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  • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
  • pISSN : 2093-6966
  • eISSN : 2234-6856
  • DB Construction : 59 Issues, 667 Articles
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1 Title
Keywords BU herbal acupuncture; VAS(Visual Analogue Scale); pain pressure threshold; pressure algometer
Author(s) Seo, Bo-Myung; Lee, Yoon-Kyung; Choi, Sung-Hoon; Kim, Kyung-Woon; Yoon, Jong-Seok; Lim, Seong-Chul; Jung, Tae-Young; Han, Sang-Won; Seo, Jung-Chul
  Abstract Objectives : This study was designed to estimate the effects of BU herbal acupuncture theraphy on low back pain of sprain patients by using Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and pressure algometer. Methods : 13 volunteers were applied to BU herbal acupuncture stimulation on the BL23, BL24, BL25 and BL26 acupoints. The degree of improvement of low back pain of sprain was evaluated by VAS and pain pressure threshold(at the points of BL23 and BL24 before treatment, before 3rd treatment(after herbal acupuncture). Results : In VAS scores, there were significant differences between before and after herbal acupuncture stimulation. But there was no significant difference between before and after herbal acupuncture stimulation in pain threshold. Conclusions : The effectiveness of BU herbal acupuncture theraphy on low back pain of sprain was shown through VAS and pressure algometer. These imply that BU herbal acupuncture theraphy may be useful for low back pain of sprain. Further study is needed about BU herbal acupuncture.
2 Title
Keywords Bee Venom Acupuncture; acute Ankle sprain
Author(s) Song, Ho-Seub
  Abstract Objective : The aim of the study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of BVA in the treatment of patients with acute ankle sprain. Design : A prospective randomized double-blind study of BVA was conducted. Setting : The study was done in the Kyungwon University Seoul Hospital from August 1st, 2004 to June 15th, 2005. Patients : 30 patients diagnosed with acute ankle sprain, especially 2nd degree on the Ankle grade pain chart(AGPC) participated in the study, who were divided into two groups (A and B) randomly by a coordinator flipping a coin. Group A and B were relevant to control and BVA group respectively, of which a coordinator never informed any other participant involved. Eventually 13 of 17 in group A and 11 of 13 in Group B finished all the process of the clinical trial. Intervention : In both group A and B, The Procedure of acupuncture treatment was made similar by appearance that four acupoints such as 坵墟(GB40), 中封(LR4), 商丘(SP5), 解谿(ST41) of the injured side were selected and Normal saline aqua-acupuncture(control, as a placebo) or BVA was done and then acupuncture at 坵墟(GB40), 中封(LR4), 商丘(SP5), 解谿(ST41), 足三里(ST36), 陽陵泉(G34) of the affected side was given again. the needles were retained for 20 minutes under the infrared rays. The treatment was given daily for a week. Outcome Measures : Ankle-Hindfoot Scale (AHS) and Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) were followed by three treatments. Statistical Analysis : Analysis regarding variations in AHS and VAS is carried out by applying Mann-Whitney test and Wilcoxon signed rank test sign test with level of significance at 5%. Results : At the end of the treatment, there was significant statistical differences between the two groups in VAS and AHS as well, while at the 3rd day only a VAS showed statistical significance. In each group, both VAS and AHS showed statistical significance along with duration of treatment. Conclusions : BVA was thought to be effective alternatives for relieving symptoms of acute ankle sprain, although further study was needed on the large scale.
3 Title
Keywords Transverse Myelitis; Bee Venom Herbal Acupuncture and Hominis Placenta Herbal Acupuncture
Author(s) Park, Min-Ho; Lim, Sung-Taek; Choi, Seok-Woo
  Abstract Objective : This study was performed to evaluate the treatment of acupuncture therapy including. Bee Venom and Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture on the patient with Transverse myelitis. Methods : We treated the patient with Transverse myelitis by Bee Venom herbal acupuncture at beginning, since then we treated him adding to Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture. Conclusions: The patient was effectively reduced symptoms with Bee Venom herbal acupuncture, since then he get more effective improvement of symptoms by adding Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture. Therefore we are able to expect Bee Venom and Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture will be more effective than simply acupuncture on the patient with Transverse myelitis.
