A Clinical Study of Bee Venom Acupuncture Therapy on the Treatment of Acute Ankle Sprain

급성기 족관절 염좌 환자의 봉약침 시술 효과에 대한 임상적 연구

  • Park, Min-Jung (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
  • Sung, In-Hyung (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Nam-Ok (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
  • Ahn, Chi-Kwon (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
  • Seo, Jin-Woo (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital)
  • 박민정 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 성인형 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 김남옥 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 안치권 (꽃마을 한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 서진우 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과)
  • Published : 2006.02.20


Objectives : This study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of Bee Venom acupuncture therapy for acute ankle sprain. Methods : From September 1st, 2005 to December 31st, 2005, the 60 patients who had visited Conmaul oriental medical hospital with acute ankle sprain were sample into 2 groups for this study; one group for the bee-venom acupuncture therapy combined with needle acupuncture therapy and the other group for needle acupuncture therapy only at least 3 times respectively. Both group had been treated with same additional infrared lamp, physical therapy and ankle supporter during the whole treatment period. Among 60 patients, 20 participants satisfied the whole inclusion criteria. To estimate the efficacy of treatments, Numerical Rating System(NRS) and Ankle-Hindfoot Scale(AHS) were applied before 1st and 4th treatment. Each score results were analysed and compared by Mann-Whitney test and Wilcoxon signed rank test with the level of 5% significance. Result : The NRS score in bee-venom acupuncture therapy group was increased significantly and the AHS score in bee-venom therapy group was decreased significantly compared to each of single acupuncture therapy group(P<0.01). The score change comparisons between the two groups had no significance before and after the treatment. Conclusion : Both bee-venom acupuncture therapy and single acupuncture therapy were effective to treat the acute ankle sprain. but there were no significant data to prove that bee-venom acupuncture therapy is more effective than single acupuncture therapy.