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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 Temporomandibular disorders; Hominis Placenta Herbal; Bee Venom Herbal Acupuncture
Author(s) Lee, Byung-Cheon; Baik, Ku-Youn; Johng, Hyeon-Min; Sung, Baeck-Kyoung; Soh, Kyung-Soon; Kang, Dae-In; Soh, Kwang-Sup
  Abstract Objectives : The purpose of this study is to analyze the functional and clinical improvement effect on temporomandibular disorder by additional Hominis Placenta and bee venom herbal acupuncture treatment. Methods : A patient was treated with Hominis Placenta, bee venom herbal acupuncture, simple acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and herbal medicine. We evaluated the improvement by visual analogue scale(VAS) score, mouth opening range, and X-ray image. Results : The VAS score was significantly decreased and mouth opening range was increased after treatment. X-ray image showed improved change after treatments. Conclusions : We think Hominis Placenta and bee venom herbal acupuncture treatment mainly contributed to the improvement of temporomandibular disorders. Further study is needed for the confirmation of this effect of on temporomandibular disorders.
2 Title
Keywords Oligomenorrhea; Oriental medicine; On-kyung-tang; Gwa-gi-eum; Cathami flos of Aqua-Acupuncture
Author(s) Lee, Jong-Young; Cho, Byung-Jun; Kang, Dae-In; Kwon, Ki-Rok
  Abstract Objectives : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of oriental medicine about two patients with oligomenorrhea. Methods : Two patients had no special abnormality in BC, CBC, UA, ultra-sono, hormonal test in this study are 25-years-old and 26 years-old female who have over 40-days menstrual cycle. They had treated for 49-days, 21-days each by oriental medicine method. Their herb medicine is On-kyung-tang and Gwa-gi-eum. Main acupuncture points are Hapkok(LI4), Kihae(CV6), Gwanwon(CV3), Choksamni(ST36), Samumgyo(SP6) and moxibuation Gwanwon(CV3) and treated Carthami flos of Aqua-Acupuncture 0.05cc at Samumgyo(SP6). Results : After treatment, their menstrual cycle decreased 33-days, 36-days each. And improved dyspepsia, menstrual pain. Conclusions : Oriental medical methods are effective in two patients with oligomenorrhea had no special abnormality in BC, CBC, UA, ultra-sono, hormonal test.
3 Title
Keywords Seven Acupoints; Stroke; Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging(D.I.T.I)
Author(s) Kim, Dae-Hyun; Jeong, Chan-Gil; Kim, Kwang-Ho; Soh, Kyeong-Sun
  Abstract Objectives : This study was designed to find out the effect of seven acupoints of stroke in cerebrovascular hemiplegia patients. Methods : This study was performed on 6 patients with cerebrovascular hemiplegia (test group) and 6 health persons(control group). We measured temperature of skin surface of test and control group using digital infrared thermographic imaging(D.I.T.I) after acupunture on seven acupoints of stroke. And we calculated difference of skin temperature between healthful and affected side for each groups. Results : There was significant difference in area 3 in both two groups between before and after acupuncture. But in general there Was no significant difference between two groups on thermographic change. Conclusions : This is pilot study, so further studies are required to find out the effect of seven acupoints of stroke in cerebrovascular hemiplegia patients.
4 Title
Keywords Dong-Qi acupuncture; Dong-Si acupuncture; Low back pain; Sciatica
Author(s) Kim, Hyun-Do; Lee, Kyu-Jae; Park, Seong-Kyu; Kwon, Ki-Rok
  Abstract Objective : The purpose of this study is to observe the effects of Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment for the patients with low back pain and sciatica. Methods : 60 patients were divided into two, Group A of 30 persons and Group B of 30 persons. Only Group A was treated with Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment, Group B was treated with just Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment. Results : In VAS, Group A is and Group B is . In Improvement index, Group A is and Group B is . Conclusions : We knew that Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment is more effective.
5 Title
Keywords Feeling of Cold; Bee Venom; Scolopendrae Corpus; Herbal Acupuncture
Author(s) Lee, Yeun-Seong; Soh, Kyeong-Sun; Jeong, Chan-Gil
  Abstract Objective : This study was designed to investigate the effect of bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture on the feeling of cold on legs. Methods : The patient was managed by bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture, body acupuncture and herbal medicine. The following points were selected : BL40, BL57, BL60; SP6. After bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture treatment, body acupuncture was performed at the same points. We evaluated the patient through Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging(D.I.T.I). Results : After 12 times of treatment, the patient showed that clinical symptoms was decreased, VAS changed from 10 to 3 and there was also improvement change on D.I.T.I.. Conclusions : According to the results, bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture may have the effects on the feeling of cold on legs. But further studies and required to prove the effects of this methods.
