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A Study of the Effects of Gold and Stone Therapies on Changes in Body Size in the Neck, Back and Shoulder

골드테라피와 스톤테라피가 목, 등, 어깨 부위 신체 치수 변화에 미치는 영향 연구

  • Lee, Jin-Young (Dept. of Cosmetology, Graduate School of Engineering Konkuk University) ;
  • Jeong, Yeon-Jeong (Dept. of Microbial Engineering, Graduate School of Konkuk University) ;
  • Li, Shun-Hua (Dept. of Beauty Education, Graduate School of Education Konkuk University)
  • 이진영 (건국대학교 산업대학원 향장학과) ;
  • 정연정 (건국대학교 일반대학원 생물공학과) ;
  • 리순화 (건국대학교 교육대학원 미용교육학과)
  • Received : 2017.07.01
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.08.28

Abstract

This study attempted to investigate the effects of gold therapy on myofascial pain syndrome(MPS) in the neck, back and shoulder in comparison to stone therapy and verify its availability as an efficient nursing mediator in clinical trials. For this, therapy was given to a total of 20 women in two groups (gold therapy group, stone therapy group: 10 persons each) living in the capital region three times a week (40 min. at a time) for two weeks. In both groups, a statistically significant decrease was found in the following after the treatment: neck circumference, shoulder width, width of the inferior angle of scapula, shoulder thickness and waist circumference (p<0.001). In terms of differences, the gold therapy group was greater than the stone therapy group. In both groups, a statistically significant increase was observed after treatment in the following: cervical lateral bending (right), cervical lateral bending (left), cervical flexion and cervical extension angle (p<0.001). In terms of differences, the gold therapy group was greater than the stone therapy group. In conclusion, this study seems to show that gold therapy is a nursing intervention option having effective fascial relaxation and pain relief for the neck, back and shoulder. Therefore, it would be valuable as safe, non-invasive therapy.

Keywords

Gold therapy;Stone therapy;MPS;Fascial relaxation;Pain relief

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