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The Clinical Study of Balneotherapy by DITI

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(1), pp.109-118
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Jung-Min Lee 1 In-Sun Park 1 TaekWon ahn 1 홍서영 1

1대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of balneotherapy on the changes of DITI(digital infrared thermal imaging). Methods :This study was carried out on 27 patients. They went through balneotherapy with high pressure under water shower(15 min.) and whole body bathing in neutral or hot water between 32 to 40 ℃(15 min.). DITI was measured at before and after the treatment. And then the data was analyzed. Results :1. In cold hypersensitivity of hands group, temperature on PC8 rose and difference between LU4 and PC8 decreased(p<0.05)(Fig. 1, Table Ⅱ). 2. In cold hypersensitivity of feet group, temperature on LR3 rose and difference between ST32 and LR3 decreased(p<0.05)(Fig. 2, Table Ⅱ). 3. In shàngrèxiàhánzhèng(上熱下寒證) group, there were no significant changes on CV17, CV6 and difference between CV17 and CV6(Fig. 3, Table Ⅱ). Conclusions :These results demonstrated that balneotherapy has clinical effects on cold hypersensitivity of hands and feet. And further studies are required to apply the balneotherapy in order to cure various diseases in the future.

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