupuncture treatment

  • Acupuncture
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Herbal - acupuncture
  • Bee venom acupuncture
  • Hand acupuncture
  • Ear acupuncture
  • Constitutional acupuncture
  • Hand and foot acupuncture
  • Cranial acupuncture
  • Facial acupuncture
  • Various moxibustion methods

Medicinal treatment : We use medicinal treatment as well as acupuncture

Clinics

1. Paralysis disease clinic

We diagnosis and treat central or peripheral nerve systemic paralysis and muscle paralysis. Our target diseases are hemiplegia, quadriplegia, crural palsy due to damage on central nerve system, paralysis due to peripheral nerve system and neuromuscular disorder. We focus on diagnosis, treatment and quick cure of these diseases.

2. Facial Disorder Clinic

We have been dealing with patients with facial disorders such as facial palsy, hemifacial spasm, blephalospasm, trigeminal neuralgia, idiopathic facial neuralgia, and ptosis. These disorders come from intensive stress, fatigue, decrease in immunity, etc. Using DITI and brain MRI, differentiation and diagnosis of central type facial nerve palsy and mass lesionis achieved. With guidelines for everyday life accompanied by an explanation for prognosis, acupuncture & moxibustion therapy, dermal needle therapy, taping therapy, aroma therapy and medication therapy are also widely used.

3. Spine¡¤Joint Clinic

We specialize in pains of the neck, low back, limbs, hands and feet which come from problems in bones, muscles, and ligaments of the neck, back, low back, and various joints. Herniation of cervical lumbar disc, cervical lumbar spondylosis, ankylosing spondylitis, spinal stenosis, osteoporosis, frozen shoulder, and sprains are commonly treated diseases in the specialized clinic. Myalgia, MPS(myofascial pain syndrome), and carpal tunnel syndrome are also effectively treated in this clinic. Systemic diagnosis is processed, followed by co-diagnosisboth in Oriental and Western medical clinics, which is then treated with acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping therapy, taping therapy, and medication therapy for the smooth cycle of Qi and Blood within the musculoskeletal system. This, in turn, helps the recovery of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and at the same time, reduces pain and increases the range of movements by strengthening muscular power and attenuating the stress on muscles. Described is how neck pain, shoulder pain, and low back pain are treated clinically.

4. Arthritis Clinic

Rheumatic arthritis is different from other arthritic diseases in that the pain is not limited to certain joints but migrates through out all limbs. It is an autoimmune disease in which swollen joints hurt and joint destruction occur with pain, which then induces joint deformity. Osteoarthritis, occurring usually on the knee joints of over middle-aged people, is a disease where joint cartilage wears out to cause local degenerative changes. The arthritis clinic provides both oriental medical and western medical methods for accurate speculations. X-ray, bone scan, BDM (bone density meter) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for western medical examinations, and DITI(digital infrared thermal imaging system) followed by medication,aqua-acupuncture, bee- venom acupuncture, and physical therapy for Oriental medical examinations.

5. Bee venom acupuncture clinic

We use bee venom acupuncture to treat various acute and chronic diseases involving pain. Non specialists use bee venom acupuncture directly from bees which may cause serious conditions such as anaphylactic shock. However, we extract bee venom from bees by electric shock and carefully put it into trigger points to avoid dangerous reactions and gain both biochemical effect of bee venom and effect of acupuncture. Moreover, we published paper in SCI journal, 'Pain' which showed effectiveness of bee venom acupuncture on arthritis and through this, we earned global recognition of effect of acupuncture.

6. Headache Clinic

We treat tension headache, cluster headache and migraine by acupuncture, cranial acupuncture and medicinal treatment. For more accurate diagnosis, we use traditional Korean medical as well as western methods of diagnosis.

7. Anti-Smoking Clinic

We put acupuncture on both ear alternatively once 3-4 days and take about 3-4 weeks for treatment. We use device to find exact trigger point on ears and put specially designed acupuncture and use bandage to fix the acupuncture. After the treatment, patients lose desire to smoke because of change in taste of smoke and nausea when smoking. The 70% of patients with anti smoking acupuncture treatment actually abstain from smoke and to get best effect, patients' strong will to abstain from smoking is necessary.

8. Muscular disease clinic

We treat patients with chronic muscular paralysis and myatrophy. Diseases with these symptoms include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscle dystrophy, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barre syndrome. In traditional Korean medicine, these diseases are categorized as wilting disease. These diseases are generally deficient pattern and related to stomach, spleen and kidney. Therefore, we use medicine which tonifies stomach, spleen and yin and eliminates dampness to promote spleen's function. It also promotes function of lung's fluid and humor and liver and kidney's essence and blood to provide nutrients in muscles and blood vessels. We work hard to take care and treat these diseases through acupuncture and medicinal treatment.

