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A relationship between Stroke and Sasang Constitution in Korean

  • Ko, Ho-Yeon;Jun, Chan-Yong;Park, Jong-Hyeong;Yoon, Yoo-Sik;Lee, Sun-Dong;Han, Chang-Ho;Jung, Woo-Sang;Moon, Sang-Kwan;Cho, Ki-Ho;Ko, Seong-Gyu
    • Advances in Traditional Medicine
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    • v.5 no.4
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    • pp.336-346
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    • 2005
  • Experts of Sasang Constitution Medicine of Traditional Korean Medicine have classified stroke patients with four types of Sasang constitutions in their clinical practice and some types of Sasang constitutions have been regarded as risk factors of stroke, but this is uncertain because there were no evidences by large scale of prospective studies. The purpose of this was to study the association between strokes and Sasang constitutions. Case-control study has been conducted to the patients admitted to the research hospitals. The patients were confirmed stroke by brain MRI or CT scans and recruited from May 2003 to August 2005. The subjects who met the requirement of inclusion and exclusion criteria were 108 patients as the cases and 107 as healthy controls. Data collection has been performed by the trained specialists majoring neurologists through interviews, physical examinations, and laboratory testes. No statistical significance was obtained between the strokes and Sasang constitutions, yet Taeumin, and Soyangin types showed a trend of increase in the incidence of strokes as compared with Soeumin. To acquire more concrete data on this theme, we need further and large scale of prospective researches.

Analysis of the Medical Market Share of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) in Taiwan Using National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) (대만 건강보험연구데이터(NHIRD)를 이용한 대만에서의 전통 동아시아 의학(TEAM)의 의료시장 점유율 분석)

  • Jeung, Chang-Woon;Choi, Chang-Hyuk;Jo, Hee-Geun;Song, Min-Yeong
    • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.133-144
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    • 2018
  • Objectives Since the health insurance coverage for traditional Korean medicine is very low, some physicians and researcher have suggested that government's institutional support is needed for korean medicine field. Therefore We examine the use of traditional medicine and western medicine in Taiwan, which operates a similar health insurance system to Korea. Methods We selected several studies from Pubmed and NHIRD, that could be used to numerically evaluate the use of traditional medicine. We reviewed the current status of medical use in Taiwan and compare it with that of Korea. Results Through a total of 87 studies, We found that 26.59%~31% of Taiwanese use Traditional medical institutions more than once a year, and the use of traditional medicine has been increasing since 2000. In adults than children, in women than men, the use rate of traditional medicine was high. Especially, herbal medicine was the most common intervention, accounting for 70% of traditional medical care. Conclusions The core of low insurance coverage for traditional Korean medicine is in lack of coverage for herbal medicine. Taiwan's case shows that the unmet demand for traditional Korean medicine of the Korean population can exist widely.

Application of Systems Biology to Korean Medicine Research - Need for Paradigm Shift (시스템 생물학과 한의학 연구 - 발상의 대전환 필요)

  • Earm, Yung E
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.30 no.6
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    • pp.367-369
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    • 2016
  • The recent introduction of the systems biology or systems medicine opens a new horizon in the field of traditional oriental medicine research. Until now many recent researches of traditional medicine have been conducted based upon reductionist approach, but traditional medicine should be treated by a holistic approach. In this short review, I outlined usefulness of systems approach in medicine and proposed a potential application area of traditional medicine research.

The web service system of traditional knowledge about oriental medicine and database of old traditional documents (전통의학(傳統醫學) 분야 지식정보화(知識情報化) 사업과 고문헌(古文獻) DB 구축)

  • Ahn, Sangwoo
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.35-64
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    • 2003
  • Traditional Knowledge[TK] is a concept which summings up all the knowledge of traditionally inherited, includes traditional medicine, therapy, food and environments. Such traditional knowledge has been perished and neglected through industrial development. We, Korean Institute of Oriental Medicine, promotes digitalization of this traditional knowledge to support and maximize its application, principally in Traditional korean medicine. We can get opportunity of reorganize the traditional knowledge to more practical and available form by this project. And also we introduce briefly its meaning and worth, and seek for application to the study of medical history.

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Globalization of Traditional Korean Medicine: Development of Traditional Korean Medicine Educational Curriculum for Foreign Medical Students (한의학 세계화 연구 : 외국인 학생들을 위한 한의학 교육 프로그램의 개발과 평가)

  • Chae, Han
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.24 no.6
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    • pp.1068-1076
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    • 2010
  • This study was to establish and evaluate international educational program for foreign traditional medicine students with traditional Korean medicine in School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, and discussed prerequisite requirements for international educational program. The Introduction to Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) was constructed with Korea and TKM, Understanding TKM, Future of TKM, Clinical Skills (lecture and practice), Clinical practice (observation), Field trip, and others. The overall assessment was concluded as excellent (91.7%). The prerequisite requirements for planning and operating educational program, and key points for the success of international program were discussed. And the necessity of Center for International Educational of Traditional Medicine was described. This study can be used as a reference manual for globalization of TKM education and proposal for making policy on TKM.

