Korean Hand Therapy / Acupuncture

A Micro - System of Hand Acupuncture. KHT



Korean Hand Therapy is a system for awakening the body to health and wellness through your hands. By stimulating specific points on your hands, you can resolve pain and balance internal organ function. Korean Hand Therapy is a complete microsystem of acupuncture, similar to the concept of reflexology of the foot. It is an easy-to-use self-treatment option for many conditions, especially pain management. Using pressure points on the hand, pain in other areas of the body such as the back, neck, arms, legs and feet, can be reduced. 

 KHT includes the reflexology level of treatment, similar in concept to the reflexology of the foot. The KHT reflex map of the hand was discovered in 1971 by Dr. Tae-Woo Yoo, O.M.D., Ph.D. in Korea and has been clinically and experimentally tested for accuracy.

 KHT also includes the entire acupuncture meridian energy system, but in miniature, on the hands. This addition to the reflex system gives hand therapy many treatment options, as explained below.

 STIMULATING POINTS in KHT is done with point massage, tiny tape-on metal acu-pressure pellets, heat through tiny heat stimulators, miniature acupuncture needles, and an electrical device.

 GREATER HEALING EFFECTIVENESS in the KHT system is possible because the entire acupuncture system found on the whole body is also found in miniature on the hands.

This means that you can add the healing power of acupuncture principles to the basic KHT hand reflexology system.

 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS OF ALL DISCIPLINES can add the power of KHT to their present methods of working with clients.

 KHT is practiced by a diverse group of health care professionals throughout the world. Current practitioners include acupuncturists, medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, massage therapists, and laypersons. Text books are available in English; German; French; Spanish; Japanese; and Russian (soon). Each of the professions finds their unique way to combine KHT within the scope of their practice and style of working.


Laypersons usually confine their study to the beginning levels of KHT This level of knowledge allows them to treat themselves and their family members in order to remedy simpler problems and to maintain good health. Several hundred thousand lay persons in Korea and elsewhere practice self and family treatment.

More complex, chronic problems often requires the assistance of practitioners with advanced KHT knowledge and clinical experience.



Mini Moxibustion being applied to hand points


These rings are also a great, easy way to stimulate the pressure points mentioned above for Korean Hand Therapy