Chuna Manual Therapy Alone for Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Systematic Review

추나 단독 치료의 경추성 현훈에 대한 효과: 체계적 문헌 고찰

  • Shin, Seon-Ho (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonsuk University) ;
  • Min, Kyung-Jin (Na-Num Long-Term Care Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Eui-Byeol (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonsuk University) ;
  • Ha, Won-Bae (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Ko, Youn-Seok (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonsuk University)
  • 신선호 (우석대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 민경진 (나눔요양병원) ;
  • 김의별 (우석대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 하원배 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학교실) ;
  • 고연석 (우석대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2018.12.11
  • Accepted : 2019.01.02
  • Published : 2019.01.31


Objectives The purpose of this study is to provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy (CMT) alone for cervicogenic dizziness. Methods We conducted a search up to October 2018 in 7 electronic databases. The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that performed CMT for cervicogenic dizziness were included. The risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool. Results Ten RCTs met the inclusion criteria. The meta-analysis of 4 RCTs showed favorable results for the use of CMT alone compared to medication. Conclusions In 10 RCTs, we found that CMT was effective in cervicogenic dizziness. However, most of the included RCTs were unclear risk of bias. Therefore, well designed RCTs would be needed to obtain the stronger evidence level of CMT for cervicogenic dizziness.


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