Myeong Soo Lee

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Publications

  1. pmc Tai chi for disease activity and flexibility in patients with ankylosing spondylitis--a controlled clinical trial
    Eun Nam Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24 Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 5:457-62. 2008
  2. pmc Bibliometric and content analysis of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field specialized register of controlled trials
    L Susan Wieland
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Syst Rev 2:51. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Tai chi for management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    Chin J Integr Med 17:789-93. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Intramuscular stimulation therapy for healthcare: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
    Tae Hun Kim
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Acupunct Med 30:286-90. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Systematic reviews of t'ai chi: an overview
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Centre, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24, Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Br J Sports Med 46:713-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Acupuncture for children with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1671-83. 2012
  7. pmc Developing indicators of pattern identification in patients with stroke using traditional Korean medicine
    Ju Ah Lee
    Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    BMC Res Notes 5:136. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Aromatherapy for health care: an overview of systematic reviews
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Maturitas 71:257-60. 2012
  9. pmc Acupuncture for sequelae of Bell's palsy: a randomized controlled trial protocol
    Hyo Jung Kwon
    Facial Palsy Centre, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Trials 12:71. 2011
  10. pmc Motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT) for acute low back pain with severe disability: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial protocol
    Joon Shik Shin
    Jaseng Medical Foundation, Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:127. 2011

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  1. pmc Tai chi for disease activity and flexibility in patients with ankylosing spondylitis--a controlled clinical trial
    Eun Nam Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24 Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 5:457-62. 2008
    ..Tai chi is an easily accessible therapy for patients and, as such, may be an effective intervention for AS. However, we cannot completely discount the possibility that the placebo effect was responsible for the improvement...
  2. pmc Bibliometric and content analysis of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field specialized register of controlled trials
    L Susan Wieland
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Syst Rev 2:51. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to describe the sources and characteristics of citations included in the CAM Field specialized register...
  3. doi request reprint Tai chi for management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    Chin J Integr Med 17:789-93. 2011
    ..Tai chi has been recommended for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate evidence from controlled clinical trials testing the effectiveness of tai chi in treating type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  4. doi request reprint Intramuscular stimulation therapy for healthcare: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
    Tae Hun Kim
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Acupunct Med 30:286-90. 2012
    ..A systematic review of randomised controlled trials was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of intramuscular stimulation (IMS)...
  5. doi request reprint Systematic reviews of t'ai chi: an overview
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Centre, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24, Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Br J Sports Med 46:713-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, many SRs of t'ai chi have recently been published; however, the evidence is convincingly positive only for fall prevention and for improvement of psychological health...
  6. doi request reprint Acupuncture for children with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1671-83. 2012
    ..The results of these studies provide mixed evidence of acupuncture's effectiveness as a treatment for ASD symptoms...
  7. pmc Developing indicators of pattern identification in patients with stroke using traditional Korean medicine
    Ju Ah Lee
    Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    BMC Res Notes 5:136. 2012
    ..Therefore, this study was performed to establish standard indicators of the PI for stroke through the traditional Korean medical literature, expert consensus and a clinical field test...
  8. doi request reprint Aromatherapy for health care: an overview of systematic reviews
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Maturitas 71:257-60. 2012
    ..Several SRs of aromatherapy have recently been published. Due to a number of caveats, the evidence is not sufficiently convincing that aromatherapy is an effective therapy for any condition...
  9. pmc Acupuncture for sequelae of Bell's palsy: a randomized controlled trial protocol
    Hyo Jung Kwon
    Facial Palsy Centre, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Trials 12:71. 2011
    ..The objective is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in patients with sequelae of Bell's palsy...
  10. pmc Motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT) for acute low back pain with severe disability: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial protocol
    Joon Shik Shin
    Jaseng Medical Foundation, Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:127. 2011
    ..In Korea, MSAT is used to reduce musculoskeletal pain and improve functional status. The study aims to evaluate the effect of MSAT on acute low back pain with severe disability...
  11. pmc Moxibustion for ulcerative colitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Dong Hyo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
    BMC Gastroenterol 10:36. 2010
    ..Several studies have reported that moxibustion is effective in ulcerative colitis (UC). The objective of this review was to assess the clinical evidence for or against moxibustion as a treatment for UC...
