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The Effects of Acupuncture Therapy on Cold Hands and Feet("Hiesho"). The Relationship between Cold Hands and Feet("Hiesho") and Blood Stagnation "Oketsu".

  • SAKAGUCHI Shunji
    Department of the Clinic of Acupuncture, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine
  • TANI Makiko
    Department of the Clinic of Acupuncture, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine
  • NISHIGUHI Rie
    Department of the Basic of Acupuncture,, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine
  • HORIKAWA Takashi
    Department of the Basic of Acupuncture,, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine
  • NOGUCHI Eitaro
    Department of the Clinic of Acupuncture, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine
  • KAWAMOTO Masazumi
    Department of the Clinic of Acupuncture, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine
  • FUJIKAWA Osamu
    Department of the Clinic of Acupuncture, Kansai College of Oriental Medicine

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Other Title
  • 冷え症に対するはり治療の効果 お血症候との関連について
  • 冷え症に対するはり治療の効果 お血症候との関連について:〓血症候との関連について
  • The Relationship between Cold Hands and Feet (“Hiesho”) and Blood Stagnation “Oketsu”
  • 〓血症候との関連について

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Abstract

The relationship between coldness of the hands and feet (“Hiesho”) and Blood Stagnation (“Oketsu”), a disorder description unique to Oriental Medicine, was examined using the Oketsu score of five Hiesho cases based on the Terasawa Oketsu Diagnostic Criteria. The effects of acupuncture treatment were studied by evaluating Oketsu symptoms and accompanying complaints, the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and subjective evaluation of coldness of the hands and feet.<br>The results were as follows:<br>1) 100% of the five females with Hiesho were also positive for the Oketsu factor.<br>2) The Oketsu score showed a significant decrease (P<0.05) upon treatment with acupuncture.<br>3) An improvement in subjective Hiesho symptoms (VAS) was seen in three of the five cases upon acupuncture treatment.<br>4) It was suggested that the subjective improvement in Hiesho symptoms, i. e., coldness of the hands and feet, was related to the disappearance of the resistance and pain upon pressure in the ileocecal region that is characteristic of Oketsu, and the improvement in menstrual disorders.

Journal

  • Kampo Medicine

    Kampo Medicine 45 (4), 919-925, 1995

    The Japan Society for Oriental Medicine

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