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Case Report of Two Cases on Effect of Combined Bee Venom and CS Pharmacopuncture with Koream Medicine Treatment on HIVD of L-spine
요추 추간판탈출증 환자에 대한 봉약침과 CS약침을 병행한 한의학적 복합치료 효과에 대한 증례보고
Korean J Acupunct 2018;35:239-246
Published online December 27, 2018;
© 2018 Society for Meridian and Acupoint.

Ji Hye Hwang , Deok-Hyun Kim
황지혜, 김덕현

Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University
가천대학교 한의과대학 침구의학교실
Correspondence to: Ji Hye Hwang
Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seongnam 13120, Korea
Tel: +82-32-770-1300, Fax: +82-32-764-9990, E-mail:
Received November 8, 2018; Revised November 22, 2018; Accepted November 23, 2018.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective : This case study reports the therapeutic effect of Korean Medicine (KM) treatments including CS(care special pain) and BV(bee venom) pharmacopuncture on herniated intervertebral disc(HIVD) of lumbar spine(L-spine). 
Methods : Two patients diagnosed with HIVD of L-spine were treated with CS and BV pharmacopuncture on GV3 and EX-B2, acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. The Numeric Rating Scale(NRS), the Oswestry low back pain Disablility Index(ODI) and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire(RMDQ) scores were evaluated before and after treatment for comparison. 
Results : Low back pain(LBP) and radiating pain was improved with a decrease in patients' NRS, ODI and RMDQ scores. 
Conclusion : These results suggest that KM treatments including combined CS and BV pharmacopuncture could be an effective treatment on patients with HIVD of L-Spine.
Keywords: herniation of lumbar intervertebral disc, low back pain, radiating pain, CS pharmacoacupuncture, bee venom

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