Monday, July 7, 2014

[Living/Press Article] Experiencing Eastern Traditional Medicine with Hoo Clinic

Hoo Oriental Clinic Experience

Daegu's Hoo Oriental Medicine and Wellness Clinic provides a wonderful, therapeutic opportunity to learn about and experience traditional eastern medicine. Centrally located in downtown Daegu, Hoo Clinic offers foreigners and Koreans alike an abundance of wellness and health programs.

Hoo oriental Clini in downtown, Daegu

Merging traditional remedies with modern technology, Hoo Clinic focuses its treatments on root causes and flow of energy to ensure optimal health and restoration for its patients. Dr. Shin and her staff of nurses speak adequate English and are exceedingly approachable and accommodating.

Hoo Clinic in Daegu

Hoo Clinc in Daegu

Circulation test at Hoo Clinic

Hoo Clinic offers traditional treatments like acupuncture, suction cup therapy, and moxibustion to facilitate healing and manipulate flow of energy. These traditional treatments are carefully combined with modern developments, including foot soak and electro touch therapies, to offer restorative programs for numerous ailments varying from skin and weight issues to joint and muscle discomfort.

Airpressure Massage at Hoo Clinic

My treatment plan includes a foot soak, suction cup therapy, air-pressure leg massage to stimulate adequate blood circulation; electro acupuncture to treat pain in my back, shoulders, and neck; and a high frequency heat treatment to heal mild skin issues.
My treatment is covered through the medicinal insurance I have with my employer, so each of my appointments costs less than 20,000 won.

Hoo clinc in Dong seong ro

As mentioned previously, Hoo Clinic is located in downtown Daegu. It’s easy to find and can be accessed from Bandwoldong station 13, Jungaro station exit 2, or the Yangyeongsi bus stop.

Address: 4F Central M 11-1 Dongseong-ro 3ga Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
Check out Hoo Clinic’s Facebook page for more information and frequent health updates at

Eastern Medicine 101

• What is Acupuncture?

Applying thin steel needles to specific acupoints along the skin of the body to manipulate flow of energy and blow flow to facilitate healing in a target area.
 What is Suction Cup Therapy?

 An ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine believed to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.  Through either heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin.
• What is moxibustion?

 A traditional Chinese therapy used to stimulate circulation and induce a smoother flow of blood and qi. Practitioners burn a combination of herbs including mugwort and apply the heat to a target area to facilitate healing.
Source: Wikipedia


  1. I would say superb English skills for Dr. Shin in my opinion. Love Hoo Daegu as well!