  12. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review
    Terje Alraek
    National Research Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:87. 2011
    ..Hence, a systematic review of randomised controlled trials of CAM treatments in patients with CFS/ME was undertaken to summarise the existing evidence from RCTs of CAM treatments in this patient population...
  13. pmc Maca (L. meyenii) for improving sexual function: a systematic review
    Byung Cheul Shin
    Division of Clinical Medicine, School of Oriental Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:44. 2010
    ..Preparations from maca root have been reported to improve sexual function. The aim of this review was to assess the clinical evidence for or against the effectiveness of the maca plant as a treatment for sexual dysfunction...
  14. pmc Contralateral acupuncture versus ipsilateral acupuncture in the rehabilitation of post-stroke hemiplegic patients: a systematic review
    Mi Kyung Kim
    Department of Korean Internal Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, South Korea
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:41. 2010
    ..The aim of this systematic review is to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence for and against the effectiveness of CAT for post-stroke rehabilitation as compared to ipsilateral acupuncture (IAT)...
  15. doi request reprint Acupuncture for treating hot flushes in men with prostate cancer: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    Support Care Cancer 17:763-70. 2009
    ..The goal of the study was to assess the effects of acupuncture as a treatment for hot flushes in prostate cancer (PC) patients...
  16. doi request reprint Auricular acupuncture for insomnia: a systematic review
    M S Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon, Korea
    Int J Clin Pract 62:1744-52. 2008
    ..AA is often recommended as treatment for insomnia. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate data from randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trials testing the effectiveness of AA for treating insomnia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Qi-training and immunological parameters: a cross-sectional study
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative MedicineInstitute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Int J Neurosci 116:921-6. 2006
    ..001). These findings suggest that qi-training modulates peripheral T lymphocyte concentrations. However, the functional modulation of T helper lymphocytes should be tested in a larger population and compared with other interventions...
  18. pmc Moxibustion for cancer care: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    BMC Cancer 10:130. 2010
    ..The objective of this review was to systematically assess the effectiveness of moxibustion for supportive cancer care...
  19. doi request reprint Cupping for stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    J Neurol Sci 294:70-3. 2010
    ..Future RCTs seem warranted but must overcome the methodological shortcomings of the existing evidence...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of abdominal electroacupuncture on parameters related to obesity in obese women: a pilot study
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 12:97-100. 2006
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  21. ncbi request reprint An exploratory study of the relationship between the midday-midnight law and electrical conduction properties of corresponding acupuncture points
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Korea
    Acupunct Electrother Res 30:201-6. 2005
    ..05). Although these do not conclusively support the traditional midday-midnight theory, our data suggest the existence of some type of daily variability in electrical current...
  22. doi request reprint Tai chi for lowering resting blood pressure in the elderly: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:818-24. 2010
    ..To assess the evidence for tai chi in reducing resting blood pressure (BP) in the elderly...
  23. doi request reprint Acupuncture for treating hot flashes in breast cancer patients: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 115:497-503. 2009
    ..Further research is required to investigate whether there are specific effects of acupuncture for treating hot flash in patients with breast cancer...
  24. pmc Randomized clinical trials of constitutional acupuncture: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 6:59-64. 2009
    ..However, the total number of RCTs and the total sample size included in our analysis were too small to draw definite conclusions. Future RCTs should assess larger patient samples with longer treatment periods and appropriate controls...
  25. doi request reprint Acupuncture for treating dry eye: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Acta Ophthalmol 89:101-6. 2011
    ..The objective of this review was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment option for treating the condition of dry eye...
  26. ncbi request reprint Moxibustion for stroke rehabilitation: systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    Stroke 41:817-20. 2010
    ..CONCLUSIONS: This systematic review found limited effectiveness of moxibustion as an adjunct to standard care in stroke rehabilitation...
  27. doi request reprint Acupuncture for allergic rhinitis: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 102:269-79; quiz 279-81, 307. 2009
    ..To systematically evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating or preventing allergic rhinitis (AR)...
