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A Study on International Exchange of Traditional Herb Medicine (전통 약물의 국제 교류에 관한 소고(小考))

  • Cho, Sunyoung;Kim, Jiyeon;Kang, Yeonseok
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.123-134
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    • 2013
  • Traditional medicine has been exchanged constantly from prehistoric times up to the present. As the global market trade on traditional medicine increases, people now emphasized the importance of traditional medicine. Previously, knowledge about herbal medicines are taught or learned indirectly. Most of it was learned through medical books. But in these contemporary times, herbal medicine's knowledge is shared through journals, congress and some other events in where traditional medicine's information are shared. In the international congress gathering; traditional medicine's experts from many countries shared some additional knowledge. First, "an attitude to medicine that emphasizes on Naturalism". Second, "respect for experienced in traditional medicine". Third, "respect for locality on traditional medicine". Fourth, "a protection for domestic traditional medicine industry" Fifth, "acceptance of traditional medicine from other countries according to domestic health care system".

A Survey of the Status of Management and Prices of Herbal Medicines: Traditional Korean Medicine Institutions (한방의료기관의 한약 관리 및 가격 현황에 대한 연구)

  • Huang, Dae-Sun;Shin, Hyeun-Kyoo
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.32 no.5
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    • pp.90-99
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    • 2011
  • Objectives: Comparison of the status of herbal medicine management carried out by traditional Korean medicine hospitals and clinics, and changes in the prices of the herbal medicines offered by them. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted for 126 traditional Korean medicine hospitals and 4,200 traditional Korean medicine clinics. Questionnaire sheets were dispatched to them by mail in 2008. Rate of response: 57 hospitals (45.2%) and 465 clinics (11.0%) Results: 1. Concerning the herbal medicines kept by them, the hospitals and the clinics kept 295 and 147 kinds of medicine, respectively, on average. As for their monthly expenditure on the purchase of herbal medicines, the hospitals spent an average of KRW 28.38 million while the clinics spent an average of KRW 1.64 million. 2. The average monthly expenditure of the clinics on the purchase of herbal medicines decreased by 32% from 2006, which can be interpreted as a reduction of their business. 3. The prices of herbal medicines for disease treatment ranged from KRW 140,000~190,000 per jae(dosage form) in the hospitals compared to KRW 140,000~168,000 in the clinics. 4. Compared to 1994, the prices of herbal medicines used for disease treatment have risen, whereas the prices of herbal medicines used as tonics have decreased. Conclusions: There are no conspicuous differences between the hospitals and the clinics in terms of the prices charged for herbal medicines, regardless of whether they are used to treat diseases or prescribed as tonics.

A Survey on the Status of Employees of Traditional Korean Medicine Hospitals

  • Bak, Yo-Han;Huang, Dae-Sun;Shin, Hyeun-Kyoo
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.33 no.2
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    • pp.56-63
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    • 2012
  • Objectives: To undertake manpower-related improvements based on a comparison between specialists in the traditional Korean medicine hospitals(TKMH) and their counterparts in Western medicine Methods: A survey of the TKMH based on questionnaire sheets dispatched to them by mail(57 of 142 responded) in the June December, 2008 period, and on almanac statistics provided by the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs of Korean Government. Results: Overall, the workforce engaged in the traditional Korean medicine hospitals comprises traditional Korean medical doctors(28%), nurses(23%), administrative staffs(19%), assistant nurses(9%), medical record keepers(2%), nutritionists(2%), herbal pharmacists(1%), and others(16%). Each hospital has 16.5 traditional Korean medical doctors on average, which can be broken down into 6.2 specialists, 1.3 generalists, and 9.3 residents/interns. Only 10.7% of whole of traditional Korean medical doctors work in the hospitals, compared to 54.5% of Western medicine doctors. The ratio of traditional Korean medical doctors to the entirety of employees in the TKMH is 2.5 times higher than their Western medicine counterparts, while the ratio of medical technicians to the entire employees in the TKMH is 20 times lower than in the Western medicine counterparts. Conclusions: To provide more qualified medical service in the TKMH, they will be required to increase the proportion of non medical doctor employees, like Western medicine counterparts.

