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Two Cases of Plantar Fasciitis Treated with Magnetic Acupuncture

  • Yun, Gee Won;Kang, Jae Hui;Oh, Seo Young;Park, Jung Hwan;Lee, Hyun
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.34 no.1
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    • pp.89-96
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    • 2017
  • Objectives : The aim of the study was to ascertain the effectiveness of magnetic acupuncture in patients with plantar fasciitis. Methods : The patients were treated with magnetic acupuncture using a magnetic therapy stimulator (Whata 153), as well as with moxibustion therapy. Acupuncture treatment was conducted on the acupoints of Ashi-as well as on 太谿 (KI3), 崑崙 (BL60), and 委中 (BL40)-for 15 minutes. The intensity of pain was evaluated using the visual analogue scale (VAS), and the tenderness threshold (TT) was measured at each visit using an algometer. Results : After treatment, evaluation using the VAS had improved, as had the TT; furthermore, plantar fasciitis pain was reduced. Conclusion : Magnetic acupuncture relieved pain in plantar fasciitis. In further clinical study, more research on magnetic acupuncture is required.

The Effect of Acupuncture with Magnetic Ring on Pain Threshold Using Algometer (자기장을 통한 침자극이 압통 역치에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Jong-Hoon;Min, Byung-Il;Hwang, Byung-Gil;Jang, Jin;Hong, Mu-Chang
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.77-87
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    • 2002
  • Like acupuncture, magnetic therapy has been known to yield effectiveness when it is applied to relieve from fatigue, musculoskelectal diseases, sore sites, rheumatic arthritis and chronic pain syndromes. However, combined application of acupuncture and magnet has not yet been studied. This study is designed to investigate effectiveness of acupuncture therapy when in the magnetic field for the pain relief. Magnetic field was made by magnetic ring ($7{\psi}{\times}2.3{\psi}{\times}1.5mm$). Twenty-one male swimmers with latent muscular pain at the GB21 area in the university course of physical education in Daegu were chosen and divided into three groups; 1) acupuncture treatment group (n=7), 2) acupuncture treatment with iron ring group (n=7), 3) acupuncture treatment with magnetic ring group (n=7). Manual Acupuncture was given to the GB21 point for 20 minutes. The degree of pressure pain threshold (PPT, $kg/cm^2$) in GB21 was measured with algometer. Before acupuncture treatment, the PPT values were $6.08{\pm}1.69$, $6.39{\pm}1.72$ and $5.59{\pm}1.11$ in acupuncture treatment group, acupuncture treatment with iron ring group, acupuncture treatment with magnetic ring group, respectively. After acupuncture treatment, the PPT values were $6.48{\pm}2.33$, $6.31{\pm}1.31$ and $6.59{\pm}1.80$, respectively. Pressure threshold was significantly increased in the acupuncture treatment with magnetic ring group compared to the other groups. Based on these results, acupuncture treatment with magnetic ring produced better effects on pain threshold, and these effects can be considered to be associated with the currents or voltages induced by the acupuncture needle and magnetic ring at present.

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One Case of Facial Nerve Palsy in Herpes Zoster Oticus Treated with electromagnetic therapy stimulator(Whata153) (자기장과 전기 조합 자극기(Whata 153)를 이용한 이성대상포진 안면신경마비 치료 1례 보고)

  • Jo, Seong-Eun;Lee, Hyun
    • Journal of Haehwa Medicine
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    • v.25 no.1
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    • pp.53-62
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    • 2016
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to report a case of a patient efficacy of electromagnetic acupuncture using Whata 153 in facial nerve palsy in Herpes zoster oticus. Methods : We treated the patient with magnetic acupuncture combined with electro-acupuncture. Acupuncture points were at the face (BL2, GB14, TE23, ST4, ST6, ST3). All the acupuncture points were stimulated with magnetic field and 4 of them were combined with electro-acupuncture. Results & Conclusions : The improvement of facial movement and symptom was evaluated by Yanagihara grading system(Y-system), House-Brackmann scale(HB scale) and Sunnybrook facial grading system(SFGS). After treatment, all of the scales(Y-system, HB scale and SFGS) and symptom of the patient were improved. From the above results, we suggest that magnetic acupuncture and electro-acupuncture might be effective on facial nerve palsy in Herpes zoster oticus.

