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The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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The Korean Oriental Medical Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology Society
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Volume 25, Issue 4 - Nov 2012
Volume 25, Issue 3 - Aug 2012
Volume 25, Issue 2 - May 2012
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A Literature Study about Comparison of Eastern-Western Medicine on the Acne
Joo, Hyun-A ; Bae, Hyeon-Jin ; Hwang, Chung-Yeon ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 1~19
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.001
Objective : The purpose of this study is to investigate about comparison of Eastern-Western medicine on the acne. Methods : We searched Eastern and Western medicine books for acne. We analyzed these books and examined category, definition, etiology, classification, internal and external methods of treatment of acne. Results : The results were as follows. 1. In Eastern medicine, Acne belongs to the category of the Bunja(粉刺), Jwachang(痤瘡), Pyepungbunja(肺風粉刺). In Western medicine, the other name of Acne is acne vulgaris. 2. In Eastern medicine, the definition of Acne includes manual extraction of comedones and skin appearance. In Western medicine, Acne is a common skin disease during adolescence and a chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous unit of self localization. It is characterized by noninflammatory, open or closed comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules and it affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles, these areas include the face, neck, back, and the upper part of the chest. 3. In Eastern medicine, the cause and mechanism of Acne arose from the state of internal dampness-heat and spleen-stomach internal qi deficiency due to dietary irregularities and then invaded external pathogen such as wind-dampness-heat-cold-fire in lung meridian lead to qi and blood heat depression stagnation. So it appears in skin. In Western medicine, the etiology and pathogenesis of Acne is clearly not identified, but there are most significant pathogenic factors of blood heat depression stagnation. So it appears in skin. In Western medicine, the etiology and pathogenesis of Acne is clearly not identified, but there are most significant pathogenic factors of Acne; Androgen-stimulated production of sebum, hyperkeratinization and obstruction of sebaceous follicles, proliferation of Propionibacterium acnes and inflammation, abnormaility of skin barrier function, genetic aspects, environmental factors etc. 4. In Eastern medicine, differentiation of syndromes classifies clinical aspects, and cause and mechanism of disease; the former is papular, pustular, cystic, nodular, atrophic, comprehensive type; the latter is lung blood heat, intestine-stomach dampness-heat, phlegm-stasis depression, thoroughfare-conception disharmony, heat toxin type. In Western medicine, it divides into an etiology and invasion period, and clinical aspects; Acne neonatorum, Acne infantum, Acne in puberty and adulthood, Acne venenata; Acne vulgaris, Acne conglobata, Acne fulminans, Acne keloidalis. 5. In Eastern medicine, Internal methods of treatment of Acne are divided into five treatments; general treatments, the treatments of single-medicine and experiential description, the treatments depending on the cause and mechanism of disease, and clinical differentiation of syndromes, dietary treatments. In Western medicine, it is a basic principles that regulation on production of sebum, correction on hyperkeratinization of sebaceous follicles, decrease of Propionibacterium acnes colony and control of inflammation reaction. Internal methods of treatment of Acne are antibiotics, retinoids, hormone preparations etc. 6. In Eastern medicine, external methods of treatment of Acne are wet compress method, paste preparation method, powder preparation method, pill preparation method, acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, ear acupuncture therapy, prevention and notice, and so on. In Western medicine, external method of treatments of Acne are divided into topical therapy and other surgical therapies. Topical therapy is used such as antibiotics, sebum regulators, topical vitamin A medicines etc and other surgical therapies are used such as surgical treatments, intralesional injection of corticosteroids, skin dermabrasion, phototherapy, photodynamic therapy, and so on. Conclusions : Until now, there is no perfect, effective single treatment. We think that Eastern medicine approach and treatment can be helpful to overcome the limitations of acne cure.
