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Volume 23, Issue 3 - Dec 2010
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The Effects of Kami-bangpungtongseong-san Extracts on the Mouse Liver and Kidney Toxicated by Mercuric Chloride Subcutaneous Injection
Yang, Joon-Hyoung ; Hong, Seong-Ug ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 1~12
Objective : For this study, mice on mercurial toxication were given mercuric subcutaneous injection to their abdomen factitiously. After delivering Kami- bangpungtongseong-san(KBT) extracts to the mice by oral administration, we observed changes from liver and kidney of mice. Method : The BALB/c mice were distributed into three groups: No treated group(Normal group), Mercuric chloride subcutaneous injection group(Control group), Kami-bangpungtongseong-san-treated group (Sample group). KBT Extracts were delivered orally in 7 days. We observed involution of liver, necrosis of liver and cell plate loss of liver, lipid peroxidation CYP1A1 expression. We observed involution of proximal convoluted tubules, hypertrophy of Bowman's capsule, periodic acid-Schiff(PAS)'s positive reaction of proximal convoluted tubules, heat shock protein(HSP)700's positive reaction in glomerulus. For the charting the results, image analysis was taken. The result of image analysis was verified significance by Sigmaplot 2000(P<0.05). Result : The mice' liver on mercurial toxication were relieved involution of liver, necrosis of liver, and cell plate loss of liver and also declined lipid peroxidation and CYP1A1 expression. The mice' kidney on mercurial toxication were relieved involution of proximal convoluted tubules, hypertrophy of Bowman's capsule and increasing PAS's positive reaction of proximal convoluted tubules. On the other hand it was declined HSP700's positive reaction in glomerulus. Conclusion : According to the result of study, we think that we can expect to the effect of KBT extracts' therapeutic action to tissue injuries of the mice' liver and kidney on acute mercurial toxication.
Anti-inflammaory effects of the Gamroeum in vivo and in vitro
Lim, In-Ho ; Jung, Ho-Jun ; Kim, Sang-Chan ; Jee, Seon-Young ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 13~26
Objectives : The present study was conducted to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of the Gamroeum water extracts (GRE) in vivo and in vitro. Methods : The effects of GRE on anti-inflammation were measured by production of NO,
), iNOS (inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase), COX-2,
(Nuclear Factor kappa B), TNF-
(Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha) and IL-
), IL-6 in Raw 264.7 macrophage cells stimulated with LPS. Results : 1. In machrophage cells, LPS displayed significant stimulatory effects on the production of NO and
. However, GRE showed significant inhibitory effects on NO and
release. The level of NO and
was decreased by GRE in a concentration dependent manner as compared with LPS only group. 2. Immunoblot analysis verified that LPS stimulation significantly increased the iNOS and COX-2 protein level, but GRE suppressed the induction of iNOS and COX-2 protein at a concentration dependent manner. 3. GRE reduced the elevated production of TNF-
and IL-6 by LPS. Moreover, the inhibitory effects of GRE was occurred in a dose-dependent manner. 4. GRE significantly reduced the expression of NF-
protein in nuclear fraction. 5. GRE effectively inhibited the increases of hind paw skin thicknesses and inflammatory cell infiltrations induced by carrageenan treatment. It, therefore, considered that GRE will be favorably inhibited the acute edematous inflammations. Conclusions : These results indicated that GRE could have anti-inflammatory capacity by inhibiting the production of NO,
and cytokines in vitro and by reducing the formation of carrageenan-induced paw edema in vivo. Moreover, inhibitory effects of GRE on the macrophage activation were attributable to the reduction of some of inflammatory factors by inhibiting iNOS and COX-2 through the suppression of NF-
The Effect of Bee Venom Therapy on Skin Aging
Kim, Jin-Myoung ; Kim, Yoon-Bum ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 27~40
