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Volume 18, Issue 3 - Dec 2007
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A comparative study on pattern identification by OMS-prime of Hwa-Byung group and Hwa-Byung with Major Depression double diagnosis group
Kim, Jong-Woo ; Kim, Sang-Ho ; Chung, Sun-Yong ; Park, So-Jung ; Byun, Soon-Im ; Kim, Ji-Young ; Whang, Wei-Wan ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 1~14
The objective of tills study is to identify the difference of somatic characteristics between Hwa-Byung and Major Depression by comparing the pattern identification of Hwa-Byung group and Hwa-Byung with Major Depression group(double diagnosis) Method: According to Hwa-Byung Diagnostic Interview Schedule(HBDIS) and SCID, 17 patients as diagnosed Hwa-Byung and 20 patients as diagnosed Hwa-Byung with Major Depression group(double diagnosis) were recruited. and by depression scale like Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression(HRDS) & Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale(MADRS), we excluded patients complaining moderate & severe depression among Hwa-Byung group and excluded patients showing mild depression among Hwa-Byung with Major Depression group. After this evaluation, we analysed and compared the pattern identification of both groups by OMS-prime. Result: 1. There were no significant differences of demographic data between both groups. 2. In the result of 'analysis on pattern identification' for all participant used by OMS-prime, most frequent pattern was deficiency of Yin and Yang of the heart(49%). 3. In the result of 'analysis on most correlated pattern identification' used by OMS-prime, for Hwa-Byung group was deficiency of Yin and Yang of the heart(45%) and the next were disharmony of the liver and spleen (20%), generation of phlegm due to stagnation of Gallbladder(15%) deficiency of Qi and Yin of the heart(l0%), And for Hwa-Byung with Major Depression group(double diagnosis) was deficiency of Yin and Yang of the heart(53%), the next were generation of phlegm due to stagnation of Gallbladder(18%), and deficiency of Qi and blood of the heart(l2%), 4. In the result of 'analysis on significant pattern identification' used by OMS-prime, for Hwa-Byung group was deficiency of Yin and Yang of the heart(20%) and the next were disharmony of the liver and spleen(15%), generation of phiegm due to stagnation of Gallbladder(15%), deficiency of Qi and Yin of the heart(14%), And for Hwa-Byung plus Major Depression group(double diagnosis) was deficiency of Yin and Yang of the heart(18%), the next were deficiency of Qi and Yin of the heart(18%), deficiency of Qi and blood of the heart(l0%), generation of phiegm due to stagnation of Gallbladder(18%), Conclusion: Hwabyung is syndrome that have many different symptoms, but there is no difference between Hwa-Byung group and Hwa-Byung with Major Depression group(double diagnosis) on the side of symptoms. Therefore, Hwabyung could be a new model for research on depression in Korean.
Present Status of Description and Application of Statistics in Clinical study papers in the Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry.
Cho, Seung-Hun ; Hwang, Wei-wan ; Lee, Tae-Rim ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 15~21
This study was done to review problems in terms of statistical description and statistical application and analysis. Methods; The authors reviewed 42 statistical clinical study papers excluding 12 Overview papers, 75 Descriptive papers, 48 Animal studies out of 177 papers in the Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry in the 5 years from 2002 to 2006. Results : 1) 3 papers(7.1%) had no description of statistical method, only P-values, 25 papaers(59.5%) had tables without description of statistical method, 1 paper (2.3%) had no description of statistical method in study method. 2) 10 papers(23.8%) contained problems in terms of statistical application and analysis. 6papers (6/23, 26.0%) for Student t-test, 2 papers(2/7 28.6%)for
- test, 1 paper(1/15 6.7%) for the analysis of variance, 1 paper(1/6 16.7%) for Pearson correlation contained statistical problems. Conclusion : It was suggested that consultation of investigators with statisticians and more extensive statistical refereeing, the form of the guidelines for description and application of statistics are needed.
