Fumigation therapy brings marvelous effects

Date: 10/02/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The South Phyongan Provincial Koryo Medicine Hospital has made notable achievements in fumigation-based treatment.

The fumigation, which was originated from the long-standing steam bath treatment, is based on the calefactive action of medicinal steam and the pharmacological action through medicinal absorption.

Department chief Jang Jae Pil and other Koryo therapists of the hospital understood the scientific treatment principle in the course of conducting repeated research into fumigation for decades and, on the basis of it, established treatment methods for different diseases.

Medicines are made of well over a hundred kinds of medicinal materials abundant in the country and their varieties are over 230 according to diseases.

Treatment is given for 10 to 13 minutes once or twice a day with a cycle of 7 to 10 days.

The medicinal steam measuring some 42 degrees centigrade in the fumigation treatment facility is infiltrated directly into the lesions of patients and it has remarkable curative effects as the amount of medicine absorbed into human body is over 10 times more than that of the oral dosage.

“Fumigation and other Koryo therapies do not show prompt improvement as against modern medicine, but they have little side-effects and recurrence of diseases during and after treatment,” said Paek Chol Ho, deputy director of the hospital in charge of technology.

“Fumigation is very good as it helps us receive treatment without suffering pain, first of all. When we come out of the treatment facility after moistening ourselves with warm medicinal steam, we feel light and refreshed. My pain seems to leave off, even though it is only five days since I have been placed under medical treatment,” said Pak Pong Nam, a 53-year-old patient with slipped disk from workteam No. 3 of the Unsan County Town Farm in South Phyongan Province.

By introducing the fumigation, the medical workers of the department restored dozens of patients who suffered from such incurable diseases as skin, external, internal, gynecological, otolaryngological, craniosclerosis and dental disorders, as well as those with aseptic necrosis, lumbosacral radiculitis and paraplegia.

“It is hard for a paraplegic to describe his feelings with a few words when he can walk again. The fumigation helped me regain my life,” said Kim Ui Jin, a 29-year-old living in neighbourhood unit No. 78 of Unsan County town in North Phyongan Province whose underbody had completely been paralysed due to the depressor fracture of cross thoracic vertebra.

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