The Effect of Traditional Oriental Herbal Medicine for Anorexia in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review (한약 치료가 암 환자의 식욕부진에 미치는 영향: 체계적 문헌고찰)

  • Lee, Joon-Ho;Bae, Kyeore;Yoo, Hwa-Seung
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.38 no.1
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    • pp.8-20
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    • 2017
  • Objectives: Traditional oriental herbal medicine is used in cancer care to alleviate symptoms. Anorexia is a symptom which is frequently observed in patients with cancer and impairs their quality of life. The objective of this systematic review is to summarize current available evidence to evaluate the effect of traditional oriental herbal medicine on anorexia in cancer patients. Methods: The review evaluated randomized controlled trials (RCTs) measuring the effect of any types of herbal medicine on anorexia in cancer patients within 4 electronic databases and manual search up to December 2015. The Cochrane risk of bias tool (ROB) was used to assess the quality of RCTs. Results: In total, 11 RCTs met the inclusion criteria. All of the studies reported the rate or severity of anorexia improved after treatment in herbal-conventional medicine combined group compared to conventional medicine group. 7 of 11 studies showed between-group statistical differences. The methodological quality of RCTs was insufficient with unclear and high ROB. Conclusions: Traditional oriental herbal medicine may have a potential to improve anorexia in patients with cancer. To confirm the clinical recommendation, further researches with rigorous study design are required to support the effects of herbal medicine.

A Elementary Study on Protect Intellectual Property of Herbal Medicines (한약제제의 권리보호에 대한 초보적인 고찰)

  • Kim, Yun-Kyung;Ahn, Sang-Woo;Kim, Hong-Jun;Choi, Hwan-Soo
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.81-95
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    • 2004
  • The discussion of intellectual property protection with TK, GR in WIPO begin Herbal medicines get a important basis in a development of modern new medicine. For the protection of intellectual property, we set up this study. For the protection of intellectual property with herbal medicines, We analyze as follows. First, we analyze the specific theory and character of traditional herbal medicines. Second, we analyze the existing system on protecting them in Korea. The intellectual property protection with herbal medicines must maintain the specific character of that. We must select the basic traditional herbal medicines. The next, we must protect from intellectual property on add and subtract, combine, create of the traditional herbal medicines. In order that we must construct database on the Herbal medicines.

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Herbal Medicine Treatment of Tic Disorder in Traditional Chinese Medicine : A Review Study (틱장애에 대한 한약 대조군 연구의 최근 동향;2007년 중국 임상 논문에서)

  • Kang, Mun-Su;Cho, Yi-Hyun;Kim, Lak-Hyung
    • Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.141-149
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    • 2008
  • Objective : This study was designed to analyze the herbal medicine case-control studies of tic disorder in traditional chinese medicine. Method : For this study, we searched the studies on tic disorder, which had been published 2007, through web-site CNKI(中國知識基魔設施工程) http://www.cnki.net). There were 15 herbal medicine case-control studies and we focused on those studies. Results: 1. DSM-IV(7 studies), CCMD(5 studies) and ICD-10(3 studies) were frequently used in the diagnosis of tic disorder. 2. Paeonia radix alba, Uncariae ramulus et uncus and Glycyrrhizae radix were frequently used in treatment. Moreover Scorpio, Gastrodiae rhizoma, Pinelliae rhizoma and so on were used. 3. Treatment results were assessed by improvement of symptom, YGTSS and so on. 4. Herbal medicine treatment was more effective than western medicine treatment in most studies, and side effects of herbal medicine were far less than those of western medicine. Conclusion : There have been reported many herbal medicine treatment studies of tic disorder in traditional chinese medicine. We believe that these studies can be applied to the clinical practices in Korean medicine.

