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Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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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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Characteristics of Acupuncture at LU10 on Abdominal Thermography of Health Subject
Jeon Moon-Kee ; Kim Jae-Hyo ; Byun Kee-Won ; Do Jin-Woo ; Kim Kyung-Sik ; Sohn In-Cheul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 1~20
This study was examined for characteristics of acupuncture of LU10 on the abdominal thermography of health subject. The volunteers who participating in this study had taken rest for 20 - 30 mins in room temperature
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 both LU10 for 30 mins. The results showed that acupuncture of LU10 for 30 mins had more potencies of changes on all the ROIs of abdominal thermography than those of control group. Also, those responses were significantly clear at the A1, A3, A6, A7 and A9 areas. It was observed that the quantities of thermal changes following acupuncture of LU10 been increased significantly comparing that of control group at the all ROIs (region of interest). These effects have more potencies at the upper (A1 and A2) and below (A7, A8, A9) abdominal areas than midline ones (A4, A5, and A6). These results suggest that acupuncture of LU10 having the characteristics of controls of chill and fever (寒熱) may modulate thermal distributions and changes of abdominal areas including the below of chest.
Analysis of electrical potentials of patients with stiffness of nape
Choi Hwan-Soo ; Nam Bong-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 21~29
Objectives : Assuming that the characteristic of meridian system has been similar to that of electrical potentials in human body and that measurements of electrical potential at well(井穴) and sea (合穴) points in branches of the twelve meridians(WSBTM) will be representative of measurements of the twelve meridians, to measure the electrical potentials of 13 patients with stiffness of nape(項强症, SN), to find out the characteristic of meridian system in patients with SN. Methods : Electrical potentials of well and sea points in the meridians in 13 patients with stiffness at neck diagnosed as SN were repeatedly measured by physiograph(PowerLab). Measurements of those electrical potentials were analyzed by factor analysis. Results and Conclusions : The electrical potentials of WSBTM at the left side were divided into five factors. On the other hand those at the right side were divided into five factors. In conclusion, electrical potentials of well and sea points might be the representative meridian to show their characteristics.
The Effect of Electroacupuncture at the BL60 (Kollyun) on the EEG
Lee Tae-Young ; Lee Kwang-Gyu ; Jang Yun-Sung ; Yuk Sang-Won ; Lee Chang-Hyun ; Lee Sang-Ryong ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 31~46
Objectives : The aim of this study was to examine the effects of electroacupuncture(EA) at the BL60 (Kollyun) on normal humans using power spectral analysis. Methods : EEG power spectrum exhibit site-specific and state-related differences in specific frequency bands. In this study, power spectrum was used as a measure of complexity. 30 channel EEG study was carried out in 10 subjects
years). Results : In alpha band, the power values at Fz during the non-acupoint treatment and at Fp2, T5 during the BL60-acupoint treatment significantly were decreased. In beta band, the power values at C3, Po2, O2, Oz during the BL60-acupoint treatment significantly were increased than the before-acupuncture treatment. In theta band, the power values at F7 during the BL60-acupoint treatment significantly was increased. However, the comparison with that before and after the treatment shows no significant differences in all channels.
The Effects of Herbal Acupuncture on Immuno-regulatory Action of the Hypothalamus in Rats
Lee Tae-Hoo ; Park Hi-Joon ; Lim Sabina ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 47~54
Effects of Moxibustion on Zusanli(SP6), Yinlingquan(SP9) and Pangguangshu(BL28) at Experimental Acute renal failure in rats.
