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History and Summary of Chuna Manual Medicine

According to traditional Korean medicine principles, humans are an integrated part of nature and down-scaled version of the universe and natural phenomena. The body is also viewed as a unified whole represented as a combination of body, mind, and spirit.

Chuna Manual Medicine (CMM) aims to eliminate physical limitations and dysfunctional restrictions that are a threat or hinderance to health, structure and healthy functioning, recover physiological function in the spine and nerve system, control and maintain dynamic balance, and treat physical dysfunction to activate and support the body's innate capacity for self-healing, self-regulation, and health maintenance from a holistic standpoint,

CMM is deeply rooted in traditional Korean medicine theory and anatomy, and is a sub-specialty that seamlessly brings together aspects of physiology, biodynamics of spine and joint motion, and basic theory of movement dynamics. CMM is oft referred to as a science and art form of manual palpation and treatment practice provided by Korean medicine doctors.

Chuna Manipulative Treatment (CMT) is based on the basic sciences of biodynamics, movement dynamics, and functional anatomy, and is used as a collective term for manipulative treatment addressing neural/muscular/skeletal, craniosacral, and visceral system dysfunctions,and covers the following range of techniques: 1. Chuna joint mobilization therapy, 2. Chuna joint distraction therapy, 3. Chuna fascia (soft tissue) therapy, 4. Chuna joint manipulation therapy, 5. Chuna visceral manipulation, 6. Chuna craniosacral therapy and 7. Chuna joint reduction therapy.

CMT is expected to be included in Korean national health insurance from 2018, bringing it one step closer to patients requiring alternative and/or integrative manipulation treatment.