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2007, Vol.17, No.4

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    Effects of Yukmijiwhang-tang(Liuweidihuang-tang) with Puerariae Radix on Ovariectomized Osteoporotic Rats

    한명금 | Young Dal Kwon | SONG YUNG SUN and 4other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.1~21 | number of Cited : 2
    Abstract
    Objectives : This study was performed to investigate the effects of Yukmijiwhang-tang (Liuweidihuang-tang) with Puerariae raidx(YMG) on the ovariectomized rat model of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Methods : We used 9 week aged Sprague-Dawley rat and divided into four group, sham operation group(Control, C), ovariectomized group(Negative Control, N.C), administrated YMG 1,250 mg/kg/day after ovariectomy group(T1), administrated YMG 2,500 mg/kg/day after ovariectomy group(T2). Then we observed changes in the body weight, body fat, serum metabolic products, bone density and so on. Results : 1. Body weight in negative control group showed significant increase in comparison with control group, but that in T1 and T2 group showed decrease in comparison with negative control group. 2. In the autopsy, negative control group showed uterus atrophy in comparison with control group. While T1 and T2 group showed decrease in uterus atrophy in comparison with negative control group. 3. In the total cholesterol, negative control group showed a significant increase in comparison with control group. While T1 and T2 group showed a significant decrease in comparison with negative control group. 4. In the body fat, negative control group showed a tendency to increase in comparison with control group. While T1 and T2 group showed a tendency to decrease in comparison with negative control group. 5. In bone density, normal control group showed a tendency to decrease bone density in comparison with control group. While T1 and T2 group showed a tendency to increase bone density in comparison with negative control group. Conclusions : YMG has shown to be capable of preventing and curing osteoporosis induced by ovariectomy osteoporosis rats.
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    Effects of Low Frequency Electroacupuncture on the Paw Edema and Phosphorylation of Spinal N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor in the Carrageenan-injected Rat

    이상용 | InSeon lee | 남정훈 and 1other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.41~53 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract
    Objectives: This study was carried out to investigate the effects of low frequency 2 Hz electroacupuncture(EA) on the paw edema and phosphorylation of spinal N-methyl-D-aspartate(NMDA) receptor. Methods: Inflammation was induced by an intraplantar injection of 1% carrageenan into the right hind paw. Bilateral EA stimulation with 2 Hz were delivered at those acupoints corresponding to human Zusanli(S36) and Sanyinjiao(Sp6) via the needles for a total of 30min duration. Results: 1. The 2 Hz EA stimulation presented significant edema inhibition with reduced degranulation of mast cells in the paw connective tissue and this stimulation also reduced the development of both thermal and mechanical hyperalgesia. 2. The number of c-fos immunoreactive neurons was significantly increased in the superficial laminae and nucleus proprius of the dorsal horn at L4-5 spinal segment by carrageenan injection. But the immunoreactive neurons in superficial laminae of the dorsal horn markedly reduced by EA stimulation. 3. The results of Western blot showed that the level of NR1 subunit, phoshphorylated NR1 and NR2B subunits was induced by carrageenan injection, but there were no significant changes by EA stimulation. 4. In immunohistochemical analysis, the phosphorylated NR2B immunoreaction also expressed highly in the superficial laminae of spinal cord by carrageenan injection. But the phosphorylated NR2B subunit was suppressed by EA stimulation. Conclusions: These results indicate that low frequency EA stimulation have an alleviating function against carrageenan-induced edema and hyperalgesia pain through modulating NMDA receptors and its phosphorylation.
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    The Effects of Jeho-tang(Tihutang) and Ganoderma Lucidum Extract on the Recovery of Fatigue in High Intensity Exercise Rats

