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A clinical study based on Sasang Consitutional Medicine on the treatment of atopic dermatitis

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2002, 14(2), pp.69-77
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : August 31, 2002
  • Accepted : August 31, 2002
  • Published : August 31, 2002

Gu Deok-mo 1

1경산대학교 한의과대학 사상체질과

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Atopic dermatitis, which is one the prevalent allergic diseases in toddlers and adolescent population, has not been treated with Sasang Constitutional Medicine due to the limitation of constitution differentiation in children. This study was aimed to examine the effect of treatment for atopic dermatitis with Sasang Constitutional Medicine. Method: Forty-three patients over age 3 who were diagnosed with atopic dermatitis by the criteria of Hanifin and Rajka were participated in this study from August, 2001 thru May, 2002 at the Pohang Oriental Medicine Hospital, Kyungsan University. Result: 1. Soyangin showed the highest proportion of 79% of the sample. 2. The symptom of the disease by patients' constitution according to the degree of affected skin and itching was severe in Soyangin, and mild in Soeumin 3. For treatment 9 kinds of prescription regimen were given; Yangkyuksanhwatang was mostly used for Soyangin followed by Hyungbangsabaksan. Hayngsayangwetang and Galgunhaegitang were prescribed for Soeumin and Taeumin, respectively. 4. The treatment effect was found in 84% (n=36) of the patients markedly. Six out of seven who showed no progress were Soyangin. Conclusion: The treatment based on the constitution differentiation and prescription of the Sasang Constitutional Medicine was effective for the symptom alleviation in a short term period in atopic dermatitis. Further clinical study is needed to prove the effect of Sasang Constitutional Medicine in a larger sample and various diseases.

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