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Volume 28, Issue 4 - Dec 2011
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High Intensity Laser for Laser Acupuncture Application
Yang, Chang-Sop ; Sun, Seung-Ho ; Jang, In-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 1~12
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to review laser acupuncture studies to find possibility for applying high intensity laser to acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. Methods : Searching papers was performed using search engines of five electronic databases, including Pubmed, Thomson ISI, EMBASE, Sciencedirect, and EBSCO, from inception to May 2011 without language limitation. Inclusion criteria were clinical studies with human, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), case-control studies, and case reports. Selecting papers was performed with titles and abstracts in first step, scrutinize full text in second step, and then the extrated data was analyzed by two authors independently. The methodological quality for RCTs was evaluated using Jadad's scale. Results : Total 8 papers, (3 RCTs, 5 controlld studies, and 1 case reports), were finally selected. The study dealt with surgical laser, argon and
laser was one for each, with GaAs laser was two, and with new semiconductor laser, GaN, were four. The output range was from 110 mW to 15 W. The study diseases were alcohol addiction, knee osteoarthritis, bronchopneumonia and asthma for children, and circulation. All studies reported positive effect. The methodological quality in all RCTs was low because of below 3 points and all studies had few subject numbers. Conclusions : We suggest that high intensity laser can be applied to acupuncture and moxibustion. Further rigorous and well-designed study will be needed for various disease. The oriental medical society needs to take active measures to study and clinical application of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment with high intensity laser.
The Analysis of the Muscle Fatigue Recovery Effect on LR9 by Compound Stimulation of the PEMFs and LED
Lee, Na-Ra ; Kim, Jung-Yoon ; Park, Sun-Woo ; Kim, Soo-Byeong ; Lee, Hee-Young ; Ahn, Soon-Jae ; Kim, Young-Ho ; Lee, Yong-Heum ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 13~23
Objectives : The aim of this study was to develop the combined medical stimulus system consisted of the PEMFs (Pulsed electromagnetic fields) and LED which are able to stimulate local point such as acupoints and trigger points. Methods : To evaluate the therapeutic effect on the musculoskeletal disorders and the possibility of alternative method on manual acupuncture, we compared the fatigue recovery of two groups by analyzing the EMG and peak torque (non-stimulation and, stimulation group) after strenuous knee exercise. We chose the LR9 as a stimulation point. Results : The median frequency (MF) and fatigue index (F.I) of the stimulation group were recovered faster than those of the non-stimulation group. Also the peak torques of both groups were not restored until after 20 minutes. However, the peak torque of the stimulation group was regained higher than that of the non-stimulation group. Conclusions : We confirmed that the proposed combined stimulus system had useful effects as treatment instrument of musculoskeletal disorder using non-invasive method of PEMFs and LED.
Effect of Sa-Am Acupuncture on Radial Pulse ; A Comparative Study of Stomach-tonification and Spleen-tonification
Yim, Yun-Kyoung ; Lee, Hyun ; Lee, Byung-Ryul ; Lee, Yong-Heum ; Yoon, Young-Jun ; Ro, Jee-Yong ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 25~32
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to find parameters to compare the effects of Sa-Am acupuncture with stomach-tonification (ST) and Sa-Am acupuncture with spleen-tonification (SP) on radial pulse. Methods : Forty healthy subjects participated in this study. Radial pulse was measured using 3 dimensional pulse imaging system (DMP-3000) before, right after, 30 minutes after, and 60 minutes after acupuncture. Results : 1. The parameters analysed in this study were changed in the same direction with different degrees by ST and SP. 2. In males, SP manipulation showed significantly increased pulse period and (T-T4)/T, and significantly decreased T1/T, T4/T, T4/(T-T4), and F1~F3 frequencies compared to ST. 3. In females, ST manipulation showed significantly increased (T-T4)/T, and significantly decreased F1~F3 frequencies compared to SP. Conclusions : The parameters analysed in this study may be used to differentiate the effects between ST and SP on radial pulse. These parameters are more strongly affected by SP than ST in males whereas more strongly affected by ST than SP in females.
