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Treatment of Hominis placenta pharmacopuncture for a patient with mild neurocognitive disorder: Case report

  • Kim, Yunna;Eom, Yoon Ji;Cho, Seung-Hun
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.279-283
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    • 2019
  • Hominis placenta pharmacopuncture, a treatment that injects Hominis placenta extract into acupoints, has been suggested in the literature and researches that it could be used for cognitive decline. We experienced a case of mild neurocognitive disorder treated with Hominis placenta pharmacopuncture. Hominis placenta pharmacopuncture could be a possible treatment modality producing substantial clinical result in cognitive function which is assessed with Mini-Mental State Examination-Dementia Screening (MMSE-DS), Korean Version of Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA-K), and Korean-Dementia Rating Scale (K-DRS). A 84-year-old man with mild neurocognitive disorder received Hominis placenta pharmacopuncture on GV20, CV12, and bilateral ST36 for a month. The results of neuropsychological examination showed increase in scores after treatment of Hominis placenta pharmacopuncture. Before treatment, they were 15 points for MoCA-K, and 120 points for K-DRS (7.6%), but after treatment, they elevated by 21 points for MoCA-K and 137 points for K-DRS (100%). MMSE-DS score was 28 points, unchanged before and after treatment. It did not cause any side-effect. Hominis placenta pharmacopuncture could be a safe option for treating mild neurocognitive disorder.

Clincal Report on Treating Molluscum Contagiosum using Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture (봉약침을 이용한 전염성 연속종의 임상 치험례 보고)

  • Park, Sa-Han;Lee, Jong-Young;Kwon, Ki-Rok
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.127-135
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    • 2007
  • Objectives This study observed the efficacy of bee venom pharmacopuncture on the treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum commonly manifesting in children. Methods 104 patients admitted for Molluscum Contagiosum at Love Blossoming Oriental medicine clinic from August 2005 to August 2006 were administered with Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture and measured and analyzed changes in symptoms. Results 1. Regardless of age or duration of Molluscum Contagiosum, all 104 patients showed improvement. 2. Recurrence of Molluscum Contagiosum was not noticeable when treated with Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture, and the duration of treatment was significantly shorter than treating with conventional allopathic ointment. 3. Regardless of size or location of Molluscum Contagiosum, most cases improved with one or two treatments. Conclusion Based on above findings, we can deduce Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture has superior anti-viral effects on the pox virus of molluscum contagiosum (MCV1,2).

A Case Report for Lung Cancer Patient Showing Remission Treated with Cultivated Wild Ginseng Pharmacopuncture (산양산삼 약침치료로 종양 퇴축을 보인 폐암환자에 대한 증례보고)

  • Kim, Koo;Choi, Yong-Seok;Joo, Jong-Cheon;Moon, Goo
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.14 no.4
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    • pp.33-37
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    • 2011
  • Objectives: To report the effect of cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture on the lung cancer patient. Methods: Treatment of cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture was conducted on the patient during 7 months. Pharmacopuncture therapy was done twice a week with a dosage of 2ml per each treatment. Computed Topography(CT) was performed to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy. Results: After the treatment of 7 months, chest CT revealed the mass size was decreased. Conclusions: This case provides us a possibility that cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture offers potential benefits for lung cancer patient.

Effect of Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture Therapy on the severe pain back of the ear in patient diagnosed with Bell's palsy (안면신경마비 환자의 이후통(耳後痛)에 대한 봉약침 치험 2례)

  • Oh, Hyun-Jun;Song, Ho-Sueb
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.12 no.3
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    • pp.81-88
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    • 2009
  • Objective : This study was to report Bell's palsy patients with severe pain back of the ear treated by Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture therapy. Methods : The patients was treated by Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture therapy to relieve the severe pain back of the ear. Visual Analog Scale(VAS) was used as an outcome measurement. Results : After Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture therapy, VAS were decreased at all case. Conclusion : Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture therapy can be available for relieving severe pain back of the ear even inducing insomnia.

