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Osteopathic Medical Students from Michigan State University Visit Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine


“I am extremely impressed by the treatments and research achievements of Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine. I would love to come back and learn more about manual therapy at Jaseng in the future,” says an osteopathic medical student.


20 osteopathic medical students from Michigan State University visited Jaseng on October 24th, 2018 to experience and learn about Korean Medicine.


In the United States, osteopathic physicians (DOs) are equally educated and certified as allopathic physicians (MDs), only different in their training and philosophy of patient care. Osteopathic medicine focuses on developing a system of medical care that promotes the body’s innate ability to heal itself, utilizing manipulative techniques that help alleviate pain, restore motion, and support the body’s natural functions. In this sense, both DOs and Korean medicine doctors (KMDs) share a similar philosophical approach when treating patients. Osteopathic medical students visiting Jaseng to understand and learn about Korean Medicine implies the increasing global status of Korean Medicine.


Students were given a tour of Jaseng’s facilities, followed by a lecture on Jaseng’s non-invasive treatment methods from our physicians. Dr. Joon-Shik, Shin, founder of Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine, also attended the event. Students showed great interest in the video clips of Dr. Shin’s treatment demonstrations of Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment.


Lucy Bolerjack, a DO student from MSU, said “osteopathic medicine and Korean medicine both resemble treating the patient from a holistic point of view. In particular, I was surprised at the effects of Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment, a treatment that lasted only a few minutes but still relieved pain so effectively. I hope that osteopathic medicine and Korean medicine will understand and interact with each other through exchanges between MSU and Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine.”


“Even though it was a short visit, I hope this opportunity will help US medical students to understand Korean medicine. This will be a cornerstone for future exchanges and collaborations between Jaseng and US institutions,” said Dr. Joon-shik Shin.


Meanwhile, Dr. Joon-shik Shin has been training US D.O physicians since 2012. Since 2015, Jaseng has given trainings on Korean medicine treatment methods as continuing medical education (CME) courses, accredited by American Osteopathic Association (AOA). In October, Dr. Shin will give a special lecture on Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques and the Evolution of Manual Therapies at the 123rd Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition (OMED) organized by AOA in San Diego, CA. OMED is a medical conference bringing together thousands of osteopathic physicians, medical students and other health professionals from across the country.