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Herbal Medicines Effect on Coagulation System of Ischemic Patients (한약 투여가 허혈성 질환 환자의 혈액 응고계에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee Seoung Geun;Ryu Hyun Hee
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.18 no.4
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    • pp.1213-1217
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    • 2004
  • Many ischemic disease patients have been taking herbal medicine and there are some papers that prescription of herbal medicine to ischemic disease patients are useful. Mechanism of herbal medicines on ischmeic disease have been investigated in many ways, but anticougulation or anti platelet effect of herbal medicines is not known obviously. And recently patients receiving anticougulation therapy are discouraged from taking herbal medicines. In this study, we investigate PT, INR, platelet of patients receiving herbal medicine therapy to study whether herbal medicines effect coagulation system of ischemic patients. In PT, INR, platelet values obtained from the patients, before and after administering herbal medicine, there were no significant changes.

Insurance Coverage on the Sasang Constitutional Herbal Medicine Extracts (사상처방엑기스제의 한방보험 급여화에 대한 제안)

  • Yu, Jun-Sang
    • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.8-11
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    • 2011
  • 1. Objectives: Sixty eight kinds of single herbal medicine extracts and fifty six kinds of mixed herbal medicine extracts have been used under a national health insurance since 1987. The number of herbal medicine extracts under an insurance coverage remains unchanged. The demand for covering complex herbal medicine extracts and Sasang Constitutional medicine extracts in a national health insurance increases. This study is to investigate the needs for the insurance coverage. 2. Methods: Advantages and disadvantages between herbal medicine decoction and extracts were explained and Sasang Constitutional medicine extracts according to Sasang constitution were surveyed in production nowadays. 3. Results: Herbal medicine decoction has many advantages of treating patients but herbal medicine extracts have advantages of the rapid adminstration and being easy to carry. From eleven to twenty two products of Sasang Constitutional medicine extracts have been in production in several factories. There are eleven kinds of Soyangin medicine extracts, nine kinds of Taeeumin medicine extracts and five kinds of Soeumin medicine extracts. 4. Conclusions: Complex herbal medicine extracts and Sasang Constitutional medicine extracts have to be in use under a national health insurance as soon as possible.

The Effect of Herbal Medicine for Adenomyosis patients: A Systematic Review (자궁선근증에 대한 한약의 효과 : 체계적 문헌 고찰)

  • Jung, Jae-Woong;Yoon, Young-Jin
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.32 no.4
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    • pp.87-101
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    • 2019
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of herbal medicine during the Western medicine therapy in adenomyosis. Methods: The author searched 5 electronic databases and search keywords were 'Adenomyosis' and 'Herbal Medicine'. We included randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) using herbal medicine therapy combined Western medicine for adenomyosis patients. Results: The author selected 12 studies. The systematic review of the 12 trials indicated that herbal medicine therapy integrated Western medicine therapy was more effective than Western medicine therapy alone. Conclusions: The herbal medicine therapy combined Western medicine for adenomyosis patients seems to improve pain relief and improvement of illness from this research. However, this result should be taken cautiously by unclear risk of bias. More clinical research will be needed to standardize the results of this study through herbal medicine.

Hyeongok's Bobee-tang was Combined according to the Theory for Properties and Tastes of Herbal Medicines (현곡(玄谷) 보비탕(補脾湯)의 구성한약과 그 기미배오(氣味配伍) 분석)

  • Eom, Hyun-Sup;Seo, Bu-Il;Kim, Gyeong-Cheol;Shin, Soon-Shik
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.277-281
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    • 2008
  • The objectives of this study lie in theoretical establishment of Bobee-tang for curing the asthenic syndrome of spleen through analyzing the component medicines and combination principles of Hyeongok's Bobee-tang, and furthermore, maximizing the clinical use of Bobee-tang. This study analyzed the component medicines and combination principles of Hyeongok's Bobee-tang based on the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicines from the ${\ulcorner}$Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine${\lrcorner}$, the theory for principal herbal medicine, assistant herbal medicine, adjuvant herbal medicine, dispatcher herbal medicine, and the five elements doctrine. Hyeongok's Bobee-tang is an odd prescription, composed of 7 kinds of ingredients : No.1 Radix Ginseng (2don;7.5 g), No.2 Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (1don;3.75 g), No.3 Carapax Et Plastrumtestudinis (1don), No.4 Concha Ostreae (1don), No.5 Cortex Cinnamomi (1don), No.6 Rhizoma Zingiberis Praeparatae (1don), and No.7 Radix Glycyrrhizae (1don). First, to cure the asthenic syndrome of the spleen, the methods of invigorating the spleen and the heart, and purging the liver should be used according to the five elements doctrine. Secondly, herbal medicines appropriate for those treatment methods should be chosen according to the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicine and thirdly, the combination of those herbal medicines should be carried out according to the theory for principal herbal medicine, assistant herbal medicine, adjuvant herbal medicine, dispatcher herbal medicine. As a good example, Hyeongok's Bobee-tang is combined according to the above theories. In conclusion, this formula was created by applying to the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicines.

