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The Study of the External Qigong Therapy(EQT) - Based on the Survey of 100 Inpatients in Oriental Medical Hospital - (한방병원 입원환자 100명을 대상으로 한 외기요법(外氣療法)에 대한 연구)

  • Lee, Eun-Jung;Yoon, Il-Ji
    • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.145-173
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    • 2010
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study is to analyze remedial value of External Qigong Therapy(EQT), to investigate the primary factors influencing EQT and the demend of EQT. Methods : This study took the data analysis from the questionnaire to the patients and therapists of EQT in oriental medical hospital attached Dae-Jeon University from April to September in 2009. The therapist, who is in college of oriental medicine, Dae-jeon University, was explained of the operation of EQT, and then operated EQT to the patients. The therapists and patients took the questionnaire twice, before and after EQT. Results and Conclusions : 1. Accoding to the research, the patients consider that their symptoms get better after EQT and that the unexpectable effect of EQT is stability of mind. 2. The primary factors influencing on remedy effect is patient's faith in the therapist & EQT, patient and therapist's positive expectation on EQT, patient's will to treated on EQT and therapist's effort to form the rapport with patient. 3. It is KRW 5463 that the patient group consider as resonable expense of EQT and it is 23 minutes that patient group consider as proper time of EQT.

Housewives' Knowledge Level of Herb Medicine and Its Related Factors (가정주부의 한약에 대한 지식수준과 관련요인)

  • Suh Ho-Suk;Nam Chul-Hyun;Park Chan-Woo;Kim Sung-Jin;Lee Mi-Kyung;Ha Eun-Pil
    • Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine
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    • v.6 no.1
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    • pp.96-116
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    • 2002
  • This study was conducted to examine housewives' knowledge level of herb medicine and its related factors in Korea. Data were collected from 667 housewives from April 1, 1999 to June 30, 1999. The results of this study are summarized as follows. 1. According to general characteristics of the subjects, 29.1% of the subjects was over fifties. 28.6% was primary school graduate. while 25.5% was high school graduate. In case of job, the unemployed was 67.0% and professional/clerical worker was 19.6%. 82.0% had spouses and 45.7% believed in Buddha. 50.8% of the subjects lived in big cities and 76.7% was the middle class. In case of their health condition, 33.4% was in good health, while 51.1% suffered from certain diseases and 43.9% was not satisfied with health conditions. 2. The proportion of experience in taking herb medicine was 86.4%. The marital status and health condition were significantly related to the experience in taking herb medicine. When the respondents took diseases, 68.0% of them were experienced in folk remedy. The variables of age and religion were significantly related to experience in folk remedy. 3. According to the respondents opinions of the effect of the folk remedy, 'effective' was 78.5% and 'common' was 17.6%, while 'not effective' was 3.9%. 59.3% of the respondents thought that the folk remedy had scientific basis. 4. In case of information sources on herb medicine, 59.7% of the respondents obtained the information from TV or Radio. 13.7% of them got it from magazines related to Oriental medicine and 13.3% of them obtained it from newspapers or related books. The information sources were significantly related to age and health condition. The knowledge level of herb medicine was $20.76{\pm}2.66$ point on the basis of 30 points. The knowledge level was significantly related to age, occupation, health condition, information sources, experience in taking herb medicine, and opinions of scientific basis of the folk remedy. 5. The respondents marked $2.23{\pm}0.64$ points on the basis of 3.0 points in the question of the effect of taking herb medicine in summer, $2.30{\pm}0.61$ points in the question of the relationship between taking deer antlers and becoming clear-headed, $2.72{\pm}0.56$ points in the question of ginseng, $2.51{\pm}0.56$ points in the question of the relationship between taking herb medicine and being harmful to the liver, $1.94{\pm}0.74$ points in the question of taking herb medicine during the period of pregnancy, $1.84{\pm}0.78$ points in the question of the relationship between menstrual irregularity and motherwort, $2.00{\pm}0.83$ points in the question of the relationship between taking herb medicine and getting fat, $1.76{\pm}0.89$ points in the question of the relationship between Ssanghwatang and cold, $2.15{\pm}0.76$ points in the question of taking honey, and $1.45{\pm}0.77$ points in the question of selecting foods during the period of taking herb medicine. 6. The factors influencing decision of taking herb medicine were experience of taking herb medicine, intention of receiving treatment by folk remedy, occupation, health condition, and age. As seen in the above results, the knowledge level of taking herb medicine during the period of pregnancy, the relationship between menstrual irregularity and motherwort, Ssanghwatang, honey, and selecting foods during the period of taking herb medicine was very low. Therefore, it is necessary to develop education programs in order to provide community residents with basic knowledge of herb medicine. In doing so, the government, Oriental medical doctors, and associations related to herb medicine must make great efforts.

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Clinical assessment to the dental treatment of bruxism: literature review (이갈이 환자의 치과 치료에 관한 임상적 접근을 위한 문헌 고찰)

  • Choi, Yu-Sung
    • Journal of Dental Rehabilitation and Applied Science
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.36-44
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    • 2014
  • Bruxism is a much-discussed clinical issue in dentistry. Although bruxism is not a life-threatening disorder, it can influence the quality of human life, especially through dental problems, such as, frequent fractures of dental restorations and pain in the orofacial region. This research has a goal to investigate the diagnostic methods of bruxism, to provide an appropriate information about various treatment in clinical situation, and to evaluate the effect and the usefulness of those methods. There is no certain remedy for bruxism that is a technically efficient and definitely reliable diagnosis and treatment. So, the primary purpose is to prevent the oral and maxilofacial tissue injuries from bruxism and to relieve the pain and symptom. Therefore, Combining various reversible treatments together, such as behavior modification, Oral appliances therapy and physiotherapy, is recommended. For a bruxism treatment in dental field, more researches about the factors influencing on diagnosis and cure are necessary.