Background and Objective : Increasing interest in anti-aging and anti-wrinkling agents for the skin has triggered the recent outflow of researches and studies in this field. This study was designed to investigate the effects of bee venom on skin wrinkling and skin aging by testing the skin wrinkling, skin elasticity, trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), free radical level, anti-oxidative agent level, and skin tissue after infusion of bee venom on hairless mouse. Materials and Methods : Fifteen hairless mice aged between 36~40 weeks were divided randomly into 3 Group; the Bee Venom Syringe Group, the Bee Venom Needle Group, and the control group. The Bee Venom Syringe Group were injected subcutaneously with bee venom (0.1cc in total) using an insulin syringe on three spots in the lumbar spine (one spot on the center and two spots 1~2cm to the side bilaterally). The Bee Venom Needle Group were pricked with bee venom-smeared acupuncture needles on three longitudinal spots in the lumbar spine each 1cm apart, after which the needles were removed 10 minutes later. The Control Group did not receive any form of intervention. All procedures took place thrice a week for four weeks, during which the mice were allowed free access to water and fodder. The mice were measured and compared in the weight, skin wrinkling scale, skin elasticity, and TEWL before and after the experiment. After the experiment, blood samples were taken to measure the free radical and anti-oxidative agent level, and the skin tissue was sliced for examination. Data was analyzed using the SPSS program (ver 12.0). The ANOVA analysis was used to compare and contrast the three groups, and t-test for paired samples was used to evaluate skin-wrinkling before and after experiment. The cut-off p-value of significance was set at p<0.05. Results : 1. Administration of bee venom did not cause serious weight loss or gain. 2. Compared to the control group, the Bee Venom Syringe Group and the Bee Venom Needle Group both showed a decrease in skin wrinkling scale after intervention. Especially, the Bee Venom Syringe Group showed a significant decrease (p<0.05). 3. Compared to the control group, the Bee Venom Syringe Group and the Bee Venom Needle Group both showed an increase in skin elasticity. Especially, the Bee Venom Syringe Group showed a significant increase (p<0.05). 4. No significant change in TEWL was found in the mice in all the three groups before and after experiment. 5. Free radical level was normal in all 15 mice in all the three groups, and anti-oxidative agent was not significantly different across the three groups. 6. The Bee Venom Syringe Group, the Bee Venom Needle Group, and the control group did not show any significant difference in the thickness of epidermis and dermis, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and skin wrinkling. The epidermis layer was relatively better preserved in the Bee Venom Syringe Group as compared to the Bee Venom Needle Group and the control group. Conclusion : Direct injection of bee venom on the hairless mouse using a syringe was found to improve wrinkling of the skin and increase skin elasticity but did not show effectiveness on skin dryness due to water loss. The bee venom appears to have suppressive effects on skin wrinkling, one of the symptoms of skin aging, through a process independent of suppression of free radicals or increase of anti-oxidative agent.
Effects of atopic dermatitis induced materials on the expression of cytokine genes in human monocytes and mast cells
Park, Koung-Suk ; Kim, Kyung-Jun ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 41~56
Objectives : On an experimental basis, the effects of atopic dermatitis induced materials on the expression of cytokine genes in human monocytes (THP-1, U937) and mast cells were studied. This study was carried out to be considered a fundamental knowledge in the research on the good of oriental medicine. Methods : After culturing THP-1, U937, and HMC-1, with the three different concentrations of LPS (
), DPE (
), and DNCB (
), atopic dermatitis induced materials were treated in the culture medium. To investigate cytokine genes expression patterns, with lysis buffer and separation reagent, total RNA was extracted from THP-1, U937, and HMC-1 at intervals of 0, 12, 24, and 48 hours. Both cytokine mRNA expression patterns by atopic dermatitis induced materials and change of cytokine genes expression patterns in relation to atopy by selenium were analyzed with RT-PCR. Also IL-4 and INF-
, which were secreted in the HMC-1, were analyzed using ELISA method. Results : 1. After treating THP-1 and U937 with LPS, DPE, and DNCB, there was no significant change in cytokine genes themselves, but various cytokines (IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-13, IFN-
, IFN-a, MCP-1, B2-MG) were expressed. 2. In the case of HMC-1, the expressions of IL-6 and IL-8 were significantly increased in the analysis of mRNA expression by dust mite allergens in DPE. 3. As a result of ELISA method, it is certain that IL-4 and IFN-
protein were secreted in the HMC-1 by DPE. 4. Selenium, an essential trace element, decreased the IL-10 and IL-13 expression in the HMC-1 by DPE. Conclusion : The results suggest that it is necessary to choose proper atopic dermatitis induced materials and suitable cultured cells in establishment of in vitro model of atopic dermatitis.
