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Effects and Safety of Electroacupuncture on Cold Hypersensitivity on Hands and Feet by Sasang Constitution: A Multi-center, Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2021, 33(2), pp.47-64
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2021.33.2.47
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : June 7, 2021
  • Accepted : June 23, 2021
  • Published : June 30, 2021

Na-Yoen Kwon 1 Yoo Jun Sang 2 Kim, Dong il ORD ID 3 Kim,Hyeong-Jun ORD ID 4 Lee, Dong-Nyung ORD ID 4

1가천대학교 한의학연구소
2상지대학교
3동국대학교
4세명대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives The purpose of this study was to figure out the effect and safety of electro-acupuncture and acupuncture on cold hypersensitivity on hands and feet(CHHF) by Sasang constitution. Methods 72 subjects were recruited from three Korean medical hospitals from October 2019 to October 2020. Subjects were randomly allocated in 1:1:1 ratio to electro-acupuncture group(EA group), acupuncture group(AC group), and control group. The EA and AC group received treatment twice a week for 5 weeks. We tried to confirm the effectiveness of electro-acupuncture and acupuncture treatment by checking changes in Visual analogue score(VAS), body temperature of LU4, PC8, ST32, LR3, and WHOQOL-BREF score. Results The VAS score of CHHF was reduced after treatment, and the effect continued for 4 weeks after the end of treatment in all Sasang constitution, all treatment groups. In all Sasang constitution, the body temperature of the electro-acupuncture group or acupuncture grouop was higher than that of the control group except LU4 in visit 11. And no clinically significant adverse events have been identified. Conclusions Electro-acupuncture and acupuncture treatment are effective on hypersensitivity on hands on feet, and the effect was shown regardless of Sasang constitution.

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