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Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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Volume 23, Issue 4 - Dec 2006
Volume 23, Issue 3 - Sep 2006
Volume 23, Issue 2 - Jun 2006
Volume 23, Issue 1 - Mar 2006
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Effects of Invasive Low Level Laser Acupuncture Therapy(LLLAT) depending on capacity at LU7+LR5 on the Hyperlipemia Rats Induced by High Fat Diet
Bang, Sang-Hee ; Youn, Dae-Hwan ; Cho, Myung-Re ; Yim, Hyun-Jin ; Na, Chang-Su ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 1~14
Objectives : This research was performed to investigate the effect of invasive low level laser acupuncture therapy(LLLAT) at Yolgyol+yogu(LU7+LR5) on weight gain, food intake, food efficiency, lipid metabolism and liver function in hyperlipemia rats. Methods : Experimental groups were divided into high fat diet cup(Control group), high fat diet and 15 mW/5 min LLLAT at LU7+LR5(15 mW/5 min group), 15 mW/10 min LLLAT at LU7+LR5(15 mW/10 min group), 30 mW/5 min LLLAT at LU7+LRS(30 mW/5 min group), 30 mW/10 min LLLAT at LU7+LR5(30 mW/10 min group). LLLAT was treated at the 15,30mW-5,10min once a 2day during 5 weeks. Results : Body weight was decreased significantly in 30 mW/s min group and 30 mW/10 min group compared with control group. Food intake was decreased significantly in 15 mW/5 min group and 15 mW/10 min group compared with control group. Food efficiency was decreased significantly in 30 mW/10 min group compared with control group. In the lipid metabolism, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and free fatty acid were increased significantly in 15 mW/5 min group and 30 mW/10 min group compared with control group. LDL-cholesterol was increased in 30 mW/10 min group and phospholipids was decreased significantly in all experimental group compared with control group. triglyceride was not showed significant result in all experimental group. In the liver function, AST was not showed significant result in all experimental group, ALT and ALP were increased significantly in 30 mW/10 min group, ALP was decreased in 30 mW/5 min group compared with control group. Conclusions : LLLAT at LU7 and LR5 can manage hyperlipemia by controlling body weight, food intake, food efficiency ratio and lipid metabolism.
The Effect of Electroacupuncture at the ST36 on the Electroencephalogram
Gwon, Sun-Cheol ; Youn, Dae-Sik ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 15~36
Objectives . The aim of this study was to examine the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) at the ST36 on normal humans by using power spectral analysis. Methods : EEG(Electroencephalogram) power spectral exhibits site-specific and state-related differences in specific frequency bands. In this study, power spectrum was used as a measure of complexity. 32 channel EEG study was carried out in 12 subjects (10 males; age=26.7 years old, 2females; age=28 years old). Results ; In
(alpha) band, the power values at Fp2, F7, F3, Fz, FTC1, FTC2, T3, C3, Cz, C4, TT1, TCP1, CP1, CP2,T5, P3, Pz, P4, Po1, Po2, O1, Oz,O2 channels(p<0.05) during the ST36-acupoint treatment were significantly increased. In
(beta) band, the power values at Fp2, F7, F3, Fz, F4, F8, FTC1, FTC2, T3, C3, Cz, C4, TT1, TCP1, CP1, CP2, T5, P3, Pz, P4, Po1, Po2, O1, Oz, O2 channels(p<0.05) during the ST36-acupoint treatment were significantly decreased. In
(delta) band, the power values at F7, Fz, T3, C3, TT1, TCP1, CP1, CP2, T5, P3, Pz,T6, Po1, PO2,O1, Oz, O2 channels(p<0.05) during the ST36-acupoint treatment were significantly decreased. In
(theta) band, the power values at F7, Fz, FTC1, T3, TCP1, CP2, TCP2, Po1, Po2 channels(p<0.05) during the ST36-acupoint treatment were significantly decreased.
values at Cz, T5, O1, Oz, O2 channels during the ST36-acupoint treatment were increased.
values at Fpl, F7, F3, Fz, F4, F8, FTC1, FTC2, T3, C3, C4, T4, TT1, TCP1, TCP2, TT2, P3, P4, T6, Pol channels during the ST36-acupoint treatment were increased. Conclusions : This results suggest that Electroacupuncture at the ST36 mostly affects the charge on alpha(23 channels), beta(25 channels) bands.
