Case of Deep Vein Thrombosis Patient Treated by Korean Medicine

Hyun Tae Kim, Koh Eun Choi, Jeong Min Oh, Jong Won Heo, Tae Min Eom, Min Kyoung Cho, Hyun Kyoung Cho, Ho Ryong Yoo, In Chan Seol, Yoon Sik Kim
2015 Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine  
This is a case report on a deep vein thrombosis(DVT) patient whose pain, numbness, and swelling in the left leg have been decreased with Korean Medicine. The 59 year-old male patient who was diagnosed with DVT and showed the classic symptoms of DVT(pain, numbness and swelling in the left leg). Although he was treated with medication(100mg of aspirin, 20mg of rivaroxaban) for five weeks, his symptoms did not improved. Then, he was gaven Sunkihwalhyul-tang three times a day and Jungsongouhyul
more » ... Jungsongouhyul pharmacopuncture once a day for two months. Conservative therapy including leg elevation and an elastic stocking was co-administered. During our treatment period, the size of the thrombus in the left external iliac vein was decreased according to sonography compared with the pre-hospital's sonography, and the patient felt his symptoms had improved. This case report suggests Korean Medicine may play a role in improving the deep vein thrombosis symptoms. keywords : Deep vein thrombosis(DVT), Korean medicine, Aqua-acupuncture, Jungsongouhyul Pharmacopuncture(中性瘀 血藥鍼), Sunkihwalhyul-tang(順氣活血湯)
doi:10.15188/kjopp.2015. fatcat:lyxdn6u7wjevbfjz2dhfyhpk4y