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A Clinical Case Report of Writer's Cramp by Only Acupuncture

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2008, 18(3), pp.211-217
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

황재필 1 김현수 1 김민균 1 안순선 1 홍서영 1 Dongseok Heo 1 Yoon il ji 1

1대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical effect of acupuncture and electroacupuncture by meridian theory to a patient with writer's cramp. Methods : We treated this patient with only acupuncture and electroacupuncture by meridian theory. We evaluated the state of improvement by time to maintain right 2nd finger extended, Pain Disability Index(PDI). PDI was measured twice before treatment and after 19 weeks. Results and Conclusions : The subject was improved in estimation by time to maintain right 2nd finger extended, PDI. The time was from a few seconds to almost 90 minutes. PDI was from 21 to 17. According to above result, acupuncture and electroacupuncture by meridian theory were effective to improve symptoms of writer's cramp.

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