Korean medicine education programs from Jaseng Medical Academy, a global medical education institute of Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine (Medical Director Dr. Jinho Lee), has been officially certified as continuing education for acupuncturists in the United States and Australia.
The training program on Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT) provided by Jaseng Medical Academy has been approved by the U.S. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) as continuing education for acupuncturist.
CAB, a representative issuer of acupuncturist license in the States, is responsible for the overall decision-making and execution of policies related to acupuncture. The State of California only recognizes acupuncture licensure of CAB, and 30% of 34,000 acupuncturists in the U.S. are practicing in the State of California. In addition, AACMA is Australia’s largest association of acupuncturists and herbal pharmacists, and is authorized to accredit continuing education by the Australian Health Practice Regulation Agency (APHRA).
▣ Jaseng Medical Academy to continue research and development such as treatment devices patents for the education and development of MSAT
The certified education program on MSAT by Jaseng Medical Academy discuss the basic principles and treatment methods of MAST, evidence based studies and clinical research results were also introduced in various ways. MSAT is a treatment method utilizing active and passive exercise with assistance from a Korean medicine doctor while the acupuncture needles are inserted.
This is an acupuncture developed by Dr. Joon-Shik Shin, founder of Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine, and it immediately relieves pain for musculoskeletal disorders such as acute low back pain. In 2013, a study published the Journal of PAIN (an official journal of International Association of the Study of Pain (IASP) reported that MSAT is 5 times more effective than diclofenac injections for acute low back pain.
Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine continues to invest in research and development not only for the education on MSAT but also for treatment development. For example, a patent registration for the MSAT treatment device was made last year in Korea (registration number 10-1967371). This device is designed for voluntary rehabilitation exercise of patients with musculoskeletal disorders based on the principles of MSAT and is currently widely used for the treatment of patients and the education for medical staff.
“It is meaningful that educational program of Jaseng Medical Academy has been certified as official continuing education which licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. and Australia are required to take to maintain their licensure.” said Dr. Lee Jinho Lee, Medical Director of Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine. “Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine will be dedicated to spreading the treatment effects and excellence of Korean medicine worldwide and developing high-quality continuing education programs.”
Meanwhile, Jaseng Medical Academy has provided a variety of enduring and live educational courses for domestic and international medical staff through its online platform that opened in May 2020. The Open Educational Resources (OER) and health columns are also being provided for the general public to ensure their easy access to medical information, as well as the continuing educational programs for medical staff.