Effect of Bong Chuna Manual Treatment Combined with Oriental Medical Treatment on Posterior Inferior Ilium Deviation ; 3 Cases Report

봉추나요법과 한방치료를 병행한 후하방장골 변위 교정 3예

  • Oh, Won-Kyo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Siheung Jungang Oriental Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Shin, Byung-Cheul (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University)
  • 오원교 (시흥중앙한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 신병철 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2007.12.17
  • Accepted : 2008.01.16
  • Published : 2008.01.31


Objectives : The purpose of this study was to observe the effect of Bong (a type of stick which is called bong) Chuna manual therapy (CMT) on the correction of posterior inferior (PI) ilium deviation, and evaluate changes of pain intensity and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) for the treatment of low back pain. Methods : We measured leg length inequality (LLI), as an indicator of correction of PI ilium, before and after the Bong CMT twice immediately, and also checked the change of LLI in the course of 10 times of treatment. Ten times of Bong CMT with oriental medical treatment, such as acupuncture and bee venom pharmacopuncture, were performed not only to correct the PI ilium deviation but also to alleviate pain. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Oswetry Low-back Pain Disability Index (ODI) score were scored to evaluate the pain and function of low back. Results : In this study, LLI was decreased in general while we performed correction of PI ilium deviation immediately, also effectively decreased comparing between before and after 10 times of Bong CMT, Bong CMT with oriental medical treatment improved pain and function of low back. Conclusions : These results suggest that Bong CMT may be an effective method for the correction of PI ilium deviation. However more rigorous study should be followed because of small cases report.