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KMID : 1129720090260040225
Korean Journal ofAcupuncture
2009 Volume.26 No. 4 p.225 ~ p.235
Clinical Study on a Case of Cervical Myelopathy with Additional Scolopendrae Corpus Pharmacopuncture
Kwon Ho-Young

Kim Jeong-Hwan
Abstract
Objective : The purpose of this study was to report a case of a treatment with Scolopendrae Corpus Herbal-Acupuncture for one patient suffering from the Cervical Myelopathy. Scolopendrae Corpus Herbal-Acupuncture has been used as a analgesics and antispasmodics in the oriental medicine and reported to have antiinflammatory effect, sedative action and immunity enhancing activity, on one patient suffering from the Cervical Myelopathy.

Methods : TThe patient was treated with Scolopendrae Corpus Herbal-Acupunture, acupuncture, herbal medication. Scolopendrae Corpus Pharmacopuncture was administered two or three times per week and we injected 0.2~1.0 ㎖ of Scolopendrae Corpus Pharmacopuncture to the patient’s neck and both arms. The improvement of the symptoms was evaluated by JOA score(Japanese Orthopedic Association score), Nurick grading, VAS(Visual Analog Scale), reflex testing, Finger escape sign, Grip and Release test.

Result : After 5 weeks of treatment, the patient’s JOA score, Nurick grading and VAS were improved from 12 to 16, from grade III to grade II and from 10 to 3 respectively. The movement and power of upper and lower limbs were restored to nearly normal range.
KEYWORD
Cervical Myelopathy, Scolopendrae Corpus Pharmacopuncture, Oriental medicine
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