The Comparison of Effectiveness between Near Acupuncture Point Needling and Remote Acupuncture Point Needling on Treating Ankle Sprain of Acute Stage

급성기 족관절 염좌의 근위취혈(近位取穴)과 원위취혈(遠位取穴)의 치료 효과 비교 연구

  • Kim, Dae-Joong (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Choi, Yong-Joon (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Kim, Do-Ho (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Um, Jae-Yeon (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Song, Gye-Hwa (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Kwang-Dong Oriental Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Jin-Seok (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Kwang-Dong Oriental Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Cho, Nam-Geun (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University)
  • 김대중 (원광대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 최용준 (원광대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 김도호 (원광대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 엄재연 (원광대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 송계화 (광동한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 이진석 (광동한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 조남근 (원광대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실)
  • Published : 2007.08.20

Abstract

Objective : The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of near acupuncture point needling and remote acupuncture point needling on treating ankle sprain of acute stage. Methods : From March 1st, 2007 to May 30th, 2007, the 50 patients who had visited Iksan oriental medical hospital, Wonkwang university with acute ankle sprain were divided into 2 groups ; one group took near acupunture point needling, and the other group took remote acupunture point needling. Both group had been treated with the same additional rest, ice, compression and elevation(RICE) therapy. To evaluating the efficiency of each treatment, Visual Analog Scale(VAS) and Ankle-Hindfoot Scale(AHS) were applied before 1st treatment and after 3rd treatment. Results : As a result of evaluation by using AHS, the score change comparison between the two groups had no significance after the treatment. As a result of evaluation by using VAS, treatment score of remote acupucture point needling was marked lower than score of near acupucture point needling. Conclusion : Remote acupucture point needling is more effective than near acupucture point needling in controlling the pain of acute ankle sprain.