• Title/Summary/Keyword: Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS)

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Six Cases of Acne Vulgaris Treated by Sasang Constitutional Treatment with Herbal Steam Therapy (사상체질처방과 훈증요법을 병행한 여드름 치험 6례)

  • Kim, Ki-Bae;Kim, Tae-Wook;Choi, Sung-Hee
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.29 no.2
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    • pp.130-141
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    • 2016
  • Objectives : This study was to performed to investigate the effect of herbal steam therapy on acne vulgaris. Methods : 6 patients with acne vulgaris were treated with korean medicine therapy (herbal medicine and acupunture) including herbal steam therapy. We evaluated the effect by Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS) and Pictures. Results : After treatment, the KAGS Grade of all patients treated with korean medicine therapy including herbal steam therapy is 1. Based on this, we could find that korean medicine therapy including herbal steam therapy is effective and available to ameliorate for the symptoms of acne vulgaris. Conclusions : This clinical cases study shows us that korean medicine therapy including herbal steam therapy seem to be effective to improve symptoms of acne vulgaris. Further studies will be needed to identify herbal steam therapy is beneficial to acne vulgaris.

A Clinical Study about the effect of Bojoongikki-tang on Acne (보중익기탕(補中益氣湯) 가미방(加味方)으로 치료한 여드름 환자의 임상 보고)

  • Lee, Jin-Ah;Hong, Seung-Ug
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.191-197
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    • 2008
  • Objective : This study is to investigate the effect of Bojoongikki-tang on Acne patients Methods : We treated 3 acne patients diagnosed as the deficiency of Qi with Bojoongikki-tang(Buzhongyiqitang), comedon extraction by needle and stamp acupunctures. After treatments we compared the before and after photos, and estimated by Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS1-4). Results & Conclusions : After taking Bojoongikki-tang(Buzhongyiqi-tang) and extruding comedones by needle, the acne was improved. After stamp acupuncture, the acne scar was improved. This study shows that the acne can possibly be diagnosed as the deficiency of Qi. So further studies are needed continuously.

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Two Case Reports of Acne Patients who were Constitutionally Typed as Taeeumin and Soeumin (태음인 소음인 환자의 여드름 치험 2례)

  • Ha, Jin-Ho;Kim, Seong-Tae;Choi, Ae-Ryun;Koo, Deok-Mo
    • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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    • v.23 no.4
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    • pp.548-556
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    • 2011
  • 1. Objective To review the effectiveness affecting to acne patients by Yeoldahanso-tang(熱多寒少湯) and Hyangsayangyi-tang(香砂養胃湯) who were constitutionally typed as Taeeumin and Soeumin 2. Methods The patient's subjective and objective symptoms were observed. After treatment's we compared the photos before and after, and estimated by Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS-2) 3. Results After we treated two cases of acne patient with constitutional prescription, their symptoms and result of KAGS-2 improved 4. Conclusions This case study showed an effectiveness of using Sasang Constitutional prescription in Taeeumin and Soeumin to Acne.

A Case Study about the effect of Yukmijihwangtang Gamibang and comedon extraction on Male Acne (육미지황탕(六味地黃湯) 가미방(加味方)과 면포압출치료를 병행한 남성(男性)여드름 환자의 임상보고(臨床報告))

  • Lee, Yun-Shil;Yoon, Ji-Yeon;Han, Jae-Kyung;Kim, Yun-Hee
    • Journal of Haehwa Medicine
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.119-125
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    • 2011
  • Objective : This study is to investigate the effect of Yukmijihwangtang Gamibang on Male Acne patients. Methods : We treated 3 male acne patients diagnosed as the deficiency of Yin with Yukmijihwangtang Gamibang and comedon extraction. After treatments We compared the before and after photos, and estimated by Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS). Results & Conclusions : After taking Yukmijihwangtang Gamibang, extruding comedones by needle and appling acupuncture, the acne was improved. This study shows that the acne can possibly be diagnosed as the deficiency of Yin. So further studies are needed continuously.

