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A Case Study of One Patient Who Has Diabetic Gangrene in Foot and Finger Due to Diabetes

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2004, 16(3), pp.129-132
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : December 31, 2004
  • Accepted : December 31, 2004
  • Published : December 31, 2004

Lee Sang Gi 1 Lee Kyung Lo 1 Song Jeong Mo 1

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ABSTRACT

1. Objectives Besides Diabetes Mellitus, its complications are matter of concerns as well. Its following complications are cardiovascular disease, glomerulopathy, retinopathy, neuropathy and diabetic gangrene. These complications can cause overall damage in major organs. In traditional oriental medicine it has been perceived that gangrene is mainly caused by "hwa(火)" but under sasang constitutional medicine its has been diagnosed as Taeumin superficial-disease(太陰人 表病) and Taeumin Jowiseungchung-tang(藐胃升淸湯) was prescribed. As a result, significal improvments was noted and thefore we report the outcome. 2. Methods We have given Taeumin Jowiseungchung-tang(太陰人 藐胃升淸湯) to a patient for treating diabetes complications. 3. Results This patient was treated with Sasang Constitional Medicine and acupuncture for about three weeks. After treatment, ulcer and whole body edema were improved considerbly. 4. Conclusions We have dianosed the patient as Taeumin superficial-disease(太陰人表病) by undergoing several diagnostic method used in sasang constutional medicine. Therefore we have given Taeumin Jowiseungchung-tang(太陰人藐胃 升淸湯) to the patient and has obtained satisfactory results in curing several diabetic complications especially ulcer due to diabetes.

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