Effects of Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts on P. acnes induced cytokine gene expression in human monocytes
Seo, Min-Su ; Kim, Kyung-Jun ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 57~68
Objective : This study was performed to evaluate the effect of Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts on the inflammatory cytokines gene expression by the bacteria of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) which elicits acne in human monocytes, THP-1 cell line. Experiment : Cytotoxicity of Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts was analyzed by XTT assay. Real time RT-PCR was applied to analyze the cytokines gene expressions of IL-8, MCP-1 and TNF-
. Translocation of transcription factor NF-
from cytoplasm into nucleus was observed using immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy. Results : Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts did not show cytotoxicity as high as in
of concentration. Transcription levels of inflammatory cytokines, IL-8, MCP-1 and TNF-
were increased by P. acnes in THP-1 and Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts decreased the upregulated transcription levels. Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts significantly inhibited the translocation of NF-
into nucleus by P. acnes. Conclusion : This study suggests that Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts have anti-inflammatory effects on P. acnes treated THP-1 as decreasing the mRNA expressions of IL-8, MCP-1 and TNF-
. This anti-inflammatory effect of Lithospermum erythrorhizon extracts may be useful in therapeutic treatments for acne vulgaris.
The Comparative Study of Anti-inflammation and Anti-oxidation in Accodance with Extraction Solvents of Jeondo-san
Seo, Hyung-Sik ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 69~80
Objective : The purpose of this study was to compare anti-Inflammation and anti-oxidation of Jeondo-San(JDS) extracted with two kinds of solvents, ethanol and water. Methods : Two kinds of JDS extractions were prepared 20, 50,
. The Cytotoxicity was measured by MTT assay in Raw 264.7 cell. The anti-inflammation effects were measured by inhibitory efficacy on
, NO, TNF-
, COX-2 and iNOS in Raw 264.7 cell. The anti-oxidation effects were measured by ROS inhibitory efficacy, intracellular GSH synthesis and DPPH Radical scavenging in HaCaT cell. Results : 1. All of JDS extraction groups had no cytotoxicity in Raw 264.7 cell. 2. All of JDS extraction groups showed significantly inhibitory effect on production of
. Inhibitory efficacy increased in accodance with concentration. 3. All of JDS extraction groups showed significantly inhibitory effect on production of NO. Inhibitory efficacy increased in accodance with concentration. 4. All of JDS extraction groups did not show significantly inhibitory effect on production of TNF-
JDS extracted with ethanol and
JDS extracted with water showed inhibitory effect on iNOS expression. 6. All of JDS extraction groups showed significantly inhibitory effect on production of ROS. Inhibitory efficacy increased in accodance with concentration. Ethanol extractions were better than water extractions. 7.
JDS extracted with ethanol only produced GSH of
. 8. All of JDS extraction groups showed significantly scavenging effect of DPPH radicals. Inhibitory efficacy increased in accodance with concentration. Ethanol extractions were better than water extractions. Conclusion : Two kinds of JDS extractions have not cytotoxicity and inhibit production of NO. JDS extracted with water was effective in anti-inflammation, JDS extracted with ethanol was effective in anti-oxidation.
Effects of Thujae Orientalis Folium (TOF) on Gene Expression of Human melanoma cells (SK-MEL-2)
Jung, Min-Young ; Kim, Jong-Han ; Park, Su-Yeon ; Choi, Jeong-Hwa ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 81~108
Objective : Thujae Orientalis Folium (TOF) can cool the blood and stop bleeding, eliminate phlegm and relieve cough in Oriental medicine. In addition, the fresh is used alone externally. Recently, TOF is known to have anti-tumor component. And also known to have tyrosinase inhibitory effect. Method : For these reasons, this study was designed to investigate anti-cancer and whitening activities of TOF. In this experiment, effects of TOF on proliferation rates of melanoma cells and on changes in genetic profiles were investigated. The genetic profile for the effect on human derived melanoma cell, SK-MEL-2, was measured using microarray technique, and the functional analysis on these genes was conducted. Results : Total 541 genes were up-regulated and 1,079 genes down-regulated in cells treated with TOF. Genes induced by TOF were mainly concerned with anti-cancer effects and apoptosis. Genes suppresed by TOF were related in extracellular signalling pathway. The network of total protein interactions was measured using cytoscape program, and some key molecules, such as THAP1, MAX1, STAM2, SMAD6, CYCS, PEX5, PSEN1, NONO, MAP2K7 and CREB1 that can be used for elucidation of therapeutical mechanism of medicine in future were identified. Conculusion : These results suggest possibility of TOF as anti-cancer drug for human melanoma. In addition, the present author also suggest that related mechanisms are involved in inhibition of several cancer pathway, activation of apoptosis pathway and suppression of general metabolic pathway.