Kidney System

Introduction

Kidney system is considered the origin of innateness in traditional Korean medicine. We study disease kidney diseases. Our department also includes the category of Nephrology, Urology, Endocrinology, Andrology and Geratology of Western Medicine.

Features

  • A) Diagnosis and treatment of patients with the partial or general edema.
  • B) Diagnosis and treatment of urologic disorder - urinary incontinence, enuresis and cystitis
  • C) Diagnosis and treatment of patients with diabetes, thyroid diseases and various endocrine diseases
  • D) Diagnosis and treatment of patients with impotence, infertility and premature ejaculation.
  • E) We study aging and life nurturing by tradition Korean medical methods.

Prospects

  • Establishment of treatment system for chronic kidney diseases through East-West integrated medical approach
  • Study and treat urogenital disorders by enhancing human immune system
  • Study and develop of traditional Korean medicinal products of diabetes and chronic adult diseases
  • Establishment of guide for treating male infertility and various sexual dysfunction
  • Study of pattern identification of geriatric diseases

Gynecology

Introduction

We treat women's diseases induced by menstruation, gestation and delivery from a viewpoint of Oriental medicine. Specifically, we specialize in pelvic pain, benign tumor of the reproductive organs, menopausal syndrome, infertility, postpartum disorder and cold hypersensitivity of hands and feet.

On the principles of Yin and Yang, we approach those diseases systematically and prescribe appropriate herbal medicine, moxibustion and acupuncture. Also we provide east-west cooperative examinations and treatment with advanced technology and machinery.

Clinics

1. Menopausal syndrome clinic

In menopause stage which is characterized by hypofunction of female hormone and distraction of biorhythm, women may have symptom of heat sensation, cold sweating, frequent urination, uterine hemorrhage, amenorrhea, frigidity, pain in lower abdomen, lumbar region and joint. We diagnosis these symptoms overall and use acupuncture, moxibustion and medicinal treatment according to constitution and progress of symptom in order that women may spend a healthy life after the menopause.

2. Osteoporosis clinic

Due to excessive weight loss, stress and lack of exercise, calcium is discharged from the bone of women after menopause which leads to frequent bone fracture. We use cutting-edge devices to measure bone mass density to diagnosis osteoporosis more accurately.

3. Sanhupung(postpartum disorder) clinic

Hard labor, hemorrhage, inadequate postpartum care can cause various mental and physical symptoms, such as somatic pain, cold hypersensitivity, depressive neurosis. We call such symptoms as Sanhupung. Oriental medical care can be effective by supporting hematopoiesis, subduing inflammation and improving circulation.

4. Pelvic pain clinic

we treat pelvic pain which is chronic or cyclic. Especially cyclic pelvic pain, called dysmenorrhea, is a common symptom which most of women suffer from, and the oriental medical treatment is very effective to primary and secondary dysmenorrhea.

5. Cold hypersensitivity of hands and feet and infertility clinic

Cold hypersensitivity of hands and feet is not exactly a disease, but it can cause discomfort in daily life and be a method to evaluate current health and circulation status. Mostly, patients complain of cold hypersensitivity as a subjective symptom, it can be evaluated objective by using diagnosis device like DITI. In Oriental medicine, we explain that this symptom occurs when circulation of the qi(energy) and blood are impaired by various causes, and treat it with acupuncture, moxa, and herbal medicine. We help women who want to be pregnant by maintaining hormone balance and improving their general condition and fertility. Also we protect them from the impact induced by superovulation such as ascites, pleural fluid, hypertrophy of ovary. We also use herbal-acupuncture in gynecological areas to help various symptoms caused by menopause, postpartum disorder, pelvic pain, infertility, uterine myoma and cystoma ovarii.

Pediatrics

Introduction

We treat childhood and adolescent diseases including allergy, convulsive disorder and numbness through traditional Korean medical approach. We also instruct traditional Korean medical child care and life nurturing.