Effectiveness of Music-listening intervention on Hwa-byung Patients
Park, So-Jeong ; Jung, Sun-Yong ; Hwang, Wei-Wan ; Kim, Jong-Woo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 23~41
Objective: The objectives of this preliminary study was to develop cost-effective and accessible self-intervention program and to assess the effects of music listening self intervention program for Hwa-byung patients, who had undergone conflicts with family and economical problems, in quantity and quality. Subjects: Seven middle age women who bad been diagnosed with Hwa-byung by Hwa-Byung Diagnotic interview Schedule participated in this program. Method: Participants learned music listening techniques and visited hospital three times a week during 2 weeks. Music-listening self intervention for Hwa-byung patients was consisted of three sad musics(in minor) and three sedative musics(in major) and perlO1med at home for 2 weeks. Patient's somatic symptoms and self awareness (of Hwa-byung scale), anxiety(STAD, anger(STAXD, depressive mood(BDD were evaluated before and after intervention and 6 weeks later after study completed. And various and subjective responses of Music-listening self intervention for Hwa-byung patients were collected by semi- structured interview made for this study. Results: Their Somatic symptoms(especially insomnia), self-awareness of Hwa-byung and depressive mood were improved except anxiety, anger. This improvement had maintained over a 6-week follow-up period. Patients had used constantly the music-listening program for Hwa-byung patients after the study completed. Conclusion: The music-listening program will be an effective for Hwa-byung patient's somatic symptoms and depressive mood and had been used constantly by them. But, much methodological supplementation will be needed to assess clinical effects on this program.
The Connection between Stress Response Inventory(SRI), Happiness Index(HI), and Qi-training
Park, Sun-Young ; Choi, ChuI-Hong ; Lee, Eun-Kyung ; Chung, Dae-Kyoo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 43~53
The purpose of this research is to investigate the connection between Stress Response Inventory(SRI), Happiness Index(HI), and Qi-training to find out the meaning of Qi-training on anti-stress. Method: The study group was consisted of 35 subjects training Qi and 179 subjects not training. We bad all subjects to reply to demographic questimnaire, SRI questimnaire and HI questimnaire. We made the Qi-training group write the kinds and periods of Qi seperately. Results and Conclussions : 1. The higer Happines Index score, the subjects bad lower Stress Response Iuventory total score. Each details were connected significantly. 2. The Qi-training group's mean SRI total scores and ill scores were higer than the non-training's significantly. 3. In Qi-training group, mean HI scores get higer as training longer.
The Effects of Daejo-hwan(DJR) on the Alzheimer's Disease Model Induced by
Lee, Ji-In ; Chung, Dae-Kyoo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 55~82
Ohjective: This research investigates the effect of the DJR on Alzheimer's disease. Method: 1.The effects of the DJR extract on IL.-
, IL-6, TNF-
, cox-2, and NOS-II mRNA of BV2 microglia cell line treated with LPS; 2. the behavior: 3. the infarction area of the hippocampus, and brain tissue injury in Alzheimer's diseased mice induced with
A were investigated. Result: 1. The DJR extract suppressed the expression of IL-
, IL-6 and TNF-
mRNA in BV2 microglia cell line treated with LPS. 2. The DJR extract suppressed the expression of IL-
, IL-6, and TNF-
protein production in BV2 microglia cell line treated with LPS. 3. For the DJR extract group a significant inhibitory effect on the memory deficit was shown for the mice with Alzheimer's disease induced by .
A in the Moms water maze experiment, which measured stop-through latency, and distance movement-through latency. 4. The DJR extract suppressed the over-expression of IL-
protein and CD68/CD11b, in the mice with Alzheimer's disease induced by
A 5. The DJR extract reduced the infarction area of hippocampus, and controlled the injury of brain tissue in the mice with Alzheimer's disease induced by
A. 6. The DJR extract reduced the tau protein, GFAP protein, and presenilin1/2 protein (immunohistochemistry) of hippocampus in the mice with Alzheimer's disease induced by
A. Conclusion: These results suggest that the DJR extract may he effective for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Investigation into the clinical use of the DJR extract for Alzheimer's disease of suggested for future research.
