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The Study on Effect of Korean Medical Treatment for Patients with Restless Legs Syndrome
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  • Journal title : Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
  • Volume 26, Issue 4,  2015, pp.357-364
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
  • DOI : 10.7231/jon.2015.26.4.357
 Title & Authors
The Study on Effect of Korean Medical Treatment for Patients with Restless Legs Syndrome
Lee, Yu-Jin; Lee, Jae-Eun; Kim, Soo-Jin; Yoo, Jong-Ho;
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Korean medical treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). Methods: We examined the effects of Korean medical treatment for patients with RLS who visited the neuropsychiatric clinic of Korean medicine. We treated the patient with herbal-medication, acupuncture, oriental psychotherapy. IRLS, STAI-X1,X2, BDI-2, BAI, STAXI-S,T were compared before and after 4 and 8 weeks of treatment to determine whether the symptoms and mood of patients were improved. Results: After 4 weeks treatment (n=13), STAI-X1,X2, BDI-2, BAI, STAXI-S scores increased significantly; whereas, IRLS and STAXI-T scores decreased. After 8 weeks treatment (n=8), IRLS, STAI-X1,X2, BDI-2, BAI scores increased significantly; whereas, STAXI-S scores decreased.Conclusions The treatment of RLS with Korean medicine was clinically efficient and resulted in improvement of the symptoms as well as psychological problems.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS);Korean medical treatment;IRLS;STAI;BDI;
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