Clinics

1) Convulsive Disorder Clinic
① Disorders : Infant convulsive disorder, febrile convulsion, tetany, epilepsy and various diseases with convulsion
② Professor : Kim Deong-Gon

2) Student's Health Clinic
① Disorder : Student fatigue, weakness
② Professor : Kim Deong-Gon, Lee Jin-Young
③ Practice schedule : Tue, Fri afternoon 4:30∼7:00
④ Practice appointment : (02) 958 - 9121, Clinic : (02) 958-9167, 9168

3) Bronchial asthma·Allergic rhinitis·Atopic dermatitis Clinic
① Disorder : Bronchial asthma·Allergic rhinitis·Atopic dermatitis
② Professor : Kim Deong-Gon, Lee Jin-Young
③ Practice appointment : (02) 958 - 9621, Clinic : (02) 958 - 9167, 9168, 9170

4) Weak Children's clinic
① Disorder : Child weakness
② Professor : Kim Deong-Gon
③ Practice appointment : (02) 958 - 9621, Clinic : (02) 958 - 9167, 9168, 9170

5) Enuresis Clinic
① Disorder : enuresis, noturia
② Professor : Lee Jin-Young
③ Practice appointment : (02) 958 - 9621, Clinic : (02) 958 - 9167

6) Children's Growth Clinics
① Disorder :Children's growth retardation
② Professor : Kim Deong-Gon, Lee Jin-Young
③ Practice appointment : (02) 958 - 9621, Clinic : (02) 958 - 9170

Medical knowledge of various symptoms

1) Asthma

Bronchial asthma is a disease involving the respiratory system in which the airways occasionally constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more triggers. Sometimes patients with asthma may come across acute condition called asthma attack. However, in some individuals, asthma is characterized by chronic or intermittent respiratory impairment. Some or all of the following symptoms may be present in those with asthma: dyspnea, wheezing, stridor, coughing, a tightness and itching of the chest or an inability for physical exertion. Asthma attack involves shortness of breath (dyspnea) and either wheezing or stridor. some patients present primarily with coughing, and in the late stages of an attack, air motion may be so impaired that no wheezing may be heard. When present the cough may sometimes produce clear sputum. The onset may be sudden, with a sense of constriction in the chest, breathing becomes difficult, and wheezing occurs. In case of these situations, patients need emergency treatment. Children with asthma should avoid stimulants, cold wind and cold food. Also, they have to strengthen respiratory organs and resistance to common cold. In traditional Korean medicine, asthma is called wheezing and dyspnea (哮喘). In case of emergency, we use allopathic treatment and in normal times, our goal is to strengthen resistance to cold wind and cold food and change constitution of patients.

2) Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis occurs when antigens contact with nasal mucus membrane to provoke immune mechanism. As a result, rhinorrhea, sneezing and nose block may occur. Allergic rhinitis often occurs together with one or more of the following diseases : bronchi asthma, atopic dermatitis and allergic conjunctivitis. During infancy, milk is the most common cause of the disease and during childhood, inhalation of stimulants is the most common cause. Main signs are rhinorrhea with clear mucus, sneezing, itchiness in nose, presence of blood congestion, habit of clearing throat and change in color of infra-orbital (area under eyes) to bluish purple. In case there is symptoms, we use allopathic treatment but if there is no symptom, our goal is to strengthen resistance to cold wind and cold food and change constitution of patients.

3) Congenital Fever

Congenital fever is a common diseases with main symptoms of incrustation and eczema. Infancy eczema commonly starts at second month of birth but individual variation may present. Most infants' symptoms disappear within two years after the birth and infants can take foods those provoked eczema without any abnormal reaction. In traditional Korean medicine, congenital fever is called either congenital fever (胎熱) or lichen (胎癬) and commonly we use the term congenital fever. This term indicates that infants who have parents with allergic diseases are likely to have congenital fever. Treatment for congenital fever change depending the pattern of the disease. If it is dampness pattern, we use formula that eliminates dampness and cools the heat of the patients. If it is dry pattern, we use formula that tonifies blood and disperses the wind. However, due to dynamic change of symptoms of congenital fever, treatment should also be changing accordingly. If symptoms calm down, we use preventive measure that can strengthen resistance of the patients.

4) Convulsion

Child convulsion, which occurs to about 5% of children, is a symptom that often stuns parents. In childhood, there are many causes those can stimulate convulsion and because brain is in its development stage and it is structurally and functionally immature, convulsion is likely to occur. Causes for child convulsion under 6 month are damage from birth, abnormal development of brain, acute infection on central nerve system and etc.. It is helpful for diagnosis and prognosis to know duration, frequency and condition of convulsion. In traditional Korean medicine, the causes of convulsion are heat, phlegm, fright and wind. We use different medicine accordingly. Also, children with following symptoms are considered to have weak mind and should stay in calm state by avoiding stimulants those bring anxiety : fright, anxiety with out any causes, sleep disorder, noturia, many dreams while asleep, convulsion or crying after sudden awake. If necessary, usage of medication to strengthen mind activity may relieve symptoms but it is recommended that patients consult with traditional Korean medical specialist.

