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  • Review Article | 2023-12-30

    김재석1, 권고은2, 김홍익3, 이주현4, 최성운5,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 115-120

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.115
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    Abstract : Background: The third lumbar transverse process syndrome refers to local tenderness and other symptoms accompanied by pain in the lower back, hips, and legs due to chronic damage to muscles, fascia, and other soft tissues attached to third lumbar transverse process. The third lumbar transverse process syndrome was proposed in acupotomology, and the third lumbar transverse process syndrome accounts for a large part of low back pain. We investigated the importance of third lumbar transverse process syndrome from view of biomechanical, anatomical physiology, and neurochemical. Methods: We searched and organized of literature on third lumbar process syndrome through pubmed, google scholar & CNKI. Results: The effects of acuptomy treatment were examined from three perspectives. From a biomechanics point of view, Acupotomy treatment relieves abnormal tension in soft tissues and stimulates recovery. From anatomical physiology point of view, acupotomy treatment into fascia can improve blood flow and normalize wrinkles and elasticity to restore the normal function of the fascia. From a neurochemistry point of view, acupotomy treatment reduces the high concentration of NO produced by iNOS and promotes the repair of soft tissue, also reduces chronic pain by lowering TNF-α and IL-1β serum levels. Conclusion: The finding of this paper will help to provide understanding of biomechanical, anatomical, and neurochemical perspectives of the third lumbar transverse process Syndrome and It’s significance.

  • Review Article | 2023-12-30

    추홍민1,2,a, 박성준1,3,a, 강경호1,4, 이주현1, 오지우5, 윤주원5, Quanyu Piao3, 김재효3,*, 이상훈6,7,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 121-130

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.121
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    Abstract : Background: Ultrasound-guided acupuncture has gained significance in diverse medical applications, particularly in enhancing the accuracy and safety of procedures. This technique has shown promising results in clinical effectiveness and safety compared to traditional methods. Methods: We conducted a comprehensive review of studies involving ultrasound-guided acupuncture, analyzing its accuracy and clinical impact. We explored various conditions, such as musculoskeletal pain syndromes, trigger finger, knee osteoarthritis, and more, to compare the efficacy of ultrasound-guided acupuncture against conventional techniques. Results: Ultrasound-guided acupuncture demonstrated enhanced accuracy in targeting specific anatomical structures, thereby improving the precision and effectiveness of the treatment. Studies highlighted its superiority in reducing complications and recurrence rates, particularly in conditions like trigger finger and knee osteoarthritis. Conclusion: The development and application of ultrasound technology in guiding acupuncture procedures offer a safer and more effective approach to clinical practice. As ultrasound technology continues to advance, its integration with acupuncture can further refine and standardize protocols, potentially influencing future research and establishing standardized guidelines for practice.

  • Review Article | 2023-12-30

    권현수1,a, 김지민1,a, 방민준1, 배재원1, 오병현1, 김홍익2, 정세훈3, 유명석4,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 131-143

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.131
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    Abstract : Introduction: The purpose of this study is to provide anatomical information of BL40 including applicable needling depth, bloodletting methods and related physiological effect. Methods: The contents about BL40 were extracted from literature. Then we investigated the clinical effect, needling feature (depth/angle/stimulation method) and the bloodletting methods of BL40, searching online databases like ‘RISS’, ‘Oasis’, ‘DBPIA’, ’Naver Academic information’, ‘National Research institute of Korea’, ‘Pubmed’, ‘Google scholar’ and ‘CNKI’ from 1990 to 2023. Results: According to the classic test, the needling depth of BL40 is 9.35-33.15 mm, that of previous research is 9.4 mm-23.4 mm. When acupuncture is applied at that level, stimulatable anatomical structures were deep popliteal fascia and tibial nerve. Conclusion: The remarkable effect of BL40 is originated from stimulation of deep popliteal fascia and tibial nerve. It is necessary for BL40 to be stimulated as 15.5 mm depth.

