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  • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
  • pISSN : 2093-6966
  • eISSN : 2234-6856
  • DB Construction : 59 Issues, 667 Articles
1 Title
Keywords Glycyrrhizae Radix; pharmacopuncture; ischemia; renal failure
Author(s) Kim, Hyeong-Cheol; Kim, Gyoung-Ho; Lee, Guem-San; Kim, Hyung-Woo; Lim, Se-Hyun; Lim, Chi-Yeon; Kim, Young-Gyun; Cho, Su-In
  Abstract Objectives: The present study was undergone to determine whether Glycyrrhizae Radix pharmacopuncture intravenous injection exerts beneficial effect against the ischemia-induced acute renal failure in rabbits. Methods: Rabbits were treated with Glycyrrhizae Radix pharmacopuncture via i.v., followed by renal ischemia/reperfusion. The fractional excretion of glucose and phosphate were measured and the malondialdehyde content was also determined. The morphological changes of cortical part of kidney also observed with light microscope. Results: Renal ischemia/reperfusion caused increase of the fractional excretion of glucose and phosphate in ischemia-induced animals, which was prevented by Radix Glycyrrhizae extract treatment. Ischemia/reperfusion increased lipid peroxidation, which was prevented and morphological changes also altered by Radix Glycyrrhizae pharmacopuncture administration. Conclusions: These results indicate that lipid peroxidation plays a critical role in ischemia-induced acute renal failure and Glycyrrhizae Radix pharmacopuncture exerts the protective effect against acute renal failure induced by renal ischemia/reperfusion.
2 Title
Keywords Epimedii Herba; 6-Propyl, 2-thiouracil; Hypothyroidism
Author(s) Hong, Min-Jin; Lee, Byung-Choel; Ahn, Young-Min; Ahn, Se-Young
  Abstract Objectives: The symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, cold intolerance, arthralgia, muscle cramps, dry skin and etc. Although hypothyroidism is a relatively common endocrinical disease, we do have many difficulties treating it effectively. The symptoms of hypothyroidism are similar to those of Yang-deficiency in Oriental medicine. Epimedii Herba is a popular herb that has the effect of tonifying the kidney and strengthening Yang in Oriental medicine. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of Epimedii Herba on a hypothyroidism rat model induced by PTU(6-Propyl, 2-thiouracil). Methods: 24 two-month-old Spargue-Dawley(SD) rats were divided into 4 groups: 1) normal(n=6), 2) PTU-induced hypothyroidism control(n=6), 3) hypothyroidism rat treated with Epimedii Herba(n=6), 4) hypothyroidism rat treated with levothyroxine(n=6). PTU was administered for 4 weeks, Epimedii Herba and levothyroxine was administered for 2 weeks after PTU was initiated for a total duration of 2 week. At the end of the experiment, blood samples from all the rats were taken from their hearts and were analyzed. Results: In comparison with normal group, the PTU-induced control group significantly showed hypothyroidism with low T3, T4 and high TSH. In Epimedii Herba group, T4 was significantly increased(p<0.05). There was no significant difference in TSH between the Epimedii Herba treatment group and the control group. And no significant differences were observed in biochemical labs and weight between the Epimedii Herba group and the control group. Conclusions: These results suggest that Epimedii Herba could help thyroid cells to produce thyroid hormones. And no significant side effects related with Epimedii Herba were found, suggesting that it is safe to administer. According to these results, Epimedii Herba may be a safe alternative medicine for hypothyroidism.