5) Enuresis

If children over five years old cannot control their urination, it is called enuresis. Enuresis is more common to male child and mostly disappears in puberty. Enuresis is also related to family history. If child cannot control urination from his birth, then it is called primary enuresis and if child cannot control urination suddenly, it is called secondary enuresis. Cure for secondary enuresis is easier than primary enuresis. Enuresis rarely become the cause of disease. Treatment varies depending on patients' situation. Normally, we restrict water intake after dinner and promote urination before sleeping. Also, rather than giving punishment for enuresis, giving praise for not urinating is recommended. In traditional Korean medicine, deficiency in kidney or bladder can cause enuresis but accurate diagnosis and treatment is required.

6) Growth retardation

Growth retardation refers to children whose growth rate is lower than average rate. Infant's height is normally 50cm at birth and grows about 20~20cm per year during his first two years. From second years to adolescent stage, children grow at the rate of 4~5 cm per year. At puberty stage, male growth rate is about 15~38 cm when he is 11~ 14 years old and female growth rate is about 12~25cm when she is 10~12 years old. About two years after puberty, both male and female stop growing. Growth hormone, insulin, adrenal cortical hormone, sex hormone and thyroid hormone affect growth of body and skeletal system. Therefore treatment of children with growth retardation should be taken before their puberty. Various reasons can cause growth retardation, including improper formation of cartilage innately, improper nutrition intake during fetus stage, disorder in nutrition absorption due to excessive emesis or diarrhea, chronic renal failure, cardiac valvular disease, childhood diabetes, deficiency of vitamin D, genetic inheritance, childhood diabetes, constitutional characteristic, stress from child abuse, parents' divorce, school violence, sleep disorder, anorexia and frequent respiratory infection. Traditional Korean medical care of children with growth retardation is proved to be effective clinically. The treatment maintains body balance, tonify immune system to prevent diseases, strengthen digestive system to tonify blood, qi and essence, and strengthen muscle and skeletal system.

7) Target symptoms of students clinic

Students tend to become weak physically or mentally due to lack of exercise, sleep and stress from heavy studying. However, although students complain about their body conditions, body examinations may show nothing. Students complain about various symptoms but most often, they complain about neuropsychiatry, respiratory, digestive system. Neuropsychiatry symptoms are decline in memory and attention, headache, heaviness, anxiety, sleep disorder, hyper perspiration, and palpitation. Respiratory system symptoms are frequent coughing, sneezing, sputum, nose block, and tonsillar hypertrophy. Digestive system symptoms include dyspepsia, abdomen cholic, diarrhea, constipation and anorexia.

These symptoms usually come together thus resulting in decline of students' attention as well as physical condition. Students need adequate exercise, sleep and intake of nutrition. Also, students need regular life style to maintain physical condition and healthy mental state. In traditional Korean medicine, neuropsychiatry, respiratory system, digestive system symptoms are categorized into heart system, lung system and spleen system accordingly. We thereby treat these symptoms differently depending their category. We use tonifying methods to promote attention and memory. When students' health condition is in low state, we strengthen immune system.

Spleen System

Introduction

We educate, study and give medical treatment of spleen system (digestive system) and its relative diseases. Spleen system is in charge of appetite, digestion, absorption and excretion. It includes chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS), immune related diseases such as food allergy and also the disorders in digestive system such as oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas and spleen. Therefore, we study and educate clinical abilities about physiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and preservation of diseases and relative organs mentioned above.

Features

We are focusing particularly on subjects such as below

  • Developing new dosage forms for diseases related to digestive organs
  • Verification of efficacy and effectiveness of drugs for treating digestive organs
  • Diagnosis and clinical applications of diseases related to digestive organs
  • Diagnosis and treatment of halitosis and oral diseases and developing medicine for those
  • Study of immune system and food allergy
  • Developing Traditional Korean medicinal anticancer drugs and running cancer clinic
  • Analysis of CFS by the viewpoint of Traditional Korean Medicine and developing treatment for CFS

Special Interests

- Diseases of oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract
- Diseases of pancreas, spleen and peritoneum
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Food allergy

Specialized Clinics
(1) Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder characterized by mild to severe abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. IBS may begin after an infection or a stressful life event. Other functional or pain disorders and certain psychological conditions are more common in those with IBS. To treat IBS, it is important to first assess the general condition of the body. In our clinic we not only use the traditional korean medical diagnostic methods but also employ scientific diagnostic devices in analyzing the status of the body and the disease. We take a step further by using new forms of herbal medicine and acupuncture, electroacupuncture to relax the irritable bowel and reinforce its function to subdue the persisting symptoms.

(2) Chronic Fatique Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the most common name given to a poorly understood, variably debilitating disorder or disorders of uncertain causation. Symptoms of CFS include widespread muscle and joint pain, cognitive difficulties, chronic, often severe mental and physical exhaustion and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person. In this clinic we use korean medical devices to diagnose CFS and use medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, and negative pressure therapy to rejuvenate the body. By assessing the fatigue scale, we teach health-preserving habits for each individual. If other problems are discovered, we treat them systematically in cooperation with other respective departments.

