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Korean Traditional Medicine

by Dec 4, 2020

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I stopped celebrating “Thanksgiving” many years ago, due to its genocidal history, so instead my family and I use it as a day of remembrance, gratitude, good food and extra family time. Unfortunately, due to COVID I didn’t feel comfortable traveling home, so I ended up picking up an extra shift at work. We had a few sunny days last week, and I used those days to explore Lombard a little bit. I found a nearby park (Madison Meadows) that is close to campus, and I went for a much-needed study break, opportunity for fresh air and moment for gratitude & reflection.5 element-b


NUHS has developed a relationship with Pusan National University in South Korea and last week we had the first meeting for the new Korean Traditional Medicine Training program!





This program will cover facial acupuncture, sports medicine, Saam acupuncture, and mental health.


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I am very excited about this, we started learning a bit of the Korean 4-needle technique in the Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Strategy course (OM 6451). My initial impressions are that there seems to be an emphasis on the five elements, five shu points, and the controlling (Ke) and generating (Sheng) cycle. Ultimately, I am excited to expand my knowledge, and for another opportunity to deepen my understanding of Korean Traditional Medicine



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Danielle Pureifory

Danielle Pureifory

My name is Danielle, and I am currently in my last trimester in the MSOM program here at NUHS – Illinois. I’m a travel addict, animal lover, and a hobby farmer who is passionate about helping the under-resourced community. I look forward to sharing my journey with you, and I hope you read something that inspires you to start your own journey.


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