3 Title
Keywords Melittin; Sweet Bee; Venom; antigenicity; ASA; PCA
Author(s) Cho, Byung-Jun; Kwon, Ki-Rok
  Abstract Objectives: This study was performed to examine the antigenic potential of pure melittin (Sweet Bee Venom - SBV) extracted from the bee venom by utilizing protein isolation method of gel filtration. Methods: All experiments were conducted at Biotoxtech (Chungwon, Korea), authorized a non-clinical studies institution, under the regulations of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Antigenic potential of SBV was examined by active systemic anaphylaxis (ASA) and passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) in guinea pigs. SBV was subcutaneously administered at 0.07 and 0.28mg/kg and also as a suspension with adjuvant (Freund's complete adjuvant: FCA). Ovalbumin (OVA) as a suspension with adjuvant was used to induce positive control response (-FCA). Results: 1. In the ASA test, experimental groups showed some symptoms of anaphylaxis like piloerection, hyperpnea and staggering gait. 2. In the PCA test, low dosage group did not show any antibody responses, whereas high dosage group showed positive responses. 3. In the weight measurement and clinical observation, experimental groups didn't show any significant changes compared with control group. 4. In the autopsy of body, the abnormalities of lung were detected in the corpse. This means that the cause of death may induced anaphylactic shock. Conclusions: Above findings suggested that SBV had antigenic potential in guinea pig. Further studies on the subject should be conducted to yield more concrete evidences.
4 Title
Keywords cancer; cultivated wild ginseng; pharmacopuncture; squamous cell lung carcinoma
Author(s) Kim, Koo; Choi, Yong-Seok; Joo, Jong-Cheon; Moon, Goo
  Abstract Objectives: To report the effect of cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture on the lung cancer patient. Methods: Treatment of cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture was conducted on the patient during 7 months. Pharmacopuncture therapy was done twice a week with a dosage of 2ml per each treatment. Computed Topography(CT) was performed to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy. Results: After the treatment of 7 months, chest CT revealed the mass size was decreased. Conclusions: This case provides us a possibility that cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture offers potential benefits for lung cancer patient.
5 Title
Keywords Juglandis Semen Pharmacopuncture Therapy; shoulder pain
Author(s) Choi, Han-Na; Lee, Seoung-Whon; Kim, Cheol-Hong; Yoon, Hyun-Min; Jang, Kyung-Jeon
  Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of Juglandis Semen Pharmaco-puncture Therapy on Shoulder Pain. Methods & Results: Clinical studies on shoulder pain were carried out on 34 patients who were treated at Department of Acupuncture & Moxibusition, Samse Oriental Medical Hospital from June to October, 2009. Patients were divided into two groups, i.e. Sample group(Group A) and Control group(Group B). Group B were treated by body acupuncture and cupping therapies while Group A were added juglandis semen pharmacopuncture therapy to therapies of Group A. All patients of both groups were treated three times a week for three weeks. In order to evaluate pain degree, we apply Shoulder Pain and Disability Index(SPADI), Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and the tool developed by Japan's Industrial Hygienics Society and modified by Korean Doctor. Evaluations were done after first week, second week and third week during period of treatment. Results: Both groups showed significant pain decreasing tendencies. But Group A showed more efficiency comparing to Group B. Conclusions: According to the above-mentioned results, it seems that Juglandis Semen pharmacopuncture therapy could be applied as the effective method for reducing shoulder pain.
6 Title
Keywords Rotator cuff tear; Traumatic tear; Korean Traditional Medicine; Shoulder MRI
Author(s) Lee, Jeong-Hwan; Ko, Min-Kyung; Yoon, Kwang-Shik; Lee, Chang-Woo; Kim, Young-Il; Kim, Jung-Ho
  Abstract Objectives: There is no report on treatment of acute traumatic rotator cuff tear in Traditional Korean Medicine. We reported Traditional Korean Treatment for pain relief and better movement of acute traumatic rotator cuff tear. Methods: Shoulder MRI was used to confirm the diagnosis of tear of rotator cuff. The patient was treated with Traditional Korean Methods (Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Pharmacopuncture) for 6 months. We evaluated the patient through VAS (Visual Analogue Scale), UCLA shoulder scale, ROM (Range of motion) and Shoulder MRI. Results: After 6 months of treatment, the patient's VAS was decreased whereas UCLA score and Shoulder ROM were increased. Rotator cuff tear was repaired on Shoulder MRI images. Conclusions: In acute traumatic rotator cuff tear, Korean Traditional Treatment is good method for pain relief and better movement.
