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A Case Study of a Taeeumin Patient with Advanced Parkinson's Disease Diagnosed as Dry-heat Symptomatic Pattern
A Case Study of a Taeeumin Patient with Advanced Parkinson's Disease Diagnosed as Dry-heat Symptomatic Pattern
Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine. 2013. Dec, 25(4): 442-453
  • Published : December 31, 2013
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Lee, Mi-Suk
Park, Yu-Gyeong
Bae, Na-Young

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Objectives This case study was about a Taeeumin patient with advanced Parkinson's disease diagnosed as Dry-heat symptomatic pattern. In this study, we reported significant improvement of motor and non-motor symptoms of this patient after Sasang constitutional medicine treatment. Methods The patient was diagnosed with Taeeumin Dry-heat symptomatic pattern and treated with Taeeumin's constitutional medications and acupuncture. The primary outcome measure for this study is Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale(UPDRS) to assess the overall function of patient. Secondary outcome assessments include Global Assessment Scale(GAS), change of patient's sleep, stool and urine. Results and Conclusions The patient treated with Taeeumin's constitutional medications and acupuncture had reduction in UPDRS (specifically Part II, Part III and Part IV) and GAS of motor symptoms. Furthermore, patient's sleep, stool and urine were reported to be normal after treatment. In conclusion, this study shows that Sasang constitutional medicine can be effective treatment for Taeeumin patient with Advanced Parkinson's disease diagnosed as Dry-heat symptomatic pattern.
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