The Effects of Ohyaksungi-san(Wuyaoshunqi-san) and Electrical Acupuncture on Nerve Regeneration after Crush Injury in Rat Sciatic Nerve

흰쥐 좌골신경 압좌 손상 후 오약순기산 및 전침이 신경손상의 회복에 미치는 영향

  • Yang, Mi-Sung (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • Shin, Mi-Suk (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • An, Hye-Lim (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University)
  • 양미성 (동신대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 신미숙 (동신대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 안혜림 (동신대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2008.09.22
  • Accepted : 2008.10.06
  • Published : 2008.10.31
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Abstract

Objectives : Ohyaksungi-san(Wuyaoshunqi-san) has been used for many years as a treatment for sciatica in oriental medicine. And electrical acupuncture also has been used as a treatment for sciatica in recent study. By the way, it is hard to find the study that apply two treatments in the same time. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of Ohyaksungi-san(Wuyaoshunqi-san) and electrical acupuncture on nerve regeneration after crush injury in rat sciatic nerve in the same time. Methods : This study was designed with 4 subgroups to evaluate the effects of Ohyaksungi-san(Wuyaoshunqi-san) and electrical acupuncture on nerve regeneration. As control groups, group I has not been treated during 3 weeks after crush injury in rat sciatic nerve. Group II has been treated Ohyaksungi-san(Wuyaoshunqi-san), Group III has been treated electrical acupuncture, and Group IV has been treated both during 3 weeks. This study has been estimated sciatic function index and change of GAP-43 immunoreactivity about sciatic nerve regeneration. Results : 1. The test for nerve regeneration had significantly good result of sciatic function index in the experimental groups as compared with control groups(p<.05). Especially, Group IV has the greatest result of sciatic function index. 2. GAP-43, the marker of nerve regeneration, more increased in the experimental groups as compared with control groups. Especially, Group IV has the greatest result of GAP-43. Conclusions : Ohyaksungi-san(Wuyaoshunqi-san) and electrical acupuncture have good effects on nerve regeneration after crush injury in rat sciatic nerve.