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A Review of the Korean Traditional Medicine for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

경추증성 척수증의 한의학적 치료에 대한 국내외 연구 동향

  • Byun, Da-young (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Gi-eon (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Roh, Ji-ae (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Kim, Hyo-jun (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine) ;
  • Huh, Suk-won (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine) ;
  • Han, Si-hoon (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine)
  • 변다영 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 이기언 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 노지애 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 김효준 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 허석원 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 한시훈 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과)
  • Received : 2019.03.16
  • Accepted : 2019.03.29
  • Published : 2019.04.30

Abstract

Objectives This study was performed to research the trends of Korean traditional medicine treatment for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Methods Clinical studies about Korean traditional medicine of CSM were searched in 7 online databases. We extracted the characteristics of selected studies according to author, publication year, country, research design, treatment methods, evaluation tools, and adverse events. Results Nineteen studies were selected in online databases. The included studies consist of 8 uncontrolled trial, 7 case reports, 3 randomized controlled trials and 1 non-randomized controlled trials. In these studies, various Korean traditional medicine treatments were performed, and herbal medicine was the most common. The most commonly used outcomes was effective rate. Conclusions This study showed that Korean traditional medicine could be an effective treatment for CSM. It was suggested that various studies should be conducted to provide objective evidence of the therapeutic effects of Korean traditional medicine treatment for CSM.

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