Single Intramuscular-dose Toxicity of Samgihwalryeok-Pharmacopuncture in Sprague-Dawley Rats

  • Kim, Sung-Chul;Ahn, Seong-Hun
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.46-56
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    • 2014
  • Objectives: This study was performed to examine the single-dose toxicity of Samgihwalryeok pharmacopuncture. Methods: Forty six-week-old Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into four groups of 10 rats each; each group was then sub-divided into two smaller groups, one of five males and the other of five females. Group 1 (G1, control) received 1.0 mL of normal saline solution, while group 2 (G2, low-dose group), group 3 (G3, mid-does group, and group 4 (G4, high-dose group) received 0.1, 0.5, and 1.0 mL of Samgihwalryeok pharmacopuncture, respectively. Results: No mortalities or clinical signs were observed in the four groups. Also, no significant changes in body weights were observed among the group, and no significant differences in hematology/biochemistry, necropsy, or histopathology results were noted. Conclusion: The above findings suggest that treatment with Samgihwalryeok pharmacopuncture is relatively safe. Further studies on this subject are needed.

Review of Cervi Cornu Parvum Pharmacopuncture in Korean Medicine

  • Lee, Dong-Jin;Hwangbo, Min;Kwon, Kang;Seo, Hyung-Sik
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.7-14
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    • 2013
  • Objective: The endpoint of this review is to investigate existing studies of Cervi cornu parvum (CCP) pharmacopuncture within Korean medicine journals in order to present a better research method in the future. Methods: We searched all the papers through six Korean electrical databases that included the title of "Cervi cornu parvum pharmacopuncture" or "Cervi cornu parvum aqua-acupuncture". Articles that had been published until December 2012 were largely divided into experimental studies and clinical studies. Results: Fifty-three (53) experimental studies and six clinical studies were found. The number of published articles has been constantly increasing. Many of the experimental studies demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects for arthritis, and most of the clinical studies dealt with musculoskeletal problems. Conclusion: Various therapeutically significant effects of the CCP pharmacopuncture have been found through this review; however, more systematic clinical studies on the CCP pharmacopuncture seem to be necessary to substantially support its clinical effects.

Efficacy of Pharmacopuncture for Treating Children with Physical Disabilities in Uzbekistan

  • Zohidjon, Ismailov N.;Yu, Jun-Sang
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.23-27
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    • 2013
  • Objective: This research was performed to investigate the efficacy of complex rehabilitation combined with pharmacopuncture treatment for the children with neuromotor system diseases. Methods: Fifty (50) patients aged from 5 to 15 yr old were compared. Twenty (20) patients received conventional treatments and complex rehabilitation as a control group, and fifty (50) patients received complex rehabilitation with pharmacopuncture. At their first visits, the patients had checkups and neurological scales, and after 10 days of pharmacopuncture treatments and 55 days of rehabilitation, they also took neurological scales. We studied the pre and post effects of the treatment group. Results: The number of patients with ankle joint disorder and contracture, knee joint contracture, steppage, horsey hoof, shoulder weakness and contracture, radio-carpal joint disorder and contracture, arm hypotrophia, arm atrophia, leg hypotrophia and total atrophia decreased after treatments. Conclusion: This study showed the efficacy of pharmacopuncture combined with complex rehabilitation for the treatment of neuromotor system diseases.

