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Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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Volume 24, Issue 4 - Dec 2007
Volume 24, Issue 3 - Sep 2007
Volume 24, Issue 2 - Jun 2007
Volume 24, Issue 1 - Mar 2007
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A Study on BalHae's acupuncture and moxibustion
Lee, Jeong-Rok ; Oh, Jun-Ho ; Seo, Ji-Youn ; Kim, Tae-Yuen ; Hong, Sae-Young ; Yun, Seng-Yick ; Cha, Wung-Seok ; Kim, Nam-Il ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 1~12
Objectives : Balhae was a Kingdom forming the Period of Southern and Northern Kingdoms with shilla. Because there have been paid little attention to the medicine of Balhae in the medical history field, we have little information on the medicine of Balhae thoroughly in detail. The aim of this study was to explorer on the acupuncture and moxibustion in Balhae as a part of the study on the medicine of Balhae. Methods : Because the historical remains of BalHae is not sufficient, it is hard to find out the part directly related to medicine However, the study established the category of acupuncture and moxibustion based on two rational frames from both diachronic and synchronic respects. Results : BalHae succeeded to the unique tradition and manufactured excellent needles which is harmless to human body. And BalHae's acupuncture was the highest level in those days by succeeding to the tradition from Gogugryeo. There might have been the Bi-Bo idea that we can treat country's disease with the Bo-sa (補瀉) theory of acupuncture in BalHae. Conclusions : We could know that there has been many medical scriptures of our own in BalHae, We could find out that BalHae succeeded to the legitimacy of our native medicine from Gojosun to Goguryeo and that they had the highest Acupuncture and Moxibustion in those days.
Neural mechanism of acupuncture therapy for aiding in smoking cessation
Yeom, Mi-Jung ; Lee, Hye-Jung ; Shim, In-Sop ; Park, Hi-Joon ; Hahm, Dae-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 13~25
Gogoon acupuncture for hypertension
Han, Chang-Hyun ; Song, Ttae-Won ; Shin, Mi-Suk ; Shin, Seon-Hwa ; Choi, Sun-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 27~41
Objectives : The aim of this study was to investigate the antihypertensive effect of Korean Gogoon Acupuncture in hypertensive patients. Methods : We measured the blood pressure of 17 patients who were admitted in the Oriental Medical Clinic of Gogoon Institute from 14th April 2006 to 29th August 2006. Eligible participants had systolic blood pressure
mmHg or diastolic blood
mmHg. Blood pressure and pulse rate measurements were after the patient had been in bed rest for at least 30 min. Six sessions of Gogoon Acupuncture treatment over three weeks were performed in the patients. Blood pressure and pulse rate were measured twice before and after each acupuncture treatment. Results : After 3 weeks, there were significant decreases in systolic blood pressure(p=0.0028), diastolic blood pressure (p=0.0111) and pulse rate (p=0.0150). The effects of Gogoon Acupuncture by measuring time on blood pressure were as follows : In a systolic blood pressure (p<.0001) and diastolic blood pressure (p=0.0028) was gradually deceased significantly from 1st to 6th but pulse rate was not significantly decreased. Conclusions : Controlled trials investigating the efficacy of Gogoon acupuncture for lowering blood pressure are warranted.
The correlations between acupuncture sensation and analgesic effects
Chae, Youn-Byoung ; Lee, Hwa-Jin ; Kim, Hee-Young ; Lee, Hye-Jung ; Park, Hi-Joon ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 43~58
Objectives : The elicit of DeQi, a composite of sensation including numbness and fullness that develops at the site of acupuncture stimulation, is considered to be clinically essential to establish treatment efficacy. However, there was little studies investigating the relationship between the subjective feeling of acupuncture sensation and acupuncture analgesia, The current study was therefore performed to determine the correlation between the acupuncture sensation scale (ASS) and the degree of acupuncture analgesia. Methods : Ninety-two female subjects were stimulated at LI4 acupoint on non-dominant hand with real (RA) or sham acupuncture (SA). Finger withdrawal latency (FWL) of each group was also measured to evaluate analgesic effect of acupuncture on the noxious heat stimuli on the dominant hand. All subjects were asked to complete seven point-Likert scale ASS developed by Vincent et al. Results : The increase rate of FWL of the RA group was significantly higher than that of the SA group(36.03
4.45% vs 24.50
3.73%). RA stimulation produced significantly higher rating of all the ASS except for dull sensation, compared to SA stimulation. Significant correlations between analgesic effect of RA, but not of SA, and the degree of the ASS, including burning sensation(r=0.349), Intense sensation(r=0.299), pulsating sensation (r=0.335), and stinging sensation (r=0.306) were found. Conclusions : The results of our study indicate that the DeQi sensation are associated with acupuncture analgesia. Our findings suggest that the evocation of DeQi might be useful clinical indicator of acupuncture treatment.
