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Education in traditional acupuncture in Italy: The oldest Italian private school of acupuncture adopts WHO guidelines

  • Roberti di Sarsina, Paolo
    • CELLMED
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    • v.3 no.1
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    • pp.4.1-4.3
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    • 2013
  • Times are changing in Italian healthcare and Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine has become increasingly relevant to medical practice. With this comes an increasing need for guidelines. As the use of Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine has increased in Italy, so has the need for high standards in education in this field (outside of biomedicine and the dominant health system) among medical students, medical doctors and medical educators. The rise of Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine is so relevant for medical practice and health care in Italy; the time calls for a change. The article describes this new setting in regards to education in Acupuncture within the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Italy's oldest private school.

Brief comparison of the mechanism of modern medicine and traditional medicine in neuronal cell death

  • Kim, Young-Sick;Jeong, Hyun-Ja;Kim, Hyung-Min;Cho, Seung-Hun
    • CELLMED
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.1.1-1.7
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    • 2011
  • Medicine has a past, a present, and will have a future; the same can be said for many diseases. Even with the surprising development of modern medicine, traditional medicine, especially eastern Asian traditional medicines still exist and are widely used in those regions. But modern medicine and western pacific traditional medicines have different theories and applications for the same disease. In this review, traditional medical theory, used together with modern medicine, can be combined to shed light on the area of neuronal death.

The research on the disease classifications of the traditional medicine in China, Japan, Taiwan, and North Korea (중국, 대만, 일본, 북한의 전통의학 질병분류 체계에 대한 연구)

  • Choi, Sun-Mi;Shin, Min-Kyoo;Shin, Hyeun-Kyu
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.81-100
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    • 1999
  • The result from the research on the disease classifications of the traditional medicine in China, Japan, Taiwan, and North Korea are followings: 1. It is remarkable that China has two different classifications. One is of the diseases named by western medicine and the other is of the syndromes compounded with parts, characters, and pathology of the diseases. The Traditional Chinese Medicine has 615 codes for diseases in 7 departments, and 1684 codes for syndromes. It seems that they have tried to match each disease named by the traditional chinese medicine to each one named by western medicine. But, they have left the diseases impossible to be equivalent to the ones in western medicine themselves and used the same codes of western medicine when the diseases are the same ones in western medicine. 2. In Taiwan, they try to connect the diseases named by the traditional medicine to the ones named by western medicine based on ICD-9. But, they did not attempt to classify the diseases of the traditional medicine by its own ways. The names of diseases in Taiwan medicine include both diseases and syndromes. It is limited to name syndromes by the traditional medicine. And, Taiwan medicine follows ICD in naming injuries. 3. Japan has not got the disease classification for the causes of death, but only the Japanese disease classification for the causes of death, a translation 'The international disease classification for the causes of death. Therefore, The diseases named by traditional medicines are excluded in the public medicine by some Japanese medicines which diagnose through the western medicine and treat by Wa Kang medicine. 4. I can't find out the data over the disease classification for the causes of death by traditional medicine in North Korea. Instead, I can refer to case histories in which differentiation of symptoms and signs and points about them by traditional medicine and the final diagnoses and report about examination by the western medicine has been recorded. In conclusion, It is a distinctive feature that they connect the diseases and the syndromes by the traditional medicine to the ones by the western medicine, and don't tell the diseases from the syndromes.

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Overview of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Need for Therapeutic Strategy using Traditional Korean Medicine (당뇨병성 말초 신경병증의 개괄과 한의학적 연구의 필요성)

