Restoring the Self-Healing Power of the Spine through Scientifically-Proven Korean Medicine
Since its establishment in 1988, Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine has helped many patients unable to move from extreme pain due to severe disc herniation and nerve root compression recover and return to their everyday lives.
The intervertebral disc consists of the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus with innervation to the outer portion of the annulus fibrosus, and thus the disc does not feel pain by itself. However, under excessive external force, the annulus fibrosus is no longer able to contain the nucleus pulposus, and the disrupted or extruded nucleus pulposus may compress the nerve root, incurring extreme pain. In cases of disc extrusion, non-invasive Korean medicine treatment may be more effective than surgery for swift pain reduction and improvement of self-healing power by strengthening the spine, joint, and nerve structures.
Self-healing power refers to the body’s ability to recover spontaneously from illness. It refers to the innate ability and power that helps us return to health when our body is sick or out of balance. It is easy to understand if you think of how the body heals itself if you give an injury wound time to recover after cleansing, or a fractured bone held in a cast.
Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine uses non-invasive treatments that employ an integrative medicine approach – comprising of conventional and
Korean medicine – which determines the patient`s current condition using X-rays, MRIs, and blood tests, and strengthens and regenerates weakened bones and nerves to treat the fundamental cause of disorders, as opposed to temporary pain relief. As such, optimal evidence-based treatments are used to the aim of strengthening the body’s overall resilience and preventing recurrence.
The effects and safety of Jaseng treatments, including “Shinbaro herbal medicine,” the main herbal medicine used at Jaseng, “Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT),” and “Chuna Manual Therapy”, have been scientifically proven through research and papers published in collaboration with leading researchers affiliated with various world renowned national and international universities. Today, physicians from medical institutions around the world including the U.S., Russia, Kazakhstan and the Middle East come to our hospital to study our techniques.
This book covers not only Jaseng’s treatments for herniated disc, but also personal stories from our doctors and patients. I hope that more medical staff and patients may become knowledgeable of Jaseng’s treatments, and that this knowledge may help them regain their self-healing power through non-invasive treatments rather than surgery to lead happier, healthier lives.
Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine will continue to work with commitment to contributing to the betterment of the health of mankind with such distinguished partners as Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE).