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동종요법의 임상적 의미와 한의학적 응용 가능성에 관한 고찰

  • Choi, Ok-Byung
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.55-66
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    • 2007
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study is to analyze the practical implications of homeopathic medicines, their status, their preparation systems and registration rules, recognized by the European Union and other countries. Contents : This paper covers the background of homeopathic medical principle, homeopathy throughout the world, the medicine status and clinical research, increases of the drug potency, the practical regulation of treatment, preparation techniques of homeopathic drugs and registration rules and the clinical practice. Homeopathy has been currently practised in over eighty countries throughout the world, especially in Europe. It had attracted considerable attentions in South and North America (notably in USA, Brazil, and Argentina), India and Pakistan. Although it is not dominantly popular in North America, constant growth has been nevertheless noted. Over the last thirty years, homeopathy has also developed or appeared in South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco, Venezuela, Israel, and Australia, etc. Result & suggestion : As over 300 million patients have put their trust in homeopathy, the study of the integration of homeopathy to oriental medicine, its development and feasibility in Korea are urgently needed. The products, substances, compositions of Homeopathic drugs are very similar to those of oriental medicine theory. Therefore their preparations and applications should prescribed and practised exclusively by oriental doctors. Applying the homeopathic theory and its preparation techniques to oriental medicine, the herbal acupuncture preparation should be modernized and various oriental products are to be developed. To this end, government and herbal acupuncture society need to interact each other for the development of oriental medicine.

The Effect of the Pulsatilla 30C as Homeopathy for Ophthalmic Diseases with Concomitant Separation Anxiety (동종요법을 이용한 개의 분리불안과 안과질환 치료 4례)

  • Hwang, Hag-Kyun;Yang, Hyun-Gook;Kim, Min-Su;Kim, Nam-Soo;Cho, Sung-Jin
    • Journal of Veterinary Clinics
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.173-178
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    • 2011
  • Homeopathic Pulsatilla 30C was evaluated in 4 clinical cases of ophthalmic complications with concomitant separation anxiety in dogs. Separation anxiety in dogs is excessive anxiety regarding to the separation from owners and is one of the most common behavioral problems in dog. In addition, ocular diseases is sometimes related with abnormal behaviors. Holistic approach is good alternative method to treat dogs with physical problem associated behavior problem. Homeopathy is one of the complementary and alternative medicines and bases on healing of patients themselves which includes mind healing, not the disease itself. Among the material medical remedy of homeopathy, the Pulsatilla is used as homeopathic remedy for ocular problems, earache, cough, cold, and anxiety from lost attention. These case studies described the successful treatment of ocular diseases and separation anxiety by application of Pulsatilla 30C as homeopathy in 4 dogs. During the homeopathy, these dogs did not receive any other treatments, and were performed the physical exam to check the ocular problems. These dogs were completely cured of physical and behavior problem within 10 days. On following up, any clinical signs were not observed at one month after the last therapy. In addition, as from the treatment the anxiety problem of patients has been much better improved. According to these case studies, we know that an application of homeopathic remedy may be useful therapeutic choice to treat both problems of physical and behavior.

Study on Comarison of Homeopathy with Sa-sang constitutional Medicine in Basic Principles from the literature (동종요법의 기본원리와 사상체질의학의 비교연구)

  • An, Sang-Woo;Cho, Hwang-Sung
    • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.165-190
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    • 1996
  • Homoeopathy was established in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann(1755~1843). This method is an alternative form of therapy involving treatment by natural remedies. The basic principles of homeopathic medicine, "Similia similibus curantur", "experimenta in hominesano", "doses minimae" and "unitas remedii", are founded upon the idea of illness as a disorder of the internal equilibrium at the physical, mental and psychic levels. The three distinguishing characteristics of homeopathy are that remedies are prescribed on the totality of a person's symptoms, that the remedy likely to cure a person is a dilution of that remedies are prepared using microdoses of substances which are diluted and then vigorously shaken. This paper describes the basic principled of homeopathy and compared with the Sa-sang constitutional Medicine from the literature. 1. Homeopathy is the holistic medicine that derived from the competition of vitalism and mechanism, and it is the one of natural medicine that absorbed the influence of asian scholarship and theoretical background of oriental medicine. 2. Homeopathic remedy typologies and Sa-sang constitutional Medicine are same in the mind-body correlativity and in-born typologies. 3. In homeopathy, constitutional types are distinguished the variable types with variety of symptoms by the remedy picture, but comparably in Sa-sang constitutional medicine, it is determined only by the constitutional symptoms.

