7 Styles of Acupuncture:
Koryo Hand Therapy

Overview

Koryo Hand Therapy, developed by Korean acupuncturist Dr. Tae Woo Yoo, views the hands as micro-cosmos of the human body. The function of the human body can be manipulated by stimulating the corresponding points on our hands. The theory maintains that if you are in pain or have a problem somewhere in your body, this pain is mapped on the hands which have corresponding tender spots. Therefore, the stimulation of the tender spots positively affects pain relief.

Photo: Koryo Hand Therapy

Stimulation Points and the
Regulation of the Cerebral Flow

Koryo Hand Therapy recognizes 14 micro-meridians and 345 acupuncture points on our hands which regulate the internal organs of the human body. These acupuncture points may be stimulated by using Koryo hand needles, moxa, magnets, or press pellets.

Koryo Hand Therapy can prevent diseases of the whole body and maintain health as well as treat a wide range of ailments because it regulates the organs' function by stimulating the acupuncture points on the hands. The ultimate goal of Koryo Hand Therapy is to regulate the imbalanced function of the body organs into balance through the regulation of the cerebral flow. The balance of the body's organs is highly dependent on the circulation of blood to the brain. As the brain governs the autonomic nervous system, sympathetic nervous system and generation of hormones, it controls the activity of all the organs. An abnormal function of the brain results in lack of well-being. Therefore, Koryo Hand Therapy's theories and methods rely upon the balance of this cerebral blood flow.

Advantages of
Koryo Hand Therapy

Koryo Hand Therapy established systemic theories of disease prevention and health maintenance. Its contribution to health maintenance and relief from disease is very rapid and effective without any side effects. It has the capacity to increase immunity. As an immune enhancer, it complements western (traditional) medicine by lessening the side effects of chemotherapy or radiological treatment in cancer patients by relieving nausea so that the patient can continue to receive the standard treatment. Koryo Hand Moxibustion clears the brain so that the mind is comfortable; hence, relieving the fatigue which frequently accompanies such treatment.

Koryo Hand Therapy is effective in treating a wide range of ailments such as:

  • disc herniation
  • hypertension
  • diabetes
  • degenerative diseases
  • stomach ache
  • uterine problems
  • heart disease
  • infertility
  • allergy
  • stroke etc

Conditions which require surgery, severe injury of the tissue that is not able to recover by itself, organic disease and infectious diseases are examples which can not be treated with Koryo Hand Therapy.