Anticonvulsant Effects of JeongGan-Tang and Its Putative Action Mechanism
Kong, Dae-Jong ; Jeong, Hee-Sang ; Lee, Dong-Ung ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 83~95
This study was performed to examine the anticonvulsant effects of the extracts of JeongGan-Tang and explanation of its action mechanism. Method: 1) The inhibitory effect on convulsions induced by pentylenetetrazole, picrotoxin and strychnine was investigated in vivo 2) The inhibitory effect on GABA transaminase activity was evaluated in vivo and in vitro. 3) The brain GABA level and glutamate level in pentylenetetrazole-induced convulsion model were analyzed by HPLC, Results: 1) JeongGan-Tang showed the significant effect on the pentylenetetrazole-induced convulsion, which may mean that its anticonvulsant effect would be resulted from the activation of GABA receptor and chloride channel rather than the presynaptic- or postsynaptic inhibition. 2) JeongGan-Tang exhibited proper inhibitory activity on GABA transaminase in vitro and in vivo. 3) JeongGan-Tang increased the brain GABA level but did not affect the brain glutamate content, which may suggest that this drug supresses the convulsion by increase of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Conclusion : JeongGan-Tang can be used as an anticonvulsant prescription by the modulation of GABAergic neurotramission.
The Patient-Doctor Relationship in Eastern Medicine
Kim, Geun-Woo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 97~112
Objectives : This study aimed for desirable cure through the investigation of The Patient-Doctor Relationship in Eastern Medicine. Methods : Research materials is data of the patient the doctor and the Patient-Doctor Relationship in Eastern Medicine bibliography except medical theory and clinical contents. Results and Conclusion :. 1. Relatively the doctor's position origin from exorcist has it over patient's that. 2. In spite of clinical doctor, Confucian physician have Confucianism and the ethics so they set The Patient-Doctor Relationship in Eastern Medicine essentially. 3. Each of doctor(the doctor-doctor relationship) emphasize the partnership in the Patient-Doctor Relationship. 4. Patient's choice for doctor is source of the Patient-Doctor Relationship basically and the choice are prudent. 5. The patient must carry into practice psychological and body medical affairs related to health preserving 6. For desirable Patient-Doctor Relationship, doctor's inquire is considered with temper and circumstance and a consultation room are also required stability. 7. Poor Patient-Doctor Relationship are come about when patient is not trust doctor, patient is not follow doctor's order and doctor's indifference to patient.
Effect of Laserneedle Aupuncture Therapy for Mental Stress on Heart Rate Variability
Park, Hyun-ChuI ; Kang, Mun-Su ; Kim, Lak-Hyung ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 113~122
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of mental stress measured with heart rate variability(HRV) in healthy adults and to evaluate the effects of laserneedle acupuncture therapy in healthy adults. Methods : 25 healthy volunteers participated in this study. The volunteers were divided randomly, the real laserneedle acupuncture therapy group or the sham laserneedle acupuncture therapy group. First, After 5 minute rest, mental stress was given with stroop color word task and calculation task. And then laserneedle acupuncture therapy or sham laserneedle therapy was done on HT8(少府) for 15 minute. HRV was recorded in 3 period-before stress, after stress, and after laserneedle or sham acupuncture therapy. Results : LF was significantly increased after mental stress. And there was no significant difference between the real laserneedle acupuncture therapy group and the sham laserneedle acupuncture therapy group. Conclusions : This results show that mental stress-stroop color word test and calculation test for 10 minute- contribute to activation of the sympathetic nervous system.