Effects of Poncirus trifoliata Pharmacopuncture on plasma lipid composition and concentration of
and IL-6 in rats fed high fat diet
Lee, Jong-Wook ; Lee, Ji-Hyang ; Lee, Eun ; Lee, Joon-Moo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 37~44
Objective : To investigate the effects of Poncirus trifoliata Pharmacopuncture on lowering lipid and contents of serum tumor necrosis
and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in hyperlipidemic rats. Methods : Triglyceride, total cholesterol,
, and IL-6 levels in Poncirus trifoliata Pharmacopuncture groups were compared with those in the control group. Results : Concentration of triglyceride and total cholesterol in plasma was decreased in the Poncirus trifoliata Pharmacopuncture groups. In Poncirus trifoliata Pharmacopuncre groups, plasma LDL-cholesterol showed a lower value and HDL-cholesterol showed a higher value than those of the control group. Contents of
was decreased in the Poncirus trifoliata Pharmacopuncture groups. Contents of IL-6, however, were not significantly different. Conclusions : The results suggest that Poncirus trifoliata Pharmacopuncture may have an impact on lipid metabolism to potentially prevent development of diabetes mellitus and accompanying cerebrovascular diseases.
The Effect of Juglandis Semen Herbal Acupuncture on Alterations of Tubular Transport Function in Rabbits with Mercury-Induced Acute Renal Failure
Lee, Seong-Han ; Kim, Cheol-Hong ; Youn, Hyoun-Min ; Jang, Kyung-Jeon ; Ahn, Chang-Beohm ; Song, Choon-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 45~57
Objective : This study was undertaker to determine if Juglandis Semen herbal acupuncture (JSA) exerts protective effect against alterations in membrane transport function in rabbits with mercury-induced acute renal failure. Methods : Nephrotoxicity was induced by subcutaneous administration of Hg(a single dose of 10mg/kg) and JSA was performed at both sides of Shenshu(
, Sinsu) for 7 days. Results: The administration of Hg at a subcutaneous single dose of 10 mg/kg caused a reduction in GFR to 12% of the basal value and an increase in fractional
excretion to 8.9-fold, indicating generation of acute renal failure. When JSA were given for 7 days prior to Hg administration, such changes were significantly attenuated. The fractional excretion of glucose and phosphate was increased to approximately 102- and 35-fold, respectively, in rabbits treated with Hg alone. The increase in rabbits treated with Hg following ISA are significantly lower than that in animals treated with Hg alone. Uptakes of glucose and phosphate in purified isolated brush-border membrane and
activity in microsomal fraction were inhibited in rabbits treated with Hg alone, suggesting that impairment in proximal reabsorption of glucose and phosphate is resulted from a direct damage of membrane transport carriers and disruption of the normal
gradient. Such changes were prevented by JSA. Conclusion These results indicate that the administration of Hg causes impairment in reabsorption of solutes in the proximal tubule via the generation of reactive oxygen species. JSA provides the protection against the Hg-induced impairment in proximal reabsorption, and its effect may be resulted from its antioxidant action.
Effects of Coix lachryma-jobi var. mayuen stapf. Pharmacopuncture on Plasma lipid composition and glucose in rat fed high fat diet.
Lee, Sang-Hoon ; Lee, Ji-Hyang ; Lee, Eun ; Lee, Joon-Moo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 59~66
Objective : To investigate the effects of Yullmoo (Coix lachryma-jobi var. mayuen stapf.) Pharmacopuncture on plasma lipid composition and glucose concentration in hyperlipidemic rats. Methods :
free fatty acids, triglyceride and total cholesterol levels in Yullmoo (Coix lachryma-jobi var. mayuen stapf.) Pharmacopuncture groups were compared with those in the control group. Results : Concentration of
showed no significantly different in all treatment groups. Concentration of free fatty acids, triglyceride and total cholesterol in plasma were decreased in the Yullmoo (Coix lachryma-jobi var. mayuen stapf.) Pharmacopuncture groups. In the Yullmoo (Coix lachryma-jobi val. mayuen stapf.) Pharmacopuncture groups, plasma LDL-cholesterol showed a lower value and HDL-cholesterol showed a higher value than those of the control group. Contents of glucose were decreased in the Yullmoo (Coix lachryma-jobi val. mayuen stapf.) Pharmacopuncture groups. Conclusions : The results suggest that Yullmoo (Coix lach.yma-jobi var. mayuen stapf.) Pharmacopuncture may have an impact on lipid metabolism to potentially prevent obesity and enhance treatment effect.
