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The Effect of GagamSohabhwang-won(Jiajiansuhexiang-yuan) Essential Oil on Cell Activity and Anti Oxidation
Kim, Yeo-Guk ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 1~13
Objectives : The glial cell, located in between the blood vessel and nerve cell, takes charge of the cell support, nutrition supply, elimination of body waste, and cell action. GagamSohabhwangwon(GGSH), a chinese traditional medicinal prescription has been used orally for the treatment of seizures, infantile, convulsion, stroke and so forth. This paper examines the effect of the GagamSohabhwangwon(GGSH) essential oil on cell activity and anti oxidation. Methods : MTT assay methods were employed to measure the cell activity based on the amount of the GagamSohabhwangwon(GGSH) essential oil by using primarily cultivated glial cell. In addition, this paper measured a viability of the glial cell after a protein active retarder control to confirm the multiplication of the cell and examined the cell extinction by the active oxygen, an extinction shielding effect with different amount of the GagamSohabhwangwon(GGSH) essential oil to observe anti oxidation. Furthermore, this paper measured a viability of the cell and phosphorylation(phosphorylation) of the protein which affects the multiplication of the glial cell. Results : When controlling the amount of the GagamSohabhwangwon(GGSH), there was a multiplication effect of the primary glial cell, the multiplication of the cell was dependent on the density of the GagamSohabhwangwon. The multiplication power of the primary glial cell was suppressed by PKA inhibiter (H89). In compliance with the active oxygen the extinction of the primary glial cell was dependent on the density of the GagamSohabhwangwon, there was a shielding effect of the cell extinction when GagamSohabhwangwon(GGSH) was preprocessed. When inducing the multiplication of the primary glial cell, phosphorylation of the Akt, BDNF, CREB, ERK and ERM were increased. Conclusions: Based on the results, GagamSohabhwangwon essential oil will have the effect which activates the nervous system cell and protects the cell through anti oxidation.
Preliminary Documents Study on Herb Medicines of Headaches
Park, Bo-Ra ; Park, In-Suk ; Kim, Ji-Hwon ; Lyu, Yeoung-Su ; Kang, Hyung-Won ; Kim, Tae-Heon ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 15~33
Objectives : To study for classifying indications and procedure of historical changes, as a preliminary study, we collected and arranged prescriptions of headaches in medical documents after "Hwang-Je-Nae-Gyeong". Methods : 1. The researcher reviewed books, as a bibliography, recording to associate with a headaches in "UI-Bu-Jeon-Rok". 2. In reference books, we collected and arranged the herb medicines related to headaches in chapter of them. 3. In case of no chapter associated with headaches in books, we found prescriptions related to headaches and rearranged them. 4. Applied or added herb medicines were excluded, if the chief virtue was not primarily for headaches. 5. Prescriptions for signs to headaches related to dizziness were excluded. 6. Prescriptions for signs to associated with tremor were excluded. 7. We excluded prescriptions of headaches for dermatological disease. Results and conclusions : 1. Thirty seven documents were referred to the section of a headche in "UI-Bu-Jeon-Rok". 2. Prescriptions of "Sang-Han-Ron", which were related to headaches, were repeatedly quoted in chinese medical publications. 3. Nameless prescriptions of headaches were recorded from earlier books to later publications. 4. It started to record prescriptions of headaches separately from "Hawl-In-Seo" in 1107. 5. Described how to discriminate Naesang from Oegam, but prescriptions of headache were not listed in Dongwon Yi's "Nae-Oe-Sang-Byeon-Hok-Ron" which was published in 1247.