    박지훈 | Misook Shin | 박정현 and 3other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.55~73 | number of Cited : 1
    Abstract
    Objectives : This study was designed to evaluate the effects of Jeho-tang(Tihutang) and Ganoderma Lucidum extract on the recovery of fatigue induced by treadmill exercise in rats. Methods : The rat subjects were divided into 4 groups : Normal, Control with treadmill exercise under 70% max(VO2max) intensity, Experimental Ⅰ(Ex Ⅰ) taken with Jeho-tang during treadmill exercise and Experimental Ⅱ(Ex Ⅱ) taken with Ganoderma Lucidum extract during treadmill exercise. All the serum samples collected by heart puncture were used to measure biomechanical factors such as lactate dehydrogenase(LDH), ammonia, inorganic phosphate, creatine kinase(CK), glucose, lactate, triglycerides(TG), high-density lipoprotein(HDL), low-density lipoprotein(LDL) and total cholesterol(TC). Besides, glycogen concentration and Heat shock protein 70(HSP70) by western blotting were measured. Histopathological changes in liver, kidney and muscle were investigated. Results : 1. LDH, ammonia, inorganic phosphate and lactate were significantly decreased in the experimental groups as compared with control group(p<0.05). 2. TC and LDL were significantly decreased in the Ex Ⅰ and Ex Ⅱ as compared with control group(p<0.05). 3. The HSP70 expression was increased in all the groups, especially significant in Ex Ⅱ. Conclusions : According to the above results, Jeho-tang(Tihutang) and Ganoderma Lucidum extract can recover the fatigue after high intensity exercise. If Jeho-tang (Tihutang) and Ganoderma Lucidum extract can be more useful as ergogenic aids, further studies about their underlying mechanism may be needed.
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    The Study on Antioxidative Effect of Mori Folium and Effect on Cytokines to 3T3-L1 Cell Lines

    편기욱 | Cha Yun Yeop | 2007, 17(4) | pp.75~87 | number of Cited : 1
    Abstract
    Objectives : The aim of this study was to find out antioxidative effect of Mori Folium and effect on cytokines to 3T3-L1 Cell Lines. Methods : For this purpose, Mori Folium was used for 4 methods, those were DPPH radical scavenging activity, Nitric oxide(NO) radical scavenging activity, Superoxide anion radical scavenging activity and Bovine Serum albumin(BSA). And in order to investigate the effect of Mori Folium on immunologic control function, the various cytokines responses were studied. Results : 1. In experiment on DPPH radical scavenging activity, we experienced that the ability of DPPH radical's elimination was increased by rising Cocentration of Mori Folium.(CMF). When the CMF was 2.5 mg/ml, the ability of DPPH radical's elimination was maximum. 2. In experiment on Nitric oxide(NO) radical scavenging activity, we founded that the ability of NO radical's elimination was increased by rising CMF.. When the CMF was 1.25 mg/ml, the ability of NO radical's elimination was maximum. 3. We measured level of Superoxide anion radical scavenging activity. And we founded that the ability of Superoxide anion radical's elimination was maximum when CMF was 0.3125 mg/ml. 4. When we inspected antioxidative effects with BSA, we found that ability of defense was increased by rising CMF. When the CMF was 5 mg/ml, the ability of defense was maximum. 5. In experiment, we measured an effect of Mori Folium on differentiation of 3T3-L1 Preadipocytes and gained the increase of cytokines(IL-2, IL-4, IL-12p70, GM-CSF, INF-γ, TNF-α). Conclusions : Mori Folium (mulberry leaves) exhibited significant antioxidative effects, and have effectiveness on immune system.
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    Effects of Samul-tang(Siwu-tang) with Puerariae Radix on Ovariectomized Osteoporotic Rat Models

    Jeonghwan Kim | Shin, Byung Cheul | Seung-ryong Yeom and 4other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.89~105 | number of Cited : 4
    Abstract
    Objectives : The aim of this study was to identify whether Samul-tang(Siwa-tang) with Puerariae radix extracts (SMG) induced inhibiting activity on the resorption of bone in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Methods : Adult female rats as an in vivo animal model was selected and forty were randomly assigned equally into four groups: normal control group; OVX group; OVX + SMG 1,250 mg/kg/day (T1); OVX + SMG 2,500 mg/kg/day (T2). Ten days after operation first two groups were treated with normal saline, T1 and T2 group with SMG for 7weeks, respectively. Results : 1. SMG significantly suppressed the increase of weight and abdominal fat of OVX rats. 2. Plasma LDL-cholesterol levels were significantly decreased following weeks. 3. Administration of SMG had a tendency to increase the bone meneral density in OVX rats. 4. SMG improved loss of trabeculae, increase of fat cell, osteoclast and uterus atrophy of OVX rats. Conclusions : These results propose the possibility that estrogenic traditional herb medicine such as SMG can be one of candidates for the treatment or prevention of osteoporosis.
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    The Effects of UCP Polymorphisms on Obesity Phenotypes and Weight Loss among Korean Overweight Women