(3) Halitosis

Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing whether the smell is from an oral source or not. Halitosis has a significant impact on those who suffer from it, and is estimated to be the 3rd most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease. In this clinic, first the patient is asked to fill out a questionnaire to check the basic backgrounds of the problem. Then he will go through specialized korean medical diagnostic methods to assess the function of the whole body and the autonomic nerve system. Treatments include gargle-type and other new forms of herbal medicine and acupuncture/moxibustion for localized oral care and total functional care.

(4) Gastrointestinal cancer

In this clinic we complement the conventional treatment options for gastrointestinal cancer(surgery, radiation therapy, antitumor agents) with new forms of herbal medicine which strengthen the immune system to minimize the side effects of the conventional therapy, prevent recurrence, and enhance the quality of life of terminal stage patients..

(5) Food Allergy Clinic

Increase in instant or processed food intake in modern society caused malfunction of immune system such as food allergy and food hypersensitivity. We treat gastrointestinal symptoms such as emesis, diarrhea, cholic as well as urticaria and itch which are the result of various malfunction of immune system. We also use traditional Korean medical methods to prevent recurrence and improve patient's constitution.

Products of our research

1. On-going Researches
  • Study of traditional Korean medical diagnosis of dyspepsia
  • Assessment of verifying of safety of traditional Korean medical treatment
  • Microbiological study of anti-cancer effect of traditional Korean medicine
  • Examination of effect of traditional Korean medicine in inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Study of effect of traditional Korean medicine in stomach movement
  • Study of anti-oxidant and anti-fatigue effect of traditional Korean medicine
  • Research of new dosage forms
  • Study of effect of traditional Korean medicine on activation of function of salivary gland and protection of radioactivity (salivary gland and small intestine)
  • Study of deodorizing effect of traditional Korean medicine
  • Study of application of traditional Korean medicine in large intestine movement
  • Study of stomach movement disfunction
2. Product of Recent 3-years Researches
  • Survey On The Preference For The Dosage Forms Of Oriental Herbal Medicine. Kyung Hee Medical Journal , (20), 1st edition
  • Chung-Yeul-Gue-Soup-Sa-Gan-Tang, traditional Korean medicine, enhances CD4(+) T cell activities and modulates Th1/Th2 lineage development. J Pharmacol Sci. 94(4):359-67.
  • Clinical case of vertico patients with cerebellar hemorrhage or cerebral infarction. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004
  • Qi, Blood, Water pattern identification of patients with dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(2)
  • Traditional Korean Medical Clinical Case of Stomach Movement of a Patient with Systemic Sclerosis Sine Scleroderma. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(2)
  • Effect of Spatholobi Caulis on Large Intestine Cancer Cells Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine. 2004;25(2)
  • Effect of Spatholobi Caulis on Human Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(2)
  • Effectiveness of Electrogastrogram on Diagnosis of Deficiency and Excess in Functional Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(4)
  • Study of Patients with Halitosis. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(4)
  • Research on Correlation Between Functional Health State and Stomach Movement of Patients with Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(4)
  • Clinical Case of Improvement of Stomach Movement and Regulation of Blood Sugar of Patients with Diabetic Gastroparesis After Traditional Korean Medical Treatment . Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(1)
  • Effect of Combination Usage of Astragalus membranaceus and Chlorambucil on P388D1 Leukemia Cells and Rats with Gall Bladder Cancer . Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
  • Anti-Cancer Effect of Duchesnea chrysantha on KATO III Stomach Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
  • Effect of Duchesnea chrysantha on Large Intestine Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
  • Effect of Duchesnea chrysantha on Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
  • Research on Anti-Cancer effect of Orostachys japonicus. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
  • Effect of Traditional Korean Medical Treatment on Electrogastrogram of Patients with Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
  • Correlation Between Tiredness and Exterior Nerve System of Patients with Functional Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
  • Research on Patients with Gastroparesis and Dyspepsia in Stomach Movement. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(4)
  • Effect of on White Rat's Stomach Movement. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(1)
  • Radiation Protection Effect of : Effect of Regeneration and Apoptosis of Rat's Cyst Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • Effect of Curcuma Aromatica on Apoptosis of Lung, Uterus, Prostate Cancer and Gliomatosis. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • Effect of Curcuma on Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • Analysis of Heat-Cold Pattern Identification of Halitosis : Is Halitosis Caused by Stomach Heat? Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • Analysis of Correlation Between Qi, Blood, Water Pattern Identification and Tiredness of Patients with Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • Effectiveness of on Discharge Ability of White Rat's Stomach. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • Research on Anti-Oxidant Effect of Dolichos lablab, Terminalia chebula and < Bojanggunbitang >. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • Research on Anti-Oxidant Effect of Myristica Fragrans, A. Globosum, Punica granatum. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
  • The correlation between deviation indexes of Ryodoraku scale and acute stress in patients with functional dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Medicine 2006;28(4)