Effects of Pinelliae Rhizoma Extract on Sociopsychological Stress
Kim, Su-Youn ; Lim, Se-Hyun ; Cho, Su-In ; Choi, Chang-Won ; Kim, Kyeong-Ok ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 35~47
Objectives : The effects of Pinelliae Rhizoma extract(PRe) were tested for the anti-stress action. Methods : PRe was fed to ICR male mice(
) orally with the dose of 100 mg/kg/day for five days. Mice were exposed to sociopsychological stress by restraining and seeing foot shock stressed mice for one hour for five days. Results : PRe administration had the effect of decreasing serum level of lipid peroxidation. The elevated plus-maze test is designed to detect the effect of anxiolytic drugs, and PRe administration group showed a significant increase of latency time. From Microarray, common features between mind-stimulus related genes and body-stimulus related genes were not so abundant When PRe was administered, there were some changes in distributions of mind-stimulus related genes but the distributions were not recovered to normal status. Conclusions : These results suggest that PRe can effectively rid the sociopsychological stress and stress concrened diseases.
Anti-depressant Effect of the Extracts of Aconitum carmichaeli
Chang, Moon-Kyoo ; Kim, Geun-Woo ; Koo, Byung-Soo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 49~64
Objectives : The water and methanol extracts of Aconitum carmichaeli(Aconiti Tuber Preparat) were investigated for their anti-depressant effects. Methods : In this study, reserpine-induced hypothermia test, tail suspension test and hot plate test. Additionally, the brain monoamine oxidase activity was determined in vivo. Results: In the reserpine-induced hypothermia test, both extracts suppressed the fall of body temperature compared to the control group in a dose-dependent manner, suggesting the inhibition on hypothermia. In the tail suspension test, the methanol extract dose-dependently reduced the duration of immobility by 28.4% at a dose of 1 g/kg compared to control group, which is more effective than the water extract. In the hot plate test, the water extract and methanol extract increased the jump latency time compared to the control group, showing the inhibition rate of 198% and 182%, respectively, at a dose of 1 g/kg. Methanol extracts potently inhibited the brain monoamine oxidase activity in an in vivo assay compared to the control group, showing 84.6% inhibition, but the water extract revealed very weak activity. Conclusions : Above results suggested that the extract of Aconitum carmichaeli can be useful for the prevention and treatment of depression.
A Comparison Research of Eastern and Western Medication on the Insomnia
Jung, Song-Hwa ; Kim, Ji-Hwon ; Lee, Hyo-Gyung ; Jang, Hyun-Ho ; Kim, Tae-Heon ; Lyu, Yeoung-Su ; Kang, Hyung-Won ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 65~88
Objectives : There has not been the comparison research of medication on the Insomnia as the complementary significance of the Oriental-Western Cooperative Therapeutic Viewpoint so far. The aim of this preliminary research is to study Eastern and Western Medication Model for the Insomnia through the comparison of Oriental Medication based on "Sang Han Lon" and "Dong yui bo gam". Methods : The author researched oriental-western viewpoints and the present treatment condition of Sleep and Sleeping Pills with reference to Korean articles issued since 1975, dissertations, journals registered or candidated on KCI, alternative medicine journals on Pubmed, and books concerning Neuropsychiatry. In the field of Oriental medical study, this study was demonstrated on "The Oriental Medical textbook of neuropsychiatry", "Sang han lon", "Dong yui bo gam" and the present research trend. Results : In Oriental Medicine, Insomnia is treated according to si-jie-bu-shui-zung (思結不睡證) type, rong-xie-bu-zu-zung (榮血不足證) type, yin-her-nae-re-zung (陰虛內熱證) type, xin-dan-her-qie-zung (心膽虛怯證) type, dam-xian-yu-jie-zung (痰涎鬱結證) type, and wei-zhong-bu-he-zung (胃中不和證) type etc. In Western Medicine, Insomnia has been treated by Barbiturate over 60's and BZ over 70's. According to recent treatment on Insomnia, Zolpidem or Zaleplon, which is short-lived and has less side effects, is used much, and tri-cyclic antidepressants are prescribed on a chronic psycho-physiological insomnia. Conclusions : Generally, Insomnia is being treated by controlling whole ways. The oriental medication is less effective for sleep induction. On the contrary, that of western medication is very effective for sleep induction, but there are many possibilities of side effects. If this two mutual therapy is conducted cooperatively, more effective medical care might be expected. Therefore, it is considered that not only the oriental medical study for sleep induction, but the study of Oriental-Western Cooperative Therapy should be preceded to treat Insomnia from now on.
