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Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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Society for Meridian and Acupoint
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Volume & Issues
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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The study on
Bang, Jung-Kyun ; Jang, Hyun-Jun ; Lee, Joon-Moo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 1~15
Objectives : The aim of this study was to analyze the symptoms of a disease and to elucidate the meaning and rationale of point selection in YuLongFu. Methods : We translated YuLongFu into Korean and analyzed symptoms based upon a comparison of YuLongFu with YuLongGe. The meaning and rationale of point selection in YuLongFu was then inferred from the analysis above. Results and Conclusions : Total 46 points (6 points were repeated) were used in YuLongFu. These points included the collateral Meridian, the four seas, five shu points, lower confluent points, yuan points and eight influential points. Moxibustion and pricking blood therapy were used twice. Generally, threre are a lot of diseases caused by stagnation of Qi and blood in YuLongFu. Point selection, therefore, was usually aimed at promoting flow of Qi and blood.
A literature study on the application of Sa-Am acupuncture for the treatment of diarrhea
Ahn, Young-Sang ; Yim, Yun-Kyoung ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 17~27
Objectives : This study is aimed to search for the effective application of the Sa-Am acupuncture(舍岩鍼法) for the treatment of diarrhea. Methods : The classification and the treatment for diarrhea in
was compared with those of
Results & Conclusions : In
, diarrhrea was classified into 20 classes and mainly treated with herbal medicine and additionally with acupuncture treatment. Ashi (nearby) points in lower abdomen and sacral region were often used as well as the points on Spleen meridian(SP) and Stomach meridian(ST) to treat diarrhea in
, Diarrhrea was classified into 6 classes; wet diarrhrea (濡泄; kidney damage), abrupt diarrhrea (暴泄; spleen damage), damp diarrhrea (濕泄; stomach damage), fire diarrhrea (火泄; heart dryness), ki(qi) diarrhrea (氣泄; lung damage) and cold diarrhrea (冷泄; liver damage). Sa-Am acupuncture seems to be applied on the basis of more precise diagnoses of organs and meridians and provide with more fundamental treatments in comparison with classical acupuncture.
A literature study on the diagnostic value of the cervical lymph node in the application of large intestine tonification of Sa-Am acupuncture
Kim, Kwang-Sung ; Yim, Yun-Kyoung ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 29~35
Objectives & Methods : This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of the cervical lymph node in the application of large intestine tonification of Sa-Am acupuncture. Results & Conclusions : Cervical lymph node appeared in 76% of the cases for which large intestine tonifying Sa-am acupuncture was used in
. We suggest that cervical lymph node can be used as an important diagnostic point for the application of large intestine tonification of Sa-Am acupuncture.
Effectiveness of Hwang-gu acupuncture treatment in hypertension patients; case report
Han, Chang-Hyun ; Hwang, Chi-Won ; Shin, Mi-Suk ; Shin, Seon-Hwa ; Choi, Sun-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 37~50
Objectives : The aim of the study was to investigate the antihypertensive effect of Hwang-gu Acupuncture in hypertensive patients. Methods : We measured the blood pressure of the patients who were admitted in the Oriental Medical Clinic of Brother from 25th November 2005 to 27th March 2006. We included the patients only in case of the systolic blood pressure was over 140mmHg or diastolic blood pressure was over 90mmHg, Twenty two patients were treated by Hwang-gu Acupuncture. In order to evaluate the effect of the Hwang-gu Acupuncture, the blood pressure was measured before and after Acupuncture procedure total 4 times, 10times. Results : There were a significant decrease in the systolic blood pressure and significant decrease in the diastolic blood pressure by Hwang-gu Acupuncture 4 times. The effect of Hwang-gu Acupuncture by measurement time on blood pressure were follows: In a systolic blood pressure was gradually deceased significantly from 1st to 4th but diastolic blood pressure was significantly decreased after 2nd and 4th only. Conclusions : These results suggest that Hwang-gu Acupuncture is effective in decreasing the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Is it appropriate to exclude cold exposure from the risk factors of Bell's palsy?
Jang, In-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 51~54
Objectives : To express an opinion on the controversy about the cold exposure as one of the risk factors of Bell's palsy. Results & Conclusions : It is widely assumed that there is a causal relationship between Bell's palsy and herpes family virus. Regarding cold exposure as one of the risk factors of Bell's palsy, however, some physicians do not accept that cold exposure could be one of the risk factors of Bell's palsy. There is no evidence supporting the hypothesis that the virus causes Bell's palsy, and it has yet to be confirmed. As there are some experimental and clinical reports suggesting that Bell‘s palsy is related to the cold exposure, we cannot exclude the possibility that the cold exposure may be one of the important risk factors of Bell's palsy. It would be necessary to undertake further studies to determine this.
