The Clinical Study on the Effect of Acupotomy in Shoulder Disease

침도침 시술이 견관절 질환에 미치는 영향에 관한 임상적 고찰

  • Kim, Yeon-Mi (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medicine Hospital, Daejeon University) ;
  • Hong, Kwon-Eui (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medicine Hospital, Daejeon University)
  • 김연미 (대전대학교 부속대전한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 홍권의 (대전대학교 부속대전한방병원 침구과)
  • Published : 2008.08.20

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of acupotomy for patients with shoulder disease. Methods : We treated Five patients who have shoulder disease with acupotomy. To check the effect and satisfaction of acupotomy we used visual analog scale(VAS) and Five-point Likert scale. At the same time, we measured Change of shoulder range of motion(ROM). Results : After treatment pain were improved, VAS score decreased significantly to 2.5. The Likert scale point were checked 4.4, the patients were satisfied with the effect of acupotomy. Conclusions : This study shows acupotomy has useful effect on shoulder disease. An acupotomy is an alternative effective treatment modality for shoulder disease.