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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2006;27(4): 962-967.
복수 동반 간병변 환자의 平胃散 合 胃苓湯加味方 투여 호전 1례
김병철1, 김진원1, 정병주1, 정병주1, 심효주1, 나유진1, 김용호1, 서호석1, 이원희2
1국립의료원 한방진료부 내과
2국립의료원 한방진료부 침구과
A Case Report of Ascites in Liver cirrhosis with Herbal Prescription
Byung-chul Kim1, Jin-won Kim1, Byeong-ju Jeong1, Sung-ho Woo1, Hyo-ju Shim1, Eu-jin Na1, Yong-ho Kim1, Ho-seok Seo1, Won-hui Lee2
1Department of Oriental Internal Medicine, National Medical Center
2Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, National Medical Center
Correspondence  Byung-chul Kim ,Tel: 02-2260-7454, Fax: 02-2260-7464, Email: maesil2000@hanmail.net
  Published online: December 30, 2006.
Liver cirrhosis is a disease of the liver in which normal cells are replaced by scar tissue. This condition results in the failure of the liver to perform many of its usual functions. Liver cirrhosis includes ascites, jaundice, portal hypertension, varices etc.

This study was to see if there is a decrease in ascites of liver cirrhosis to under acupuncture and herbal treatment to test their validity.

Methods :
Measuring the response to treatment of ascites by giving pyengwie-san hap wieryungtang gamibang (平胃散 合 胃苓 and treating the patient with acupuncture, these clinical symptoms were observed: weight, abdominal circumference, abdominal SONO, chest X-ray, and lab findings.

Over 18 days the daily average loss of weight and abdominal circumference were 0.43kg and 0.56cm, respectively. Lab findings of liver functions showed improvement.

This report shows a role for acupuncture and herbal treatment for treating ascites in liver cirrhosis
Key words: Liver cirrhosis , Ascites , pyengwie-san hap wieryungtang gamibang(
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