Biocompatibility of STS304, 316 acupuncture needle
Hwang, Eui-Hyoung ; Koo, Sung-Tae ; Lee, In-Hwan ; Lee, Min-Ho ; Jang, In-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 59~63
Objectives : To discuss the biocompatibility of stainless steel for using acupuncture needles. Results and Conclusions : It is widely assumed that stainless steel is one of the good corrosion-resistant materials and is safe for human body, Most of metal acupuncture needles are made of STS304 and STS316 in light of human body safety: STS304 in more differences between STS304 and STS316 in light of human body safety: STS304 is more vulnerable to oxidation than STS316. A variety of literature survey showed that although STS316 is more corrosion-resistant than STS304 there is no evidence supporting the hypothesis that STS304 has the potential danger to human body, Further study would be necessary to draw more decisive conclusion.
Anatomical observation on the Triple Energizer Meridian Muscle in human
Park, Kyoung-Sik ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 65~77
Artemisiae argyi herbal acupuncture of Hapgok (LI4) ameliorates TNBS-induced colitis in rats
Byun, Ki-Won ; Lim, Yong-Soo ; Koo, Sung-Tae ; Kim, Jae-Hyo ; Kim, Kyung-Sik ; Sohn, In-Chul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 79~94
Objectives : Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract was identified mainly for diarrhea, stomachache, hemafecia. The source and pathologic mechanism about ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are still unknown but stress, infection, a genetic factor, environmental factors etc. may be the cause of chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract recently. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the effects of herbal acupuncture with Artemisiae Argyi for the treatment to intestinal disease in the rat with 2, 4, 6 - trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) induced colitis. Methods : Artemisiae Argyi Herbal acupunctures were infected in HapGok (LI4) which is used to treat for intestinal disease in clinic. All animals were subjected to the injection of saline (300
) for a study control and TNBS (300
) into the lumen of the colon, 8cm proximal to the anus through the intestine. Artemisiae Agryi' Herbal (20 mg/ml, 0.4 ml) acupunctures were injected to the LI4 (both hands) at the secondary injection time of TNBS in rats. And body weight, RBC count, WBC count, total protein, Paw edema rate, rate of protein leakage into CMC-pouch fluid, IgG levels and IgM levels were observed to study the effects of Artemisiae Argyi' Herbal acupuncture in HapGok (Ll4). Results : Artemisiae Argyi' Herbal acupuncture in HapGok (Ll4) on TNBS-induced colitis inhibit the body weight lose rate but not RBC and WBC count. Furthermore, it inhibited the reduction of total protein concentration, paw edema, rate of protein leakage into CMC-pouch fluid, IgG levels and IgM levels. Conclusions : Herbal acupuncture with Artemisiae Argyi helps recover the TNBS-induced colonic damage and may be an important method for treatment of the colitis.
Effect of acupuncture at TE4, SP3 and TE4+SP3 in hyperglycemia rats induced by streptozotocin
Na, Chang-Su ; Youn, Dae-Hwan ; Cho, Myung-Rae ; Lee, Kang-Ouk ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 95~111
Objectives : This research ws performed to investigate the effect of manual acupuncture at TE4, SP3 and TE4+SP3 on body weight, blood glucose, BUN, creatinine, lipid metabolism, liver function and morphological change of hepatic tissue in hyperglycemia rats. Methods : Experimenal groups were divided into hyperglycemia group(Control group), hyperglycemia and acupuncture therapy group at SP3, hyperglycemia and acupuncture therapy group at TE4, hyperglycemia and acupuncture therapy group at TE4+SP3 , once per 2 days during 5 weeks. Results : Body weight was decreased significantly in TE4 group of fifth week compared with Control group. Blood glucose was decreased significantly in SP3 group compared with control group. Creatinine was decreased significantly in TE4 and TE4+SP3 group compared with control group. Total cholesterol was decreased significantly in TE4+SP3 group compared with control group. Triglyceride was decreased significantly in TE4 gorup compared with control group. In the morphological change of hepatic cell, TE4 and SP3 group were showed he rough endoplasmic reticulum forms aggregates of parallel, flattened cisternae scattered randomly throughout the cytoplasm compared with control gruop. Conclusions : Acupuncture at TE4 can manage hyperglycemia by controlling body weight, and lipid metabolism in hyperglycemia rats induced by streptozotocin.
