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Study on a Direction of the Field of Oriental Medicine on Accepting Complementary Alternative Medicine (보완대체의학에 대한 한의학계의 수용방향 연구)

  • Son, Se-Kyu;Im, Chae-Kwang;Kim, Kwang-Joong
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.212-220
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    • 2012
  • In this study, we tried a study on a direction of the field of oriental medicine on accepting complementary alternative medicine by analyzing the related thesis, journals and papers on the complementary alternative medicine published in the field of oriental medicine. As the result of analyzing the present study of the field of oriental medicine on the complementary alternative medicine, there have been 22 studies on the complementary alternative medicine. Thesis, papers were mainly experimental papers about the bee venom therapy, energy therapy, fasting therapy, and colon therapy, and the journals were actively studied in order of clinical paper, experimental paper, and reference paper about the bee venom therapy, energy therapy, and reflexolgy. The acceptance of complementary alternative medicine by the field of oriental medicine through a scientific relation should be conducted more systemically by setting the main academy taking charge of the study on common characteristics of the complementary alternative medicines on the classification of NCCAM as well as the related academies taking charge of the study on the unique characteristic of each complementary alternative medicine. First, additional studies are needed to make the most of characteristics of each complementary alternative medicine through the main academy and the related academies, and for the next, additional studies are necessary to complement the research trend on each complementary alternative medicine through the main academy and related academies.

A Review of the Study on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Obstetrics (임신 중 한의학 관련 보완대체의학 활용 연구 동향 분석을 통한 한방 산과학의 활성화 방안 연구 (2000년대 연구를 중심으로))

  • Lee, Yoon-Jae;Hwang, Deok-Sang;Lee, Chang-Hoon;Lee, Kyung-Sub
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.137-149
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    • 2009
  • Objectives: Pregnant women could have various diseases, but the treatment of medication has the limitation that could cause fetal injury. So pregnant women have used complementary and alternative medicine in the world, but korean medicine had not been actively studied on obstetrics. This study is to investigate efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medicine on obstetrics. Methods: We searched for papers which had pregnancy, obstetrics, complementary medicine, acupuncture and herb in the pubmed since 2000. Results: 41 papers were found. Acupuncture have the efficacy and safety on nausea, pelvic pain in pregnancy and breech presentation. Complementary alternative medicine had been studied as randomized controlled trial at various diseases in obstetric. But the method were without coordination, results were different from methods. So more clinical trials about complementary and alternative medicine would be needed. Massage and acupressure would be helpful for pregnant mood complaint. Conclusion: Complementary and alternative medicine has been proved as efficacy and safety in obstetrics, so complementary and alternative medicine would be helpful method in pregnant women. For making guidelines on complementary and alternative medicine treatment during pregnancy, more research will be needed.

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A Review on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of Breastfeeding (국내외의 모유 수유 관련 보완대체 의학(Complementary and Alternative Medicine) 연구 동향 고찰)

  • Lee, Yoon-Jae;Hwang, Deok-Sang;Lee, Chang-Hoon;Lee, Kyung-Sub
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.167-178
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    • 2008
  • Purpose: Many breastfeeding women have used complementary and alternative medicine, but the guideline for lactation does not exist on complementary medicine. This study is to investigate efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medicine in breastfeeding. Methods: We searched for papers which had breastfeeding, complementary medicine, acupuncture and herb in the pubmed, scopus site and Korean journals. Results: 38 papers were found. Acupuncture could have the efficacy on hypogalatia and mastitis. Compound herb therapy had effect on hypogalactia, but none of herbs were investigated for safety all except for St John's wort. So more clinical trials about herbs would be needed. Massage and the other complementary therapies would be helpful for breastfeeding mother. Conclusion: Acupuncture could be a good treatment for hypogalactia and inflammation of the breast. For making guidelines on complementary and alternative medicine during lactation, more research will be needed.

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The analysis of complementary/alternative medicine-related study trend registered in the Korean Journal -focusing on the treatises listed at DBpia (한국 저널에 수록된 보완대체의학 관련 연구 동향 분석 -DBpia에 수록된 논문을 중심으로-)

  • Lee, Taeyoung;Cha, Wung-Seok;Kim, Nam-Il
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.69-80
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    • 2009
  • Complementary/alternative medicine has been developed in extremely diverse forms reflecting inter-state historical, cultural differences. As Korean Medicine is institutionally accepted to the same status of Western Medicine, the concept of complementary/alternative medicine needs to be realigned. Data-basing academic level Web Service DBpia, the trend of research in the field of complementary/alternative medicine was analyzed by focusing on 144 treatises listed in the Korean Journal. As the result, we could subgroup treatises as those of concept, category, current status, institutions, details, and miscellany. The treatises related to the answers to "What is Complementary/alternative medicine" apply to the category of 'concept' Likewise in category are listed the treatises covering range and kinds of medicine. In 'category', 'current status', the discussions about the direction of Complementary/alternative medicine pending and treatises dealing with clinical applications are covered. In 'institutions', treatises on policy-making are enlisted. In 'details', treatises applied on specific diseases were sub-grouped. Others not otherwise covered enlisted in the list of "Miscellany".