A Clinical Study on Outpatients in Oriental Neuropsychiatry Clinic of an Oriental Medicine Hospital
Kim, Joo-Won ; Shin, Hyun-Kwon ; Chu, Ching-Nai ; Lee, Ji-Won ; Park, Se-Jin ; Kim, Kyeong-Hye ; Seo, Joo-He ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 123~134
The aim of this study was to show the clinical aspects in outpatients who visited Oriental Neuropsychiatry Clinic. Method : We studied 419 patients who visited Oriental Neuropsychiatry Clinic of Dong-Sea Medical Center from march, 2007 to August, 2007. Results & Conclusion : 1. The ratio of male to female patients was 1:2 and age distribution was most frequent in 50s. 2. From onset, 32% of patients visited Oriental Neuropsychiatry Clinic in a week, 58% of patients visited in a month. 3. Oriental Neuropsychiatry diseases were 80%, Non-Oriental Neuropsychiatry diseases were 20%. The most common Oriental Neuropsychiatry diseases were Somatoform Disorders. 4. The most common diagnosises of the Oriental Neuropsychiatry diseases were Psychosomatic diseases. 5. The most common cheif corn1ains were Headache. 6. The most commonly used herbal medicine was Gamiondam-tang and Guibi-tang
A Review of Dementia in Korean Medicine during the last ten years
Ryu, Ki-Jun ; Kim, Ji-Hyung ; An, Keon-Sang ; Lee, Je-Kyun ; Kwon, Seung-Ro ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 135~145
Objective: The purpose of this study is to indicate further research direction in dementia by examining recent Korean-medicine journals. Method: We have reviewed eleven different journals that have been published from 1997 to 2006. Result 1.In philological study paper, cerebrovascular dementia is most common type of dementia and age, sex, past history have influence on the attack of disease. Introduced medical treatment to dementia of Korean medicine are Removing wind(祛風), Be in the peace(安神), Refreshing lung and raising blood(淸肺養血) etc. 2.According to the research paper, a prognosis of dementia which Is mixed(Alzheimer type and cerebrovascular type) is bad. Sinmac(申脈)-BL.62), Jeohae(照海)-Kl.06), waegwan(外關)-TE.05), naegwan(內關)-PC.6) among the palmacgyohoeheol(八脈交會穴) have good effect in medical treatment. Medical treatment which is based on chaejil(體質)) shows up to be more effective. Also many medicines have good effect, especially chongmyung-tang(聰明湯)) and chongmyung-tang-gamibang(聰明湯加味方)) have good effect on decreasing memory caused by nerve cell degeneration. Conclusion: The Korean medical treatments have many advantage in taking the dementia so the researches about this are more needed.
A case study of Wei symptom initially misdiagnosed as conversion disorder
Kim, Yun-Yong ; Byun, Soon-Im ; Kim, Ji-Young ; Whang, Wei-Wan ; Cho, Sung-Hoon ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 147~156
Conversion disorder is a diagnosis based on a psychological construct that currently has no known neurobiologic substrate. But It is not easy to differentiate a real conversion disorder from a neurological disease or other medical disease. A patient in this case report had been diagnosed as conversion disorder but later it was found that the conversion disorder was misdiagnosis. During the 7 days of treatment, this patient was treated by herb medication, acupuncture and TENS and bad a little improvement. Both way, this patient was evaluated and evantually was diagnosed as Guillain-Barre Syndrome Miller-Fisber Variant, suggesting that the former diagnosis bad been a mistake. In this case report, we will present this patient's case and review the misdiagnosis of conversion disorder.
A Clinical Report about Panic Disorder Patient imporved by Stress Reduction Program
Suh, Jin-Woo ; Kim, Jong-Woo ; Chung, Sun-Yong ; Park, So-Jung ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 157~164
The SRP program(stress reduction program) is reported has a good effect to patient to escape from anxiety. To reduce several symptoms due to anxiety, we performed some SRP programs to our patient who had suffered anxiety disorder. The measurement tools of patient's improvement we used are Heart Rate Variability and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Through this programs, symptoms and feeling of anxiety were decreased than first time and Autonomic nerve system balance was much improved. this is caused by effort of self-control meditation, mindfullness, breathing instruction and muscle relaxation program.
The clinical study on 1 case of Parkinson's disease patient with seizure
Yim, Hyeon-Ju ; Choi, Kang-Ook ; Jung, In-ChuI ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 165~180
Parkinson's disease is a common neurodegenerative disorder charaterized by distal resting tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia, and asymmetric onset. The patient was 38-year-old man who had Parkinson's disease diagnosed and complained resting and postural tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia and so on. He was treated by oriental medicine with acupuncture, herb medication, physical therapy, kinesitherapy and Korean psychotherapy; Eejeong-byunki, Jiun-goron. After treatment the symptoms of Parkinson' disease was reduced, but the patient was deconditioned through several seizures. This result suggested that the oriental medical therapy is recommanded for Parkinson's disease. But, the relation of Parkinson's disease and seizure should be studied.