Heterotopic electroacupuncture modulates formalin-induced pain via descending inhibition in the rat
Koo, Sung-Tae ; Sohn, In-Chul ; Kim, Jae-Hyo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 55~71
Objectives : The present study was investigated the effect and pathway of heterotopic electroacupuncture (EA) on pain induced by formalin in rats. Methods : Acupoints in the right forepaws,
, were stimulated with 3 mA, 2 ms, and 10 Hz before subcutaneously formalin injection (5%,
) to the left hind paw. Moreover, it was investigated whether the dorsolateral funiculus (DLF), as known to the descending inhibition, mediates analgesia of the heterotopic EA, and an administration of naltrexone blocks the effect of EA. Results : In the immunohistochemistry of cFos-like protein (cFL), there were inhibitory effects of EA on the increased expression of cFL in the lumbar spinal dorsal horn neurons following formalin injection. Especially, EA inhibited the expression of cFL on the superficial laminae than that on the deep laminae at 1 hr after, but that on the deep laminae than that on the superficial laminae at 2 hr after. Also, EA suppressed the increased expression of nitric oxide (NO) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in the lumbosacral spinal cord after formalin injection, but not Sham-EA. Suppressed expressions of cFL, NO and nNOS in the spinal cord were eliminated after transection of the ipsilateral DLF at
levels. However, pretreatment of naltrexone could not prevent the suppressive expressions of cFL, NO and nNOS at the spinal cord. Conclusions : These results suggest that the analgesia of heterotopic EA may be modulated through the DLF constituting the descending inhibition.
Acupuncture attenuates bladder hyperactivity in the cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis in rats
Chae, Youn-Byoung ; Rho, Hyun ; Park, Hi-Joon ; Lee, Sun-Ju ; Lee, Hye-Jung ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 73~80
Anti-apoptotic and neuroprotective effects of acupuncture techniques of tonification or sedation at LR3 on focal brain ischemic injury induced by intraluminal filament insertion in rats
Park, Jong-Seung ; Na, Chang-Su ; Cho, Myeng-Rae ; Jung, Yeon-Jin ; Jeong, Ji-Yeon ; Kim, Won-Jae ; Choi, Chan-Hun ; Youn, Dae-Hwan ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 81~98
Objectives : Acupuncture using a tonification or sedation techniques method is used as a controlling the medication for an early stroke in the Korean medicine. LR3 has indicatons of headache, vertigo, facial paralysis, apoplexy, epiepsy as the source acupoint of a liver meridian. So this study is aims to investigate the anti-apoptotic and neuroprotective effects of acupuncture on the focal ischemia induced by intraluminal filament insertion in rats. Methods : The focal ischemia was induced by intraluminal filament insertion into middle cerebral artery. The animals were divided into seven groups (n=8 in each group) : Normal, intactness group; Conrol group, no therapy group after being ischemia induced; MA-l, acupuncture perpendicularly without Tonification or Sedation techniques at LR3 after being ischemia induced; MA-2, acupuncture obliquely towards the knee at LR3 after being ischemia induced; MA-3, acupuncture obliquely towards the toe at LR3 after being ischemia induced; MA-4, acupuncture obliquely towards the knee and rotate 9 times in a clockwise direction at LR3 after being ischemia induced; MA-5, acupuncture obliquely towards the toe and rotate 6 times in a counterclockwise direction at LR3 after being ischemia induced. The anti-apoptotic and neuroprotective effects of Acupuncture techniques of tonification or sedation at LR3 are observed by mGluR5, Bax, Cresyl violet, ChAT-stain and NGF. Results : The intensity of mGluR5 and the density of ChAT was increased in MA-1 group. The intensity of Bax was decreased in MA-3, MA-4 group. The density of neurons stained by Cresyl violet and ChAT was increased in MA-2, MA-3, MA-4, MA-5 group. The density of neurons stained by NGF was only increased in MA-4 group. Conclusions : Our study suggests that acupuncture perpendicularly without Tonification or Sedation techniques and obliquely towards the knee and rotate 9 times in a clockwise direction(Tonifying technique) at LR3 after being ischemia induced at LR3 shows anti-apoptotic and neuroprotective effects on cholinergic neuron in focal cerebral ischemia of the stroke in rats.
