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Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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Volume 32, Issue 4 - Dec 2015
Volume 32, Issue 3 - Sep 2015
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Properties of the Twenty-seven Pulses in DongUiBoGam Based on the Eight Important Pulses
Lee, Taehyung ; Jung, Won-Mo ; Go, Byeongho ; Park, Hi-Joon ; Kim, Namil ; Chae, Younbyoung ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 32, issue 4, 2015, Pages 151~159
DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.027
Objectives : Pulse diagnosis is considered particularly important among several methods of diagnosis in DongUiBoGam. In spite of its importance, numerous and various pulse descriptions made it difficult to learn and practice pulse diagnosis. In this article, we tried to analyze properties of the twenty-seven pulses from pulse diagnosis cases from DongUiBoGam to enable the practical understanding of pulse diagnosis. Methods : We constituted the four axis according to the eight important pulses. And we analyzed properties of the twenty-seven pulses through the relationship between the four pairs of important pulses and the twenty-seven pulses. To quantify the relevances of important pulses to the twenty-seven pulses, we used the term frequency-inverse document frequency(TF-IDF) method. Results : We could elicit properties of the twenty-seven pulses according to the four axis. Also, we reexamined the categorization of the seven exterior pulses / the eight interior pulses and the similar pulses from DongUiBoGam with the analysis results. Conclusions : We could understand properties of the twenty-seven pulses more specifically with the eight important pulses. And we also could see the relationship among the twenty-seven pulses on each axis. However, the limitation arising from insufficient number of pulse diagnosis cases in this research requires further research with more sources such as other traditional medical records or clinical records in the present time.
Effects of Acupuncture at Varying Depths at the Connecting Point on the Changes of Levels of nNOS, No and Norepinephrine in Rats
Lee, Yumi ; Shin, Wook ; Lee, Kyoungin ; Choi, Donghee ; Kim, Mirae ; Na, Changsu ; Kim, Sunmin ; Pyo, Byoungsik ; Youn, Daehwan ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 32, issue 4, 2015, Pages 160~168
DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.028
Objectives : This study was intended to observe the changes in the expression of neurotransmitters, such as nNOS, NO and NE upon the needle insertion at varying depths at the connecting point. Methods : Needles were inserted into rats, on both left and right sides of the connecting point, including the LI6, SI7 and TE5 acupoints which are three yang meridians of the hand. After insertion, needles were retained for five minutes. Each acupuncture groups were treated acupuncture at each acupoint and at the depths of superficial, middle and deep layer. After the retention, blood was drawn via cardiac puncture, and tissues of each point near meridian vessels were extracted to examine the changes in the expression of nNOS, NO and NE. Results : In terms of the effect in nNO production, there was a significant increase only in the middle and deep layer at SI7 acupoint, but there was no significant change in the expression of NO. Regarding the formation of norepinephrine within tissues, the middle layer on LI6 acupoint, the middle layer and the deep layer on TE5 acupoint showed a significant increase, while production of plasma norepinephrine was significantly decreased at the middle layer and the deep layer on LI6 acupoint and the deep layer on SI7 acupoint. Conclusions : The effect of needles applied at the connecting point of three yang meridians on the activities of nNOS, and NE could be observed, and it can be induced that the effect of needle stimulation on disrupted nervous system can be examined through additional researches based on this one.
The Anti-inflammatory Effect and DPPH Free Radical Scavenging Capability of Rhizoma drynariae Aqueous Extract
Kim, Yong-Min ; Kim, Ee-Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 32, issue 4, 2015, Pages 169~176
DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.026
Objectives : This study is to investigate the effects of Rhizoma drynariae aqueous extract(RDA) on cell cytotoxicity, Nitric Oxide (NO) and Prostaglandin
production and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl ghdrazyl(DPPH) free radical scavenging capability. Methods : Cell cytotoxicity was measured by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide(MTT) assay. The production of NO was measured by Griess assay. The production of
was measured by immunoassay. And, the anti-oxidant activity was measured by the DPPH method. Results : Cell cytotoxicity in 50, 100, 200 and
RDA did not increase significantly compared to the RDA untreated group. RDA(
) inhibited NO and
production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. RDA had high DPPH free radical scavenging capability. Conclusions : This study indicates that RDA inhibits NO and
production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and improve DPPH free radical scavenging capability. RDA may have an anti-inflammation effect and an anti-oxidant activity.