  • Kim, Jin-Mi;Youn, Sung-Sik;An, So-Hyun;Choi, Jeong-Sik;Cho, Chung-Sik;Son, Chang-Gue;Kim, Chul-Jung
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.30 no.5
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    • pp.127-136
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    • 2009
  • Objective: This study aimed to analyze the current status of treatments and patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and then map out of a strategy for development of generalized-treatments for diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Traditional Korean Medicine. Methods: We selected research materials from various databases such as PubMed, Google, KStudy, KoreanTK, OIM, KOMS and books. Also, to understand current tendencies of medical examination and treatment related with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, we requested Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service clinical data from 2003 to 2007. Results: It is reported that the incidence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is increasing in an aging society. The medical fees of National Health Insurance related with diabetic peripheral neuropathy show a year-on-year increase. There are no particularly effective therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Western medicine, and in some papers, it was reported that treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy using Traditional Korean Medicine was effective. However, patients usually visit on Western medical center rather than seek Traditional Korean Medicine. To take charge of clinical fields related with diabetic peripheral neuropathy by Traditional Korean Medicine, we need more studies and experiments of diabetic peripheral neuropathy using Traditional Korean Medicine and should make a standardized protocol. Conclusion: Various studies related with diabetic peripheral neuropathy using Traditional Korean Medicine will have to be undertaken hereafter. We expect that Traditional Korean Medicine will play a vital role in treating of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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A Case Report of Pruritic Dermatoses (피부(皮膚) 소양증(搔痒症) 환자 1례에 대한 증례보고)

  • Na, Gun-Ho;Lee, Dong-Hyun;Ryu, Chung-Ryul;Chae, Wu-Suk;Yoon, Yeo-Choong;Cho, Myung-Rae;Shin, Jeong-Cheol
    • Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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    • v.22 no.3
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    • pp.157-163
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    • 2005
  • Objective : The main purpose of this report is to investigate the effect of Korean traditional medical care about Pruritic Dermatosis Methods : The patient was treated with Acupuncture, herb medicine, Herbal-acupuncture. we evaluated the change of symptom through Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and photos of the skin Results : After 10 times of treatment, There was remarkable improvement in symptoms of the patient. Conclusion : We confirmed the superiority of Korean traditional medical care about Pruritic Dermatoses. We think that we must research effective remedy through many more case reports.

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Quantitative Analysis of Chemical Composition and In Vitro Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Asparagus oligoclonos (방울비짜루 지표성분의 함량분석과 항산화·항염증 활성)

  • Lee, Hyun Joo;Jeong, Da Eun;Gang, Ju Eun;Sim, Mi-Ok;Seong, Tae Kyoung;Woo, Kyeong Wan;An, Byeongkwan;Jung, Ho Kyung;Cho, Hyun Woo
    • Korean Journal of Pharmacognosy
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    • v.49 no.2
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    • pp.138-144
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    • 2018
  • Asparagus oligoclonos is one of the endemic halophytes used folk medicine in Korea. We isolated the main compound rutin from methanol extracts of A. oligoclonos based on nuclear magnetic resonance and TOF ESI-MS data. We have investigated the quantitative analysis method of main compound using HPLC and the results exhibit that rutin content of A.oligoclonos were 1.816%. To explore anti-oxidant from A. oligoclonos ethanol extracts (AOE), we investigated the antioxidant effects of AOE on $H_2O_2$-induced oxidative stress in RAW 264.7 cell. AOE were reduced $H_2O_2$-induced oxidative stress via enhancement of cell viability, and AOE significantly decreased ROS production depending on concentration. Next, to screen for anti-inflammatory activity of AOE, we investigated the inhibitory effects of AOE in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. AOE had no effect on cell viability at a concentration of $500{\mu}g/mL$. Nitric oxide (NO) production inhibited in a dose-dependent manner. These results suggest that AOE may be a useful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

Review of Randomized Controlled Trials on Korean Traditional Medicine Treatment for Postpartum Pain (산후신통의 한방 치료에 대한 무작위대조군연구에 관한 고찰)

  • Noh, Eun-Ji;Choi, Su-Ji;Kim, Dong-Il
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.33 no.2
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    • pp.90-111
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    • 2020
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze randomized controlled trials (RCTs) related to the effect and safety of Korean Traditional Medicine treatment for postpartum pain, and to suggest desirable future clinical research trend. Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on postpartum pain were searched using domestic and foreign search engines to investigate the effect and safety of Korean Traditional Medicine on postpartum pain, and 12 studies were selected as a result. Results: There were 4 studies using Acupoint Therapy, 3 studies using Herbal Medicine, 3 studies using Using Acupoint Therapy and Herbal Medicine together, and 2 studies using Manipulative Therapy for postpartum pain. As control interventions, non-treatment, other Korean Traditional Medicine treatment, or Western medicine were used. All the studies reported a significant effect in experimental group compared to the control group, with no or minor side effects. Conclusions: Korean Traditional Medicine treatment showed effectiveness and safety for postpartum pain. In the future, it is necessary to eliminate the ambiguity of recruiting subjects and to study the most effective application method of Korean Traditional Medicine treatment for postpartum pain.