6 Title
Keywords Bezoar Bovis; dried cystic stone; Herbal Acupuncture; amount of bilirubin
Author(s) Park, Seong-Kyu; Park, Jae-Seuk; Baik, Seong-Il; Kwon, Ki-Rok
  Abstract Objectives: Literary investigation of existing data was conducted to verify effects of Bezoar Bovis and its herbal acupuncture, and determine quality management through component analysis. Results: Following results were obtained through literary investigation. 1. Bezoar Bovis is dried cystic stone from a cattle. Its characteristics are cool, no toxicity, and bitter taste. Known actions are: quells heat and detoxifies Fire Poison, extinguishes internal movement of Liver Wind and stops convulsion, vaporizes phlegm, and opens orifice. It is mainly used for treating tremor, stroke, delirium, sore throat, oral furuncle, boil, and others. 2. Bezoar Bovis is effective for eliminating liver toxicity, protecting against brain damage, and has anti-microbial activities. 3. Bezoar Bovis is mixed with bear gall bladder and deer musk to be used as herbal acupuncture, and this mixture is effective is invigorating liver functions as well as treating arthritis, headache, and etc. 4. Principal components of Bezoar Bovis are bilirubin-type pigments and cholic acids. The amount of bilirubin can be used as a standard to determine the quality of Bezoar Bovis.
7 Title
Keywords Gwakhyangjeonggisan herbal acupuncture solution (GHAS); Glioblastoma; Microarray; Gene expression
Author(s) Lee, Hong-Seok; Yin, Chang-Shik; Koh, Hyeong-Gyun
  Abstract Objectives : Neurological disorders have been one of main therapeutic targets of acupuncture. The present study investigated the protective effects of Gwakhyangjeonggisan herbal acupuncture solution (GHAS). Methods : We performed 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay in glioblastoma cells, and did microarray analysis with cells exposed to reactive oxigen species (ROS) of hydrogen peroxide by 8.0 k Human cDNA, with cut-off level of 2-fold changes in gene expression. Results : MTT assay showed protective effect of GHAS on the glioblastoma cells exposed to hydrogen peroxide. When glioblastoma cells were exposed to hydrogen peroxide, 24 genes were downregulated. When the cells were pretreated with GHAS before exposure to hydrogen peroxide, 46 genes were downregulated. Many of the genes downregulated by hydrogen peroxide stimulation were decreased in the amount of downregulation or reversed to upregulation. Conclusions : The gene expression changes observed in the present study are supposed to be related to the protective molecular mechanism of GHAS in the glioblastoma cells exposed to ROS stress.
8 Title
Keywords Moschus; Herbal Acupuncture; BUM; muscone
Author(s) Lee, Kyu-Jae; Yoon, Hyu-Chul; Lee, Jin-Seon; Kwon, Ki-Rok
  Abstract Objective : Literary investigation of existing data was conducted to verify effects of Moschus and its herbal acupuncture, and determine quality management through component analysis. Results : Following results were obtained through literary investigation. 1. Deer musk (Moschus) is dried navel gland secretions of the adult male musk deer. 2. Moschus is known to be effective for treating various febrile diseases, to revive senses, heart and abdominal pain, complications from cerebral hemorrhage, angina, and others. 3. Single dosage of Moschus is between and should not exceed 1g. Normally taken as powder or pill and may be used externally. 4. Moschus also has protective effects for the liver cells, and experiments revealed possible efficacies for hyperlipidemia, brain damage, hypertension, and etc. 5. For herbal acupuncture usage, Fel Ursi, Bezoar Bovis, and Moschus are used as a mixture (BUM), and it's known to be effective for protecting the liver and treating arthritis. 6. For component analysis of Moschus, aromatic matter 'muscone' should be used as a standard matter.
9 Title
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Author(s) Kwon, Ki-Rok
  Abstract Stem cell therapy implies the birth of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine signify treatment through regeneration of cells which was impossible by existing medicine. Stem cell is classified into embryonic stem cell and adult stem cell and they have distinctive benefits and limitations. Researches on stem cell are already under active progression and is expected to be commercially available in the near future. One may not relate the stem cell treatment with Oriental medicine, but can be interpreted as the fundamental treatment action of Oriental medicine is being investigated in more concrete manner. When it comes to difficult to cure diseases, there is no boundary between eastern and western medicine, and one must be ready to face and overcome changes lying ahead.
10 Title
Keywords Hominis Placenta; Herbal acupuncture; Bell's palsy
Author(s) Lee, Chae-Woo; Kim, Hong-Gi; Heo, Sung-Woong; Jung, Kyoung-Kun; Ahn, Chang-Beohm; Song, Choon-Ho; Jang, Kyung-Jeon; Kim, Cheol-Hong; Youn, Hyoun-Min
  Abstract Objectives : This study has been designed and performed to identify the effect on Bell's palsy according to the injection of herbal medicine induced from the Hominis Placenta. Methods : We measured the facial palsy changes of the patients who were admitted for Bell's palsy in the Oriental Medical hospital of Dongeui medical center from 03-01-2004 to 07-31-2004. Bell's palsy patients were divided into two groups. One group(A group) was injected with Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture. The other group(B group) was injected with normal saline. Then effects of these treatment was evaluated by Yanagihara's unweighted grading system. Results : A group was marked more higher than B group in treatment outcome. we discovered that it is significant differences between two groups after 4 week. Conclusions : These results provided that A group is more effective than B group. For clearly proving the effect of Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture on Bell's palsy, it is need more sample's number and more treatment's duration.