Neuropsychiatry

Introduction

Human's various mind activity is the manifestation of vitality and it is based on human body. Given that, five viscera, which are basic organs for growth and activity, essence, which is physical foundation of body, qi, blood, fluid, humor, nutrient qi and defense qi are in turn closely connected to mind activity. We diagnose damage from seven emotions, nine qi and seven qi according to traditional Korean medical etiology of fire, phelgm, blood deficiency and detriment to essence. Through these diagnosis, we use medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping method and other traditional Korean medical methods. The department of Oriental Neuropsychiatry study various Oriental Medical classical texts and analyze those in modern viewpoint. Furthermore, we study eastern and western neuropsychiatry by the comparative methods. Through these efforts, we conduct various clinical study and develop new methods of treatment.

Clinics

Human's various mind activity is the manifestation of vitality and it is based on human body. Given that, five viscera, which are basic organs for growth and activity, essence, which is physical foundation of body, qi, blood, fluid, humor, nutrient qi and defense qi are in turn closely connected to mind activity. We diagnose damage from seven emotions, nine qi and seven qi according to traditional Korean medical etiology of fire, phelgm, blood deficiency and detriment to essence. Through these diagnosis, we use medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping method and other traditional Korean medical methods. The department of Oriental Neuropsychiatry study various Oriental Medical classical texts and analyze those in modern viewpoint. Furthermore, we study eastern and western neuropsychiatry by the comparative methods. Through these efforts, we conduct various clinical study and develop new methods of treatment.

East&West Integrated Medicine

Introduction

This department was founded in order to provide eastern and western joint medical practices for both inpatients and outpatients. We take charge of Oriental medical ICU and Oriental medical ER, and we help with western medical treatment when managing inpatients and outpatients of hospital of Oriental medicine.

East&West Joint Practice

While some patients have chronic degenerative diseases, others are in the early stage of stroke or are accompanied by complications. Patients with these cases require intensive care, and therefore receive both eastern and western treatment at Oriental medical ICU. Patients can receive treatment and care from both western medical specialists and Oriental medical doctors, as well as western medical treatment(tracheal intubation, percutaneous central venous trophotherapy, tracheostomy, rachicentesis, thoracic ductus intubation, artificial respir ation using medical instruments and etc.) and intensive care(24h electrocardiograph, body positioning and etc.). Thus, compared with those who only receive western treatment at western ICU, patients at Oriental medical ICU can benefit from overall health recovery and decrease in complication death rate by receiving Oriental medicinal and acupuncture treatment.

ICU(Intensive Care Unit), ER(Emergency Room)

If one faints all of a sudden or patients occur in the middle of the night, patients come to Oriental medical ER. When patients are sent to ER, we first understand the state of the patient and decide whether his/her state is urgent and which department he/she should go to. If patients are in fairly good condition, they get first aid and are informed about which department to go. On the other hand, if patients are in critical condition or are expected to carry on with their diseases, they are hospitalized at each medical department or Oriental medical ICU. One may receive emergency examination or tracheal intubation if needed.

Managing Emergencies in Oriental Medical Ward

If emergency occurs while one is being treated in general ward, we quickly carry out CPR(cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and tracheal intubation and if the situation calls for it, move him/her to Oriental medical ICU so he/she can be taken care of intensively.

Prospects

1) Researches on efficient model of east-west joint medical practices

Due to dualistic medical system of Korea, patients are forced to choose one of the two medical systems(Oriental medicine/Western medicine) or deal with time and economic loss by choosing both. The department of East-West joint practice thereupon proposes a joint practice model that can reduce time and economic loss of patients and enhance the effectiveness of treatment by assigning both Oriental and western medical doctors to one patient.

2) Researches on Malum Senile through east-west joint medical practices

As society develops and mean life span extends, diseases that are not shown in early ages and are frequent in old population are increasing in frequency, which has led to a high interest in malum senile. This department anticipates a high-quality treatment on malum senile by researching Oriental medicine which has its strong points in chronic degenerative diseases or strengthening immunity and western therapies suitable for various complications.