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A study on preference for complementary and alternative therapy using Q method (Q방법론을 활용한 보완대체요법 선호에 관한 연구)

  • Choi, Kyoung-Ho
    • Journal of the Korean Data and Information Science Society
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.61-70
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    • 2010
  • Today modern people have been searching on managing themselves in easy ways without side-effects to lead a healthy and quality life, accordingly concerns about complementary and alternative medicine have been increasing. The scientific term' complementary and alternative medicine' has been originally used in the US and has become the general term for natural treatment of medical methods, which can be suggested as an alternative solution to modern medical problems. There should be a study based on users' subjectivity to reinvigorate complementary and alternative medicine more than it does now. The purpose of this study is to offer basic materials when assessing practical applications on complementary and alternative medicine using the Q method which is subjective pattern analysis, help understand features of complementary and alternative therapy according to patterns, and find out preferences for patterns of complementary and alternative therapy. As a result patterns of complementary and alternative medicine were classified into three types. Firstly, type I prefers to biological/herbal treatment. Secondly, type II prefers to mixed treatments. Thirdly, type III prefers to manual healing.

Current Research for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer - Based on the Data of MEDLINE - (보완대체의학의 암치료 연구 현황 - MEDLINE을 중심으로 -)

  • Kwon, Chang-Hyun;Yoo, Hwa-Seung;Lee, Yeon-Weol;Cho, Chong-Kwan
    • Journal of Korean Traditional Oncology
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.57-74
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    • 2005
  • Objectives : Many cancer patients use therapies promoted as literal alternative and complementary medicine to conventional medical care. So the health provider has to guide it by appropriate clinical guideline. The purpose is to indicate the international research tool of korean medical oncology for related investigators and help to make the clinical guideline for korean oncology. Method : We reviewed complementary and alternative therapies for cancer and cancer-related symptoms by searching MEDLINE, and using the name and synonyms of the therapy. Publications on complementary medicine were identified by searching the Cochrane Library. Results and Conclusion : Most complementary and alternative medicine used by cancer patients have demonstrable, important benefits, including decreased symptoms and better quality of life. We have to standardize the scientific research protocol for korean oncology and build evidence based medicine in the future.

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Complementary and alternative therapies for obesity

  • Dey Lucy;Yuan Chun-Su
    • Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine
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    • v.2 no.1
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    • pp.17-27
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    • 2002
  • Obesity is a serious medical disorder because it can cause a myriad of health problems, such as heart disease, hypertension, and adult-onset diabetes. While conventional medical treatment for obesity has limitations, there is enormous public enthusiasm for complementary and alternative treatments of obesity. This article reviews currently commonly used complementary and alternative therapies for obesity, such as medicinal herbs, nutritional supplements and acupuncture. Beneficial effects and possible adverse effects associated with these treatment are discussed.

Systematic Review on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Dysmenorrhea (월경통의 보완대체의학적 치료에 관한 논문 연구)

  • Ryu, Sung-Won;Youn, In-Hwan;Kim, Young-Eun;Lee, Seoung-Geun;Lee, Key-Sang;Cho, Han-Baek
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.279-302
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    • 2009
  • Purpose: The aim of this study was to review systemically clinical trials on the trends of studies for Complementary Alternative Medicine in the treatment of dysmenorrhea. Methods: Through medical websites, foreign clinical literatures about complementary and alternative medicines of dysmenorrhea were searched. And domestic clinical literatures about dysmenorrhea, complementary and alternative treatment and oriental medicine treatment were searched using internet websites or hand-searching in National digital library, National assembly library, KISS, RISS. And then they were assessed by the assessment standard of Jadad scale and Classifying Recommendations. Results: 1. 15 foreign literatures and 36 domestic literatures were selected. 2. 4 foreign and 4 domestic clinical literatures were enough to satisfy over 2 points in Jadad score and recommendation level in Classifying Recommendations. 3. Some clinical trials were rated low in Jadad score since it was not easy to set control groups and keep blinding in clinical trials. 4. Some clinical trials were rated low in Classifying Recommendations since they did not carry out enough study about stability, side effect and follow-ups. Conclusion: To put clinical trials to practical use of Complementary Alternative Medicine in the treatment of dysmenorrhea, scientific and objective-based studies should be needed.

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Study of Complementary Medical Therapy for Allergic Rhinitis in PubMed (PubMed를 통해 살펴 본 알레르기 비염에 대한 보완 의학적 최신 연구 경향)

  • Jung, Hye-Mi;Cho, Min-Jung;Seo, Un-Kyo
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.30 no.3
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    • pp.534-549
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    • 2009
  • Objectives : To study trends in complementary medical therapy for the allergic rhinitis. This study analyzed research on allergic rhinitis in PubMed. Methods : We searched PubMed related to complementary medical therapy for allergic rhinitis. We analyzed 25 research papers and examined published journals, years countries, and their methods, objectives, results, interventions, participants, periods and instruments of assessment. Results : The method of studies was mostly randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. There were research papers concerning treatment and prevention with herbal medicine, acupuncture, diet, etc. There were more positive results compared to negative results for treatment and prevention. Most studies were carried out during the winter/spring period. The median for number of participants was 90.54 persons. Diagnostic criteria for enrolment were nasal symptoms, allergic skin test, serum, nasal discharge allergen specific IgE eosinophil, etc. Assessment for outcomes were nasal symptoms, serum, nasal discharge allergen specific IgE eosinophil and Quality of Life Questionnaire. Conclusions : It is necessary to study effects of acupuncture and herb medicines for allergic rhinitis and more in-depth research about trends in complementary medical therapy for allergic rhinitis.

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