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A Study on International Exchange of Traditional Herb Medicine (전통 약물의 국제 교류에 관한 소고(小考))

  • Cho, Sunyoung;Kim, Jiyeon;Kang, Yeonseok
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.123-134
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    • 2013
  • Traditional medicine has been exchanged constantly from prehistoric times up to the present. As the global market trade on traditional medicine increases, people now emphasized the importance of traditional medicine. Previously, knowledge about herbal medicines are taught or learned indirectly. Most of it was learned through medical books. But in these contemporary times, herbal medicine's knowledge is shared through journals, congress and some other events in where traditional medicine's information are shared. In the international congress gathering; traditional medicine's experts from many countries shared some additional knowledge. First, "an attitude to medicine that emphasizes on Naturalism". Second, "respect for experienced in traditional medicine". Third, "respect for locality on traditional medicine". Fourth, "a protection for domestic traditional medicine industry" Fifth, "acceptance of traditional medicine from other countries according to domestic health care system".

A Comparison Study of Factors of Willingness to Use Traditional Medicine between Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese (한국, 중국, 대만인의 전통의학 이용 의향에 미치는 요인 비교 : 대학생 및 대학원생을 중심으로)

  • Nam, Min-Ho;Kim, Yun-Ji;Kim, Ho-Sun;Park, Jun-Hyeong;Yeh, Hsin-Yi;Lee, Ye-Seul;Lee, Soon-Ho;Jung, Won-Mo;Hong, Yun-Ki;Lee, Hye-Jung;Park, Hi-Joon;Chae, Youn-Byoung
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.32 no.1
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    • pp.36-55
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    • 2011
  • Objective: This study was performed to compare knowledge of and expectations for traditional medicine between Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese, to figure out whether these factors influence the intention to use traditional medical treatment in the future. Methods: One-hundred ninety-nine Korean, eighty-five Chinese, and one-hundred seventy-four Taiwanese subjects responded to the survey. A one-way ANOVA was performed to compare experiences of traditional medical treatment, knowledge of both traditional medicine and western medicine, expectations for traditional medicine, and future intention to use traditional medical treatment. Multiple regression analyses were also performed to evaluate a possible correlation between the other factors and the intention to use traditional medical treatment in the future. Results: The experiences of traditional medical treatment were in the order of Taiwanese, Korean, and Chinese, from more frequent to less frequent. Chinese had more knowledge of traditional medicine compared to Taiwanese and Koreans, and the expectations for traditional medicine were in the order of Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese, from higher to lower. The intentions to use traditional medical treatment in the future were in the order of Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese, from more to less. Multiple regression analyses showed that experiences of traditional medical treatment, knowledge of traditional medicine, and expectations for traditional medicine were associated with the intention to use traditional medicine in the future in Korean and Taiwanese, but not in Chinese. Only the expectations for traditional medicine were associated with the future intentions to use traditional medical treatment in Chinese. Conclusions: These findings suggest that Korean and Taiwanese may need to improve their knowledge of traditional medicine whereas Chinese need to link their knowledge of traditional medicine with the intention to use it in the future. Understanding the characteristics of traditional medicine would probably contribute to enhancing the intentions to use it more.

Proposed Mechanisms and Further study for Korean Traditional medicines-Drug Interaction in a view of Toxicology (한약의 약물상호작용 기전과 연구방향 - 독성학적인 측면을 중심으로 -)

  • Park, Yeong-Chul;Kim, Myung-Dong;Lee, Sun-Dong
    • Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.1-16
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    • 2011
  • Objectives : The mechanisms for korean traditional medicine-drug interaction has not been well reviewed in spite that the chance for co-administration with western drugs or diet supplements has been increased. Especially, it is well known that various cytochrome P450s play a major role in drug-drug interaction. Of course, Korean traditional medicines is not excluded in a view of metabolism or biotransformation by cytochrome P450. This article was focused on reviewing the possible roles of cytochrome P450 in Korean traditional medicine-drug interaction, Also, the directions for further studies were suggested in terms of Korean traditional medicine-drug interaction. Methods : New studies for korean traditional medicine-drug interaction were reviewed and summarized in terms of cytochrome P450 activities by various Korean traditional medicines and western drugs. Results and Conclusions : Even if a few studies related to Korean traditional medicine-drug interactions was carried out, almost no studies for Korean traditional medicine-drug interactions has been found in a view of cytochrome P450. It was suggested that Korean traditional medicines and their decoction should be analyzed that how they effects on cytochrome P450, expecially CYP 1, 2, 3 families and how they interact with western drugs.

