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A Study of oriental-western medical research in tension headache
Park, Young-Hoi ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 1~7
Object : The purpose of this study is difference between western medicine and oriental medicine in tension headache. Methods : A literature study on the tension headache was performed. The cause, symptoms, relationship with other diseases, pathology and treatment of oriental and western medicine were investigated. Conclusion : In western medicine, tension headache is mainly caused by emotional stress, tension of head and neck musculatures. Treatments include medication, psychologic care, alteration of habits and biofeedback. Removal of muscle tension is of main interest in western medicine. In oriental medicine, tension headache is classified into internal and external problem. The imbalance of organs of spleen, liver and kidney causes headache. Hyperactivity of liver chi and deficiency of kidney yin are main source of headache. On the treatment, relieve of muscle tension and correction of bad habit are emphasized in western medicine while promotion of harmony among the internal organs is main target in oriental medicine.
A Study on the Oriental - medical Understanding about Inattention, Hyperactivity sympton in ADHD(attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) - Within Don yui bo gam Book -
Park, Jae-Hyun ; Park, Jae-Hyung ; Kim, Jin-Hyung ; Kim, Tae-Heon ; Lyu, Yeoung-Su ; Kang, Hyung-Won ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 9~25
Behavioral characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders among children.child psyachiatry. Inattention, Hyperactivity that is done by hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction is major sypmton in ADHD, But etiology and pathological facor of ADHD is very much or unkown.. We brought to about a Study on the Oriental - medical pathologic Understanding about Inattention, Hyperactivity symptom in ADHD within Don yui bo gam Book are as follows. 1. Oriental medical pathologic concepts about Inattention, Hyperactivity are continuous with process of Yang Qi(陽氣), an unbalance of qi(氣) and shen ming(神明), excess of seven emotions(七情), pathology of Huo(火). 2. Immanent factors in inattention, Hyperactivity are improper diet, overtiredness and seven emotions, are continuous with pathological process of the heart, liver, gall bladder, spleen, stomach, kidneys. 3. In oriental medicine, considered as a child's qi of shao yang, dynamic physiological feature, excess and want of yin and yang, organs and bowels, immanently imbalance in growth rather than a child's mental disorder 4. Inattention, looseness in ADHD-PI type are continuous with forgetfulness, improper overtiredness, shortage of qi, the interior heat syndrome due to yin deficiency within Don yui bo gam Book 5. Hyperactivity, impulsive actions in ADHD-C type are continuous with sudden palpitation, severe palpitation, delirium, fidgeting due to deficiency, fidgetiness, hyperactivity of huo due to yin deficiency, fever, febrile disease with accumulation of blood.
The effects of Jowiseungchungtang versus fluoxetine in the chronic mild stress model of depression in rats
Ryu, Jae-Myun ; Kim, Jong-Woo ; Chi, Sang-Eun ; Kim, Eun-Joo ; Park, Eun-Hye ; Hwang, Ui-Wan ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 27~41
This study was performed to evaluate the effects of Jowiseungchungtang and fluoxetine in the chronic mild stress(CMS) model of depression in rats. Chronic exposure to mild unpredictable stress was found to depress the consumption of sucrose solution in rats for 5 weeks. These CMS-treated rats were stratified into Jowiseungchungtang group, fluoxetine group and vehicle group. And control rats were also stratified into other CMS-treated group. The change of the consumption of sucrose solution was measured, and open field test were performed to investigate the anti-depression effect of Jowiseungchungtang and fluoxetine. The results were as follows : 1. The consumption of sucrose solution was significantly reversed in Jowiseungchungtang-treated group at 7 week, but there was no significant change in other groups. 2. CMS schedule decreased body weight. Jowiseungchungtang group and fluoxetine group showed significant decrease of body weight after 6 weeks. 3. In open field test, Jowiseungchungtang group and fluoxetine group showed no significant change of exploratory activity.