Youn Dae-Hwan ; Park Jong-Seung ; Kim Young-Sung ; Kim Jeong-Sang ; Na Chang-Su ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 55~66
Objectives : The aim of this experiment is to investigate the effects of moxibustion on SP6, Sp9 and BL28 in uranyl acetate-induced acute renal failure in rats. Methods : To induce experimental acute renal failure, uranyl acetate was intraperitoneally injected to rats by 5mg/kg. 3 days later moxibustion treatment was done at SP6, Sp9 and BL28 bilaterally of the rats. And then 4 days later, we measured rats' body weight, kidney weight, serum BUN, creatinine and serum electrolytic levels(Na, K and Cl). Results : In the SP6 group, serum BUN were significantly decreased (p<0.01). In the BL28 group, serum Na level were significantly decreased (p<0.05). In the
group, serum creatinine level were significantly increased but serum Na level, serum Cl level were significantly decreased(p<0.05). In the
group, hypertrophy index of kidney and serum creatinine level were significantly decreased(p<0.01) and serum BUN were marginally significantly decreased (0.1
Effects of Acanthopanax senticosus herb-acupuncture on cell proliferation and nitric oxide synthase expression in dentate gyrus of alcohol-intoxicated rats
Kim Jong-Chul ; Lee Eun-Yong ; Kim Ho-Hyun ; Kim Ee-Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 67~76
Effects of Combination of Danggwibohyeol-tang Herbal-acupuncture on Anemic Rats
Jin Jae-Do ; Kim Yun-Hong ; Jung Tae-Young ; Seo Jeong-Chul ; Leem Seong-Cheol ; Han Sang-Won ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 77~92
Objective; This study was investigated to test the anti-anemic effects of Danggwibohyeol-tang for herbal acupuncture on rat with anemia induced by phenylhydrazine according to composition ratio. Methods; Danggwibohyeol-tang herbal-acupuncture was administered into Kyoksu(膈兪穴, BL17) and RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, platelet, MPV, PDW, indirect bilirubin and lactate dehydrogenase were tested. Results; The obtained results are summarized as follows: (1) In control group RBC was significantly reduced in comparison with normal group. And in Danggwibohyeol-tang group A, B, C there was significant inhibitory effect on reduction in comparison with control group. The effect of Danggwibohyeol-tang group C was similiar to that of Danggwibohyeol-tang group B and was higher than that of Danggwibohyeol-tang group A. (2) In control group hemoglobin was significantly reduced in comparison with normal group. And in Danggwibohyeol-tang group A, B, C there was significant inhibitory effect on reduction in comparison with control group but there was no significant difference between Danggwibohyeol-tang group A, B, C. (3) In control group hematocrit was significantly reduced in comparison with normal group. And in Danggwibohyeol-tang group A, B, C there was significant inhibitory effect on reduction in comparison with control group. The effect of Danggwibohyeol-tang group C was higher than that of Danggwibohyeol-tang group A or B. (4) In case of MCV, MCH, MCHC and RDW there was no significant anti-anemic effect. (5) Danggwibohyeol-tang group significantly inhibited the growth of platelet. In case of Danggwibohyeol-tang A and B group there was more inhibitory effect than Danggwibohyeol-tang C group but there was no significant difference between Danggwibohyeol-tang A and B group. (6) In case of MPV, PDW and indirect bilirubin there was no significant difference between Danggwibohyeol-tang group and control group. (7) Danggwibohyeol-tang group significantly inhibited the growth of lactate dehydrogenase. In case of Danggwibohyeol-tang C group there was more inhibitory effect than Danggwibohyeol-tang B group and Danggwibohyeol-tang B group showed more inhibitory effect than Danggwibohyeol-tang A group. Conclusion; From above results Danggwibohyeol-tang for herbal acupuncture showed significant anti-anemic effect in some parameters. Further study is needed for the effect of Danggwibohyeol-tang according to different composition ratio.
Effects of Wisoo(B-21) and Baekwhe(GV-20) acupuncture on serum glucose concentration and lipid composition in high fat diet induced diabetic rat
Lee Sang-Hoon ; Lee Joon-Moo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 93~100
Effects of Wisoo and Baekwhe acupuncture on serum glucose and lipid composition were investigated in high fat diet induced diabetic rat. Plasma glucose, free fatty acids and
concentration showed a high reduction in wisoo acupuncture group compared to those of control group, however the values of baekwhe acupuncture group showed no significantly different those of control group. Plasma triglyceride and LDL-cholesterol concentration showed a tendency to decrease in the wisoo acupuncture groups, however the values of baekwhe showed no significantly different those of control group. Total cholesterol concentration showed a high reduction in wisoo acupuncture groups and HDL-cholesterol concentration showed a high values in wisoo acupuncture group, however these values no significantly different in all treatment groups.
