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Clinical Research Trend for Catgut-embedding Therapy on Allergic Rhinitis (알레르기 비염의 매선 치료 임상 연구 동향)

  • Kang, Jeong-In;Lee, Dong-Hyo
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.33 no.2
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    • pp.55-69
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    • 2020
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study is to analyze research trends on the effects of catgut-embedding therapy on allergic rhinitis. Methods : We searched potentially relevant randomized controlled trials using various electronic databases and extracted data using a standardized form. Results : Finally, 11 studies were selected and analyzed. All studies were conducted in China and the number of studies has increased especially in recent 3 years. 11 studies compared catgut-embedding therapy with usual care, acupuncture, sham catgut-embedding therapy. Most studies showed that catgut-embedding therapy was effective and had long lasting effect compared with comparison group. Conclusions : All studies were conducted in China and it is necessary to review its evidence for clinical application in Korea. Further studies are needed on this topic in order to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety clearly.

Effects of Catgut -Embedding Therapy in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: a Retrospective Pilot Study

  • You, Kyung-Gon;Kwon, Young-Dal
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.36 no.2
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    • pp.43-49
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    • 2015
  • Objectives: We evaluated the effect of the traditional Korean medical therapy of catgut-embedding therapy in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Methods: Thirteen patients(20 hands) with CTS underwent catgut-embedding therapy once per week for a total of 1-4 sessions. We measured the time to tingling in the fingers on performing Phalen's test. We also had patients use a visual analog scale (VAS) to indicate the severity of tingling. We also asked about the awakening time at night due to pain and tingling. We controlled the treatment as being limited to four sessions. Even if a patient had not been treated for four sessions, we ended the patient's treatment if symptoms resolved. Results: Patients who received catgut-embedding therapy showed significant improvements in the clinical symptoms of CTS. After treatment, in a total of 19 hands, the status of fourteen was changed from positive to negative in Phalen's test and the average of tingling occurrence time in that test was delayed. Among the 20 hands, the VAS in eight hands changed to zero and the average of VAS score decreased. Furthermore, in nine patients, four could sleep well without the use of a splint. Conclusions: Patients undergoing this traditional Korean medical therapy showed alleviation of finger tingling after even a single treatment. We thus concluded that this traditional Korean catgut-embedding therapy, may be effective for treating CTS. However, to confirm the effects of catgut-embedding therapy on CTS, further tests are required, including under the defined, strict conditions of a randomized controlled trial.

A Case Study of Stroke Patients with Hemiparesis Treated by Catgut-Embedding Therapy on Scalp Acupoints (두침경혈 매선요법을 이용한 중풍 편마비 환자 치험 3례)

  • Han, Hyun-Jin;Kim, Min-Ji;Jang, In-Soo;Kang, Sei-Young
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.34 no.3
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    • pp.312-321
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : This study was to report the effect of catgut-embedding therapy on scalp acupoints in stroke patients with hemiparesis. Methods : Three stroke patients with hemiparesis were treated by catgut -embedding therapy on scalp acupoints twice a week. After three weeks, the score of manual muscle test (MMT) and modified Barthel index (MBI) were improved compared with the first examination. Results and Conclusions : After the treatment, MMT and MBI score improved in all three patients. These results showed that catgut-embedding therapy on scalp acupoints is possible to be effective for treating hemiparesis in stroke patients, and further studies should be conducted to provide more valuable information.

Literature Review of Catgut-embedding Therapy for Lumbar Disk Herniation (요추 추간판 탈출증의 매선치료에 대한 문헌적 고찰)

  • Park, Sang-Hun;Jeon, Yong-Tae;Han, Kuk-In;Kim, Min-Ji;Lee, Ha-Il;Lee, Jung-Han;Ko, Youn-Seok
    • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
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    • v.25 no.4
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    • pp.29-40
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    • 2015
  • Objectives We have attempted to provide the basis of treatment effects by considering foreign & domestic randomized controlled trials (RCTs), being implemented with catgut-embedding therapy for lumbar disc herniation. Methods We found the literatures prepared in Korean, English, and Chinese by December 2014 in electronic databases (Pubmed, Science Direct, Proquest, OASIS, KMbase, NDSL, RISS, National Assembly Library). We choosed RCTs by selection criteria through abstracts & articles, extracted and analyzed data. Cochrane's Risk of Bias Tool was used & implemented for the risk of bias. Results The total of 17 studies were included in the review. 88.2% of studies were accomplished within the last decade. The experimental group has shown more significant effects in 70.6% of studies, and the long-term & partial significant results were obtained in 29.4% of studies. Affected lumbar area and pelvic limb area with radiating pain were mostly selected for acupoint. Conclusions Overall and partial significant results were obtained from 17 foreign & domestic comparative RCTs which substantiates the treatment effects of catgut-embedding therapy for lumbar disc herniation. Since all studies, however, were exposed to the risk of bias, so future research of higher quality shall be necessary.