Attempt at the Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine as UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage and its Significance (중의학(中醫學)의 'UNESCO 세계무형유산' 등재(登載) 시도(試圖)와 그 의미(意味))

  • Lee, Min-Ho
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.85-92
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    • 2010
  • Objective : This article reviewed China's intent and aim of the failed attempt to register Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) as UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage, its process and implication as a policy of 21st Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) promotion on the landscape of North East Asian medical geopolitcs. Methods : This article utilized mainly the discourse analysis of vernacular Chinese journals and newspaper reports. Conclusions : It is needed to design effective strategies for securing Traditional Korean Medicine(TKM)'s identity and authenticity to cope with so-called 'Chinese Medicine Domination Project'.

Two Case Reports about Traditional Korean Medicine Treatment in Patients with Central Dizziness and Cerebellar Ataxia (중추성 현훈 및 소뇌성 보행실조 환자의 한방치료 치험 2례)

  • Lim, Myong-ah;Lee, Hee-jung;Seo, Ho-seok;Kim, Pan-kyoo;Kim, Jin-won
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.38 no.5
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    • pp.744-752
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    • 2017
  • Objectives: In this report, we describe two patients with central dizziness and cerebellar ataxia who were treated with traditional Korean medicine. Methods: We applied traditional Korean medicine treatments of herbal medication (Banhabaekchulcheonma-tang and Bojungikki-tang), acupuncture, and moxibustion. Results: After 31 days of treatment, we observed improvement in the central dizziness on a numeric rating scale and in the cerebellar ataxia based on the patient's ambulation state. Conclusions: Traditional Korean medicine may be effective in the treatment of central dizziness and cerebellar ataxia.

A Lecture Book on Traditional Korean Medicine in the Period of Japanese Occupation, 『Eihak Gangseupseo(醫學講習書)』 - focused on its preface, epilogue and reference books (일제강점기의 한의학 교재 중 하나인 『한방의학강습서(漢方醫學講習書)』 - 서문과 발문(跋文)의 번역과 인용서적의 분석을 중심으로)

  • Jo, Hak-jun
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.77-104
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    • 2010
  • In July 2008, I obtained a copy of "Hanbang Eihak Gangseupseo" through Uibangseowon. It was recorded that the book was compiled by Seong Ju-bong and reviewed by Ji Seok-young. According to previous studies, this book was the lecture book that was used in teaching Traditional Korean Medicine in Daejeon, Chungcheongnam-do. This book gave insight to the system and curriculum of the school for Traditional Korean Medicine in Daejeon, Chungcheongnam-do. It also exhibited the academic characteristics of Traditional Korean Medicine in the Period of Japanese Occupation and the medical viewpoint of Seong Ju-bong. The summary is as follows: First, an independent School for Traditional Korean Medicine was run in Daejeon, Chungcheongnam-do, with reasonable curriculums and systematic textbooks. Second, the medical viewpoint and treatment methods of Huang Yuan-Yu of Qing Dynasty was actively introduced. Then it was reorganized for the society and stimulated the progress of Traditional Korean Medicine. Third, while absorbing Chinese Medicine, it still inherited our heritage of Traditional Korean Medicine Especially, Seong Ju-bong's original opinions and clinical experiences are shown in surgery, gynecology and pediatrics. Fourth, in a break from the past, when Chinese culture could not be introduced due to diplomatic problems between Joseon and Qing, efforts were made to overcome limitations of lagging behind by adopting and educating Warm Disease study. Fifth, while working side by side with Ji Seok-young who introduced the modern Western Medicine through vaccination, it still searched for a traditional Korean medical treatment for chickenpox. I hope that the report of my findings through reading "Eihak Gangseupseo" could make up for the fact that the medical history during the colonial period is scarce.