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Clinical Analysis of Facial Nerve Paralysis Patients Improved by Sasang Constitutional Medical Treat : A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2015, 27(1), pp.138-148
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Seok-Hwan Kang 1 JEON SOO HYUNG 1 Jong-Hun Jeong 1 Young-Ju Na 1 Yeon Ju Seo 1 Kim Jong Won 1

1동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

ObjectivesThis study was conducted in order to analyze the distribution of Sasang constitution, herbmed, exterior-interior disease and concomitant symptoms of 36 facial nerve paralysis patients. MethodsA clinical study was done on 36 patients, treated as facial nerve paralysis. Sasang constitution specialist diagnosed their constitution and gave prescription. Degree of improvement was evaluated by assessment scale or change of patient’s complaint. Results1) Distribution of sasang constituion : Taeeumin 21 patients, Soyangin 8 patients, Soeumin 7 patients. 2) Distribution of exterior-interior disease : Taeeumin and Soeumin were diagnosed as interior disease more than exterior disease, Soyangin was reverse. 3)Hyeongbangdojeok-san and Hyeongbangjihwang-tang (Soyangin), Galgeunhaegi-tang(Taeeumin) and Gwakhyang- jeonggi-san(Soeumin) were used the most in each sasang constitution. 4) Seventeen patients had concomitant symptoms : digestive disorder, sleep disorder, tinnitus, hypertension, diplopia, itching, gout, neck-shoulder pain, constipation and dizziness. ConclusionsPatients had different Sasang constitution and in the same Sasang constitution, they had different symptomatology.

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