4 Title
Keywords proteomic analysis; CTF-HAS; gene expression; HepG2
Author(s) Lee, Kyung-Min; Lim, Seong-Chul; Jeong, Tae-Young; Seo, Jung-Chul; Han, Sang-Won
  Abstract Objective : It has long been known about the osteogenic effect of CTF-HAS on bone tissues. However, it has not been determined the effect of CTF-HAS on cancer cells. The purpose of this study is to screen the CTF-HAS mediated differentially expressed genes in cancer cells such as HepG2 hepatoma cells lines. Methods : CTF-HAS was prepared by boiling and stored at until use. For proteomic analysis, total protein was analyzed by 2D gel electrophoresis and Q-TOF mass spectrometer. Results : In proteomic analysis, three spots were identified by 2D-gel electrophoresis and Q-TOF analysis. One down-regulated protein was heat shock 70kDa protein 5 and up-regulated proteins were chaperonin and 2-phospho -pyruvate-hydratase by 1.5mg/ml of CTF-HAS. Discussion : Proteomic analysis approach were performed to screen the differential expression genes. The screened genes will be used for the better understanding in therapeutic effect of CTF-HAS on cancer field.
5 Title
Keywords Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint; Bee Venom Acupuncture
Author(s) Lim, Jeong-A; Kim, Sung-Nam; Lee, Sung-Young; Moon, Hyung-Cheol; Shin, Min-Seop; Kim, Hyi-Jun; Koo, Sung-Tae; Choi, Sun-Mi; Kim, Sung-Chul
  Abstract Objective : This study is performed for the purpose of examining into the efficacy of the Bee Venom Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint. Methods : We investigated 25 cases of patients with Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint from 1st June 2005 to 13th July 2005. The 25 patients were taken Bee Venom Acupuncture over three times irregularly. Treatment efficiency was monitored through VAS (Visual Analog Scale) and improvement degree of the grade of clinical symptoms. Conclusions : We brought to the conclusion that the Bee Venom Acupuncture has possibility to be efficient to cure the Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint patients. So we suggest the possibility to use this new remedy for the Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint.
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Author(s) Shin, Min-Seop; Park, Min-Ho; Lim, Sung-Taek; Shin, Jin-Cheol; Lee, Bu-Young; Lee, Si-Seop; Yook, Tae-Han; Choi, Seok-Woo
  Abstract Objective : The purpose of the study was to evaluate if CF herbal acupuncture is more effective than simple acupuncture in the carpal tunnel syndrome. Methods : We classified two groups: CF group(patients treated by CF herbal acupuncture and then treated by acupuncture) and N-CF group(patients treated entirely by acupuncture without other treatment). We evaluated subjective symptoms and Phalen's test of patients after executing, and then analyzed those. Results : 1. Both CF group and N-CF group were statistically significant(p<0.05) in improvement of symptoms and Phalen's test since third times of treatment. 2. It appears that CF group was more effective than N-CF group for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. That was statistically significant(p<0.05) since third times of treatment.
7 Title
Keywords Herbal acupuncture therapy; Shoulder pain; Carthami-Flos; Calculus Bovis.Fel Ursi
Author(s) Kim, Hyun-Joong; Chang, So-Young; Lee, Eun-Yong
  Abstract Objectives : This study was performed to examine effects of herbal acupuncture therapy on shoulder pain. Methods : Control group were treated by common acupuncture therapy and sample group were treated by common acupuncture therapy and herbal acupuncture therapy. We compared control group with sample group by VAS and ROM. Results : VAS of sample group were more decreased than control group. ROM of sample group were more improved than control group. Conclusion : The herbal acupuncture therapy may be good effects on the shoulder pain.