A Case Report of brief psychotic disorder Treated by the way of Relieving stagnation of phlegm-Gi(痰氣鬱結) type of Jeon-zeong(癲症)
Kim, Jee-Hoon ; Yoo, Jong-Ho ; Koo, Byung-Soo ; Kim, Geun-Woo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 181~191
Jeon-zeong(癲證) is mostly caused by anxiety and melancholy, impairment of heart and the spleen, or stasis of phlegm-Gi and heart confused by phlegm. Its manifestation are characterized by depression, expressionlessness, inclination for quietness, self muttering and hallucinating, caprice in crying and laughing, paraphasia, loss of appetite, unawareness of filth and cleanness, etc. We experienced a 50year-old man who bad brief psycbotic disorder that specified with Marked Stressor and whose condition was improved through oriental medical treatment. We treated the patient with Herbal medications and Giungoroen (至言高論)-wise saying and lofty opinion) and Relaxation therapy. After being treated, the patient showed that symptoms (insomnia, anxiety, depression) was improved considerably. This result suggests that oriental medical treatment has good effect on brief psychotic disorder due to Marked Stressor.
A Case of Panic Disorder Complained Enervation and Unstable Blood Pressure Improved by Herbal Medicine and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Seok, Seon-Hee ; Yoo, Jong-Ho ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 193~207
Panic disorder is one of the anxiety disorder, characterized by panic attacks which are discrete episodes of fear accompanied by somatic symptoms such as shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, choking, dizziness, trembling and/or faintness. We experienced a 41 year-old male who complained of sudden enervation, unstable blood pressure and anxiety about self's symptoms. We bad given herbal medicines aoh cognitive & behavioral therapy. Results from studies to date suggest the cognitive behavioral therapy(CBTl are useful for depression, anxiety disorder, phobia. He understood his symptom's meaning and tried to overcome fear related to symptoms through exposure training. We concluded that cognitive behavioral therapy can be very effective methods to treat panic disorder, because patient with panic disorder has maladaptive automatic thoughts, based on dysfunctional beliefs like "I'm too weak, I have some problem."
A clinical report of cerebral infarction patient with schizophrenia
Oh, Kyong-Min ; Yang, Dong-Ho ; Kim, Bo-Kyong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 209~224
Metabolic syndrome consists of several risk factors of metabolic origin like elevated blood pressure, abdominal obesity, elevated triglyceride concentrations, decreased HDL-cholesterol concentrations, and elevated fasting glucose. It appear to directly increase the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases which leading to cardiovascular diseases in later life. This 39 years female patient was diagnosed schizophrenia at the age of 17. but she didn't take reasonable treatments. during 20 years, she stayed in home and lived unsuited life with her family. As a result she gains heavy weight and centeral obesity, diabetic mellitus and hypertention, and developed cerevral vascular accident twice. This patient was treated with herb medication, acupuncture, western medication, psychotherapy primarily in focusing of pre-illness state(未病) as well as the stagnation of phelm. During 140 days of treatment from admission, before 2nd attack tbe patient showed improvement of Lt. hemiparesis but after second attack improved a little. And symptom of schizophrenia improved considerably. Also diet habit changed.
A Case Report of the Sa-am Acupuncture and Other Treatment for the Tic Disorder Patient with Tachycardia.
Yang, Dong-Ho ; Oh, Kyong-Min ; Kim, Bo-Kyung ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 225~236
Tic disorder show purposeless, repeated, unexpected, involuntary behavior and voice, can be divided into motor, vocal tic. this is about a patient who suffered from motor tic, tachycardia and other symptoms. We treated him with Sa-am acupuncture and other oriental medicine from the viewpoint of weak of kidney power. involuntary movement was estimated by doctor with Yale Global Tic Severity Scale(YGTSS). The patient's motor tic, tachycardia and other symptoms were improved and YGTSS also decresed.
One Case Report of Somatoform Disorder Patient with Dyspnea, Dysarthria and Gait Disturbance
Kim, Ja-Young ; Seo, Joo-Hee ; Kang, Hyun-Sun ; Sung, Woo-Young ; Jeong, Da-Un ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 237~247
People with somatoform disorder have a number of different symptoms that typically last for several years. Their symptoms can't be traced to a specific physical cause. In people with somatoform disorder, medical test results are either normal or don't explain the person's symptoms. The symptoms of somatoform disorder are similar to the symptoms of other illnesses. People with this disorder may have several medical evaluations and tests to be sure that they don't have another illness. In this case, we described a 56-year old man who was diagnosed as R/O) ALS, because he has many similar symptoms of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) such as gait disturbance, dysarthria, dyspnea. But we diagnosed his case as somatoform disorder and treated with herbal medication, acupuncure treatment ,negative cupping and relaxation training. Through these treatment, the patient showed improvement of chief complains and accessory symptoms.
