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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2016;37(2): 352-360.
노인성 폐렴 한방 치험 2례
방연희, 백현정, 김재효, 김상진, 김관일, 이범준, 정승기, 정희재
경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과 한방 폐장⋅호흡기내과학교실
Two Case Reports of Pneumonia in Elderly Patients That Was Improved by Traditional Korean Medicine Treatment
Yeon-hee Bhang, Hyun-jung Baek, Jae-hyo Kim, Sang-jin Kim, Kwan-il Kim, Beom-joon Lee, Sung-ki Jung, Hee-jae Jung
Division of Allergy, Immune & Respiratory System, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University
Correspondence  Hee-jae Jung ,Tel: 02-958-9147, Fax: 02-958-9148, Email: hanfish@khmc.or.kr
Received: March 31, 2016,   Accepted: May 30, 2016,   Published online: May 31, 2016.
ABSTRACT
Objective:

This study reports on traditional Korean medicine therapy used for pneumonia among elderly patients.


Method:

Two patients diagnosed with pneumonia were treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture, as well as cupping along the back. We checked chest X-rays, coughing and sputum on the visual analogue scale (VAS), and lab evaluations in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.

Results:
Following treatment with traditional Korean medicine therapy, VAS scores for coughing and sputum decreased and the chest X-rays and inflammation markers improved.

Conclusion:
Traditional Korean medicine therapy treatment appears to be effective for treating pneumonia in elderly patients.
Key words: pneumonia, Korean medicine therapy, Bojungikgi-tang-gamibang (補中益氣湯加味方), Haeyeol-tang (解熱湯), Shigyungbanha-tang (柴梗半夏湯)
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