My name is Jing Koo and I am a Licensed Acupuncture
and Herbal Medicine Expert here in Connecticut. I hold a Masters in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine from South Baylo University.
Over 30 years ago I began to study under the tutelage of my father following the ways of the Traditional Healing Methods of Acupuncture. I began treatment at age 17-year-old.
My house was always short of food, so I went to a friend's house where there were plenty of food to eat. The friend's house was rich and there were seven workers living and working there. Among the workers, a distant relative of my friend, had seizure episodes about four times a week. He boiled food for cattle, pigs, and horses and developed severe burns on his hands, feet and face from the fireplace during his convulsions making him look monster-like which led people to avoid him. Moreover, once he realized that people were afraid of him due to his appearance, he became temperamental which led the children and women of the village avoid him even more.
One day I went to my friend 's house and friend' s mother asked me to do OO treatment on his distant relative. Looking at his chest, his left breast was swollen large, part black and part purple, and his skin was hard and stiff. There was inflammation/infection in the chest and rotting with large amounts of pus. So, I sharpened brazen chopstick to make a surgical knife and gave him drinking alcohol to make him asleep. The made shift surgical knife was placed on a bonfire brazier for fire sterilization, then 10cm of skin was cut to drain the pus and area was disinfected with drinking alcohol. Penicillin was not available, so instead, the white mold that formed on the Chinese Paper window was inserted on the wound and sutured with thread. I was worried since I did not use penicillin, but after 7 days, the swelling on his chest had gone down, the color turned normal and the sutured site was well healed, so the stitches were removed.
Since the time he was treated, he listened to me well, so the villagers came to me for help in putting a stop to his harassment of ladies of the village. In the era when there was no Medical doctor, the Chinese medicine doctor operated in this way and the anesthetic medicine was Mafusan, but when even this was not available, it was treated by aforementioned method and because there was no Chinese medicinal system, it was not considered an illegal treatment. Mostly, Chinese medicine was not recognized as an occupation and the practice was handed down to one of the members of the tribal clan to voluntarily treat others in the tribe or in the village.
As I mentioned earlier, I have practiced the theory of the old tradition of Chinese Medicine. Additionally, I served 8 years of my youth to military duty (Korea), was raised in a compulsory education and lived a life as a civil servant which was the wishes of my parents. My parents also told me to go to the land of the rich, so I became a citizen of the United States. To repay the gratitude of being raised by my parents, I sent money to them to help with living expenses and dropped everything here to return to my Motherland to take care of my parents when they became ill. When I returned to Korea, I cooked, cleaned, did laundry, grew herbs for food as well as going to the mountains to search for herbs to make Chinese herbal medicine. I gave it my all, my body and mind to the treatment and well being of my parents.
As a human being, I did everything humane that I was supposed to do, and my youth passed like a wind breeze and came to the age of retirement. My last wish is to continue to treat patients until I am able to do so.
Has your body ever said to you that you CAN feel better? Have you ever wondered if there is something "other" than Western Medicine?
For many of my patients they felt that way and acupuncture was their last hope... I was the last stop! Note that some of my patients were skeptical at first. But after listening to them and finding out what they wanted to heal, I diagnosed them began their healing process..