So much of Korean medicine is based around natural herbs and acupuncture. Natural herbs are often mixed into potions and pills for consumption. Although we may not understand the scientific mechanisms of actions behind most of these herbs, they seem to work for certain health ailments. Others may be harmful, but we may not ever know because there are no established drug safety or drug monitoring policies or procedures established to measure and track these herbal remedies.
Acupuncture is a common way to treat pain, headaches, addictions, allergies, and a variety of other health ailments. Medical scientists may not completely understand how acupuncture works, but it seems to be highly effective for certain conditions. Hence, many people in the medical community accept that fact that although we don’t fully understand how acupuncture works, we can see its benefits associated with specific conditions.
Perhaps someday we’ll understand how these herbs work.
Perhaps someday we’ll have a scientific explanation that explains acupuncture.
Perhaps someday a drug monitoring policy will be enforced to track adverse events associated with the use of herbs.