Ex) Article Title, Author, Keywords
Ex) Article Title, Author, Keywords
Editorial Letter| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 212 37
Abstract : Neurological symptoms such as pain and numbness from the cervical spine to the upper extremities are often diagnosed as cervical disc herniation, but there is also the possibility of quadrangular muscle syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. Patients with chronic upper extremity nerve symptoms, often complained of numbness, tingling, and paresthesia, was treated with Korean medicine treatment such as acupuncture treatment. Therefore, by applying the concept of expanded thoracic outlet syndrome, treatment and symptom improvement can be obtained, so I would like to suggest the necessity of expanding the concept of thoracic outlet syndrome.
Editorial Letter| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 164 35
Abstract : It is important to understand the movement disorders of the scapula in the treatment of cervical and upper extremity patients. The scapula and cervical vertebrae are connected by the Levator scapulae. Because of this connection, a problem in position such as inferior medial rotation of the scapula may cause structural problems that cause repeated soft tissue damage of the cervical spine. In treating cervical spine patients, it is important to understand the alignment and movement of the scapular bone to the patient, and to ask for improvement in muscle strength to maintain movement.
Original Article| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 175 32
추홍민1,2, 최재훈1,3, 채효청1,4, 이주현1,5, 유명석1,6,*
Abstract : Background: “Nine classical acupuncture” were specifically described in the first “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine”, which refers to the type of acupuncture, studies have been conducted on various forms and uses of acupuncture in these days. However, since there are no studies including historical books other than medical books, this study was conducted to find out the references to “Nine classical acupuncture” in classical literature including domestic historical books. Methods: Korean history books and medical books were respectively retrieved from the “Korean history database” of the national institute of Korean history and “Korean Medicine Classic database” of Korean institute of oriental medicine. We searched for the individual names of “Nine classical acupuncture” to organize references and use cases, and introduced cases of modern development of “Nine classical acupuncture” abroad, including China. Results: Five cases were searched in the Korean history database about “round-shaped needle” and “stiletto needle” and 49 cases were searched in the Korean Medicine Classic db, and all individual types of “nine classical acupuncture” except “round-pointed needle” were checked. According to the classical literature, it was confirmed that doctors’ diagnosis and prognosis were important in the use of acupuncture, and acupuncture was selected according to the disease and the patient’s condition. Conclusion: Acupuncture treatment from the past to the present era is a complex concept that encompasses the selection of tools, and it can be seen that acupuncture is recognized and used as a variety of tools subdivided according to diseases, not as a singe tool. Through this study, it is expected that it can be used as a basis for the use of ‘nine classical acupuncture’ and modern application.
Original Article| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 195 39
정민아1, 이정훈2, 강준혁3, 진승연4, 임광환5,*
Abstract : The purpose of this study is to report the characteristics of each type of tinnitus and treatment for somatic tinnitus. Tinnitus is representative disease at the korean medicine clinic. But, there is no standardized test and treatment for tinnitus. somatic tinnitus has not been studied much so far, but can be expected to be treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment. Therefore, we would like to review the anatomical structure of suboccipital region associated with somatic tinnitus.
Original Article| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 186 36
권유진1, 김경환1, 이도형1, 추홍민2, 박성준3,4, 김재효4,*
Abstract : Background: 陰陵泉 (SP9) is the acupoint of 足太陰脾經 (spleen meridian) located near the medial epicondyle of tibia. 陰陵泉 (SP9) is one of the representative acupuncture points widely used for various diseases. However, the intensive research has not yet been conducted on the method of neeling the 陰陵泉 (SP9). Objectives: The aim of this study is to provide the basic data for guiding the needling depth and direction at 陰陵泉 (SP9). Methods: Through the literature analysis, the location, needling method, clinical effect of 陰陵泉 (SP9) were extracted. Based on this, we investigated the representative clinical effect of the acupoints which can stimulate the same nerve structures of 陰陵泉 (SP9) from literature. Results: The femoral nerve showed relevance to urinary and digestive diseases. the saphenous nerve and obturator nerve had significant effects on the treatment of urinary diseases. The common peroneal nerve showed relevance to digestive diseases, whereas it showed little relevance to the genital diseases. On the other hand, tibial nerve showed relevance to urinary diseases and thermoregulation problem. Conclusion: We expect the effective treatment will be possible if the needling depth and direction are distinguished according to the purpose: shallow layer, deep layer, penetration toward 陽陵泉 (GB34).
Review Article| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 153 37
Abstract : Objectives: This study’s aim to introduce Chinese clinical studies which evaluated therapeutic effects of cervcical region or shoulder joint acupuncture treatement according to needling depths. Methods: We conducted a search using keywords, “Needling depth”, “Different needling dpeth” in CNKI on May 19, 2022. There was no limit placed on the publication period of the papers. Results: Three RCTs were selected. Two were study of shoulder joint and one is for cervical joint. According to included studies results, deep needling show more therapeutic effects than swallow needling. Conclusion: This study introduce Chinese literature that show deep needling is more effective in treating neck and shoulder disease. Further clinical studies will be need to accurate needling depths and angles.
