The Clinical Study on 1 Case of Arteriosclerosis Obliterans Treated with Oriental Medicine

한의학적 치료로 호전된 하지부 폐색성동맥경화증 환자 치험 1례

  • Ahn, Jae-Min (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dea-Jeon University) ;
  • Yoon, Il-Ji (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dea-Jeon University)
  • 안재민 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과 교실) ;
  • 윤일지 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과 교실)
  • Received : 2011.09.10
  • Accepted : 2011.10.10
  • Published : 2011.10.30

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical application of blood-letting therapy and oriental medicine with arteriosclerosis obliterans. Methods: The patient in this case had been already treated by anticoagulation, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and thrombolysis. But these methods didn't work on patient and condition had gone bad. Finally the patient's left limb was about to be amputated. Patient did not wall to cut off her lower limb, so she visited us to find a way for treating and preserving her lower limb. A drastic treatment was necessary in this situation. We treated the patient with Korean traditional treatment. Specially excessive blood-letting therapy and oriental medicine helped the patient to decrease the pain, numbness and frigidity. Results: After treatment the chief complaint and accompanying symptoms were subsided and improved. And personal and social performance scale was increased. Conclusions: According to this study, Korean traditional treatment such as blood-letting therapy, and oriental medication is effective for the cure of arteriosclerosis obliterans. During this period, foot necrosis was delayed and amputation is not needed any more.

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