Korean medicine refers to the medical practices used in Korea, an ancient history with some overlap with TCM and the healing practices of East Asia. Traditional Korean medicine does not attempt to learn about the body by dissection, experimentation or analysis, but instead observes natural bodily functions as they appear in order to diagnose an illness or ailment. It also never limits the cause of even the most minor ailment to a local one, but examines the entire body to find the reason for the condition. By correcting the bodily imbalance rather than performing surgery or other invasive procedure, it adopts a natural cure approach. In other words, Korean medicine does not just treat the phenomena created by the illness, but seeks to discover its cause, which is then either eliminated or improved.
Korean medicine is a traditional East Asian medicine, it uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, and various other modalities as the main tools to promote health and treat disease. Korean medicine shares approximately 80 percent of the theory, points, and techniques with Chinese medicine and Kampo. Pain Management is considered one of the major benefits of Traditional Korean Medicine. Proponents of acupuncture and herbal medicine define these treatments as safe, reliable and effective ways of eliminating pain. Many people also choose to have acupuncture as a preventive measure or as an option when they don’t feel well but have not receive a diagnosis of a specific illness by a Western medicine practitioner. TCM acupuncture is described as a holistic form of healing, one that aims to remove the underlying causes of a person’s health problem(s), rather than just suppressing the symptoms.