Review Article| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 147 37
Abstract : Arthropathy of vertebral facet joints is considered an significant cause of low back pain (LBP). Although there is not much arthropathy in the facet joint intself, the treatment of the facet joints can be applied in almost all LBP and sciatica, such as acute LBP lumbago, chronic LBP backache, painful minor intervertebral dysfunction (PMID). Facet joint is a synovial joint and it is important for spinal motion segment. Joint capsule with subcapsular fat pad, fibro-adipose meniscoid also protect the joint, but if under long-term pressure such as a fixed posture, they deform firmly causing restrictions on the movement of the spinal motion segment. Therefore, the recovery of appropriate movement of the facet joints through the treatment improves the blood circulation around them, thereby improving the overall motion segment condition.
Case Report| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 133 30
김광호1,2, 이영웅1,2, 강선이1,2, 김철현1,2, 이상관1,2,*
Abstract : Objectives: The aim of this study is to analyze the change of gait pattern of stroke patient according to the improvement of the chief complaints. Methods: We conducted the gait analysis for 2 times to analyzed the change of gait parameters using FDM-T system (Zebris, Germany). Results: Both foot rotation was decreased, and velocity, cadence were increased. In paretic side, stance phase and double stance phase (%) were decreased. single limb support and Swing phase (%) were increased. These results were similar with hemiplegic patient’s improvement patterns. Conclusion: Gait analysis could be used as a good evaluation tool for tracking improvement in stroke patient’s gait pattern.
Case Report| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 157 37
Abstract : The aim of this study is to report the effect of acupuncture, Pharmacopuncture, Chuna Manual Therapy treatment at Posterior cervical muscles for patient with tinnitus. One patient with tinnitus was treated with acupuncture a week for about 3 months. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used to evaluate the effect of the treatment. The score of VAS wat improved from 10 to 1. Acupuncture, Pharmacopuncture, Chuna Manual Therapy treatment at Posterior cervical muscles is effective on tinnitus.
Case Report| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 175 39
이진혁*, 오민지, 김도경
Abstract : Objectives: The aim of this study is to make report the effect of Korean medical treatments on a Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The two female patients was suffered with BPPV. Methods: The patient was given treatment with Korean medicine therapy, including acupuncture, acupotomy and Chuna manual therapy. Treatment progress was assessed according to the degree of subjective improvement. Results: After treatment, significant improvements of BPPV symptoms were shown. Conclusion: This improvement might suggest the effectiveness of Korean medicine treatment on BPPV.
Case Report| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 148 33
강인혜1,2,*, 윤효정1,2, 정세훈1
Abstract : The aim of this study is to report the effect of Acupotomy, Bee- Venom Pharmacopuncture on tension headaches induced after taking Ephedra sinica herbal complex. Seven patients with tension headaches induced after taking Ephedra sinica herbal complex were treated with Bee-Venom Pharmacopuncture and Acupotomy a week for about 3 months. The Symptoms score was used to evaluate the effect of the treatment. The Symptoms score improved from 10 to 0-1 in all 7 patients. Using Acupotomy, Bee-Venom Pharmacopuncture teatment at Posterior cervical muscles is effective on tension headaches induced after taking Ephedra sinica herbal complex.
Case Report| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 145 38
Abstract : We report a case of left tinnitus treated by acupuncture, Chuna therapy and herbal decoction. This case is to report efficacy of Korean medicine treatment on tinnitus with aural fullness. A 52-year-old female who was suffered from left tinnitus with aural fullness and headache. For 6 weeks, the patient visited 4 times and was treated with acupuncture, chuna therapy and herbal decoction. Improvements of tinnitus, aural fullness and headache were measured by a numeric rating scale. After treatment, numeric rating scales of tinnitus were decreased from 8 to 4. NRS of aural fullness were decreased from 10 to 1 and headache were disappeared after 4 weeks treatment. This improvement might suggest Korean medicine complex treatment can be effective for patients who suffer cervicogenic tinnitus.
Case Report| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 147 34
이정훈1,*, 정미리2, 강우진1, 이홍규1
Abstract : We report three cases of unspecified dizziness treated by yanggumhwa pharmacopuncture. The purpose of this report is to show that using yanggumhwa pharmacopuncture is effective for symptom improvements in patients who diagnosed with unspecified dizziness. Case 1: A 65-year-old female who suffered unspecified dizziness, especially floating sense, nausea and tinnitus that lasted about 7 years. the patient was diagnosed with vestibular hypofunction and treated with medication but to no avail. Case 2: A 44-year-old male who suffered unspecified dizziness, especially spinning that lasted about 2 years after cervical spine surgery. Case 3: A 44-year-old female who suffered unspecified dizziness with nausea, orthostatic hypotension, Insomnia and spinning that lasted about 6 years. The three patients were treated with acupuncture and yanggumhwa pharmacopuncture on Yepung (TE17) and Chunggung (SI19). After treatment with yanggumhwa pharmacopuncture and acupuncture, VADL score decreased and The patient’s ability to carry out daily life increased. this improvement might suggest the feasibility of yanggumhwa pharmacopuncture and acupucture to improve dizziness, but It is only three cases, so much more research will be needed.
Case Report| 2022-06-30 2022-06-30 0 154 34
Abstract : The aim of this study was to report the effect of acupuncture treatment for patient with Parkinson’s Disease Tremor. One patient with Parkinson’s Disease Tremor was treated with acupuncture. The patient and she’s medical protector reported that the tremor had been relived significantly. Acupuncture treatment is effective on Parkinson’s Disease Tremor.