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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 [...]

Medical Community Questions Credibility of Oriental Medicine after 27-Month-Old Suffers Complete Hair Loss

Medical Community Questions Credibility of Oriental Medicine after 27-Month-Old Suffers Complete Hair Loss

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s continued use of oriental medicine has been a controversial subject for quite some time, particularly with certain western, or modern, medical science communities discrediting their traditional medical counterparts over the reliability of their treatments.  The debate became heated again after a 27-month-old suffered complete hair loss, including eyebrows, supposedly [...]

Korean Medical Association Rejects Oriental Medical Treatment for Dementia

Korean Medical Association Rejects Oriental Medical Treatment for Dementia

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Association of Korean Medicine (AKOM), which dropped the word “oriental” from its English name several years ago to supposedly reduce Western cultural prejudices, is clashing with the Korean Medical Association (KMA), again, over the launch of a pilot project promoting traditional Korean medical treatment as an alternative for elderly dementia [...]

Texas Health and Science University’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program Approved by ACICS

Texas Health and Science University’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program Approved by ACICS

AUSTIN, Texas, July 2, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–Texas Health and Science University is pleased to announce today that  the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS),  has approved the expansion of its scope of accreditation to include the  Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program. This affirms the  consent given by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture [...]