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2018, Vol.30, No.2

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    Study on Pathology of Taeeumin Medicinal Herb in Sasang Constitutional Medicine

    Seung-Yeob, Ryu , ․Na-Rae Choi , Seung-Yun Oh and 4 other persons | 2018, 30(2) | pp.1~7 | number of Cited : 1
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    Objective This study was designed to define the efficacy of medicinal herbs of Taeeumin in Sasang constitutional medicine. Method We searched and analyzed original text such as Donguisusebowon Sinchuk edition written in 1901, Donguisusebowon Gabo edition written in 1894, Donguisusebowon Sansang Chobongwon, and posthumous manuscripts left by Je-ma Lee published by the Ministry of Health of North Korea. Results Seven herbs such as Ephedrae Herba, Coicis Semen, Castaneae Semen, Fel Ursi, Mori Cortex Radicis, Ginkgonis Semen, and Farfarae Flos regulate the mechanism of Esophagus-Cold (Wiwanhan). Three herbs such as Melonis Pedicellus, Ailanthi Radicis Cortex, and Quisqualis Fructus regulate the mechanism of Cold Lung-Dry (HanpaeJo). Sixteen herbs such as Rhei Rhizoma, Angelicae Tenuissimae Radix, Puerariae Radix, Cimicifugae Rhizoma, Angelicae Dahuricae Radix, Moschus, Gleditsiae Spina, Mume Fructus, Aurum, Glycine Semen Germinatum, Ampelopsis Radix, Cornu rhinocerotis, Antelopis Cornu, Bomeolum, Bezoar Bovis, and Typhae Pollen regulate the mechanism of Liver-Heat (Ganyeol). Three herbs such as Chrysanthemi Indici Flos, Nelumbinis Semen, and Spirodelae Herba regulate the mechanism of Heat Lung-Dry (YeolpaeJo). Conclusion Forty four herbs of Taeeumin regulate the mechanisms of Esophagus-Cold (Wiwanhan), Cold Lung-Dry (HanpaeJo), Liver-Heat (Ganyeol), Heat Lung-Dry (YeolpaeJo) and correct the energy-fluid pathology of Taeeumin.
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    Anti-obesity Effect of Jeoreongchajeonja-tang in a High-fat Diet-induced Obesity Mouse model

    SoonWoo Jang , Young-Mee Koh , Jin-Young Kwak and 1 other persons | 2018, 30(2) | pp.8~27 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objective This study investigated the effects of Jeoreongchajeonja-tang in a high-fat diet-induced obesity mouse model. Methods The study examined 9-week-old male mice (C57bl/6J) divided into four groups: the normal(C57bl/6J-Nr), control (high-fat diet only; HFD-CTL), positive-control (high-fat diet with Garcinia cambogia), and experimental (high-fat diet with Jeoreongchajeonja-tang; HFD-JCT) groups. After 7 weeks, the body weight, food efficiency ratio, organ weight, and visceral fat weight of the mice were measured. Blood serum tests, mRNA, liver histopathology, and epididymis adipocytes were also examined. Results Compared with the Control(HFD-CTL) group, the Experimental(HFD-JCT) group given Jeoreongchajeonja-tang showed significant reductions in absolute body weight and food efficiency ratio. The serum alanine aminotransferase, total-cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, insulin-like growth factor-1, and leptin levels were significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group. The serum adiponectin levels were significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group. Compared with the control group, the experimental group showed significant reductions in absolute abdominal subcutaneous fat, epididymal adipose tissue, kidney adipose tissue, intestine adipose tissue, and liver, kidney and spleen adipose tissue weights. The C/EBP-β, leptin, and SREBP1c/ADD1 mRNA expression were significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group, while the UCP-2 and adiponectin mRNA expression were significantly higher. Compared with the control group, the experimental group showed a significant reduction in the absolute adipocyte area in the liver and epididymal adipose tissue. Conclusion Jeoreongchajeonja-tang has an anti-obesity effect. Additional clinical studies are expected.
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    Assesment of The Quality of Reporting in Case Reports in Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine from Year 2015 to 2018 : Using CARE Guidelines

