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A Case of Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy Improved by Combined with Electroacupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2020, 30(2), pp.173-181
  • DOI : 10.18325/jkmr.2020.30.2.173
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : March 17, 2020
  • Accepted : March 31, 2020
  • Published : April 30, 2020

Sunjoo An 1 Seonghwan Choi 1 Shinwoo Kang 1 Seo Hyun Park 1 Keum Dong-ho 2

1동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과
2동국대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to report the effects of electroacupuncture and bee venom (BV) acupuncture for a patient suffering with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. There was a one patient who was diagnosed as idiopathic peroneal neuropathy and tibial neuropathy received electroacupuncture and BV acupuncture at acupoints on peroneal and tibial nerve pathway. The evaluation of clinical outcome was done by range of motion (ROM), manual muscle test (MMT), perimeter of lower leg, neuropathy pain scale (NPS). After treatment, the patient showed improvement in ROM and MMT. The patient’s perimeter of lower leg was increased, NPS was decreased. This study suggests that the treatment of acupoints on the damaged nerve pathways could be an effective treatment for peripheral neuropathy, although further studies will be needed. (J Korean Med Rehabil 2020;30(2):173-181)

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