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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2019;40(1): 136-144.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22246/jikm.2019.40.1.136
중증근무력증이 한의학적 치료로 개선된 임상 1례
배영춘1, 박수정2
1원광대학교 한의과대학 사상체질의학교실
2우석대학교 한의과대학 사상체질의학교실
A Case Study on the Alleviation of Symptom of a Myasthenia Gravis Patient after Korean Medicine Treatment
Young-chun Bae1, Soo-jung Park2
1Dept. of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University
2Dept. of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Woosuk University
Correspondence  Soo-jung Park ,Tel: +82-10-6287-0248, Email: taorgi@hanmail.net
Received: February 26, 2019,   Accepted: March 26, 2019,   Published online: March 30, 2019.
ABSTRACT
Objective:
The purpose of this study was to report on the alleviation of symptoms of a myasthenia gravis (MG) patient after Korean medicine treatment.

Methods:
A 39 year-old male patient who suffered from MG was examined. The patient was treated with herbal medicine, acupuncture, and pharmacopuncture. The Myasthenia Gravis Composite (MGC) scale and Myasthenia Gravis Activities of Daily Living (MG-ADL) profile were used to assess the change of MG symptoms after Korean medicine treatment.

Results:
The MGC and MG-ADL scores indicated significant improvement after 14 days of treatment. In addition, the degrees of fatigue, dyspepsia, vomiting, sweating, and dizziness were decreased.

Conclusion:
This study may suggest that Korean medicine treatment could be effective in treating the symptoms of MG.
Key words: myasthenia gravis, Korean medicine, herbal medicine, pharmacopuncture, Sasang constitutional medicine
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