7 Title
Keywords Anaphylaxis; Sweet Bee Venom; Bee venom; skin test
Author(s) Kim, Chae-Won; Lee, Yeon-Hee; Lee, Kwang-Ho
  Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this case report are to introduce an Anaphylaxis occurred when using Sweet Bee Venom (SBV) and common Bee Venom (CBC) at the same time and a risk when used SBV and CBC together without skin test. Methods: A patient, an Anaphylaxis occurred when treated her with SBV and CBC at the same time without additional skin test, we observed the progress of the Anaphylaxis with care for her. Results & Conclusions: The Anaphylaxis in the patient was taken a turn for the better by emergency response. Based on this case, Sometimes the use of SBV and CBC at the same time without skin test can be dangerous, and to avoid the risk when used CBC together, in advance allergy test should be conducted.
8 Title
Keywords Radial nerve palsy; Jungsongouhyul; Pharmacopuncture
Author(s) Choi, Eun-Hee; Chun, Hea-Sun; Lee, Ju-Hee; Ryu, Hye-Seon; Yang, Dong-Seon; Hong, Seok
  Abstract Objectives: This study was to investigate the clinical effect of additional Jungsongouhyul Pharmacopuncture on radial nerve palsy patients. Methods & Results: The patients were hospitalized or outpatients in Department of traditional korean medical hospital, Dongshin University from 28th, Oct. 2009 to 25th, Aug, 2010. All patients were treated by additional Jungsongouhyul Pharmacopuncture. To evaluate the wrist drop and numbness of fingers, coding result, Verbal numerical scale (VNS) were used. As the result, symptoms are improved remarkably according to improvement of coding result, VNS score. Conclusions: Patients were treated during 3.5 weeks in average. All cases were excellent results by additional Jungsongouhyul Pharmacopuncture. But further studies are required to investigate exact effects.
9 Title
Keywords Carthami-Flos; Neck pain; Pharmacopuncture; menopause; VAS; NDI; MENQOL
Author(s) Park, Jae-Yeon; Yun, Kyung-Jin; Choi, You-Jin; Kim, Min-Seok; Yu, Sung-Jin; Lee, Cham-Kyul; Roh, Jeong-Du; Lee, Eun-Yong
  Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of Carthami-Flos Pharmacopuncture on posterior neck pain of menopausal women. Methods: We treated 20 female patients with neck pain patient(45-60 yr) into two groups and treated Group A with Carthami-Flos Pharmacopuncture and common acupuncture and Group B with common acupuncture. The efficacy of treatment was measured by VAS, NDI and MENQOL scores of before and after 30 days to start treatment. Results: Both group A and B represented effective improvement in VAS and NDI of neck pain and MENQOL scores. And group A was more effective than B group statistically. Conclusions: It was suggested that Carthami-Flos Pharmacopuncture treatment might have effect on posterior neck pain treatment of menopausal women.
10 Title
Keywords Prostate cancer; Mountain Ginseng; Pharmacopuncture; Sweet Bee Venom; Prostate specific antigen
Author(s) Lee, Yeon-Hee; Kim, Chae-Won; Lee, Kwang-Ho
  Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this report is to find out how Mountain Ginseng Pharmacopuncture(MGP) and Sweet Bee Venom(SBV) treatments are effective on prostate cancer patients by monitoring Prostate specific antigen(PSA) values. Methods: We treated two prostate cancer patients with MGP and SBV from October 2008 to April 2011. One patient had localized prostate cancer, the other was in the terminal stage of prostate cancer with lung and bone metastasis and both had been receiving western anticancer therapy. We had monitored the changes of PSA value. Results: In case 1, MGP and SBV treatments seemed to be helpful in preventing the recurrence of localized prostate cancer. In case 2, PSA value was decreased by MGP treatment. Conclusions: It is conceivable that MGP and SBV are effective treatments for patients with prostate cancer.