  28. doi request reprint Yoga for menopausal symptoms: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Menopause 16:602-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of yoga as a treatment option for menopausal symptoms...
  29. doi request reprint Acupuncture for Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review
    M S Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Int J Clin Pract 63:874-9. 2009
    ..Acupuncture is often used as a treatment for dementia and is claimed to be effective in improving intelligence...
  30. doi request reprint Internal qigong for pain conditions: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    J Pain 10:1121-1127.e14. 2009
    ..Collectively, the existing trial evidence is not convincing enough to suggest that internal qigong is an effective modality for pain management...
  31. doi request reprint Acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review
    M S Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24 Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1747-53. 2008
    ..18;chi(2) = 1.14; P = 0.28; I(2) = 13%). In conclusion, penetrating or non-penetrating sham-controlled RCTs failed to show specific effects of acupuncture for pain control in patients with RA. More rigorous research seems to be warranted...
  32. ncbi request reprint Qigong for hypertension: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    J Hypertens 25:1525-32. 2007
    ..To assess systematically the clinical evidence of qigong for hypertension...
  33. doi request reprint Acupuncture for schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    M S Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Int J Clin Pract 63:1622-33. 2009
    ..Acupuncture is one of the most popular types of complementary/alternative medicine. It is sometimes used as a treatment for schizophrenia...
  34. doi request reprint Tai chi for breast cancer patients: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24, Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 120:309-16. 2010
    ..Future studies should be of high methodological quality, with a particular emphasis on including an adequate control intervention...
  35. doi request reprint Is tai chi beneficial for improving aerobic capacity? A systematic review
    M S Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Br J Sports Med 43:569-73. 2009
    ..The results show that tai chi was not statistically significantly superior to physical exercise. In conclusion, the existing evidence does not suggest that regular tai chi is an effective way of increasing aerobic capacity...
  36. doi request reprint Ginseng for cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    J Alzheimers Dis 18:339-44. 2009
    ..08 to 5.09, P = 0.003). Both of these studies are burdened with serious methodological limitations. In conclusion, the evidence for ginseng as a treatment of AD is scarce and inconclusive. Further rigorous trials seem warranted...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of Qi therapy (external Qigong) on symptoms of advanced cancer: a single case study
    M S Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 14:457-62. 2005
    ..Although limited by the single case study approach, our results support previous studies on this topic and provide reasons to conduct controlled clinical trials...
  38. pmc Effects of moxibustion for constipation treatment: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Chin Med 5:28. 2010
    ..Given that the methodological quality of all RCTs was poor, the results from the present review are insufficient to suggest that moxibustion is an effective treatment for constipation. More rigorous studies are warranted...
  39. doi request reprint Randomized clinical trials on Eastern-Western integrative medicine for health care in Korean literature: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Chin J Integr Med 17:48-51. 2011
    ..To summarize and critically evaluate the evidence for and against the effectiveness of Eastern-Western integrative medicine (EWIM) for health care compared to Eastern medicine (EM) or Western medicine (WM) alone...
  40. pmc Does moxibustion work? An overview of systematic reviews
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Policy Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    BMC Res Notes 3:284. 2010
    ..Several systematic reviews (SRs) have assessed the effectiveness of moxibustion for a range of conditions, often with contradictory conclusions. Our aim was to provide a critical evaluation and summary of these data...
  41. doi request reprint Acupuncture for pain: an overview of Cochrane reviews
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Chin J Integr Med 17:187-9. 2011
    ..Cochrane reviews have the reputation for being more transparent and rigorous than other reviews. The aim of this overview was to evaluate and summarize Cochrane reviews of acupuncture for the treatment of any type of pain...
  42. doi request reprint Cupping for hypertension: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Clin Exp Hypertens 32:423-5. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the evidence is not significantly convincing to suggest cupping is effective for treating hypertension. Further research is required to investigate whether it generates any specific effects for that condition...
  43. doi request reprint Is cupping an effective treatment? An overview of systematic reviews
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 4:1-4. 2011
    ..Based on evidence from the currently available SRs, the effectiveness of cupping has been demonstrated only as a treatment for pain, and even for this indication doubts remain...