Study on the Association of PSQI, IQ, BDI and DSOM in the Insomnia Patients(l)
Oh, Kyong-Min ; Kim, Bo-Kyong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 89~119
Objectives : This study was to investigate the association of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index(PSQI), Insomnia Questionaire(IQ), Beck Depression Inventory(BDI) and Diagnos system of oriental medicine(DSOM) in the Insomnia Patients. Methods : For this study, we carried out PSQI, IQ, BDI and DSOM of 37 patients with insomnia who have come to Donguei oriental hospital of Donguei university from November 2008 to May 2009. And Using cross tabulation analysis, verified the association of PSQI, IQ, BDI and DSOM. Results : 1. The most Frequent Pathogenic Factor is blood-deficiency(血虛) in total patients. 2. The score of BDI has positive correlation with sc10 of deficiency of qi(氣虛), damp(濕), kdney(腎) in total patients. 3. The score of PSQI has positive correlation with zp of liver(肝) in total patients. 4. The score of PSQI has positive correlation with sc10 and zp of insufficiency of Yin(陰虛), and the score of BDI has positive correlation with sc10 of blood stasis(血瘀) and zp of liver(肝) in female patients. 5. The score of PSQI has positive correlation with sc10 of deficiency of qi(氣虛) and zp of heart(心), and the score of IQ has positive correlation with sc10 of liver(肝) in male patients. 6. The duration from onset in the group of 22-59years are longer than the group of 60-80 years and the duration of using hypnotics have positive correlation with total sleep time in 22-59years group. 7. The score of PSQI has positive correlation with zp of liver(肝) in 22-59years group. 8. The score of PSQI has positive correlation with the score of BDI in 60-80years group. 9. The score of BDI has positive correlation with sc10 of deficiency of qi(氣虛) and zp of blood-deficiency(血虛), and the score of IQ has positive correlation with zp of coldness(寒) in 60-80years group. 10. The score of IQ has positive correlation with sc10 and zp of dryness(燥) in below 6 Months Group. 11. The score of PSQI has positive correlation with the score of BDI in over 6 Months Group. 12. The score of PSQI has positive correlation with zp of liver(肝) in over 6 Months Group. 13. The score of IQ has positive correlation with sc10 of dryness(燥) in BDI 2nd Grade Group. 14. The score of BDI has positive correlation with sc10 of kidney(腎) and the age has positive correlation with zp of heart(心) in BDI 3rd Grade Group. 15. The age has positive correlation with sc10 of damp(濕) in BDI 4th Grade Group. Conclusions : This study provides insights into the complicated associations of the pattern of insomnia with depression and Diagnos system of oriental medicine. And especially this study showed apparent correlation between insomnia and depression in 60-80years group and over 6 months group.
The Relativity of Thermography to HRV in Sasang Constitutional Groups
Park, Sun-Young ; Kim, Su-Hyun ; Chung, Dae-Kyoo ; Kim, Ju-Bong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 121~132
Objectives : This study was done to investigate the relativity of thermography to HRV(heart rate variability) in Sasang constitutional groups. Methods : We investigated 87 healthy workers consisted of 10 Taeumin, 47 Soeumin, 30 Soyangin. After diagnosing the Sasang constitution by QSCCII(Questionnaire for the Sasang Constitutional Classification), we ana lysed their HRV -time domain and frequency domain and also checked their thermography in April 2009. Results & Conclusions : Analysing the thermography, The whole skin temperature was showed equaly in many Taeumin, the face, Upper burner skin temperature was showed high in many Soeumin, and the abdomen skin temperature was showed low in many Soyangin. The relativity of the sympathetic index to skin temperature was high in Taeumin. The higher sympathetic index, the higher Upper burner skin temperature in Taeumin, the higer most of the skin temperature in Soyangin, lower the whole skin temperature in Soeumin.
