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2019, Vol.31, No.3

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    The Comparison and Analysis on Prescription of Taeeumin's Mongsul Disease between the Gabo Edition and the Sinchuk Edition of Donguisusebowon

    Youngjee Choi , jun-hee lee | 2019, 31(3) | pp.1~8 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objective This study was aimed to research how the recognition of Taeeumin's Mongsul disease was changed from the Gabo edition to the Sinchuk edition of Donguisusebowon, and to present reasonable explanation to the prescription suggested in the Sinchuk edition. Method The original text about Taeeumin Mongsul disease and corresponding prescription in Donguisusebowon Sinchuk edition written in 1901 and Donguisusebowon Gabo edition written in 1894 were compared and analyzed. Furthermore, the literature and articles which are relevant to the prescription and the difference of pathology between the Gabo edition and the Sinchuk edition of Donguisusebowon were searched. Results & Conclusion Sinchuk editon compared to Gabo edition differentiates prescriptions according to the condition of stool, which means that Mongsul disease can occur both in Lung-dryness of Esophagus-Cold pathology and that of Liver-Heat pathology. The prescriptions presented in Sinchuk edition are more specified and in agreement with pathology newly proposed in Sinchuk edition than the prescriptions in Gabo edition. Although Cheongsimyeonja-tang is not mentioned on the original text about Taeeumin Mongsul disease in Sinchuk edition, it can be prescribed for the disease with Lung-dryness of Liver-Heat pathology as Yuldahanso-tang can be. However, Yuldahanso-tang focuses more on Liver-Heat symptoms, while Cheongsimyeonja-tang focuses more on Lung-dryness.
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    A Study on Establishing the Sasang Constitution Acupuncture Method through Reviewing Research

    Yoo Jun Sang , Su-zy Han , Da-Young An | 2019, 31(3) | pp.9~18 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives Sasang Constitutional Medicine(SCM) is uniquely established in the field of Korean Medicine. Taegeuk Acupuncture(TGA) and Eight Constitution Acupuncture(ECA) which are created upon SCM are applied in clinics. However, there exists no established theory but hypothesis with regard to the composition of acupoints of constitution acupuncture. The purpose of this study was to help establish the Sasang constitution acupuncture(SCA) method. Methods Thirties studies were found on various Oriental medicine journals and 17 literatures with the key words relevant to constitution and acupuncture. Results For the principle of acupoint selection, 12 studies were included which were classified into TGA, ECA, SCA, other constitution acupuncture. Among 17 literatures, most of them were relevant to SCA. For the clinical studies, eight of total 13 using ECA were for musculoskeletal diseases. Conclusions Among studies and literatures chosen, the application of Saam’s acupuncture method was most frequently found in SCA method. For establishing the SCA method, the two main concepts need to be considered, which are the consideration of four areas namely Lungs, Spleen, Liver and Kidneys and upward-downward-loosening-tightening movement of the Qi according to Sasang constitution type.
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    The study on the selection of Sasang Constitution-specific herbs in 『Dongyisusebowon Sinchuk-Bon』 from TCMID and TCMSP

    Ji Hwan Kim | 2019, 31(3) | pp.19~33 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives The network pharmacological study on herbal remedies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is actively being carried out based on the TCM databases such as TCMID and TCMSP. It is necessary to select Sasang Constitution-specific (SC-s) herbs from these databases in order to study the prescriptions in Sasang Constitutional Medicine. Methods SC-s herbs and their processing types listed in 『Dongyisusebowon Sinchukbon』 were searched from TCMID and TCMSP. Results and Conclusions 1. There were total 144 herbs (Soeum 47, Soyang 37, Taeeum 44, Taeyang 16 specific herbs) listed in 『Dongyisusebowon Sinchukbon』. 2. There were total 130 herbs (Soeum 43, Soyang 37, Taeeum 42, Taeyang 8 specific herbs) searched from TCMID, and total 92 herbs (Soeum 31, Soyang 30, Taeeum 27, Taeyang 4 specific herbs) from TCMID. 3. In some cases, the name given in 『Dongyisusebowon Sinchukbon』 was different from that in TCMID and TCMSP. It was needed to be careful during the searching process. 4. Although the processing form of some herbs could be searched, there was a significant reduction in the herbal compound information compared to the raw form. It is necessary to reconsider whether or not to use the processing form. 5. Herbal scientific names given in TCMID and TCMSP or used in China and Korea were different each other in some cases. Additional screening process among such herbs would be required based on the efficacy of herbs used in clinical field.
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    Universal index for Sasang typology using Cloninger’s biopsychological theory

