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Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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A Clinical Study on the Effects of the Aromatherapy for Hypertension
Jang, Hyun-Ho ; Min, Sang-Jun ; Yang, Hee-Suk ; Lyu, Yeoung-Su ; Lee, Geon-Mok ; Kang, Hyung-Won ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 3~18
Hypertension excessively affects national health is the basic disease that causes death and disablement after the middle-aged. Therefore, The detection and control of hypertension is essential to health care. In general, It is known that the systolic blood pressure should be below 140mmHg, the diastolic blood pressure should be below 90mmHg. Presently, the treatment of hypertension is mostly taking anti-hypertension drug, diet and stability. but Taking anti-hypertension drug has such side effects as depression. and that, We were making a study of various treatments of hypertension. In a course of hypertension study, We applied aromatherapy to the control of hypertension. Aromatherapy is the practice of using of volate plant oils including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Essential oils are drawn into the body by the sense smell not only does the aroma of the true plant stimulate the brain to the trigger a positive effect, but supply physical benefits also. In Europe and North America, The study and development of aromatherapy is lively in progress. In the control of hypertension, We applied Lavender, Majoram, Ylang-Ylang to forty-two hypertensive patients. After aromatherapy for controlling hypertension. We measured the changes of the systolic blood pressure & the diastolic blood pressure of patients by time. As the result of above study, We identified the significance of blood pressure down by aromatherapy.
Assessment of Autonomic Function in Functional Headache by Heart Rate Variability
Kim, Kyung-Ok ; Song, Ji-Hyung ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ; Shim, Sang-Min ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 19~37
Objectives : This study sought to define autonomic functional difference on heart rate variability between headache patients and normal subjects Methods : We determined, heart rate variability of 52 headache patients and 30 normal subjects by means of three time domain measures: Mean PR(mean pulse rate), SDNN(standard deviation of all normal R-R intervals), RMSSD(the square root of the mean of sum of the squares of differences between adjacent normal R-R intervals), and five frequency domain measures: TP(total power), VLF(very low frequency), LF(low frequency), HF(high frequency). Results : 1) RMSSD, TP, HF, HF Norm of HRV decreased with aging and LF Norm, LF/HF increased with aging in headache patients. 2) There was no significant differences between migraine and tention headache in any standard index of HRV, whereas, HRV of total headache patients were smaller than those of normal subjects. 3) In the gender comparison, SDNN, RMSSD, HF of tention headache patients were the smallest and then migraine patients, normal subjects in order with man, whereas, LF Norm, LF/HF of normal subjects were the smallest with man. RMSSD of migraine patients were the smallest and then tention headache patients, normal subjects in order with women. 4) In the term of history of headache patients, SDNN, RMSSD were getting lower as long term. 5) There was no significant differences of HRV in physical symptom of headache patients. Conclusions : All of these results show that standard index of HRV of headache patients were significantly different with normal subjects.
Effects of Baekgumhwan administration on immune-function in ICR mice stressed by electric footshock
Joo, Seung-Gyun ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ; Shim, Sang-Min ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 39~52
The present experiments were designed to study the influence of Baekgumhwan on immune function of ICR mice under stress condition. Baekgumhwan was orally administered to the mice for 15days. on the 11th day the mice subjected to electric footshock for 5days(2 session a day, 11 footshocks a 31 min-session). B/T cell populations in splenocytes were studied by FACS analysis and cytokines(
rand IL-10) production of the mouse splenocytes treated with PHA were studied by sandwich ELISA assay on the 15th day. The results were as follows. 1. After electric footshock, mice became sluggish and crowded to one side of the cage. Increased B/T cell populations in splenocytes were observed. These results confirm that electric footshock caused stress inducing immunological and behavioral changes in ICR mice. 2. Baekgumhwan administration without stress increase B cell populations in splenocytes, but T cell populations and cytokines(
and IL-10) production of the mouse splenocytes treated with PHA maintain as similar levels as in the normal group. 3. Baekgumhwan administration with stress significantly antagonized the effect of electric footshock on behavior, increased B cell populations in splenocytes, so maintain as similar levels as in the normal group. cytokines(
rand IL-10) production of the mouse splenocytes treated with PHA maintain as similar levels as in the normal group and T cell populations in splenocytes were increased as stress control.
