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The Clinical Study on 1 Case of Arteriosclerosis Obliterans Treated with Oriental Medicine

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2011, 21(4), pp.269-279
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

안재민 1 Yoon il ji 1

1대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical application of blood-letting therapy and oriental medicine with arteriosclerosis obliterans. Methods :The patient in this case had been already treated by anticoagulation, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and thrombolysis. But these methods didn't work on patient and condition had gone bad. Finally the patient's left limb was about to be amputated. Patient did not want to cut off her lower limb, so she visited us to find a way for treating and preserving her lower limb. A drastic treatment was necessary in this situation. We treated the patient with Korean traditional treatment. Specially excessive blood-letting therapy and oriental medicine helped the patient to decrease the pain, numbness and frigidity. Results :After treatment, the chief complaint and accompanying symptoms were subsided and improved. And personal and social performance scale was increased. Conclusions :According to this study, Korean traditional treatment such as blood-letting theraphy, and oriental medication is effective for the cure of arteriosclerosis obliterans. During this period, foot necrosis was delayed and amputation is not needed any more.

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