“Korean medicine I think is a ‘body-centered medicine’. Unlike the western medicine where a measure is taken when a symptom appears, Korean medicine, or oriental medicine if you like, lays more focus on the invisible energy or what is going on inside our body” says Ahn Gyeong-mo, CEO of Sojam Korean Medicine.
He continues “Fundamentally, however, I believe the cause of all diseases start from ‘desire’. And thetwo basic desires are eating and sleeping. Balanced diet and sound sleep keep our body healthy and nice while unbalanced or bad diet and sleeping grow the seeds for diseases. So my starting point of treatment is this: Let us reduce our desire a little. Under this motto, I give analysis on the symptoms of each different patient with particular attention to the three major nutrients: carbohydrate, fat and protein.”
Located near Gangnam Station exist No.5, Sojam Korean Medicine is most famous for the Sojam 3 stage treatment: detoxing and releasing -improvement of constitution - strengthening immunity. The Sojam 3 stage treatment is designed for people with skin diseases (atopy, rash and seborrheic dermatitis), digestive troubles (gastritis, reflux esophagitis, constipation, diarrhea and anaphylactic colitis), respiratory diseases (chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and allergic rhinitis) and chronic diseases (high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and cardiac disorder).
Detoxing and releasing is a treatment that helps blood and liver clean and pure. Improvement of constitutionis a treatment that helps recover the balance of internal organs. Strengthening immunity is a treatment that enhances immunity function against virus, bacteria, fatigue, stress and aging.
In regard to atopy treatment, some people tend to apply steroid hastily. But Ahn points out its risk “The use of steroid can destroy the cell. The virus and bacteria enter this broken cell and can cause dermatitis. The atopy treatment, therefore, must be carried out alongside dermatology and internal medicine.
If you visit Sojam Korean Medicine, you will go through these treatment procedures: analysis on your constitution (acupuncture and diet) – treatment planning –after care (prevention of recurrence and immunity care) –one-to-one treatment (Sojam 3 stage treatment and diet).
“Being a doctor is not an easy job considering the fact that it is directly related to the patient and the treatment of his/her diseases. So I feel huge responsibility whenever seating face to face with the patient. But that’s what I do and love so I will keep carrying on finding better treatments and solutions.”
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