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Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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Volume 28, Issue 4 - Dec 2011
Volume 28, Issue 3 - Sep 2011
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The Effect of Acupuncture by Needle Manipulation at SP3.HT7 on the Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Rats Induced by Two Kidney One Clip (2K1C)
Youn, Dae-Hwan ; Han, Jeong-Hee ; Kim, Suhn-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 1~11
Objectives : The aim of this study was to examine the effect acupuncture by needle manipulation at acupoints, SP3 HT7, on the blood pressure and renin and atrial natriuretic peptide(ANP) in plasma, cardiac hypertrophy in hypertensive rats induced by two kidney one clip (2K1C). Materials and Methods : The experiments were performed on twenty-five Sprague Dawley rats, 2K1C hypertension model was prepared by constricting the left renal artery with a sliver clip. Animals were divided into five groups, control, AC-1a and AC-2a(acupuncture at SP3 HT7 bilaterally and the needle was twirled and rotated forward with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand 6 times), AC-3a(acupuncture at SP3 HT7 bilaterally and the needle was inserted in the opposite direction(body direction) as the channel runs), AC-4a(acupuncture at SP3 HT7 bilaterally and the needle was inserted in the opposite direction(body direction) as the channel runs and the needle was twirled and rotated forward with the forefinger of the right hand 6 times). The treatments were started on the 4 week after inducing 2K1C, and they were performed two times a week for 3 weeks in rats. Results : The results are that The blood pressure was significantly decreased at 4 times in Acu-1a, The cardiac hypertrophy was significantly decrease in Acu-2a and Acu-3a. The activity of plasma renin was decreased in all groups without control and Acu-1a, and that of plasma ANP was decrease in Acu-2a and Acu-3a than control group. Conclusions : These results suggest that acupuncture on SP3 HT7 mostly cause significant changes on controlling renal hypertension induced by 2K1C in the rats.
The Effect of Food Intakes on Radial Pulse Amplitude
Yim, Yun-Kyoung ; Kang, Hee-Jung ; Lee, Byung-Ryul ; Yang, Gi-Young ; Lee, Hyun ; Kim, Kyung-Cheol ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 13~22
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of food intake on radial pulse amplitude. Methods : Thirty one healthy male subjects participated in this study. Radial pulse was measured using 3 dimensional pulse imaging system (DMP-3000) before, right after, 40 minutes after, 80 minutes after and 120 minutes after food intake. Results : 1. The amplitude of h1 increased significantly right after food intake compared to 'before food intake' at all 6 measuring points. Later on, it decreased back as time passed, however, even 120 minutes later, it was still higher than 'before food intake' 2. Pulse energy, which is calculated from pulse waves acquired with five sensors, increased after food intake as well. Conclusions : Food intake exerts an influence on radial pulse amplitude, resulting in increase of h1 and pulse energy.
The Effect of Pinus Densiflora Gnarl Extract for Pharmacopuncture on Human LDL Oxidation Induced by Free Radical and Metal Ion
Leem, Sun-Hee ; Lee, Kang-Pa ; Moon, Jin-Young ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 23~36
Effects of GaAlAs Laser and Acupuncture Therapy at BL40 on Neuropathic Pain in Rats
Lim, Jung-A ; Chae, Woo-Seok ; Lee, Suk-Hee ; Jeong, Sung-Ho ; Youn, Dae-Hwan ; Na, Chang-Su ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 37~47
Objectives : We have studied the effects of GaAlAs (808 nm) low level laser therapy (LLLT) and acupuncture at BL40 on neuropathic pain in rats induced by lumbar spinal nerve 5 ligation. Methods : To produce the model of neuropathic pain, under isoflurane 2.5% anesthesia, the lumbar spinal nerve 5 was ligated by 6-0 silk thread. After neuropathic surgery, we examined if the animals exhibited the behavioral sign of allodynia. The allodynia was assessed by stimulating the medial malleolus with von Frey filament and acetone. Three weeks after the neuropathic surgery, GaAlAs (808 nm) low level laser and acupuncture was inserted at BL40 once a day for 6 days. We examined the withdrawal response of neuropathic rats' legs by von Frey filament and acetone stimulation. And also the author examined c-Fos, nociceptin and nociceptin receptor in the midbrain central gray of neuropathic rats. Results : The GaAlAs (808 nm) low level laser therapy and acupuncture at BL40 decreased the withdrawal response of mechanical allodynia that assessed with von Frey filament in LLLT group on 5 and 6 times and with acetone in AT group and LLLT on 6times. The LLLT and acupuncture at BL40 decreased the c-Fos protein expression in AT and LLLT groups. The 808 nm LLLT and acupuncture at BL40 decreased the nociceptin protein and nociceptin receptor protein in LLLT group. Conclusions : We have noticed that GaAlAs (808 nm) LLLT and acupuncture at BL40 decreased mechanical allodynia in the model of neuropathic pain. c-Fos, nociceptin and nociceptin receptor expression in the central gray of that group was also decreased. This study can be used as a basic resource on a study and a treatment of pain.
The Effects of Appling Acupressure to Acupuncture Points against Headache Reduction and the Vertebral Artery Blood Flow of Tension-type Headache Patients
Lee, Yun-Ho ; Eom, Ki-Mae ; Seo, Hyo-Seok ; Yun, Young-Dae ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 49~58
Objectives : The purpose of this study is examining the effects of appling acupressure to acupuncture points (study group) and Interferential current therapy (ICT) to cervical region (control group) on the cerebral blood flow of 20 tension-type headache patients and the reduction of their headaches. For approaching this examination, clinical research was conducted for three weeks those two groups, each contains 10 patients. Methods : We stimulated 7 acupuncture points for headache with the acupressure (for three weeks) and applied ICT to cervical region. Also we measured VAS (visual analogue scale) and the blood flow of the vertebral arteries with TCD (transcranial doppler ultrasonography). Results : (1) When the left and right vertebral artery of study group was compared each time, significant differences were found after the 1st treatment (p<.001). Also the significant differences were found after 2, 3weeks treatment (p<.05). (2) When the Visual Analog Scale of study group were compared periodically, the significant reductions were found after the 1 week treatments (p<.05). Also the significant differences were found after 2, 3 weeks treatments (p<.001). In the case of the control group, the significant reduction were found after the 2 and 3 weeks treatments (p<.001). Conclusions : The acupressure applied to acupuncture points reduced the headache and increased the ratio of cerebral blood flow.