The effects of Jowiseungcheongtang versus St. John's wort in the chronic mild stress model of depression in rats
Kim, Kyung-Ook ; Kim, Jong-Woo ; Kim, Hyun-Taek ; Chi, Sang-Eun ; Kim, Woon-Ryoung ; Hwang, Ui-Wan ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 43~64
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Jowiseungcheongtang compared with St. John's wort in the chronic mild stress(CMS) animal model of depression. Wistar rats were used for this study. The subjects were divided into 4 groups (Naive group: without CMS procedure, CMS-vehicle: water was administered during CMS procedure, CMS-Jowiseungcheongtang: Jowiseungcheongtang was administered after 5 weeks of CMS procedure, CMS-St. John's wort: St. John's wort was administered after 5 weeks of CMS procedure) During 9 weeks of CMS procedure, The change of the consumption of sucrose and the changes of weights were measured. After CMS procedure, Morris water maze test, open field test, elevated plus maze test and Western blotting were measured. The results were as follows. 1. The consumption of sucrose solution was significantly reversed in Jowiseungcheongtang group and relatively reversed in St. John's Wort group at 7 week. 2. In open field test, Neither Jowiseungcheongtang nor St. John's wort group showed statistically significant change of exploratory activity. In EPM test, St. John's Wort group showed significant decrease of total arm entry in comparison with Naive group. And Jowiseungcheongtang group was showed no significant change. 3. In Morris water maze test, St. John's Wort group showed significant increase in escape latency of the last Morris water maze trial. And in water maze probe test, there was no significant change. 4. St. John's Wort group showed relative increase in LP1 division of 5HT1A receptor compared with Naive group. Both St. John's Wort and Jowiseungcheongtang group showed relative increase in P2 division of GluRl compared with Naive group. These results suggest that Jowiseungcheongtang is as effective as St. John's Wort in the treatment of depression.
Study on the regeneratory and inhibitory effect of CT105-induced neuroblastoma cell lines by Hyeolbuchukeo-tang water extract
Jung, Yun-Gwan ; Kim, Sung-Wook ; Gong, Dae-Jong ; An, Hyeon-Guk ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 65~76
Alzheimer's disease(AD) is a geriatric dementia that is widespread in old ages. In the future AD will be the largest problem in public health service. From old times, much medicines have been used for treatment of dementia, but there is no medicine having obvious effects. AD is one of brain retrogression disease. So we studied on herbal medicine that have a relation for brain retrogression. From old times, in oriental medicine, senile disease such as dementia and AD is treated by exclusion of Tan(痰). But Vascular Dementia(VsD) is due to YuXue(瘀血). So in recent studies, Hua Xue Hua Yu(活血化瘀) medicine is used for precautionary and medical treatment. We studied on the effects for anti-Alzheimer in pCT105-induced neuroblastoma cell lines by Hyeolbuchukeo-tang(HCT). As the results of this study, in HCT group, the apoptosis in the nervous system is inhibited, the repair against the degeneration of Neuroblastoma cells by CT105 expression is promoted. These results indicate that HCT possess strong inhibitory effect of apoptosis in the nervous system and repair effect against the degeneration of neuroblastoma cells by CT105 expression.
Study on the Agonistic Effect of Chunmajeongal-tang Extract to the
Kim, Sung-Wook ; Gong, Dae-Jong ; An, Hyeon-Guk ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 77~86
Objective : This study was performed to investigate the agonistic activity of Chunmajeongal-tang extract to the
receptor complex. Methods : Male mice and Sprague-Dawley rats were used for this experiment. Chunmajeongal-tang Prescription was extracted with 80% methanol, evaporated in vacuo and dried with freeze dryer. The agonistic activity to the GABA/ benzodiazepine receptor complex and GABA transaminase activity were measured in vitro. Results : Chunmajeongal-tang extract inhibited dose-dependently the binding of [3H]Ro15-1788, an antagonist on GABA/benzodiazepine receptor complex, in rat cerebral cortices, showing
inhibition at a dose of 5.0 mg/kg. This extract inhibited dose-dependently the binding of [3H]flunitrazepam, an agonist on GABA/benzodiazepine receptor complex, in rat cerebral cortices, showing
inhibition. Furthermore, Chunmajeongal-tang extract inhibited the binding of [3H]flunitrazepam in the presence of GABA/NaCI with
inhibition, its inhibitory effect exhibited a positive GABA shift, which means that this extract activates a GABAergic neurotransmission.