A Case Report of a papule and nodule acne patient Treated with Osuyu-tang Based on Shanghanlun Provisions (『상한론(傷寒論)』 변병진단체계(辨病診斷體系)에 근거하여 소음병(少陰病) 오수유탕(吳茱萸湯)을 투여한 후 호전된 구진성·결절성 여드름 증례 1례)

  • Choi, Jae-young;Lee, Soong-in;Lee, Sung-jun
    • 대한상한금궤의학회지
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.137-147
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    • 2020
  • Objective: In this study, we aimed to inform people that acne can be improved with Osuyu-tang (OSYT) based on the Shanghanlun disease pattern identification diagnostic system (DPIDS). Methods: We evaluated the progress of symptoms, patient compliance, and presence of side effects after the patient took OSYT. The progress of acne treatment was evaluated using the Korean Acne Grading System (KAGS), visual findings, and patient statements. Results: According to the DPIDS, the patient was diagnosed with provision 309 of soyinbing. After administration of OSYTfor 50 days, KAGS decreased from grade 3 to grade 1. Cold hands and feet improved significantly. Conclusions: Through this case study, we showed the possibility of the clinical interpretation and application of OSYT and suggested further case studies in the future.

Correlation between Prognosis and Factors on Acne Patients (여드름의 치료예후에 영향을 미치는 인자들에 대한 상관성 고찰)

  • Son, Byeong-Kook;Choi, In-Hwa
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.113-120
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    • 2008
  • Objective : The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation between efficacy and various factors of the acne patients. Method : We reviewed 30 acne patients who visited Allergy/Derma-cosmetic Clinic at Kyung Hee Neo Medical Center from June, 2006 to December, 2007 and were treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture for 4 weeks. We investigated premenstrual aggravation of acne, facial burning sensation, constipation, Heart Rate Variability(HRV) results and regional distribution of acne. And we evaluated inflammatory acnes according to the Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS). Results & Conclusions : 1. The average age of total patients was 23.0 years old. The most frequent age group was 21-25 years old. Patients evaluated as KAGS Grade 2 were most common. 2. In total patients, inflammatory acne were reduced significantly after 4 weeks of treatment. 3. The result of analysis on premenstrual aggravation of acne, facial burning sensation and constipation, there weren't any difference of treatment results on statistical meaning. 4. The results show that there were significant correlations between the Low Frequency at HRV and the rate of acne reduction. (Pearson correlation = -0.565) 5. If the distribution of acne did not involve the T-zone of the face, chest, or back of the body, inflammatory acne were significantly decreased after 4 weeks of treatment.

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Effect of Chungan-tang and Acupuncture on Acne Patients (청안탕과 침시술이 여드름 환자에 미치는 효과)

  • Kim, Woo-Seok;Cho, Soon-Keum;Kim, Min-Beom;Park, Ji-Hyun;Sung, Mi-Kyoung;Cho, Hye-Rin;Ryu, Hyung-Cheon
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.28 no.4
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    • pp.122-129
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    • 2015
  • Objectives : We performed a retrospective study to verify the effects of Chungan-tang and acupuncture in acne patients.Methods : This study included patients with facial acne who visited to six branch of clinics in 2014. They were evaluated by Korean Acne Grading System (KAGS) before and after treatment.Results : The average grade of KAGS was 4.02±1.120 at before treatment and 1.30±0.867 at after treatment. 64 patients were classified as three groups by treatment period and KAGS grade significantly decreased in all groups. Six skin symptoms such as heat, blush, dryness, itch, prick, pain also significantly improved.Conclusions : This results may provide that Korean medical treatments including Chungan-tang and acupuncture have effects on improving acne.