Clinical Observations of Complex Therapy, including Electroacupuncture and Magnetic-acupuncture, for Treating Peripheral Facial Nerve Palsy (전기와 자기장의 침 자극을 포함한 복합치료가 말초성 안면신경마비에 미치는 영향에 대한 관찰 연구)

  • Oh, Seo Young;Lee, Hyun;Kang, Jae Hui
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.117-127
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    • 2016
  • Objectives : This study was performed to observe the effect of complex therapy, including electro-acupuncture and magnetic-acupuncture, on peripheral facial nerve palsy. Methods : Nine patients with peripheral facial nerve palsy were treated with acupuncture using electrical and magnetic stimulation. Acupoints in the face were stimulated with an electromagnetic field, as widely and as evenly as possible. To evaluate the effects before and after treatment we used Yanagihara's unweighted grading system, House-Brackmann scale, and Sunnybrook facial grading system and image once a week. Results : After treatment, the scores of Yanagihara's unweighted grading system, House-Brackmann scale and Sunnybrook facial grading system each improved (p-value < 0.05). Conclusion : Complex therapy using electro-acupuncture and magnetic-acupuncture might be an effective treatment to improve symptoms of peripheral facial nerve palsy. Further randomized-controlled trials are required to verify the efficacy and results of this study.

The Effect of Magnetic Therapy on The Allergic Reaction of Bee Venom (자기요법이 봉약침 국소 알러지반응에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Hyun-joong;Kim, Min-soo;Park, Young-jae;Lee, Eun-yong
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.21 no.6
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    • pp.187-193
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    • 2004
  • Objective : This study was performed to examine the Magnetic therapy decrease the allergic reaction of Bee Venom. Methods : We injected BV to sample group(n=10) and control group(n=10) at 2 points of body, and also sample group was treated with Magnetic therapy additionally. We observed the change of local pain, pruritus, color difference value at 1 hour, 24 hours after injection. Results : Local pain, pruritus and color difference value of sample group were more decreased than control group. Conclusions : The Magnetic therapy decreased allergic reaction of Bee Venom.

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A Study on the Characteristics of Manufacturing and the Electromagnetic Correlations of Traditional Acupuncture Needle (전통침의 제법(製法) 특성과 전자기적 상관성 연구)

  • Hong, Do Hyun
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.30 no.5
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    • pp.95-105
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study is to examine the preparing methods of the traditional acupuncture needle and to interpret the electromagnetic meaning intervened in them. Methods : The overall manufacturing processes of the acupuncture needles in ancient books were surveyed. And the facts that special functional activities were carried out in common in the preparing processes were detected. The reproduction tests for the detected former functional activities were followed. Results : According to the ancient medical books, the traditional acupuncture needles were treated with the magnet through the preparing processes. The reproduction tests provided the fact that the ferromagnetic iron needles treated with the magnet were enhanced their magnetisms. And major techniques of the ancient supplementation and draining can be interpreted as magnetic or induced electromagnetic actions. Conclusions : Considering the electromagnetic characteristics of human body, the magnet treated ferromagnetic iron needles of ancient era and magnetic or induced electromagnetic interpretable manipulation techniques are the historical evidences of magnetic activities of acupuncture. So modern acupuncture therapy should be understood, studied, and reinterpreted as an electromagnetic viewpoint.

Evaluation of Muscle Fatigue Recovery Effect and Meridian Potential Change using Magnetic Acupuncture System (자화침 시스템을 이용한 경락전위 유발효과 및 근피로 회복 평가)

  • Kim, Soo-Byeong;Park, Sun-Woo;Ahn, Soon-Jae;Lee, Na-Ra;Lee, Seung-Wook;Min, Se-Eun;Kim, Young-Ho;Lee, Yong-Heum
    • Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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    • v.29 no.1
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    • pp.83-92
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : The purpose of this research was to develop the magnetic acupuncture system which used solenoid coil for magnetizing acupuncture needle. The system could generate the meridian electric potential (MEP) similar to the potential by manual acupuncture. Thus, we tried to confirm the therapeutic effect that is caused by the MEP generation. Methods : To confirm the MEP, we stimulated the magnetic acupuncture with at 2Hz, $92.7{\pm}2mT$, PEMFs (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields) at ST37 and measured the evoked potential between ST36 and ST41. Also, we conducted a fatigue recovery test using isokinetic exercise in order to identify the therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal disorders. We chose LR9 as a stimulation point. To observe the state of fatigue, we measured the EMG and analyzed median frequency and peak torque for 20minutes. Results : We observed that MEP which incurred from magnetic acupuncture was higher than he reported MEP induced by manual acupuncture. Moreover, its modes were divided into two types by the direction of magnetic flux. When generating magnetic flux in the direction of acupoint, the positive peak voltage of the MEP was generated. In contrast, negative peak voltage of the MEP was generated whenever meganetic flux generated in the outward direction. As a result of fatigue recovery, the median frequency (MF) of the magnetic acupuncture group were recovered faster than that of the non-stimulation group. However, the peak torques of both groups were not restored until after 20 minutes. Conclusions : We confirmed that the magnetic acupuncture system can lead to the MEP similar to manual acupuncture. Moreover, the MEP had a therapeutic effect on the musculoskeletal disorders.