Effect of Meditation According to Emotional State and Meditation Subgroup Evaluated by HRV(Heart Rate Variability)
Suh, Jin-Woo ; Hwang, Eun-Young ; Chung, Sun-Yong ; Whang, Wei-Wan ; Kim, Jong-Woo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 133~147
Objectives : This study has the object to evaluate the effect of meditation at the clinical field and to classify the profer meditation by the emotional states of patients. Methods : Thirty volunteers have been recruited using local advertisement. They devided into two groups(patient group, normal group). Emotional states and stressors (STAI, STAXI, BDI, SCL-90-R, Stress Response inventory, Life event stress) have been evaluated. After that test HRV(Heart Rate Variability) has been tested and subjects took a 5-minute rest. After that, one of meditation has been chosed and has been demonstrated for 10 minutes by practiced trainer(Autogenic Training, Fruit Imaginary Meditation, Random assignment). After 5 minutes resting time, HRV has been measured again with meditation that had been administered. Results : 1. The higher the scale of emotional index, the more sensitively react has been occured according to the meditation. 2. The rate of HRV index that means stable state is higher in Fruit Imaginary Meditation group who thought to be administered meditation well. 3. The Fruit Imaginary Meditation is more effective immediately than Autogenic Training assessed by HRV scale and VAS scale of well-administered meditation especially in patients group. 4. Subjects of Highly suffered emotional problem have more effect in Fruit Imaginary Meditation Group compared to Autogenic Training Group. Conclusions : Suitable beginner meditation course considered patient's emotional problem needs to be programmed.
Medical Ethics based on Confucian Ideas in Eastern Medicine
Kim, Geun-Woo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 149~168
Objectives : This study aimed for attain to ideal aspects in medical ethics-clinical medicine, through researching doctor's ethics based on Confucian ideas, Methods : Research materials are datum of Confucian ideas included eastern medical books and the Confucian old books, Stand on above-mentioned, I investigate indispensable ethical condition clinical doctor must have in diagnose and treat. Results and Conclusions : 1. Combination of people-oriented ideas-Confucian and applicative learning-Eastern Medicine, doctor's principle mind is initiated and Confucian physician is the center of that. 2. For practice morality and ethics using the Confucianist's good character, Eastern medical doctor read and acquire the Confucian books. 3. Eastern medical doctor make an effort for application a kind love ideas(perfect religious scholarship ideas of Confucian), serve parents and country as for practice and sublimate into a kind love ideas through practice of integrity and the self-sacrifice. 4. Occasion to examine the female patient, emphasize good manners by Confucian ideas's sexual distinction 5. According to the doctor-doctor ethics, partnership is important due to Confucian faith and good manners 6. Confucian physician often effected by the people around patient and the protector of patient and criticize positive influence by these kind of peoples(傍人) when diagnose and treat. 7. Owing to Confucian's a notion of preferring a son to a daughter(男兒選好思想), come out the methods of convert a son into a daughter(轉女爲男法)-manipulation of sex distinction. this method is criticized aspect of medical ethics.
Interim Report about The Effect of Bunsimgi-eum(Fenxinqiyin) on the Chest Discomfort of Hwa-byung's Major Symptom
Yim, Hyeon-Ju ; Kim, Seok-Hwan ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ; Kang, Wee-Chang ; Jung, In-Chul ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 169~188
Objectives : The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of Bunsimgi-eum on the chest discomfort of Hwa-byung's major symptom. Methods : In this randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled study, we planned to give Bunsimgi-eum or controlled medication for major symptoms of Hwa-byung. As preparatory research, 100 mm Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) for chest discomfort, the Hwa-byung' major symptom was measured as the 1st evaluative instrument, and Likert scale for major symptom of Hwa-byung, Korean State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory(STAXI-K), Korean State-Trait Anxiety Inventory(STAI-K), Korean Beck's Depression Inventory(BDI-K) and Heart Rate Variability(HRV) were also measured as the 2nd evaluative instrument at the before treatment. Results : Clinical characteristics-vital signs & demographic characteristics showed no significant difference between both groups. The characteristics of disease-chief complaint, pattern Identification, period, etiological factor, etc, also showed no significant difference between both groups. There were almost no Coincidence between pattern identification & weight of Hwa-byung's major symptoms. The results of Chest PA, EKG and clinicopathologic examination showed no significant difference between both groups. There were no significant difference between both groups in all valuation scales; 100 mm Visual Analogue Scale for chest discomfort, the Hwa-byung' major symptom was measured as the 1st evaluative instrument, and Likert scale for major symptom of Hwa-byung, STAXI-K, STAI-K, BDI-K and HRV. Conclusions : We considered that establishment of experimental group and controlled group was objective and worth conducting this research. And this methodology is expected to be applied to the subsequent research. And also, we hope to make up for this study through various study and discussion.
