Trend of Clinical Trials for Intradermal Acupuncture Treatment on Dry Eye Syndrome

건성안 증후군의 피내침 치료에 대한 임상연구 동향

  • Song, Ji-Hoon (Department of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology & Dermatology, College of Korean medicine, Dongshin University) ;
  • Park, Soo-Yeon (Department of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology & Dermatology, College of Korean medicine, Dongshin University)
  • 송지훈 (동신대학교 한의과대학 한방안이비인후피부과학교실) ;
  • 박수연 (동신대학교 한의과대학 한방안이비인후피부과학교실)
  • Received : 2020.04.11
  • Accepted : 2020.05.05
  • Published : 2020.05.25


Objectives : The aim of this study is to review the trend of clinical trials conducted with the intradermal acupuncture treatment on dry eye syndrome. Methods : Through 4 foreign online databases(PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and CNKI) and 3 domestic online databases(NDSL, RISS, and OASIS), we searched for clinical studies performed acupuncture treatment for dry eye syndrome from 2000 to 2020. Only randomized controlled trials(RCT) were selected and analyzed with the research method. Results : A total of 4 studies were reviewed. Cuanzu(攢竹, BL2), Taiyang(太陽, EX-HN5), and Sibai(四白, ST2) were the most frequently used acupoints in the studies. Among the evaluation indexes, Schirmer I test(SIT), tear film break-up time(BUT) were the most frequently used outcomes. In the most of the 4 studies, intradermal acupuncture treatment showed significant therapeutic effects for dry eye syndrome. Conclusions : These results suggest that it is necessary to develop more detailed standards for intradermal acupuncture treatment method as the method of intradermal acupuncture is getting more diverse, and objective tools are needed to evaluating dry eye syndrome.


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