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A Case Report of Chemotherapy-induced Stomatitis Clinically Improved by Acupuncture Treatment

항암화학요법 후 발생한 구내염에 대한 침 치료 치험 1례

  • Cho, Na-kyung (Dept. of Korean Internal Medicine of Hepatology, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Lee, Yu-Ri (Dept. of Korean Internal Medicine of Hepatology, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Choi, Hong-sic (Dept. of Korean Internal Medicine of Hepatology, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Kim, Kyung-soon (Dept. of Korean Internal Medicine of Hepatology, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Mo (Dept. of Korean Internal Medicine of Hepatology, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University)
  • 조나경 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 간계내과학교실) ;
  • 이유리 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 간계내과학교실) ;
  • 최홍식 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 간계내과학교실) ;
  • 김경순 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 간계내과학교실) ;
  • 김승모 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 간계내과학교실)
  • Received : 2017.12.10
  • Accepted : 2017.12.24
  • Published : 2017.12.30

Abstract

Objectives: This case report presents improvement after receiving acupuncture treatment for a chemotherapy-induced stomatitis. Methods: The patient was treated for 6 times with acupuncture. And effects of treatments were measured with the World Health Organization (WHO) oral toxicity scale and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results: The clinical symptoms of the stomatitis were improved that WHO oral toxicity scale decreased from grade 4 to grade 0 and Visual Analogue Scale decreased from 7 to 2 after treated with acupuncture. Conclusions: In this study, acupuncture might be effective way to cure the cancer patient suffering from chemotherapy-induced stomatitis.

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