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The Effectiveness of Ultrasound-Guided Essential Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture Combined with Integrative Korean Medical Treatment for Rib Fracture: A Case Study

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2019, 29(3), pp.157-163
  • DOI : 10.18325/jkmr.2019.29.3.157
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : June 12, 2019
  • Accepted : July 4, 2019
  • Published : July 31, 2019

Tae-Seok Ahn 1 Ji-Hyun Moon 1 Chang-Young Park 1 Myung-Jin Oh 2 Choi yoomin ORD ID 3

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2금강한의원
3우석대학교 부속 한방병원 침구의학과

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ABSTRACT

This study is to report the usefulness of ultrasound in diagnosing rib fracture and the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided essential bee venom pharmacopuncture as a treatment of it. A 46-year-old unable to find a fracture by chest radiography was diagnosed it on ultrasound. The patient was applied integrative Korean medical treatments and ultrasound-guided essential bee venom pharmacopuncture at the fracture site for 4 weeks, 18 times total. Numeral rating scale (NRS) was used to evaluate the amount of pain. The chest pain when turning over the body was reduced from NRS 8 to 2 for 4 weeks. The remarkable aspect is that the pain was immediately relieved after phamacopuncture and its effect lasted for 3 hours. This report suggests ultrasound can be useful for diagnosing rib fracture and also helpful for safety and accuracy of pharmacopuncture. Additionally, essential bee venom can be considered one of the methods of treating rib fracture. (J Korean Med Rehabil 2019;29(3):157-163)

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