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Study on Comarison of Homeopathy with Oriental Medicine in Basic Principles from the literature (동종요법의 기본원리에 대한 한의학적 고찰)

  • An, Sang-Woo;Shin, Yong-Cheol
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.179-207
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    • 1995
  • Homoeopathy ws established in 1796 by German phsician Samuel Hahnemann$(1755{\sim}1843)$. This method is an alternative form of therapy involving treatment by natural remedies. The basic principles of homoeopathic medicine, 'similia similibus curentur', 'experimenta in homine sano', 'dose minimae' and 'unitas remedii', are founded upon the idea of illness as a disorder of the internal equilibrium at the physical, mental and psychic levels. The three distinguishing characteristics of homopathy are that remedies are prescribed on the totlity of a person's symptoms, that the remedy likely to cure a person is a dilution of that substance which would cause the same symptoms in a healthy person, and that remedies are prepared using mcirodoses of substances which are diluted and then vigorously shaken. This paper describes the historical background of homeopathy and compared with the basic principles of oriental medicine from the literature.

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Ethanolic extract of Condurango (Marsdenia condurango) used in traditional systems of medicine including homeopathy against cancer can induce DNA damage and apoptosis in non small lung cancer cells, A549 and H522, in vitro

  • Sikdar, Sourav;Mukherjee, Avinaba;Boujedaini, Naoual;Khuda-Bukhsh, Anisur Rahman
    • CELLMED
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    • v.3 no.1
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    • pp.9.1-9.10
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    • 2013
  • In traditional systems of medicine including homeopathy, the Condurango extract (Con) is often used to cure stomach cancer mainly, without having any scientific validation of its anti-cancer ability. Con has therefore been tested against non-small-cell lung cancer cells (NSCLC) A549 and NCI-H522 (H522) known to contain the KRAS mutation, making them resistant to most chemotherapeutic agents. As cancer cells generally defy cytotoxicity developed by chemopreventive agents and escape cell death, any drug showing the capability of preferentially killing cancer cells through apoptosis is worth consideration for judicious application. A549 and H522 cells were exposed to $0.35{\mu}g/{\mu}l$ and $0.25{\mu}g/{\mu}l$ of Con, respectively, for 48 h and analysed based on various protocols associated with apoptosis and DNA damage, such as MTT assay to determine cell viability, LDH assay, DNA fragmentation assay, comet assay, and microscopical examinations of DNA binding fluorescence stains like DAPI, Hoechst 33258 and acridine orange/ethidium bromide to determine the extent of DNA damage made in drug-treated and untreated cells and the results compared. Changes in mitochondrial membrane potential and the generation of reactive oxygen species were also documented through standard techniques. Con killed almost 50% of the cancer cells but spared normal cells significantly. Fluorescence studies revealed increased DNA nick formation and depolarized membrane potentials after drug treatment in both cell types. Caspase-3 expression levels confirmed the apoptosis-inducing potential of Con in both the NSCLC lines. Thus, overall results suggest considerable anticancer potential of Con against NSCLC in vitro, validating its use against lung cancer by practitioners of traditional medicine including homeopathy.

DEAD/DExH-Box RNA Helicases in Selected Human Parasites

  • Marchat, Laurence A.;Arzola-Rodriguez, Silvia I.;Cruz, Olga Hernandez-de la;Lopez-Rosas, Itzel;Lopez-Camarillo, Cesar
    • The Korean Journal of Parasitology
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    • v.53 no.5
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    • pp.583-595
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    • 2015
  • DEAD/DExH-box RNA helicases catalyze the folding and remodeling of RNA molecules in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, as well as in many viruses. They are characterized by the presence of the helicase domain with conserved motifs that are essential for ATP binding and hydrolysis, RNA interaction, and unwinding activities. Large families of DEAD/DExH-box proteins have been described in different organisms, and their role in all molecular processes involving RNA, from transcriptional regulation to mRNA decay, have been described. This review aims to summarize the current knowledge about DEAD/DExH-box proteins in selected protozoan and nematode parasites of medical importance worldwide, such as Plasmodium falciparum, Leishmania spp., Trypanosoma spp., Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, and Brugia malayi. We discuss the functional characterization of several proteins in an attempt to understand better the molecular mechanisms involving RNA in these pathogens. The current data also highlight that DEAD/DExH-box RNA helicases might represent feasible drug targets due to their vital role in parasite growth and development.

Debate of Veterinary Homeopathy (수의동종요법의 토론(獸醫同種療法의 討論))

  • 손봉환
    • Journal of the korean veterinary medical association
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    • v.35 no.7
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    • pp.593-599
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    • 1999
  • (주) 현 세계의 수의계에서는 동물질환의 치료에서 항생제의 내성발현과 축산식품에 유해물질의 잔류 등으로 새로운 치료방법을 찾을 수 없을까? 하는 생각들을 하고 있다. 그래서 동종요법의 검토가 활발하게 나타나고 있다. 또한 제약업계에서 판매를 시도하려는 것이 보인다. 동종요법은 치료에서 새로운 방법의 모색으로 찬반의 토론이 되고 있다. 이들 내용의 몇 가지를 소개하여 수의사들의 이해를 돕고자 하는 의미를 가져본다.

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