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Comparison of the Effects between Sweet Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture and Scolopendrid Pharmacopuncture on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial)

수근관증후군에 대한 Sweet봉약침과 오공약침의 효과 비교

  • Ku, Ji-Young (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Lee, Kyoung-Hee (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Cho, Sung-Woo (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Chan (Department of Neurology, Dong-Eui Hospital) ;
  • Youn, Hyoun-Min (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Jang, Kyung-Jeon (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Song, Choon-Ho (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Ahn, Chang-Beohm (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Kim, Cheol-Hong (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibution College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Eui University)
  • 구지영 (동의대학교 한의과대학 침구경혈학교실) ;
  • 이경희 (동의대학교 한의과대학 침구경혈학교실) ;
  • 조성우 (동의대학교 한의과대학 한방재할의학교실) ;
  • 이상찬 (동의병원 신경과) ;
  • 윤현민 (동의대학교 한의과대학 침구경혈학교실) ;
  • 장경전 (동의대학교 한의과대학 침구경혈학교실) ;
  • 송춘호 (동의대학교 한의과대학 침구경혈학교실) ;
  • 안창범 (동의대학교 한의과대학 침구경혈학교실) ;
  • 김철홍 (동의대학교 한의과대학 침구경혈학교실)
  • Received : 2010.11.12
  • Accepted : 2010.12.02
  • Published : 2010.12.30

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of Sweet Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture and Scolopendrid Pharmacopuncture on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Methods : From February to September 2010, the number of patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome who volunteered for this clinical study was 16 and 7 out of 16 patients complained both hands. Total 23 cases of hands were randomly divided by 2 groups. We injected Sweet Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture on PC7(Daereung) twice a week for 4weeks for experimental group(n=11), and Scolopendrid Pharmacopuncture with the same methods for control group(n=12). One case was dropped out due to itchiness of allergic response in the experimental group. Improvement of the symptoms was evaluated by Visual Analogue Scale, Pain Rating Scale, Tinel's sign, Phalen's sign and Nerve Conduction Velocity. Nerve Conduction Velocity was checked at baseline and the end of the trial and others were checked at baseline, after 2 and 4 weeks. Results : Both groups showed significant improvement in Visual Analogue Scale, Pain Rating Scale, but no significant difference between two groups. Only the control group showed significant reduction of the 'poitive response' in the Tinel's sign and Phalen's sign. However, no groups improved in Nerve Conduction Velocity. Conclusions : These results showed that Sweet Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture and Scolopendrid Pharmacopuncture could decrease the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Further studies will be required to examine more cases for the long period and use more various concentration and amount pharmacopuncture for the effect on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : KPI(Korea Pharmacopuncture Institute)

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