Developing Koryo Medicine
Koryo medicine is a traditional medicine of Korea with the history of 5 000 years.
This medicine cures various diseases and protects human health by means of natural medicine resources abundant in the country and acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, massage and other peculiar therapies.
In recent years, the health sector of the DPRK has made successes in the work to develop the traditional medicine.
The Koryo Medicine General Hospital, which advanced the chart of meridian nerve points early in the 1990s, further developed it into the acupuncture treatment method based on modern medical principle, thus making it possible to treat diseases with acupuncture and moxibustion.
The Pyongyang University of Medicine Hospital established a new treatment method by combining the modern medicine with Koryo medicine and introduced it into clinical practice.
The Pyongyang Municipal Hospital of Koryo Medicine introduced a new Koryo therapy to cure diseases according to seasonal change and the North Hamgyong Provincial People's Hospital presented a Koryo medical treatment method to cure various kinds of thrombocytopenic purpura.
Meanwhile, a work has been conducted to raise the scientific level of diagnosis and treatment method based on Koryo medicine. In the course, various Koryo medical service aid systems like "Koryo Medical Art" and new diagnosis and treatment methods on intractable diseases were established.