February 19, Juche108(2019)

Academy of Koryo Medicine


The Academy of Koryo Medicine, located in Taedonggang District, Pyongyang, conducts research into traditional Koryo medicine with a 5 000-year history. Its mission is to promote public health by treating and preventing diseases through a combination of Koryo medicine and Western medicine.

Built in a magnificent style, the academy has hundreds of outstanding experts including the holders of academic degrees and titles.

The academy plays the leading role in the research, treatment and prevention of diseases by Koryo medicine, in the training of Koryo medicine workers and in the joint research on traditional medicine with WHO.

It has cured a large number of patients by using herbal medications, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and massage. In particular, it has gained good experience in the treatment and prevention of adult and geriatric diseases including hypertension, diabetes, arteriosclerosis and hyperlipemia, such diseases with a high morbidity rate as cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral thrombosis, and the refractory diseases including spontaneous gangrene and epilepsy. In the course of this, it has developed very effective treatment methods and medicines.

It promotes exchanges with other countries and issues Technical Information of the WHO Joint Research Centre for Traditional Medicine and Bulletin of the WHO Joint Research Centre for Traditional Medicine, as well as English pamphlets Treatment by Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Folk Remedy for Primary Medical Service.

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