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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine > Volume 37(2); 2016 > Article
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.

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


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.

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

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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