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A Case Study of Patient with Diaphragmatic Hernia who was Treated by Taeumjowi-tang

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2012, 24(1), pp.66-74
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

김민지 1 배효상 2 Park Seong-sik 2

1동국대학교 한의과대학 사상체질과
2동국대학교

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ABSTRACT

1.Objectives The purpose of this case study is to report that the general symptoms in 83 years-old female pateint with diaphragmatic hernia improved through oral administration of Taeumjowi-tang(太陰調胃湯)2.Methods We considered the patient as Taeumin, and administered Taeumjowi-tang(太陰調胃湯) to improve chief complaints, such as general weakness, anorexia, sense of distension, dyspnea. The change of symptoms were evaluated by VAS(visual analogue score). 3.Results The patient received hospital treatment for 4 weeks, and the chief complaints such as general weakness, anorexia, sense of distension, dyspnea improved in general 4. Conclusion The patient with the above symptoms (general weakness, anorexia, sense of distension, dyspnea) was confirmed as diaphragmatic hernia by chest CT scan. But the patient decided not to have surgical operation. Observating the progress, we treated the patient through oral administration of Taeumjowi-tang(太陰調胃湯), acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. And the general symptoms improved.

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