A Case Report of a Patient with Weakness of Heart and Gall bladder type Somatization disorder induced by Stress
Seo, Joo-Hee ; Kang, Hyun-Sun ; Kim, Ja-Young ; Sung, Woo-Yong ; Na, Yu-Jin ; Kim, Ju-Won ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 249~260
Recently, usual minor stress is getting more important in somatization disorder. This study is a clinical report of a patient with somatization disorder induced by stress treated with typical orintal medical therapy reinforcing the weakness of heart and gall blaader(Herb-med, acupunture, etc.) in combination with EFT. STAI, BDI were compared between before and after treatment. The results show the typical onntal medical therapy reinforcing the weakness of heart and gall blaader in combination with EFT is efficient in the treatment of Somatization disorder.
A Case Report of Patient Parkinson's Disease Treated with Oxygen Therapy
Chu, Ching-Nai ; Kim, Hyo-Ju ; Kim, Ju-Won ; Shin, Hynn-Kwon ; Cha, Hye-Jin ; Lee, Ji-Won ; Park, Se-Jin ; Chang, Jun-Ho ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 261~275
Parkinson's Disease is a well known degenerative disease which result's in the depletion of dopamin-producing neurons in the pars compacta of the substantia nigra. This is a chronic, progressive disorder characterized by progressive muscular rigidity, pill-rolling tremor, flexed posture, shuffling gate and akinesia. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of an oxygen therapy with various scales on symptoms of Parkinson's disease. We treated his disease with Oxygen treatment , including herbal medicine acupuncture, and trigger point therapy, and we evaluated the clinical progress of the patient using UPDRS and H- Y stage. After treatment for about 1-month, the chief complaints and tremor symptoms were improved. This study suggests that oxygen therapy is significantly effective in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Oriental Medical Treatment and Sleep Restriction Therapy of the Simdamhugub type of chronic insomnia patients
Kim, Hyo-Ju ; Chu, Ching-Nai ; Kim, Ju-Won ; Shin, Hyun-Kwen ; Lee, Ji-Won ; Cha, Hye-Jin ; Park, Se-Jin ; Kim, Yeon-Joo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 277~287
The purpose of this study is to identify the effect on 5 chronic insomnia patients according to the oriental medical treatment and sleep restriction therapy. These patients were treated with Sa-Am acupunture therapy(瞻正格), Ondam-tang, sleep restriction therapy and evaluated about comfort and improvement after therapy. The result of this research showed that all patients were satisfied with improvement of insomnia subjectively. I considered that chronic insomnia can be improved by oriental medical treatment with sleep restriction therapy and continuous research must be accumulated subsequently.
A case with Delirium caused by Cranial Contusiom with Herbal medication
Shin, Hyun-Kwon ; Kim, Joo-Won ; Kim, Hyo-Ju ; Cha, Hye-Jin ; Park, Se-Jin ; Lee, Ho-Tsai ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 289~298
Delirium is a acute syndrome of disorientation caused by disfunction of brain tissue and has a variety of symptomes. It is characterized by disturbance of consciousness and attention, cognition, and perception for a brief period of time and tends to fluctuate during the course of the day. We experienced a 56 year-old woman who had a hypertension as well as Delirium caused by cranial contusion and whose condition was improved by Oriental medical treatment. this case study illustrates what the manifestation of Delirium caused by cranial contusion. This study shows more objective mecical pregress by grading Korean version of Delirium Rating Scale(K-DRS) and Korean version of Mini-Mental State Examination(K-MMSE). After our treatments, Delirium and some other symptoms were improved.
