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Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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Society for Meridian and Acupoint
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Volume 20, Issue 4 - Dec 2003
Volume 20, Issue 3 - Sep 2003
Volume 20, Issue 2 - Jun 2003
Volume 20, Issue 1 - Mar 2003
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Effects of Zusanli (ST36) Acupuncture on Abdominal Thermography of Health Subject
Sim Won-Bo ; Kim Jae-Hyo ; Kim Jong-Sung ; Song Jae-Soo ; Kim Kyung-Sik ; Sohn In-Cheul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 1~20
This study was examined for effects of acupuncture of Zusanli (ST36) on the abdominal thermography of health subject. The volunteers who participating in this study had taken rest for 20-30 mins in room temperature (23-
) before the examination and informed them what to prohibit smoking, drinking and administration of drug for the previous day. The thermography of abdomen including a below part of the chest was taken using Infra-Red Imaging System (IR 2000, MEDI-CORE Co, Korea) by time interval of 15 minutes at 15 min before, just before and 15 min after, 30 min after and 45 min after acupuncture stimulation. Acupuncture was applied to the left ST36 acupoint for 30 mins. The results showed that acupuncture of ST36 significantly had more potencies of changes on all the of abdominal thermography than those of control group. Also, it was observed that the quantities of thermal changes following acupuncture of ST36 been increased significantly comparing that of control group at all the ROIs (region of interest). Observed the thermography classified by ROI, however, it was failed that acupuncture of ST36 could modulate the specific areas concerning to the abdominal pathway of Stomach Meridian. These results suggest that acupuncture of ST36 may modulate thermal distributions and changes of abdominal areas including the below of chest.
The Effect of LI4, ST36 & LI4+ST36 acupuncture on Rat Jaw Opening Reflex by Upper Incisor Pulp Stimulation
Oh Chang-Rock ; Cho Myung-Rae ; Chae Woo-Seok ; Na Chang-Su ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 21~30
Objectives : The pain was induced on upper and lower incisor of the rat based on the theory of 'connections of upper incisor pain with stomach meridian and lower incisor pain with large intestine meridian'. Such acupoints as LI4 and ST36 were used for alleviation of upper and lower incisor pain. Methods : The digastric myogram (dEMG) was utilized for the pain measurement. Results : The ST36 acupuncture after induction of upper incisor pain was gradually decreased or increased the dEMG. The LI4 acupuncture after induction of upper incisor pain was gradually decreased the dEMG. The ST36+LI4 acupuncture after induction of upper incisor pain was gradually decreased the dEMG. We knew this thing which the ST36+LI4 acupuncture decreased the dEMG most greatly and kept long compared to ST36 acupuncture, LI4 acupuncture. Conclusions : Acupuncture treatment at the loci of not only ST36 acupuncture but LI4 acupuncture were relieved the upper incisor pain. It was well suitable to the theory 'connections of upper incisor pain with stomach meridian' that ST36 acupuncture decreased the upper incisor pain. But there was not to decrease the dEMG for the ST36 acupuncture. We are considered as tracing study continuously about ST36 acupuncture. It was not suitable to the theory 'connections of upper incisor pain with stomach meridian' that LI4 acupuncture decreased the upper incisor pain. These results was considered as the function by the characteristic of the LI4 acupoint.
Effect of acupuncture hanggan and chungwan on serum lipid composition in rat fed high fat diet
Lee Eun ; Lee Joon-Moo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 31~38
Effects of Haenggan(
) and Chungwan (
) acupuncture on plasma lipid composition were investigated in rat fed high fat diet. Body weight gain showed a tendency to decrease in acupuncture groups and in acupuncture groups, chungwan acupuncture groups showed a lower values than haenggan acupuncture group. Concentrations of plasma triglyceride, free fatty acids showed a decrease in the acupuncture groups. Concentration of plasma lipoprotein showed a tendency to decrease in acupuncture groups, however in the control group and haenggan group, the values showed no significantly different. Plasma glucose concentration showed a low values than control group, in acupuncture groups, the values showed no significantly different. In plasma cholesterol concentration, total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol showed a tendency to decrease in acupuncture groups, however the values of LDL-cholesterol showed no significantly different in the control group and haenggan group. HDL-cholesterol concentration showed no significantly different in all treatment groups.