Effects of cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture at CV12 and ST25 on blood cell composition and cytokine levels in rats
Lee, Jong-Wook ; Lee, Hyang-Suk ; Shim, Seong-Youn ; Lee, Joon-Moo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 99~109
Objectives : To investigate whether cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture at CV12 and/or ST25 has any immune-enhancing effect in normal rats. Methods : Effects of cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture at CV12 and/or ST25 on blood cell counts, cell composition, cytokine and plasma protein levels were investigated in normal rats. Results : Red blood cell count, hematocrit and hemoglobin levels significantly increased in cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture groups compared with those of the normal group. There was, however, no significant difference in white blood cell (WBC) count and WBC differential count between the normal group and the pharmacopuncture groups. Cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture groups had significantly higher levels of tumor necrosis
and interleukin-6 (IL-6) than the normal group while no significant difference between groups was found in interleukin-
level. Total protein and albumin levels were not different between groups. Conclusions : The results suggest that cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture at CV12 and/or ST25 may have no immune-enhancing effect in normal rats.
Effect of scutellariae radix pharmacopuncture on the type 1 hypersensitivity
Kim, Yu-Seung ; Song, Choon-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 111~122
Objectives : We studied the effects of Scutellariae Radix pharmacopuncture solution (SRHAS) on the type 1 hypersensitivity. Methods : In vivo, we measured compound 48/80-induced active systemic anaphylactic shock using ICR mice and anti-DNP IgE-induced passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) using Sprague Dawley rats. In vitro, we showed effects on cytotoxicity and
release from RBL-2H3 cells. Results : In vivo, SRHAS pretreatments (100% or 50%) at BL13 inhibited active systemic anaphylactic shock induced by compound 48/80. PCA was only inhibited by pretreatments of SRHAS at optional points. In vitro,
SRHAS treatments did not affect cell viability while
-hexosaminidase release was significantly inhibited. Conclusions : These results suggest that SRHAS may be beneficial in the inhibition of type I hypersensitive inflammatory response.
Neuroprotective effect by Juglandis semen-herbal acupuncture against
apoptosis in human neuroblastoma, SH-SY5Y cells
Kim, Hak-Jae ; Won, Hye-Jin ; Park, Hae-Jeong ; Ra, Je-Hyun ; Park, Hi-Joon ; Hong, Mee-Suk ; Yim, Sung-Vin ; Lee, Hye-Jung ; Chung, Joo-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 123~131
Microarray analysis of gene expression in raw cells treated with scolopendrae corpus herbal-acupuncture solution
Bae, Eun-Hee ; Lee, Kyung-Min ; Lee, Bong-Hyo ; Lim, Seong-Chul ; Jung, Tae-Young ; Seo, Jung-Chul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 23, issue 3, 2006, Pages 133~160
Objectives : Scolopendrae Corpus has a broad array of clinical applications in Korean medicine, including treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. To explore the global gene expression profiles in human Raw cell lines treated with Scolopendrae Corpus herbal-acupuncture solution (SCHAS), cDNA microarray analysis was performed. Methods : The Raw 264.7 cells were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), SCHAS, or both. The primary data was normalized by the total spots of intensity between two groups, and then normalized by the intensity ratio of reference genes such as housekeeping genes in both groups. The expression ratio was converted to log2 ratio. Normalized spot intensities were calculated into gene expression ratios between the control and treatment groups. Greater than 2 fold changes between two groups were considered to be of significance. Results : Of the 8 K genes profiled in this study, with a cut-off level of two-fold change in the expression, 20 genes (BCL2-related protein A1, MARCKS-like 1, etc.) were upregulated and 5 genes (activated RNA polymerase II transcription cofactor 4, calcium binding atopy-related autoantigen 1, etc.) downregulated following LPS treatment. 139 genes (kell blood group precursor (McLeod phenotype), ribosomal protein S7, etc.) were upregulated and 42 genes (anterior gradient 2 homolog (xenopus laevis), phosphodiesterase 8B, etc.) were downregulated following SCHAS treatment. And 10 genes (yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae intergeneic sequence 4-1, mitogen-activated protein kinase 1, etc.) were upregulated and 8 genes (spermatid perinuclear RNA binding protein, nuclear receptor binding protein 2, etc.) were downregulated following co-stimulation of SCHAS and LPS. Discussions : It is thought that microarrays will play an ever-growing role in the advance of our understanding of the pharmacological actions of SCHAS in the treatment of arthritis. But further studies are required to concretely prove the effectiveness of SCHAS.