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S. Korea to Develop National Standard for Oriental Medicine Pulse Diagnosis Data

S. Korea to Develop National Standard for Oriental Medicine Pulse Diagnosis Data

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Pulse diagnosis data from oriental medicine will be developed and managed as national standard data, South Korea’s standard-setting agency said Tuesday. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) announced that it had designated a national reference standard data center for three areas, including pulse waves, the balance ability [...]

Samultang Oriental Medicine Proves Effective in Improving Subfertility

Samultang Oriental Medicine Proves Effective in Improving Subfertility

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine said Wednesday that it had proved the effectiveness of the prescribed oriental medicine Samultang in improving subfertility following a series of animal tests. Samultang refers to a traditional oriental medicine that is made by prescription using four medicinal herbs – rehmannia glutinosa, angelica [...]

Active Interaction Between Oriental Medicine Doctors and Patients Boosts the Effect of Acupuncture Treatment

Active Interaction Between Oriental Medicine Doctors and Patients Boosts the Effect of Acupuncture Treatment

DAEJEON, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) — When oriental medicine doctors perform acupuncture treatment, their active interactions with patients help improve the effect of such treatment, a study showed Wednesday. In collaboration with the Harvard Medical School, the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine carried out a joint clinical test on 23 patients suffering from fibromyalgia for [...]

Andong Pushes for Legalization of Hemp to Develop Bioindustries

Andong Pushes for Legalization of Hemp to Develop Bioindustries

ANDONG, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Andong is pushing for the legalization of hemp (marijuana) for medical use. It is unprecedented for a local government to push for legalization, since hemp has long been designated as an illegal drug. Andong has many places that openly cultivate hemp because it is used as [...]

South Korean Research Team to Develop AI Diagnosis System for Oriental Medicine

South Korean Research Team to Develop AI Diagnosis System for Oriental Medicine

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — As artificial intelligence-based medical diagnosis systems such as IBM’s Watson for Oncology are being increasingly adopted in the medical industry, a South Korean research team has announced plans to develop its own diagnosis system for Oriental medicine. The research team, led by professor of Korean Medicine Kwon Yeong-gyu at Pusan [...]

Government, Doctors Debate Expansion of Health Care Coverage to Include Physiotherapy

Government, Doctors Debate Expansion of Health Care Coverage to Include Physiotherapy

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Medical Association and the Association of Oriental Medicine are currently at loggerheads over the possibility of expanding health insurance coverage for physiotherapy treatment administered by traditional medicine professionals. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that it will reach a decision on the proposed changes to insurance coverage [...]

Scientists Find Herbal Medicine Enhances Memory Function in Alzheimer’s

Scientists Find Herbal Medicine Enhances Memory Function in Alzheimer’s

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from Kyung Hee University’s College of Korean Medicine revealed Wednesday that it had found ingredients in herbal medicine to be helpful in preventing memory failure, as well as boosting memory functions. Prior to the team’s clinical trials on lab mice using herbal medicine, some 200 [...]

Plan to Establish Medical Facilities in Subway Stations Falters

Plan to Establish Medical Facilities in Subway Stations Falters

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite initial public support for the project, an ambitious plan to create “Medical Zones” by attracting medical facilities (i.e. pharmacies and clinics) into Seoul subway stations has fallen flat.  According to the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT) on Monday, the sole enterprise that showed interest in the endeavor [...]

Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors

Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Besides the better known medical treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy or immunotherapy, alternative or supplementary remedies like exercise (i.e. yoga), dietary remedies, health supplements, and even oriental medicine are sometimes recommended to cancer patients.  And while patients have tended to have higher hopes with alternative treatments, doctors have [...]