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A Case Study of a Taeyangin Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2016, 28(3), pp.300-308
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2016.28.3.300
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Published : September 30, 2016

So-Hyung Kim 1 Mi-Suk Lee 1 박유경 1 Nayoung, Bae 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives This case study was about a Taeyangin patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis identified as Hae-Yeok pattern. In this study, we report the significant improvement of extremity weakness of this patient after Sasang Constitutional medicine treatment. Methods The patient was identified as Taeyangin Hae-Yeok pattern and treated with Ogapijangchuk-tang and acupuncture. Korean-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale-Revised (K-ALSFRS-R) was used to assess the overall function of the patient. And the Global Assessment Scale (GAS) was used to assess the change of upper and lower extremities weakness after the treatment. Result and Conclusion The K-ALSFRS-R total score decreased from 30 points to 26 points and extremity weakness showed significant improvement in GAS after 12 days treatment. Furthermore, walking distance was much longer after treatment. In conclusion, this study shows that Sasang constitutional medicine can be effective treatment for Taeyangin patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

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