8 Title
Keywords Bee Venom Acupuncture; HPLC; melittin
Author(s) Jang, Seong-Bong; Cha, Bae-Chon; Kwon, Ki-Rok
  Abstract Methods : This study was conducted to carry out quantitative evaluation using HPLC Content analysis was done using HPLC Results : According to HPLC analysis, each BVA-1 contained approximately melittin, and BVA-2 contained approximately melittin. But the volume of coating was so minute, slight difference exists between each needle. Conclusions : Above results indicate that the bee venom acupuncture can complement shortcomings of syringe usage as a part of Oriental medicine treatment, but extensive researches should be done for further verification.
9 Title
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Author(s) Lee, Chang-Keun; Soh, Kyeong-Sun; Jeong, Chan-Gil
  Abstract This study was performed to investigate the effects of on the blood injected by Endotoxin in rats. The blood was induced by Endotoxin injection into the caudal vein of rats and PS group taken a measurement of RBC, Hb, Hct, Platelet, WBC, ESR, CRP. The results were obtained as follows: 1. RBC, Hb, Hct, Platelet, WBC were increased with statistical significance at PS group as compared with those of the control group. 2. ESR, CRP were decreased with statistical significance at PS group as compared with those of the control group. It is concluded that PS group has significant effects on the blood injected by Endotoxin in rats. Therefore, PS group seems to be applicable to the diseases related to Endotoxin in clinics
10 Title
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Author(s) Lee, Jun-Mu; Ji, Jun-Hwan
  Abstract Effects of Phaseoli Semen rubra Herbal-acupuncture at zusanli(ST-36), Quchi(LI-11) and Sanyinjiao(Sp-6) on lipid composition, liver function, oxidative capacity and molecular biological aspects were investigate in high fat diet induced obese rats. Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing about 400g were divided into 4 groups according to body weight and raised four weeks with control, zusanli(ST-36), Quchi(LI-11) and Sanyinjiao(Sp-6) Herbal-acupuncture groups. 1. Plasma total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol showed a low values in the (ST-36) and (LI-11) Herbal-acupuncture groups and HDL-cholesterol showed a high values in the (ST-36) Herbal-acupuncture groups. 2. Plasma triglyceride and glucose showed a low values in the (ST-36) and (LI-11) Herbal-acupuncture groups. 3. The contents of plasma free fatty acids showed a tendence to decrease in the Herbal-acupuncture groups, however in the Herbal-acupuncture groups, the values showed no significantly different. 4. The activities of AST and ALT showed no significantly different in all treatment groups. 5. The contents of plasma and free fatty acids showed a tendency to decrease in the Herbal-acupuncture groups compared to those of control group. In the Herbal-acupuncture groups, the values of (ST-36) and (LI-11) Herbal-acupuncture groups showed a low in the acupuncture groups. 6. Liver total cholesterol and triglyceride showed a low values in the (ST-36) and (LI-11) Herbal-acupuncture groups. 7. Contents of plasma TBARS showed a low values in the (ST-36) and (LI-11) Herbal-acupuncture groups, however contents of liver TBARS showed no significantly different among treatment groups. 8. Values of liver glutathione peroxidase and catalase activity showed a tendency to increase in the (ST-36) and (LI-11) Herbal­acupuncture groups. Values of liver super oxide dismutase activity showed a high in the (ST-36) Herbal-acupuncture groups compared to those of other groups. 9. Expression of apo-B mRNA in liver cell showed a low in (ST-36) Herbal-acupuncture groups, however expression of apo-E mRNA showed a high in Herbal-acupuncture groups and mRNA in adipose cell showed no different among all the treatment groups. Expression of Leptin mRNA showed a tendance to decrease in (ST-36) Herbal-acupuncture group. 10. Histological character of liver, those of (ST-36) Herbal-acupuncture group showed a good, however other treatment groups showed slight vasodilation and slight fat accumulation. These results indicated that Phaseoli Semen rubra Herbal-acupuncture at (ST-36) and (LI-22) suppressed adipose tissue mass and lipid peroxidation and increased antioxidant system.
