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
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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