Effect of Scutellariae Radix Water Extract on Hydrogen Peroxide Production in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 Mouse Macrophages
Park, Wan-Su ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 33~41
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate effects of Scutellariae Radix water extract on hydrogen peroxide production in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 mouse macrophages. Methods : Scutellariae Radix produced from South Korea (SK) and Scutellariae Radix produced from China (SC) were extracted by hot water. Effects of SK and SC on hydrogen peroxide production in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 were measured by dihydrorhodamine 123 assay after 20, 24, 28, 44, 48, and 52 h incubation at the concentrations of 10, 25, 50, and 100 ug/mL. Results : SK significantly increased hydrogen peroxide production in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 cells for 20, 24, 28, 44, 48, and 52 h incubation at the concentrations of 10, 25, 50, and 100 ug/mL (P < 0.05). But SC did not represent any significant effect on hydrogen peroxide production in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 cells. Conclusions : These results suggest that Scutellariae Radix, especially produced from South Korea, has the immune-enhancing property related with its increasement of bacteriocidal hydrogen peroxide production in LPS-induced macrophages.
Effect of Fructus Ligustri Lucidi
Extract on Cell Proliferation in Hman Dermal Fibroblast
Lim, Nan-Young ; Kim, Dae-Sung ; Ko, Kyung-Sook ; Mun, Yeun-Ja ; Woo, Won-Hong ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 43~51
Objectives : In this study, we investigated the effect of Fructus Ligustri Lucidi
fraction (FLLW) on cell proliferation, and the phosphorylation of ERKs and Akt in human dermal fibroblast neonatal (HDFn). Methods : After treatment of HDFn with FLLW, MTT assay was performed to quantitatively determine cellular viability. The ERK and Akt pathways were analyzed in vitro by Western blot in a HDFn. HDFn proliferation after FLLW and minoxidil treatment in the absence or presence of PD98059, a MEK inhibitor, LY294002, and a PI3K inhibitor, was examined by Western blot or MTT assay. Results : FLLW increased cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner and minoxidil used as positive control also induced cell proliferation in HDFn. FLLW increased the phosphorylation of ERK and Akt. In addition, minoxidil, too, induced the phosphorylation of ERK and Akt in HDFn. PD98059 and LY294002 significantly attenuated FLLW-inducible p-ERK and p-Akt expression and proliferation in cultured HDFn. Conclusions : Our results suggest that FLLW stimulates the growth of fibroblast cells through ERK and Akt pathways. Therefore, FLLW is a potential agent for the inducer of fibroblast growth.
Research about Spec and Uniformity of Commercial Indirect Moxibustion
Kwon, O-Sang ; Lee, Sang-Hoon ; Cho, Sung-Jin ; Choi, Kwang-Ho ; Yeon, Sun-Hee ; Lee, Sae-Bom ; Choi, Sun-Mi ; Ryu, Youn-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 53~62
Objectives : Burn is most common adverse events of moxibustion. Various kinds of components influence on the heat stimulation of commercial indirect moxa, but there are not enough investigation about the status. The purpose of this study is to investigate the 6 components to build a base data that is currently available to build a standard of an indirect moxibustion. Methods : The length and weight, density, thickness of the paper disk, diameter of the paper disk, and diameter in the paper disk hole were measured against 6 kinds of commercial indirect cautery. Results : 1. 'Seoam', 'Kihwang' and 'Taegeuk' shows uniform length than the other brands. 2. 'Dongbang', 'Kihwang' and 'Taegeuk' shows uniform weight than the other brands. 3. 'Dongbang', 'Kihwang' and 'Taegeuk' shows uniform density than the other brands. 4. 'Dongbang' and 'Kihwang' shows uniform thickness than the other brands. 5. 'Seoam', 'Dongbang' and 'Taegeuk' shows uniform diameter of disc hole than the other brands. Conclusions : As a result of investigation, 'Dongbang' and 'Kiwhang' indirect moxibustion was identified as a uniform product. This results are considered as an important base materials of the KS through commercial indirect moxibustion.
