A Study on Effects of incense smokes of 'Cheung-Woon' on Concentration
한방(韓方) 훈법(熏法)을 이용한 '청운(淸雲)'의 집중력 효과에 관한 연구

Ji-Tae Uhm, Byoung-Soo Kim, Kyoung-Shin Kim
2012 Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry  
Objectives : This study aimed to assess the effects of incense smokes of 'Cheung-Woon' on the concentration and EEG in healthy individuals. Methods : A total of 48 healthy volunteers participated in this study. The volunteers were examined with K-MAS, CBT(Corsi block tapping task), and EEG before and after smelling the incense smokes of 'Cheung-Woon'. K-MAS measured the recalled words, and CBT measured the recalled positions and orders of the color boxes. EEG measured the relative power of θ
more » ... ative power of θ wave, α wave, SMR wave, mid-β wave, high-β wave, γ wave and T(concentraion index T = (SMR wave + mid-β wave) / θ wave). 'Cheung-Woon' consists of 7 herbal powder, known as a useful effect on the concentration and memory. Results : After smelling 'Cheung-Woon', K-MAS were increased significantly(p<0.05). In relative power of θ wave, F4, T3, and P4 were decreased significantly(p<0.05) and P3 was also decreased significantly(p<0.01). In the relative power of α wave, SMR wave, and mid-β wave, the values were not significant. In the relative power of high-β wave, Fp1, and P4 were increased significantly(p<0.05). In relative power of γ wave, T3 were increased significantly (p<0.05). In T value, F4, T3, T4, and P4 were increased significantly(p<0.05) and P3 were also increased significantly(p<0.01). Conclusions : This results show that smelling incense smokes of 'Cheung-Woon' is an effective way of increasing concentration and memory.
doi:10.7231/jon.2012.23.2.033 fatcat:i6bpjjdlnffonojgi7b5ty3r4i