"Only when the patient's circumstances are taken into account, the patient can be cured completely,” so says Kang Hong-koo, director of the Baekje Oriental Clinic in eastern Seoul. "As a local watchman for 23 years since 1998, I've been running an oriental medicine clinic with pride and treatment patents in multiple fields," he said.
From 2006 to 2011, Director Kang has taught medical students on preventive oriental medicine at Wonkwang University. He said proudly that he obtained special treatment patents as a result of the development of various medicines such as alcohol-sucking drugs, hemorrhoid pills and acne drugs.
Looking back on the past, Director Kang said: "I have the most unforgotten patient while running an oriental medicine clinic. One day in 2017, a patient came to see me with a serious condition such as breathing imbalance and chest pain. After being treated for about two months, he was cured completely, so he was free to go hiking and do his usual activities.” Kang stressed that Korean traditional medicine is the core of oriental medicine that identifies and cure the fundamental causes of diseases.
Most diseases require controls on the digestive and respiratory organs.
Many diseases start with digestive imbalances and respiratory tracts and lead to major illnesses. In oriental medicine, the lung and intestines should be well con-trolled to be free from multiple diseases. “Don't forget that the most basic thing in life is to eat food and breathe air into the respiratory system all day long,” said Director Kang.
"Most importantly, we need to manage our lungs to head off diseases,” said Kang. “The lung is the most important organ for a person. Even respiratory and skin prob-lems can be improved by curing the lungs well.”
As Covid-19 is also infected with the respiratory system, Kang said that eating foods or health functional foods that are helpful for the respiratory system can be of great health benefit. Director Kang said modern people eat too well and get sick. They tend to replenish much with blood, but they certainly need to artificially supplement their lack of energy, he added.
Maybe that is why we say that cardiopulmonary functions should be good to stay healthy. Doctor Kang said, "We need to know about the logic "Gijahyeoljisu" that blood circulates automatically if we engage in actions to cheer up the energy. That way, if the circulation of blood circulates well, it is said that you are free from all diseases."
“Hoping to reach out to overseas Koreans and foreigners”
"In the past, people in China, Mongolia, and Central Asian countries used to be free from respiratory and digestive diseases due to good quality air and environment, but now there are frequent symptoms of upset stomachs caused by heavy metal fine dust and drinking water contamination,” according to doctor Kang.
“I would like to help them with the herbal medicine I have developed. Hemorrhoids and skin disease drugs are also showing groundbreaking results, so I think we can help them with various diseases," said doctor Kang.
Hampered by the low quality of medical service in many Asian countries, people can suffer serious diseases by being exposed to simple diseases. Director Kang said: "I have the same public and personal goals. With many drugs I have developed, I want to share the joy of curing not only domestic patients but also overseas Koreans.”
Of note, doctor Kang said hemorrhoids can be cured completely by taking and applying them without surgery. “Whenever you come to our Baekje Oriental Clinic, we will be ready to provide you with a wealth of medical treatments that take into account your physical conditions.
“My goal is to distribute hemorrhoid pills around the world.
Baekje Oriental Clinic has a plan to collaborate with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute in Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province, to distribute hemorrhoid pills developed by doctor Kang as s new drug that can be exported abroad.
Director Kang said, "I hear that many overseas Koreans are denied proper treatment despite various diseases. My grand goal is to supply hemorrhoid pills, acne medicine, and respiratory medicine that I have developed at a really low price."
Biography of Director Kang Hong-koo
· Wongang University Oriental Medicine Ph.D.
· Outpatient Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University
· Department of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine
· Member of the Korean Oriental Internal Medicine Association
· Regular member of the Korean Academy of Oriental Medicine Growth
· Regular member of the Korean Academy of Oriental Medicine Preventive Medicine.
· Regular member of Korean Medicine Paralysis Society
· Regular member of the Korean Paralysis and Dementia Research Association
· Regular member of the Korean Society of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
Medicinal efficacy of Gongjindan:
The Gongjindan pills have a long history of Oriental medicine in Korea and many other countries of the Orient.
First recorded at a Chinese medicine book of the Yuan Dynasty and a Korean medicihne book, Dongui Bogam by famed Korean Oriental medicine Doctor Heo Jun (1539-1615) of the Joseon Dynasty, Gongjindan is a well-known Oriental medicine pill.
Gongjindan, according to Wikipedia, is based on Oriental medicine theory as follows:
“If a man is sickly even after growing up, he is constitutionally weak. In such a case, body fluids should be increased but body heat should be cooled down. Other medicines are inefficacious against it, but this medicine is effective to harmonize internal organs with each other and to prevent various diseases.”
According to a claim by Professor Seyoung Ahn at Kyung Hee University, Gongjindan is effective for the following cases:
Sexual hypofunction and infertility
Hepatic hypofunction caused by excessive stress and over drinking
Chronic fatigue and physical decline Overwork and exhaustion
Blood circulatory disorder and physical depression
Aging (preventive) and various diseases
Hypersensitivity and somnipathy
Hyposexuality, impotence and premature ejaculation
Sexual hypofunction and physical enervation (female)
Ingredients and claims of effectiveness are as follows:
‘Sa-Hyang (Musk)’: It is effective to unblock energy. Externally it reaches the skin, and internally reaches the bone marrow.
‘Nok-Yong (Antler)’: It is effective to keep positive energy, sperm and the bone marrow healthy, as well as to strengthen bones and muscles.
‘Dang-Gwi (Largeteeth Ostericum)’: It is effective for hematopoiesis and blood circulation. It regularizes menstrual cycles, and alleviates dysmenorrhea. Also, it relieves constipation.
‘San-Su-Yu (Japanese Cornel)’: It stimulates negative energy and helps create sperm. Also, it energizes the genital organs and improves erection quality and frequency. In addition, it warms the waist and knees.
There is a research that described the multi-herbal medicine Gongjindan enhances memory and learning tasks via NGF regulation.
The behavioral syndrome by novel object test was also performed in mice. Gongjindan increased neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells and NGF secretion in primary astrocytes. Also, it reduced neuronal cell death and increased long-term potentiation in the rat hippocampus.
Moreover, the number of entries, the time spent and the distance moved in the center area of the test region by the mice was increased by oral administration of Gongjindan in comparison with the distance moved over the total area. These data suggest that administration of Gongjindan may improve memory and learning tasks via NGF regulation, and that it may have a potential for multiple function neuroprotection via NGF regulation