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Three Cases of Menopausal Hot Flush and Sweating Treated by Ascending Kidney Water and Descending Heart Fire (AKDH) Pharmacopuncture Treatment
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Three Cases of Menopausal Hot Flush and Sweating Treated by Ascending Kidney Water and Descending Heart Fire (AKDH) Pharmacopuncture Treatment
Jo, Na-Young; Roh, Jeong-Du;
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 Abstract
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical effects of ascending kidney water and descending heart fire pharmacopuncture treatment for hot flush and sweating. Methods : Ascending kidney water and descending heart fire pharmacopuncture is achieved by injecting pharmacopuncture on a specific acupoint to change from the state of water-fire disharmony to harmonious state. Hwangryunhaedok-tang (黃連解毒湯) pharmacopuncture is injected on both side Gyeonjeong (GB 21 ), Pungji (GB 20 ). Total 0.4 cc was injected by 0.1 cc each point. BUM (Bear’s gall bladder, ox bezoar and musk) pharmacopuncture is injected on both side Jeonjung (CV 17 ), Jungwan (CV 12 ), Gihae (CV 6 ). Total 0.15 cc was injected by 0.05 cc each point. Treatment was done daily. The method of evaluation are Hot Flush Score (HFS), VAS and sweating areas. Results : In case 1, after treatment hot flush score was reduced from 24 to 4 points. VAS scale was reduced from 7 to 2. It took about two weeks for the symptoms to decrease by half. Associated symptoms almost did not stay at discharge. In case 2, after treatment hot flush score was reduced from 28 to 2 points. VAS scale was reduced from 10 to 3. And emotional symptoms were reduced about 70%. In case 3, after treatment hot flush score was reduced from 8 to 1 points. VAS scale was reduced from 6 to 1. And headache and chest discomfort symptoms have disappeared. Conclusions : Ascending kidney water and descending heart fire pharmacopuncture treatment is effective for improve ascending kidney water and descending heart fire energy. Therefore, it will be used to alleviate hot flush and sweating.
 Keywords
Ascending kidney water and descending heart fire pharmacopuncture treatment;Menopause symptoms;Hot flush;Sweating;VAS;
 Language
English
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