A clinical study for effect of a supplement(Bee Larva) in subjects with tinnitus
Kang, Da-Hae ; O, Min-Ji ; Kim, Hee-Taek ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 20~37
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.020
Objectives : The primary purpose of present study is to evaluate the effect of a supplement of Bee Larva on tinnitus. the second is to comparatively evaluate safety of this supplement. Methods : Among those patients who visited Semyung Oriental Medical Center from January 11st, 2010 to February 20th, 2010, we screened 45 patients considered suitable for this study after some examinations and consent of the patients. they were devided into 2 groups. Group A took 5 tablets of this supplement everyday for 4 weeks, group B, placebo, in the same way. for 4 weeks, we checked changes in intensity, duration, extent of tinnitus on daily life and sleep and THI(Tinnitus Handicap Inventory) score. to evaluate safety of this supplement, adverse events, assessment of vital sign, hematologic examination were recorded. Result : Through 4 weeks of the clinical trial, we found that this supplement is effective on tinnitus and it improves intensity, duration and extent (its influence on daily life) of tinnitus, influence of tinnitus on sleep and THI score more effectively than the placebo drug. Also, in the assessment of the safety of the study the supplement of bee Larva and placebo drug, there were no adverse events and side effects over the average which need treatment for it. Moreover, there were not any abnormal findings in change of blood pressure and hematologic examination. Conclusion : According to this experiment, we confirmed that the supplement of bee Larva can be used effectively and safely on tinnitus.
A study on the Development of Traditional Korean Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline for Atopic Dermatitis
Yun, Young-Hee ; Choi, In-Hwa ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 38~48
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.038
Background : The atopic dermatitis patient and their families are looking for safer herb-medicine treatments that possess therapeutic effects, but without the recurrence of symptoms and long-term harmful consequences that can result from other treatment. However, for many reasons, including methodological difficulties and lack of high quality study like randomized clinical study and systematic review, there are no consistent clinical guide line for atopic dermatitis in Traditional Korean Medicine. Objectives : Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines support clinical decision-making by making recommendations to guide clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to develop Traditional Korean Medicine clinical practice guideline for atopic dermatitis Result : The future guide should be based on scientific evidence and include the followings: (1) diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (2) the pattern identification of atopic dermatitis (3) classification of Sasang Constitution (4) efficacy assessment (5) treatment guideline (6) education for patients and care givers Conclusion : The development of Traditional Korean Medicine clinical practice guideline for atopic dermatitis is needed.
Clinical trials on ophthalmology with Acupuncture Reviewed in PubMed Database
Jung, Dal-Lim ; Kim, Jong-Che ; Hong, Seung-Ug ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 49~60
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.049
Objective : Acupuncture has been used for treating eye disease for thousands of years but there are few evidence based medicine (EBM) for its use. This study is a review of Clinical trials related to the treatment of eye disease by acupuncture therapy. Methods : We referred a Pubmed site by using searching word of "eye, acupuncture" (Limits: 10 Year, Clinical Trials, Humans, English). Results : Eight journals with twelve papers were searched. Eight of these studies were randomized and ten trials of acupuncture treatments reported significant effect. On the topic of these clinical trials, five of them were about dry eyes, four about disorder of refraction, two about intraocular pressure and one about visual function. The result of clinical studies represented the significant cure rate. Conclusion : We found that RCTs about the acupucnture for eye diseases were more and more published. But their average impact factor was 2.16 and average modified Jadad score was 3.89, so there needs more qualifying studies.
