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 Interobserver reliability of tongue diagnosis using traditional korean medicine for stroke patients
    Mi Mi Ko
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 1672 Yuseongdae ro, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:209345. 2012
  3. pmc T'ai chi for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jung Won Kang
    Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    BMJ Open 1:e000035. 2011
  4. pmc Aromatherapy massage affects menopausal symptoms in korean climacteric women: a pilot-controlled clinical trial
    Myung Haeng Hur
    Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Eulji University and Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 5:325-8. 2008
  5. pmc Cupping for treating pain: a systematic review
    Jong In Kim
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:467014. 2011
  6. pmc Group Music Intervention Reduces Aggression and Improves Self-esteem in Children with Highly Aggressive Behavior: A Pilot Controlled Trial
    Ae Na Choi
    Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School of Art Therapy, Daejeon University, Daejeon, Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon and Department of Psychotherapy, Graduate School of Child Psychotherapy, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 7:213-7. 2010
  7. pmc Strategic approach to the globalization of sasang constitutional medicine
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:784057. 2011
  8. pmc Qigong for healthcare: an overview of systematic reviews
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Centre, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    JRSM Short Rep 2:7. 2011
  9. pmc Ginseng for managing menopause symptoms: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myung Sunny Kim
    Korea Food Research Institute, Seongnam 463 746, Korea
    J Ginseng Res 37:30-6. 2013
  10. pmc Electroacupuncture Delays Hypertension Development through Enhancing NO/NOS Activity in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats
    Hye Suk Hwang
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24, Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:130529. 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 Interobserver reliability of tongue diagnosis using traditional korean medicine for stroke patients
    Mi Mi Ko
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 1672 Yuseongdae ro, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:209345. 2012
    ..Therefore, it is necessary to improve objectivity and reproducibility of tongue diagnosis through the development of detail-oriented criteria and enhanced training of clinicians...
  3. pmc T'ai chi for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jung Won Kang
    Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    BMJ Open 1:e000035. 2011
    ..However, owing to the small number of RCTs with a low risk of bias, the evidence that t'ai chi is effective in patients with OA is limited...
  4. pmc Aromatherapy massage affects menopausal symptoms in korean climacteric women: a pilot-controlled clinical trial
    Myung Haeng Hur
    Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Eulji University and Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 5:325-8. 2008
    ..However, it could not be verified whether the positive effects were from the aromatherapy, the massage or both. Further rigorous studies should be done with more objective measures...
  5. pmc Cupping for treating pain: a systematic review
    Jong In Kim
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:467014. 2011
    ..Most of the existing trials are of poor quality. Therefore, more rigorous studies are required before the effectiveness of cupping for the treatment of pain can be determined...
  6. pmc Group Music Intervention Reduces Aggression and Improves Self-esteem in Children with Highly Aggressive Behavior: A Pilot Controlled Trial
    Ae Na Choi
    Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School of Art Therapy, Daejeon University, Daejeon, Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon and Department of Psychotherapy, Graduate School of Child Psychotherapy, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 7:213-7. 2010
    ..Further more, objective and replicable measures are required from a randomized controlled trial with a larger sample size and active comparable control...
  7. pmc Strategic approach to the globalization of sasang constitutional medicine
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:784057. 2011
    ..They discussed the benefits, limitations and essentials for globalization of Korean Traditional Medicine, specifically SCM, from bench to bedside...
  8. pmc Qigong for healthcare: an overview of systematic reviews
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Brain Disease Research Centre, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    JRSM Short Rep 2:7. 2011
    ..Qigong has been recommended to improve health and prevent disease but the evidence is inconclusive. The aim of this overview was to critically evaluate all systematic reviews (SRs) of qigong for the treatment of any condition or symptom...
  9. pmc Ginseng for managing menopause symptoms: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myung Sunny Kim
    Korea Food Research Institute, Seongnam 463 746, Korea
    J Ginseng Res 37:30-6. 2013
    ..In conclusion, the evidence on ginseng as an effective treatment for managing menopause symptoms is limited. Most of the RCTs are burdened with a high risk of bias. Thus firm conclusions cannot be drawn. Rigorous studies seem warranted...
  10. pmc Electroacupuncture Delays Hypertension Development through Enhancing NO/NOS Activity in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats
    Hye Suk Hwang
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 461 24, Jeonmin dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 811, Republic of Korea
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:130529. 2011
    ..eNOS expression was significantly high in EA at GV 20 compared with no treatment control. In conclusion, EA could attenuate the blood pressure elevation of SHR, along with enhancing NO/NOS activity in the mesenteric artery in SHR...
  11. pmc Ginseng for health care: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials in Korean literature
    Jiae Choi
    Medical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    PLoS ONE 8:e59978. 2013
    ..This systematic review was performed to summarise randomised clinical trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy and safety of ginseng in the Korean literature...
  12. pmc Impact of including Korean randomized controlled trials in Cochrane reviews of acupuncture
    Kun Hyung Kim
    Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Korean Medicine Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea
    PLoS ONE 7:e47619. 2012
    ..This study aimed to investigate the impact of searching Korean databases and journals for trials eligible for inclusion in existing Cochrane acupuncture reviews...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. 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)...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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)...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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)...
  42. 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)...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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)...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. ncbi 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...
  53. ncbi 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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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  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. doi request reprint Effects of motion style acupuncture treatment in acute low back pain patients with severe disability: a multicenter, randomized, controlled, comparative effectiveness trial
    Joon Shik Shin
    Jaseng Medical Foundation, Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Pain 154:1030-7. 2013
    ..These results suggest that MSAT has positive effects on immediate pain relief and the functional recovery of aLBP patients with severe disability...
  65. doi request reprint Acupuncture for hot flushes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: a randomised, sham-controlled trial
    Dong Il Kim
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Traditional Korean Medicine, Dongguk University, Seoul 100 715, South Korea
    Acupunct Med 29:249-56. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of acupuncture in treating hot flushes in perimenopausal or postmenopausal women...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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
    ....
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi 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...
  72. ncbi 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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)...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. 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...