3) Researches on the treatment of incurable diseases through east-west joint medical practices

Despite great developments in science and medicine, there remain diseases that are yet to be conquered or newly found diseases. Although up-to-date medical technologies such as surgical operations and organ transplants continue to develop, domains that cannot be solved with scientific examination and treatment clearly exist. Meanwhile, it is true that Oriental medicine lacks eye-opening cures for patients with excruciating pain who are in their terminal stage of diseases or for temperamental problems. This department thereupon researches and tries new approaches toward incurable diseases by complementing weaknesses of both Oriental and western medicine and maximizing strong points.

Sasang Constitutional Medicine

Introduction

Four-consitutional medicine is founded by Dr. Lee Je-ma through his book called Donguisusebowon(Longevity and Life Preservation in Eastern Medicine). In Four-consitutional medicine, human is divided into four distinct characters, greater yang person, greater yin person, lesser yang person and lesser yin person. These four characters have distinct physiology, pathology and treatments.

Four-Consitutional Medicine has special features such as below

Four-Consitutional Medicine is based on four constitutional ontology : Four constitutional ontology starts from the great absolute to yin and yang to four constitution, that is, mind to mind /body to activity/mind/body/matter.

  • Four-Consitutional Medicine is based on Confucian background human based mind pathology
  • Four-Consitutional Medicine focuses on mind and body together to balance those two.
  • Four-Consitutional Medicine is constitutional medicine that is based on body and mind
  • Based on healthy qi which is essential to life, Four-Consitutional Medicine founded constitutional symptom medicinal theory : in Four-Consitutional Medicine, diseases are divided into favorable or unfavorable according to healthy qi. Hence, we focus on balancing healthy qi's movement.
  • Four-Consitutional Medicine achieve prevention and life nurturing through constitutional care. Diagnosis of four constitution is analyzed through person's external shape, mind characteristic, pathological symptom, daily complaint and reaction to constitutional medicinal treatment. Recently, we use three dimensional cranial configuration analysis, body shape constitutional diagnosis system and four constitutional diagnosis questionnaire to determine person's constitution.

This department puts into clinical practice Korea's very own Constitutional medicine, which has shown to be effective in treating cerebrovascular diseases, degenerative diseases, and autoimmune diseases. Even with people diagnosed with the same western disease, the constitutional treatment can vary greatly from each constitution to constitution. Current goals of the department include the standardization of consitutional diagnosis, determining the effects of constitutional herbs and food, and finding out the correlation between genetics and Four Constitutional Medicine

You can find more about us in http://www.esasang.or.kr

Present condition

  • 1. Objectification of constitutional diagnosis
  • 2. Standardization of constitutional symptoms diagnosisB
  • 3. Study of philosophical origin of constitutional base
  • 4. Clinical study of stroke, obesity, metabolic syndrome, allergy, pediatric diseases and cancer
  • 5. Cohort study of genetic characteristic of Four Constitutional Medicine
  • 6. Approach prevention through East-West health examination
  • 7. Globalization of Four-Consitutional Medicine : publishing books

Prospects

  • 1. Establishment of custom medicine through Four-Consitutional Medicine
  • 2. Acknowledgement of Four-Consitutional Medicine as traditional Korean medicine
  • 3. Various application of Four-Consitutional Medicine
  • 4. Cohort study of various organization and society
  • 5. Continuous study of Four-Consitutional Medicine as new medical section

Rehablilitation

Introduction

The department of rehabilitation has its specialty in painful diseases in the spine and joints and paralytic diseases caused by disorders in motor nerve and sensory nerve. We aspire to develop diagnosing, assessing, treating, and managing abilities in each field. Moreover, rehabilitative medicine is a field of study in which students are educated to have the qualifications and capabilities in becoming leaders of teams that will be working with Oriental medical diagnosis and treatment of various sports-related damages using systemic and physiological balance control. We also educate and research therapeutic techniques of autoimmune diseases using diet and fasting therapies and use pharmacotherapy, massage therapy, cupping therapy, conduction exercise therapy, phototherapy, electrotherapy, hydropathy, rehabilitative instrumental therapy, and nutritional therapy as major therapeutic methods.

Features

1) Prevention of preventable complications in early stage of diseases and treatment that enables functional rehabilitation of disorders caused by diseases

2) Maximize the function of damaged body parts and enhance the rest, undamaged body parts via therapeutic methods so they can substitute the function of damaged parts. Help patients deal with each symptom and improve his/her own bodily functions through education and training

3) The subject of rehabilitative treatment includes all disabled state, but fields of treatment that rehabilitative medical specialists substantially deal with are as follow:
¡¡¡¡ spine damage and spinal diseases
¡¡¡¡ central and peripheral nerve damage
¡¡¡¡ cerebral palsy
¡¡¡¡ degenerative diseases of central nervous system
¡¡¡¡ fracture, dislocation, and sprain
¡¡¡¡ connective tissue disease
¡¡¡¡ lumbar regional disease and chronic pain
¡¡¡¡ ataxy of physiological balance which requires systemic adjustment