Eastern and Western Combined Medical Treatments on 11 Patients with Dry Eye Syndrome
Lee, Dong-Jin ; HwangBo, Min ; Seo, Hyung-Sik ; Kim, Soo-Jin ; Lee, Jong-Soo ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 61~67
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.061
Objective : The endpoint of this trial is to verify therapeutical availability of conventional western eyedrops combined with acupuncture treatment by means of BUT(tear film break-up time), Schirmer's test, which have been considered to be typical methods for diagnosing dry eye syndrome. Methods : The subjects of this trial included the outpatients who had been diagnosed with dry eye syndrome in Pusan national university hospital and underwent acupuncture treatment from March 2011 to April 2011. They received acupuncture treatment once a week, three times while constantly using Restasis or artificial tears. We collated and analyzed the outcome data of Schirmer's test and BUT conducted at the beginning of this trial and three times more after each acupuncture treatments. Acupoints, such as, Chanjuk(BL2), Eoryo, Sajukgong(TE23), Taeyang, Sabaek(ST2), limited around both eyes were selected based on their clinical effects referring to medical books. Results : 1. From BUT test results, Restasis and acupuncture combined group showed statistically significant difference, however, artificial tears and acupuncture combined group showed difference only between before and after the treatment, which is not statistically significant. 2. From Schirmer's test results, Restasis and acupuncture combined group showed statistically significant difference, however, artificial tears and acupuncture combined group showed difference only between before and after the treatment, which is not statistically significant. 3. The average duration of treatment was statistically 16.3 days for Restasis and acupuncture combined group. Conclusions : Combination of acupuncture and Restasis for dry eye syndrome can shorten the duration of treatment. Therefore, clinical benefit is expected to be worth.
Two cases of Seborrheic Dermatitis treated by Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture Therapy
Hong, Chul-Hee ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 68~75
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.068
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture Therapy on Seborrheic Dermatitis Methods : An author treated distillation of Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture(0.8cc) on both LI20(Yenoghyang), SI18(Gwollyo), ST7(Hagwan) of patient's spots on the face suitable for acupuncture and examined variation of two Seborrheic Dermatitis cases Results : The Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture Therapy was effective on amelioration of symptoms like flare, pricking and itching sense in Seborrheic Dermatitis Conclusions : The above result indicate that Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture Therapy has an effect on Seborrheic Dermatitis, and an author consider that continuous clinical study will be needed in other Pharmacopuncture and Korean medical treatment.
A Case of Treatment of Verruca Plana
Lee, Jong-Cheol ; Choi, Joo-Ho ; Park, Soo-Yeon ; Choi, Jeong-Hwa ; Kim, Jong-Han ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 76~82
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.076
Objective : We report the effects of Korean medical treatment for Verruca Plana. Methods : We used herbal treatment, acupuncture, herbal acupuncture. To evaluate the results of this treatment, we observed the patient's condition and photographed. Results : After Korean medical treatment, the patient's warts remarkably disappeared and there was no recurrence. Conclusion : We suggest that Verruca Plana can be treated by Korean medical treatment effectively. We expect these study results help provide useful evidence of Korean medicine as an effective treatment for Verruca Plana.
A Case of Erythema Nodosum-like Lesions of a Behcet's Disease Patient treated with Wolbi-Tang
Baek, Sang-Chul ; Jo, So-Hyun ; Jo, Eun-Hee ; Park, Min-Cheol ;
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology, volume 25, issue 2, 2012, Pages 83~91
DOI : 10.6114/jkood.2012.25.2.083
Background and Objective : Erythema nodosum-like lesions in patients with Behcet's disease is a reactive dermatosis that occurs in response to various stimuli, such as bacterial, fungal and viral infections, drugs and malignancies. We observed and treated a case of erythema nodosum-like lesions with Behcet's disease. We present this case because there were no former reports of erythema nodosum-like lesions with Behcet's disease treated by herbal medicine. Methods : The patient was a 28-year-old. The chief complains were erythema, nodose, edema, burning sensation, tenderness on both legs, forearms and feet, arthralgia and genital ulcers. She was treated with Wolbi-Tang for eleven days. We diagnosed the medication according to the results of manual abdominal examination of the patient. We used the Visual Analogue Scale(VAS). Results : After the treatment the grade of VAS was decreased and clinical symptoms were improved. Conclusions : Wolbi-Tang can be used on the treatment of erythema nodosum-like lesions with Behcet's disease.