BAEK, Yong-Hyeon

Position : Associate Professor / Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Education :

  • Kyung Hee University, Oriental Medical College(B.S.)
  • Kyung Hee University, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine(M.S.)
  • Khyng Hee University, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine(Ph. D.)

Experience :

  • Residency training in Kyung Hee Oriental Medical Hospital
  • Research & Clinical fellowship in East-West Collaborative Center
  • Honorary member of committee in East-West Medical Institute
  • Head of Quality Insurance(QI) department

Specialty : 

  • Arthritis & Rheumatic disease (Frozen shoulder, Knee Osteoarthritis, etc)
  • Facial Palsy (including Facial Pain, Facial Spasm)
  • Sequela of incurable peripheral nerve & vascular disorder (post op.)

Research papers/ Book chapters:

Book chapter

1. The Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine (2012)

  (Chapter 1. Muscular Skeletal Disease – verse 2. shoulder disease, verse 4~5. spinal disease, verse 7. knee disease)

  (Chapter 2. Neuromuscular Disease – verse 3. facial palsy, facial pain, facial spasm)

2. Clinical Practice Guideline of the Acupunture and Moxibustion Medicine (2014)

  (Chapter 4. Clinical Performance Examination – verse 1. muscular skeletal diseases CPX, verse 2. neuromuscular diseases CPX)


1.  Analgesic effect of electroacupuncture on inflammatory pain in collagen-induced arthritis rats: mediation by alpha2- and beta-adrenoceptors (Rheumatolgy International, 2013)

2. The analgesic effect of electroacupuncture on inflammatory pain in the rat model of collagenase-induced arthritis: mediation by opioidergic receptors (Rheumatology International, 2013)

3. The natural flavonoid galangin inhibits osteoclastic bone destruction and osteoclastogenesis by suppressing NF-κB in collagen-induced arthritis and bone marrow-derived macrophages (European Journal of Pharmacology, 2013)

4. Clinical effectiveness of bee venom acupuncture and physiotherapy in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis: a randomized controlled trial

(Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 2013)

5. An open-label study of effects of acupuncture on chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial(Trials, 2013)

6. Cartilage protective and chondrogenic capacity of WIN-34B, a new herbal agent, in the collagenase-induced osteoarthritis rabbit model and in progenitor cells from subchondral bone (Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013)

7. Standardized butanol fraction of WIN-34B suppresses cartilage destruction via inhibited production of matrix metalloproteinase and inflammatory mediator in osteoarthritis human cartilage explants culture and chondrocytes

(BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013)

8. Bee venom acupuncture, NSAIDs or combined treatment for chronic neck pain: study protocol for a randomized, assessor-blind trial (Trials, 2014)