The Effects of Coptis japonica Makino(CJM) Extract on the Alzheimer's Disease Model
Jung, In-Chul ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ; Park, Ji-Un ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 87~99
This experiment was designed to investigate the effect of Coptis japonica Makino(CJM) on the Alzheimer's disease. The effects of CJM extract on
, IL-6, amyloid precursor proteins (APP), acetylcholinesterase(AChE), glial fibrillary acidic protein(GFAP) mRNA of PC-12 cell treated by
and AChE activity of PC-12 cell lysate treated by
and behavior of memory deficit rats induced by scopolamine and mice glucose, uric acid, AChE activity of memory deficit rats induced by scopolamine were investigated, respectively. The results were summarized as follows ; 1. CJM extract suppressed
, IL-6 mRNA in PC-12 cell treated by
2. CJM extract suppressed APP, AChE, GFAP mRNA in PC-12 cell treated by
3. CJM extract suppressed AChE activity in cell lysate of PC-12 cell treated by
4. CJM extract group showed significantly inhibitory effect on the memory deficit of mice induced by scopolamine in the experiment of Morris water maze. 5. CJM extract increased glucose, decreased uric acid and AChE significantly in the serum of the memory deficit rats induced by scopolamine. According to the above results, it is suggested that CJM extract might be usefully applied for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and memory deficit symptom.
Experimental Study on the Antidepressant Effect of Ginseng Radix Alba and Cyperi Rhizoma
Lee, Dong-Won ; Kim, In-Jae ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 101~119
Ginseng Radix Alba and Cyperi Rhizoma were investigated for their anti-depressant effects. For this purpose, forced-swimming test, tail suspension test, hot plate test, reserpine-induced hypothermia, aggressive behavior test were performed. In addition, the brain content of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid(a metabolite of serotonin), the monoamine oxidase activity, anticonvulsant effect, sleep enhancement effect were determined. The results are as follows: In the forced swimming test, Ginseng Radix diminished the duration of immobility by 45.5% compared to the control group, while Cyperi Rhizoma showed weaker effect (12.4% reduction) at 2g/kg. In the tail suspension test, the effect of Ginseng Radix(43.7% reduction) are also better than that of Cyperi Rhizoma(15.6% reduction) at 2g/kg. In the hot plate test, Ginseng Radix showed no difference as compared to control, while Cyperi Rhizoma increased the jump latency time by about 25% after administration for 10 days. In the reserpine-induced hypothermia test, both drugs slowly dropped the body temperature compared to the control group, especially the rate of hypothermia of Ginseng Radix was 24.0% at 1g/kg. In the aggressive behavior test, both drugs delayed the onset time, decreased the duration and frequency, of which effects were better in Cyperi Rhizoma. The content of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid in mice brain was slightly increased in Ginseng Radix, while Cyperi Rhizoma increased its level almost to the control group. Both drugs inhibited the monoamine oxidase activity in a dose-dependent manner, but the effect(51.2%) of Cyperi Rhizoma was more potent than the effect(11.8%) of Ginseng Radix. In the pentobarbital-induced sleep test, Cyperi Rhizoma exhibited no significant difference against the control group, while Ginseng Radix showed about two-fold enhancement at 2g/kg. The anticonvulsant effect of both drugs delayed the onset time, shortened the duration of convulsion and diminished the lethality, but Ginseng Radix were better than Cyperi Rhizoma.