    Ji Hwan Kim , LeeHyeLim , Ju Ah Lee and 1 other persons | 2018, 30(2) | pp.28~41 | number of Cited : 13
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    Objectives The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of case reports about Sasang Constitutional Medicine(SCM). Methods Case reports published from March, 2015 to March, 2018 in Journal of SCM were identified by searching from Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System(OASIS). We assessed the quality of reporting of them based on CAse REport (CARE) guideline. Results A total of 39 case reports were finally included for the assessment. Overall quality of reporting was acceptable because case report even less reporting items mentioned 70.4% of them. However, the quality level was uneven because the maximum report rate was 77.8 %, the minimum 44.4 %, and the median 66.7 % when rigorously assessed. More than 50% of 39 case reports did not report 6 items about intervention adherence and tolerability, Diagnostic challenges, patient’s perspective on interventions, informed consent, timeline, and adverse events, and did not sufficiently report 4 items about inclusion of terms such as case reports or SCM in keyword, symptoms of patient in abstract, information such as occupation relevant with psychosocial history, and the rationale for conclusions. Conclusions Efforts to improve the quality of reporting in SCM, and to develop case reporting guidelines appropriate for SCM are required.
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    Effects of a Herbal Medicine, Yukgunja-Tang Extract Granule, on Functional Dyspepsia Patients by Sasang Constitution: Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized Trial

    JEON SOO HYUNG , Kim Jong Won | 2018, 30(2) | pp.42~54 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives This study was aimed to compare effects of Yukgunja-tang (YGJT) extract granule on functional dyspepsia (FD) by sasang constitution. Methods A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized, two-center trial was performed. We obtained 3D face images of FD patients participating in this study using face-only scanner and classified them into two types as narrow face and wide face by 3D facial shape diagnosis system (3-FSDS). 96 subjects (48 subjects per type) were enrolled and were randomly allocated into treatment or control groups in a 2:1 ratio. YGJT extract granule or placebo were administered to each group during the 8 week treatment period. One of sasang constitutional specialist diagnosed their constitutions by referring to questionnaires and 3D face images. The primary outcome was total dyspepsia symptom scale (TDS scale), the secondary outcomes were single dyspepsia symptom scale (SDS scale), visual analog scale (VAS) and so on. This trial was registered with clinical research information service identifier: KCT0001920, 15 May, 2016. Results In the Taeeumin treatment group, the TDS scale was significantly decreased after 8 weeks compared to the control group (t=2.331, p=0.025) and the SDS scale also significantly decreased. (t=2.042, p=0.048). The specific effects of the YGJT extract granule without the placebo effect on the Taeeumin with functional dyspepsia were 30.61% in TDS scale and 28.33% in SDS scale. Conclusions The effects of Yukgunja-tang extract granule on functional dyspepsia was different according to Sasang constitution. So the constitution should be considered in randomized controlled trials using herbal extract granules.
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    Treatment of Influenza A Virus Infection in a Soeumin Patient; a Single Case

    Hyeon jin Jeon , Lee Sookyung | 2018, 30(2) | pp.55~63 | number of Cited : 1
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    Objective This study aimed to report an improvement of influenza virus infection managed with Sasang Constitutional Medicine in a Soeumin patient with thrombocytopenia and histories of acute myeloid leukemia and interstitial pulmonary disease. Methods The medical records of patient including vital signs, laboratory test, simple x-ray, and symptoms were reviewed retrospectively. Patient was treated with Gunggwihyangso-san gamibang without any antiviral agents under the diagnosis of Congestive Hyperpsychotic symptomatology of Kidney Heat-based Exterior Heat disease. Results At admission, symptoms of shivering, fever, cough and myalgia were presented and her skin temperature was over 39°C. Influenza A virus was detected and inflammation biomarkers were elevated. After administration of herb medication, her vital signs and symptoms were improved and elevated inflammation biomarkers were decreased. There was no secondary complication during the treatment period. Conclusions This case treated with Gunggwihyangso-san gamibang showed a significant improvement from viral infection without any complication.
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    Case-Report of Treatment of A Soyangin Patient with Chronic Dizziness Using Euphorbiae Kansui Radix

    Seung-Wan Jo , 허한솔 , Eun-Chul Lim and 5 other persons | 2018, 30(2) | pp.64~73 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives We report 1 treatment case with Euphorbiae Kansui Radix which is based on Sasang constitutional Medicine for Chronic Dizziness in Soyangin. Methos We treated Soyangin patient suffering form chronic dizziness. We prescribed Euphorbiae Kansui Radix for her physical symptoms. The improvement of her dizziness was evaluated by Visual Analogue Scale(VAS). Results After the Euphorbiae Kansui Radix was given, the patient’s Dizziness was improved. And there was not any adverse effect. Conclusions This study shows that using Euphorbiae Kansui Radix can be effective treatment for Soyangin chronic dizziness patient.