Clinical Study of Liver Function Tests (AST/ALT) of 121 HPV Disease Patients taking Herbal Medicine over 6 Months (HPV감염질환으로 6개월 이상 한약을 복용한 환자 121명의 간기능검사(AST/ALT)에 대한 후향적 고찰)

  • Lee, Eun;Lee, Kyoung Yeob;Yu, Byung Kook
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.32 no.5
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    • pp.347-353
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    • 2018
  • There are some controversies about the safety of herbal medicine. In order to examine the safety of herbal medicine, this study investigated the level of liver function test(AST/ALT) in patients taking herbal medicine for more than 6 months We checked liver function in 121 patients who took herbal medicine for more than 6 months. AST/ALT were measured before treatment and every 3 months (from 3 month to 9 month). In 121 patients taking herbal medicine for more than 6 months, mean AST level after 6 months was lower than before treatment and mean ALT level after 6 months was lower than before treatment. In 20 patients with abnormal AST/ALT before herbal treatment, 18 patients's AST/ALT changed to normal after 6 month herbal treatment. 2 patients's AST/ALT was slightly higher than normal. One woman patient met the criteria for herb-induced liver injury(HILI) with RUCAM scores 4 after taking herbal medicine for 6 months. Although her RUCAM score decreased to zero after taking herbal medicine for 9 months. This study suggests that long-term herbal medicine for 6 months or longer is very unlikely to injury liver function. Individual-specific liver damage may occur, it can be recovered.

A Study of Oriental Herbal Medicine on the Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infections (Helicobacter pylori의 한약 치료에 대한 연구)

  • Lee, Seung-Yeon;Park, Sang-Eun;Hong, Sang-Hoon
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.33 no.1
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    • pp.39-53
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : Many studies have shown that helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is associated with gastroduodenal diseases. The purpose of this report was to evaluate recently published research on the influence of oriental herbal medicine on H. pylori infections. Methods : Recently published literature were systematically compared with their findings of how oriental herbal medical treatment affects H. pylori-associated disease. Results : The eradication rate of H. pylori in oriental herbal medicine groups was 66.93% while it was 66.02% in western medicine groups. In oriental herbal plus western medicine groups, interestingly, the rate increased to 84.78%. On the other hand, the total treatment efficacy rate of H. pylori in oriental herbal medicine groups was 91.27%. The treatment efficacy rate in oriental herbal plus western medicine groups rose to a record 93.22%, which was 15.34% higher than the rate in western medicine groups. In addition, the rate of adverse effects was 2.71%, 4.85%, 15.80% in oriental herbal medicine, western medicine, and oriental herbal plus western medicine groups, respectively. Diarrhea was most frequently observed in oriental herbal medicine groups, while nausea was most frequently observed in the other groups. Conclusions : The results of this study showed that herbal medicinal treatment can increase the rate of H. pylori eradication and improve H. pylori-related gastrointestinal symptoms. These findings suggest that herbal medicine can solve the problems including side effects due to antibiotic resistance of standard triple therapy.

Cross-sectional Study for Blood Metal Concentration in Patients with Herbal Medicine Intake

  • Park, Yeong-Chul;Lee, Sun-Dong
    • Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.93-103
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    • 2009
  • Evidences from various countries suggest that toxic heavy metals in herbal medicine may constitute a serious health problem. In order to evaluate whether the toxic heavy metals caused by herbal medicine intake, blood samples collected from 222 patients taking herbal medicine were analyzed. In average levels of analyzed metals, $0.4{\sim}33.9%$ of total samples for 8 metals such as Cd, Co, Cu, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn except Cr and Fe exceeded the upper limit for WHO reference value. In analysis of regression coefficients indicating the levels of metals increased or decreased after taking herbal medicine for one month, however, there were different aspects by intake types for herbal medicine. For example, the metals increased by taking decoction in blood samples were as follows; Cd and Pb whether Mn, Ni and Pb as increased metals were identified in the group taking pill and decoction(combined intake group). The odds ratio showing values higher than 1 indicating that people who take herbal medicine would have possibility higher for metal accumulation in blood than that from people who do not take herbal medicine. The metals showing the odds ratio higher than 1 were Hg and Ni in decoction group, and Cd and Hg in combined intake group. However, eight of the total, 10 metals showed the odds ratios lower than 1 by taking herbal medicine. Thus, this may explain the possible role of herbal medicine as a chelator for heavy metals in body.

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