Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder by Oriental Medical Treatments : 4 Cases Report

한방치료로 호전된 견관절의 석회화 건염 4례 보고

  • Yeom, Seung-Ryong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Song, Jeong-Hoon (Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Won-Kwang University)
  • 염승룡 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 송정훈 (원광대학교 의과대학 성형외과학교실)
  • Received : 2009.12.04
  • Accepted : 2010.01.07
  • Published : 2010.01.31

Abstract

This study was performed to report the effect of oriental medical treatments on the 4 patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. The 4 patients were treated by cupping, acupuncture, pharmacopuncture on tender points of the greater tuberosity of humerus. The state of patients was measured by visual analog scale(VAS) and shoulder range of motion(ROM). After mean 3.25 times of treatments, the significant recovery of shoulder ROM was measured and the significant pain relief was seen as the average of VAS changed from 8.5 to 1. These results suggest that oriental medical treatments including cupping, acupuncture, pharmacopuncture are effective to improve the calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. However more rigorous study should be followed.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 원광대학교

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