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Review on the Treatment Methods of Korean Medicine for Menopausal Women`s Depression in Foreign Clinical Research
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Review on the Treatment Methods of Korean Medicine for Menopausal Women`s Depression in Foreign Clinical Research
Kim, Deok-Ho; Kim, Dong-Il;
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 Abstract
Objectives : This study were invesitigated papers published in international journals to assess the effect of Korean Medicine treatments for menopausal depression. Through this review, we aimed to research more effective ways of menopausal depression treatment. Methods : The database of this review was created through searching PubMed from Jan, 2005 to Feb, 2015 : using terms of ‘menopausal depression’ and ‘post menopausal depression’ with ‘acupuncture’, ‘alternative medicine’, ‘CAM’ and ‘herbal medicine’. Results : 119 studies were analyzed but some of them were excluded due to lack of relevance or noncomformity of subjects. Finally, 16 studies were included in this review. Conclusions : In 16 studies, the acupuncture and herb decoction had significant interventions to improve menopausal depression. Therefore Acupuncture and herbal medicine may be effective treatment method of menopausal depression.
 Keywords
menopausal depression;postmenopausal depression;acupuncture;herb medicine;alternative medicine;CAM;
 Language
Korean
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