A Study on the Characteristics of MMPI Profile and Personality in Patients with Hwa-byung
Kim, Ji-Hwon ; Park, Bo-Ra ; Jang, Hyun-Ho ; Kim, Tae-Heon ; Lyu, Yeoung-Su ; Kang, Hyung-Won ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 189~203
Objectives : This study was to analyze characteristics of MMPI profile, personality and defensive mechanism on 32 Hwa-byeng patients. Methods : 32 Hwa-byeng patients and 28 normal control group were administered the MMPI. The characteristics of MMPI profile and the clinical scales of personality and defensive mechanism were analyzed statistically. Results : 1. Half of female Hwa-byeng patients are in their forties, twelve patients are high school graduates, housewives seem to have Hwa-byeng more than workers, and married ones have Hwa-byeng more than singles, divorcees or separated one 2. 60.6% patients are getting stressed from their husbands(the specific reasons are infidelity(55%), incapability(25%) and violence(20%)). And the rest are from in-law(28.8%), children(6.4%) and their own parents(3.2%). 3. MMPI profile of Hwa-byeng patients appeared as a type of 3-1 elevated by the scale of 3(Hy) and 1 (Hs). And Hwa-byeng patients appeared significantly high in the rest of scales except L, K, Mf and Ma scales comparing to control group. 4. Hwa-byeng patients were classified into 3 groups. First group is "V" type which is high in K scale and low in 3 (Hy), 4(Pd), 6(Pa). Second group is "V" type which is high in K scale and high in 3(Hy), 4(Pd), 6(Pa). Third group is high in F scale and high in 1(Hs), Z(D), 3(Hy), 4(Pd), 6(Pa), 7(Pt), 8(Sc) and 0(Si). 5. The analysis on MMPI profiles indicates that the thirties are highier in F scale than the fifties, the fifties are highier in Hy scale than the forties, workers are highier in Pd scale than housewives, singles or divorcees are highier in Pa scale than the married. 6. The characteristics of personality in Hwa-byeng patients are as follows. They are significantly lower in HST, NAR and very higher in CPS, PAG, DEP, STY, AVD, SZD comparing to control group. Especially in AVD and SZD scales are appeared the highest.
Analysis of Studies on Guibi-tang(Guipitang) for Fundamental Establishment of Evidence Based Medicine(EBM)
Kim, Jung-Hoon ; Lee, Jun-Kyoung ; Ha, Hye-Kyoung ; Seo, Chang-Seob ; Lee, Mi-Young ; Lee, Ho-Young ; Jung, Da-Young ; Lee, Nam-Hun ; Lee, Jin-Ah ; Huang, Dae-Sun ; Shin, Hyun-Kyoo ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 205~216
Objectives : To establish the fundaments for EBM of Traditional Korean Medicine, the papers on Guibi-tang(Guipitang) which were frequently used in medical institutions of Traditional Korean Medicine were analyzed through researching domestic and international literatures. Methods : The papers were classified by the year of publishment, by experimental methods, by laboratory animals used in biological experiment and by the kinds of studies on biological efficacy. Results : Of total 39 papers were registered in domestic journals. Since 1980, publishments of papers have continuously increased. The papers on biological studies were 34 volumes, clinical studies were 5 volumes. Biological studies mainly showed the effects of anti-stress, anti-oxidant, hemostasis, anti-osteoporosis, gastroprotection, reproductive ability, brain cell activity, radioprotection. And clinical studies showed improvements of fearful throbbing, memory and orientation, insomnia, vericose vein, schizophrenia. Conclusions : Guibi-tang(Guipitang) could be used to fortify the spleen, nourish the heart and then control the blood. However biological studies need to be conducted in accordance with clinical study and further clinical studies on randomized controlled trials should be proceeded.
