Objectives SCAT (Sasang Constitution Analysis Tool) is a system designed to provide the information needed to diagnose a sasang constitution diagnosis expert diagnosis. In order to determine the sasang constitution diagnosis requires the following four ways. This system provides objective information to the constitution diagnostic expert to collect such information.
Methods SCAT was constructed by considering the user UI/UX to be easy to enter information. To provide a state of the subject in Table to make it easier to grasp the information of the subject also in constitution diagnostician.
Results Provides objective data for experts to determine the constitutional history of the subject.
Conclusions Professionals and ordinary users through the SCAT system can easily access the sasang constitution diagnosis. In the future through the advancement of the SCAT system will improve the user's convenience stability.
Objectives The body shape was a key information for diagnosing the Sasang constitution (SC) in Sasang constitutional medicine. The aim of this study was to compare the body shapes and mainly focusing on the Korean and Chinese-Korean Methods We calculated the propensity score for each SC type in males and females separately, and compared body shape including 8 circumference and 5 width between Korean and Chinese-Korean according to the sex and SC.
Results Koreans have larger trunk and hip area compared to Chinese-Koreans, while Chinese-Koreans have larger abdomen compared with Koreans. Most variables were significantly different among SC types, for both Korean and Chinese-Korean. Especially, the Taeumin (TE) type has the largest body shape compared with the other SC types, it was similar between Korean and Chinese-Korean.
Conclusions This study showed that the TE type has the largest body shape, followed by Soyangin (SY) and Soeumin (SE) in order, for both Korean and Chinese-Korean respectively. These results suggests that the body shape of Chinese-Korean is similar with Korean based on SC type.
Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate the concept of ‘Sojeung’ in Sasang Constitutional medicine. This is the first article, which focuses on the concepts of Sojeung by distinguishing symptoms, syndromes and disease.
Methods Donguisusebowon and many articles were reviewed for summarizing the concepts of ‘Sojeung’. We investigated the concept of ‘Sojeung’ from literal meaning and the difference between ‘syndromes’ and ‘symptoms’ in Traditional Chineses Medicine.
Results & Conclusions By researching and discussing different meanings of Sojeung, we suggest that Sojeung has both ‘symptom’ and ‘syndrome’ meanings. Under different circumstances Sojeung refers to different meaning.
Objectives The study is to investigate the correlations for the characteristics of perspiration and the ordinary symptoms between normal and hyper-hidrosis patient's group according to Sasang Constitution.
Methods We have investigated to survey about ordinary symptoms, the characteristics of perspiration and quality of life of Normal group and Hyper-hidrosis group.
Results & Conclusions Taeeumin showed a tendency of overeat and was sensitive to Heat. Soeumin showed a tendency of Emotional anxiety and was sensitive to Cold. Sweating situation : Taeeumin showed a tendency of sweating a lot in many situations. Nervous was related to hyper-hidrosis in Taeeumin and Soeumin. Taeeumin and Soeumin showed a tendency of sweating at back in Normal group. In hyper-hidrosis group, Taeeumin and Soeumin showed a tendency of sweating at hand and foot and. Soyangin showed a tendency of sweating at foot.
Objectives We observed what effects both ratio of inhalation and exhalation(I/E) and posture have on heart rate variability(HRV) according to Sasang Constitution(SC).
Methods HRV of 73 healthy participants who filled in self-questionnaires was recorded while they carried out 0.1Hz paced breathing(PB) with sitting, usual breathing(UB) with standing, and 0.1Hz PB with standing. PB was conducted to 4:6 or 6:4 of I/E and UB with sitting was executed before and after each breathing. Finally, HRV indices were analyzed of 60 participants(Soeum: 24, Soyang: 18, Taeeum: 18).
Results & Conclusions In both self-questionnaires and HRV indices, there are not statistically significant between SC about the posture and I/E. SOEUM preferred 4:6 of I/E and showed lower mean RR and SDNN. SOYANG preferred 6:4 of I/E and showed higher mean RR and lower mean heart rate. TAEUM did not prefer I/E and showed the highest SDNN.
Objectives This study was to identify the types of errors in the statistical analysis and trends of previous reported papers that used various statistical techniques.
Methods We have selected 118 original articles for statistical review from the OASIS(http://oasis.kiom.re.kr) and the Pubmed(http://www.pubmed.gov) in the field of Sasang constitutional medicine. Published year was restricted from 2011 to 2015.
Results 1. The ANOVA(25.72%) was the statistic of choice overall, followed by the chi-square test(21.74%), regression analysis(14.13%), t-test(11.59%), and etc.
2. By examining the errors of the statistical methods, there were 42(59.2%) thesis with errors among 71 thesis using ANOVA, 19(31.7%) thesis among 60 thesis using chi-square test, and 35(89.7%) over 39 thesis using regression analysis.
Conclusions To improve the quality of Sasang Constitution, the participation of statisticians in research design will reduce the significant errors in statistical interpretation of the results.
Objectives The purpose of this study is to report on the collecting status of the prospective clinical data, that is designed to find clinical factors for determining the constitutional prescription.
Methods We collected the prospective clinical data of 1208 subjects in the 10 oriental hospitals and 2 oriental clinic, from September 2012 to July 2015. Subjects were diagnosed and prescribed by the Sasang Constitution specialist. We counted the usage frequency of each constitutional herbal formula. Besides we check the main chief complaints on each constitutional herbal formula.
Results & Conclusions In TE type, Yeoldahanso-tang, Cheongsimnyeonja-tang were used in high frequency. In SE type, Palmulgunja-tang, Gwakhyangjunggi-san were used in high frequency. In SY type, Hyeongbangjihwang-tang, Yanggyeoksanhwa-tang were used in high frequency. The both of high frequency-prescriptions in TE types were for the Interiorheat disease, expecially liver-heat lung-dry symptomatology. The main chief complaint of high frequency-prescriptions was fatigue in every constitution. We hope that the process of constitutional prescription would be standardized through the subsequent researches.
Objectives This study aimed to provide a basis for treatment of soeum person by analysing published case reports and case series in Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine.
Methods We have reviewed case reports and case series of soeum person in the Journal of Sasang Medicine from 2006 to 2015.
Results Of the Twenty-four papers, reporting were reported in twenty-four papers. A total of 13 interventions were described, of which herbal medicine (100%) was most frequently used. Twenty-four papers reported herbal medicine, of which Palmulgunjatang (25%) was most frequently used. A total of 24 Sasang Constitutional Medicine pattern were used in 24 papers, for which soeum person kidney heat affection induced exterior heat disease depression frantic syndrome (25%) was most frequently used.
Conclusions A sufficient number of clinical studies are warranted to provide a clinical basis for treatment of soeum person.