    심우진 | Mi-Yeon Song | Jongsoo Lee and 3other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.107~140 | number of Cited : 1
    Abstract
    Objectives : This study was conducted to investigate the effetcs of UCP(uncoupling protein) 1-4 polymorphisms on obesity and weight loss. For this, we analyzed association between polymorphisms of UCP 1-4 and phenotypes of obesity(BMI, percent-body-fat, and abdominal fat area) and changed percentage of phenotypes(BMI and percent-body-fat) after treatment. Methods : A total of 425 Korean women were recruited from obesity clinic of Kirin Oriental Medical Hospital(Seoul, Korea). All subjects were BMI over 25. Among total subjects, 207 females treated with VLCD(very low calorie diet) and oriental medical therapy for a month were analyzed that UCP phenotype influenced on change of obesity-phenotypes. For genotyping of SNPs, genomic DNA from each subject was extracted from whole blood and genotyped by TaqMan Method. Haplotypes and their frequencies were inferred using algorithm, HapAnalyzer Program. BMI, percent-body-fat, and total-subcutaneous-visceral abdominal fat area were measured. Associations among those values, polymorphisms, and haplotypes of UCPs were analyzed by age-adjusted general linear model. Results & Conclusions : In this study, GG type of UCP-1 -1766A>G, AG, GG type of UCP-2 -866A>G, CC, CT type of UCP-2 +4787C>T, CG, GG type of UCP-3 +2564C>G, AG, GG type of UCP-3 +3106A>G, TC, CC type of UCP-3 +4589T>C, and -/ht, ht/ht type of UCP2-3 ht1 were associated with obesity and played a role as a resistance gene of weight loss.
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    Relationship Androgenetic Alopecia with Autonomic Nervous System Activity in 20-39 Year-old Adults

    한애리 | Mi-Yeon Song | SHIN HYUN DAE and 1other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.141~155 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract
    Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of androgenetic alopecia on autonomic nervous system activity. Methods : The study was performed in total 120 adults consist of 30 men and 30 women group of the patients with androgenetic alopecia from 20 to 39 year-old who visited an oriental medical clinic and the normal control group of 30 men and 30 women from 20 to 39 year-old who didn't have alopecia. To measure autonomic nervous activity, 5-minute eletrocardiographic recordings were analyzed with time and frequency domain methods of heart rate variability. Results : 1. In male group of the patients with androgenetic alopecia, RMSSD(the square root of the mean squared differences of successive normal-to-normal intervals) and Ln HF(high frequency power) were significantly decreased, and Ln LF(low frequency power) was significantly increased than those of the normal control group. 2. In female group of the patients with androgenetic alopecia, SDNN(the standard deviation of all the normal RR interval) and Ln LF were significantly increased, on the other hand, RMSSD and Ln HF were significantly decreased than those of the normal control group. Conclusions : There was an imbalance of autonomic nervous system activity in the group of the patients with androgenetic alopecia. Especially, sympathetic activity was significantly increased, while parasympathetic activity was significantly decreased.
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    The Influence of Atlas Subluxation on Autonomic Nervous System Activity

    Jeong-Ho Lee | Hojun Kim | Myeong-Jong Lee and 1other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.157~166 | number of Cited : 1
    Abstract
    Objectives : This study was performed to examine the hypothesis whether the structural imbalance affect cardiac function through autonomic nervous system. Methods : 78 Dong-Guk University students were recruited for the investigation from March to June 2007. Heart rate variability, Buss and Durkee Hostility inventory(BDHI) and physical examinations to evaluate upper cervical subluxation were performed. Results : Left laterality of atlantoaxial subluxation was associated with significant decrease of LF(p=0.018) and quite remarkable decline of SDNN(p=0.053) and HF(=0.057). Conclusions : Left atlas laterality showed a tendency to decrease both sympathetic and parasympathetic activity. These results indicate that left laterality of upper cervical subluxation more likely facilitates autonomic dysfunction.
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    The Effect of Sling Exercise Therapy on Pain Decrease and Muscle Strengthening for Low Back Pain Paitents