  44. ncbi request reprint Moxibustion for treating pain: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Am J Chin Med 38:829-38. 2010
    ..Therefore, more rigorous studies are required before the effectiveness of moxibustion for the treatment of pain can be determined...
  45. doi request reprint Massage therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:406-11. 2011
    ..We aimed to assess the effectiveness of massage as a treatment option for autism...
  46. doi request reprint Maca (Lepidium meyenii) for treatment of menopausal symptoms: A systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Maturitas 70:227-33. 2011
    ..Furthermore, the safety has not been proved yet. Therefore, the efficacy and safety should be tested in larger studies...
  47. doi request reprint Acupuncture for treating erectile dysfunction: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    BJU Int 104:366-70. 2009
    ..We evaluated the current evidence for the use of acupuncture to treat erectile dysfunction (ED)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability during Qi therapy (external Qigong)
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570 749, Republic of Korea
    Am J Chin Med 33:579-88. 2005
    ..In conclusion, EQT may act by stabilizing both the autonomic nervous system and the emotional state...
  49. doi request reprint Acupuncture for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Centre, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, South Korea
    Chin J Integr Med 17:257-60. 2011
    ..To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment option for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  50. doi request reprint Acupuncture for symptom management in hemodialysis patients: a prospective, observational pilot study
    Kun Hyung Kim
    Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Meridian Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 17:741-8. 2011
    ..This prospective, observational pilot study aims to determine the feasibility, safety, and possible benefits of acupuncture for symptom management in patients undergoing hemodialysis...
  51. ncbi request reprint Is there any difference in the effects of Qi therapy (external Qigong) with and without touching? A pilot study
    Moon Jae Jung
    Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea
    Int J Neurosci 116:1055-64. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that there are few differences between the effects of QTN and QTT. However, the reproducibility of the findings should be tested with multiple sessions, and long-term follow-up tests...
  52. pmc Evaluation of wet-cupping therapy for persistent non-specific low back pain: a randomised, waiting-list controlled, open-label, parallel-group pilot trial
    Jong In Kim
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    Trials 12:146. 2011
    ..Wet-cupping is a common intervention for various pain conditions, especially in Korea. In this context, we conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness and safety of wet-cupping treatment for PNSLBP...
  53. doi request reprint Acupuncture for treating dry eye: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Mi Suk Shin
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
    Acta Ophthalmol 88:e328-33. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for ocular symptoms, tear film stability and tear secretion in dry eye patients...
  54. doi request reprint Effects of group music intervention on depression, anxiety, and relationships in psychiatric patients: a pilot study
    Ae Na Choi
    Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School of Art Therapy, Daejeon University, Daejeon, South Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 14:567-70. 2008
    ..To test whether group music therapy is effective for improving depression, anxiety, and relationships in psychiatric patients...
  55. doi request reprint Contralateral electroacupuncture pretreatment suppresses carrageenan-induced inflammatory pain via the opioid-mu receptor
    Eun Jin Yang
    Department of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24, Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Taejon, 305 811, Korea
    Rheumatol Int 31:725-30. 2011
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Electroacupuncture reduces neuroinflammatory responses in symptomatic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis model
    Eun Jin Yang
    Department of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    J Neuroimmunol 223:84-91. 2010
    ..Our research suggests a potential functional link between EA therapy and anti-neuroinflammatory response in an ALS animal model...
  57. pmc Acupuncture for dry eye: a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Tae Hun Kim
    Clinical Research Centre, Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    Trials 10:112. 2009
    ..Acupuncture has been widely used to treat patients with dry eye. Our aim is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for this condition...
  58. ncbi request reprint Effects of a Korean traditional herbal remedy on psychoneuroendocrine responses to examination stress in medical students: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570 749, Republic of Korea
    Hum Psychopharmacol 19:537-43. 2004
    ..This herbal remedy also reduced the negative psychological symptoms, stress and heightened the emotional state experienced by medical students during examinations...
  59. pmc Moxibustion for hypertension: a systematic review
    Jong In Kim
    Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:33. 2010
    ..The aim of this review was to evaluate previously published clinical evidence for the use of moxibustion as a treatment for hypertension...