A Literatural study of the acupuncture on Dudurugi(두드러기)
Hwang Bae-Youn ; Hong Seung-Won ; Lee Sang-Ryong ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 101~120
This study is performed to investigate the cause, symptom and acupuncture on Dudurugi through the literature of oriental medicine. The findings of this study are as follows: 1. Dudurugi is caused by exogenous pathogenic factors(wind, heat, cold, damp), sthenic inter damage factors(heat accumulated in the intestine and stomach, blood-heat, blood-stasia) and asthenia inter damage factors(asthenia of the spleen and stomach, blood-asthenia, asthenia of energy-blood, yin-asthenia and blood-dryness, yan-asthenia and energy-asthenia). 2. The symptom of Dudurugi is appeared in the skin and its surface is processed apparently or itch. 3. The treatment of Dudurugi was used by expelling the wind with removing pathogen. 4. In the treatment of Dudurugi, The su-yangmyong taejang-kyong of 12 merdians was mainly used and, the kokchi(LI11) of acupoints was most used in the acupuncture and moxibustion. 5. In the treatment of Dudurugi, acupoints of tok-maek and chok-t'aeyangkyong were mainly used in the case of showing symptoms caused by exogenous pathogenic factors and, acupoints of chok-t'aemkyong were mainly used in the case of showing symptoms caused by damp-heat accumulated in the intestine and stomach. When there were any other symptoms accompanied, other acupoints were more used.
A Philological Study of Acupunture and Moixbustion for leukorrhea
Yang Seung-Jeong ; Lee Jin-A ; Jin Cheon-Sik ; Na Chang-Su ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 121~135
Objectives & Methods : This study was designed to investigate acupunture and moibustion for leukorrhea through literature research. We extracted the parts and acupuncture and moxibustion forleukorrhea from ancient and modern oriental medical literature. Results & Conclusions : The acupoint used on acupunture only were 66 acupoints. The acupoints used often were SP6, GB26, LR2, CV6, SP9, BL30, BL32 in order and the meridians used often were BL, SP, CV, LR, KI, ST in order. The acupoint used on moxibustion only were 35 acupoints. The acupoints used often were CV3, BL30, GV4, CV8, SP6 in order and the meridians used often were CV, BL, SP, KI, LR in order. In case of comparative investigation about acupuncture & moxa point being found in the literature of the past and the modern age, in the past literature, acupoints curing a disease of internal genitals in women were selected. But on the other hand, in the modern literature, acupuncture points were selected by differentiation of symptoms and signs.
A study on the interrelation between the twelve-Meridian Muscle and Muscles
Sim Won-Bo ; Kim Yong-Deuk ; An Young-Nam ; Kim Kyung-Sik ; Sohn In-Chul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 20, issue 2, 2003, Pages 137~153
The Oriental Medicine is described with so many terms of its own theory causing misunderstand of the concept which is expressed with same term used in modern medicine. Muscular system is also used in the both medicines, the Oriental Medicine and modern medicine. For the purpose of resolving the misunderstand of using the medical terms, we referred to a large number of literature for the muscular system in both medicine. Although there are few references concerning about systematic components in the Oriental Medicine, among the concepts of the Oriental Medicine, there are comparatively many approaches to the Meridian muscular system, a muscular system related with the Meridian, Therefore, there are many similarities and differences in the interrelation between the muscular system which was stated at the time of the concept of the Meridian system was developed and anatomical muscular system in the modern medicine. As a result of survey the references, we found out that anatomical muscular system is limited to visual compartments, whereas the Meridian muscular system is covering not only visual components but also the relation with internal organs. We conclude that there are conceptual differences in the kyung-keun system in the past and anatomical muscular system in the present.