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A Case Report of Herpes Zoster Patient with Post-herpetic Neuralgia Improved by Galgunhaegui-tang and Korean Medicine Treatment

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2023, 35(4), pp.105-115
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : December 11, 2023
  • Accepted : December 22, 2023
  • Published : December 31, 2023

Woohyeon Noh 1 Kyou-Young Lee 2 Jun-Sang Yu 3

1상지대학교 부속한방병원 한방신경정신과 수련의
2상지대학교 한의과대학 한방안이비인후피부과 교수
3상지대학교 한의과대학 사상체질의학과 교수, 상지대학교 한의학연구소 소장

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Objectives Post-herpetic neuralgia(PHN) is one of the common complications in patients diagnosed with herpes zoster. The purpose of this case study is to suggest the effect of Galgunhaegui-tang and korean medicine treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia patient. Methods A 62-year-old Herpes Zoster patient suffered from rash with post-herpectic neuralgia was identified as Taeeumin Gansuyolriyolbyong. The patient’s chief complaint was assessed by counting the number of oral analgesics taken and using Visual Analog Scale(VAS) score. The patient was treated with Galgunhaegui-tang and Korean medicine treatment. Results After 9 days of admission treatment including Galgunhaegui-tang, VAS of PHN was decreased from 7.5 to 4 and the number of taking oral analgesic was decreased from 2 to 1. Conclusions This case study indicates that Galgunhaegui-tang and Korean medicine treatment may improve the pain of PHN.

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