The Antiallergic Effects of Yeotaectonggi-tang (YTT) on the Mice Model with Allergic Rhinitis by Regulation of PPAR-
Son, Jung-Min ; Hong, Seung-Ug ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 109~124
Objectives : The aim of this study is to investigate the antiallergic effects of YTT on allergic rhinitis by regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-
). Methods : The thirty rats were divided into three groups : normal group, control (allergic rhinitis elicited) group, sample (Yeotaectonggi-tang treated after allergic rhinitis elicitation) group. To induce allergic rhinitis in control group and sample group, rats were sensitized intraperitoneally with 0.1% ovalbumin(OVA) solution 3 times at intervals of 1 week. Then intranasal sensitization was performed by diffusing 0.1% ovalbumin(OVA) solution 3 times at intervals of 2 days. After that time rats in sample group were oral administration treated by YTT for 7days. The change of the amounts of eosinophil, substance P, MIP-2, PPAR-
, IL-4, iNOS were observed in each group. we used the statistical method of ANOVA test(p<0.05). Results : The number of eosinophil in sample group noticeably decreased than control group. And the decrease of substance P and MIP-2 positive reaction were observed in mucosa. YTT inhibited IL-4 and iNOS production, mucus secretion, activation of mast cells and fibrosis remodeling by regulation of PPAR-
activation. Conclusion : According to the above results, it is considered that YTT mitigated mucosa damage on the mice model with allergic rhinitis by regulation of PPAR-
Anti-inflammatory effects of the water extract of Ecliptae Herba
Jo, Hee-Chang ; Jung, Ho-Jun ; Kim, Sang-Chan ; Jee, Seon-Young ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 125~138
Objective : The present study was examined to evaluate the effects of Ecliptae Herba on the production of inflammatory mediators in vivo and in vitro. Methods : In cell viability, all three doses of Ecliptae Herba extract (25, 50 and
) had no significant cytotoxicity during the experimental period. The increases of NO production and iNOS expression were detected in LPS-activated cells compared to control, but these increases were dose-dependently attenuated by pre-treatment with Ecliptae Herba extract. Results : 1. LPS plays a pivotal roles in inducing to the massive production of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-
and IL-6 in macrophages. 2. Ecliptae Herba extract reduced the elevated production of cytokines by LPS. 3. Ecliptae Herba extract reduced
levels in a dose-dependent manner as a consequence of inhibition of COX-2 activity. 4. Ecliptae Herba extract significantly reduced the nuclear translocation of
induced by LPS. 5. In histopathological study, Ecliptae Herba effectively inhibited the increases of hind paw edema, skin thicknesses and inflammatory cell infiltrations induced by carrageenan treatment. Conclusions : These results provide evidences that therapeutic effect of Ecliptae Herba on the acute inflammation is partly due to the reduction of some of inflammatory factors by inhibiting iNOS and COX-2 through the suppression of
A Clinical study on Psoriasis Patients
Joo, Hyun-A ; Yang, Hyun-Ju ; Baek, Sang-Chul ; Hwang, Chung-Yeon ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 139~150
Objective : We investigated the effects of Oriental medical treatment on psoriasis which is a chronic disease. Methods : We applied acupuncture and herbal medicine to psoriasis patients. The progress of symptom is calculated using PASI(psoriasis area and severity) score and degree of itching is checked 0 to 3. Results : After oriental medical treatment, patients recovered from psoriasis without side effect. Conclusion : Oriental medical treatment can be a very effective way to treat psoriasis. The more patients we treat, the more clinical report is accumulated. Then it would be helpful to map out a systematic treatment on psoriasis.