    안혜림 | Misook Shin | 2007, 17(4) | pp.167~174 | number of Cited : 7
    Abstract
    Objectives : Sling exercise therapy(SET) is a system for spinal muscle stabilization and strengthening using fixed string and mobile band. Nowadays, patients with spinal disorders are spreading more and more because of many working conditions. At the same time, non-operation therapies including SET come to have important meaning from a viewpoint of prevention and treatment of spinal disorders. Methods : The subjects for this study are 32 patients suffering lumbar pain in our clinic. They were divided into two groups(Control group and SET group). All the patients were taken basic treatments including acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and physical therapy. The subjects in SET group were taught special sling program for pain. Every subjects visited 12 times. And they were estimated by VAS, flexibility index and disability index(Oswestry Score) 3 times(before, middle and final of this study). Results : In the above index, the score were decreased after treatments. Of course, patients in both groups were improved. Especially, subjects in SET group were satisfied with pain relief. Conclusions : These results suggest that SET may be used for spinal disorders for pain management and muscle strengthening as an essential treatment.
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    Correlation between Lumbo-sacral Curvature and Abdominal Obesity in Pre-menopausal Korean Obese Women

    Chung Won Suk | Mi-Yeon Song | Sungsoo Kim | 2007, 17(4) | pp.175~183 | number of Cited : 2
    Abstract
    Objectives : Abdominal obesity, especially visceral obesity is a risk factor of metabolic syndrome. It also affects body figure and structure like spinal curvature, and vice versa. The present study was designed to evaluate correlation between abdominal adiposity and change of lumbo-sacral curvature. Methods : Subjects were 36 obese pre-menopausal Korean women (mean age at baseline was 31.78±6.18). Body Mass Index(BMI), waist circumference(WC) were measured. Abdominal fat was estimated using a region of interest(ROI, L2-upper iliac crest) of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry(DXA) which was reported to be associated with total visceral adipose tissue(VAT) as well as MRI-derived VAT area at L4-5. To evaluate abdominal fat accumulation ratio, ROI data divided by total body fat, trunk fat and leg fat have been used for analysis. Lumbar lordotic angle and Ferguson angle were measured using lateral view of whole spine X-ray in standing position. Results : Pearson's correlation coefficient was used for statistical analysis. The result was that BMI and WC were significantly correlated with ROI (p<0.01), but not with abdominal fat accumulation ratio. In contrast, lumbar lordotic angle and Ferguson angle were correlated with abdominal fat accumulation ratio, not with ROI. Conclusions : These results show that BMI and WC could be used as indicators of total amount of abdominal fat and lumbar lordotic angle and Ferguson angle as indicators of abdominal fat accumulation ratio.
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    A Study of Neck Pain and Its Related Factors among High School Students in the Vicinity of Seoul and Kyung Ki Province

    정영훈 | 엄태웅 | 문태웅 and 3other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.185~198 | number of Cited : 1
    Abstract
    Objectives : The purpose of this study is to evaluate the status of neck pain and related factors among high school students, and to establish neck pain prevention program based on conclusion made from this study. Methods : The study population consisted of high school students in the vicinity of Seoul and Kyung Ki province. Total number of self-reporting questionnaire provided was 500 but only 493 questionnaires submitted for evaluation. Among those submitted there were 2 questionnaires which were incompleted and not counted in for evaluation. The above data have been collected from June 2007 through August 2007. Total 491 subjects were consisted of male and female students from 4 different high schools. A participant was classified into the pain group or into the no pain group according to the frequency of neck pain. The data were analyzed in frequency, percentile scores, X2-test in SPSS 10.0 for windows. Results : Among 491 subjects, the prevalence rate of the neck pain have showed 61.1%. In relation to general characteristic, sex was insignificant. In relation to school activity and habit, the level of sitting time in a day(p<0.05), PC time in a day(p<0.001) were significant. In relation to health habit, sleep time in a day(p<0.001) was significant. In relation to disturbance of daily life, reading disturbance(p<0.001), leisure activity disturbance(p<0.001) were significant. Conclusions : Based on the above evaluation, it shows that high school students have a relatively high prevalence of neck pain. Therefore, proper neck pain prevention program and early management of the neck pain are well indicated since neck pain could influence student's school life.
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    Investigation on the Relationship in IVD Angle, Ferguson's Angle and Lumbar Lordotic Angle in Low Back Pain Patient with Acute Lateral Tortipelvis 4th Lumbar

