A Case Study of a Taeeumin Patient with Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy Improved with Jowisengcheong-tang

조위승청탕(調胃升淸湯)으로 호전된 올리브교소뇌위축증 환자 1례

  • Received : 2013.07.01
  • Accepted : 2013.08.28
  • Published : 2013.09.30


Objectives The aim of this study was to examine significant improvement of dizziness, gait disturbance, insomnia and xerostomia after treatment with Jowisengcheong-tang in a Taeeumin patient with olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA). Methods The patient's subjective and objective symptoms were observed daily throughout the hospitalization period using global assessment (G/A), and the Unified Multiple System Atrophy Rating Scale (UMSARS) was used to assess the overall function of patient. Results The symptoms of dizziness and xerostomia decreased from G/A 100 to G/A 10~30 for five days, and the UMSARS score decreased in Part I,II. Conclusions This case showed that Sasang constitutional medicine treatment can be effective treatment method for OPCA. We consider that consistent treatment can contribute to improve the patient's quality of life.


Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy;Unified Multiple System Atrophy Rating Scale (UMSARS);Jowiseungcheong-tang;Taeeumin


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