A Case Report of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Improved with Diarrhea-Inducing Treatment by Gamsui-mal and Korean Medicine Treatment

감수말 공하법을 병행한 한방치료로 호전된 요추 척추관 협착증 환자의 증례보고

  • Nam, Suhyun (Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, Dong-Seo Korean Medical Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Donghoo (Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, Dong-Seo Korean Medical Hospital) ;
  • Choi, Hyunmin (Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, Dong-Seo Korean Medical Hospital) ;
  • Kang, Jun-Hyuk (Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, Dong-Seo Korean Medical Hospital) ;
  • Hyun, Minkyoung (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Dong-Seo Korean Medical Hospital)
  • 남수현 (동서한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 김동후 (동서한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 최현민 (동서한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 강준혁 (동서한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 현민경 (동서한방병원 침구과)
  • Received : 2016.11.02
  • Accepted : 2016.11.18
  • Published : 2017.01.31


The purpose of this study is to report the effectiveness of diarrhea-inducing treatment by Gamsui-mal for lumbar spinal stenosis. During hospitalization four patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were treated with diarrhea-inducing treatment by Gamsui-mal and acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping treatment, Bee-venom pharmacopuncture. Before treatment, we explained in detail about diarrhea-inducing treatment by Gamsui-mal and patients agreed with treatment. The symptoms appeared in patients of diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting in the treatment process. We evaluated the degree of improvement by visual analogue scale (VAS), oswestry disability index (ODI). After treatment, we found that pain was reduced and patient's symptoms were improved by visual analogue scale (VAS), oswestry disability index (ODI) score. The results show that diarrhea-inducing treatment by Gamsui-mal was rapidly improving symptoms. Further studies are needed to clarify the effect of diarrhea-inducing treatment by Gamsui-mal.


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