Evaluation of Significance & Development of Quantitative Measurement System for Acupoint Pigmentation by Cupping Therapy
Kim, Soo-Byeong ; Lee, Na-Ra ; Jung, Byung-Jo ; Lee, Yong-Heum ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 63~71
Objectives : The aim of this study is to develop the system and evaluate the optical analytical technique that reflects acupoint pigmentation and extravasated blood by cupping. Methods : We designed the system able to express XYZ coordinate on local skin color. To evaluate measurement-accuracy, we compared with 24 Color Checker Chart by standardized Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage. After confirming the performance of system, we experimented with cupping which was 80 kPa negative pressure for 1 minute on left/right BL13. The X, Y and Z values were converted to R, G and B,
, Erythema Index (E.I.), and Melanin Index (M.I). We compared and analyzed two cases on before/after cupping. Results : The R, G and B values which were converted by X, Y and Z values had high linearity as a high level of R-square (R: 0.969, G: 0.996, and B: 0.992). Moreover, we confirmed that it was possible to quantitatively analyzed the change in skin color by cupping using R, G, B,
, E.I., and M.I. Conclusions : Therefore, we proposed the new analytical technique for objectifying the oriental medical diagnostic method using cupping and optical sensing technique.
Effect of Glycyrrhizae Radix Pharmacopuncture on PCA and Secretion of
-Hexosaminidase and Cytokines in RBL-2H3 Cells
Lee, Hang-Do ; Song, Choon-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 73~83
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate anti-allergic effects of Glycyrrhizae Radix(GR) pharmacopuncture and GR extract. Methods : In vivo, animals were gotten GR pharmacopunctures at both sides of ST36s three times for 5 days. Then, we investigated anti-DNP IgE-induced passive cutaneous anaphylaxis of Sprague Dawley rats. In vitro, we measured cell viability,
-hexosaminidase release, and the secretion of interleukin-4(IL-4) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha(TNF-
) in RBL-2H3 cells after treatment of various concentrations of GR extract. Results : In vivo, we observed inhibition of passive cutaneous anaphylaxis after GR pharmacopuncture treatments at both sides of ST36s and optional points. In vitro, GR extract treatments did not affect cell viability, but inhibited
-hexosaminidase release and the secretion of IL-4 and TNF-
. Conclusions : These results suggest that GR pharmacopuncture and GR extract should be beneficial in the inhibition of allergic inflammatory response.
The Effect of Acupuncture Treatment at the GB37 on the Electroencephalogram(EEG)
Yu, Ik-Han ; Lee, Sang-Lyoung ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 85~98
Objectives : The aim of this thesis is to examine the effect of acupuncture treatment at the GB37 on normal humans by using the power spectral analysis of the EEG. Methods : EEG (Electroencephalogram) power spectrum exhibits site-specific and state-related differences in specific frequency bands. In this thesis, the power spectrum was measured by the complexity. the 32 channels EEG study was carried out in the 13 subjects (12 males ; age=22.58 years old, 1 females ; 22 years old). Results : In the
(alpha) band, the power values at F7, F3, F4, F8, FTC2, C4, T4, CP1, CP2, TCP2, TT2, Pz, P4, Po1, Po2, O1, Oz, O2 channels (p<0.05) during the GB37-acupoint treatment were significantly changed. And in many channels were decreased. In the
(beta) band, the power values at Cz, C4, T4, Tcp1, T6, Po1, O1, Oz, O2 channels (p<0.05) during the GB37-acupoint treatment were significantly changed. And in many channels were decreased. In the
(delta) band, the power values at Fp1, TT2 channels (p<0.05) during the GB37-acupoint treatment were significantly changed. And in many channels were decreased. In the
(theta) band, the power values at Fp1, F8, FTC2, Pz channels (p<0.05) during the GB37-acupoint treatment were significantly changed. And in many channels were decreased. Conclusions : This results suggest that the acupuncture treatment at the GB37 significantly mostly change the power spectrum value on the alpha (18 channels), beta (9 channels) bands.
Traditional Korean Medicine Practitioners' Awareness and Attitudes toward Evidence Based Medicine
Baek, Seung-Min ; Lee, Sang-Hun ; Kim, Jung-Eun ; Liu, Yan ; Park, Hyo-Ju ; Kim, Bo-Young ; Choi, Sun-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 99~111
Objectives : The aim of this study is to estimate traditional Korean medicine (TKM) practitioners' awareness and attitudes about acupuncture clinical study toward evidence based medicine (EBM). Methods : We conducted two surveys before and after the workshop. First survey, about the awareness and attitudes toward EBM was carried out with questionnaire. Second survey, about their changes in the attitudes toward EBM after the workshop was carried out with on-line questionnaire. Results : 70.0 % of respondents shows interest in the trends of clinical research. In contrast, 26.0 % of respondents used to search papers by themselves. 30.3 % of respondents reported that they apply the result of researches to their practice. 41.0 % of respondents thought that case study is needed for their practice, whereas 29.5 % responded that randomized controlled trial is most important. In the second survey, the attitudes toward EBM were changes positive. fair number of respondents usually get information from data regardless of EBM for their practice, but 23.5 % of respondents refer to the journals. Conclusions : The awareness and needs for education on the attendees toward EBM is quite high, and the effect of education is possibly influential. We expect the improvement on the refresher and the extension of education course for practitioners, and undergraduate curriculum.
