Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Scientific Evidence for Korean Medicine and Its Integrative Medical Research 2017


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1College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea

2Rijeka University, Rab, Croatia

3Boston University, Boston, USA

4Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea


Scientific Evidence for Korean Medicine and Its Integrative Medical Research 2017

Description

In 2015, the National Health Insurance of Korea paid about 2 billion dollars for medical services provided by 19,000 Korean Medicine (KM) doctors in 250 KM hospitals and 13,600 KM local clinics. The role of KM in health service is expected to expand for its efficacy since Korea is anticipated to be an aged society in 2018 and hyperaged society in 2026. Thus the evaluation of efficacy and safety of KM and improvement of its clinical skills has been emphasized recently.

The Korean medicine incorporates the same clinical techniques as East Asian traditional medicine; however, it also has typical characteristics such as Sa-am acupuncture, Sasang typology, Chuna therapy, pharmacopuncture, Korean psychotherapy, Do-In exercise therapy, and traditional music therapy. Modernized KM currently utilizes cutting-edge techniques of orthodox medicine, though it is rooted on the Donguibogam, one of the best Korean medical classics written in 1610 and enlisted on the Memory of the Word by UNESCO in 2009.

As for that reason integrative medical research is highlighted as a way of providing scientific evidence of Korean Medicine in many fields. For example, cytokine studies might be useful for evaluating the clinical efficacy of herbal medicine, magnetic resonance imaging for acupuncture, psychoneuroimmunologic effects for traditional treatments, and analysis on the biopsychosocial traits for Sasang typology. Approaches from integrative perspectives with experimental, translational, clinical, socioeconomic, and cross-cultural modalities would be welcomed.

In this special issue, we invite researchers to contribute original research articles, hypothesis, clinical techniques as well as comprehensive reviews dealing with the issues related to the scientific investigation on KM and its clinical application.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Interdisciplinary studies on herbal medicine and acupuncture
  • Experimental study on phytotherapy and pharmacopuncture
  • Novel and integrative translational research on KM
  • Clinical efficacy of KM and its cross-cultural application
  • Biopsychosocial approach on KM and Sasang typology
  • Recent advances in KM diagnosis and treatment and its implication
  • Reviews on cross-cultural and multidisciplinary application of KM
  • Integrative studies on different kinds of traditional treatment approaches and clinical techniques
  • Reviews on the educational system of KM
  • Improvements in healthcare system, policy making, and public health

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1498020
  • - Editorial

Scientific Evidence for Korean Medicine and Its Integrative Medical Research 2017

Wansu Park | Vesna Sendula-Jengic | ... | Han Chae
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2821040
  • - Research Article

Yuk-Mi-Jihwang-Tang, a Traditional Korean Multiple Herbal Formulae, Improves Hippocampal Memory on Scopolamine Injection-Induced Amnesia Model of C57BL/6 Mice

Hye-Lim Lee | Sung-Ah Lim | ... | Hyeong-Geug Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4650343
  • - Research Article

Integrative Medicine for Postoperative Patients: A Survey of Korean Medicine Doctors

Sun-Young Moon | Kyung-Min Shin | ... | Jun-Hwan Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7326107
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Chunghyul-Dan, an Agent of Korean Medicine, on a Mouse Model of Traumatic Brain Injury

Won-Woo Choi | Kyungjin Lee | ... | Youngmin Bu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2105343
  • - Research Article

Changes in Body Water Caused by Sleep Deprivation in Taeeum and Soyang Types in Sasang Medicine: Prospective Intervention Study

Seung Min Hong | Byung Joo Kim | ... | Minwoo Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5810372
  • - Research Article

The Current Status of Quality of Reporting in Acupuncture Treatment Case Reports: An Analysis of the Core Journal in Korea

Jeongjoo Kim | Yoon-Ji Eom | ... | Younbyoung Chae
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1279052
  • - Research Article

Comparative Analysis of Tongue Indices between Patients with and without a Self-Reported Yin Deficiency: A Cross-Sectional Study

Su-Ryun Kim | Woojin Choi | ... | Dong-Hyun Nam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4089019
  • - Research Article

Characteristics of Herbal Medicine Users and Adverse Events Experienced in South Korea: A Survey Study

Soobin Jang | Kyeong Han Kim | ... | Seong-Gyu Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2953278
  • - Research Article

Distribution of Mast Cells and Locations, Depths, and Sizes of the Putative Acupoints CV 8 and KI 16

Sharon Jiyoon Jung | Haim Song | ... | Kwang-Sup Soh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7181637
  • - Research Article

Laser Acupuncture Exerts Neuroprotective Effects via Regulation of Creb, Bdnf, Bcl-2, and Bax Gene Expressions in the Hippocampus

Yeong-Chan Yun | Dongyeop Jang | ... | Daehwan Youn
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