4) Therapeutic methods of rehabilitative medical science include massage(advanced form of massage mentioned in Oriental medical classics), conduction exercise and qigong therapy(advanced form of conduction exercise), phototherapy according to passing meridian and collateral, warm meridian and collateral, and healthy meridian and collateral theory(based on the engendering and restraining theory of the five phases), electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, cupping method, and naturopathy(advanced from nutrition and life nurturing)

Prospects

  • Establishment of rehabilitative therapy for stroke, cerebral palsy, and spine injury patients
  • Establishment of rehabilitative treatment and physical therapy for spine, joint, and muscle diseases
  • Establishment of effectiveness and clinical uses of naturopathy such as life nurturing and diet
  • Establishment of rehabilitative treatment in practical sense and in effectual aspect
  • Development of new therapeutic method in Oriental medicine and application in clinics

Diagnostics and Biofunctional medicine

Introduction

In the Dept. of Diagnostics and Biofunctional medicine, we work together with students in doctoral and master's course for evaluating the state of human body quantitatively, and providing the according management and treatment.

We have developed a machine for pulsation which can help modernize traditional theory of pulsation. Also, we research various devices to examine human body in traditional Korean medical view.

We also have modern devices such as sphygmography and transcranial doppler to evaluate blood vessel functional condition, thermography to evaluate temperature on body surface and autonomic bioelectric response measuring instrument to evaluate response in autonomic nerve.

Features

  • Biofunctional Medicine
  • Clinical study using pulse wave test, second derivative of photoplethysmogram (SDPTG), and pulse wave velocity(PWV)
  • Clinical study using EDA, EAV, Yangdorak and skin resistance variability
  • Clinical study using visual devices such as thermography, moire and transcranial doppler
  • Clinical study using blood evaluation
  • Study of Quantification and objectification of traditional Korean medical pattern identification
  • Study of anti-aging and health enhancement
  • Database for clinical information

Prospects

In the Dept. of Diagnostics and Biofunctional medicine, we evaluates the state of human body quantitatively, and provides the according management and treatment. Our goal is to promote health condition and further develop Korean Traditional Medicine. We also deal with dysautonomia in cooperation of Eastern and Western medicine.

Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, and Dermatology

Introduction

We deal with diseases that manifest on body surface area. We diagnose patients by yin and yang, cold and heat, interior and exterior and deficient and replete on the basis of yin and yang theory, five-phase theory, viscera and bowels pattern identification and meridian theory. We also use recent diagnosis and treatment methods. In the department of ophthalmology, we deal with myopia, amblyopia, xerophthalmia and opthalmocopia. These disorders are increasing due to early education and greater usage of internet. In the department of otorhinolaryngology, we deal with various allergy. In the Department of Dermatology, we deal with the diseases on skin areas including mucosa, appendages of the skin, atopic dermatitis, and acne. Through research and application in clinic, we contribute to better life quality of modern people.

Clinics

We have four specialized clinics (strabismus clinic, tinnitus and sudden hearing loss clinic, allergic rhinitis clinic and dermatology clinic)

1) Strabismus Clinic

Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. It typically involves a lack of coordination between the extraocular muscles that prevents bringing the gaze of each eye to the same point in space. 50 % of patients with strabismus also suffer from amblyopia which involves impediment in sight without structural dysfunction in eyeballs. We use acupuncture and herbal medicine to recover function of extraocular muscles to bring the gaze of each eye to the same point.

2) Tinnitus and Sudden Hearing Loss Clinic

Tinnitus is a condition when a patient hears various sound that is not actually present. If it gets worse, it causes sudden hearing loss. In our clinic. we regard these cause as disharmony of the five viscera and the six entrails (of gall bladder, stomach, small and large intestines, the paunch, the bladder and the bowels) and dysfunction of meridian pathway.) We treat the condition by balancing yin yang state of viscera and bowels through herbal medicine and ear acupuncture

3) Allergic Rhinitis Clinic

Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages, usually associated with watery nasal discharge and itching of the nose and eyes. Symptoms include repetitive sneezing; rhinorrhea (runny nose), post-nasal drip, nasal congestion, pruritic (itchy) eyes, ears, nose or throat, and generalized fatigue. In our clinic, we focus on improvement of symptoms and enhancement of immunity through holistic traditional Korean medicine.

4) Dermatology Clinic

Uredo is a condition with various symptoms involving pain and itchiness on skin, which is common disease in dermatology. These symptoms are induced by various causes and we treat symptoms according to their causes.