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Department of Clinical Research of Korean Medicine
We educate, study and give medical treatment of spleen system (digestive system) and its relative diseases. Spleen system is in charge of appetite, digestion, absorption and excretion. It includes chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS), immune related diseases such as food allergy and also the disorders in digestive system such as oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas and spleen. Therefore, we study and educate clinical abilities about physiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and preservation of diseases and relative organs mentioned above.
We are focusing particularly on subjects such as below
- Developing new dosage forms for diseases related to digestive organs
- Verification of efficacy and effectiveness of drugs for treating digestive organs
- Diagnosis and clinical applications of diseases related to digestive organs
- Diagnosis and treatment of halitosis and oral diseases and developing medicine for those
- Study of immune system and food allergy
- Developing Traditional Korean medicinal anticancer drugs and running cancer clinic
- Analysis of CFS by the viewpoint of Traditional Korean Medicine and developing treatment for CFS
1. Prof. O.M.D.,ph.D. Ryu Bong-Ha
1) Brief History
- Professor of Spleen System in Kyung Hee University
- Specialist of Traditional Korean Medical Internal Medicine
- Director of Kyung Hee Traditional Korean Medical Hospital
- Section Chief of Emergency Service in Kyung Hee Traditional Korean Medical Hospital
- Section Chief of Education in Kyung Hee Traditional Korean Medical Hospital
- Section Chief of Consultation in Kyung Hee Traditional Korean Medical Hospital

2) Special Interests
- Functional Dyspepsia, ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer clinic

3) Academic activities
- Vice-president of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Internal Medicine
- Director of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Adult Diseases
- Auditor of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Oncology


2. Prof. O.M.D.,ph.D. Yoon Sang-hyup
1) Brief History
- Professor of Spleen System in Kyung Hee University
- Specialist of Traditional Korean Medical Internal Medicine
- Section Chief of Internal Medicine 3 in Kyung Hee Traditional Korean Medical Hospital

2) Special Interests
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome
3) Academic Activies
- President of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Internal Medicine
- Editorial Staff of Society of Traditional Korean Medicine


3. Associate Prof. O.M.D.,ph.D. Kim Jin-sung
1) Brief History
- Associate Professor of Spleen System in Kyung Hee University
- Specialist of Traditional Korean Medical Internal Medicine
- Section Chief of Internal Medicine 3 in Kyung Hee Traditional Korean Medical
- Section Chief of Education in Kyung Hee Traditional Korean Medical Hospital

2) Special Interests
- Halitosis, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease

3) Academic Activities
- Member of International Society of Breath Odor Research(ISBOR)
- Member of Korean Society of Breath Odor Research
- Member of Society Traditional Korean Medicine
- Member of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Internal Medicine
- Member of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Adult Diseases
- Member of Korean Society of Cancer
- Member of Society for Integrative Oncology(SIO)


4. Assistant Prof. O.M.D.,ph.D. Yoon Sung Woo
1) Brief History
- Assistant Professor of Spleen System in Kyung Hee University
- Completed the 6th Life Science Researcher Course in National Cancer Center (2005.2)
- Medical Staff of Cancer Center in East-West Medical Hospital

2) Special Interests
- Clinic of developing and terminal cancer

3) Academic Activities
- International Director of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Cancer
- Planning and General Administration Director of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Internal Medicine
- Member Society of Traditional Korean Medicine
- Member of Society of Integrative Oncology


5. Assistant Prof. Park Jae Woo
1) Brief History
- Assistant Professor of Spleen System in Kyung Hee University
- Professor of Gastrointestinal system in Kyung Hee East-West Medical Hospital

2) Special Interests
- Chronic fatigue syndrome, functional dyspepsia, Halitosis, immune related diseases

3) Academic Activities
- Educational Director of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Internal Medicine
- Member of Society of Traditional Korean Medicine
- Member of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Oncology
- Member of Traditional Korean Medical Society of Adult Diseases

- Diseases of oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract
- Diseases of pancreas, spleen and peritoneum
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Food allergy

2) Specialized Clinics

(1) Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder characterized by mild to severe abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. IBS may begin after an infection or a stressful life event. Other functional or pain disorders and certain psychological conditions are more common in those with IBS. To treat IBS, it is important to first assess the general condition of the body. In our clinic we not only use the traditional korean medical diagnostic methods but also employ scientific diagnostic devices in analyzing the status of the body and the disease. We take a step further by using new forms of herbal medicine and acupuncture, electroacupuncture to relax the irritable bowel and reinforce its function to subdue the persisting symptoms.

(2) Chronic Fatique Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the most common name given to a poorly understood, variably debilitating disorder or disorders of uncertain causation. Symptoms of CFS include widespread muscle and joint pain, cognitive difficulties, chronic, often severe mental and physical exhaustion and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person. In this clinic we use korean medical devices to diagnose CFS and use medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, and negative pressure therapy to rejuvenate the body. By assessing the fatigue scale, we teach health-preserving habits for each individual. If other problems are discovered, we treat them systematically in cooperation with other respective departments.

