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A Case Study of Soeumin Greater Yin Symptomatology Patient Diagnosed as Cerebellar Ataxia

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2014, 26(2), pp.194-204
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2014.26.2.
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

박유경 1 이미숙 1 Nayoung, Bae 2

1부산대학교 한방병원 사상체질과
2부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to examine significant improvement of gait ataxia, vertigo and tremor after treatment with Sipyimigwanjung-tang, Hyangsayangwi-tang in a Soeumin Greater Yin Symptomatology patient Diagnosed as Cerebellar ataxia. MethodsThe patient was diagnosed with Soeumin Greater Yin Symptomatology and treated with Soeumin's constitutional medications and acupuncture. The primary outcome measures for this study were the Unified Multiple System Atrophy Rating Scale(UMSARS) and Cerebellar function test to assess the overall function of patient. Secondary outcome assessment included Global Assessment Scale(GAS), change of patient's sleep, stool and digestion. ResultsThe symptoms of gait ataxia, vertigo and tremor decreased from GAS 100 to GAS 0~40 after treatment, and the UMSARS score decreased in PartⅠ,Ⅱ. ConclusionsThis case showed that Sasang Constitutional medicine treatment can be effective treatment method for cerebellar ataxia. We consider that consistent treatment can contribute to improve the patient's quality of life.

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