Efficacy of Human Placental Extract Pharmacopuncture into Kwanwon on Fatigue in Students (관원혈에 대한 자하거 약침 요법이 수험생의 피로 개선에 미치는 효과)

  • Cho, Tae-Hwan;Park, Sun-Seob;Park, Kyeong-Mee
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.34 no.1
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    • pp.29-34
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    • 2013
  • Objectives: This report aimed to demonstrate effect of human placental extract (HPE) pharmacopuncture in students suffering fatigue due to hard work and mental stress. Methods: Thirty-four college students, preparing for the final-term exam, received pharmacopuncture of HPE into Kwanwon (CV4) subcutaneously twice a week for 7 weeks. After every pharmacopuncture of HPE, degree of fatigue was surveyed by questionnaire including physical condition, physical endurance, concentration and memory. Results: Pharmacopuncture of HPE into CV4 gently improved physical condition, physical endurance, concentration and memory. Improvement of physical condition was especially positively correlated with the increasing number of pharmacopuncture of HPE into CV4 as confirmed by calculation of Pearson coefficient. Conclusions: Pharmacopuncture of HPE into CV4 alleviated fatigue in the students from hard work and mental stress.

Effects of Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture on Nitric Oxide and Prostaglandin E2 Production in Macrophage (당귀약침액이 대식세포에서 산화질소(NO) 및 프로스타글란딘 (Prostaglandin) 생성에 미치는 영향)

  • Choi, You-Jin;Roh, Jeong-Du
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.14 no.3
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    • pp.81-90
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    • 2011
  • Objectives : Angelicae Gigantis Radix has been known traditional medicine with antimicrobial activities and it has been widely used for treatment of blood and inflammatory diseases. In the present study, some studies examined anti-inflammation effects of Angelicae Gigantis Radix but they usually were performed by ethanol extracted Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture. So We investigated the inhibitory effects of Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture by hot water and ethanol extract on Nitric oxide(NO) and Prostaglandin $E_2$($PGE_2$) production in lipopolysaccharide(LPS) induced macrophage cell. Methods : Angelicae Gigantis Radix was extracted by ethanol and hot water. Cell viability was determined by MTT assay. To evaluate anti-inflammation effects of Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture, we examined NO and $PGE_2$ production in LPS induced macrophages. The concentrations of NO and $PGE_2$ were measured by Griess assay and Enzyme Immuno-Assay. Results : 1) The MTT assay demonstrated that cytotoxic effect of Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture by hot water extract and ethanol extract in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells were not appeared. 2) Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture by ethanol extract and hot water extract inhibited NO production in LPS induced macrophages significantly. 3) Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture by ethanol extract tended to inhibiting $PGE_2$ production in LPS induced macrophages. And Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture by hot water extract inhibited LPS induced production of $PGE_2$ in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells significantly. Conclusions : This study suggests that Angelicae Gigantis Radix pharmacopuncture may have an anti-inflammatory property through the inhibition of NO and $PGE_2$ production in LPS induced macrophages. It may have a therapeutic potential for the treatment of various inflammatory diseases.

Survey of Pharmacopuncture Education in Korean Traditional Medicine Schools (한의과대학의 약침학 교육현황 조사 연구)

  • Kim, Byung-Woo; Lim, Chung-San;Choi, Ga-Young;Kang, Dae-In;Lee, Hee-Choon;Kim, Hyun-Do;Kwon, Ki-Rok
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.81-90
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    • 2010
  • Objectives: This investigation was conducted to evaluate current education status of pharmacopuncture in Korean traditional medicine schools and suggest improvement in the structure of pharmacopuncture education. Methods: Among the eleven Korean traditional medicine schools in the country, six schools participated in the survey. 252 students in fifth and sixth year whom have finished pharmacopuncture studies completed were given questionnaire developed for the purpose and survey results were analyzed. Results : 1. For the question pertaining to the text used for the pharmacopuncture lecture, a significant difference was witnessed suggesting that few schools were not utilizing common textbooks. 2. For the item pertaining to the lecture progression, each school showed significant difference and student satisfaction rate differed vastly between schools. 3. Lecture hours and lecture materials were also significantly different between schools and overall satisfaction rate was low. 4. All of students participated in the survey had high expectation in the clinical applications of pharmacopuncture treatment. Conclusions: Above findings indicate that students at Korean traditional medicine schools throughout the nation have high expectation for pharmacopuncture, but lack of standardized education system and materials and qualified instructors calls for immediate modification in the education of pharmacopuncture studies.