  • Review Article | 2023-12-30

    유승완1,a, 이원희1,a, 김수현1, 박세연1, 이은혜1, 허진석1, 김홍익2, 정세훈3, 추홍민4,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 144-153

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.144
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to provide the anatomical information and physiological effect of LR3 with its needling depth and retention time. Methods: We investigated the information of LR3 from literature and related research. Then we searched the clinical effect and needling depth, angle, retention time of LR3 from on-line databases like ‘DBPIA’, ‘KISS’, ‘OASIS’, ‘RISS’, PUBMED’ and ‘Google Scholar’ (2005-2023). Results: The needling depth of LR3 is 7-13 mm in the classic test, that of contemporary research is 10-20 mm. When stimulating LR3, the relative anatomical structures are dorsalis pedis artery and medial terminal branch of deep peroneal nerve. Conclusion: The effect of LR3 is originated from stimulation of deep peroneal nerve nearby dorsalis pedis artery. It activates the parasympathetic nerve through the induction of somatic autonomous reflex which leads to the effect of blood vessel expansion, intestinal movement activation, and blood sugar drop.

  • Original Article | 2023-12-30

    이주현1, 김재석2, 김홍익3, 최성운4,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 154-159

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.154
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this article is to propose the safe and effective protocol for ultrasound-guided acupotomy procedure. Ultrasound is very effective to increase the safety and accuracy of acupotomy. Out-of-plane approach has the advantage of being relatively less invasive and shorter procedure time compared to in-plane approach, so it is suitable for acupotomy. Therefore, we introduce the protocol of ultrasound-guided acupotomy with out-of-plane approach. Methods: The procedure method was introduced along with the ultrasound image by applying ultrasound-guided acupotomy on ultrasound phantom. Results: The finding of this paper will help to provide efficient ultrasound scan and treatment method for patients undergoing acupotomy. This is expected to lead to a safer and more effective approach to clinical decision-making and treatment regarding the use of ultrasound-guided acupotomy. Conclusion: The out-of-plane approach for ultrasound-guided acupotomy provides convenience and safety cpmpared to the in-plane approach.

  • Original Article | 2023-12-30

    강경호1,2,*, 추홍민1,3, 김범창1, 왕진삼1

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 160-164

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.160
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    Abstract : Background: This study introduces an approach to ultrasound guided acupotomy for foraminal stenosis, for enhanced precision. Methods: Anatomical and vascular considerations of spine were explored to identify suitable candidates based on foramen width and type of stenosis. The procedure involved ultrasound-guided acupotomy needling in the posterior superior and posterior inferior quarters, with safety measures. Results: Precise acupotomy needling in identified quarters proved effective, with careful attention to safety measures minimizing adverse events. Ultrasound guidance significantly enhanced accuracy throughout the procedure. Conclusion: This research advocates for the adoption of ultrasound-guided acupotomy in foraminal stenosis cases. By integrating anatomical insights, vascular considerations, and advanced imaging techniques, this approach offers a safe and effective alternative in the management of spinal stenosis, paving the way for further exploration in non-surgical interventions.

  • Original Article | 2023-12-30

    최나영1, 윤주희1, 한다윤1, 이대원1, 채효청2,*, 오기창3, 우종원4

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 165-180

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.165
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    Abstract : Objectives: The purpose of this study is to provide anatomical information, as well as applicable needling methods and related physiological effects of GB30. Methods: Through the literature analysis, the location, needling method, clinical effect of GB30 were extracted. Based on this information, we investigated the stimulable structures and their therapeutic effects related with GB30 from literature. Results: Connecting the anatomical structures that can be stimulated by needling at GB30 with the clinical effects of GB30, the following can be observed: the inferior gluteal nerve and gluteus maximus, sciatic nerve, piriformis muscle, and gemelli-obturator complex, were associated with symptoms in the waist and lower extremity regions. The quadratus femoris muscle, pudendal nerve, and posterior femoral cutaneous nerve were related to sacroiliac pain. Conclusion: This study has provided insights into the depth and direction of needling at GB30, along with the anatomical structures that can be stimulated as a result, and their corresponding therapeutic effects.