    장건 | Lim Hyung Ho | SONG YUN KYUNG and 2other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.199~208 | number of Cited : 3
    Abstract
    Objectives : Tortipelvis subluxation causes abnormal spinal curvature. To investigate the relationship in Ferguson's angle, lumbar intervertebral disc(IVD) angle and lumbar lordotic angle in low back pain patients with acute lateral tortipelvis were discussed. Methods : The subject of this study consisted of 13 patients who were diagnosed as acute lateral tortipelvis 4th lumbar by X-ray and 21 patients who were diagnosed as none tortipelvis. We investigated the Ferguson's angle, IVD angle, lumbar lordotic angle on X-ray film. Results and Conclusions : 1. In acute lateral tortipelvis 4th lumbar group, Ferguson's angle was bigger than none tortipelvis group(p>0.05). 2. In acute lateral tortipelvis 4th lumbar group, L4-5 IVD angle was significantly lower than none tortipelvis group(p<0.05). Also, this was smaller than the criteria of Barge's IVD angle. 3. In acute lateral tortipelvis 4th lumbar group, lumbar lordotic angle was bigger than none tortipelvis group(p>0.05). Also, this was bigger than the criteria of Barge's lumbar lordotic angle.
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    The Effectiveness of the Herb-medication based on abdominal diagnosis and Dangkisoo-san(Dangguixu-san) Herb-medication for the Traffic Accident Patients

    전태동 | Yoon il ji | Minseok Oh and 3other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.209~218 | number of Cited : 18
    Abstract
    Objectives : The aim of this study is to make proof of availability for the abdominal diagnosis. This study was designed to compare with the effect of the herb- medication based on abdominal diagnosis and Dangkisoo-san(Dangguixu-san) herb-medication by McGill Pain Questionnaire-Short Form(SF-MPQ) and Pain Disability Index(PDI) in traffic accident patients. Methods : The group for Herb-medication based on abdominal diagnosis consists of 20 patients and the group for Dangkisoo-san(Dangguixu-san) herb-medication consists of 20 patients. The degree of improvement was evaluated By SF-MPQ and PDI after one week treatment. Results : After 1 week treatment there was no significant difference between the two groups in SF-MPQ, PDI scores. Conclusions : The group treated with herb-medication based on abdominal diagnosis is not statistically different from that of Dangkisoo-san(Dangguixu-san) herb-medication group on traffic accident patients. Further study is needed about the effectiveness of the abdominal diagnosis.
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    Study on the Constructive Principles of Saam Acupuncture Focusing on Normal Form and Variation

    조성우 | InSeon lee | Myeong-Jong Lee and 2other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.219~228 | number of Cited : 2
    Abstract
    Objectives : Saam acupuncture has evident principles of prescription based on tonifying and dispersing theory of Nan Jing chapter 69. But many prescriptions of Saam acupuncture have no typical patterns. This paper studies principles of precriptions of the normal form and their variation. Methods : We have created four hypotheses and explained these on historical, cultural background since The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine period. We found some theory by investigating 125 normal form of Saam acupuncture. Results & Conclusions : 1. Saam acupuncture succeed not to acupuncture point theory but to meridian theory from The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine period. 2. Five elemental point used for treating the five viscera and the six entrails not considering Wu Xing Bu Xie. 3. Wang Sheng Xiu Qiu Si 旺相休囚死 is used as based principles on the normal form. Wang Sheng Xiu is a family, Qiu Si is the enemy, Wang Sheng Xiu is in a promoting cycle of the five phases, Qiu Si is in a control cycle of the five phases. For tonify deficiency, we reinforce Wang Sheng Xiu and reduce Qiu Si. 4. In a promoting cycle, the five phases do a reinforcing method. In control cycle, the five phases must do a reducing method. Xiang Sheng Zhe Ke Bu, Xiang Ke Zhe Bi Xie 相生者可補 相克者必瀉 is Saam's basic concept of prescription. 5. There is some variation of the normal form because Saam changed acupuncture point considering patient's status and disease.
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    Radiological Changes on Spondylolisthesis Using Cox Technique and Acupuncture Therapy Treatment : Clinical Cases