Effects of KakamGoBonHwan (KGBH) on Inhibition of Impairment of Learning and Memory, and Acetylcholinesterase in Amnesia mice
Jung, In-Cheol ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ; Ha, Su-Young ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 53~77
Alzheimer's disease(AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which is pathologically characterized by neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles associated with the acetylcholinesterase, apolipoprotein E and butylcholinesterase, and by mutations in the presenilin genes PS1 and PS2, and amyloid precursor proteins (APPs) overexpression. The present research is to examine the inhibitory effect of KGBH on PS1, PS2 and APPs overexpression detected by Western blotting. To verify the Effects of KGBH on cognitive deficits further, we tested it on the scopolamine(1mg/kg)-induced amnesia model of the mice using the Morris water maze tests, and there were ameliorative effects on memory impairment as a protection against scopolamine. KGBH only partially blocked the increase in blood serum level of acetylcholinesterase and Uric acid induced by scopolamine, where as blood glucose level was shown to attenuate the amnesia induced by scopolamine and inreased extracellular serum level. In conclusion, studies of KGBH that has been known as anti-choline and inhibitory ablilities of APPs overexpression, could also be used further as a important research data for a preventive and promising symptomatic treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
The Effects of Crataegus prinnatiflora BGE. var. major N.E. BR(CPVM) Extract on the the Alzheimer's Disease Model Induced by CT105
Jung, In-Chul ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ; Chae, Jong-Gul ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 79~115
This research investigates the effect of the Crataegus pinnatifida BGE. var. major N.E. BR(CPVM) on Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, the effects of the DYHT extract on (1)
, IL-6, amyloid precursor proteins(APP), acetylcholinesterase(AChE), and glial fibrillary acidic protein(GFAP) mRNA of PC-12 cells treated with CTI05; (2) the AChE activity and the APP production of PC-12 cell treated with CT105; (3) the behavior; and (4) expression of
, reactive oxygen species(ROS), nitrite oxide(NO); and (5) the infarction area of the hippocampus, and brain tissue injury in Alzheimer's diseased mice induced with CT105 were investigated. The results are as follow. 1. The CPVM extract suppressed the expression of
, IL-6, APP, AChE, and GFAP mRNA in PC-12 cells treated with CT105. 2. The CPVM extract suppressed the AChE activity and the production of APP significantly in PC-12 cells treated with CT105. 3. The CPVM extract group showed a significant inhibitory effect on the memory deficit for the mice with Alzheimer's disease induced by CT105 in the Morris water maze experiment. 4. The CPVM extract suppressed the over-expression of
, ROS and NO in the mice with Alzheimer's disease induced by CT105. 5. The CPVM extract reduced the infarction area of hippocampus, and controlled the injury of brain tissue in the mice with Alzheimer's disease induced by CT105. These results suggest that the CPVM extract may be effective for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Clinical study on a case of a patient with memory disorders caused by traffic accident
Lee, Seung-Gi ; Choi, Woo-Jin ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 117~125
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical application of oriental medical therapy to a patient with memory disorders and quadriparesis caused by traffic accident. Methods: This study was carried out on a patient who was admitted to the Sangji oriental medical hospital, from January 21st in 2002 to May 2nd in 2002. We used 4 kinds of diagnosis(watching, asking, hearing, and toughing) and treated the patient with herbal medication and acupuncture therapy. Then we estimated the effect of memory disorders through MMSE-K(Mini mental State Examination-Korea) and K-DRS(Korean-Dementia Rating Scale). The numerical effect demonstrated ability of movement through range of motion. Results: Following the treatment the patient's mental state and the ability of movement improved. Conclusions: The present results suggest that oriental medical therapy has the positive effects on a patient with memory disorders and quadriparesis which were caused by traffic accident.
A Clinical Report about Hiccup and Eructation from Emotional Stress
Kim, Kyong-Soo ; Lee, Dong-Won ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 127~132
This case show that emotional stress and wekness of gastrointestinal function occur a chronic hiccup and eructation(during 3 months), oriental medical therapy can cure completely this symptom. Seven emotional stress(anger, delight, sadness, thinking, worry, fear, horror) occur various pathologic changes. Hiccup is caused by CNS, psychologic, thoracic, abdominal factor etc. In oriental medicine, GI trouble regarded as a very importent factor that occur hiccup and eructation. Besides, emotional stress is a very important factor as well. This patient have an introvert personality ordinary times. One day, she had a miscarriage by hers husband's assault. After that time, she suffered from very serious GI trouble(dyspepsia, epigastric pain, anorexia). And then hiccup, eructation, weight loss(10kg/3months) is occured. This patient diagnosed only gastritis. This symptom did not stop during 3 months, regardless of western medical therapy(some western drugs medication, fluid supply etc). After oriental medical therapy(herb medicine;Yukunjatang, acupuncture;CV12, CV6, S36, CV17, H7, SP6, P6, moxibustion;VI2, CV6, S36, negative therapy;back area and traditional oriental medical psychotherapy;ventilation, support, desensitization and family interview) put in operation during 15 days, patient completely recover from hiccup, eructation and anxiety disorders.
A case of agoraphobia patient with oriental medical psychotherapy
Kim, Gwang-Ho ; Chung, Sun-Yong ; Kim, Jong-Woo ; Whang, Wei-Wan ; Cho, Seung-Hun ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 13, issue 1, 2002, Pages 133~141
This is a case report about agoraphobia patient treated with oriental medical psychotherapy. We treated with Kyungja-pyungji(Stabilization of anxiety) treatment, Ii- Jeung-Byun-Qi(movement of emotion and degeneration of Qi) treatment, Giungoroen-Focusing(wise saying and lofty opinion) method for 8 weeks. She could not go out herself without her mother for the first teatment time, but she improved step and she could go by herself to the public place at the last time. We found out that the application of systemic oriental medical psychotherapy is effective for the agoraphobia disorder. Therefore, we presented application of oriental medical psychotherapy with bibliological research.