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2017, Vol.29, No.3

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    The Study on the Formation of Pathology to which Jogakdaehwang-tang is Applicable and the Change of its Composition

    Ji Hwan Kim | 2017, 29(3) | pp.211~223 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives The purpose of this study is to understand the formation of Jogakdaehwang-tang(JD-T)’s patholoy and the compositional change of it in Sasang Constitutional Medicine(SCM). Methods The pathologic condition in which JD-T was used and the change of its composition was studied in SCM Results and Conclusions 1. Jogak and Daehwang in 『Dongmuyoogo Haedong』 were presented with Ungdam because of the common purpose flowing the energy of lung. Therapeutic method for exogenous Ungibyeong in 『Dongyisusebowon sangchobongwon』 was subdivided into Hangwul’s treated by Ungdam, and the heat pattern featuring contagious cold and constipation, treated by Jogakhwanggeumdaehwang-tang(JHD-T). 2. JD-T in 『Dongyisusebowon Gabogubon』 was used for Yangdok and Onbyeong which are exogenous disease causing by heat. The composition of JD-T has been completed as it included Mahwang, Gilgyeong, and Seungma derived from prescriptions relevant with Yangdok. 3. JD-T in 『Dongyisusebowon Sinchukbon(Sinchukbon)』 was included in pathology of Ganyeol, and it substituted Galgeunhaegi-tang(GH-T) for Onbyeong, not for Yangdok, so Galgeun and Seungma became the main drug in JD-T. Galgeunseung-gitang(GS-T) was created for treating heat pattern owing to Daehwang, its main drug, and moreover Jogak’s effect is too strong. Therefore, Mahwang, Hwanggeum and Gilgyeong was excluded from the composition of JD-T. 4. The origins of JD-T could be Yiseonggugo-hwan, Daesiho-tang, Jowiseungchung-tang, Heukno-hwan, and GH-T. The change of JD-T went for them throughout JHD-T to JD-T. JD-T in 『Sinchukbon』 consists of Galgeun and Daehwang which directly gets rid of severe heat from small intestine, and Jogak and Seungma which help to eliminate mild heat existing from small intestine throughout nose to flesh.
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    The Web Application to Improve Utilization of Sasang Constitutional Diagnosis Questionnaire- KS-15(Korea Sasang Constitutional Diagnostic Questionnaire) -

    Park-Daeil , Kihyun Park , Heejeong Jin | 2017, 29(3) | pp.224~231 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives Several researches have been done to develop instruments or questionnaire for diagnosis of sasang constitution. In this study, we developed a user-friendly web system to enhance the utilization of KS-15. Methods The KS-15 Web application was constructed by considering the responsive web design and easy survey answer.  This system is designed only to authorized users for security purposes, and provides two modes, simple mode and expert mode, depending on the purpose of using the system. A simple mode do not keep user information and survey answer in the database. An expert mode support management of patients, diagnosis of sasang constitution and statistical functions. Results & Conclusions The developed KS-15 system can be operated from any smart device's web browser. In order to use information in clinic field, it was developed so that it can be accessed only by authorized users. It can be divided into an account which can use only simple mode and an account which can use expert mode by using a difference in access authority. These functions can enhance the applicability of sasang constitution in real life such as clinical or education.
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    Effects of Life Style on Metabolic Syndrome Stage according to the Sasang Constitution

    Ji Young Kim , Lee Siwoo , Younghwa Baek | 2017, 29(3) | pp.232~241 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives This study was to identify the lifestyle associated with metabolic syndrome and to suggest a personalized health management according to the constitution to prevent disease by metabolic syndrome stage. Methods This study used the data of Korean medicine Data Center (KDC). A total of 8,985 data were searched for subjects who participated in Anseong and Ansan cohorts study from 2009 to 2012. We analyzed 2,602 participants that diagnosed with metabolic syndrome among the ages of 30 to 55. We divided into three groups, none, pre-metabolic syndrome (Pre-MetS), and metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to number of metabolic syndrome elements. Results The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was highest in Taeumin (Pre-MetS: 48.2%, MetS: 41.2%). The risk factors for metabolic syndrome are dietary amount, speed of eating, and sleep quality in Taeumin, and dietary amount and sleep quality in Soyangin. Conclusions The life style affecting the metabolic syndrome were different according to the constitution. It is necessary to manage life style considering the Sasang constitution
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    Development of Korean Medicine Data Center(KDC) Teaching Dataset to Enhance Utilization of KDC

    Younghwa Baek , Lee Siwoo | 2017, 29(3) | pp.242~247 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objective Korean medicine Data Center (KDC) has established large-scale biological and clinical data based on Korean medicine to demonstrate and validate its theory. The aim of this study was to develop KDC teaching dataset and user guideline to improve utilization of the KDC. Method KDC teaching dataset were selected using stratified random sampling according to the Sasang constitution (SC). This dataset included 72 variables of 500 sample subjects. The user guideline described how to conducted eight statistical analysis methods using the teaching dataset. Results The KDC teaching dataset was sampled from 200(40%) Taeeumin, 125(25%) Soeumin, and 175(35%) Soyanain. It was consisted of questionnaire (basic, habit, disease, symptom), physical exam (body measurement, blood pressure), blood exam, and expert` SC diagnosis. The usage guidelines provided instruction for users to perform several statistical analysis step by step with KDC teaching dataset. Conclusion We hope that our results will contribute to enhancing KDC utilization and understanding.
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    The Decision Tree to Analyze the Cases’ Ordinary Symptoms Prescribed Yeoldahanso-tang and Taeeumjowi-tang․Choweseuncheng-tang

