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A Study of medical cases of burns (탕화상(湯火傷) 의안(醫案) 연구)

  • Bang, Sunh Hye;Kim, Hong-kyoon;Kim, Nam Il
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.49-60
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    • 2008
  • Burn is a malady that has tormented mankind for a while, and Traditional Korean Medicine techniques of treating it has constantly improved. Detailed description of treatment methods of burns are mentioned in Traditional Korean Medicine texts. To treat burns both medicines for internal and external use are needed, and appropriate first aid is necessary in the first stages. A total of eleven medical cases about burns could be found in the process of researching texts, and studying these 의안s indicated that burns were admirably cured with Korean Traditional Medicine methods of treating burns. Differences in the treatment methods between different schools could also be observed. Further research and development of Traditional Korean Medicine methods of burns is needed.

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The Ancient Understanding of Epidemic Development (고대인들의 역병 인식;"삼국사기"를 중심으로)

  • Choi, Seong-Woong;Yoo, Woon-Jun;Kim, Hong-Kyoon
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.39-43
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    • 2007
  • The history of medicine has a strong correlation to the ancient development of epidemics. Although the study of the history of East Asian Traditional Medicine does not put much emphasis in understanding the flow of medical history in relation to epidemics, it largely impacted the development of this epidemic and the compilation and evolution of treatment methods. The same was true for Korea as they linked development of epidemics, unusual natural conditions, and social phenomenons from ancient documents. This study methodically classifies the epidemics mentioned in ${\ulcorner}$三國史記${\lrcorner}$ and concludes on how ancient Koreans understood epidemics.

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A Research of Ancient operation through traditional medical documents (침(針)과 도(刀)를 이용한 수술법에 대한 문헌 조사 - 외과전문서적을 중심으로 -)

  • Pahng, Sung Hye;Cha, Wung Seok;Kim, Nam Il
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.81-86
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    • 2007
  • In ancient East Asia surgical methods existed even before the modern surgical methods were introduced. These surgical methods were mainly used to treat tumor, bruises, and dermatosis. The methods include many techniques such as making incisions in the skin, tell when to operate, and the aftercare following an operation. The traditional ways are not practiced any more due to its being replaced by the anesthesia techniques originating from the West, but the ancient methods can still be found in documents and these methods can be reproduced through such documents. There is a possibility that this ancient method could replace the present day method because of its nature-friendly characteristic as well as its post-operation management.

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History of Korea Life Nurturing Medicine (한국(韓國) 양생의학(養生醫學)의 역사(歷史))

  • Ahn, Sang-Woo;Kim, Nam-Il
    • Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.159-167
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    • 2008
  • Life nurturing medicine mentioned in this paper refers to medical practice based on health preservation. This practice embraces alimentotherapy, respiration practice, qi gong, lacking food method as well as preventive medicine and geriatrics based on this theory. This life nurturing practice are noticeable through korean history. There were Korea own's xianjia(仙家) yangseng practice which after the transmission of Taoistic yangseng, it has been developed to take a field in medicine. The first publication that proofs this unification of life nurturing practice and medicine is Donguibogam ("東醫寶鑑"). Life nurturing method took more proportion in medical practice as medical books emphasized on preventive medicine like Yiyangpyun("二養編"), Boyangji were published distinguishing from other field of medicine.

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What Changes the Picture of Chinese Medicine : A Survey of the Current Historiography of Chinese Medicine (중국의학에 대한 새로운 이해 -중국의학사의 최근 연구 동향-)

  • Lee Choong Yeol
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.39-49
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    • 2004
  • This article will introduce the changes of the historiography of the Chinese medicine which have been made during the last several decades. These will be described with the changes in the image of the Chinese medicine that has been occupied in our mind. We regard Chinese medicine as a rational knowledge system which is based on the theory of Yin-Yang and Five phases. Therefore we draw a dear line of demarcation between Chinese medicine and irrational cure means such as religious prayer, charms and folk remedies which have no theoretical background. We also think the medical lineages continue virtually uninterrupted over the whole time of the history of Chinese medicine that began from Huangdineijing(皇帝內徑) and Shanghanlun(傷寒論). And we consider Chinese medicine as a sort of science, and suppose there has been one universal and homogeneous medical system in the mainland China. This image, however, has been changing rapidly. These changes come from the join of externalists who were trained as historian not physician, for studying the history of Chinese medicine, and the methodological innovations of historiography which was influenced by the methodologies of anthropology, social history, cultural history and the discourse of postmodemism.