Systematic Review of Acupoint Catgut Embedding Therapy for Climacteric Hot Flush (갱년기 안면홍조에 대한 매선치료 : 체계적 문헌고찰)

  • Song, Mi-Hwa;Hong, Ka-Kyung;Choi, Chang-Min
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.71-80
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    • 2017
  • Objectives: The purpose of this systematic review was to overview and evaluate the effectiveness of acupoint catgut embedding for climacteric hot flush. Methods: We searched articles from CNKI, Pubmed CENTRAL, Koreantk, Oasis online databases. After searching the articles, we performed quality assessment using Cochrane risk of bias (RoB) tools. Results: Among the 20 articles were searched, one radomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) was selected. 1 Study showed that Acupoint catgut embedding treatment has significant effect on climacteric hot flush in terms of the effectiveness rate. Conclusions: This study found encouraging but limited evidence of aupoint catgut embedding theragpy for climacteric hot flush.

Acupuncture Therapy of the Obesity - Current Status in Korea and Recent Developments (침 요법을 통한 국내 비만치료의 최근 경향)

  • Yeom, Seung-Chul
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.548-553
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    • 2009
  • In this study, after we analyzed 44 recent research paper written about obesity treatement, we tried to understand the acupuncture on the obesity treatment of the recent trend. We searched the recent papers with the key word of obesity, obese, and Acupuncture and are limited since 2004 in the search site KISS, KSI. Recently, acupuncture application for obesity treatment were 6 type. Traditional Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Electro Acupuncture, Herbal Acupuncture, Chi Acupuncture, and Acupoint Catgut Embedding Therapy. Although acupuncture application were effective method to decrease weight and localized fat, they were critical to evaluate to their effectiveness through strict and scientific clinical trials.

The Analysis on the Present Condition of Thread-embedding Therapy Papers Published in Journal of Korean Medicine (국내 한의학 학술지에 게재된 매선요법 관련 논문들의 현황 분석)

  • Kwon, Kang
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.16-44
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    • 2014
  • Objective : To search the trend of studying thread-embedding therapy in Korean medicine academia up to now and to expand the range of using thread-embedding therapy in the future, this study was designed. Methods : Using search portal sites the following; http://oasis.kiom.re.kr, http://www.riss.re.kr, collected 37 articles and devided those three parts and classificated those into four subsection as follows; total analysis, original article, case report. Results : The number of articles are 8 review articles, 14 original articles, 15 case reports. In the year 2013, 14 articles were published and ranked highest(37.8%). The journal of acupuncture & moxibustion medicine society ranked highest(40.5%). 5 persons ranked highest(32.4%) in number of author. Facial beauty care ranked highest(21.6%) in clssification of disease. Remedy item ranked highest(50.0%) in classification of subjects of 8 review articles. No more than 25 persons ranked highest(66.7%) and 6~12months of treatment period ranked highest(33.3%) in 14 original articles. Conclusions : Thread-embedding therapy is considered very useful on various part of Korean medicine clinic. We need to expand application scope of thread-embedding therapy in the future.

Current tendency of oriental approach to the cerebral palsy (뇌성마비(腦性痲痺)의 한의학적(韓醫學的) 접근(接近)에 관한 최신(最新) 동향(動向))

  • Kim, Jang-Hyun;Han, Yun-Jeong
    • The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.173-198
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    • 2003
  • Back ground : Cerebral palsy(CP) is a static encephalopathy caused by an insult to the brain during the prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal period (ie, up to 2 years). CP can lead to global dysfunction but always includes motor problems Objective : The purpose of this study is to investigate the current tendency of oriental approach to the CP and promote oriental treatment of CP in Korea Method : Investigation of current literature and clinical paper in Korea and Chinese Result and Conclusion : 1) CP fall under the category of wu-chi(five kinds of retardations : 五遲), wu-ruan(five kinds of flaccidity : 五軟), wu-ying(five kinds of Stiffness : 五硬) in oriental medicine and correspond to naoxing-tanhuan in current chinese medicine. 2) CP is mainly caused by weakness of the liver and kidney(肝腎不足), weakness of the spleen and stomach(脾胃虛弱), and the method of treatment is tonify the liver and kidney(補益肝腎), tonify the spleen and replenish qi(補脾益氣), but yu-chi(the faculty of speech : 語遲) is caused by deficiency of the heart(心虛) so that treated with method of invigorating the heart and nourishing blood(補心養血). Recently blood stagnancy the stagnation of qi(氣滯血瘀) is considered as the cause of CP, promoting qi circulation to invigorate blood(行氣活血) is mentioned the treatment of method. 3) In addtion to a herbal medication and acupuncture, the various treatments of scalp acupuncture(頭鍼), acupoint injection(穴位注射), catgut embedding therapy(埋鍼) etc. had been applicated to CP and for the objective evaluation of remedial value, TCD, EEG, BMD have been used.

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