Evidence based acupuncture? The study of acupuncture based on Korean hand acupuncture

Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

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Evidence based acupuncture? The study of acupuncture based on Korean hand acupuncture

4th Global Acupuncture & Therapists Annual Meeting and International Conference on Holistic Medicine & Holistic Nursing

July 14-16, 2016 Philadelphia, USA

Kyu Hyun Park and Tae Woo Yoo

Pusan National University Hospital, South Korea
The Institute of Koryo Hand Therapy, South Korea

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Altern Integr Med

Abstract :

Physicians and scientists need evidence based acupuncture study but this is not a simple task. There are many issues when applying acupuncture into practice and research. This is because they do not demonstrate well defined concepts of the role of acupuncture. They also have no standardized diagnostic and therapeutic methods based on principles and theories. Therefore a lot of controversies regarding the efficacy of acupuncture were published, which caused confusion among them. We highlight the importance of well interpreted principles and theories for solving these problems. The circulation of blood should be the core of acupuncture study. Korean Hand Acupuncture Therapy (KHT) is new developed and easy to teach, learn, practice and research when compared with other acupuncture modalities. We investigated the definition and role of acupuncture and its principles and theories, and studied KHT using thermography, transcranial Doppler and fMRI. We have studied the anterior and posterior blood circulation of the brain to prove the mechanisms underlying acupuncture. A positive future exists for acupuncture research and development within conventional medicine.

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