Effect of Sophorae Flos Aqua-acupuncture Solution on the Quinone Reductase and Glutathione S-transferase Activities of Hepa 1c1c7 Cells
Lee Ki-Taek ; Lim Jong-Kook ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 39~43
Sophorae Flos aqua-acupuncture solution(SFAS) was prepared and tested for the induction of quinone reductase and glutathione S-transferase activities and glutathione. SFAS significantly induced QR activity at the concentrations of
in cell culture. However, GST activity in murine Hepa 1c1c7 cells was slightly increased with SFAS. SFAS increased GSH levels.
The Scavenging Effect on NO, DPPH and Inhibitory Effect on IL-4 in Schizandrae Fructus Herbal-Acupuncture Solution
Cho Hyun-Yeul ; Yoon Jong-Seok ; Seo Bo-Myung ; Lee Sea-Youn ; Kim Sung-Woong ; Baek Jung-Han ; Park Chi-Sang ; Seo Jeong-Chul ; Han Sang-Won ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 45~55
Backgrounds : It has been investigated about ageing theory. However, ageing mechanism still remains to be unknown. Since Harman proposes that ageing and ageing related diseases might be due to oxidative damage and these are modifiable by genetic and environmental factors. For designing an optimal nutritional countermeasure against ageing and ageing related disease, it is necessary to understand the ageing mechanism and other reactive species. Objectives : Schizandra Chinesis has been clinically used to treat brain disease, respiratory or inflammatory disease etc. in Oriental medicine. The purpose of this study is to investigate the scavenging effect of Schizandrae Fructus herbal-acupuncture solution(SFHA) on NO, DPPH and IL-4. Results : The results are summarized as follows; (1) There is a significant scavenging effect of SFHA on NO in 0.1, 1, 10mg/ml group after 24hrs. (2) There is a significant scavenging effect of SFHA on DPPH in 1,
group. (3) There is a significant inhibitory effect of SFHA on IL-4 in 1, 10,
group. Conclusions : These findings indicate that SFHA can be used as antioxidant or antiimflammatory drug. But further study is needed about the effect of SFHA.
Protective effects Acanthopanax senticosus extracts on ethanol-induced apoptosis in TM3 mouse Leydig cells
Kim Jong-Chul ; Kim Hee-Taek ; Kim Ho-Hyun ; Kim Ee-Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 57~64
The Potential of Cnidium officinale Makino as the Component of Gamgungtang to Induce the phase II Enzyme in vivo
Han Sang-Hun ; Shon Yun-Hee ; Kim Hyuck ; Lee Hee-Soon ; Park In-Kyung ; Nam Kyung-Soo ; Kim Cheorl-Ho ; Lim Jong-Kook ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 65~70
The activity of phase II enzyme in the liver of mice was examined following the application of Cnidium officinale Makino aqua-acupuncture solution (COMAS). The application of COMAS
to mice for 7 days increased quinone reductase(QR) activity. The glutathione S-transferase(GST) activity was also increased with COMAS. A greater increase was observed in the glutathione(GSH) levels than in the QR and GST activities.
The Oriental Medical Study of Myofascial Pain Syndrome about Shoulder
Kwon Sun-Chul ; Lee Sang-Ryong ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 71~90
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in human body, so many people suffer from the shoulder pain. In order to improve medical care about shoulder muscle disease, Myofascial Pain Syndrome(M.P.S) is compared with the oriental medical theory. The findings of this study are as follows; 1. Myofascial Pain Syndrome(M.P.S) is the sensory, motor, and autonomic symptoms caused by myofascial trigger points. For the objectivity of the oriental medical theory, practical application is necessary. 2. The meridian and meridian-muscle of the shoulder is su-sam-yang(手三陽), su-sam-um(手三陰). Meridian-muscle theory is similar to anatomical muscle and myofascia. 3. There is similarity in the trigger point and Ashi(阿是)-point, taut band and palpable tender-point(硬結), referred pain and Hangki(行氣). In this study, myofacial pain syndrome is similar to the oriental medical theory. If myofacial pain syndrome is applicated in treatment, the cure of shoulder pain and objectivity of the oriental medical theory is improved.
Obesity's Acupuncture & Moxibustion Therapy in a viewpoint of
Sim Seong-Youn ; Lee Jun-Moo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 1, 2003, Pages 91~101
Object of this study is as follows. We check on obesity mentioned in
and consider the results with an analysis. And then, We offer Obesity's Acupuncture & Moxibustion Therapy with a base by the results and
We confirmed the follows by the results of this study.
tells that obesity reduces a life and causes a disease.
said that Acupuncture & Moxibustion Therapy was effective on a treatment of Obesity.