11 Title
Keywords Temporomandibular disorders; Hominis Placenta Herbal; Bee Venom Herbal Acupuncture
Author(s) Seo, Bo-Myung; Lim, Seong-Chul; Jung, Tae-Young; Han, Sang-Won; Seo, Jung-Chul
  Abstract Objectives : The purpose of this study is to analyze the functional and clinical improvement effect on temporomandibular disorder by additional Hominis Placenta and bee venom herbal acupuncture treatment. Methods : A patient was treated with Hominis Placenta, bee venom herbal acupuncture, simple acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and herbal medicine. We evaluated the improvement by visual analogue scale(VAS) score, mouth opening range, and X-ray image. Results : The VAS score was significantly decreased and mouth opening range was increased after treatment. X-ray image showed improved change after treatments. Conclusions : We think Hominis Placenta and bee venom herbal acupuncture treatment mainly contributed to the improvement of temporomandibular disorders. Further study is needed for the confirmation of this effect of on temporomandibular disorders.
12 Title
Keywords Oligomenorrhea; Oriental medicine; On-kyung-tang; Gwa-gi-eum; Cathami flos of Aqua-Acupuncture
Author(s) Kim, Kyung-Suk; Yang, Seoung-In
  Abstract Objectives : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of oriental medicine about two patients with oligomenorrhea. Methods : Two patients had no special abnormality in BC, CBC, UA, ultra-sono, hormonal test in this study are 25-years-old and 26 years-old female who have over 40-days menstrual cycle. They had treated for 49-days, 21-days each by oriental medicine method. Their herb medicine is On-kyung-tang and Gwa-gi-eum. Main acupuncture points are Hapkok(LI4), Kihae(CV6), Gwanwon(CV3), Choksamni(ST36), Samumgyo(SP6) and moxibuation Gwanwon(CV3) and treated Carthami flos of Aqua-Acupuncture 0.05cc at Samumgyo(SP6). Results : After treatment, their menstrual cycle decreased 33-days, 36-days each. And improved dyspepsia, menstrual pain. Conclusions : Oriental medical methods are effective in two patients with oligomenorrhea had no special abnormality in BC, CBC, UA, ultra-sono, hormonal test.
13 Title
Keywords Seven Acupoints; Stroke; Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging(D.I.T.I)
Author(s) Lee, Yun-Kyu; Lee, Yoon-Kyoung; Seo, Bo-Myung; Yun, Jong-Seok; Kim, Kyung-Un; Choi, Sung-Hun; Lee, Kyung-Min; Lim, Seong-Chul; Jung, Tae-Young; Han, Sang-Won; Seo, Jung-Chu
  Abstract Objectives : This study was designed to find out the effect of seven acupoints of stroke in cerebrovascular hemiplegia patients. Methods : This study was performed on 6 patients with cerebrovascular hemiplegia (test group) and 6 health persons(control group). We measured temperature of skin surface of test and control group using digital infrared thermographic imaging(D.I.T.I) after acupunture on seven acupoints of stroke. And we calculated difference of skin temperature between healthful and affected side for each groups. Results : There was significant difference in area 3 in both two groups between before and after acupuncture. But in general there Was no significant difference between two groups on thermographic change. Conclusions : This is pilot study, so further studies are required to find out the effect of seven acupoints of stroke in cerebrovascular hemiplegia patients.
14 Title
Keywords Dong-Qi acupuncture; Dong-Si acupuncture; Low back pain; Sciatica
Author(s) Lee, Kwang-Ho; Kwon, Ki-Rok; Kang, Mi-Suk
  Abstract Objective : The purpose of this study is to observe the effects of Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment for the patients with low back pain and sciatica. Methods : 60 patients were divided into two, Group A of 30 persons and Group B of 30 persons. Only Group A was treated with Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment, Group B was treated with just Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment. Results : In VAS, Group A is and Group B is . In Improvement index, Group A is and Group B is . Conclusions : We knew that Dong-Qi acupuncture treatment is more effective.
15 Title
Keywords Feeling of Cold; Bee Venom; Scolopendrae Corpus; Herbal Acupuncture
Author(s) Lee, Yoon-Kyoung; Lim, Seong-Chul; Jung, Tae-Young; Han, Sang-Won; Seo, Jung-Chul
  Abstract Objective : This study was designed to investigate the effect of bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture on the feeling of cold on legs. Methods : The patient was managed by bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture, body acupuncture and herbal medicine. The following points were selected : BL40, BL57, BL60; SP6. After bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture treatment, body acupuncture was performed at the same points. We evaluated the patient through Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging(D.I.T.I). Results : After 12 times of treatment, the patient showed that clinical symptoms was decreased, VAS changed from 10 to 3 and there was also improvement change on D.I.T.I.. Conclusions : According to the results, bee venom and Scolopendrae Corpus herbal acupuncture may have the effects on the feeling of cold on legs. But further studies and required to prove the effects of this methods.