Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion at Kyunghee University Korean Medical Center.

Our department specializes in the treatment of various conditions ranging from musculoskeletal disorders(HIVD of lumbar/cervical spine, spinal stenosis etc), joint diseases of the knee or shoulder, facial palsy, facial spasm, sequelae of cerebrovascular diseases to various types of cancer such as colon cancer, metastatic cancer and cancer pain. The treatments we provide are based on long years of clinical experience and the development of new treatment technologies.

In 1972, the first appendectomy surgery under acupuncture anesthesia was successfully performed and in 1973, the 3rd World Conference on Acupuncture was held in Seoul for the first time. In 2001, the therapeutic effects of beevenom treatment were acknowledged in the international medical community and provided evidence for its use in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and facial palsy.

Moreover, the therapeutic effects of acupuncture for facial palsy, Parkinson's disease and sequelae of cerebrovascular diseases have been published in international journals and further studies are being carried out at this moment that will eventually contribute to the progress of medicine.

Recently we have been working alongside the Herbal Medicine Research Lab towards the development of herbal medicines that patients can approach easily and safely. As a result, we have developed Geunchildan and Geunchilgwanjeoldan based on the study results that show the antiinflammatory and anticarcinogenic effects of 乾漆(lacca sinica exsiccata) and have acquired patents for Gambisan, which is used for the management of obesity in arthritic patients. Other medicines such as Bogolgongjindan(to strengthen the musculoskeletal system) and Gilchogeundan(to relax the muscles and control pain) are also widely used for various conditions.

We have also established specialized centers and clinics such as Musculoskeletal Center, Facial Palsy Center, Paralytic Disease Clinic, Traffic Accident Sequelae Clinic, Han-slim Clinic and various specialized treatment plans such as 1-week, 2-week Concentrative Admission Program, beevenom, Space Spine Manipulation, MTS, cosmetic facial acupunture are currently available.

Based on decades of clinical experience and consistent scientific progress, the Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion of Kyunghee University Korean Medical Center has worked and will continue to work towards the well-being of the patients. As our moto says, we promise to always work "for the patient and by the patient".

Thank you,
Yong Suk Kim
Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Kyunghee University Korean Medical Center