A Clinical Study about the Comparison of Clinical Characteristics Between Male and Female Patients with Headache
Lee, Byung-Gwon ; Kam, Chul-Woo ; Park, Dong-Il ; Kim, Won-Il ; Kwon, Kyoung-Man ; Kim, Koang-Lok ; Lee, Su-Young ; Bae, Su-Hyun ; Kang, Na-Ru ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 59~75
Objectives : The Aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of male and female patients who have been suffered from headaches. The investigation was undertaken based on Qi-section(Methods of prescribing oriental herbal medicine) from DongEuiBoGam(東醫寶鑑). Methods: A statistical survey was conducted to compare the difference in clinical characteristics between male and female patients experiencing headaches. Oriental medical Diagnosis was used to classify all parients under the following categories Qi-deficiency (氣虛), Jing-dificiency (精虛), Food-stagnation (食積), Damp-accumulation (痰飮), Qi-stagnation (氣滯). Patients were treated using acupuncture therapy and herbal medicines. Results : 1. The ratio between male and female patients was about 1:3. 2. It showed that periods of illness were longer in female patients than in male patients. 3. The total number of treatments received was higher in female patients than in male patients. 4. Statistically, most female patients had Metopodynia and Migraines(Rt.), while male patients suffered mostly from Laryngalgia. 5. Male patients had feelings of strain in the head and female patients had splitting headaches. 6. Musculo-skeletal System and General Symptoms were frequently observed in male patients. Digestive System and Nervous System were frequently observed in female patients. 7. Results from oriental medical Diagnosis showed that male patients mostly had Qi-deficiency, ling-deficiency while the majority of female patients had Food-stagnation, Damp-accumulation, Qi-stagnation. 8. The recovery time for male patients was shorter than it was for female patients. The recurrence rate of the headaches were higher for female patients. Prognosis was better than in female patients in comparison to male patients. Conclusions : The statistical survey conducted was based on Qi-section of DongEuiBoGam. It had significant differences in clinical characteristics between male & femal patients.
A Study of the Chosun Dynasty King Hyeonjong's Acupuncture-moxibustion Therapeutic Records
Lee, Sang-Won ; Kim, Dong-Ryul ; Cha, Wung-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 77~86
Objectives : This study is on the acupuncture and moxibustion treatment records of King Hyeonjong, classified according to diseases and chronology. Methods : Records on the acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of King Hyeonjong have been extracted from the web database of "The Daily Records of Royal Secretariat of Chosun Dynasty". First, all articles containing the keywords 'Yakbang (藥房)' and 'Euigwan (醫官)' have been extracted. Then, those during King Hyeonjong's reign have been rearranged in chronological order. Among these records, those regarding acupuncture and moxibustion have been used in this paper. Results : King Hyeonjong was mostly treated on eye diseases, musculoskeletal system disorders, deficient source qi, and tumor. Acupuncture treatment was preferred for eye diseases, and moxibustion treatment for musculoskeletal disorders. Medicine was used 50 times, acupuncture 4 times, and moxibustion 14 times to treat source qi deficiency, showing that acupuncture and moxibustion treatments were used for clear deficiency syndrome. Only on the case of tumor, the number of acupuncture treatments was bigger than that of medicine treatments. Conclusions : In the early days of his reign, King Hyeonjong suffered from hypochondria, as compared to source qi deficiency and septicemia during later days. He received frequent acupuncture and moxibustion treatments, and he especially preferred those treatments for eye diseases and musculoskeletal disorders.
A Traditional Literature Review on Acupuncture and Moxibustion during Pregnancy
Chang, Li ; Sohn, Young-Joo ; Lee, Yong-Bum ; Lee, Hyang-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 87~104
Objectives : A safety issue on acupuncture and moxibustion treatment during pregnancy is as important as effectiveness. To establish a rationale and research strategy for future studies, a traditional literature review was performed to summarize how and for what conditions acupuncture and moxibustion treatment was given during pregnancy. Methods : An extensive traditional literature search for acupuncture and moxibustion treatment during pregnancy was conducted in texts on acupuncture and moxibustion, obstetrics and gynecology, and comprehensive medical texts. Treatment conditions, methods, and contraindications were summarized and tabulated. Results : Twenty-eight books were included in our review. Most frequent description of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment use during pregnancy was for difficult delivery including breech presentations; commonly used acupuncture points for difficult labor included LI4, SP6, BL67, BL60, KI6, ST30, SP12, LR4, LR3, PC6, CV3, CV14, KI13, and GB21, indicating that they may have to be avoided during pregnancy. Descriptions of other symptoms or conditions were sparse. For habitual abortion or recurrent miscarriage, moxibustion on GV4, BL23, CV3, KI8, and KI2 was indicated. A combination of LI4 and SP6, and CV4 were contraindicated during pregnancy consistently across the reviewed books. Conclusions : Our traditional literature review has shown that the use of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment during pregnancy has been limited. Given that more and more pregnant women are interested in safe and effective treatment, further research of acupuncture's safety and efficacy during pregnancy is urgently needed.