A Clinical Report of Insomnia due to deficiency of Yang
Kim, Su-Youn ; Kim, Eun-Jung ; Lee, Dong-Won ; Kim, Kyung-Hwa ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 121~126
The Common Symptoms of insomnia are to be hard to sleep, often wake up at night, be easy not to fall asleep again after waking up. In serious conditions, an insomniac can never get to sleep overnight. This is the case that we diagnosed a 49-year-old patient who demonstrates insomnia, palpitation, anxiety, dizziness, distress in the stormach as Deficiency of Yang(陽虛) and treated her. At 1st stage we diagnosed the patient as Insufficiency of both the heart and the spleen(心脾兩虛) and prescribed Gwibi-tang(歸脾湯), and next stage we dispensed bogol-dan(補骨丹) to cure Deficiency of Kidney Yang. As the result of treatment, the patient made a good improvement. We considered that this case report to be a good prcedent of Insomia due to deficiency of Yang.
63 cases report of neurosis patient
Lee, Dong-Won ; Kim, Eun-Jung ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 127~141
This is 63 cases report of neurotic patient which have gone to Dep. of Neuropsychiatry of Dongshin University sunchun oriental hospital from October, 2002 to October, 2003. Objective : To find out distributional characteristics of neurotic patient Result : 1. The distribution of sex is Female and of age is thirty, fourty is large. 2. The distribution of a history of case is chronic patient is large. 3. The distributional ratio of psychosomatic : musculoskeletal : gastrointestine symptom of chief complain was 48.7: 25.3: 14.9. 4. The distribution of yanghyulansin ondam: soganhaewul gudam : bohyulansin description was 41.3: 15.9: 9.5. Conclusion : This 63 cases report is relatively small cases about analysis and comparison of neurotic patient. So, it's needed to abundant study of this, afterwards.
A Psychotherapy of Oriental Medicine -Focus on Psychoanalysis-
Lee, Dong-Won ; Kim, Kyong-Soo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ; Kim, Su-Youn ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 143~148
Objectives : In order to make a new psychotherapeutic model in the theory of oriental medicine by means of psychoanalysis method. Methods : The research was done by comparing the contents of the Tong-Ui Po-Kam, techniques of Yang Saeng(養生術), with the psychoanalysis Results : 1. There's no difference in the mind state which a doctor has to have between the oriental doctor and the occidental doctor. You should make effort not to project yourself on a patient. A conception of 'doctor' in oriental medicine is one who trains one's mind rather than just healer. 2. Heart(心) in oriental medical conception is revealed by circulation structure of Jeong(精), Gi(氣), and Sin(神). A healthy mind comes from harmony and smooth transport of Jeong(精), Gi(氣), and Sin(神). 3. The conception similar to unconsciousness doesn't exist in oriental medicine, but the contents about the attitudes or the methods of training one’s mind correspond to unconsciousness. 4. The psychotherapy of oriental medicine emphasized mutual dynamics between emotions at present, and presented a way of treatment by describing emotions from standpoint of 'Gi(氣)'. 5. The special feature of psychological treatment in oriental medicine is that treatment is done by understanding emotions of present time as Gi (氣), and using dynamics of Gi (氣)(; 相生相剋). Also the balanced state can be kept even after treatment and prevention can be done by observing one's own unconsciousness(; training one's mind helps circulation of Jeong(精), Gi(氣), and Sin(神)) I think that we need a new realistic therapy model to develop these psychotherapy methods in oriental neuropsychiatry, through studying emotions in the theory of oriental medicine, especially Korean's emotions and spiritual training.
A Case Report on Foot Drop Caused by Common Peroneal Nerve Palsy
Kim, Su-Yeon ; Lee, Dong-Won ; Kim, Kyong-Soo ; Choi, Jae-Hong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 149~153
This report present on a case of common peroneal nerve palsy effectively treated with oriental medical therapy. Common peroneal nerve palsy caused by compression of nerve, general illness(diabetes mellitus) etc. It occur foot drop, disorder of ankle dorsi-flexor and eversion, disorder of foot sensory. If nerve palsy is progressed, muscle atropy is occurred. This patient fall foot drop before two month ago without reason. He is diagnosed as peroneal nerve palsy by brain MRI, EMG and doctor's physical examination. This patient effectively treated by oriental medical therapy. Oriental medical therapy is herb medicine(kamisamul-tang), acupuncture(S36, S38, S40, S41, G34, G39, G40, G41, LIV3, LIV4, K3, B60), Electro-acupuncture, bee venom acupuncture, moxibustion, electro physical therapy(EST, SSP). Time of therapy is two months and sequela is nothing.
