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2018, Vol.30, No.3

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    Review of experimental and clinical studies on Cheongsimyeonja-tang in Korea

    Da-Young An , Suzy Han , Yoo Jun Sang | 2018, 30(3) | pp.1~23 | number of Cited : 5
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    Objective This study was aimed to provide the information about Cheongsimyeonja-tang by domestic papers and theses. Method 50 Domestic papers related to Cheongsimyeonja-tang were selected according to the criteria. These papers were classified and analyzed by research designs, methods and results. Result The following results were obtained in this study. 1. 19 experimental studies on the effect of Cheongsimyeonja-tang were mainly focused on anti-aging, followed by anti-allergy, anti-inflammation, improvement of immune system. And there were 4 experimental studies on the safety of Cheongsimyeonja-tang, proving safety by acute toxicity test, nephrotoxicity test, drug interaction, and test of residual ingredients after decoction. 2. 25 clinical studies on the effect of Cheongsimyeonja-tang were mainly focused on cardiovascular and cerebral vascular diseases, followed by psychiatric and otologic disorder, dermatologic and musculoskeletal diseases. Also, there were 2 studies on the effect of Cheongsimyeonja-tang for diabetes insipidus, macular degeneration, digestive disorder in terminal cancer, drug-induced hepatitis. 3. More evidenced studies on Cheongsimyeonja-tang are needed and it is recommended that psychiatric questionnaire should be used for assessing the effects of Cheongsimyeonja-tang.
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    Systematic review on urination and defecation-related pathophysiological symptoms of each Sasang types

    박유경 , 한상윤 , Chae, Han and 1 other persons | 2018, 30(3) | pp.24~39 | number of Cited : 4
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    Introduction The purpose of this study was to systematically review previous studies on Sasang type-specific pathophysiological symptoms in urination and defecation. Methods Peer-reviewed articles on type-specific pathophysiological symptoms of urination and defecation published until September 2016 were extracted from domestic and international six databases. Clinical characteristics from thirteen extracted articles were categorized into three urination domains of appearance of urine, capacity of bladder and urinary discomfort, and three defecation domains of irritability of bowel movement, functional constipation and discomfort from irregularity. Results As for the urination, Tae-Eum type showed dark color with foam, however So-Eum type had frequent urination and sensitivity to dysuria but no nocturia and residual urine sense. As for the defecation, So-Yang type showed frequent urgency and constipation, however So-Eum type reported loose stool. So-Yang type showed varied level of health status depending on defecation irregularity. There were disparities with rectal tenesmus among Sasang types. Discussion Six domains of urination and defecation related type-specific pathophysiological clinical symptoms were provided in this study. This study would contribute to the standardized clinical measures of Sasang typology in the near future.
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    A Study on Sasang Constitutional Classification Factor using Sasang Constitutional Analysis Tool 2

    kimeunju , Seung-ho, Seo , park seong eun and 2 other persons | 2018, 30(3) | pp.40~47 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors contributing to the classification of Sasang Constitution using Sasang Constitutional Analysis Tool 2. Methods A total of 99 subjects were assessed for the classification of Sasang Constitution using four measurement factors (face, voice, body shape, and questionnaire information) of Sasang Constitutional Analysis Tool 2. Results Taeeumin had significantly higher body weight and BMI. In the result of the agreement between the judgment of the four measurement factors and the final judgment of Sasang Constitution, the agreement degree of Soeumin was the highest value of 2.6. Taeeumin, Soeumin, and Soyangin showed the highest agreement with the individual judgment of face, body shape and questionnaire, and body shape, respectively. Conclusions It is difficult to conclude that any individual factor contributes significantly to the classification of Sasang Constitution. Further study on Sasang Constitutional Analysis Tool 2 involving more peoples is needed in order to determine the factors contributing to the classification of Sasang Constitution.
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    Study of health characteristics of female college students according to sasang constitution and factors affecting BMI

    Minjeong Kim , Lee Soo-Jin | 2018, 30(3) | pp.48~61 | number of Cited : 1
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    Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the ordinary symptoms, special symptoms and Body Mass Index (BMI) according to Sasang constitution in female college students. Also, we aimed to analyze the factors affecting BMI. Methods Forty-four female college students participated in this study. Sasang Constitution was determined by Questionnaire for Sasang Constitution Classification (QSCC) II. BMI was measured and ordinary symptoms were acqired through the questionnaire. Special symptoms was determined by Fatigue Severity Index (FSS), Premenstrual Symptom Screening Tool (PSST), ROME III, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), respectively. For statistical analysis, t-test, analysis of variance and correlation test has been used. Results There existed significant differences in ordinary symptoms and special symptoms between sasang constitutions. Taeumin had higher urine frequency than soyangin, soeumin had higher gap of feces than taeumin. Taeumin had higher BMI and ROME III score than soyangin and soeumin. They showed significant differences in ordinary symptoms and special symptoms according to BMI. Overweight and obese group is higher in water intake than low and normal group. Low weight and normal group is higher in gap of feces than overweight and obese group. High score group in PSST and ROME III showed high BMI than low score group. We analyzed the factors that affect BMI. BMI are highly correlated with systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Also, FSS, PSST, ROME III and OSDI showed high correlation with each other. Conclusion Urine frequency and gap of feces are different among sasang constitutional types. The obese group and normal group showed significant differences in water intake, gap of feces, PSST and ROME III score. It is found that factors that affecting BMI are systolic and diastolic blood pressure. These results may lead to identifying the causes and factors of obesity in female college students related to Sasang constitution.
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    The Analysis on Characteristics according to Sasang Constitution of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in a Korean Medicine Hospital

