Clinical Features of Knee Pain of Female after Menopausal and Survey Method for Moxibustion Treatment

Article information

J Korean Acupunct Moxib Soc. 2013;30(5):169-174
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 December 20
doi : https://doi.org/10.13045/acupunct.2013055
Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Gachon University

This research was supported by the Gachon University Research Fund in 2013

*Corresponding author : Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Gil Oriental Medicine Hospital of Gachon Univercity, 1200-1, Guwol-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon, 405-760, Republic of Korea, Tel : +82-70-7120-5014 E-mail : cyberdoc@gachon.ac.kr
Received 2013 November 14; Revised 2013 November 25; Accepted 2013 November 25.

Abstract

Objectives:

This study was accomplished to find out clinical features of knee pain of female after menopausal and their recognition of moxibustion treatment.

Methods:

Before and after 8 times moxibustion treatment(mostly 2 times a weak), survey was done. Moxibustion treatment was done on painful location, 3 times per each point.

Results & Conclusions:

Other symptom with Knee pain was Click 30.8 %, stiffness 25.6 %, press pain 16.7 %, swelling 14.1 %, fever 5.1 %, none 7.7 %. VAS of moxibustion treatment is significantly increased after treatment. Expectation of moxibustion treatment is not. “Bad smell” is the first cause of evasion of moxibustion therapy. It should have been considered to reduce bad smell in development of moxibustion.

Population Characteristics(Age)

Contraction Period

Underline Disease

Knee Pain Side

Painful Location

Other Symptoms with Knee pain

VAS Score before & after Treatment

Expectation(Satisfaction) before & after Treatment

Discomfort of Moxibustion Treatment

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Table 1.

Population Characteristics(Age)

Age Count %
40∼49 3 7.3
50∼59 14 34.1
60∼69 23 56.1
70∼79 1 2.4
Total 41 100.0

Table 2.

Contraction Period

Period (year) Frequency Percent(%)
Less than 1 8 19.5
Less than 10 25 61.0
Less than 20 4 9.8
Less than 30 1 2.4
Less than 40 3 7.3
  Total 41 100.0

Table 3.

Underline Disease

Underline disease Count Percent(%) Number
Hypertesion 18 35.3 43.9
Hyperlipidemia 8 15.7 19.5
Diabetes mellitus 3 5.9 7.3
Tuberculosis 2 3.9 4.9
Thyroid disease 1 2.0 2.4
Heart disease 1 2.0 2.4
None 18 35.3 43.9
Total responses 51 100.0 124.4

Multiple response.

Table 4.

Knee Pain Side

Pain side Frequency Percent(%)
Left 21 51.2
Right 18 43.9
Both 2 4.9
Total 41 100.0

Table 5.

Painful Location

Location Count Percent(%) Number
Hyol hae 2 4.4 4.9
Yang gu 1 2.2 2.4
Sul an 8 17.8 19.5
Dod bi 7 15.6 17.1
Medial ligament 4 8.9 9.8
Lateral ligament 2 4.4 4.9
Patella 17 37.8 41.5
Popliteal 4 8.9 9.8
  Total 45 100.0 109.9

Multiple response.

Table 6.

Other Symptoms with Knee pain

Symptom Count Percent(%) Cases
Click 24 30.8 58.5
Stiffness 20 25.6 48.8
Press pain 13 16.7 31.7
Swelling 11 14.1 26.8
Fever 4 5.1 9.8
None 6 7.7 14.7
  Total 78 100.0 190.2

Multiple response.

Table 7.

VAS Score before & after Treatment

Treatment M(SD) t
Before (41) 6.9268(1.70866) 7.240*
After (41) 4.4878(2.15780)

0 : none, 10 : severe.

* :

p<.05.

Table 8.

Expectation(Satisfaction) before & after Treatment

Treatment M(SD) t
Before(41) 7.46 (1.38017) .426
After(41) 7.32 (2.00548)

0 : none, 5 : moderate, 10 : completely.

Table 9.

Discomfort of Moxibustion Treatment

Discomfort Count Percent(%) Cases
Smell 24 53.3 58.5
Iching 7 15.6 17.1
Hotness 3 6.7 7.3
Long treatment time 2 4.4 4.9
Eye stimulus 1 2.2 2.4
Blister(burn) 1 2.2 2.4
None 7 15.6 17.1
  Total 45 100.0 109.0

Multiple response.