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The third AJA 2021 event was co-hosted by Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) and was a one-day live virtual event hosted on  November 21st, 2021, 9 AM – 6 PM Korea standard time.


The AJA 2021 theme was


“Enhancing Self-Healing Power through Healthcare.”


Within the context of evolving science and improving self-healing mechanisms for disease prevention and treatment.



Session 1

Clinical session on improving self-healing mechanisms through conventional and integrative medicine approaches in musculoskeletal disorders, pain, cancer, and older adults.


Session 2

Academic sessions exploring the latest research in acupuncture including new and evolving acupuncture treatments using modified needles and ultrasonography, and related policy changes.

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Dr. Joon Shik Shin

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Founder and Chairman, Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine

President, Korean Medicine Hospitals' Association (KOMHA)

Honorary President, Korean Society of Chuna Manual Medicine for Spine & Nerves (KSCMM)

Keynote Presentation:

Enhancing Self-Healing Mechanisms through Integrative Medicine Practices in the Treatment of Pain

Dr. Rance McClain

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Dean, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM)

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE)

Keynote Presentaion:

Comparison of Chapman’s reflex points in Osteopathic Medicine and acupuncture points

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Dr. Janice A. Knebl

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Interim Chair and Professor

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Optimal Aging: an Integrative Care Approach

Dr. Woo Sung Choi

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Medical Director,

Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine Cheong-Ju

A case series of difficult cases of disc herniation:

Exploring self-healing mechanisms in spontaneous disc resorption with Integrative Medicine: A case series

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Dr. Gautam J. Desai

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Department of Family & Community Medicine

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

An Osteopathic approach to pain management

Dr. Mel Hopper          Koppelman
DAc, MSc, MSc-Bio

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Executive Director, Evidence-Based Acupuncture

Clinical Director, Harbor Integrative Health

Communicating with confidence: How to overcome common objections to acupuncture using scientific evidence

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Dr. Peter Wayne

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Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Bernard Osher Associate Professor of Medicine,  Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at HMS

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Healthy Mind-Body Aging

Dr. Do Young Choi

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Chairman, Society of Korean Medicine

Integrative Medicine treatment for enhancement  of self-healing and immunity in cancer patients

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Dr. Bong Hyo Lee

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Associate Professor, Department of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Acupoint

College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Hanny University, South Korea

The future of acupuncture- new and evolving technology of acupuncture:

The latest research on surface-modified nanoporous acupuncture needles

Dr. Sanghun Lee

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Principal Researcher, Korean Institute of Korean Medicine

The future of acupuncture- new and evolving technology of acupuncture:

From 2D acupuncture to 3D acupuncture: The application of ultrasonography technology with acupuncture treatment

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