    So-Hyung Kim , LEE SEUL , Lee, Yongjae and 2 other persons | 2018, 30(3) | pp.62~73 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives The aim of this study was to make an analysis of clinical characteristics and status of Sasang constitutional medicine of patients with Parkinson’s Disease who visited a Korean medicine hospital. Methods We studied 129 patients with Parkinson’s Disease who visited a Korean medicine hospital from September 1, 2012 to June 30, 2018. We retrospectively collected medical history and characteristics of subjects using data of EMR (electronic medical record). Results The proportion of female was higher than male. The average age was 60s. The patients visited a hospital more than one year after the occurrence of symptoms. And they were mostly under western medicine treatment. Among the 129 patients, 56 persons(43.4%) were Taeeumin, 45 persons(34.9%) Soyangin and 28 persons Soeumin(21.7%). In the distribution of prescription according Sasang Constitutional Medicine symptomatology, there was no significant difference in the proportion of exterior cold disease(48.9%) and interior heat disease(51.1%) in Soyangin. Meanwhile the proportion of heat disease's prescription was higher than cold disease in Taeeumin(73.2%) and Soeumin(84.1%). The majority of disease were Dry-febrile symptom(73.2%) of heat disease in Taeeumin, Yang depletion-syndrome(64.3%) of heat disease in Soeumin, and Gyolhyung-symptom(33.3%) of exterior cold disease and Wasting thirst-syndrome(22.2%) of interior heat disease in Soyangin, Conclusions By Developing of guideline for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease through analyzing on clinical characteristics and distribution of Sasang Constitutional Medicine symptomatology could contribute to the improvement of the cure rate and accuracy of constitution pattern.
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    Development of guideline for reporting CAse REport for Sasang medicine (CARES)

    LEE SEUL , So-Hyung Kim , 한상윤 and 5 other persons | 2018, 30(3) | pp.74~94 | number of Cited : 3
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    Introduction The case report provides pivotal basis for clinical research and education, however systematically organized guideline for reporting case report was not properly applied and it tackled the development of traditional medicine in Korea. The purpose of this study was to implement guideline for reporting CAse REport(CARE guideline) incorporating unique characteristics of Sasang medicine with the help of examples and explanations. Methods and Results The guideline for reporting CAse REport for Sasang medicine(CARES guideline) including diagnosis of traditional medicine and treatment with acupuncture and medical herbs was suggested, and practical examples explaining details of each CARES items were provided. Discussion and Conclusion This study would provide foundation for consensus-based and common CARE guideline for traditional Korean medicine. And, the CARES guideline would provide clinical platform for developing refined Sasang type differentiation technique using reported biopsychosocial and clinical type-specific features and realistic cases for Problem Based Learning courses as evidence-based education.
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    A Case Report on Neurogenic bladder by Frontotemporal dementia Treated with Yanggyuksanhwa-tang

    Jiwon Oh , Minsu Kang , 양성필 and 1 other persons | 2018, 30(3) | pp.95~103 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objective The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Yanggyuksanhwa-tang on Neurogenic bladder by Frontotemporal dementia in a 65-year-old male patient. Method Patient was treated with Yanggyuksanhwa-tang. Patient's symptom was assessed Total Frequency of urination, Frequency of nocturia, single voided volume. The treatment was executed three times everyday from March, 21th to March 29th of 2018. Patient was observed from March, 20th to March, 30th. Results During 8 days of Yanggyuksanhwa-tang, patient's symptoms were evaluated by Total Frequency of urination, Frequency of nocturia, single voided volume. After the treatment, Total Frequency of urination, Frequency of nocturia decreased. Single voided volume increased. Conclusion The results suggest that Yanggyuksanhwa-tang can be a valuable option in treating Neurogenic bladder by Frontotemporal dementia.
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    A Clinical Case Report of Soyangin Patient with Dyshidrosis

    MinYoung Park , OH HYUNJOO , HWANG MINWOO | 2018, 30(3) | pp.104~115 | number of Cited : 2
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    Introduction The aim of this study was to report significant improvement of Dyshidrosis(Pompholyx) patient who was diagnosed with 'Soyangin chest-bind symptomatic pattern’ based on Sasang Constitutonal medicine. Methods The patient was treated with herbal medicine, acupuncture, as well as western medicine. To evaluate the results of this treatment, the patient assessed discomfort of dyshidrosis by using Numeral Rating Scale(NRS), percentage(%) and we assessed severity of dyshidrosis by using Dyshidrotic Eczema Area and Severity Index(DASI). Results At the time of admission, the degree of discomfort in the dyshidrosis symptoms was NRS 8 and the severity of dyshidrosis was DASI 16(moderate). After the treatment, her symptoms was improved(NRS 0, DASI 0). Sleep, digestion and defecation condition were also improved. Discussion The patient who had frequent recurrence showed a significant improvement of dyshidrosis and accessory symptoms without any side effects, who was treated with Hyeongbangdojeok-san, acupuncture and western medicine.