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Six Cases of Acne Vulgaris Treated by Sasang Constitutional Treatment with Herbal Steam Therapy
Six Cases of Acne Vulgaris Treated by Sasang Constitutional Treatment with Herbal Steam Therapy
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology. 2016. May, 29(2): 130-141
  • Published : May 25, 2016
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Kim, Ki-Bae
Kim, Tae-Wook
Choi, Sung-Hee

Abstract
Objectives : This study was to performed to investigate the effect of herbal steam therapy on acne vulgaris. Methods : 6 patients with acne vulgaris were treated with korean medicine therapy (herbal medicine and acupunture) including herbal steam therapy. We evaluated the effect by Korean Acne Grading System(KAGS) and Pictures. Results : After treatment, the KAGS Grade of all patients treated with korean medicine therapy including herbal steam therapy is 1. Based on this, we could find that korean medicine therapy including herbal steam therapy is effective and available to ameliorate for the symptoms of acne vulgaris. Conclusions : This clinical cases study shows us that korean medicine therapy including herbal steam therapy seem to be effective to improve symptoms of acne vulgaris. Further studies will be needed to identify herbal steam therapy is beneficial to acne vulgaris.
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