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Traditional Korean Medicine

A Combination of Traditional Korean Medicine and Science! Cooperative Treatment Methodology Using Traditional Korean and Western Medicine


A growing number of foreign patients visit Korea to receive traditional Korean medicine. Traditional Korean medicine has gained a lot of popularity worldwide for those seeking weight loss, beauty care as well as illness treatment. Traditional Korean medicine hospitals are dedicated to developing science-based traditional Korean medicine, further upgrading the standardized herbal medicine system through medicinal herb research institutes and a certification system for herbal medicine production facilities. Plus, Korea has a customized medical service environment for foreign patients, such as dedicated medical staff for foreign patients and a customer service center that is operated 24/7.


The effect of collaborative treatment by both traditional Korean and western medicine has been scientifically proven. An SCIE journal announced research that gauged neck pain before and after getting western and traditional Korean medicine. Results showed that the pain index was 43.3 after western medicinal treatment, and the pain index further dropped to 26.1 after receiving Chuna manual medicine (CMM) treatment. This shows the drastic decrease in pain when combining western and traditional Korean medicine. In Korea, such collaborative treatment is applied to spinal surgery rehabilitation and treating edema after plastic surgery with outstanding results.

  • Visual analog scale (VAS) of neck pain

    Before treatment

    After 5 weeks of treatment


    General treatment

    Pain reduced by 1.5 times, more effective than general treatment

    Jaseng Spine and Joint Research Institute, Result of Research on Patients with Neck Pain

  • No. of foreign patients who visited the traditional Korean medicine department in 2019

    23,723 people

Medical Field

The most representative treatment in traditional Korean medicine is Chuna manual medicine (CMM). CMM, a representative non-surgical therapy for spinal diseases, is an integrated treatment that resolves problems with joints, muscles, and bones while boosting ki (energy) circulation throughout one's meridian system. In addition, traditional Korean medicine-based beauty care, leveraging acupuncture, has gained popularity among the middle-aged population, for locals and foreigners alike. This is because applying acupuncture to one's skin muscles can reduce wrinkles and reinforce skin muscles.

  • Lower Back Treatment
  • Chuna manual medicine (CMM)
  • Nerve root recovery therapy
  • Motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT)
  • Joint Treatment
  • Chuna manual medicine (CMM)
  • Motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT)
  • Daoyin exercise therapy

Representative Hospitals Specialized in Medical Fields

Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine
  • Medical institution certified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Designated as a specialized traditional Korean medicine hospital for spine treatments for the 4th term
  • Accredited by the Korea Record Institute to provide treatment to the highest number of spinal patients in the shortest period of time (Jun. 1999 – May 2014)
  • Major Departments
  • Traditional Korean medicine for rehabilitation
  • Spine and musculoskeletal disorders (neck/lower back disc, degenerative disc, lumbar spinal canal, degenerative arthritis, frozen shoulder, sports injury, etc.)
  • Major Procedures
  • Herbal medicine treatment targeting musculoskeletal disorders
  • Acupuncture (general, herbal, motion style acupuncture treatment [MSAT])
  • Chuna manual therapy
  • Address 536, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website (English)
  • International Healthcare Center Email. (English)
    Tel. +82-2-3218-2225, 2223 (English)
    Fax. +82-2-3218-2222
  • Interpretation English, Russian, Mongolian, Japanese
  • Meal Western
  • Pick-up Airport → Hospital (for in-patients only)
Kwangdong Hospital of Traditional Korean Medicine
  • Received the Minister of Health and Welfare Award 2014 at “Bio & Medical Korea 2014”
  • Received award from the Gangnam-gu Office of Seoul for attracting foreign patients (2012)
  • Acquired ISO 9001 from the International Organization for Standardization
  • Major Departments
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Menopause related disease
  • Immunity and fatigue
  • Major Procedures
  • Herbal medicine for obesity treatment
  • Cosmetic and beauty acupuncture
  • Herbal medicine to improve immunity
  • Address 612, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-2222-4992
    Fax. +82-2-2222-4899
  • Interpretation English, Japanese
Kyung Hee University Hospital At Gangdong (KUIMS)
  • Medical institution certified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Selected as the no.1 Korean general hospital on the Patient Experience Index 2017
  • Traditional Korean medicine university hospital with top brand power, leading the field
  • Major Departments
  • Obstetrics and gynecology, breast, thyroid, colorectal surgery
  • Joint, Spine, and Neurology Centers
  • Facial palsy, traditional Korean medicinebased immunity/respiratory system/ infectious disease prevention programs
  • Major Procedures
  • Obstetrics and gynecology, spine, joint, cerebral nerves, obesity surgeries, cornea and living donor liver transplantation
  • Robotic surgery of breast, colon, rectum, kidney, urinary system
  • Traditional Korean medicine-based cosmetic skin treatments (threadembedding acupuncture, MTS, micro herbal acupuncture)
  • Address 892, Dongnam-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-440-6425
    Fax. +82-2-440-6434
  • Interpretation English, Russian, Mongolian, Chinese
  • Meal Western, Russian, Mongolian
  • Pick-up Airport → Hospital
Lee Moon-won Korean Medicine Clinic
  • Korea’s only hospital specializing in hair loss treatments with 20 years of experience
  • More than 1,000 international patients from 50 countries visit annually
  • Received four awards consecutively from the Gangnam-gu Office of Seoul for attracting foreign patients
  • Major Departments
  • Hair loss treatment
  • Head spa
  • Scalp treatment
  • Major Procedures
  • Herbal acupuncture for hair loss treatment
  • Scalp regenerative treatment
  • Medical head spa
  • Address 33, Seolleung-ro 132-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-511-1079
    Fax. +82-2-511-6806
  • Interpretation English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian
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