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A Case of Melanocytic Nevi which was Treated with Crucial Incision Acupuncture Therapy
A Case of Melanocytic Nevi which was Treated with Crucial Incision Acupuncture Therapy
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology. 2016. May, 29(2): 142-148
  • Published : May 25, 2016
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Kim Hye-Yoon
Park In-Hae
Hong Seok Hoon
Shin Sun-Ho
Kim Hyo-Rin
Park Sung-Gu

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Objectives : The objective of this study was to report the efficacy of the Crucial Incision Acupuncture Therapy(CIAT) for removing melanocytic nevi. Methods : CIAT is penetration acupuncture to remove a lesion by sticking needles like cross-shape. We used the CIAT for treating one patient with melanocytic nevi, and then we investigated efficacy and side effect for about 5 months. Results : In 16 melanocytic nevuses treated with CIAT, one of the nevuses recurred after about 3 months. And hyperpigmentation lasted for about 2-5 months was caused after the CIAT. Conclusions : In Korean medicine, the CIAT might be used for treating melanocytic nevi. But additional studies might be needed for improvement of treatment effect.
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