A case with Alcoholic Korsakoff's psychosis
Choi, En-Young ; Kim, Ju-Ho ; Gong, Dae-Jong ; Koo, Byung-Soo ; Kim, Kyeong-Ok ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 155~165
Alcoholic Korsakoff's psychosis is a clonic amnestic syndrome caused by alcohol abuse. It is characteristic of hypomnesis, disorientation and confabulation. We experienced a 53 year-old man who had a alcoholic korsakoff's syndrome, DM and general weakness and whose condition was improved through Oriental medical treatment. This case study illustrates what the manifestation of alcoholic korsakoff's syndrome is and how alcoholic korsakoff's syndrome improved.
Clinical study on a case of a patient with left hemiparesis caused by conversion disorder(jungkijeung)
Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ; Kim, Hun-Il ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 167~174
Objectives: The purpose of this study is about oriental medicine's treatment and approach method of conversion disorder(jungkijeung) Methods: We observed the treatment effectiveness of herb-med, acupunture, physical therapy about conversion disorder(jungkijeung) Result and Conclusions: We try to present the possibility of the approach method about conversion disorder. 1. We should treat conversion disorder(jungkijeung) distinguished Gi deficiency(氣虛) between vigorous gi(氣寶) 2. The acupunture treatment of conversion disorder(jungkijeung) is efficient about all sorts symptoms and pain 3. Dyscinesia's sequela due to conversion disorder(jungkijeung) is possible to be protracted 4. It is important to prevent sick role, and for this, to use physical therapy is efficient about dyscinesia's patient due to conversion disorder(jungkijeung)
Study for correlation between MMPI results and Sasang constitutions, in out-patients of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
Kim, Jin-Hyung ; Yang, Hee-Sook ; Guk, Yun-Jea ; Lo, Im-Sun ; Lee, Sung-Geun ; Jang, Hyun-Ho ; Kim, Tae-Heon ; Lyu, Yeoung-Su ; Kang, Hyung-Won ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 175~185
Objective : For investigating correlation among diagnostic types, MMPI results and Sasang constitutions, in out-patients of Oriental Neuropsychiatry. Method: We got the following result by comparing the out-patients' MMPI and QSCCII from 2000/12/1 to 2001/12/30 at Sanbon Hospital of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University. Result and Conclusion: 1. A specific character of population for study's objects was that female (128, 68.4%) was twice bigger that the male(59, 31.6%). And their education levels were 52 of college graduate (27.8%), 40 of high school graduate (21.4%), and 14 of middle school graduate (14 %). A distribution of the occupation, there are 62 of labors (33.2%), 62 of white collars (33.2%), 30 of sales (16%), 16 of students (8.6%). Their marrige statuses were 144 of married (77%), 31 of single (16.6%), 4 of divorced (2.1%), and 1 of bereavement (0.5%). 2. In the physical constitutions there were 70 of Soeumin(37.4%), 56 of Soyangin(29.9%) 55 of Taeumin (29.4%), 6 of others (3.2%). A differentiation with their diagnosis, there were 55 of palpitations (29.4%), 45 of depression (24.1%), 18 of women's diseases (9.6%), 14 of insomnia (7.5%), 13 of headache (7%), 8 of pain (4.3%), 8 of hwabyung (4.3%), 7 of psychosis (3.7%), 4 of dizziness (2.1%), and 15 of others(8%). 3. A result of groupling MMPI, we could classify into 4 different groups. Group 1 is a profile of trasition in a neurosis. Group 2 is a proflie of a mental disease. Group 3 is a proflie of
type neurosis. And group 4 has normal profile. 4. Regarding each group with physical constitution and a distribution of diagnosis, Group 1 is found out 36.4 % of Soeumin, 34.10 % of palpitations. And group 2 showed 43.6% of Soyangin, 25.6% of depression. Group 3 showed 46.4% of Soyangin, 31.90% of palpitations. Group 4 showed the most in 34.3% of Soyangin, and 31.40% of palpitations 5. A result of the study using Chi-square test is that there is no correlation between the 4 different groups and the Sasang physical constitution.