Clinical considerations on Factors related the Acne (여드름 관련 인자에 대한 임상적 고찰)

  • Lee, Hyung-Kee;Ok, Young-Kil;Choi, Yong-Hun;Kim, Jung-Ho
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.28 no.2
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    • pp.13-22
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    • 2015
  • Objective : To investigate how general characteristics and life habits of patients affect severity of acne which was determined by Korean Acne Grading system(KAGS). To adress correlation between the severity of acne and subjective stresses from which patients suffer. Methods : 86 patients answered to questionaire sheet on their general characteristics and life habits and rated their level of stresses as a number in the range between 0 and 10. Then an oriental medical doctor evaluated subject's acne grades, based of KAGS, through observations on papules, nodules, and scars before (medical) treatments. All data (collected) were analyzed using SPSS 22 (software for windows). To clearly demonstrate association of subjects general characteristics, life habits with KAGS grades, Chi-square tests were performed. The correlation between the KAGS grades and the level of stresses was determined using one-way ANOVA followed by Scheffe's post-hoc analysis. Results & Conclusion : Majority of subjects were women, students between 15 and 25 years old, and patients with normal range of Body Mass Index(BMI). Dysmenorrhea presence and premenstrual exacerbation of acne had statistically significant relationship, suggesting their potential influences on KAGS grades as major factors.

A Case Report for Adult Acne treated by Daesiho-tang based on Shanghanlun provisions with Extrusion therapy (『상한론(傷寒論)』 변병진단체계(辨病診斷體系)에 따른 대시호탕(大柴胡湯) 투여와 압출치료를 병행하여 호전된 성인 여드름 증례보고)

  • Kim, Hyeong-Seop
    • 대한상한금궤의학회지
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.59-73
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    • 2017
  • Objectives : The purpose of this case report is to report the effect of Daesiho-tang on adult acne by Shanghanlun provisions with extrusion therapy. Methods : According to diagnostic system based on Shanghanlun provisions, the patient was diagnosed with Taeyang-byung Gyeolhyung and treated by Daesiho-tang with extrusion therapy. The result of administrations were evaluated by Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS), Korean Skindex-29, and change of clinical symptoms. Results : After administration of Daesiho-tang for 150 days with weelky extrusion therapy, KAGS improved from grade 4 to grade 1, Skindex-29 improved from 67.93 to 15.51, and patient was very satisfied with the treatment. No serius treatment-related adverse events were reported. Limitations : This case is only one case that the level of evidence is weak. Two interventions were used together and the duration of photo was uneven. Conclusions : The patient almost recovered from acne treated by Daesiho-tang according to diagnostic system based on Shanghanlun provisions with extrusion therapy. This is the first case report that suggests '熱結在裏' on the number 136 provision of Shanghanlun means fever that is always present in chronic skin lesions.

Acne Treatment Cases with Hwangryeonhaedok-tang (황련해독탕가미방(黃連解毒湯加味方) 발효한약으로 치료한 여드름 환자 증례)

  • Oh, Chung-Sun;Kim, Mi-Sun;Kim, Il;Kim, Hye-Yoon;Park, Sung-Ik;Choi, Seung-Il;Hong, Dae-Sung
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.22 no.3
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    • pp.228-236
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    • 2009
  • Objectives : Acne, one of the most common disorders in dermatology clinic, is a chronic inflammatory disease which has the symptoms of comedones, papules, pustules, cysts, nodules and scars mainly on the face. Although some of pathologic findings are suggested, but the exact causes and mechanisms are not yet known in Western Medicine. Hwangryeonhaedok-Tang(HRHDT) is an antiinflammatory, antipyretic and detoxifying herb decoction. In this report, we would like to share our experience of acne treatment with HRHDT. Methods : We had treated several patients with acne, facial flushing and uprising febrile sensation on face using oral administration and external application of HRHDT. HRHDT is basically made up with Scutellariae Radix, Coptidis Rhizoma, Phellodendri Cortex and Gardeniae Fructus. In this trial, several other herbs were added according to the individual patient's accompanying symptoms. After the decoction of herbs in amount for 10 days, $Yogourmet^{(R)}$ Kefir Starter 10 g was added to the herbal solution that was then fermented in an incubator at $25^{\circ}C$ for 72 hours, and divided into 30 doses. Results : Photographies were taken before and after the treatment. The severities of acne were evaluated with these photos according to the Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS). As results, we observed dramatic clinical improvements and the decreases of KAGS grades after the average treatment period of 8 weeks. The medication was orally administered 3 times a day and the external treatment was applied average twice a week during the whole treatment period. Conclusions : From these results, HRHDT may be considered as a good prescription for the febrile and toxic type of acne patients.

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