Phytochemical Constituents from the Rhizomes of Osmunda japonica Thunb and Their Anti-oxidant Activity

  • Woo, Kyeong wan;Jung, Ja Kyun;Lee, Hyun Joo;Kim, Tae Muk;Kim, Min Suk;Jung, Ho Kyung;An, Byeongkwan;Ham, Seong Ho;Jeon, Byung Hun;Cho, Hyun Woo
    • Natural Product Sciences
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.217-221
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    • 2017
  • Eleven compounds (1-11) were isolated from the rhizomes of Osmunda japonica, and their structures were elucidated based on $^1H$, $^{13}C-NMR$ and LC-IT-TOF MS data. Of these compounds, all compounds (1 - 11) have been previously reported, although five (6 - 9, 11) have not previously been isolated from this plant. The antioxidant activities of isolated compounds (1 - 11) were measured by DPPH and ABTS assays, and compound 10 showed the high antioxidant activity.

Study of Medical Devices in Traditional Korean Medical Clinics (한방의료기관 의료기기 보유 현황에 대한 조사 연구)

  • Bak, Yo-Han;Huang, Dae-Sun;Kwon, Jin-Wan;Shin, Hyeun-Kyoo
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.32 no.2
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    • pp.79-91
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    • 2011
  • Objectives: The purpose was to study the market of traditional Korean medical devices and survey, list and number medical devices in traditional Korean medical clinics. Methods: we researched in three ways. 1. We investigated the list of devices regarded as traditional Korean medical devices in 'Report on production, export, and import of medical devices.' 2. We investigated the statistics of medical devices equipped in traditional Korean medical clinics through the website of the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service. 3. We surveyed medical devices in traditional Korean medical clinics by mail. Results: 1. We could not directly investigate the market for traditional Korean medical devices because they were not categorized as such ('traditional Korean medical devices'). 2. The number of medical devices in traditional Korean medical clinics has increased alongside the increase of traditional Korean medical clinics. 3. Traditional Korean medical clinics hold over 64,962 medical devices and have below 50 percent of traditional Korean medical diagnosis devices. 4. Meridian function testing machines, pulse diagnosis devices, and yangdorak showed ranking of equipment-ratio equal to ranking of insurance fees. Conclusions: Traditional Korean medical device regulations should be enacted following definitive and concrete Korean traditional medical concepts by the Korean traditional medical society.

A Survey on the Status of Employees of Traditional Korean Medicine Hospitals

  • Bak, Yo-Han;Huang, Dae-Sun;Shin, Hyeun-Kyoo
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.33 no.2
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    • pp.56-63
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    • 2012
  • Objectives: To undertake manpower-related improvements based on a comparison between specialists in the traditional Korean medicine hospitals(TKMH) and their counterparts in Western medicine Methods: A survey of the TKMH based on questionnaire sheets dispatched to them by mail(57 of 142 responded) in the June December, 2008 period, and on almanac statistics provided by the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs of Korean Government. Results: Overall, the workforce engaged in the traditional Korean medicine hospitals comprises traditional Korean medical doctors(28%), nurses(23%), administrative staffs(19%), assistant nurses(9%), medical record keepers(2%), nutritionists(2%), herbal pharmacists(1%), and others(16%). Each hospital has 16.5 traditional Korean medical doctors on average, which can be broken down into 6.2 specialists, 1.3 generalists, and 9.3 residents/interns. Only 10.7% of whole of traditional Korean medical doctors work in the hospitals, compared to 54.5% of Western medicine doctors. The ratio of traditional Korean medical doctors to the entirety of employees in the TKMH is 2.5 times higher than their Western medicine counterparts, while the ratio of medical technicians to the entire employees in the TKMH is 20 times lower than in the Western medicine counterparts. Conclusions: To provide more qualified medical service in the TKMH, they will be required to increase the proportion of non medical doctor employees, like Western medicine counterparts.

A Study on the System of Collaborative Practice between Korean Traditional Medicine and Western Medicine for Dementia based on a Case Study (증례를 통해 본 치매의 한양방 협진 모델 연구)

  • Lee, Go-Eun;Yang, Hyun Duk;Jeon, Won Kyung;Kang, Hyung-Won
    • Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.211-228
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : This report describes the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of Collaborative Practice between Korean Traditional Medicine and Western Medicine for two dementia patients. Furthermore, through these cases, we suggest a model of collaborative practice between Korean traditional medicine and western medicine for the treatment of dementia. Methods : Two patients suffering from several symptoms related to dementia received collaborative practice between Korean traditional medicine and western medicine. Physicians of deparment which paient first visit interviewed patient and patient's guardians, discussed the symptoms and the status of the patient. Since then, the medical team made a differential diagnosis based on the results of brain imaging, hematology, urine test. and apprehended the status of dementia by the neuropsychological test. Korean traditional physicians examined the physical symptoms and identified the pattern of dementia in Korean traditional medicine. Following this, they decided on the method of acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and herbal treatment. Western physicians decided on the type of medication after consideration of the patient's other medical conditions. Every intervention was decided by both Korean traditional physicians and western physicians after discussion. The medical team provided education on dementia and counseled the guardians. They also wrote the paper for using the long-term care insurance for the aged. Results : Two patients showed no improvement on the neuropsychologic and activity of daily living tests. However, the patients' subjective physical symptoms were improved. The collaborative practice between Korean traditional medicine and western medicine improved the patients' and guardians' satisfaction. Conclusions : Through these cases, we propose a model of collaborative practice between Korean traditional medicine and western medicine for dementia categorized diagnosis-test, treatment, prevention, management. More specifically, we supplement qigong and psychotherapy which was inadequate in these cases.