A Clinical Study on 3 Cases in Submaxillary Tremor
Kim, Jin-Hyung ; Guk, Yun-Jae ; Baek, Dong-Gi ; Kim, Tae-Heon ; Kang, Hyung-Won ; Lyu, Yeoung-Su ; Yang, Hee-Sook ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 187~196
Objective: This clinical study was aimed to search the therapeutic effects of Oriental Medicine in Submaxillary Tremor. In Oriental Medicine, the tremor of the elder is caused by Gansinyinheo and Qihyeolyangheo. Besides, it has relation to liver, kidney, heart, and spleen according to Jangbu theory. On the basis of this theory, we performed various treatment on Submaxillary Tremor. Method: We carried out three people cases who are elder female-patients with Submaxillary Tremor. We treated them with Herbal medicine(Jihwangyeumjagami, Guibiondamtanggami), acupuncture(Ganjeonggyeok), and moxibustion on Baekhoi(GV20). Result and Conclusion: As the result of our treatment, Submaxillary Tremor was disappeared and some other symptoms were improved.
A Study on the Relationship with Acupuncture Stimulation and Stress Using Heart Rate Variability
Lee, Seung-Gi ; Park, Kyung-Mo ; Choi, Woo-Jin ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 197~209
Objectives : The purpose of this case-control research was to investigate the effects of acupuncture stimulation on autonomic nervous system for patients with HRV and to find out relationship with anti-stress effects. Methods : The study group consists of 24 patients with self-recognition of stress as the case group, and 20 normal person as the control group by similar age. We measured HRV of case and control groups before acupuncture stimulation, prick acupuncture in Hegu(LI4), Taichong(Liv3), Shenme(H7), Neiguan(P6), Zusanli(S36). After treating for 20 minutes, measurement values of HRV and PSV were compared for pre-acupuncture and post-acupuncture. Results : 1. LF norm, HF norm, LF/HF between the case and control groups were significant different in HRV before acupuncture stimulation in the 1st experiment. 2. HRT, SDNN, SDSD, LF norm, HF norm, and LF/HF of the case group were significant different in HRV after acupuncture stimulation in the 1st experiment. HRT of the case group was significantly different in HRV after acupuncture stimulation in the 1st experiment. 3. LF norm, HF norm, LF/HF of the case group were significant different between the 1st and 2nd experiment in HRV before acupuncture stimulation. 4. LF norm, HF norm, and LF/HF were significant different between the 1st and 2nd experiment in HRV of patients whose symptoms improved. But HRV of patients whose symptoms unimproved didn't show significant difference. Conclusion : The results suggest that acupuncture stimulation is associated with changed activity in the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Measurement values of HRV is suitable to estimate the activity of automatic nervous system.
One Case of Chronic Acquired Hepatocerebral Degeneration caused by a Spontaneous Spleno-renal Shunt
Park, Jong-Hoon ; Chung, Sun-Yong ; Kim, Sang-Ho ; Kim, Jong-Woo ; Hwang, Ui-Wan ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 211~217
Chronic acquired hepatocerebral degeneration(CAHD) is a heterogenous that can occur with a primary neurologic, hepatic, or combined presentation. Symptoms and signs of that included progressive dementia, dysarthria, involuntary movements(including tremor, asterixis, and choreoathetosis), ataxia of limb and gait, typically in a patient with chronic liver cirrhosis. Characteristic radiologic findings is high signal on globus pallidus on T1W1 MRI. Recently, we experienced a patients, a 73-year-old female with CAHD presenting mental change, cognitive deficits, and various involuntary movement. In our patient, T1 weighted MRI of the brain showed symmetric high signal intensity in both basal ganglia. Increased ammonia
in whole blood and a multiple anomalous vessels with spleno-renal shunt on abdominal CT were found. But, liver cirrhosis is absent. In admission care, these mental change and involuntary movements had a good response to herbal medication. We report on patient with CAHD which had a spontaneous spleno-renal shunt without liver disease.