Effects of acupuncture and low level laser acupuncture therapy (LLLAT) at Yolgyol (LU7), Yogu (LR5) in hyperlipemia rats induced by high rat diet
Na, Chang-Su ; Youn, Dae-Hwan ; Cho, Myung-Rae ; Kang, Ja-Don ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 113~129
Objectives : This research was performed to investigate the effect of acupuncture using invasive low level laser therapy (LLLT) at Yolgyol (LU7) + Yogu (LR5) on weight gain, food intake, food efficiency, lipid metabolism, atherogenic index, HTR (HDL-cholesterol to total cholesterol ratio) and morphological change of hepatic tissue in hyperlipdemia rats. Methods : Experimental groups were divided into high fat diet group (Control group), high fat diet and acupuncture therapy group at LU7 + LR5 (AT group), high fat diet and acupuncture group using 10 mW LLLT at LU7 +LR5 (LA10 group), high fat diet and acupuncture group using 20 mW LLLT at LU7+LR5(LA20 group), high fat diet and acupuncture group using 60 mW LLLT at LU7 + LR5 (LA60 group), once per 3 days during 9 weeks. Results : Body weight was decreased significantly in AT and LA20 groups compared with Control group. Food intake was increased significantly in LA60 group compared with Control group. Food efficiency was decreased significantly in LA10, LA20 and LA60 groups compared with control group. In the lipid metabolism, total cholesterol was decreased significantly in AT, LA10, LA20 and LA60 groups, triglyceride was decreased significantly in LA10, LA20 and LA60 groups, TG/HDL-cholesterol ratio was decreased significantly in LA 60 group compared with control group. In the morphological change, hepatic tissue were not showed balloning degeneration and irregular arrangement of hepatic cell in LA10 and LA20 groups with control group. Conclusions : Acupuncture using LLLT at LU7+LR5 can manage hyperlipemia by controlling body weight, food intake, food efficiency ratio and lipid metabolism.
Acupuncture inhibits microglial activation in the rat model of Parkinson's disease
Hwang, Jeong-Yeon ; Choi, Il-Hwan ; Park, Jae-Hyun ; Kang, Jun-Mo ; Park, Hi-Joon ; Lim, Sa-Bi-Na ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 131~144
Objectives : Although the cause of neuronal death of Parkinson's disease remains unclear, increasing evidence points to the role of inflammatory processes. And the hallmark of brain inflammation is the activation of microglia. This study was performed to prove the effect of acupuncture on inhibiting microglial activation. Methods : The rat models which were injected with 6-hydroxydopamine were treated with acupuncture once a day on LR3 (太衝) and GB34 (陽陵泉). To prove the effect of inhibiting microglial activation, we examined the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunopositive neurons and CD11b immunohistochemistry in the substantia nigra. Results : There were 18% (third day), 32% (seventh day) loss of TH-positive cell bodies in the control group and 23% (third day), 26% (seventh day) in the acupuncture group, whereas 3% (third day), 10% (seventh day) in vehicle group. The difference of optical density in substantia nigra was evaluated by subtracting log inverse gray value of contralateral side from that of ipsilateral side. With regards to the result of CD11b immunohistochemistry, acupuncture group showed significantly inhibited microglial activation compared with control group (p<0.01) on the seventh day. Conclusions : Acupuncture showed the effect of inhibition of microglial activation in seventh day. However, the effect of protection of TH positive cell bodies was not shown. So we need longer investigation of the effect of acupuncture on Parkinson's disease.
A study on the anti-oxidative effect of electroacupuncture at Wijung (BL40) in rats
Kim, Kwang-Sung ; Hong, Kwon-Eui ; Yim, Yun-Kyoung ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 145~160
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to observe the anti-oxidative effects of electroacupuncture at Wijung (BL40) in rats. Methods : The author performed several experimental items including measurements of body weight, liver index, levels of albumin, total bilirubin, LDL-cholesterol, LDH, GOT and GPT in blood serum, and levels of SOD, glutathione, catalase, No and MDA (malondialdehyde) in liver, histological analysis of liver. Results : 1. In the BL40-EA group, liver index was decreased significantly compared to those of the control group, the holder group and the sham-EA group. 2. In the BL40-EA group, the albumin level was increased significantly compared to those of the control and holder group. LDL-cholesterol and GOT level were increased significantly compared to those of the control group and the holder group. 3. In the BL40-EA group, the SOD activity & the Catalase activity were decreased significantly compared to those of the control group and the holder group. 4. In the BL40-EA group, the density of liver tissue was more similarly maintained to the normal group compared to those of the control group and the holder group. Conclusion : These results suggest that electroacupuncture at BL40 has an antioxidant effect in human, and hereafter continuous study & clinical application is needed.