  60. doi request reprint Acupuncture for erectile dysfunction in a non-diabetic haemodialysis patient: a case report
    Kun Hyung Kim
    Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Meridian Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Acupunct Med 29:58-60. 2011
    ..Further controlled studies are needed to determine whether acupuncture might be a feasible and useful treatment option for erectile dysfunction in haemodialysis patients...
  61. pmc Bee venom attenuates neuroinflammatory events and extends survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis models
    Eun Jin Yang
    Department of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 483 Expo ro, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon, 305 811, Korea
    J Neuroinflammation 7:69. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine whether bee venom suppresses motor neuron loss and microglial cell activation in hSOD1G93A mutant mice...
  62. doi request reprint Electroacupuncture decreases nitric oxide synthesis in the hypothalamus of spontaneously hypertensive rats
    Jong In Kim
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Neurosci Lett 446:78-82. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the electroacupuncture at ST36 results in modulation of the activity of nNOS in the hypothalamus of spontaneously hypertensive rat...
  63. ncbi request reprint Is Tai Chi an effective adjunct in cancer care? A systematic review of controlled clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Support Care Cancer 15:597-601. 2007
    ..The aim of this systematic review is to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence available from controlled clinical trials of tai chi as a supportive therapy for cancer patients...
  64. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of Qi-therapy (external Qigong) for elderly people with chronic pain
    Kyung Hee Yang
    Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science College, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Int J Neurosci 115:949-63. 2005
    ..Compared with baseline values, pain and psychological benefits remained significantly improved after two weeks of follow-up. These findings suggest that Qi-therapy may help the elderly cope with pain and associated mood disturbances...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effects of multifunctional fabrics on cardiac autonomic tone and psychological state
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Int J Neurosci 114:923-31. 2004
    ..In conclusion, multifunctional fabrics may act to stabilize both the autonomic nervous system and psychological state...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effects of Qi-therapy on premenstrual syndrome
    Hye Sook Jang
    Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science College, Iksan, Korea
    Int J Neurosci 114:909-21. 2004
    ..These results suggested that Qi-therapy might be useful as a nursing intervention for women who suffer from PMS to maintain or restore a balance of Qi...
  67. ncbi request reprint Qi-training (qigong) enhanced immune functions: what is the underlying mechanism?
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Int J Neurosci 115:1099-104. 2005
    ..01) and the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, genistein (p < .01). The authors suggest that the endogenous GH released during and immediately after Qi-training mediates the priming events through tyrosine kinase activation in PMNs...
  68. ncbi request reprint Is there any energy transfer during acupuncture?
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Am J Chin Med 33:507-12. 2005
    ..This transferred bio-energy (Qi) seems to act as an electromotive force, which is purported to remove the stagnation or blockage of energy and restore an equilibrium state...
  69. pmc Acupuncture for the treatment of tinnitus: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Jong In Kim
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305 811, South Korea
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:97. 2012
    ..The objective of this review was to assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for tinnitus...
  70. pmc Acupuncture for functional recovery after stroke: a systematic review of sham-controlled randomized clinical trials
    Jae Cheol Kong
    Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea
    CMAJ 182:1723-9. 2010
    ..Acupuncture is frequently advocated as an adjunct treatment during stroke rehabilitation. The aim of this review was to assess its effectiveness in this setting...
  71. doi request reprint Acupuncture reduces symptoms of dry eye syndrome: a preliminary observational study
    Ju Hyun Jeon
    Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Meridian Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 16:1291-4. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture treatment on dry eye syndrome...
  72. doi request reprint Electrochemical corrosion of STS304 acupuncture needles by electrical stimulation
    Hye Suk Hwang
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 3:89-94. 2010
    ..The results of this study demonstrate that the corrosion products of stainless steel 304 acupuncture needles might affect the post-electrical stimulation tissue response...
  73. doi request reprint Effectiveness of acupuncture for Parkinson's disease: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 23:1505-15. 2008
    ..The number and quality of trials as well as their total sample size are too low to draw any firm conclusion. Further rigorous trials are warranted...
