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Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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Volume 26, Issue 4 - Dec 2014
Volume 26, Issue 3 - Sep 2014
Volume 26, Issue 2 - Jun 2014
Volume 26, Issue 1 - Mar 2014
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A Study about a Short-form of the Sasang Constitution Questionnaire for Patient (SSCQ-P)
Jeong, Jong-Hun ; Jeon, Soo-Hyung ; Na, Young-Ju ; Kang, Seok-Hwan ; Dong, Sang-Oak ; Lee, Si-Woo ; Kim, Kyu-Kon ; Kim, Jong-Won ; Kim, Sang-Hyuk ;
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, volume 26, issue 4, 2014, Pages 339~349
DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.4.339
Objectives This study was performed to make a short-form of Sasang Constitution Questionnaire for Patient(SSCQ-P). Methods In order to select important questions of SSCQ-P, we got advice from 10 professors of Oriental Medicine. As a result, we chose 37 questions. In addition, we selected 69 questions which had been used more than 12 times in SSCQ-P as the variable. We used some statistical methods to reduce questions. Finally, a total of 40 questions were selected. To find diagnostic accuracy rate of this short-form, discriminant analysis was performed. We used 1378 cases which was collect ed from February 2008 to June 2013 by online system(Sasang-medi data which has selected by web site, http://www.sasangmedi.or.kr), and 68 cases which was collected from November 2006 to September 2007 by the research "Construction of a biological information collection system for the Constitutional scientific diagnosis"(Korea Constitutional Multicenter Bank data, KCMB data) Results We made a short-form of SSCQ-P consisting of 40 questions. Diagnostic accuracy rate of short-form is 66.18% using Sasang-medi data, and 42.65% using KCMB data. Conclusions More cases are needed to improve the diagnostic accuracy rate of this short-form.
Studies on the Modeling of the Three-dimensional Standard Face and Deriving of Facial Characteristics Depending on the Taeeumin and Soyangin
Lee, Seon-Young ; Hwang, Min-Woo ;
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, volume 26, issue 4, 2014, Pages 350~364
DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.4.350
Objectives This study was aimed to find the significant features of face form according to the Taeeumin and Soyangin by analyzing the three-dimensional face information data. Also, making standard face of the Taeeumin and Soyangin was an object of this study. Methods We collected three-dimensional face data of patients aged between 20~45 years old diagnosed by a specialist of Sasang constitutional medicine. The data were collected using a 3D scanner, Morpheus 3D(Morpheus Corporation, KOREA). Extracting a face feature point total of 64, was set to 332 pieces(height, angle, ratio, etc.) of each variable between feature points. ANOVA test were used to compare the characteristics of subjects according to the Taeeumin and Soyangin. Results When not to consider gender, the Taeeumin and Soyangin were different from the 18 items(3 items in the ear, 9 items in the eye, 1 item in the nose, 1 item in the mouth, 4 items in the jaw). When to consider gender, the Taeeumin and Soyangin men were different from the 6 items(1 item in the ear, 2 items in the nose, 3 items in the face). And the Taeeumin and Soyangin women were different from 17 items(1 item in the ear, 10 items in the eye, 2 items in the nose, 1 item in the mouth, 3 items in the face). Conclusions These results show Taeeumin's face(both men and women) width of the right and left is larger than the length of the top and bottom. Compared to men of Soyangin, men of Taeeumin has greater wings of the nose. Compared to women of Soyangin, women of Taeeumin has longer length of the eye. Soyangin's face(both men and women) length of the top and bottom is larger than the width of the right and left. Compared to men of Taeeumin, men of Soyangin has smaller wings of the nose. Compared to women of Taeeumin, women of Soyangin has more stereoscopic facial features at the top and bottom of the lateral face. Also, by accumulating three-dimensional face data, this study modeled the standard facial features by Taeeumin and Soyangin. These results may be helpful in the development of Sasang constitutional diagnostics utilizing the characteristics of the facial form at later.
Cut-off Values of Waist Circumference and Body Mass Index for Metabolic Syndrome according to Sasang Constitution
Choi, Jae-Wan ; Yu, Jun-Sang ;
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, volume 26, issue 4, 2014, Pages 365~378
DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.4.365
Objectives This study was performed to investigate the cut-off values of abdominal circumference and Body Mass Index(BMI) according to Sasang Constitution. Methods A total of 1,773 persons, namely 440 male people and 1,333 female people, in ages from 40 to 69 years old, participated in this research. They are all included in the community based Genomic cohort in Wonju in years from 2006 to 2013. The diagnostic criteria of metabolic syndrome was used followed by the National Cholesterol Education Program in Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) and Asian pacific guideline for only abdominal obesity. Results The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 34.8% for men and 37.6% for women in this research. Taeeumin was the highly significant risk type for the metabolic syndrome in both sexes. Cut-off values of abdominal circumference were 88.3 cm in men, 80.3 cm in women, and cut-off values of BMI were
in men and
in women. For men, cut-off values of abdominal circumference were 79.5cm in Soyangin, 88.8 cm in Taeeumin and 79.5 cm in Soeumin, and cut-off values of BMI were
in Taeeumin and
in Soeumin. For women, cut-off values of abdominal circumference were 76.3 cm in Soyangin, 80.3 cm in Taeeumin and 76.8 cm in Soeumin, and cut-off values of BMI were
in Taeeumin and
in Soeumin. Conclusions Although 90 cm in men, 80 cm in women as an Asian pacific guideline were regarded as quite approximate to the mean value of abdominal circumference and
to BMI. But if the results could be allocated in terms of the Sasang constitutional method, the cut-off values for Soyangin and Soeumin should be lowered than now.
