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Evaluation of Molecular Targeting by Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(2), pp.193-218
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

정민규 1 박영회 2 Keum Dong-ho 3

1동국대학교
2동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실
3동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과 교실

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :M-puncture is a new method to solve molecular lesion related to chronic pain in the way of Aδ-fiber stimulation or PML excitation. This study was performed to evaluate the effects of Molecular Targeting by Acupuncture(M-puncture) for patients with chronic pain, and to conduct more researches in the usage of M-puncture for treating chronic pain. Methods :22 patients, who were diagnosed as NNPS were selected. They have been treated twice a week for 6weeks, then Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and Pain Rating Score(PRS) were used to measure their pain. And, they have been checked HRV once a week, MMPI once every two weeks. The VAS, PRS, HRV, MMPI patterns were analyzed by using ‘Pared T-test' and ‘Kruskal-Wallis test'. Results :1. After 1st, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th M-puncture therapy, there were statistical significance in improvement of VAS(p<0.05) and, each times of therapy, there were statistical significance in improvement of PRS(p<0.05). 2. There were very significant improvement of VAS and PRS(p<0.001), when we compared the change in VAS and PRS before 1st treatment and 12th treatment. 3. There was no statistical significance in VAS and PRS by age, pain region, duration of disease and, grade of NNPS. 4. There was no statistical significance in HRV. 5. There were significant improvement of Hs, Ds, Hy, when we compared the change in MMPI between 1st check up and 2nd check up(p<0.05) and, there were very significant improvement of Hs, Ds, Hy, when we compared the change in MMPI between 1st check up and 4th check up(p<0.001). Conclusions :The results indicate that M-puncture had good effect on chronic pain patients who diagnosed NNPS.

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