Study about Personality Traits of Oriental Medical Students in Graduating Class on MMPI (1)
Lee, Dong-Wha ; Kim, Bo-Kyung ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 217~227
Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate personality traits of oriental medical students in graduating class by using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Methods : The subjects of this study were 164 (male 108, female 56) oriental medical students in Busan. MMPI scores were analyzed about validity scales, clinical scales and personality disorder scales in aspects of whole student, attendant year, gender and ages. Results & Conclusions : First, The average scores of MMPI scales showed that oriental medical students in graduating class lay within the range of normal. There was no difference among attendant years, and averages of each year made little difference to whole student. The students belonged to 'defensive group' that were doing adaptive defense relatively Second, in comparison with gender, female students got more social adaptability and less stress than male students. In comparison with ages, group of
years old tended to make up themselves with defensive attitude.
A Case Report of Miller Fisher Syndrome
Cha, Hye-Jin ; Lee, Ji-Won ; Seo, Young-Min ; Seo, Deok-Won ; Park, Se-Jin ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 229~236
Objectives : This study is designed investigate the effect of oriental medial therapy on a 63 year old female patient had Miller Fisher Syndrome with sleeplessness. Methods : We experienced a case of Miller Fisher Syndrome and treated with herbal medicine, eletro-acupuncture. The effects of treatment were measured by sleeping hour, taken measurements with a ruler(eyeball movement). Results : Whole condition (ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and so on) was improved and Oriental treatment had a good effect on sleeping hour. Conclusions : Oriental medical treatments were very effective for the patient had Miller Fisher Syndrome with sleeplessness.
A Clinical Report of Patient with Mandibula Tremor Caused by Spiritual Trauma
Seo, Young-Min ; Lee, Ji-Won ; Cha, Hye-Jin ; Seo, Deok-Won ; Park, Se-Jin ; Lee, Chang-Hee ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 237~247
Objectives : Tremor is increasing recently especially among senior citizens. In this case, the patient who had mandibular tremor caused by trauma, was not improved by western medicine. We tried to apply Oriental medical treatment. Methods : We treated the patient with acupuncture therapy and herbal medication and measured the frequency of the tremor, Jaw expression of Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale(AIMS) and Visual analog scale. Results: After treatment symptom of mandibular tremor was decreased significantly and other symptoms such as insomnia disappeared. Conclusions : During the admission days symptoms are decreased in contentment. This result suggests that Oriental medical treatment has good effect on tremor.
A Case Study of Patient with Jung Choong, Gyeong Gye that Improved by Hyeolbuchukyeo-tang
Kim, Yun-Yong ; Cho, Hye-Young ; Kwon, Yong-Ju ; Cho, Seung-Hun ; Hwang, Wei-Wan ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 249~259
Objectives : Anxiety is a symptom that many psychiatric patients experience. And in the traditional Korean medicine, anxiety is often categorized as a Gyeong Gye(驚悸) and Jung Choong(怔忡). In this case report, we will show the effective method in treatment of anxiety. Methods : First, We treated the patient with anxiety by the differential diagnosis of blood stasis(瘀血) that is summarized as stasis of blood, pollutant of blood and external blood of vessel. And we gave him Hyeolbuchukyeo-tang(血府逐瘀湯) whose effect is to eliminate blood stasis. And Second, we treated the patient with anxiety in the viewpoint of analytic psychology that claims anxiety has a meaning that makes patient be aware of the problem of himself. Results : The patient's symptom improved significantly. And this patient also can insight himself via the symptom of anxiety. It also help the patient improve. Conclusions : In the treatment of anxiety, the approach by the differential diagnosis of blood stasis(瘀血) can be helpful to improve patient's symptom. And treatment should include the insight of patent by the meaning of anxiety.
