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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2021;42(5): 976-981.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22246/jikm.2021.42.5.976
침치료로 임상증상이 호전된 진성적혈구증가증 환자 치험 1례
김어진1,2, 허소영1,2, 황조현1,2, 장은경1, 이장훈1, 김영철1
1경희대학교 한의과대학 간계내과학교실
2경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과
A Case Report on Symptom Improvement in a Polycythemia Vera Patient Treated with Acupuncture
Eujin Kim1,2, Soyoung Hur1,2, Cho-Hyun Hwang1,2, Eungyeong Jang1, Jang-Hoon Lee1, Youngchul Kim1
1Dept. of Internal Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University
2Dept. of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University
Correspondence  Youngchul Kim ,Tel: 02-958-9118, Fax: 02-958-9258, Email: yckim@khmc.or.kr
Received: September 15, 2021,   Accepted: October 21, 2021,   Published online: October 30, 2021.
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
This study investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture for improving polycythemia-vera-related symptoms and quality of life.

Methods:
A 56-year-old woman diagnosed with polycythemia vera received acupuncture treatment between February 19, 2021, and August 26, 2021. We observed the changes in subjective symptoms and conducted myeloproliferative neoplasm symptom assessment form total symptom score (MPN-SAF TSS) questionnaire.

Results:
After 13 acupuncture treatment sessions over six months, symptoms of polycythemia vera, such as fatigue, bone pain, itching, and headache, improved.

Conclusion:
This study suggests that acupuncture may be a helpful treatment strategy for polycythemia vera patients suffering from significant symptom burdens and reduced quality of life.
Key words: polycythemia vera, acupuncture, case report
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