Effect of moxi-tar herbal acupuncture on the carrageenan-induced arthritis in rats
Koo, Sung-Tae ; Shin, Jong-Keun ; Choi, Yun-Young ; Song, Jung-Bang ; Kim, Jae-Hyo ; Kim, Kyoung-Sik ; Sohn, In-Chul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 67~85
Obiecnves : The purpose of this study was to examine the analgesic effect of moxi-tar on a rat model of carrageenan-induced arthritis and the relations between moxi-tar-induced analgesia and endogenous NO and iNOS, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and c-Fos protein expression in the spinal cord. Methods : Carrageenan-induced arthritis rat model was used to test the effect of moxi-tar as a chronic pain model. After the induction of arthritis, rats subsequently showed a reduced stepping force of the affected limb for at least the next 4 days. The reduced stepping force of the limb was presumably due to a painful knee, since oral injection of indomethacin produced temporary improvement of weight bearing. Moxi-tar dissolved in ethyl alcohol was injected several acupoints. After the treatment, behavioral tests measuring stepping force were periodically conducted during the next 12 hours. Results : Moxi-tar produced significant improvement of stepping force of the hindlimb affected by the arthritis lasting at least 9 hours. The magnitude of this improvement was equivalent to that obtained after an oral injection of 3 mg/kg of indomethacin and this improvement of stepping force was interpreted as an analgesic effect. Moxi-tar produced the improvement of stepping force of the affected hindlimb in a dose-dependent manner. Both NO production and iNOS, COX-2 protein expression increased by arthritis were suppressed by moxi-tar. moxi-tar on combination with electroacupuncture (EA) produced more powerful and longer lasting improvement of stepping force of the hindlimb affected by the arthritis than either moxi-tar or EA did. Conclusion : The present study suggest that moxi-tar produces a potent analgesic effect on the chronic knee arthritis pain model in the rat and that moxi-tar-induced analgesia modulate endogenous NO through the suppression of iNOS/COX-2 protein expression.
Effects of Aconitum pseudo-laeve on Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Periaqueductal Gray of Collagenase-induced Rat Osteoarthritis Model
Kim, Hyun-Soo ; Seo, Il-Bok ; Park, Se-Keun ; Kim, Jeong-Seon ; Seo, Jung-Chul ; Choi, Sun-Mi ; Koo, Sung-Tae ; Kim, Ee-Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 87~94
Current evidence on acupuncture from sham needle studies
Lee, Hyang-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 95~109
Objectives : There has been a considerable debate about how to best control for placebo effects in clinical trials of acupuncture. Recently several sham needles were developed and validated. This study aimed at summarising the validation studies of these needles and evaluating the outcomes of the randomised controlled trials (RCTs) using them. Methods : Computerised literature searches were performed using 'acupuncture' AND 'placebo OR sham' with a limitation of the results to RCTs in Medline via PubMed and the Cochrane Library. Only formally validated sham needle controlled studies were included. Data were extracted regarding study design, condition, sample size, credibility testing, intervention and outcomes. Methodological quality was assessed using a modified Jadad scale. Results : Three validated sham needles by Streitberger, Park, and Fink, were identified. Acupuncture's effectiveness for various conditions was tested using these needles in 12 RCTs. Real acupuncture was superior to sham acupuncture for rotator cuff tendonitis and hypertension. No significant differences between real acupuncture and sham acupuncture emerged for chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, postoperative nausea and vomiting, menstrually related migraine, acute stroke rehabilitation, chronic/episodic tension-type headache, neutrophil respiratory burst in healthy volunteers, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and chronic poststroke leg spasticity. Conclusions : The new sham devices have been adequately validated and may be useful tools for investigating specific research question. In spite of the sham needle's limits, the results of RCTs using such devices tend to suggest that the clinical effects of acupuncture are largely due to a placebo response.