Clinical study on 20 cases of insomnia patients with auricular acupuncture therapy
Ahn, Dae-Jong ; Wang, Deuk-Joong ; Lee, Soon-E ; Kang, Hyung-Won ; Kim, Jin-Woo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 219~230
OBJECTIVE: This study is aimed to evaluate the clinical improvement of insomnia and patients' original disease after the therapy of auricular acupuncture. METHODS: A questionnaire regarding patients' sleeping behavior was executed to secure the objectivity. 20 patients were selected from 55 patients in Joong Hwa oriental medicine hospital. 20 patients who had undergone auricular acupuncture for insomnia for 6 days were asked before the first therapy to fill in a form regarding their sleeping behavior and retrospectively after 6 days a questionnaire regarding the success of therapy. Auricular acupuncture therapy consisted of 3 consultations at an interval of 2 days. RESULTS: 12 patients were good conditions, 5 were same conditions and 3 were rather poor conditions of 20 patients after auricular acupuncture therapy. CONCLUSIONS: 60% of object improved insomnia after auricular acupuncture therapy. Auricular acupuncture therapy can be applied and adapted individually, furthermore it is economical and small side effects.
The clinical study on 15 cases of immediate effects of acupoints(GB43, LI1) for headache
Lee, Ji-In ; Kwen, Soon-Ju ; Chung, Dae-Kyoo ; Kim, Bo-Young ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 231~237
Objective : The purpose of this study is assistant to medical treatment for patient who suffers from headache, by immediate effects of GB43, LI1. Methods : The degree of pain was measured by visual analogue scale(VAS) after GB43, LI1 needling. Results : 15 cases of immediate effects of GB43, LI1 for headache have some common points. 1. The pain of headache was induced by internal cause. 2. The pain of headache was in chronic process. 3. The patients has chronic functional dyspepsia and psychological factors. Conclusion : We can expect immediate effects by GB43, LI1 needling for headache, which have some common points.
3 Case Reports of ADHD Children treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Song, Beom-Yong ; Yu, Gyung ; Kim, Lak-Hyung ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 239~246
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) is a common disease in children. This study is clinical case reports of 3 ADHD Children treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Two boys-one was 10 years old and the other was 8, and one girl-8 years old were treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine from March 2003 to May 2004. Acupoints-CV20(百會) CV24(上星) L7(列缺) LI4(合谷) Liv3(太衝) K3(太谿) was used and herbal medicine-Yukmijihwangtang(六味地黃湯) and Guibitang(歸脾湯) was used. T-score in ADS test(Continuous Performance Tests) checked after these treatments was lowered to the normal range, Conners' parent rating scale and Home Situations Questionaire score were lowered compared with those checked bfore treatment. These result suggest that acupuncture and herbal medicine could be one of helpful treatment to the ADHD children.
A Case of Combination Therapy of Psychosocial Treatment and Oriental Medical Treatment On Schizophrenia
Choi, Bo-Yun ; Jung, In-Chul ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ; Ha, Su-Young ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 15, issue 1, 2004, Pages 247~254
Schizophrenia is a frequent psychotic disorder. Recently many studies raised biochemical theory as a cause of schizophrenia. But in this case, we used psychosocial treatment and oriental medical treatment, without antipsychotic drugs for 4 months, obtained good results. Practicing psychosocial treatment, we were able to remove anxiety and fear of the patient. In addition positive symptoms, for example auditory hallucination and delusion, were improved. Schizophrenia conforms to JEONKWANG(癲狂) in oriental medicine. We concluded this case to JEONJUNG(癲證) due to QIULDAMHWA(氣鬱痰火). So we used herbal medication and acupuncture according to oriental medical theory and these efforts helped the care of disease.