  • Original Article | 2023-12-30

    박성준1,2,a, 공나현3,a, 이수민3, 신진영3, 강경호1, 김재효2,*, 추홍민3,4,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 181-186

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.181
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    Abstract : Background: TE16, an acupuncture point near the second cervical vertebra’s spinous process (C2), signifies the 16th point on the Triple Energizer Meridian. ‘Celestial’ (天) denotes its upper body placement, while ‘pivot’ (牖) metaphorically describes a window for ventilation and light. Positioned at the back of the neck, aligned with the mandible’s angle, TE16 aligns with TE17 in the front and SI16 at the posterior shield-shaped cartilage’s height. Traditional Chinese Medicine literature associates these points with opening and connecting the “five senses” or facial orifices. Methods: Our study systematically reviewed anatomical and physiological aspects related to TE16, exploring both Korean and international databases. We included various study types, emphasizing anatomical structure or physiological mechanisms associated with TE16. Results: Of 250 studies, eight were selected, predominantly from China (eight), Taiwan (one), and Korea (one). The research focused on anatomical structure, with one study examining depth and another highlighting physiological mechanisms. Conclusion: The review disclosed TE16’s anatomical connection with the sternocleidomastoid muscle, its potential involvement in conditions like sudden deafness, and explored physiological mechanisms. Our findings endorse TE16’s use in clinical practice, emphasizing precise acupuncture depth and method while considering safety measures during needling. Integrating imaging technologies like ultrasound may enhance our understanding of TE16’s anatomical structures.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

    손덕칭1,a,*, 김홍익2,a, 정세훈3,a

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 187-194

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.187
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this report is to report the effect of Acupotomy on idiopathic acute myelitis. Methods: A 63 year-old female patient was diagnosed with idiopathic acute myelitis and complained of Paraplegia, low limb sensory alterations, and urinary retention and loss of bowel control. This patient received acupotomy treatment on the L4-L5 internal intervertebral foramen and BL-31, BL-32 and gluteus maximus, biceps femoris. Results: After twelve sessions of acupotomy treatment, the patient’s Lower Extremity Motor score and total sensory Score of ASIA was improved from total score of 26, 192 each to 40, 208 and the patient achieved independent slow ambulation for a 30 minutes, also there was mild recovery observed in pin prick and light touch sensory testing in the S4-5 region. Conclusion: This study suggests that acupotomy treatment may be effective in alleviating limb weakness, paraplegia, low limb sensory alterations, and other symptoms of acute myelitis.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

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    Abstract : Background: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is a term that means a clinical entity which occurred after a single or more spinal surgery. Objectives: The aim of this study is to make report the effect of acupotomy treatment of FBSS. Methods: The patient with FBSS was given treatment with acupotomy. The effect of treatment was assessed by Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). Results: The NRS decreased from 10 to 2 after 6 sessions of acupotomy treatments. Conclusion: This report suggest that acupotomy treatment could be effective in FBSS.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

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    Abstract : Background: The purpose of the study is to report the effectiveness of acupotomy on lingering frontal and lateral shoulder pain. Supraclavicular nerve entrapment is one of the representative diseases at the clinic, but there was no report in Korea and there were only a few of reports in western medicine. Methods: Two patients with persisting frontal and lateral shoulder pain was treated with acupotomy. The treatment effect was evaluated using the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). Results: The NRS score of a patient improved from 7 to 2, and another patient improved from 9 to 1.5. Conclusion: Acupotomy could be effective on Supraclavicular nerve entrapment.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

    유명석1,*, 채효청2

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(2): 208-211

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.2.208
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    Abstract : Objects: The aim of this study is to report the case of a patient with plantar corn who showed improvement with acupotomy treatment. Methods: A 61-year-old patient with plantar corn received acupotomy and pharmacopuncture once a week over a four-month period. Improvement was assessed by a numerical rating scale (NRS) and visual observation by the examiner. Results: The score of NRS was improved from 7 to 0. The plantar corn has been removed. Conclusion: The plantar corn have been removed after treatment. The patient’s discomfort NRS decreased from 7 to 0. These improvements suggest that the acupotomy may be effective for Plantar Corn.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to report the effect of acupotomy for medial meniscus tear. Methods: The patient was given treatment with korean medicine therapy, including acupotomy and herbal therapy. The effect of treatment was assessed by range of motion (ROM) of knee joint. Results: As a result of 49 acupotomy treatments from July. 30. 2022 to November. 10. 2023, extension and flexion of knee joint improved and pain of knee joint decreased. Conclusion: This report suggests that acupotomy could be effectiqkve in medial meniscus tear.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

