Drug Free Pain Relief — Korean Hand Acupuncture
the 1970's, Korean Hand Acupuncture (KHA) has been a household remedy
for most homes in South Korea. First discovered in 1971 by Dr. Woo Tae
Yoo, KHA is based on the principle that the hand is a micro-universe of
the human body; for each area of the body there is a corresponding point
on the hand. Disease, pain and tension are reflected in the hands as
tender points. Locating and treating these hand points will frequently
resolve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body immediately. Dr.
Yoo happened upon this when his own intense headache pain was
alleviated by pressing on a point at the top of his middle finger. Four
years later he developed a complete, comprehensive treatment modality
that many are finding as, or more effective, than traditional
acupuncture. KHA is not only a local therapy but an overall therapy of
regulating the organs of the body as all meridians or their
corresponding partners can be found in the hand.
effective technique did not find its way to the United States until the
mid 90's, so it is still relatively unknown here. KHA can be done using
small silver pellets (no needles!) and has been found effective not only
in treating aches and pains, but also with digestive issues, PMS,
congestive disorders (including allergy and asthma), epilepsy,
fibromyalgia and many other physical complaints.
One of the most
appealing aspects of KHA is its ease in use and the ability to self
apply the pellets that are used to stimulate the point. One of the
reasons acupuncture is so effective in China is that treatments are dirt
cheap. This enables people to get a treatment everyday until their
symptoms are alleviated. KHA makes this a viable option now in the
United States. KHA is particularly good for those aches and pains we
think aren't severe enough to see a practitioner about, but we are
quietly (or not) suffering through.