Review on the Stimulating Technologies of Acupuncture Points in the Patents
Park, Chin-Su ; Hwang, Yo-Sun ; Koo, Sung-Tae ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 113~126
Objectives : We have examined and analyzed patents regarding acupuncture point stimulating methods in order to understand the stimulation technology and research trends of acupuncture points. Methods : We searched and analyzed the total of 135 on-line DB based patents under time limit of Dec, 2010. Results : According to the analyzed results, non-invasive method is used more than invasive method. Electric stimulation is used more than any other method, such as magnetic, ionic, laser, light, ultrasonic, water, Far IR and thermal stimulation. There are numbers of cases such as rejected during screening procedure, waived before the screening, of failed to renew its registrational status which outnumber those patents registered and maintained. Conclusions : These data suggest that we need to move away from using one side method such as non-invasive and electrical method. Thus follow-up service is recommended.
Self-controller of Saam Acupuncture Viewed from the Aspect of the Five Viscera Interaction
Oh, Jun-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 127~140
Objectives : The aim of this study is to regulate the medical meaning about Kwan [self-denial] which is used by Jeongkyeok [reinforcing the weak body part] and Seungkyeok [consolidating the weak body part while inducing cathartic action of comparatively stronger body part] of Saam Acupuncture in common. Methods : This study generalized the method of understanding 'The Five Viscera Interaction' in Oriental Medicine from the perspective of literature and considering human organs in the medical context. Results and Conclusions : 1. There existed 'The Five Viscera Interaction' theory regulating the correlation between the five viscera headed by "Nankyeong" in the traditional Oriental medicine. The five viscera interaction theory was used as the standard of judging the symptom and the prognosis of a disease in the history of Oriental medicine and further used even as the method of preventing and treating diseases. 2. The treatment included in "Biyebaekyobang", a medical book in the period of Goryeo, can be rated as the most developmental form of medical theory which applied 'the five viscera interaction theory' to clinical treatment. The author of "Biyebaekyobang" managed to break away from the schematism of the five viscera interaction through the method of treating two internal organs using one organ treatment and applying the individually different relations between organs. "Biyebaekyobang" shows close similarities to Saam Acupuncture. 3. The organs handled in Saam Acupuncture has a significance in that it put forward the part which had not been aggressively dealt with in medical history up until then.
The Study of Blister Caused by Cupping Therapy
Yun, Hye-Yeon ; Kwon, Sun-Oh ; Kim, Seung-Tae ; Park, Hi-Joon ; Hahm, Dae-Hyun ; Lee, Hye-Jung ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 141~150
Objectives : The aims of this study were to evaluate a blister caused by cupping. Methods : We searched relevant case reports, survey, and review articles using databases of online bibliography. Results : 1. The fluid in the blister caused by cupping therapy is normal substance by laboratory analysis. The fluid has no signs of infection in the culture, Gram stain, or tissue biopsy 2. In histological finding, the blister caused by cupping therapy is made by dermo-epidermal seperation at subcellular level. Suction blistering was neither inflammatory nor autolysis activation of lysosomal hydrolases. 3. Blistering times directly, related to suction pressure. Suction blister formation time is accelerated in older subjects compared with younger individuals and higher temperature was more susceptable to the blister compared with lower temperature. The flexor aspect of forearm is a easy site for suction blister formation compared with leg and abdominal site. 4. Blister caused by cupping therapy is treated by regular and judicious changes of sterile dressing over several weeks. The vesicles healed well and left no visible scar. Conclusions : Blister caused by cupping therapy is artificially controlled by doctor's therapeutic purpose. Blister is not histologically injurious to health and the blister is a natural concomitant after cupping therapy.
Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Idiopathic Chronic Fatigue : a Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Kim, Jung-Eun ; Kang, Kyung-Won ; Kim, Tae-Hun ; Jung, So-Yong ; Kim, Ae-Ran ; Shin, Mi-Suk ; Park, Hyo-Ju ; Hong, Kwon-Eui ; Choi, Sun-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 151~163
Objectives : Our aim is to evaluate feasibility for massive clinical research and to make basic analysis of efficacy and safety of acupuncture treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue. Methods : This study is a protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. It was developed through literature searches and discussions among researchers. Results : Forty participants allocated to acupuncture group and wait-list group. Participants allocated to acupuncture group will be treated three times per week for a total of 12 sessions over four weeks. Eight points (GV20; bilatral GB20, BL11, BL13, BL15, BL18, BL20, BL23) have been selected for the acupuncture group. Participants in the wait-list group will not receive acupuncture treatment during study period and follow-up will be made in the 5th and 9th weeks after random allocation. Then the same acupuncture treatment as that performed to the acupuncture group will be made to the wait-list group. Fatigue Severity Scale, a short form of Stress Response Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, and Insomnia Severity Index will be used as outcome variables to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture. Safety will be assessed at every visit. Conclusions : The trial based on this study will be performed. The results of the trial will provide basis for the efficacy and safety of acupuncture treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue.
A Review of Recent Acupuncture Therapy for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Cho, Hye-Sook ; Lee, In-Sun ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 165~175
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to review and summarize the research on Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Methods : We searched the clinical studies with keywords of Polycystic ovarian syndrome and acupuncture therapy through the search site called CAJ (china academic journal) from 2000 to 2011. Results and Conclusions : We reviewed 22 studies about PCOS which were relative to acupuncture therapy. We investigated the frequency of Acupuncture point for PCOS in this article exclusive Auricular acupuncture treatment. SP6 (Sam
mgyo), CV4 (Kwanwon), CA111 (Chagung), SP10 (Hy
lhae), CV6 (Kihae), B23 (Shinsu) and S40 (P'ungnyung) were used frequently. Acupuncture therapy was effective method to improve Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Further studies needed for Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Review of Clinical Trials Using Qigong Exercise on Patients with Hypertension
Jung, Hee-Jung ; Park, Ji-Eun ; Liu, Yan ; Choi, Sun-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 177~186
Objectives : The aim of this study is to review clinical trials using Qigong exercise on patients with hypertension and to assess their methodology and results. Methods : Electronic literature searches for clinical trials (randomized trial, non-randomized trial, before-after study) of Qigong exercise were performed in 21 electronic databases (5 international databases and 16 Korean databases). English, Korean or Chinese articles were included. Laboratory or animal studies were excluded. Results : A total of 11 studies met the inclusion criteria. Five randomized controlled trials, Four non-randomized trials and two before-after studies were included. Seven studies used self-developed Qigong exercise. Two studies used Guolin Qigong exercise and two studies used Qigong exercise with an anti-hypertension drug. Of the nine randomized trials or non-randomized trials, four studies used an anti-hypertension drug control and three studies used waiting list controls. Compared to baseline, a change in blood pressure after the Qigong exercise treatment was significant in all studies. However, the results effect of blood pressure between Qigong exercise and controlled trials were not consistent. Conclusions : There are low-quality clinical trials of Qigong exercise for hypertension. To evaluate the effects of Qigong exercise, more rigorous trials are warranted.
A Literature Review on Pyoyubu(標幽賦) Written by Tu hankyoung(竇漢卿) (II)
Won, Jin-Hee ; Lee, In-Young ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 187~199
Objectives : Pyoyubu (標幽賦), one of the classics in the science of acupuncture and moxibustion was written by Tu hankyoung (竇漢卿) during the Kum-Won dynasty of China (A.D 1196-1280). This paper is to explore his academic thoughts and make its correct interpretation with new copious notes. Methods : The translation was based on Original Chimgudaesung (原本鍼灸大成) and revisals of Chimguchuiyoung (鍼灸聚英), Yukyoungbuik (類經附翼), New Chimgudaesung (新鍼灸大成), etc. The format of this paper is in poetry and prose in order to abide by the original text. Results and Conclusions : The final part is devoted to five critical thinking on the text, which provides the fundamental principles and clinical guidelines for the current theory of acupuncture.