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Analysis of Patent Information for the Development of Korea Traditional Herbal Formulation for Acne and that of Functional Cosmetics (여드름 치료 한약 처방과 기능성 화장품의 개발을 위한 특허 자료 분석 연구)

  • Kim, Dong-Il;Kim, Su-Hyun;Ahn, In-Suk;Choi, Min-Sun
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.27 no.3
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    • pp.104-115
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    • 2014
  • Objectives: As treating acne is difficult and demands of cosmetic are increasing, the development of new Korea traditional herbal formulation and functional cosmetics of acne is required. The aim of this study is the discovery and composition for the development of new Korea traditional herbal formulation and functional cosmetics of acne. Methods: Searched patent informations related to herbal cosmetics published in 1996~2014, we extracted the patent information and analysis component about effecting of anti-inflammatory and anti-acne. Results: Out of 759 patent informations we searched, 72 those about effecting anti-inflammatory and anti-acne were selected. Also, 159 components of 72 patent informations were reclassified by frequency and characteristic. Conclusions: We expect the effect and safety of new traditional herbal formulation which is composed of high frequency herb in patent informations related to herbal cosmetics.

A Case of Cold Medicine-Induced Hepatitis Treated with Herbal Medicine

  • Son, Chang-Gue
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.32 no.6
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    • pp.112-116
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    • 2011
  • Objectives: To inform the clinical features of drug-induced liver injury (DILI), and study traditional Korean medicine (TKM)-based strategies or therapeutics. Methods: A female patient with hepatitis after long term use of medication for cold symptoms was treated with Oriental therapies, after which the clinical outcome was evaluated by serum biochemical parameters and ultrasonography. Results: Clinical and biochemical levels were fluctuating during administration of cold medicine, but the patient completely recovered her health with herbal medicines. Conclusion: This case report would provide information about a typical DILI by western medicine followed by treatment with traditional Korean medicine.

Evidence-based herbal medicine in efficacy and safety assessments

  • Park, Jin-Han
    • Advances in Traditional Medicine
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.103-110
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    • 2008
  • Herbal medicine is the use of medicinal plants for prevention and treatment of diseases: it ranges from traditional and popular medicines of every country to the use of standardized and tritated herbal extracts. Generally cultural rootedness enduring and widespread use in a traditional medical system may indicate safety, but also efficacy of treatments, especially in herbal medicine where tradition is almost completely based on remedies containing active principles at very low and ultra low concentrations or relying on magical-energetic principles. The efficacy and safety assessments of medicines, whether modern or herbal, invariably encounter challenges or problems during the course of pre-clinical and clinical research. Some of the challenges in evidence-based herbal medicinal research are unique, and the researcher must be cognizant of them in order to safeguard the quality of the data obtained. Key challenges are: the quality of raw materials; appropriateness of biological/pharmacological activity assessment methodology, and data interpretation; standardization methodology; pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of active constituents and metabolites; clinical dosage formulation/production; and clinical study designs and outcome measures.

Varied Flavonoid Contents of Citri Unshii Pericarpium Extracted from Several Traditional Herbal Prescriptions (진피의 복합처방에 따른 유효성분 추출율의 변화)

  • Kim Jin-Ju;Cho Sung-One;Lee Ho Young;Ha Hye-kyung;Oh Ju-hee;Yang In-cheol;Choi Hwan-Soo;Lee Je-Hyun
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.195-200
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    • 2005
  • Objecitves: Peel of Citrus unshiu (Rutaceae) has been used in traditional herbal prescriptions. Hesperidin and naringin contents of Citri Unshii Pericarpium were determined and compared to herbal prescriptions. Then, the different extractions from prescriptions are explained with traditional herbal theories. Methods: The herb and herbal prescriptions were extracted in boiled water. A quantitative analysis was made of hesperidin and naringin using HPLC with-reversed-phase CIS column and a UV detector at 204nm. Elution was carried out at 1.0ml/min with $38\%$ methanol. Results and Conclusions: The extract of Citri Unshii Pericarpium for 180 min was the better method for extracting naringin and hesperidin. The flavonoid contents in remedies are different among several traditional herbal prescriptions. The reason for the difference can be explained with traditional drug interaction theories.

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