The Clinical observation of acute Bell's palsy 80 Case
Won, Jae-Sun ; Chou, Ching-Yu ; Cho, Ah-Reum ; Kim, Ji-Hyun ; Kim, Chang-Hwan ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 151~162
Objective : Bell's palsy is common and has many clinic study. but bell's palsy prognosis is not enough specific. So this study was evaluated bell's palsy prognosis, treatment number, sequela of normal group and bad prognosis group. Methods : From June 2009 to June 2010, patients who visited Dong-seo Oriental Medicine ENT. A clinic study was done on patient who were diagnosed bell's palsy, onset 2weeks within when first visited OPD and treated 3 times over in Dong-seo Oriental Medicine Cental. To evaluate grade of paralysis, House-Brackman Scale was used. We classified treatment numbers of each HB-Scale group, normal gIVroup and bad prognosis group. Results : The distribution of Onset HB-Scale : Gr II 26.25%, Gr III 67.5%, Gr IV 6.25% Onset HB-Scale Gr II patients completely recover 100% Onset HB-Scale Gr III patients completely recover 64.8%, improved 27.8%, nothing change 7.4% Onset HB-Scale Gr IV patients completely recover 40%, improved 60% Onset HB-Scale Gr II & IV patients recovery percentage make no difference of normal group (Group A) and bad prognosis. Onset HB-Scale Gr III patients completely recover Group A 66.7%, Group B 52.9%, improved Group A 23.2%, Group 35.3%, noting change Group A 5.1%, Group B 11.8% Onset HB-Scale Gr II patients has no sequela. Onset HB-Scale Gr III & IV patients has tendency that they treat more times, more improving and less sequela probability Conclusion : Onset HB-Scale is the indicator of acute bell's palsy prognosis.
The Result of Oriental Medical Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology Class Applying Student-Oriented Teaching & Learning Method
Lim, Kyu-Sang ; Lee, Jang-Cheon ; Park, Young-Gue ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 163~173
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to survey the needs of oriental medical students about the existing teaching methods and to investigate satisfaction of student-oriented teaching & learning method on the oriental medical ophthalmology & otolaryngology class. Methods : 1. Oriental medical ophthalmology & otolaryngology were studied by student-oriented teaching method with 36 persons( 4th grade, school of Oriental medicine). 2. The satisfaction of school lesson was surveyed with questioning paper before & after applying student-oriented teaching & learning method. Results : 1. 88.9% students replied that the general teaching method is a lecture at school of oriental medicine. 2. They replied that Problem based learning(36.1%) & Team based learning(22.2%) are more effective teaching methods than lecture(19.4)%). 3. 66.6% students replied about the necessity of improvement of major subject's teaching method. Conclusions : 1. The interest & understanding degree were improved compare with other class by lecture. 2. It was positive about the interaction with professor and students(64.8%). 3. It was positive about the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the future(64.7%). 4. It was negative about the present national examination(67.6%). 5. Meditation was helpful at classwork(64.7%).
Changes in Facial palsy Patient's Quality of life based upon Oriental-Western Medicine Treatment
Kim, Dong-Hyun ; Jung, Dal-Lim ; Cho, Chang-Gun ; Hong, Seung-Ug ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 174~185
Objective : In period of convalescence and aftereffect, facial palsy patients suffer from social and psychological problems, besides experiencing physical inconvenience. So Quality of life is important Evaluation in treatment or facial palsy. Nevertheless the aims of recent study were only trying to explain about objective symptoms. Therefore, Oriental-Western Medicine was performed, effectiveness of treatment were measured in Quality of life. Methods : Acute facial palsy patients who visiting whin 5days completed questionnaire about Quality of life, if he(or she) participated voluntarily. Questionnaire are comprised of general characteristics, Facial Disability Index(FDI), WHOQOL-BREF, VAS and House-Brackmann grade. Questionnaire used two times, the first medical examination and 4weeks later after starting Oriental-Western Medicine. The statistical analysis was performed by GraphPad Prism 4.0. T-test was used to verify effectiveness between the two groups. Results : 1. When we compared the first medical examination with 4weeks later, score of FDI-Physical function and FDI-Social/Well-bieng function increased but they were not valid statistically. 2. When we compared the first medical examination with 4weeks later, in WHOQOL-Brefoverall domain and physical domain, score increased. In WHOQOL-Bref-psychological, Social, Environment domain, score decreased. but, they were not valid statistically. 3. VAS, House-Brackmann grade decreased, but, they were not valid statistically. Conclusion : The number of subjects with facial palsy in our study(N=5) was too small, and the period of study(4 weeks) was short, too. For this reason, our data were not valid statistically. But Facial palsy Patient's Quality of life has risen.
