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Effectiveness of Upper Cervical Chuna and Release of Cranial Base on Dry Eye Syndrome, Two Cases Report (상부경추 추나 및 두개저 이완기법을 적용한 안구건조증 치험 2례)

  • Heo, Kwang-Ho;Park, Young-Hoi;Keum, Dong-Ho
    • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.299-307
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    • 2011
  • This study was performed to report the effectiveness of upper cervical chuna and release of cranial base on patients with dry eye syndrome. The patients diagnosed as dry eye syndrome and treated with upper cervical chuna and release of cranial base. Outcomes were measured by ocular surface disease index(OSDI). After treatments, discomfort and ocular surface disease index decreased. These results suggest that upper cervical chuna and release of cranial base were effective on patients with dry eye syndrome.

Changes of Flexibility and Plasma Catecholamine by Myofascial Release Approach (근막이완기법에 의한 유연성 및 혈장 카테콜라민의 변화)

  • Kim, Jong-Soon;Moon, Dong-Chul;Chang, Kyung-Soo
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.12 no.3
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    • pp.214-221
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    • 2012
  • In recent years, some researchers reported that myofascia was innervated by the autonomic nervous system. However, there is no neurophysiological explanation and evidence for the effects of myofascial release(MFR). Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether the excitability of the autonomic nervous system is modulated by MFR. In this study, thirty healthy subjects in their 20s were randomly assigned to a myofascial release group(MG) and a placebo control group(PCG); each group had 15 subjects. The MG conducted 5 minutes of cranial base release in supine position, and the PCG performed sham cranial base release. Muscle flexibility was measured with the neck range of motion and the changes of the autonomic nervous system excitability was measured by heart rate, blood pressure, and concentration of plasma epinephrine and norepinephrine. The results were as follows: 1. The percentage changes in the cervical range of motion for extension and side flexion were significantly increased in the MG, signifying that more muscle relaxation. 2. There was no significant percentage changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and concentration plasma epinephrine between MG and PCG. 3. The percentage change in concentration plasma norepinephrine was significantly different between MG and PCG. The result of this study suggests that there is no evidence that MFR can modulate the autonomic nervous system excitability.

An Evaluation by CT scanning of Intracranial Volume after Correction of Craniosynostosis (두개골 조기유합증 환자의 술후 CT Scan을 이용한 두개강내 용적의 평가)

  • Kim, Seok Kwun;Lee, Jang Ho;Han, Jae Jung;Jung, Ki Hwan;Lee, Keun Cheol;Park, Jung Min
    • Archives of Plastic Surgery
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    • v.32 no.1
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    • pp.29-36
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    • 2005
  • Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of one or more sutures of either cranial vault or base. Fused sutures may impede normal growth of the calvaria, leading to characteristic skull deformities; Morphological craniosynostosis is classified descriptively. Being craniosynostosis uncorrected the deformity progresses continuously and causes an increase of intracranial pressure. The surgical involvement aims at the expansion of intracranial space as well as satisfactory achievement of craniofacial shape. Early surgical correction in infancy prevents the deformity from the further progression and possible associated complication of high intracranial pressure. A long period of follow-up is essential to asses the outcome of an effectiveness of the surgery. measurement of intracranial volume has been concerned in medical personnel and anthropologists for many years. A reliable and accurate measurements of the intracranial volume facilitates to make a diagnosis and treatment of craniosynostosis. Pre-and postoperative change of intracranial volume was evaluated with 3D CT scanning in 12 cases of craniosynostosis who underwent frontal advancement and total cranial vault remodeling. Increased intracranial volume is attributed to surgical release of craniosynostosis and natural growth. We conceive that the intracranial volume is significantly increased after surgical correction of fused cranial sutures and along with natural growing. A procedure of frontal advancement and total cranial vault remodeling is very useful to correct such a deformity as craniosynostosis. And also 2 cases out of five mentally retarded patients improved remarkably and Forehead retrusion or temporal depression followed in another two cases.