Effects of herbal-aupuncture solution from vitis labrusca root on LPO, RNS and cytochrome P450
Lim, Seong-Cheorl ; Kim, Hyuck ; Lee, Hyo-Seung ; Park, Won-Hwan ; Moon, Jin-Young ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 161~170
Objectives : In this study, we determinated protective effects of Vitis labrusca Root herbal-acupuncture solution (VLHA) against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease induced by oxidative damage and cytochrome P450 (CYP) induction. Methods : Antioxidant capacity of VLHA were evaluated by the
acid emulsion system and FeCl2-ascorbic acid stimulted lipid peroxidation in rat liver homogenate, respectively. Scavenging effects of VLHA on ONOO- and NO were measured by DHR 123, DAF-2 assay. Furthermore, we measured inhibitory activity of VLHA on CYP 2E1 in rat liver microsome using by Aniline assay. Results : VLHA exhibited potent inhibition rate(74%) on FeCl2-ascorbic acid induced lipid peroxidation, and revealed a strong scavenging effects on ONOO- and NO. In addition, VLHA showed inhibitory effect on CYP 2E1. Conclusions : The present study concludes that our results suggest that VLHA could be used as a good source in the prevention of atherosclerosis and alcoholic liver injury.
Beneficial effect of Orostachys japonicus A. berger herbal acupuncture on oxidant-induced cell injury in renal epithelial cell
Park, Sang-Won ; Kim, Cheol-Hong ; Youn, Hyoun-Min ; Jang, Kyung-Jeon ; Ahn, Chang-Beohm ; Song, Choon-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 171~187
Objectives : This study was performed to determine if Orostachys japonicus A. Berger herbal acupuncture (OjB) provides the protective effect against the loss of cell viability and DNA damage induced by oxidant in renal proximal tubular cells. Methods : The cell viability was evaluated by a MTT reduction assay and DNA damage was estimated by measuring double stranded DNA breaks in opossum kidney (OK) cells, an established proximal tubular cell line. Lipid peroxidation was determined by measuring malondialdehyde (MDA), a product of lipid peroxidation. Results : H2O2 increased the loss of cell viability in a time-dependent manner, which were prevented by 0.1% OjB. The protective effect of OjB was dose-dependent over concentration range of 0.05-0.5%. H2O2 caused ATP depletion and DNA damage, which were prevented by OjB and the hydrogen peroxide scavenger catalase. The loss of cell viability by H2O2 was not affected by the antioxidant DPPD, but lipid peroxidation by the oxidant was completely inhibited by DPPD. Generation of superoxide and H2O2 in neutrophils activated by phorbol-12,13-dibutyrate was inhibited by OjB in a dose-dependent manner. OjB inhibited generation of H2O2 in OK cells treated with antimycin A and exerted a direct H2O2 scavenging effect. Exposure of OK cells to 1 mM tBHP caused a significant depletion of glutathione which was prevented by OjB. OjB accelerated the recovery in cells cultured for 20 hr in normal medium without oxidant following oxidative stress. Conclusions : These results suggest that OjB exerts the protective effect against oxidant-induced cell injury and its protective effect was resulted from radical scavenging and antioxidant activities
The scavenging effect on nitric oxide (NO) in juglandis semen herbal acupunture solution
Son, Chang-Wan ; Lee, Kyung-Min ; Lee, Bong-Hyo ; Lim, Seong-Chul ; Jung, Tae-Young ; Seo, Jung-Chul ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 24, issue 1, 2007, Pages 189~197
Objectives : Free radical metabolism seems to occupy a remarkably common position in the mechanisms of aging and aging related disease. This study was designed to find out whether Juglandis Semen herbal acupuncture solution (JSHAS) can scavenge Nitric Oxide (NO) or not. Methods : SNAP was used as NO generator. NO concentration was estimated after 2, 6, 12 and 24 hrs in no treatment group, after treatment with Vitamin C or 1, 10, 100
of JSHAS. Results : There was no significant scavenging effect of JSHAS on NO after 2, 6 hrs but significant effect on NO in 10, 100
group. Conclusions : These results suggest that JSHAS has scavenging effect on NO. This study shows that JSHAS can be used for aging related disease and further studies are required to investigate the antioxidative effects of it.