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2023, Vol.13, No.10

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    How can we feel the compassion effect like the Mother Teresa effect?

    Kyung-Ja Ko , Cho Hyunyong | 2023, 13(10) | pp.1~4 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this study is to suggest that compassion is used as a mechanism to improve immunity by activating people's parasympathetic nerves. Compassion is pity and heartbreak for the misfortune of others. The instinctive emotion of compassion is the basis for humans to achieve and develop society. This is also linked to the laws of nature and the factors of evolution that Kropotkin, famous for his "mutual assistance (mutualism)" that all things help each other. Compassion is an individual's instinctive emotion and at the same time a driving force for forming and developing society. If the Hopeful World (希望世上) performs Korean traditional music healing at a nursing home, first, it will have a positive healing effect on the elderly in the nursing home, who are the audience. Second, positive healing effects can also be expected from performers. The stronger the compassion, the greater the healing effect. Third, people who watch the performance also enjoy the healing effect. This seems to have brought about a synergistic effect by combining the feelings felt while looking at the excellent behavior felt by seeing the poor person. It seems that this effect can be named the compassion effect that developed the Mother Teresa effect. The Mother Teresa effect refers to a significant improvement in the body's immune function just by volunteering or seeing good things. By expanding this Mother Teresa effect, it can be inferred that a pitying heart, helping behavior, and being with good behavior will all help improve the human immune system. This can also be called the compassion effect. Therefore, we think having compassion activates the parasympathetic nerves, improving your mood, and increasing your immunity.
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    Korean Language Learning among Students in Myanmar during Civil Disobedience: A Preliminary Study on its Current Status and Potential Healing Effects

    Bong-woon Song | 2023, 13(10) | pp.1~5 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objective: A report investigating the positive effects of Korean language learning on the psychological healing of local students studying Korean during the period of disobedience in Myanmar. Methods: 37 students studying Korean at local foreign language universities in Myanmar and unable to attend school anymore due to their opposition to the military regime are experiencing psychological symptoms of distress and anger. Results: In this survey, Most Myanmar students responded that they receive psychological healing through self-study of the Korean language. Conclusion: It can be inferred that Korean language learning has psychological healing effects.
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    A Study on the Use of Animal Symbols for Healing of the Korean Traditional Medicine - Focusing on “Donguibogam(東醫寶鑑)”

    Kim Nang Ye | 2023, 13(10) | pp.1~5 | number of Cited : 0
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    Animal symbols exert a profound influence on humans. This can be likened to homeopathic magic, with its source tied to the symbol. It has been believed that consuming an animal or crafting items from its parts would imbue humans with the creature’s powers, thereby enhancing its symbolic significance over time. An animal can have various symbolic meanings, and among them, those related to healing have been adopted as folk remedies. Therefore, in this study, we would like to examine an example in which animals were used in folk therapy as a symbol of healing in traditional Korean medicine through “Donguibogam(東醫寶鑑)”. In this context, ‘healing’ not only pertains to direct cures but also encompasses the use of amulets to fend off afflictions and bolster one’s immunity. By looking at animals that have traditionally been used in folk remedies, it is possible to reaffirm the role of animals as healing symbols and to find ways to effectively use animal symbols to enhance the healing effect in the future by recognizing their value.
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    A study of Korean language education and healing among middle-aged and older learners

    Im, Gun-su , Cho Hyunyong | 2023, 13(10) | pp.1~6 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study aims to explore the potential of Korean language learning as a means of psychological healing and improving the quality of life for Japanese middle-aged and older learners. Results showed that Korean language learning could help alleviate various psychological issues experienced by middle-aged learners and contribute to enhancing their quality of life. Learning a foreign language is not just about acquiring information but also about meeting people who use the language and understanding and experiencing their culture. In particular, for Japanese middle-aged learners, Korean language learning can be advantageous as it can lead to the discovery or development of new hobbies or interests. Results also showed that Korean language learning increased learners' opportunities for interaction with others and enjoyment of learning new cultural customs. These positive outcomes suggest the need for discussion of teaching strategies that focus on psychological healing in foreign language education. Further clinical trials with participants who learn foreign languages for healing purposes may provide more conclusive evidence on the diverse effects of language learning on stress, anxiety, depression, self-development, social connections, and cognitive ability.
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    Effects of Civet Musk and Jincho Civet Musk Dan (Jin) in the health food market

    Junchul Park , Jincho Jeong | 2023, 13(10) | pp.1~4 | number of Cited : 0
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    This paper presents the possibility of entering the global health food market as well as Korean market due to the expected effects such as satisfying the health-oriented desire of modern people and preventing diseases in advance by analyzing the consumers' reactions to Jincho Civet Musk Dan(Jin), which uses Civet Musk, which has recently been in the limelight as a raw material for health foods, as its main ingredient and factors that can affect the demand for health food due to the aging of the population and the spread of well-being culture based on the characteristics and efficacy of each raw material.