  74. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of combined acupuncture therapy and conventional treatment on shoulder range of motion and motor power in stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder subluxation: a pilot study
    Byung Cheul Shin
    Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea
    Int J Neurosci 117:519-23. 2007
    ..001), and in motor power (p < .05) in stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder subluxation...
  75. ncbi request reprint Two case reports of the acute effects of Qi therapy (external Qigong) on symptoms of cancer: short report
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570 749, Republic of Korea
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 11:211-3. 2005
    ..Although the results of these two case studies do not constitute conclusive evidence, the data suggest that Qi therapy may have some beneficial effects on some symptoms of cancer...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effect of qi training on neutrophil function in young and elderly males
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 10:681-3. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of qi training on neutrophil bactericidal function (superoxide generation and adhesion)...
  77. ncbi request reprint Effects of aromatherapy acupressure on hemiplegic shoulder pain and motor power in stroke patients: a pilot study
    Byung Cheul Shin
    Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 13:247-51. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if aromatherapy acupressure, compared to acupressure alone, was effective in reducing hemiplegic shoulder pain and improving motor power in stroke patients...
  78. ncbi request reprint Effects of external qi-therapy on emotions, electroencephalograms, and plasma cortisol
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Int J Neurosci 114:1493-502. 2004
    ..05). Plasma cortisol concentrations during EQT were significantly lower than during control sessions p < .05). Thus, Qi-therapy was more effective in inducing relaxation than placebo treatment...
  79. ncbi request reprint Perceptions, knowledge and misuse of an oriental herbal drug: a survey of 608 Korean female nursing college students
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570 749, Republic of Korea
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 11:200-4. 2005
    ..e., to treat stroke and hypertension) and that such use can cause adverse effects. More systematic research is needed to increase the safety of consumers when using herbs and herbal supplements...
  80. ncbi request reprint Qi-training enhances neutrophil function by increasing growth hormone levels in elderly men
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea
    Int J Neurosci 114:1313-22. 2004
    ..01). These data indicate that, in elderly men, Qi-training enhances superoxide generation by neutrophils, possibly via the changes in plasma growth hormone concentration...
  81. ncbi request reprint Differences in electrical conduction properties between meridians and non-meridians
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570 749, Republic of Korea
    Am J Chin Med 33:723-8. 2005
    ..These results are consistent with the theories of Qi-circulation and traditional Chinese medicine...
  82. doi request reprint Developing and validating a sham cupping device
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Clinical Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 626 870, South Korea
    Acupunct Med 28:200-4. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to develop a sham cupping device and to validate its use as a placebo control for healthy volunteers...
  83. doi request reprint Moxibustion for treating menopausal hot flashes: a randomized clinical trial
    Ji Eun Park
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Menopause 16:660-5. 2009
    ..Moxibustion is one such medication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of moxibustion on hot flashes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women...
  84. ncbi request reprint Qigong for cancer treatment: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Acta Oncol 46:717-22. 2007
    ..Two trials suggested effectiveness in prolonging life of cancer patients and one failed to do so. We conclude that the effectiveness of qigong in cancer care is not yet supported by the evidence from rigorous clinical trials...
  85. pmc Acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis: a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial protocol
    Jong In Kim
    Medical Research Centre, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    Trials 10:54. 2009
    ..Our objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in patients in Korea and China with persistent allergic rhinitis compared to sham acupuncture treatment or waitlist control...
  86. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by rheumatoid arthritis patients in Korea
    Myeung Su Lee
    Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea
    Clin Rheumatol 27:29-33. 2008
    ..Despite the presence of adverse side effects, patients tended to use CAM without discussing it with their main physicians, suggesting that physicians should be actively involved in the prescription and use of CAM...
  87. ncbi request reprint Effects of aromatherapy massage on blood pressure and lipid profile in korean climacteric women
    Myung Haeng Hur
    School of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon, South Korea
    Int J Neurosci 117:1281-7. 2007
    ..These results suggest that aromatherapy massage may exert positive effects on blood pressure. However, more objective, clinical measures should be applied in a future study with a randomized placebo-controlled design...
