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A Case Report of a Soeumin Patient with Dyspnea Induced by Neuromuscular Disease

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2016, 28(4), pp.403-411
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2016.28.4.403
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Published : December 31, 2016

양성필 1 김진영 1 이지원 1 Eui Ju Lee 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives Dyspnea due to neuromuscular disease is very rare in the complementary medicine field. The purpose of this study is to report a case which showed sypmtoms improvement after treatment with Sohaphyang-won. Methods To evaluate the results of this treatment, number of days which the patient had dyspnea, results of an Arterial blood gas analysis, and the patient`s lab reports were measured. Results The patient who suffered from severe sudden dyspnea and applying mechanical ventilator, was treated by Sohaphyang-won and acupuncture therapy for about 2 months. He had been diagnosed as dyspnea caused by neuromuscular disease, which in Western medicine there was no specific treatment. But after treated with Sohaphyang-won and acupuncture, his frequency of dyspnea decreased. Conclusions This study suggests that using Sasang constitutuional medical treatment is effective for Soeumin patient with dyspnea induced by neuromuscular disease.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.