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|Dept. of Diagnostics and Biofunctional medicine
In the Dept. of Diagnostics and Biofunctional medicine, we evaluates the state of human body quantitatively, and provides the according management and treatment. We have upgraded the traditional methods of physical examination which can be overly subjective at times. We observe the body through various devices and questionnaires to help with diagnosis in KOREAN MEDICINE view. We are especially interested in sub-health, the border between health and illness.
Sub-health is the state of body before it shifts to illness. In preexisting examinations, sub-health state shows no sign of illness but the body is deviated from physiologically healthy state. In other words, the sub-health state means a pathologic state between health and disease.
In sub-health state, the patient complains of discomfort but preexisting examinations show no remark. To the patient who feels the pain, it is a very perplexing situation. In many of such cases, approach based on sub-health is needed.
Lately, increasingly many patients complain of such symptoms as, "eternal fatigue," "frequent headache and dizziness," "cramp and pain without a marked cause," "palpitation and feeling of suffocating," "insomnia," "shortness of breath," "persistent cold," "icy hands and feet," "hot flush," "dry and painful eyes," "depressive mood," and "severe menstrual pains."
According to the WHO report, only 5% of the whole human population is healthy and 20% are suffering from diseases. A startling 75% suffers sub-health state. Sub-health is on the increase in developed countries including Korea, and is recognized as a serious public concern.
Dysautonomia pertains to various symptoms of dysfunctional autonomic nerve.Patients usually complain dizziness, palpitation, shortness of breath, lethargy, malaise, or headache. In many situations, two or more symptoms concur, the intensity of which changes rapidly. At times the symptom disappears before reoccuring. The symptoms of dysautonomia are vairous and complex.
C. Health examination
It is very important to manage the sub-health state, to push away the borderline of illness and maintain a state free of disease. In our department, we provide the way to do so through accurate index of health by means of various devices and questionnaires.
|2. Diagnostics and Treatment
A. Specialized exam and Indication
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We consider various ways of treatment that is essencial for the patients state of body based upon the results of the examinations. ½îµ® include acupuncture, moxibustion, Qigong, herbal medicine, and general management of everyday life.
10 or more of the following symptoms point to dysautonomia, and professional consultation is needed. The more manifestations of the symptoms mean the more severity of the condition.
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|The medical staff of Department of Nephrology consists of the professors who have acquired the best clinical and academic achievement in various specialized fields. Each professor strives for research and education in the field of his/her own, and provides the high quality medical service by reflecting the result of such research.
The department provides specialized treatment of the primary kidney diseases (glomerulonephritis that causes nephrotic syndrome) and kidney diseases that are caused by secondary effect of holistic disease (hypertensive and diabetic kidney disease, lupus nephritis), particularly with long accumulated experience of the management and treatment of end stage kidney failure that is occurred at the last stage of all kidney diseases.
Department of Nephrology operates split treatment of various kidney diseases of the outpatients and admission patients, according to the field of specialty of each professor, thus introduces the latest medical technologies more effectively. The artificial kidney center focuses on the kidney failure patient management and education along with the hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Also, organ transplant center operates effective kidney transplant and post-transplant management in cooperation with the department of surgery and department of urology, based on long experience of kidney transplant.