Acupuncture treats burn injuries.

burn injury

Burn injuries respond well to acupuncture treatment. Most people are not aware that Korean acupuncture can successfully treat burn injuries. Patients experience less discomfort after acupuncture treatments, and the burned area has fewer scars overall.

Burn injuries can happen in any situation. Burns can occur while cooking, playing, around a campfire, and doing other activities.

According to American Burn Association, about 1 million burn injuries in the US need medical attention every year. About 50,000 require hospitalization; 20,000 suffer severe burns affecting at least 25% of their whole body surface; and 4,500 pass away.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), up to 10,000 Americans yearly in the United States pass away from burn-related diseases.

Acupuncture burn injury treatments

Dr. Gudang, who passed away in Korea at the age of more than 100, created the burn treatment therapy. While practicing, he successfully treated numerous severe burn victims in Korea using acupuncture.

burn treatments

Our acupuncture burn treatments have the following three advantages:

  • prompt pain relief
  • prevention of scars, deformation, and inflammation
  • rapid recovery


According to the CDC, burn depth is assessed in degrees as follows:

First-Degree Burns

First-degree burns involve the top layer of skin. Sunburn is a first-degree burn. It becomes red and painful to touch. The skin will show mild swelling.

Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns involve the first two layers of skin. The skin becomes deeply reddened. It causes discomfort, blisters, a glossy look from seeping fluid, and possibly skin loss.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns penetrate the thickness of the skin, damaging tissues irreversibly. It causes skin layer loss and is usually painless. The skin is leathery and dry. The skin may seem burnt or have white, brown, or black spots.

Kihyon Sohn Acupuncture

Dr. Kihyon Sohn trained at the late Dr. Gudang’s Authentic Acupuncture Moxibustion School before moving to the United States.

He sees patients from Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Vancouver, and other nearby cities. He offers high-quality Korean acupuncture treatments for various ailments and health conditions in Beaverton, Oregon.