    이길준 | Keum Dong-ho | 허광호 and 1other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.229~242 | number of Cited : 5
    Abstract
    Objectives : We have evaluated the effects of cox technique treatment and acupuncture therapy by experimenting two patients suffering from instable spondylolisthesis. Methods : Two patients were diagnosed as instable spondylolisthesis through X-ray examination. We used cox technique treatment and acupuncture therapy to the patients and measured VAS(Visual analogue scale), rating scale for low back pain and slip length of vertebral body. Results : After treating cox technique treatment and acupuncture therapy in two cases, We find out that the patients were improved. Conclusions : These results suggest that acupuncture therapy and especially cox technique treatment were effective to stabilized the lumbar vertebral body and reduced the low back pain.
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    2 Cases of Decubitus Ulcer Treated with Laser Therapy and Oriental Medicine

    황의형 | Jang Insoo | 송조 and 3other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.243~253 | number of Cited : 6
    Abstract
    Objectives : The purpose of this report is to represent decubitus ulcer(pressure sore) improved by laser therapy and oriental medicine. Methods : Two patients with decubitus ulcer were treated with laser(InGaAlP) therapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and simple dressing. Laser was irradiated at ulcer site once a day for 10 min with 40 mW power, wave length 630 nm. Simple dressing with wound cleansing was performed to prevent reinfection. Herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment were applied to improve patients' general condition. Ulcer sizes and aspects were carefully checked after each treatments. Results and conclusions : Sizes of the decubitus ulcer decreased. In first case stage of ulcer was improved from stage 4 to stage 2. In second case stage was improved from stage 3 to stage 2. Regeneration of tissue at margin was especially rapid. These results show that laser therapy may play a role in treating the decubitus ulcer with oriental medicine.
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    Cases Reports of Fractures in Two Patients Undergoing Osteoporosis

    김민균 | Yoon il ji | Minseok Oh and 4other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.255~267 | number of Cited : 4
    Abstract
    Objectives : There are a few case reports on the treatment of fracture in patients undergoing osteoporosis by herbal medication with acupuncture and physical therapy. We got a good results on two patients with fracture undergoing osteoporosis by herbal medication with acupuncture and physical therapy. Methods : Patients were hospitalized at Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dae-Jeon University, diagnosed as fracture with osteoporosis and treated mainly herbal medication ; Chungajihwang-tang(Qīngédìhuáng-tāng), with acupuncture and physical therapy. This study was measured by radiography, BMD(Bone Mineral Density) and VAS(Visual Analog Scale) score. Results & Conclusions : Symptoms of patient such as fracture with osteoporosis were improved following the treatment. Gross synostosis on radiography, VAS score decreased and BMD value incresed in both two patient. So it is suggested that oriental medical treatment; herbal medication with acupuncture and physical therapy are effective in fracture in patients undergoing osteoporosis.
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    MRI Follow-up Study of 4 Lumbar HIVD Patients after Conservative Oriental Medical Treatment

    박원상 | 하인혁 | 권혁준 and 3other persons | 2007, 17(4) | pp.269~280 | number of Cited : 7
    Abstract
    Objectives : This study is designed to observe the effect of conservative oriental medicine treatment for HIVD of lumbar spine by MRI. Methods : 4 patients who were diagnosed as lumbar spine herniated intervertebral disc was evaluated after conservative oriental medicine treatment by Visual Analog Scale(VAS), Numeric Rating Scale(NRS), Oswestry Disability Index(ODI), Straight Leg Rasing Test(SLR) six times four week for 6 months. Results : 1. Visual Analog Scale(VAS), Numeric Rating Scale(NRS), Oswestry Disability Index(ODI), Straight Leg Rasing Test(SLR) was significantly improved after conservative oriental medicine treatment for six months. 2. Also it was observed that herniated disc was decreased after six months by MRI reexamination. Conclusions : This study suggested that conservative oriental medicine treatment can be effective for decreasing pain and improving functional recovery also decreasing the volume of herniated disc.