11 Title
Keywords needle acupuncture; herbal acupuncture; pain threshold; pressure algometer
Author(s) Lim, Jeong-A; Kim, Sung-Nam; Lee, Sung-Yong; Lee, Sang-Kwan; Moon, Hyung-Cheol; Koo, Sung-Tae; Choi, Sun-Mi; Kim, Sung-Chul;
  Abstract Objective : This study was performed to compare needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy with only needle acupuncture therapy in VAS and pain threshold. Methods : We used pressure algometer to evaluate the change of pain threshold before and after treatment. The numberical value of pressure algometer is obtained twice and averaged by identical acupuncturist. Visual analogue scale(VAS) was used to estimate the efficacy of needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy. Result : The following results were obtained; 1. The significant difference in VAS was showed before and after treatment in only needle acupuncture therapy. 2. The significant difference in pain threshold and VAS was showed before and after treatment in needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy. 3. In the pain threshold, the significant difference between only needle acupuncture and needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy was not showed. 4. Needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy showed the more effective change of VAS than only needle acupuncture therapy. Conclusions : In the pain control, needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy is more effective than only needle acupuncture therapy.
12 Title
Keywords Radial Nerve Palsy; Scolopendrae Corpus Herbal-Acupuncture
Author(s) Lee, Yoon-Kyung; Lim, Seong-Chul; Jung, Tae-Young; Han, Sang-Won; Seo, Jung-Chul
  Abstract Objective : The purpose of this study is to report the patient with radial nerve palsy, who improved by Scolopendrae Corpus Herbal-Acupuncture and other Oriental medical treatments. Methods : The patient was managed by Scolopendrae Corpus Herbal-Acupuncture, body acupuncture, physical theraphy and herbal medicine. We took picture of the patient's wrist and checked the power of muscles. Result : After 4 week treatment, the movement and power of wrist was restored to nearly normal range. Conclusions : The results suggest that combination of Scolopendrae Corpus Herbal-Acupuncture and other Oriental medical treatments is good method for treatment of radial nerve palsy. But further studies are required to concretely prove the effectiveness of this methods.
13 Title
Keywords distilled cultivated wild ginseng herbal acupuncture; cultivated wild ginseng; herbal acupuncture; hyperglycemia
Author(s) Park, Won-Pil; Lee, Eun; Kwon, Ki-Rok; / Journal of Pharmacopuncture
  Abstract Objectives : This study was to verify the effects of distilled cultivated wild ginseng herbal acupuncture(CWGHA) on diabetes by hematological analysis. Methods : Rats were fed with high fat diet for 8 weeks and the rats with hyperglycemia were selected for the experiment. Various treatments of distilled cultivated wild ginseng herbal acupuncture were administered intravenously and glucose, triglyceride, total-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, Free Fatty acid(FFA), TBARS, superoxide dismutase(SOD), catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities in the liver were analyzed. Results : 1. Experiment group 3(0.1 ml of CWGHA was injected intravenously 10 times) showed significant decrease in serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL-cholesterol levels and liver TBARS compared to the control group, whileas showed significant increase in liver glutathione peroxidase activity. 2. Experiment group 2 and 3 (treated with 0.5 ml, 1 ml, respectively), showed significant decrease in serum FFA, total cholesterol and TBARS levels compared to the control group, and showed significant increase in liver superoxide dismutase and catalase activities. 3. Serum HDL-cholesterol didn't show significant changes in both experiment and control groups. Conclusions : Above results indicate that distilled cultivated wild ginseng herbal acupuncture plays significant role as a hypoglycemic agent and in lipid metabolism. Increase in the number of administrations yielded more significant results.