A Case of Macular Edema Resulted from Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
Kim, Ji-Hyon ; Heo, Eun-Jung ; Kwon, Kang ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 186~195
Objective : This study was performed to prove the effect of the oriental medical treatments like acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine on macular edema resulted from branch retinal vein occlusion which could lead to terrible result like permanent visual loss at worst. Methods : The patient was treated 62 times, from July 15th, 2009 through May 12th, 2010. We used fundus photography and Dr. Hann's standard test chart for 5m to examinate the patient's eyesight. We used acupuncture, electropuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine to treat the patient. We considered visual field, scotoma, metamorphopsia and vitreous floater to measure the effect of treatment. Results : After about 10 months of treatment, the eyesight of Rt eye was improved from 0.8 to 0.9, Lt. eye from zero to 0.3. The visual field turbidity were absolutely cleared. The scotomas in Lt. eye were reduced from 5 to 2. The metamorphopsia were improved. The vitreous floaters in Rt. eye were decreased from 5~6 to 1~2. Conclusion : These results show that the oriental medical treatment can be conservative measure to the macular edema resulted from branch retinal vein occlusion.
The changes of Facial nerve palsy by Miso Facial Acupuncture on Orbicularis Oculi muscle : A case study
Cho, Ah-Reum ; Kim, Ji-Hyun ; Chou, Ching-Yu ; Won, Jae-Sun ; Kim, Chang-Hwan ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 196~205
Objective : This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Miso Facial Acupuncture on Orbicularis Oculi muscle. Methods : Two men and four women with Facial nerve palsy were recruited. Miso Facial Acupuncture on Orbicularis Oculi muscle was performed two times a week for three weeks. The effects of the treatment were evaluated by H-B scale, Y-system and clinical symptom. Results : Before treatment with Miso Facial Acupuncture, three patients showed H-B scale improvement and the other three patients had no change. and four patients showed Y-system improvement and the other two patients had no change. In six cases, the patients had improvement in clinical symptom related with Orbicularis Oculi muscle function. Conclusion : Miso Facial Acupuncture on Orbicularis Oculi muscle showed significant improvement in facial nerve palsy.
Clinical Study of One Patient with Functional Bitemporal Hemianopia
Chou, Ching-Yu ; Won, Jae-Sun ; Cho, Ah-Reum ; Kim, Ji-Hyun ; Kim, Chang-Hwan ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 206~209
Objectives : To carry out the oriental medicine treatment on a patient with Functional Bitemporal Hemianopia. Methods : We experienced one case of Functional Bitemporal Hemianopia treated with oriental medical treatment, acupuncture and herbal medication. Results : Visual field defect were improved after treatment. Conclusion : Oriental medical treatment could be safe and effective method in Functional Bitemporal Hemianopia.
Three cases of Benign Paroxymal Positional Vertigo patient Treated with Yeonggyechulgam-tang
Song, Jin-Su ; Lee, You-Jin ; Choi, Jeong-Hwa ; Kim, Jong-Han ; Park, Su-Yeon ; Seo, Min-Su ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 210~217
Objective : The purpose of this study is to know the effect of Yeonggyechulgam-tang on BPPV. Methods : Three patients were taken Yeonggyechulgam-tang with acupunture. And we used visual analogue scale(VAS). Results : After the treatment the grade of VAS was decreased and clinical symptoms were gradually disappeared. Conclusion : Yeonggyechulgam-tang was effective treatment of BPPV.
A Clinical Case Report of a Tinnitus Patient in Pregnancy
Choi, Won-Jin ; Kim, Myung-Dong ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 23, issue 2, 2010, Pages 218~223
The above patient of this case is outpatient on April 18, 2007 who visited my office with tinnitus, headache, dizziness, and backpain, and, she was in pregnancy 14 weeks. Her symptoms were diagnosed as tinnitus from kidney meridian weakness due to pregnancy. After she was administered with Yukmijihwnagtang, her tinnitus disappeared and her other symptoms became better. So this result suggests that herbal administration of Yukmijihwangtang was effective on tinnitus due to pregnancy.