Hyo-Ju Park's research while affiliated with Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine and other places

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Objective: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that significantly affects sufferers' quality of life and increases the economic burden on society. Saam acupuncture, a form of traditional Korean acupuncture, is frequently used to treat FD in Korean medicine clinical settings. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility...
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The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published in <Electroacupuncture plus moxibustion for major depressive disorder: A randomized, sham-controlled, pilot clinical trial, 10/3 (2021) 100727>, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2021.100727. The duplicate article has therefore been with...
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Background Insomnia is one of the most frequent symptoms in people with cancer. Electroacupuncture has been widely used in people with cancer or insomnia. We explored the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of electroacupuncture for cancer-related insomnia. Methods People with cancer and insomnia disorder were randomly allocated to electroac...
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Background: Anorexia and atopic dermatitis (AD) are highly prevalent diseases, and the herbal medicine Bojungikgi-tang (BJT) has been frequently used for the treatment of both anorexia and AD. However, no study has simultaneously evaluated the effects of BJT for both anorexia and AD. Methods: A prospective, randomized, usual care-controlled, ass...
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Background: Cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) is a significant problem for cancer patients, as the number of cancer survivors experiencing cognitive impairments is increasing in the absence of standard treatment. There have been attempts to improve the cognitive function of patients with cancer using acupuncture; however, no studies have...
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Background The first treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD) is antidepressants, however, there is substantial demand for alternative therapies due to its low compliance and remission rates. This study was aimed to explore the effectiveness, safety, and feasibility of electroacupuncture plus moxibustion therapy for MDD. Methods Thirty...
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Objectives: Emerging studies found the potential effects of acupuncture for treating chronic pain and mental disorders, namely, depressive and anxiety disorders. Acupuncture is widely used for treating culture-related anger syndrome, Hwa-byung. This pilot trial aimed to investigate the feasibility of a clinical trial testing acupuncture for the psy...
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Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common chronic symptoms experienced by cancer patients. As moxibustion is a popular traditional therapy for managing fatigue, it can be an alternative strategy to treat CRF as well. Therefore, we rigorously designed a full-scale, multicenter, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial to evaluate t...
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Although Electroacupuncture (EA) has been reported to be potentially effective for cognitive disorders, there is limited information about which domains of cognitive function can be improved by EA treatment. Sixty patients with MCI were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to groups to receive 24 sessions over 12 weeks of EA, sham EA, or usual care. In the EA...
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Background The first treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD) is antidepressants, however, there is substantial demand for alternative therapies due to its low compliance and remission rates. This study was aimed to explore the effectiveness, safety, and feasibility of electroacupuncture plus moxibustion therapy for MDD. Methods Thirty...
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Background Danggwijagyaksan(DJS) has been one of the most widely used herbal medicines for gynecological disorders in traditional East Asian medicine. Several clinical studies about DJS have shown improvement in menopausal symptoms. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and feasibility of DJS for treating climacteric syndrome with...
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Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture in treating insomnia. Patients and methods: In a multicenter, randomized, assessor-blinded, controlled trial, 150 patients with DSM-5-diagnosed insomnia with Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) scores ≥ 15 were randomly assigned to three different groups that underwent 10 sessions of e...
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Background: The prevalence of hyperlipidemia continues to increase due to aging and lifestyle changes. Statins are currently used as the first choice for treating hyperlipidemia, but are limited by adverse reactions. Hwangryunhaedok-tang (HHT) has received attention as a promising intervention for hyperlipidemia through a few experimental and clin...
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Background: Insomnia and hypertension are diseases with a high prevalence and a known association with each other. Sihogayonggolmoryeo-tang (SYM) is an herbal medicine traditionally used for the treatment of insomnia disorder concurrent with hypertension. However, no scientific clinical evidence exists supporting the effects of SYM on these disord...
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Background Dry eye syndrome is the most common complication of refractive surgery. Acupuncture is widely used for the treatment of ophthalmologic diseases, but to date, few have explored the effects of acupuncture for the treatment of this condition following refractive surgery. The objective of this study is to assess the feasibility of a study de...
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Background: The high prevalence of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty acid disease has become an important public health problem. Daesiho-tang (DST) is an herbal medicine widely used to treat obesity, metabolic syndrome and liver diseases. This pilot study will assess the feasibility of using DST in obese patients with a non-alcoholic fatty liver dis...
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Background: The high prevalence of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty acid disease has become an important public health problem. Daesiho-tang (DST) is an herbal medicine widely used to treat obesity, metabolic syndrome and liver diseases. This pilot study will assess the feasibility of using DST in obese patients with a non-alcoholic fatty liver dise...
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This is a preliminary study to investigate the feasibility of electronic moxibustion in breast cancer patients with upper limb lymphedema. As current treatment options for lymphedema are unsatisfactory and time consuming, there have been attempts to manage symptoms using integrative treatments. Electronic moxibustion was developed to compensate for...