Review of Interstitial Cystitis and Need for Therapeutic Strategy Using Traditional Korean Medicine (간질성 방광염의 개괄과 한의학적 연구의 필요성)

  • Park, Sang-Woo;Kim, Chul-Jung;Cho, Chung-Sik
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.120-132
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    • 2012
  • Objectives: This study aimed to analyze the current status of treatments and patients with interstitial cystitis, and then map out a strategy for development of generalized-treatments for interstitial cystitis in Traditional Korean Medicine. Methods: We selected research paper from various databases such as PubMed, Google, KStudy, KoreanTK, OIM, and KOMS. Also, to understand current tendencies of medical cost related with interstitial cystitis, we requested Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service clinical data from 2007 to 2011. Results: It was reported that treatment of interstitial cystitis using Traditional Korean Medicine was effective. However, patients of this usually visit a Western medical center rather than seek Traditional Korean Medicine. To take charge of clinical fields related with interstitial cystitis by Traditional Korean Medicine, we need more research and experiments of interstitial cystitis using Traditional Korean Medicine, and we must make a standardized protocol. Conclusions: Various studies related with interstitial cystitis using Traditional Korean Medicine will have to be undertaken. We expect that Traditional Korean Medicine will play a role in treatment of interstitial cystitis.

A Study on Comparison of Peoples' Attitudes and Opinions for Oriental Traditional Medicine By Ethnicity: Among Chinese, Korean-Chinese And Korean (중(한)의사, 중(한)의의료기관 및 중(한)의학 관련 인식.태도 및 의료행태에 관한 연구 - 중국의 한족, 조선족과 한국인을 중심으로 -)

  • Lee Sun-Dong;Sohn Ae-Ree;Yoo Hyeong-Sik;Chang Kyung-Ho
    • Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.36-47
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    • 2002
  • Over thousands of years oriental traditional medicine has developed a theoretical and practical approach to treat and prevent diseases and to promote people's health in China and Korea. In China, the integration of traditional Chinese medicine into the national healthcare system began in the late 1950s. This was in response to national planning needs to provide comprehensive healthcare services. On contrary to China, South Korea established the parallel operation of two independent medical systems in 1952. Hence there has been a political conflict between oriental and modern medicine over issues of fee, the ability to sell and prescribe herbal medicines, and the licensing of practitioners in traditional medicines. Given this background. This study is to compare peoples' attitudes and opinions for oriental traditional medicine by ethnicity (Chinese, Korean-Chinese and Korean). Chinese and Korean-Chinese were more used and satisfied with traditional medicine treatment and traditional practitioners compared with Koreans. The proportion of Koreans who reported the cost of traditional treatments was expensive was higher than those of Chinese and Korean Chinese. Most of Chinese, Korean-Chinese, and Koreans reported that they would use traditional medicine: 1) when they would have some disease to be treated best through traditional medicine; and 2) when traditional practitioner had a reputation and lots of experiences for those diseases. Most Korean people reported that oriental and western practitioners should cooperate each other to improve the quality of care. Therefore, policy framework including integration of traditional and western medicine, regulation, etc. is needed. In addition, research is needed to determine which diseases is treated best through traditional medicine.

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The transition and medical system of Traditional Medicine in North Korea (북한 전통의학의 시대적 발전과정 및 의료체계)

  • Han, Chang-Hyun;Park, Sun-Hee;Shin, Mi-Suk;Choi, Sun-Mi
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.37-45
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    • 2007
  • Background : The 'Korean Medicine' is the traditional medicine in Korea, which has preserved its homogeneous quality in the long historic period. But since 1945 when Korea was divided, the Korean Medicine has also been independently developed in South and North Korea. As a Result, it has lost its national homogeneity. Objective : In order to illuminate the past and an actuality of the transition and medical system of traditional medicine in North Korea. Method : Overview a preceding research paper and the various data of traditional medicine in North Korea. Result : 1. The name of North Korea traditional medicine from 'East medicine' was changed history with 'Korean medicine', It with the method which combines a traditional medicine and a Western medicine is endeavoring to modernization. 2. The administrative systems which take charge of the traditional medicine of North Korea are the organization which manages the Korean medicine and the Bureau of The Korean medicine production control. Also there is relation of the Bureau of the treatment prevention. 3. There are 8 medical colleges other than P'yongyang medical college. There is 6 years 6 months and 7 years 7 month follows in curriculum. Conclusions : It evaluated the past and an actuality of the transition and medical system of traditional medicine in North Korea.

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