A case report of a Soeumin patient with Hwabyung complained neck pain and foreign body sensation in throat
Kim, Ji-Hyung ; Ryu, Ki-Joon ; Ahn, Keon-Sang ; Lee, Je-Kyun ; Kwon, Seung-Ro ; Sul, Moo-Chang ; Joe, Jae-Hee ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 299~308
Hwabyung is an culture-bound anger syndrome in Korea. It consists of as one or more of a wide range of physical symptoms, in response to emotional stress. In this case, a 51-years woman complained neck pain and foreign body sensation in throat. We diagnosed her Hwabyung because her chief complaint occurred from stress in process of traffic accident. We classified her Soeumin in Sasang Constitutional Medicine, and used Hwanggigyeji-tang. And we encouraged her think positive and don't worry about little matters because Soeumin tend to think negative and wony about little matters. After treatment, her condition got improved. This report suggest that treatment method of Sasang Constitutional Medicine such as herb medicine and way of thinking is effective in treatment of Hwabyung patient.
A case report of Cardiac chest pain with dizziness and headache treated by Oriental Medicine
Koh, Young-Tak ; Yoo, Yeoung-Eun ; Shim, Sang-Min ; Chung, Young-Hoon ; Lee, Ki-Ha ; Kim, Ki-Joo ; Han, Eul-Joo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 309~319
Chest pain is classified into two major categories of cardiac chest pain and non-cardiac chest pain. Cardiac chest pain is caused by cardiovascular disease, for example, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, valvular heart disease, cardiac enlargement or hypertrophy, dissecting aortic aneurysm, pericarditis, myocarditis, etc. When the chest pain is not attributed to heart disease, it is termed non-cardiac chest pain. Non-cardiac chest pain is caused by pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal disease, psychiatric factor, etc. In tills case, we treated a 54-year old female patient who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and suspicious sick sinus syndrome. She complained of chest pain, exertional dyspnea, dizziness and headache. For treatment, we made use of Yugultangami(六鬱湯加味) and Daejobwan(大造丸). Before and after treatment, we measured Heart rate variability(HRV). In result, the clinical symptoms were improved and there was a significant increase in assessmeut by Heart rate variability(HRV). Tills result suggests that Yugultaugami aud Daejowhan have a good effect on cardiac chest pain.
A Case of a Yolgwol Headache with Bacteremia
Kim, Ja-Young ; Lee, Ji-Young ; Wang, Teh-Chung ; Ahn, Dae-Jong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 321~330
Bacteremia is the transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood. Bacteremia may result no symptom to the healthy persons, but it may result symptoms such as pylexia, headache and even septic shock to the patient in immunosuppression. In this case, a 75 years old male patient had a dental caries and cerebrovascular accident ago, therefore was in a bad condition and often caught cough. Suddenly be bad a headache with a high fever caused by Streptococcus Mutans Bateremia. After defervescence, a slight fever and a headache remained. It may the symptoms of Yolgwol headache(熱厥頭痛) , so Cbeougsaugsabwa-taug(淸上瀉火湯), the symptoms such as a slight fever and a headache are on the mend.
A clinical study on the case of Qigong therapeutics on chronic headache patient
Han, Chang-Hyun ; Song, Iek-Soo ; Kim, Byoung-Hoe ; Kim, Bong-Suk ; Shin, Mi-Suk ; Choi, Sun-Mi ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 18, issue 3, 2007, Pages 331~340
The etiology of chronic headache is not yet fully explained, the treatment of this symptom is not simple. We show the effect of Qigong therapeutics applied on chronic headache patient, in order to establish a primary data for further studies of new treatments. We treated 2 times a weeks for 3 weeks. The acupoints, (太陽穴)(Ex-HN5), (老龍穴), (大趾甲下穴), and (百會穴)(GV20) were stimulated for 10 seconds by Qigong-Acupuncture, and after that Qigong therapy was performed for 30 minutes The effects were analyzed using VAS scores, PPI(Present Pain Intensity), HI(Headache Index) and HDI(The Henry Ford Headache Disability Inventory). We concluded that Qigong therapeutics applied on chronic headache patient showed effects of relieving pain, improving general activities and changing the mood. Further researches are needed to evaluate the distinct functional mechanism of Qigong therapeutics, hut this study is meaningful in the sense that it will act as a fundamental study to build on.