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Background The high prevalence of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty acid disease has become an important public health problem. Daesiho-tang (DST) is an herbal medicine widely used to treat obesity, metabolic syndrome and liver diseases. This pilot study will assess the feasibility of using DST in obese patients with a non-alcoholic fatty liver disea...
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Background Adhesive capsulitis (AC) is a common condition that includes shoulder pain and limited movement. Despite more than 100 years of AC treatment, the most efficacious treatment remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) using acupuncture for AC. Methods Thirty participants wi...
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Background The prevalence of functional constipation (FC) is 3–27%, and FC has been reported to cause discomfort in daily life and various complications. The treatment for FC depends on laxatives, and thus, effective and non-toxic alternative treatments are needed. Methods We conducted a randomised, sham-controlled parallel-design, pilot trial. Par...
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Background: Hwa-byung (HB) is an anger syndrome caused by an inadequate release of accumulated anger that leads to somatic and psychiatric symptoms. As HB results from long-term inadequately treated negative emotions, its symptoms are complex, intractable and concomitant with other psychiatric disorders. Therefore, studies aiming to develop effect...
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Background This study aims to explore the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of Danggwijagyaksan (DJS) for alleviating climacteric syndrome in peri- and postmenopausal women with a blood-deficiency dominant pattern. Methods/designThis is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial. A total of 34 women with climacteric syndrom...
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Introduction Although insomnia is one of the most prevalent and disturbing symptoms among patients with cancer, it has not been properly managed. Electroacupuncture (EA) has received attention as a promising intervention for insomnia, and a few previous studies have reported that this intervention may be beneficial for treating insomnia in patients...
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Background Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients, and it diminishes their quality of life. However, there is currently no confirmed standard treatment for cancer-related fatigue, and thus, many patients who suffer cancer-related fatigue seek complementary and alternative medicines such as moxibusti...
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Background Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects many adults either transiently or chronically. The societal cost of insomnia is on the rise, while long-term use of current drug treatments can involve adverse effects. Recently, electroacupuncture (EA) has been used to treat various conditions including insomnia. The objective of this stu...
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Background The aim of this study is to explore the efficacy of Guizhifulingwan (GFW) in the treatment of climacteric syndrome in women. Methods/designThis is a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group design pilot trial. Fifty participants with climacteric syndrome will be randomly allocated to the GFW or placebo group in a 1:1...
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Background Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders and has a significant societal economic burden. Antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy are two primary interventions for the standardized treatment of MDD. However, their weaknesses, such as a low response rate, a high risk of adverse events fr...
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The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and idiopathic chronic fatigue (ICF) are not clearly known, and there are no definitive treatments for them. Therefore, patients with CFS and ICF are interested in Oriental medicine or complementary and alternative medicine. For this reason, the effectiveness of complementary and alternative treatments s...
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Introduction: This study tested the effectiveness of moxibustion on pain and function in chronic knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and evaluated safety. Methods: A multi-centre, non-blinded, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial compared moxibustion with usual care (UC) in KOA. 212 South Korean patients aged 40-70 were recruited from 2011-12, stra...
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Background: Hypertension, a worldwide public health problem, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease, and the medical and economic burden of hypertension is increasing. Auricular acupuncture has been used to treat various diseases, including hypertension. Several studies have shown that auricular acupuncture treatment decrease...
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Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is the main dose-limiting side effect of neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. CIPN can lead not only to loss of physical function, difficulties in activities of daily living (ADLs), and decreased quality of life, but also to dose reduction, delay or even cessation of treatment. Currently, there are f...
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Background: The purpose of this study is to conduct a basic analysis of the effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture in the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) as compared to placebo and usual care and to evaluate the feasibility of large-scale clinical research. Methods/design: This study is a protocol for a three-armed, random...
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Background Lateral epicondylitis is the most frequent cause of pain around the elbow joint. It causes pain in the region of the elbow joint and results in dysfunction of the elbow and deterioration of the quality of life. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of ipsilateral acupuncture, contralateral acupuncture and sham acupuncture o...
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Background: The treatment of knee osteoarthritis, which is a major cause of disability among the elderly, is typically selected from multidisciplinary options, including complementary and alternative medicine. Moxibustion has been used in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis in Korea to reduce pain and improve physical activity. However, there is...
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Objectives: This was a randomized controlled pilot trial to evaluate the effectiveness of cupping therapy for neck pain in video display terminal (VDT) workers. Methods: Forty VDT workers with moderate to severe neck pain were recruited from May, 2011 to February, 2012. Participants were randomly allocated into one of the two interventions: 6 se...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of massive clinical research and to make a basic analysis on the effectiveness and the safety of moxibustion treatment for knee osteoarthritis compared to usual care.
