An Effect of Infrared Therapy on Acupoints ; Randomized Controlled Trials Review

경피적외선요법의 경혈(經穴) 조사(照射) 치료법에 대한 고찰

  • Hwang, Eui-Hyoung (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pu-San National University) ;
  • Shin, Byung-Cheul (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pu-San National University) ;
  • Shin, Mi-Suk (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pu-San National University) ;
  • Cho, Hyun-Woo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pu-San National University) ;
  • Jung, Yeo-Leum (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Pu-San National University Korean Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Sul, Jae-Uk (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pu-San National University)
  • 황의형 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 한방재활의학교실) ;
  • 신병철 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 한방재활의학교실) ;
  • 신미숙 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 한방재활의학교실) ;
  • 조현우 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 한방재활의학교실) ;
  • 정여름 (부산대학교 한방병원) ;
  • 설재욱 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 한방재활의학교실)
  • Received : 2011.03.15
  • Accepted : 2011.04.10
  • Published : 2011.04.30

Abstract

Objectives : The aim of this study is to establish evidence-based guideline on infrared therapy on acupoints. Methods : We investigated all the articles in websites including Pubmed, China national knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI) and medical journals authorized by national research foundation of Korea. The key words are acupoints and infrared. For the first time, we withdrew some papers no relationship to key words by reading titles and abstracts. In the second, we only selected randomized clinical trials(RCT) published from 2000 to 2010. Results : Out of 62 papers, only 2 RCT were analyzed. One (RCT 1) was about depression patients with insomnia(jadad score: 1). The other(RCT 2) was about urimic pruritus patients(jadad score: 5). In RCT 1, experimental group was significantly better than control group. In RCT 2, there was not statistical signification between two groups. Conclusions : In reality, there were not many papers on infrared therapy applications. Further study just like RCTs may be needed to establish evidenced-based guideline on infrared.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부산대학교

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