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J Korean Med. 2012;33(4): 81-85.
Case Report of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treated with Salt-Indirect Moxibustion
Chang-Gue Son
Liver and Immunology Research Center, Oriental Medical College, Daejeon University
Corresponding Author: Chang-Gue Son ,Tel: +82-42-229-6807, Fax: +82-42-257-6398, Email: ckson@dju.ac.kr
Received: November 12, 2012;  Accepted: December 4, 2012.
Objectives: To describe a clinical case of a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who was cured using indirect moxibustion.
Methods: A male patient with severe CFS was treated with mainly indirect moxibustion (KI1, CV4 and CV8). The clinical outcome was observed by self-reporting, both visual analogue scale (VAS) and numerical rating scale (NRS).
Results: The patient?'s symptoms matched the criteria for CFS diagnosis. His symptom differentiation was the 'Yang deficiency of spleen and kidney?? The fatigue feeling and related-symptoms were radically reduced by 14-day treatment. The VAS and NRS score changed from 8.5 and 70 to 3.5 and 35, respectively.
Conclusions: This case report provides information on the potential of moxibustion therapy and its application for CFS and fatigue-associated disorders.
Keywords: Moxibustion | chronic fatigue syndrome | Korean medicine
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