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Objectives : Our aim is to evaluate feasibility for massive clinical research and to make basic analysis of efficacy and safety of acupuncture treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue. Methods : This study is a protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. It was developed through literature searches and discussions...
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Objectives : 'Obtaining qi(deqi)' is a sensation experienced by a patient or an acupuncturist during acupuncture treatment, and it is considered to be an important factor in acupuncture treatment. However, previous studies reported conflicting results about the relationship between 'obtaining qi(deqi)' sensation and the effect of acupuncture treatm...
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Objectives : The aim of this study is to estimate traditional Korean medicine (TKM) practitioners' awareness and attitudes about acupuncture clinical study toward evidence based medicine (EBM). Methods : We conducted two surveys before and after the workshop. First survey, about the awareness and attitudes toward EBM was carried out with questionna...

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... Moxibustion, as a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine therapy, has a wide range of adaptation, clinical indications in all branches, and is simple, easy to learn, and timely. Moxibustion therapy is not only used in hospitals but also can be used in families for self-therapy and mutual therapy, which is attached to the medical viewpoint of "early treatment is the most important" of Traditional Chinese medicine [6][7][8]. Moxibustion combines the properties of moxa leaves to promote the flow of Qi blood, warm the middle, and expel cold with the warm stimulation of moxibustion fire, which has the effect of warming the meridians, promoting the movement of Qi blood and the transportation of water and fluids [9,10]. erefore, it can effectively relieve postoperative abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and other symptoms. ...
... It is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, and it plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China against urinary incontinence, dysmenorrhea, knee osteoarthritis, soft tissue injury, heel pain, asthma, and urinary retention (11). Until now, there have been many studies on the effects of moxibustion on the human body (12)(13)(14), and clinical studies also proved the curative effect of moxibustion against POUR (15,16). Mechanism studies have reported its thermal effects, radiation effects, and pharmacological actions to function as an analgesic, alleviating inflammation and enhancing immunity. ...
... In clinal, patients such as postoperative and postpartum women with chronic bleeding, and women with excessive menstruation usually have symptoms similar to BDS (2). It is usually diagnosed by lower amounts of hemoglobin, blood cells and so on (3). Hematopoietic cytokines, such as thrombopoietin (TPO), erythropoietin (EPO), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), play vital roles in the progress of haemopoiesis (4). ...
... Acupuncture is among the most popular form of alternative medicine practiced in Eastern Asia, and it is now practiced in Western countries (18). Extant acupuncture techniques primarily consist of traditional needle-based acupuncture and electroacupuncture. ...
... Второе положение определяет процедуру шкалирования. В соответствии с накопленным опытом применяемые в большинстве опросников шкалы с простым или градуированным ранжированием ответов, визуально-аналоговый вариант или шкала Ликерта не являются оптимальными, при этом более эффективным представляется применение временноѓо шкалирования в течение месячного периода [24][25][26]. Практическое применение базовых положений МКФ предполагает шкалирование выраженности жалоб пациента в контексте соотношения продолжительности возникновения жалобы к общему активному времени пациента с градацией: «Легкие проблемы» (5-24 %); «Умеренные проблемы» (25-49 %); «Тяжелые проблемы» (50-95 %); «Абсолютные проблемы» (96-100 %). ...
... Many studies have shown that DCHD has the effect of anti-inflammatory, regulating bile acid metabolism, balancing intestinal flora, protecting liver function and modulating blood lipids (Yoshie et al., 2004;Feng et al., 2019;Yang et al., 2019;Cui H. et al., 2020;Yang et al., 2021;Wang et al., 2022). It can be used in treating diseases such as cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, bile reflux gastritis, fatty liver and hyperlipidemia (Xu and Sun, 2013;Zou and Wang, 2014;Qian et al., 2016;Dou et al., 2019;Han et al., 2020;Yang et al., 2021). In recent years, DCHD has also been gradually used to treat T2DM. ...
... 3 Yet, these therapies are associated with certain side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, 4 fatigue, 5 and neutropenia. 6 Recent studies have shown the moxibustion, a vital part of acupuncture therapy, may alleviate cancer pain, 7 reduce leukopenia, 8 cancer-related fatigue, 9 and gastrointestinal reaction, 10 as well as improve body immunity 11 and patients' quality of life 12 after chemotherapy. Direct contact moxibustion (DCM) refers to a traditional moxibustion therapy in which moxa of appropriate size is directly placed on the skin and ignited. ...
... Origin/Insertion Technique (OIT) is a technique of strength-ening muscles by firm, heavy, digital stimulation on the origin and insertion of muscle [5,6]. Until recently, numerous clinical trials have been conducted investigating the effectiveness of MA and PA on shoulder pain [7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]. However, few studies on shoulder pain have reported follow-up ultrasound changes after MA, PA, and OIT treatments. ...