A Literature Study on the Traditional Herbal Medicine of Brazil (브라질 전통의약 식물자원의 한의학적 활용가능성 연구)

  • Ahn, Sang-Young;Han, Chang-Hyun;Park, Sang-Young;Kwon, Oh-Min;Ahn, Sang-Woo
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.51-68
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    • 2010
  • Hanyak, Korean herbal medicine is defined as the herbs understood and explained by traditional Korean medical theories. Considering this definition, there are broad prospective of every species being consilienced and utilized as Korean herbal medicine. Most varied plant species are in tropical regions, and its of these regions posses its own particular traditional medicine. Brazil posses the most varied and abundant plant species and also characteristic traditional medicine, formed by the combination of native indians and immigrants from Africa and Europe. Brazilian traditional medicine are practices by 'garrafeiros', 'raizeiros', or 'curandeiros' and in Caatinga uses herbs in ritual ceremonies. But threatened by modernization, these knowledge may be vanished in a prompt time. Therefore we carried this research in the propose of understanding as well as preserving their traditional medical knowledge. We revised publications about the medical plants and summarized 314 species of 94 families according to repetitive references. The most cited families were COMPOSITAE, LABIATAE, LEGUMINOSAE, RUBIACEAE, SOLANACEAE, UMBELLIFERAE, VERBENACEAE. Also cited major medical efficacies which further medical uses in combinations or modification of current traditional Korean medicine should be studied. This study provides overall prospect of the plants resources of Brazil and their uses. It may serve in the consilience and understanding of varied traditional medicine by traditional Korean Medicine.

A Study on the Trend of World Traditional Medicine and Key Area of Traditional Korean Medicine(TKM) R&D (세계 전통의학 동향과 주요 한의학 R&D 분야에 관한 연구)

  • Song, Sung-Hwan;Choi, Ji-Ae
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.101-109
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    • 2010
  • The medical and healthy paradigm is changing by various reasons such as improving of life quality, the limit of western medicine, demographic changes and so on. And the demand, interest and market size of traditional medicine(TM) and complementary and alternative medicine(CAM) are increasing continuously and there is a good traditional medicine called TKM(Traditional Korean Medicine) in Korea. TKM have differentiated characteristics like nature-friendly, systematic, preventive and personalized medicine from western medicine. TKM with these characteristics have possibility to increase national competitiveness and contribute to growth of economy. At this time, it is necessary to select key area of TKM R&D to increase competitiveness of TKM and to create new growth engine. In this paper, we suggest key area of TKM R&D through SWOT analysis, the analysis of world traditional medicine and expert's counsel. As a result, 3 key area and 10 specific fields of TKM R&D was selected, which they are 'the standardization for TKM technology and technique', 'the development of generic technology based on TKM' and 'the establishment of infrastructure for TKM information and material'. This study may contribute to make plan for TKM research and policy such as TKM middle and long term plan and TKM promotion plan.

A Study on Cooperrative Medical Treatment System between traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in China (중국의 한양방협진 현황 (중국중서의결합잡지(中國中西醫結合雜誌)를 대상으로 분석))

  • Jun, Chang-Yong;Cho, Ki-Ho;Park, Jung-Mi
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.9-17
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    • 1999
  • Objectives: Recently a renovation of the medical-welfare system to reflect the changes of disease spectrum with the demographic changes of society, the increase in income level, and marked concerns for health promotion has been demanded. In accordance with this, attempts have been made to actively integrate traditional medicine based on symptom-differentiated treatment and Western medicine based on disease treatment so that they can complement each other. China has already tried a complementary medical treatment system integrating traditional Chinese and Western medicine. So, this article reviewed major advances in research on integrated traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in China. Methods: The authors analyzed data from clinical articles and experimental works in the ' Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine' Results and conclusions: Each department attempted to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and Western Medicine in treatment of various diseases such as malaria, AIDS, and intoxication (rarely found in Korea clinically). Especially in the departments of surgery, dentistry, radiology, and anesthesiology we could see the frequent use of combined treatment. TCM and Western medicine complemented each other very successfully, and the effect of the combined therapy was superior to that of traditional therapy alone. There were diverse methods for therapy in integrated TCM and Western medicine; bath-Tx, physical-Tx, manipulative-Tx, drug -acupuncture, Tibetan medicine, etc. were available in therapy as well as traditional methods such as acupuncture, moxibustion, and negative- Tx. The way of producing Chinese medications were diversified and formulated; making new prescriptions, compounding various kinds of new medicine called' Zhong Cheng Yao' (中成藥) which were easily made, stored, and taken. 'Diagnosis Criteria', 'The effect of TCM Treatment Criteria' were made by committee and broadly used for objectifying diagnosis, discriminating effects of treatments and treatment development, and developing new medical products.

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A Comparative Study on Traditional Medicine in Korea and China;Administrative Structure, Role and Function (한의학과 중의학 담당행정조직의 기능과 역할 비교 연구)

  • Oh, Chae-Kun;Yoon, Tae-Hyung;Kim, Yoon-Shin;Park, Hae-Mo
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.13-29
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    • 2008
  • Because of the changes of a variety of aspects of disease theory alternative to standard medicine, demand for traditional medicine has increased. This study was undertaken to grasp and compare traditional-medicine administrative structure, functions and role between Korea and China. According to our research, both nations promote policy related to traditional-medicine, yet there are various differences because of each nation's scale, political structure, medical system, etc. Especially, compare to the Korean government, the Chinese government not only has paid more attention to traditional medicine but also established and promoted a synthesis development strategy for a long time. Additionally, there is weakness in Korea's traditional medicine policy compared to the Chinese's Synthetic development-strategy, which is the Oriental-policy Department and Korea Food&Drug administration. Therefore, to make up for the weakness, they will have to organize their role better and make a long-term development-strategy plan for traditional medicine.

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Traditional medicine in Taiwan: current status and future prospects

  • Cheng, Hon Mei
    • Advances in Traditional Medicine
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    • v.5 no.3
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    • pp.173-177
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    • 2005
  • Oriental medicine is one of the main branches of traditional medicine left in the world. It includes acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, herbology, and qigong, all of which are still commonly used and officially recognized in some Asian countries, including Taiwan. In this article, the current educational, health insurance, and research and development status of traditional medicine in Taiwan will be introduced. The specific focus of the article is on efforts to integrate these ancient medical practices into modern medical science in our country.