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    Abstract : The aim of this study is to report the effectiveness of Combined Korean Medicine Treatments, including Snake Venom Pharmacupuncture for Herpes zoster patients. Two patients with Herpes zoster were treated with Combined Korean Medicine Treatments for two weeks. These treatments included Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture, Snake Venom Pharmacupuncture and Herbal medicine. The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) assessment was used to evaluate the condition of patients with Herpes Zoster. The VAS score began to decrease when the Combined Korean Medicine Treatment started. And all the pain disappeared after the treatment was completed. We have confirmed that Combined Korean Medicine treatment, including Snake Venom Pharmacupuncture could be a good treatment for patients suffering from Herpes Zoster.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to report the effect of Acupotomy and combined korean medicine treatment on post-concussion syndrome. Methods: A 40-year-old patient with post-concussion syndrome was treated with Korean medicine treatment including acupotomy twice a week for four months. Treatment progress was assessed using Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire (RPQ). Results: The score of RPQ-3 was decreased from 12 to 4 and the score of RPQ-13 was decreased from 45 to 18. Conclusion: This improvement suggest the effectiveness of Acupotomy and Korean medicine on post-concussion syndrome.

  • Case Report | 2023-12-30

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    Abstract : Objectives: The aim of this study is to report a case of a patient with both shoulder pain and pruritus occurred after an electric shock and falling accident. Methods: The patient received Acupotomy treatment and other Korean Medicine treatments. The effect of treatment was assessed by Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and Neck Disability Index (NDI). Results: The NRS decreased from 8 to 2 and the NDI decreased from 32 to 2 after treatments. Conclusion: This report suggests that acupotomy and other Korean medicinal interventions could be effective in treating nerve injuries caused by electrical and mechanical damage.

  • Original Article | 2023-06-30

    강경호1,*, 오기창2, 김재효3, 추홍민4

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 1-6

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.1
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this article is to propose the safe and effective protocol for ultrasound- guided acupotomy procedure at ligamentum flavum. Deep needling at the ligament flavum can cause side effects such as leakage of cerebrospinal fluid or hematoma, or exacerbation of the patient’s symptoms, which are difficult to respond to in primary medical institutions. In this regard, the need to present a safer and more accurate method of needling at ligamentum flavum is enhanced. Methods: While treating 12 patients aged 60-80 years, the method of needling the shortest length with identifing the tip of acupuncture on the image was studied. An ultrasound machine was used with GE LOGIQ P9 XDclear and C1-6D Single Crystal Convex Probe. The initial study used a SMC 0.40×60 mm needle. After the operation became proficient with the needle, MAANSHAN BOND MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS CO. LTD. GB 60×60 acupotomy was used. Results: A safe procedure method and a manual for education methods were proposed. Conclusion: Because of the long axis entry, the procedure can be performed without missing the full length and tip of the acupuncture on image. It can be performed with small invasion compared to previous in-plane studies performed by laying down the angle.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Background: Adhesion after Liposuction can occur due to injuries to muscles and fascia, leading to skin adhesions, contracted fibrosis. In such cases, adhesions and fibrosis can be removed using Acupotomy. However, in the abdomen, there is a risk of damaging organs as the thickness of the muscle layer varies between individuals. Methods: The surgical site and areas of complaint are observed in patients who complain of postoperative symptoms and pain-inducing movements. Ultrasound scans are used to confirm that the tissue suspected of causing problems is located 2-2.5 cm below the area where the patient reports pain, and Acupotomy are then used on the tissue. Results: The ultrasound-guided Acupotomy treatment was continued, resulting in a decrease in NRS to 3, and the patient’s discomfort in daily life was significantly reduced. Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided Acupotomy is effective for postoperative adhesion after abdominal etching. For patients with postoperative adhesion in the abdomen, there is a need for ultrasound guidance to consider anatomical characteristics.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Introduction: Internal Orifices of Intervertebral Foramen (Naegu) are important acupoints of acupotomy for lumbar spine diseases. It was used in adhesiolysis of hardened myofascial meridian. Previously, most of the acupotomy studies for lumbar disc herniation were complex treatments, but this study introduces a treatment case using Naeguacupotomy alone. Background: The aim of this study is to make report the effect of treatment with Naeguacupotomy at lumbar disc herniation. A 70 years old man was suffered the lumbar and pelvic pain from 2018 to 2021. Methods: The patient was given treatment with only Naeguacupotomy on the between L2 and L3 spine, L5 and S1 spine region (Internal Orifices of Intervertebral Foramen of L2-L3 and L5-S1). The patient’s response was measured using the NRS Scale and K-ODI. Results: After 4th treatment the NRS of the lumbar pain was reduced from 8 to 7 and KODI was reduced from 27 to 24, after 10th treatment the NRS was reduced to 4 and K-ODI reduced to 15, after 20th treatment the NRS was reduced to 3 and K-ODI reduced to 6. Conclusion: These results suggest that treatment with only Naeguacupotomy on the lumbar disc herniation, is useful for treating the chronic lumbar and pelvic pain, also corrects the scoliosis of the spine.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to make report the effect of acupotomy and combined korean medicine on the sudden hearing loss. Methods: The patients was given treatment with Korean medicine therapy, including acupotomy, acupuncture, chuna manual therapy and herbal therapy. Treatment progress was assessed by Pure Tone Audiometry, Speech Reception Thresholds, Minimal masking level, AP view X-ray of cervical spine. Results: After 10 times of treatments, Significant improvements of hearing and alignment of cervical spine. Conclusion: This improvement might suggest the effectiveness of Acupotomy and combined korean medicine on sudden hearing loss.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

    손덕칭1,*, 오기창2, 김경찬3

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 30-34

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.30
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this report is to report the effect of Acupotomy on Oculomotor Nerve Palsy. Methods: A 78-year-old male patient was diagnosed with Oculomotor Nerve Palsy and complained of Diplopia, right eye movement disorder. This patient received acupuncture treatment on the anterior border of posterior tubercle of cervical transverse process, upper border of right zygomatic arch, right Jingming acupoint (BL1). Results: As a result of 20 acupotomy treatments from November 14 to February 20, adduction in the right eye completely improved, and the diplopia which occurred when looking to the left also disappeared. Conclusion: This study suggests that acupotomy treatment may be effective in eye movement disorder caused by oculomoter nerve palsy and diplopia.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Background: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway, and many asthma patients rely on regular use of inhaled medications to temporarily control their symptoms, causing significant burden for patients. Acupotomy treatment has been applied to asthma in clinical practice. However, there have been no reported studies on its effectiveness. Therefore, we report the outcomes obtained by applying acupotomy to an asthma patient. Objective: The aim of this study is to make report the effect of acupotomy for bronchial asthma. Methods: The patient was given treatment with Korean medicine therapy, including acupotomy and herbal therapy. The effect of treatment was assessed by NRS and frequency of inhaled steroid use. Results: NRS was decreased from 10 to 4 after only 2 sessions of acupotomy treatment. The inhaled steroids were immediately discontinued after the initial treatment without subsequent use. Conclusion: This report suggests that acupotomy could be effective in improving cough symptom of bronchial asthma and following cough symptoms.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to report the case of a patient with chronic atopic dermatitis of the face who improved with combined Korean medicine mainly treated on Yang-geum-hwa Pharmacopuncture. Methods: A 42-year-old patient with chronic atopic dermatitis received acupuncture and pharmacopuncture once a week and herbal treatments over a three-month period. Improvement was assessed by a Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and visual observation by the examiner. Results: The score of NRS was improved from 8 to 0. Redness with heat and pain in the area improved. Conclusion: Redness with heat, dryness, pruritus, and pain all improved significantly after treatment. These improvements suggest that the combined treatment of acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, and herbal medicine can be effective for chronic atopic dermatitis.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

    강준혁1,*, 김시진1, 김홍익2, 정세훈3

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 44-48

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.44
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to report the effect of Acupotomy and intranasal bloodletting therapy on tinnitus and aural fullness. Methods: A 60-year-old patient with tinnitus was treated with acupotomy and intrasasal bloodletting therapy twice a week. Treatment progress was assessed using Numeral Rating Scale (NRS) and Automated Micro Audiometer Pure-Tone Audiometry (AMA-PTA). Results: The score of NRS was improved from 8 to 2 and the results of the hearing test was also improved. Conclusion: Both tinnitus and hearing loss improved markedly after treatment. Tinnitus NRS was decreased from 8 to 2. Hearing test improved in 250-8,000 Hz. This improvement might suggest Acupotomy and intranasal bloodletting therapy can be effective for tinnitus and hearing loss.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Background: The purpose of this study is to report on four cases of patients who were diagnosed with tinnitus and treated with acupuncture and acupotomy. Methods: We analyzed the cases of four patients who were treated with acupuncture and acupotomy. The acupuncture and acupotomy points used were the sub-occipital muscles, cervical spine, thoracic spine, and TE-17 (Yifeng), in addition to other medical treatments. The patients’ medical improvement was evaluated through pure tone audiometry, broad band noise testing, and patient self-reports. Results: Peripheral tinnitus was improved with the use of acupuncture, acupotomy, and other medical treatments that targeted the sub-occipital muscles, cervical spine, thoracic spine, and nerves involved in the ear, such as the vagus nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve, facial nerve (chorda tympani nerve, geniculate ganglion), trigeminal nerve, sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), superior cervical ganglion, and auditory nerve. Specifically, the broad band noise experienced by the patients decreased, and the patients showed improvement on the four-divided method and six-band test of pure tone audiometry. Lastly, the subjective statements of patients about their tinnitus improved. Conclusion: Acupuncture, acupotomy, and other medical treatments can be effective strategies for the treatment of tinnitus.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