    Kim Sang-Hyuk , 박만영 , Lee Siwoo | 2017, 29(3) | pp.248~261 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives The purpose of this study is to analyze the decision making process of prescribing Yeoldahanso-tang and Taeeumjowi-tang․ Choweseuncheng-tang using decision tree. Methods We used collected the prospective clinical data of TE type from September 2012 to July 2015. In this study, we used gender, BMI, blood pressure, pulse and clinical symptoms (digestion, sweat, defecation, urination, sleep, physical status, emotion, heat-coldness, water consumption, facial color) as variables. Decision trees were analyzed using open source R version 3.3.2. Results & Conclusions We found that the decision trees differed among institutions. However, in all institutions, it was found that stool type (ordinary symptom), urine frequency (ordinary and present symptom) and anxiety (ordinary symptom) were important in the decision of prescription. Besides, clinical informations such as sex, Body Mass Index and blood pressure affected the prescription decision.
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    Study of Difference in Color Perception According to Sasang Constitution- Focused on "The dress" -

    Se-Won Park , Yong Gae Lee , 금나래 and 2 other persons | 2017, 29(3) | pp.262~270 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference in color perception among Sasang Constitution in “The dress” which has been arousing controversy whether its color is blue/black or white/gold. Methods 85 participants classified as Sasang Constitution were asked to answer three questions about “The dress”. They were asked firstly the overall colors of the dress, secondly the colors of the specific parts of it, thirdly color ranges they perceived as gold, white, blue, black, respectively. These process were run twice. Results and Conclusions The overall colors of the dress were perceived as blue/black more than white/gold, regardless of Sasang Constitution. And also the ratio between blue/black and white/gold were not significantly different among Sasang Constitution. But when a specific part(spot ii) shown, Soyangin perceived its color as blue more than Taeeumin in the first process. In the case of color range, Soyangin perceived range of black wider than Taeeumin in the second process.
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    Four Case Studies of Climacteric Disorders with Sasang Constitutional Medicine

    Yoo Jun Sang | 2017, 29(3) | pp.271~279 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of Sasang constitutional herb medicine for the treatment in postmenopausal women having various complaints. Methods From December 2016 to July 2017, four cases of women having climacteric complaints were extracted. Results Their main symptoms were hot flush, insomnia, sweating, cold sensation, and excitation. Their Sasang constitutional types were 2 Soyangin and 2 Taeeumin. Main symptomology of Soyangin was Chest-heat congested symptomology and that of Taeeumin was Esophagus-cold symptomology or Esophagus-cold Lung-dry Symptomology. Conclusions Their symptomolgies of Soyangin and Taeeumin lied in the Interior disease rather than Exterior disease, in the Advanced disease rather than Mild disease. It could show that Sasang constitutional medicine and management is possible to be indicated in climacteric disorders.
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    A Case Report of a Soyangin Patient with Chest Discomfort of Unknown Cause

    Minsu Kang , 양성필 , Kim Jin-Young and 1 other persons | 2017, 29(3) | pp.280~287 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Jihwangbaekho-tang on chest discomfort of unknown cause in a 52-year-old male patient diagnosed with Soyangin. Methods Patient had chest discomfort. But, the cause of this symptom was not identified by various cardiac examinations. The patient was treated with Soyangin Jihwangbaekho-tang for 2 weeks on the basis of Sasang Constitutional Medicine and the symptoms were evaluated by GAS(Global Assessment Scale). Results After using Jihwangbaekho-tang, GAS score has been decreased from 7 to 3. Conclusions This case study suggests that chest discomfort, whose cause is unknown, can be treated when using Sasang Constitutional Medicine.
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    A Clinical Case Report of Soyangin Patient with Peripheral Coldness

    OH HYUNJOO , HWANG MINWOO | 2017, 29(3) | pp.288~297 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives The purpose of this study was to report significant improvement of peripheral coldness in patient, who was diagnosed with 'Soyangin Chest-heat symptomatic pattern' and applied medication based on Sasang Constitutonal medicine. Methods The patient was treated with herbal medications, according to his own symptomatology. The objective outcome was measured by thermography and the subjective sensation was assessed by using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results The symptoms of peripheral coldness improved remarkedly without any side effects. Accessory symptoms and original symptoms also changed for the better. Conclusions This results show that it is available that peripheral coldness is treated with herbal medications according to Sasang Constitutional medicine, especially ingenious in terms of the fact that some patient can be diagnosed with heat-based condition on the basis of original symptoms, although his/her chief complaint is classified as cold pattern.