The Comparative Study on the Effect of Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture Treatment and Hwangryun Pharmacopuncture Treatment of Cervical Disc Herniation

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J Korean Acupunct Moxib Soc. 2013;30(3):117-124
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 June 20
doi : https://doi.org/10.13045/acupunct.2013011
1Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine
2Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine
*Corresponding author : Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine, 17, Buil-ro 191beon-gil, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 420-814, Republic of Korea Tel : +82-32-320-8834 E-mail : lilysh2@naver.com
Received 2013 May 20; Revised 2013 June 03; Accepted 2013 June 03.

Abstract

Objectives :

This study was designed to compare the effect of bee venom pharmacopuncture treatment and Hwangryun pharmacopuncture treatment in patients with cervical disc herniation

Methods :

This study was done on 48 cases of patients with cervical disc herniation diagnosed by MRI, symptoms and physical test who admitted in Bu-cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine from January 1st, 2012 to August 31th, 2012. We divided patients into two groups. Bee venom group was treated by bee venom pharmacopuncture treatment and Hwangryun group was treated by Hwangryun pharmacopuncture treatment. We measured the efficacy of treatment with numerical rating scale(NRS) and neck disability index(NDI). The evaluations performed at admission day and 14th day after admission.

Results :

In both bee venom group and Hwangryun group, NRS and NDI decreased significantly in statistics as treatment was performed. Though bee venom group showed a decreasing NRS and NDI score compared to Hwangryun group, there is no statistical significant difference between the result of both groups.

Conclusions :

The result of this study suggest that both bee venom pharmacopuncture treatment and Hwangryun pharmacopuncture treatment is effective in reducing pain for patients with cervical disc herniation. Further clinical research is needed to verify these results and findings.

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