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A Study on Clinical Application of Tongue Diagnosis

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2013, 23(3), pp.149-157
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

김빛나라 1 Minseok Oh 1

1대전대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Objectives This study was designed to: (1) investigate the clinical feature of tongue diagnosis,(2) make an observation of significant changes in tongue diagnosis according tothe patient's physical condition and laboratory result and (3) identify clinical efficacy oftongue diagnosis. Methods 300 patients' tongue diagnosis results were analyzed and the patients weredivided to each group according to the physical condition and laboratory result. Then,chi-square test was performed to assess statistical significance between tongue diagnosisresults of each group. Results As a result of analyzing the spread of tongue diagnosis according to the patient'sphysical condition and laboratory result, 18 groups had statistical significance relatedto specific tongue color and tongue coating. Conclusions Even if there would be possible misinterpretations in one-to-one matchbetween the tongue diagnosis and certain diseases, we identified that tongue diagnosisresults were changed somewhat related to patient's physical condition with some tendencyand tongue diagnosis could be used for meaningful clinical diagnostic tool.

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