A Case of Presbystasis Patient Improved after Korean Medicine Treatment - Focusing on Taking Gamiboik-tang and Body Balance Test

Article information

J Korean Med. 2024;45(1):231-237
Publication date (electronic) : 2024 March 1
doi : https://doi.org/10.13048/jkm.24016
1Department of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Dermatology, College of Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University
2Haeon Korean Medicine Clinic at Gangdong, Cheonho
3Department of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Dermatology, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University
Correspondence to: Hae Jeong Nam, Kyung Hee Medical Center, 23, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Tel: +82-2-958-9244, E-mail: handr90@naver.com
Received 2024 January 16; Revised 2024 February 7; Accepted 2024 February 16.



We would like to report improvement in symptoms after performing Korean Medicine treatment including Gamiboik-tang administration to patient with presbystasis that lasts for more than a decade.


An 83-year-old male patient diagnosed with presbystasis was administered Gamiboik-tang for 4 weeks and acupuncture was performed. The degree of improvement is evaluated based on the body balance test and the patient’s subjective symptom change.


Both the body balance test and the patient’s subjective symptoms improved after administration of Gamiboik-tang and Korean Medicine treatment


Korean Medicine treatment, including Gamiboik-tang administration and acupuncture treatment, is thought to be effective for presbystasis.

Prescription of Gamiboik-tang

Administered Herbal Decoctions

Changes of Body Balance Test


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Table 1

Prescription of Gamiboik-tang

Herbal name Dose (g) