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2014, Vol.26, No.2

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    The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Anger according to Sasang Constitution

    Bea hyo sang , Seoyeon Park , Jun-Young, Jeong and 1 other persons | 2014, 26(2) | pp.133~145 | number of Cited : 4
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    ObjectivesIn this study, we tried to examine that Sasang Constitutional differences affect the direction of the treatment of anger by comparing the effect of mindfulness meditation for anger scale in accordance with the difference of the constitution. MethodsWe analysed 105 college student’s Constitution by Questionnaire for the Sasang Constitution ClassificationⅡ and the effect of mindfulness meditation for anger by State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory Korean version(STAXI-K), Korean Version of the Behavioral Anger Response Questionnaire(K-BARQ). Volunteers who participated in this study were 105 people, except for person that did not properly entered the anger scale and Questionnaire for the Sasang Constitution ClassificationⅡ, the subjects of analysis for State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory Scale were 45 and for the Behavioral Anger Scale were 49. Results & ConclusionsThe result of the effects of mindfulness meditation according to Sasang Constitution was as follows. The tendency to try to disperse and avoid the anger was increased through meditation for all subjects. The diffusion of male subjects and the avoidance of female subjects was increased. The effect of meditation on anger did not differ according to Sasang Constitution, constitutional differences did not affect the effects of meditation. The tendency of avoidance of anger was increased in Soyangin, Anger-out was decreased and the tendency of avoidance and diffusion of anger were decreased in Taeeumin through meditation.
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    The Agreement in Cold-Heat and Health Status among Sasang Constitutional Experts in Diagnosis of Sasang Pathological Symptoms

    Heejeong Jin , Kim Sang-Hyuk , 동상옥 and 2 other persons | 2014, 26(2) | pp.146~155 | number of Cited : 5
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    ObjectivesIn Sasang Constitutional medicine(SCM), it is an important factor to assess the degree of cold/heat and healthy status. We purposed to check the agreement among the experts on the assessment of cold/heat and healthy status. MethodsSix SCM experts and 10 healthy volunteers were recruited for this study. The SCM experts had an interviewed with each volunteer in the similar condition like that of the actual clinic. And then the expert evaluated each volunteer's cold/heat and healthy status. Intraclass correlation coefficient(ICC) was used to measure the interrater reliability and interrater agreement among the experts. ResultsTwo volunteers are excluded due to the missing data, therefore eight persons' data (3 males and 5 females) were included in our analysis. The mean of age and BMI are 21.73(±2.32) and 29.63(±4.66), respectively. In health status, cold status and heat status, the ICC was 0.789, 0.904, 0.925, respectively. ConclusionsWe found that the assessment of cold/heat and healthy status was continued reliable among SCM experts. The assessment of cold/heat status was more consistent than the assessment of healthy status.
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    Sasang Constitutional Characteristic of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Soo-jung Park , 정호현 , jang eun su and 3 other persons | 2014, 26(2) | pp.156~164 | number of Cited : 4
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    ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to analyze the Sasang constitution and psychological traits of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and to utilize the results in treatment and management. MethodsThe differences of Sasang Constitution distribution, psychological characteristics, comorbid disorders between ALS group of 26 patients and general group of 1132 persons were investigated and analyzed. ResultsThere was no significant different distribution of Sasang Constitution between ALS group and general group but there was Yang-like personality tendency in ALS group than general group. In overall constitution, ALS group had the high prevalence rate of musculoskeletal disorders and diabetes than general group. In Soyangin constitution, ALS group had a high prevalence rate of musculoskeletal disorders than genral group. In Taeeumin constitution, ALS group had a high prevalence rate of diabetes and hypertension than general group. ConclusionALS patients have the Yang-like personality. It is due to the adaptation of personality on the environmental change or coping strategy on diseases rather than the characteristics of congenital Sasang Constitution.
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    Neuroprotective Effects of Hyangsayangwi-tang in MPTP-inducedMouse Model of Parkinson's Disease

    고가연 , 김윤희 , TaekWon ahn | 2014, 26(2) | pp.165~179 | number of Cited : 3
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    ObjectivesTo evaluate the neuroprotective effects of Hyangsayangwi-tang (HY), a Korean traditional medicinal prescription in a Parkinson's disease mouse model. MethodsFour groups(each of 10 mouse per group) were used in this study. The neuroprotective effect of HY was examined in a Parkinson's disease mouse model. C57BL/6 mouse treated with 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP, 30mg/kg/day), intraperitoneal (i.p.) for 5 days. Slow behavioral responses and memory disorder is the major clinical symptoms of PD. In order to investigate the effect of HY on recovery of behavioral deficits and memory, we examined the motor function and memory by using Morris water maze and Forced swimming test. Ischemic mouse brain stained with TTC(2,3,5 triphenyl tetrazolium chloride) in the MPTP-induced Parkinson's disease to find out ischemia and tissue damage in mouse. The convenient, simple, and accurate high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was established for simultaneous determination of neurotransmitters in MPTP-HY group. To measure the amount of dopamine in mice brain, striatum-substantia nigra, was examined by Bradford assay. Immunohistochemistry was examined in the MPTP-induced Parkinson's disease (PD) mouse to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of Hyangsayangwi-tang on hippocampal lesion, ST and SNpc. Results and ConclusionsHyangsayangwi-tang (HY) prevents MPTP-induced loss of serotonin, hippocampus and TH-ir cell.
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    Effects of Hyeongbangpaedok-san (HBPDS) on Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) induced by DNFB in Mice

    박근희 , 임태형 , Park Hye Sun | 2014, 26(2) | pp.180~193 | number of Cited : 3
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    ObjectivesThe present study was carried out to investigate effects of HBPDS on allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) induced by 2,4-Dinitro-1-fluorobenzene (DNFB) in mice. MethodsIn this experiment, effects of HBPDS on body weights, skin thicknesses, skin weights, histopathological changes, clinical aspects, erythema index, melanin index, production levels of cytokines in ACD mice were investigated. In addition, effects on proliferation rates, release of β-hexosaminidase and histamine were also investigated in vitro. Results & Conclusions1) HBPDS inhibited enlargement of skin thickness and weight significantly (P < 0.05). 2) HBPDS treatment prevented spongiosis, edema and immune cell infiltrations. 3) Erythema, desquamation and keratosis were diminished by oral administration of HBPDS. 4) Production levels of TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma in serum were decreased by HBPDS treatment in vivo. 5) More than 200 ㎍/㎖ of HBPDS treatment decreased β-hexosaminidase release and more than 400 ㎍/㎖ of HBPDS treatment also decreased histamine release in vitro.
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    A Case Study of Soeumin Greater Yin Symptomatology Patient Diagnosed as Cerebellar Ataxia

    박유경 , 이미숙 , Nayoung, Bae | 2014, 26(2) | pp.194~204 | number of Cited : 4
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    ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to examine significant improvement of gait ataxia, vertigo and tremor after treatment with Sipyimigwanjung-tang, Hyangsayangwi-tang in a Soeumin Greater Yin Symptomatology patient Diagnosed as Cerebellar ataxia. MethodsThe patient was diagnosed with Soeumin Greater Yin Symptomatology and treated with Soeumin's constitutional medications and acupuncture. The primary outcome measures for this study were the Unified Multiple System Atrophy Rating Scale(UMSARS) and Cerebellar function test to assess the overall function of patient. Secondary outcome assessment included Global Assessment Scale(GAS), change of patient's sleep, stool and digestion. ResultsThe symptoms of gait ataxia, vertigo and tremor decreased from GAS 100 to GAS 0~40 after treatment, and the UMSARS score decreased in PartⅠ,Ⅱ. ConclusionsThis case showed that Sasang Constitutional medicine treatment can be effective treatment method for cerebellar ataxia. We consider that consistent treatment can contribute to improve the patient's quality of life.
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    A Case of Soyangin Double Primary Cancer Patient with Adverse Reactionsinduced by Contrast Media

    박소라 , 이수민 , Jee Young Lee and 3 other persons | 2014, 26(2) | pp.205~212 | number of Cited : 3
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    ObjectivesAdverse reactions can becaused by contrast media used in computed tomography. The aim of this study was to report the improvement of allergic response caused by contrast media after treatment with Modified Hyeongbangpaedok-san, histamine antagonists and steroids. MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the medical records. The patient’s subjective symptoms such as rash and pruritus were evaluated by the range of rash and numeric rating scale(NPS). ResultsAll symptoms showed nearly complete remission with continued Korean traditional medical treatment. ConclusionsA female patient had been injected with contrast media for Computed tomography(CT) evaluation of lung cancer. Rash and pruritus appeared 1 day after injection. We prescribed Modified Hyeongbangpaedok-san. Patients were treated with both Korean medicine and Western medicine. Consequently, the symtoms were improved significantly after combination treatment of Korean medicine and Western medicine.