Effect of acupuncture applied to Naegwan (PC6) and Joksamni (ST36) on the fullness of epigastrium or epigastric pain
Sohn, In-Chul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 111~118
Objectives : To test the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture applied to PC6 and ST36 for the relief of fullness of epigastrium or epigastric pain. Subjects and Methods : We enrolled fifty patients in a case series study The patients were mainly female (94 %) with an average age of 55 years
; the average age of the male patients was 51 years
. Twenty four percent of patients were in acute phase which epigastric pain had lasted below 1 month. Twenty eight percent of patients were in chronic phase which the pain had lasted over 6 month. The rest were in subacute phase. Acupuncture needles were inserted into PC6 and ST36 bilaterally. The acupuncture treatments were performed 2 times a week for 4 weeks. One treat session was lasted for 30 min. At each visit, overall symptomatic improvement, frequency and intensity of symptoms were checked on a 4 scaled questionnaire. Results : After acupuncture treatment, a progressive improvement of pain intensity was reported in 46 of the 50 patients, including 23 of excellent and 23 of good. The progress of symptom was more superior in subacute phase to acute or chronic phase. The symptom of 22 of 24 patients in subacute phase was improved. No patient experienced minor side-effects during acupuncture treatment. Conclusion : These preliminary data suggest the acupuncture treatment provides good pain relief for most patients presenting with epigastric pain. Randomized trials with appropriate control groups are needed to validate the effectiveness of this therapy in the treatment of epigastric pain.
A Torticollis Case Managed by Balance Appliance of FCST for the Meridian and Neurologic Balance
Yin, Chang-Shik ; Koh, Gi-Wan ; Sohn, Kyung-Seok ; Lee, Jong-Jin ; Sohn, Il-Hoon ; Lee, Young-Jun ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 119~123
Objectives : Therapeutic effect of Balance Appliance of functional cerebrospinal therapy (FCST) for meridian and neurologic yinyang balance was observed in a refractory torticollis case. Methods : A post-traumatic severe torticollis case with 18 years of duration was managed by the Balance Appliance on temporomandibular joint (TMJ), combined with acupuncture and manual medicine. Results : Assessment was made by self assessment of subjective symptoms and clinical observacon. The patient reported over-90% remission and returned to ordinary daily life after 20months of therapy, which effect was reported to maintain for 9 months. Conclusions : An impressive effect was observed and further clinical and biological research on FCST is expected.
A Case Report of Otitis Media in Three Children Treated with the Sa-Am Acupuncture Bi-Jung-Geouk(脾正格) and Bojoong-Ikgi-Tang(補中益氣湯)
Lee, Sang-Ryong ; Hong, Seung-Won ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 125~135
Obiectives : Otitis media is the disease which indicates every inflammatory situation in the middle ear. This includes the inflammation in the ear canal and mastoid sinus. In this study, the effect of Sa-Am acupuncture Bi-Jung-Geouk(脾正格) and Bojoong-ikgi-tang(補中益氣湯) for three children patients with otitis media were evaluated. Methods : After treatment with the Sa-Am acupuncture Bi-Jung-Geouk(脾正格) and Bojoong-ikgi-tang(補中益氣湯) for 3~6 weeks, we evaluated the effect by the figure of otoscope and complaints of patients. Results : In three cases, the pus in the figure declined dramatically and symptoms of patients got better after 3~6 weeks treatment. Conclusions : The Sa-Am acupuncture Bi-Jung-Geouk(脾正格) and Bojoong-ikgi-tang(補中益氣湯) for otitis media was effective. It will be attempted to the patients with it.125
A case of a Patient with Cerebral Infarction Treated by Sa-Am's Ohaeng-Acupuncture and Liuqi-Acupuncture
Lee, Dong-Hyun ; Jeong, Yeong-Hyo ; Kim, Hyeon-Hu ; Ryu, Chung-Ryul ; Cho, Myeong-Rae ; Chae, Woo-Seok ; Na, Gun-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 1, 2006, Pages 137~145
Objectives : The purpose of this case is to report the improvement after treatment about a patient with cerebral infarction by Sa-Am's Ohaeng-acupuncture and Liuqi-acupuncture. Methods : We treated the patient with acupuncture therapy from 6th September 2004 to 15th November 2004 by reinforcing Dadun(Liv 1) Zusan Li(S36) Quchi(Li 11) and reducing Taibai(Sp 3) on the basis of Etiological Analysis and Differenciation of Endogenous Wind caused by Damp Phlegm and heat. Results .1. Right hemiplegia improved Gr. I to Gr.IV after acupuncture therapy. 2. we interpreted 'reinforcing Dadun(Liv 1) and reducing Taibai(SP 3)'as using Simjeonggyeok in conjunction with Simseunggyeok on the basis of Sa-Am's Ohaeng-acupuncture. 3. we interpreted 'reinforcing Dadun(Liv 1) and reducing Taibai(Sp 3)'as Excreting Dampness in Spleen on the basis of Liuqi-acupuncture. 4. we interpreted 'reinforcing Zusan Li(S 36) and Quchi(Li 11)'as Eliminating Wind-dampness and Menstrual Regulation.