The Review of the Blood-Letting Therapy Written in the Donguibogam
Kwon, Young-Wan ; Lee, Sang-Ryong ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 201~220
Objectives : This study is designed to improve the practical possibility using Blood-Letting therapy through reviewing the literature recorded in the Donguibogam. Methods : Records on Blood-Letting therapy have been extracted from Donguibogam. First all articles containing the key words 'Hyul (血)' and 'Rak (絡)' have been extracted. Of them, records associated with Blood-Letting therapy had been sited and classified in terms of searching patterns for the Blood-Letting area, instruments for Blooding-Letting, cautions and side effects for the practice, applicable symptoms, acupoints/extraordinary acupoints, and Blood-Letting areas. Results : The regions capable of Blood-Letting are generally engaged with abnormal skin color such as black, bluish red, dark purple, dark blue, etc, and localized collection of fibrous exudate. There are several instruments used for Blood-Letting therapy; Samreongchim (三陵鍼), Chogyong (草莖), Pichim (鈹鍼), Lodaeguan (蘆管尖), Sachim (砂鍼), Saechim (細鍼), Gichim (?鍼), Eunjam (銀簪), nail, etc. Several cautions and side effects of the Blood-Letting therapy are presented. The Blood-Letting therapy could be applied to broad spectrum of symptoms. Body parts being applied were not only several acupoints but also effective points of the body. Conclusions : This study shows that Donguibogam represents Blood-Letting therapy in clear fashion so as to enhance the convenience and its practicality.
The Clinical Study of the Kamibojungikgi-tang with Intradermal Acupuncture Treatment on the Allergic Rhinitis in 10-11 Years Old Children
Kim, Koang-Lok ; Park, Dong-Il ; Kam, Chul-Woo ; Lee, Seung-Yeon ; Park, Seong-Ha ; Lee, Young-Jun ; Nam, Woo-Jin ; Lee, Seung-Yeon ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 221~231
Objectives : Kamibojungikgi-tang is one of the most frequently used medical treatment for the allergic rhinitis. The main symptoms of the allergic rhinitis are nasal obstruction, watery rhinorrhea, and sneezing. In this study, we investigated the medical effect of the Kamibojungikgi -tang with intradermal acupuncture treatment on the allergic rhinitis in 10-11 years old children. Methods : For 8 weeks, we administered Kamibojungikgi-tang to 84 patients and treated them with intradermal acupuncture. We checked their serum IgE and examined 10 symptoms of the allergic rhinitis (nasal obstruction, watery rhiorrhea, sneezing, nasal pruritus, hyposmia, quality of life, color of nasal mucosa, edema of nasal mucosa, postnasal drip, and complication). Results : 1. Serum IgE decreased 2.62 point. which showed no significance. 2. Nasal obstruction, watery rhiorrhea, sneezing, nasal pruritus, hyposmia, quality of life, color of nasal mucosa, edema of nasal mucosa, and postnasal drip were improved. (p<0.005) 3. Complication showed no significance. Conclusions : After treatment, we had a lower symptom index scores. Kamibojungikgi-tang with intradermal acupuncture treatment had an effect on the allergic rhinitis.
Case Series of 5 Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Patients Who were Treated by Direct Moxibustion Therapy
Lee, Dong-Wha ; Shin, Mi-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 233~244
Objectives : To evaluate the effectiveness of direct moxibustion in patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Methods : 5 patients (3 females and 2 males) with FBSS underwent direct moxibustion on ouch points (阿是穴) for 10 to 15 weeks (once a week). The effectiveness of the treatment was evaluated with NRS (numerical rating scale), ODI (Oswestry disability index), BDI (Beck depression inventory) score, SF-36 (short form 36 health survey) score and PSQI (Pittsburgh sleep quality index) before and after the treatment. Results : Within observation period, average value changed from 10.0 to 4.2 in NRS of pain, from 37.0 to 20.6 in ODI, from 20.6 to 12.0 in BDI score, 42.2 to 62.6 in SF-36 score, and from 8.6 to 5.2 in PSQI. Conclusions : Direct moxibustion on FBSS patients showed more or equivalent effectiveness when compared to conventional FBSS treatment modalities.