    Chae, Han , 전은상 , Lim Su Hye and 1 other persons | 2019, 31(3) | pp.34~47 | number of Cited : 4
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    Introduction Cloninger’s Novelty-Seeking (NS) and Harm-Avoidance (HA) were found to be the biopsychological characteristic of Sasang typology, and the So-Yang type has high NS and low HA however the So-Eum type as contrary. The purpose of this study was to show the clinical usefulness of these measures as objective clinical index of Sasang typology in foreign countries lacking validated measures. Methods The Sasang type of 103 university students was diagnosed using Questionnaire for Sasang Constitution Classification (QSCC) II and clinical specialist, and biopsychological and physical features with NS, HA, Sasang Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) and BMI. These measures were normalized to make a noble index of ‘NS(100-HA)’, and the correlation among these were examined with Pearson’s correlation. The differences of biopsychological and physical features between Sasang type groups were attested with ANCOVA, and the comparison of clinical usefulness of SPQ and NS(100-HA) were examined with discriminant analysis. Results SPQ and BMI were clinically useful for Sasang typology as shown in previous studies, and the substitution of SPQ with normalized NS(100-HA) was found acceptable. The NS(100-HA) is significantly correlated with SPQ (r=0.466, p<0.01), however not with BMI (r=0.079, ns). The SPQ and NS(100-HA) scores were found to be distinctive between Sasang type groups, and these were found to predict Sasang type of participants with similar correctness. Discussion and Conclusion The current study reviewed the theoretical backgrounds and confirmed the clinical usefulness of Cloninger’s biopsychological theory in Sasang typology. These might provide foundations for integrative medicine and cross-cultural biopsychology of the East and West.
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    Patient Group Study to Improve the Accuracy of QSCC II+

    Minsu Kang , Jiwon Oh , Hyeri Lee and 1 other persons | 2019, 31(3) | pp.48~65 | number of Cited : 2
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    Background Several attempts have been made to accurately diagnose the Sasnag Constitution. One of these attempts is to use a questionnaire. Questionnaire for the Sasang Constitution Classification(QSCC) has been revised several times and now used as QSCC II+. This study was designed to improve the accuracy of the revised Questionnaire for the Sasang Constitution Classification(QSCC II+). Method 1,054 people were gathered for this study and analyzed to check discrimination ability of current discriminant function of QSCC II+. They were outpatients who visited the hospital and the constitution was confirmed by the specialist of Sasang Constitutional Medicine. Results Accuracy of QSCC II+ at Soeumin was improved from 74.9% to 79.3%, and there were no significant difference at Soyangin and Taeumin. Conclusion New discriminant function was constructed through discriminant analysis. And the accuracy of QSCC II+ was generally improved, especially in Soeumin.
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    Case-Report of a Leukoaraiosis Soeumin Patient with Left Side Weakness, Dyspepsia And Other Symptoms Improved by Combined Treatment of Onbaek-won

    Seung-Wan Jo , Ji-Yeon Oh , Eun-Chul Lim and 5 other persons | 2019, 31(3) | pp.66~78 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives We report 1 treatment case with Onbaek-won which is based on Sasang constitutional medicine for specific symptoms that leukoaraiosis Soeumin patient has. Methods We treated leukoaraiosis Soeumin patient suffering from specific symptoms. We prescribed Onbaek-won for her physical symptoms. The improvement of her symptoms were evaluated by Manual Muscle Test(MMT) and Visual Analogue Scale(VAS). Results After the Onbaek-won was given, the patient’s most of symptoms were improved. And there was not any adverse effect. Conclusions This study shows that using Onbaek-won can be effective treatment for leukoaraiosis Soeumin patient‘s specific symptoms.