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요통 환자의 침치료와 완과침 병행치료에 대한 비교 연구.
이진복, 임정균, 이형걸, 김종욱, 육태한, 송범용.
low back pain; acupuncture; Wan-Gwa acupuncture; Korean medicine
Summary & Commentary
Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of treating low back pain patients with Wan-Gwa acupuncture.
Methods : Clinical study was conducted to 42 patients who were treated in Dept. of Acupuncture and Moxibusion, Woosuk University Hospital from March 1 to December 31, 2010. Subject were randomly divided into two groups. In one group(control group), patients were treated with acupuncture. And in the other group(test group), patients were treated with both acupuncture and Wan-Gwa acupuncture. To estimate the efficacy of treatments, visual analog scale(VAS) and Oswestry disability index(ODI) were checked. 13 patients were excluded and we investigated 14 patients of control group and 15 patients of test group entirely.
Results : 1. In both two groups, VAS and ODI of patients were decreased significantly in the statistics 2. In test group, ODI of patients were decreased more significantly in the statistics than ODI of patients in control group.
Conclusions : We suggest that cotreatment of acupuncture and Wan-Gwa acupuncture on low back pain patients can be recommended as a useful therapy.
좌섬요통, 체침, 완과침, VAS, ODI