I have discovered a great oriental medicine doctor located in Danggam Dong which is north-west of Seomyeon. You can get to Danggam by taking the 17 bus from the Lotte in Seomyeon [catch the bus across the road from the Lotte]. When the bus makes a right hand turn off the main road and you are going down a two lane street with shops on either side keep your eyes open for an intersection with a light where there’s a pizza hut on the left hand side. Get off at the next stop and walk back to that intersection. Cross the street so you are diagonally across from the corner that the pizza hut is on. Walk down the sidewalk you are now on - you should be walking away from the intersection. Keep your eyes open for McDonalds and a store called Basic House - both on the OTHER side of the road. About 2 blocks away from the intersection you should see a long sign that has an orange outline of a plus sign [+] with a dramatic face mask on it [look up b/c it’s up on the second floor]. Go up the stairs and you will be at Jungdaun Oriental Medicine Clinic. The phone number is 051 896 2100 and email is [email protected] The receptionists are very friendly but don’t speak any English.
The doctor uses acupuncture, herbs and cupping. The hours are 9-7 Mon to Fri and 10 to 5 on Saturdays. It costs 5,100 won/treatment [if you have a health card] and you don’t have to make appointments ahead of time. My first appointment cost me 7,000 won I think.
The doctor speaks fairly good English and is really caring. He’s the second one I’ve gone to and I left the first one b/c there was minimal communication and the first doctor didn’t seem to care that much about me. This doctor has put a lot of effort and time into understanding my medical history and wants to help me get better.ue