  88. ncbi request reprint Effects of nutritional supplement with herbal extract on bone mineral density and height in prepubescent children - a preliminary study
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Phytother Res 19:810-1. 2005
    ..These preliminary data indicate that supplements enhanced the rate of BMD and height development, although this result must be replicated in a large population-based study and placebo-controlled trials to confirm the conclusions...
  89. doi request reprint Acupuncture for hot flashes in postmenopausal hemodialysis-dependent women: two case reports
    Kun Hyung Kim
    Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Meridian Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 16:915-8. 2010
    ..This study aimed to observe the effects of acupuncture for hot flashes in postmenopausal hemodialysis-dependent women...
  90. ncbi request reprint Effects of Korean traditional herbal remedy on heart rate variability: linear and nonlinear analysis
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea
    Int J Neurosci 115:393-403. 2005
    ..In conclusion, herbal remedy may act by stabilizing both the autonomic nervous system and the emotional state...
  91. doi request reprint Effects of acupuncture on hot flashes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women--a multicenter randomized clinical trial
    Kun Hyung Kim
    Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Meridian Research Center, Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Menopause 17:269-80. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture plus usual care for relief of hot flashes and menopause-related symptoms compared with usual care alone in perimenopausal or postmenopausal women...
  92. ncbi request reprint Effects of Qi-training on heart rate variability
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Department of Qi Medicine, Institute of Biotechnology, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, 570 749, Korea
    Am J Chin Med 30:463-70. 2002
    ..In conclusion, Qi-training may stabilize the autonomic nervous system by modulating the parasympathetic nervous system...
  93. doi request reprint Acupuncture and heart rate variability: a systematic review
    Sanghoon Lee
    Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
    Auton Neurosci 155:5-13. 2010
    ..In conclusion, sham-controlled RCTs showed variable results and no clear evidence that acupuncture has any specific effects on HRV. Therefore, more rigorous research appears to be warranted...
  94. ncbi request reprint Ondamtanggamibang protects neurons from oxidative stress with induction of heme oxygenase-1
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570 749, Republic of Korea
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:294-8. 2006
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that ODG treatment has potential protective effects in neuronal cells under oxidative stress...
  95. ncbi request reprint External qigong for pain conditions: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Pain 8:827-31. 2007
    ..3 mm; 95% CI, 22.8 to 49.8; P < .001; heterogeneity: chi(2) = 1.79, P = .18, I(2) = 44.0%, n = 80). The evidence from RCTs testing the effectiveness of external qigong for treating pain is encouraging. Further studies are warranted...
  96. ncbi request reprint Retrospective survey on therapeutic efficacy of Qigong in Korea
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Korea
    Am J Chin Med 31:809-15. 2003
    ..Although this may constitute a potential bias, the study despite its limitations does provide precious empirical evidence of the effectiveness of Qigong...
  97. doi request reprint A randomized pilot study of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in adult asthmatic patients
    Jun Yong Choi
    Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Meridian Research Center, Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Republic of Korea
    J Asthma 47:774-80. 2010
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  98. doi request reprint Bee venom acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain: a review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Pain 9:289-97. 2008
    ..Future RCTs should assess larger patient samples for longer treatment periods and include appropriate controls...
  99. ncbi request reprint Hydrodynamic analysis of waveforms induced by vibrational stimuli at meridian and non-meridian points
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine and Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570 749, South Korea
    Am J Chin Med 32:977-84. 2004
    ..001) and peak amplitude (P < 0.001). In conclusion, these results imply that the substance of the meridian differs from that of the adjacent control regions...
  100. ncbi request reprint Tai chi for rheumatoid arthritis: systematic review
    M S Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1648-51. 2007
    ..Collectively this evidence is not convincing enough to suggest that tai chi is an effective treatment for RA. The value of tai chi for this indication therefore remains unproven...
  101. ncbi request reprint Qigong reduced blood pressure and catecholamine levels of patients with essential hypertension
    Myung Suk Lee
    Department of Nursing, Mokpo Catholic University, Mokpo, Republic of Korea
    Int J Neurosci 113:1691-701. 2003
    ..These results suggest that Qigong may reduce BP and catecholamines via stabilizing the sympathetic nervous system. Therefore, Qigong is an effective nonpharmacological modality to reduce BP in essential hypertensive patients...