Application of Music-Listening Intervention for Somatoform Disorder : A Case Report
Cho, Hye-Young ; Kim, Yun-Yong ; Kwon, Yong-Ju ; Cho, Seung-Hun ; Whang, Wei-Wan ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 261~271
Objectives : This study was performed to report the effect of music-listening intervention and relaxation for somatoform disorder. Methods : A 51 year-old female patient suffered from several somatic symptoms without identifiable physical cause. We saw her symptoms were related to her psychological factors. We applied music-listening intervention and relaxation besides Korean traditional medical treatment to make her be aware of her psychological condition such as inner conflict and know symptoms are related to her psychological condition. Results : After the music-listening intervention and relaxation, the patient revealed her unrecognized hidden feelings and emotions and got some insights about herself. Then somatic symptoms such as dysesthesia and urinary frequency and anxiety were decreased considerably. Conclusions : These results suggest that the music-listening intervention and relaxation can be effective on improvement of soma to form disorder.
A Case Report of Sleepwalking Disorder with Hypnotherapy
Choi, Woo-Jin ; Jeong, Myeong-Suk ; Lee, Seung-Gi ; Kim, Hyun-Dong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 273~282
Objectives : The symptoms of Sleepwalking disorder include getting up, walking, talking, and even eating in one's sleep or sleep-like state. The patients do not realize what they have done. It is accepted that there is no specific treatment for this disorder. Some medications and psychotherapies including hypnotherapy have been used in various situations. In this study, the hypnotherapy was used on a 46-year-old female patient. Method : She had been suffering from insomnia, nightmares, and sleepwalking for over a year. Through hypnotherapy, she was able to express her anger towards people who had hurt her in the past. Also, through regression and trance logic, she was able to reconcile with her mother who had passed away. Result and Conclusion : As a result, her sleepwalking disappeared and other psychological problems such as depression and anxiety were reduced effectively.
A Research on 7 Cases of the Treatment Process for Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease or Parkinsonism
Park, Byeong-Jun ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 283~295
Objectives : Parkinson's disease is a chronic neuron-degenerative disease. The medication of dopamine, one of the most common treatment for the disease, has effects of improving the symptom, but when taken for a long term, the medicine brings about side-effects such as the phenomenon of medicinal efficacy disappearance and dyskinesia. In addition, it doesn't have any effects in slowing down or stopping the development of Parkinson's disease. Methods : Accordingly, this study aims to investigate the clinical cases to stop or improve the development of Parkinson's disease by carrying out an independent treatment with Oriental medicine and a combined treatment with Western and Oriental medicines respectively for over 6 months. Results and Conclusions : The results of the study is expected to be an important precedent for the treatment of neuron-degenerative diseases of cranial nerve including Parkinson's disease in the future.
Clinical Report of One Case with Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety Disorder Improved by Traditional Korean Medical Treatment and Breathing Meditation
Oh, Kyong-Min ; Kim, Bo-Kyong ;
Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, volume 20, issue 3, 2009, Pages 297~307
Objectives : Insomnia, depression and anxiety disorder are widespread in elderly patients. Mood disorder and insomnia share complex theoretical and clinical relationships. We investigated if traditional Korean medical treatment and breathing meditation are effective in patient with insomnia, depression and anxiety disorder. Methods : We treated one patient with traditional Korean medical treatment such as accupuncture, herb-medication, moxa and breathing meditation Results : After Treatment, the chief complaint and accompanying symptoms were improved, and the score of BAI, SADS, BDI, PSQI, IQ were decresed. Conclusions : According to this study traditional Korean medical treatment is effective for the cure of insomnia, depression and anxiety disorder and breathing meditation forifies the traditional Korean medical treatment.