Development and Validation of a Survey Form for Adverse Events Associated with Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Kim, Seoyeon ; Lee, Jun-Hwan ; Yook, Tae Han ; Park, Jimin ; Leem, Jungtae ; Lee, Hyangsook ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 32, issue 4, 2015, Pages 177~189
DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.031
Objectives : To develop and validate a survey form for adverse events(AEs) associated with acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. Methods : The 1st version of a survey form consisting of 9 categories was developed and modified based on the analysis of questionnaires from previous studies on AEs. To evaluate content validity of the 1st version, a Delphi survey where experts in acupuncture and moxibustion, and research methodology were invited, was conducted alongside a separate content validity questionnaire. The content validity indices for each item and total scale were calculated as the proportion of the number of experts judging each item or scale valid to the number of total experts. Results : After the Delphi round 1, the content validity of 2 items and total scale was rated as inadequate. The 1st version was modified accordingly, and the 2nd version of the survey form was developed. The content validity of the 2nd version was assessed in the Delphi round 2 and the final version was completed after incorporating the expert comments. The final version consists of 13 questions regarding practitioner/patient information, condition/disease, intervention, treated body parts, safety issue and AE occurrence related with practitioner's behavior or instruments, AEs associated with treatment and emergency actions taken if necessary, time to AE occurrence, outcomes, serious AEs or death, and time to AE disappearance. Conclusions : This newly developed and validated survey form will serve to collect AEs associated with acupuncture and moxibustion treatments in Korea and contribute to establishing the evidence on safety of Korean acupuncture treatment.
The Significance of Yin-yang Theory in Meridians Observed through the Earlier Names
Jung, Hye-jin ; Baik, You-sang ; Koo, Sungtae ; Lim, Sabina ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 32, issue 4, 2015, Pages 190~198
DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.025
Objectives : Through comparison between Mawangdui Silk Manuscripts and Huangdi's Internal Classic, this study aimed to put an emphasis on clinical significance of Yin-yang theory in Meridians. Methods : We investigated the documents recorded in Yin Yang Shi Yi Mai Jiu Jing, Zu Bi Shi Yi Mai Jiu Jing and Miraculous Pivot to compare of the character of meridian names. Results : In the naming of meridians, three yin and three yang were accepted earlier than Viscera and Bowels. Three yin and three yang play important role in relation with division of a human body. Conclusions : It is necessary to focus on the importance of Yin-yang theory in meridian system.
Efficacy between Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture Therapy and Hominis Placenta Pharmacopuncture Therapy on Peripheral Facial Paralysis : Retrospective Comparision Study
Lee, Jung Hun ; Yang, Tae Jun ; Kim, Seon Wook ; Jeong, Joo Yong ; Ma, Young Hun ; Oh, Jae Seon ; Choi, Jeong Wook ; Lee, Eun Ji ; Wei, Tung Shuen ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 32, issue 4, 2015, Pages 199~207
DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.023
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of Hwangryunhaedok-tang pharmacopuncture therapy with Hominis Placenta pharmacopncture therapy in hospitalized patients with peripheral facial paralysis. Methods : We investigated 34 cases of patients with peripheral facial paralysis who were admitted into the Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion of Dongshin University Suncheon Oriental Hospital from February 1, 2014 to June 31, 2015. Subjects were divided into two groups, Hwangryunhaedok-tang pharmacopuncture group(HR group), and Hominis Placenta Pharmacopuncture group(JH group). HR group was treated by Hwangryunhaedok-tang pharmacopuncture five times a week and JH group was treated by Hominis Placenta Pharmacopuncture five times a week. And both groups were treated by acupuncture, electroacupuncture, herbal medicine therapy, western drug therapy equally. To investigate the effectiveness of treatment, we used House-Brackmann Grading System, Yanagihara's unweighted grading system and Sunnybrook facial grading scale at before admission and after admission. Results : Each scores by 3 evaluation methods improved both in two groups. However, there were no significant differences in improvement between two groups. Conclusions : These results suggest that the Hwangryunhaedok-tang pharmacopuncture therapy is as effective as Hominis Placenta pharmacopuncture therapy to improve symptoms of peripheral facial paralysis.
A Case Report of Long-term Acupuncture Treatment in Bortezomib Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Kim, So Yeon ; Choi, Jun Yong ; Yun, Young Ju ; Park, Seong Ha ; Han, Chang Woo ;
Korean Journal of Acupuncture, volume 32, issue 4, 2015, Pages 208~212
DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.024
Objectives : We present a successful administration of acupuncture in alleviating persistant peripheral neuropathy due to bortezomib, a potent therapeutic agent of mutlple myeloma. Methods : A patient, experiencing numbness, coldness, tingling and weakness in her feet and hands after bortezomib treatment, was administered acupuncture for 32 weeks, 3 times/week for first 4 weeks and 2 times/week the last 28 weeks, in bilateral acupuncture points, ST36, ST40, EX-LE10, LI11, TE5, and EX-UE9. Responses were assessed at the end of every 4 weeks with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group(ECOG) grading system, National Cancer Institute - Common Toxicity Criteria(NCIC-CTC) v4.0, Numeric Rating Scale(NRS) 0-10, and Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS). Results : ECOG was improved from 2 to 1, NCIC-CTC from 2 to 1, NRS from 8 to 1, and NPS from 41 to 5 through 32 weeks of acupuncture treatment. Conclusions : It is conceivable that acupuncture can be a help to relieve bortezomib induced peripheral neuropathy.