A Report on 6 cases of Abdominal Obesity using Electroacupuncture Combined with Magnetic Acupuncture (전기와 자기장 복합 침 자극을 활용한 복부비만 치료 6례에 대한 증례 보고)

  • Yun, Gee Won;Lee, Hyun;Kim, Yun Joo;Kang, Jae Hui
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.32 no.4
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    • pp.213-226
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    • 2015
  • Objectives : This study was aimed to show the effect of electroacupuncture combined with magnetic acupuncture on abdominal obesity without patient dieting, exercise or use of herbal medication. Methods : Women over 85 cm in waist circumference were treated with electroacupuncture combined with magnetic acupuncture. Acupuncture points were located at the abdomen ($CV_{12}$, $CV_6$, $ST_{25}$, $ST_{21}$, $SP_{15}$, $SP_{14}$), extremities ($LI_4$, $LI_{11}$, $ST_{36}$, $ST_{44}$) and were stimulated 30 minutes with 2.1~3 Gaus, 500 Hz, tolerable strength. The Interference wave forms were by Whata 153 (Medi Lab, Korea). Two or three treatment sessions per week (five or ten sessions in total) were done. Before treatment, and after the last treatment, we measured waist circumference, hip circumference, waist hip ratio, thickness of abdominal subcutaneous fat, body weight, body mass index, body fat ratio, visceral fat area, free fat mass, body fat mass and skeletal muscle mass. We also measured the subcutaneous temperature of the abdomen($CV_{12}$, $ST_{25}(Rt)$, $ST_{25}(Lt)$, $CV_6$) by using digital infrared thermal imaging(DITI). Results : In this study, significant reductions were shown in waist circumference, hip circumference, thickness of abdominal subcutaneous fat, body weight, body mass index, body fat ratio and body fat mass. There were no significant differences in waist hip ratio, free fat mass or skeletal muscle mass. There were also significant increases of the subcutaneous temperature on $CV_{12}$, $ST_{25}(Rt)$, $ST_{25}(Lt)$. Conclusions : From the above results, electroacupuncture combined with magnetic acupuncture might be an effective treatment for abdominal obesity.

Development of Magnetized Ferromagnetic Stainless Steel Acupuncture Needle (강자성(强磁性) 스테인리스강(鋼) 자화침(磁化鍼)의 개발)

  • Hong, Do Hyun
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.31 no.2
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    • pp.21-30
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    • 2014
  • Objectives : Manufacturing and manipulation techniques of acupuncture can be interpreted as an induced electromagnetic viewpoint, as proposed in previous study. Considering from this point of view, the magnetization of needles should be essential to enhance the electromagnetic effects during the behavior of the acupuncture needling. Methods : The current disposable needles are made of non-magnetic stainless steels, so ferromagnetic materials were searched as suitable substitutes. Meanwhile, at the practical view, stainless steels are very available for the several superior properties like as corrosion resistance, strength, etc., magnetic stainless steels were first investigated. Some types of them still preserved the ferromagnetic properties of iron, so trial needles were made with them. And then magnetization of them were followed. Results : Among the hundreds types of stainless steels, martensitic or ferritic ones are ferromagnetic. The needles made with these ferromagnetic wires were magnetized, and polarized by magnetizer, and their magnetic properties were improved. Moreover, in addition to the superiority of the magnetism, the electrical and thermal conductivities of them were even better than those of the current austenitic stainless steels. Conclusions : Through the developmental study based on the electromagnetic viewpoint, the magnetized and polarized acupuncture needles were completed. This means that these needles having improved magnetism can be used to improve the electromagnetic needling effects, and moreover, their superiorities in the electrical and thermal conductivities can also give another benefits in treatments of electrical or warm needling.

An Analytical Comparison in Electoencephalography and Electrocardiography under Pulsed Magnetic Field and Acupuncture Stimulus on Acupoint PC9

  • Lee, Hyun Sook;Hwang, Do Guwn;Cha, Yun-Yeop
    • Journal of Magnetics
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.192-196
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    • 2013
  • We have investigated the changes of electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiography (ECG) under pulsed magnetic field (PMF) and acupuncture stimulus on acupoint PC9. In order to compare quantitatively the effect of PMF and acupuncture stimulus, the difference of alpha activities are calculated from EEG spectra, and the spectrum curves of ECG were analyzed in the frequency domain of heart rate variability (HRV). The increase of alpha activities after both stimuli could be explained that the impulse of stimulus on PC9 might pass through sensory nerve following meridian and approach the cerebral cortex, causing the central nervous system (CNS) to be activated for pacifying emotion and calming the mind. The decrease in sympathovagal activity of HRV after both stimuli indicates that parasympathetic nerves were activated and the sympathetic nerves were in constrained condition. These findings suggest that PMF could be patient-friendly alternative non-invasive medical treatment for influencing human physiology, in comparison with acupuncture inserting the needle and inducing nervous and anxious state to subject.