Thanks to all those people who have replied.
I have dont a bit of research into KHT now.
At uni we were told to write an essay on a microsystem. I loved how a microsystem was limited to ear and scalp only.
I have writen a 3000 word essay on KHT as the ear and scalp didnt appeale to me incredibly and i will share some of the things i found.
KHT offers so much more and i will share a little and see what others have to say.
Dr Yoo Tae Woo is accredited with discovering KHT. He studied oriental medicine and was a lecturer at Korea Silroam Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for five years.
Prior to his discovery, Dr Woo had been working on intensive research to find ways to make acupuncture more effective and less painful. One evening in 1971, he woke with severe pain at the back of his head. For reasons he did not know, he began massaging the back of his middle finger. Using the back of a pen, he localized an area which was painful. He then inserted a needle into this area, and instantaneously his headache was relieved.
This set him on a journey of discovery to determine what other secrets and parallels the hand has to the body. It is conceivable that Dr Wooâ€™s desire to find another form of acupuncture was formed due to frustration with Chinese medicine. Ultimately, it was the fact that acupuncture produced pain and other side effects, which motivated him to develop a method of acupuncture that was not painful or dangerous.
In Dr Wooâ€™s view, the benefits of KHT over other forms of Microsystems acupuncture, and normal acupuncture for that matter, are:
â€¢ it is easily accessible,
â€¢ patients experience less pain,
â€¢ patients do not need to remove items of clothing,
â€¢ it is more relieving and faster acting than TCM,
â€¢ consideration does not need be given to damaging organs or other side effects.
The wide range of illnesses that can be treated using KHT are identical to TCM. KHT is an independent method which can be used in a complementary fashion or in combination with other forms of treatment.
Certain evidence relating to acupuncture may make some of these perceived benefits open to doubt. For example, according to the Safety Record of Acupuncture, accidental injuries to internal organs have been infrequently reported since 1958 in the United States, West Germany, England, Israel, Ireland, Australia, Japan, China, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland (http://nationalacupuncturefoundation.org/pages/publications/safety_chart.html
â€¢ In China and Japan, both of which perform thousands of treatments annually, only ten injuries to internal organs have been reported since 1972,
â€¢ No injuries have been reported from Korea, and
â€¢ In the United States, only ten incidents of injury have been reported since 1965.
While this evidence could be explained by the fact that many injuries are not reported, it still has the capacity to shed doubt on some of the benefits of KHT proposed by Dr Woo.
I have more but would like to see what comments others might have before we get into the theory. Perhaps ophir who has studied this in korea might comment more?
On a recent trip to japan a practitioner had told me that he had studied KHT indepth and that he had found some flaws with the system.
He wouldnt share them with me at the time and still wont!
Perhaps once we get into the theory more these might be revealed