(3) Halitosis

Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing whether the smell is from an oral source or not. Halitosis has a significant impact on those who suffer from it, and is estimated to be the 3rd most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease. In this clinic, first the patient is asked to fill out a questionnaire to check the basic backgrounds of the problem. Then he will go through specialized korean medical diagnostic methods to assess the function of the whole body and the autonomic nerve system. Treatments include gargle-type and other new forms of herbal medicine and acupuncture/moxibustion for localized oral care and total functional care.

(4) Gastrointestinal cancer

In this clinic we complement the conventional treatment options for gastrointestinal cancer(surgery, radiation therapy, antitumor agents) with new forms of herbal medicine which strengthen the immune system to minimize the side effects of the conventional therapy, prevent recurrence, and enhance the quality of life of terminal stage patients..

(5) Food Allergy Clinic

Increase in instant or processed food intake in modern society caused malfunction of immune system such as food allergy and food hypersensitivity. We treat gastrointestinal symptoms such as emesis, diarrhea, cholic as well as urticaria and itch which are the result of various malfunction of immune system. We also use traditional Korean medical methods to prevent recurrence and improve patient's constitution.

1. On-going Researches

- Study of traditional Korean medical diagnosis of dyspepsia
- Assessment of verifying of safety of traditional Korean medical treatment
- Microbiological study of anti-cancer effect of traditional Korean medicine
- Examination of effect of traditional Korean medicine in inflammatory bowel diseases
- Study of effect of traditional Korean medicine in stomach movement
- Study of anti-oxidant and anti-fatigue effect of traditional Korean medicine
- Research of new dosage forms
- Study of effect of traditional Korean medicine on activation of function of salivary gland and protection of radioactivity (salivary gland and small intestine)
- Study of deodorizing effect of traditional Korean medicine
- Study of application of traditional Korean medicine in large intestine movement
- Study of stomach movement disfunction

2. Product of Recent 3-years Researches

- Survey On The Preference For The Dosage Forms Of Oriental Herbal Medicine. Kyung Hee Medical Journal , (20), 1st edition
- Chung-Yeul-Gue-Soup-Sa-Gan-Tang, traditional Korean medicine, enhances CD4(+) T cell activities and modulates Th1/Th2 lineage development. J Pharmacol Sci. 94(4):359-67.
- Clinical case of vertico patients with cerebellar hemorrhage or cerebral infarction. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004
- Qi, Blood, Water pattern identification of patients with dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(2)
- Traditional Korean Medical Clinical Case of Stomach Movement of a Patient with Systemic Sclerosis Sine Scleroderma. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(2)
- Effect of Spatholobi Caulis on Large Intestine Cancer Cells Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine. 2004;25(2)
- Effect of Spatholobi Caulis on Human Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(2)
- Effectiveness of Electrogastrogram on Diagnosis of Deficiency and Excess in Functional Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(4)
- Study of Patients with Halitosis. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(4)
- Research on Correlation Between Functional Health State and Stomach Movement of Patients with Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2004;25(4)
- Clinical Case of Improvement of Stomach Movement and Regulation of Blood Sugar of Patients with Diabetic Gastroparesis After Traditional Korean Medical Treatment . Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(1)
- Effect of Combination Usage of Astragalus membranaceus and Chlorambucil on P388D1 Leukemia Cells and Rats with Gall Bladder Cancer . Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
- Anti-Cancer Effect of Duchesnea chrysantha on KATO III Stomach Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
- Effect of Duchesnea chrysantha on Large Intestine Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
- Effect of Duchesnea chrysantha on Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
- Research on Anti-Cancer effect of Orostachys japonicus. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
- Effect of Traditional Korean Medical Treatment on Electrogastrogram of Patients with Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
- Correlation Between Tiredness and Exterior Nerve System of Patients with Functional Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(2)
- Research on Patients with Gastroparesis and Dyspepsia in Stomach Movement. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2005;26(4)
- Effect of on White Rat's Stomach Movement. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(1)
- Radiation Protection Effect of : Effect of Regeneration and Apoptosis of Rat's Cyst Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- Effect of Curcuma Aromatica on Apoptosis of Lung, Uterus, Prostate Cancer and Gliomatosis. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- Effect of Curcuma on Cancer Cells. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- Analysis of Heat-Cold Pattern Identification of Halitosis : Is Halitosis Caused by Stomach Heat? Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- Analysis of Correlation Between Qi, Blood, Water Pattern Identification and Tiredness of Patients with Dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- Effectiveness of on Discharge Ability of White Rat's Stomach. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- Research on Anti-Oxidant Effect of Dolichos lablab, Terminalia chebula and < Bojanggunbitang >. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- Research on Anti-Oxidant Effect of Myristica Fragrans, A. Globosum, Punica granatum. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Korean Internal Medicine 2006;27(2)
- The correlation between deviation indexes of Ryodoraku scale and acute stress in patients with functional dyspepsia. Journal of Korean Society of Traditional Medicine 2006;28(4)