    손덕칭1,*, 김홍익2, 오기창3

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 57-64

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.57
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this report is to report the effect of Acupotomy on Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Methods: A 38-year-old male patient was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome and complained of facial paralysis, weakness in the legs, pain in the back of the neck, headaches, and dizziness. This patient received acupotomy treatment on the suboccipital muscles and T5 spinous process inferior part. Results: After five sessions of acupotomy treatment from March 10th to April 3rd, the patient’s facial paralysis improved to the point where there was no problem with facial expressions. The Y-score also improved from a total score of 20 to 40. In addition, the MMT index for weakness in the legs improved from 4 to 5, and the patient’s other symptoms also improved. The NRS for headaches and other symptoms decreased from 8 to 3, remaining only mild. Conclusion: This study suggests that acupotomy treatment may be effective in alleviating limb weakness, facial paralysis, headaches, and other pains in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

    강준혁1,*, 김시진1, 정세훈2, 김홍익3

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 65-70

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.65
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to report the effect of Acupotomy, intranasal bloodletting therapy and herbal medicine on otalgia patient. Methods: One patient with otalgia was treated with Korean medicine therapy, including the Acupotomy, intranasal bloodletting therapy and herbal medicine twice week. Thermography, Ear endoscope, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were used to evaluate the effect of the treatment. Results: The pain disappeared after treatment. The redness of the eardrum on the Ear endoscope was improved, and blood circulation in the face was also improved on the Thermograpy. Also, the score of VAS was improved from 10 to 0. Conclusion: This improvement suggests that Korean medicine therapy can be a new alternative to otalgia treatment.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

    위인전1,*, 이승훈1, 김홍익2, 정세훈3

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 71-96

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.71
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    Abstract : Background: Bell’s palsy, an acute unilateral facial paralysis, is frequently treated with acupuncture in many countries. Bell’s palsy is easy to recur, and it is important to receive appropriate treatment quickly to give the dramatic effect of facial paralysis on a patient’s appearance, quality of life, and psychological well-being and to decrease the likelihood of incomplete recovery. Methods: We report two cases of facial nerve palsy treated by Electro-acupuncture on the affected side of the face using the points based on the RSN acupuncture method and by cupping therapy. Results: The clinical outcomes were assessed using the House-Brackmann Grading Scales (HBGS) before and after the treatment. In Case 1, a 44- year-old female with left facial palsy was treated for four weeks. HBGS VI before the treatment has improved to HBGS I after five treatments with Electro-acupuncture and cupping therapy. In Case 2, a 43-year-old female with right facial palsy was treated for three weeks. HBGS V before the treatment has improved to HBGS I after five treatments with Electro-acupuncture and cupping therapy. Conclusion: This study found that the RSN acupuncture method effectively improves Bell’s palsy during the progress phase. Electro-acupuncture and cupping therapy can be a safe and effective method to treat Bell’s palsy.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

    구원모1, 이주현2, 유명석1,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 97-102

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.97
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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to report the improved case with acupotomy and acupuncture treatment on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Methods: One patient with mild cognitive impairment was treated with acupotomy and acupuncture. Mini-Mental State Examination-Korean (MMSE-K) and Subject Memory Complaints Questionnaire (SMCQ) were used to evaluate the effect of the treatment. Results: In the case, MMSE-K score maintainted over 23 during treatment and SMCQ score was declined from 11 to 5 after 2 acupotomy treatments and 3 acupuncture treatments. Conclusion: These results suggest acupotomy and acupuncture treatment can be effective for mild cognitive impairment patients on not only preventing conversion to dementia but also improving memory complaints.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Background: The aim of this study is to report the effect of acupuncture treatment and pharmacopuncture treatment for Temporomendibular Disorder (TMD). Methods: The acupuncture points used in this treatment include not only tenderness points of the jaw joint ligament, the attachment area of masticatory muscle and temporal muscle, but also the points of the mandible branch of the trigeminal nerve that controls masticatory muscle on the facial area. In addition the points where great auricular nerve and lesser occipital nerve pass and the posterior tubercles of transverse process of the cervical vertebra no. 1, no. 2 and no.3 were used for acupuncture treatments. Transverse process of the cervical vertebra no. 1, no. 2 and no. 3 are the exit points of trigeminal nerve, great auricular nerve and lesser occipital nerve. Results: A female patient with one temporomandibular joint disorder has been treated for the past six months and has shown almost full functional recovery of the left jaw joint. Conclusion: Acupuncture and Pharmacopuncture treatment can be a good choice for TMD. Further research is needed to prove the link between these three nerves and TMD.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

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    Abstract : Background: The purpose of this study is to report the effect of Jinsa-myohyang-san on a post COVID-19 vaccine chest pain and arrhythmia. This is a case report about a female patient in 30th with palpitation and chest pain treated with herbal medicine. Methods: The patient was treated by herbal medicine, Jinsa-myohyang-san. The improvement of the patient’s chest pain was judged based on the NRS and frequency of symptoms. Results: After one month of taking JSMHS, the patient reported the disappearance of chest pain and palpitation symptoms. The patient has also returned to their daily routine, leading to an improvement in anxiety related to symptom recurrence. Conclusion: This case report shows that JSMHS has effects on a palpitation and various chest pain syndrome due to the COVID 19 vaccination adverse events. Further clinical trial is needed.

  • Case Report | 2023-06-30

    홍현준1, 정명석2, 주성수2,3, 추홍민4,*

    Journal of Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology 2023; 7(1): 112-114

    https://doi.org/10.54461/JAcupotomy.2023.7.1.112
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    Abstract : Background: The purpose of this study is to report on patients who showed improvement in liver function test results following the administration of Injinoryeong-san. Methods: A woman visited seeking herbal medicine prescription for symptoms of numbness in her hands and feet. Abnormal elevation of ALT and AST was observed in the blood test conducted before prescribing herbal medicine, so I administered IJORS. Results: After two weeks of taking IJORS, the patient’s liver function test (LFT) returned to normal, and additional improvements were observed in symptoms such as indigestion and fatigue. Conclusion: LFTs are helpful in assessing the patient’s liver function before prescribing herbal medicine. IJORS can be prescribed for patients with abnormal high LFTs.

Korean Medical Society of Acupotomology

Vol.7 No.2

December 2023

pISSN 2982-9976
eISSN 2983-0273

Frequency: Semiannual

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대한침도의학회지는 치료 의학으로서 새로운 한의학의 시작을 알립니다. 우리는 전일적인 관점에서 장부의 허실과인체 기혈운행의 원활함을 파악하고 허한 곳을 보하고 실한 곳은 사하여 건강상태를 유지한다는 기존 한의학의 기본적인 전제를 존중하며 모든 치료에 있어서 이러한 관점을 확고하게 유지할 것입니다. 나아가 서양의학의 발전된 해부생리학적 이론을 도입하여 국소적 질환의 실체를 명확하게 파악하여 정침요법, 침도요법, 약침요법, 화침요법은 질침요법 등 다양한 침구치료법 중 해당질환에 가장 적합한 침구 치료법을 이용하여 손쉽고도 탁월하게 질환을 치료하는 신시대를 열어갈 것입니다. 식체나 감기 같은 가벼운 질환에서부터 투통, 어지럼증, 경추요추 디스크 만성골반동통증후군, 슬통 등의 만성적이 질환과 퇴행성류마티스성관절염, 강직성 척추염과 같은 난치성 질환, 그리고 이비인후과, 부인과, 내과, 비뇨기과 등 인체가 겪을 수 있는 다양한 질환에 대하여 새로운 한의학적 치료법을 연구하고 제시하여 나갈 것입니다. +More