The analysis of complementary/alternative medicine-related study trend registered in the Korean Journal -focusing on the treatises listed at DBpia (한국 저널에 수록된 보완대체의학 관련 연구 동향 분석 -DBpia에 수록된 논문을 중심으로-)

  • Lee, Taeyoung;Cha, Wung-Seok;Kim, Nam-Il
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.69-80
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    • 2009
  • Complementary/alternative medicine has been developed in extremely diverse forms reflecting inter-state historical, cultural differences. As Korean Medicine is institutionally accepted to the same status of Western Medicine, the concept of complementary/alternative medicine needs to be realigned. Data-basing academic level Web Service DBpia, the trend of research in the field of complementary/alternative medicine was analyzed by focusing on 144 treatises listed in the Korean Journal. As the result, we could subgroup treatises as those of concept, category, current status, institutions, details, and miscellany. The treatises related to the answers to "What is Complementary/alternative medicine" apply to the category of 'concept' Likewise in category are listed the treatises covering range and kinds of medicine. In 'category', 'current status', the discussions about the direction of Complementary/alternative medicine pending and treatises dealing with clinical applications are covered. In 'institutions', treatises on policy-making are enlisted. In 'details', treatises applied on specific diseases were sub-grouped. Others not otherwise covered enlisted in the list of "Miscellany".

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Report on the Vaso-Aging Degree of Workers by SA3000P (SA3000P로 측정된 근로자들의 혈관노화도에 관한 보고)

  • Kim, Seong-Mo;Kim, Dae-Jun;Choi, Bin-Hye
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.23 no.5
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    • pp.1178-1182
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    • 2009
  • This study was designed to analyze the results of Vaso-Aging Degree in Oriental medical examination. The subjects were workers in the automobile manufacturing industry. The subjects consisted of 24,077 industrial workers who had received Oriental medical examination by Oriental medicine and they submitted questionnaires about drinking history and smoking history, during 9 months from March to November. They were categorized by job class, drinking history and smoking history, exercising history. The percentage of Vaso-Aging Degree were measured by using SA3000P(Medicore, Seoul, Korea). We analyzed the relationship between job class, drinking history, smoking history, exercising history and Vaso-Aging Degree using ${\chi}2$-test of the SPSS Ver. 14.0. In job class, Sales personnel were apt to have a higher level of Vaso-Aging Degree than Office workers. And getting older workers are, the higher Vaso-Aging Degree becomes. Vaso-Aging Degree of the Drinker group showed a higher level than the Non-Drinker group. Vaso-Aging Degree of Smoker group were higher than the Non-smoker group. On the other hand, Vafo-Aging Degree of Non-Exerciser group were higher than the Exerciser group. They have to manage Vaso-Aging Degree closely and educate the workers to quit smoking and drinking for their health promotion. Furthermore, continuous health check up needs to be done connectedly.

The medical use of tea shown in DongUiBoGam (『동의보감(東醫寶鑑)』 에 나타난 다(茶)의 의학적(醫學的) 운용(運用))

  • Kim, Jong Oh;Cha, Wung Seok;Kim, Nam Il
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.257-276
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    • 2005
  • In this paper, the types of tea mentioned in DongUiBoGam and the usage of tea were studied under these four main themes: tea as a folk medicine, types of tea, various uses, contraindication of tea. Tea used in mid Chosun. medicine, including in DongUiBoGam, was folk medicine. DongUiBoGam specialized the use of tea according to type. Also, it viewed tea as a medicinal ingredient that could exhaust the patient's EumBlood.

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The Historical Research of Chuna Therapy (추나의학(推拿醫學)에 관(關)한 의사학적(醫史學的) 고찰(考察))

  • Lim, Jin Kang;Ahn, Sang Woo;Kim, Nam Il
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.83-87
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    • 2007
  • Since the beginning of mankind humans labored to survive, and during this process damages and illnesses developed and jeopardized their lives. Through this, the people came to know that touching seats of disease and wounds reduces or relieves the pain. Based on this, the people started to understand the technical process of stimulating the body with the hands and began to systemize it to use it for medical purposes. Chuna medicine was completed that way and this study is one that organizes information related to its history.

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A Study of Hyungsang Medicine's definition and features (형상의학(形象醫學)의 정의(定義)와 특징(特徵)에 대한 고찰(考察))

  • Park, Jun Gyu;Kim, Nam Il
    • The Journal of Korean Medical History
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.87-92
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    • 2007
  • Hyungsang Medicine is a medical theory a Korean traditional medical doctor Park In Kyu established based on the contents of "Donguibogam" that is currently practiced commonly today in Korean TKM clinics. Although it is based on "Donguibogam", the most basic text of TKM, it differs from "Donguibogam" in that its diagnosis, treatment, and treatment methods of illnesses are based on the person's appearance. This study organizes the medical theory by considering its relation to other medical theories and organizing the theoretical backgrounds through examining documents that it is based on.

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