A Case Study of Soyangin Patient with Hyperhidrosis Treated Successfully with Hyungbangsabaek-san(荊防瀉白散)
Hong, Seung-Min ; Lee, Seon-Young ; Hwang, Min-Woo ;
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, volume 26, issue 4, 2014, Pages 379~388
DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.4.379
Objectives The aim of this study was to report significant improvement of hyperhidrosis after treatment with Hyungbangsabaek-san (荊防瀉白散), in a Soyangin Mangeum Symptomatic pattern Patient. Methods The patients were diagnosed with Soyang Sin-Yeol Du-Tong Mang-Eum Symptomatology(身熱頭痛亡陰證) and treated with Hyungbangsabaek-san(荊防瀉白散). The primary outcome measure for this study were sweat using a questionnaire with visual analogue scale(VAS). Secondary outcome assessment included change of odinary symptoms such as patient's sleep, feces and digestion. Results The symptoms of hyperhidrosis disappeared by the end of the accure period without side effect. Original symptoms were also changed. Conclusions This result show Hyungbangsabaek-san(荊防瀉白散) can be used to treat hyperhidrosis in a Soyangin Heat-related diarrhea accompanied by headache Mangeum(身熱頭痛亡陰) symptomatic pattern patient. Meaning and process of hyperhidrosis are different according to Sasang Constitutions.
2 Case Study Reportings Using Hyeongbangdojok-san of a Soyangin Patient Diagnosed with Peripheral Facial Palsy
Lee, Sung-Jin ; Cho, Hye-Won ; Jeong, Hae-Yeon ; Lim, Eun-Chul ;
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, volume 26, issue 4, 2014, Pages 389~399
DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.4.389
Objectives We report a series of 2 treatment cases with Hyeongbangdojok-san which is based on Sasang Constitutional Medicine for peripheral facial palsy in Soyangin. Methods We diagnosed these two cases as a Soyangsangpung. And we prescribed Hyeongbangdojok-san for their physical symptoms. The improvement of their peripheral facial palsy were evaluated. Results After the Hyeongbangdojok-san was given, the patient's peripheral facial paralysis and physical symptoms were improved. Conclusions These case-studies showed an efficient result of using Hyeongbangdojok-san in the peripheral facial paralysis of Soyangin.
A Case Study of Small-Cell Lung Cancer with Multiple Brain Metastases Patient who Showed Improvement of Delirium and Performance Status
Park, So-Ra ; Lee, Soo-Min ; Choi, Seong-Heon ; Jung, Yee-Hong ; Lee, Soo-Kyung ;
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, volume 26, issue 4, 2014, Pages 400~408
DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.4.400
Objectives The aim of this study was to report the improvement of delirium and performance status in the small-cell lung cancer patient who had multiple brain metastases and pericardial effusion after Sasang constitutional treatment. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records, medical laboratory and image scans of 71-year-old male patient diagnosed as small-cell lung cancer. Results The small-cell lung cancer with multiple brain metastases patient sometimes talked deliriously even after the whole brain radiation therapy. During the hospitalization period, he showed delirium. We treated him with Gihwangbaekho-tang and Dojeokgangki-tang as a main therapy. After treatment, he didn't show delirium and performance status was improved. Conclusions A small-cell lung cancer with multiple brain metastases patient showed the improvement of symptoms (delirium, poor performance status, constipation and poor oral intake) with the treatment of Gihwangbaekho-tang, Yanggyuksanhwa-tang and Dojeokgangki-tang.
3 Case Reports of Tension-type Headache Taeeumin patients using Melonis Pedicus
Kim, Je-Shin ; Oh, Hye-Won ; Lee, Jun-Hee ; Koh, Byung-Hee ; Lee, Eui-Ju ;
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, volume 26, issue 4, 2014, Pages 409~421
DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.4.409
Objectives The aim of this study was to report a improvement of tension type headache severity after using the Melonis Pedicus. Methods 3 Taeeumin patients, suffering from headache, treated with Melonis Pedicus, herb medicine, and acupuncture. After the treatment, Severity of headache was evaluated by Numerical Rating Scale(NRS). Also we checked the reponse of the Melonis Pedicus, and vital sign. Results & Conclusions After using the Melonis Pedicus, the severity of headache decreased from NRS 8 to NRS 1(case1), from NRS 10 to NRS 7(case 2), and from NRS 8 to NRS 6(case 3). And there was not any adverse effect. In conclusion, this study shows that using Meloni Pedicus can be effective treatment for Taeeumin tension type headache patient.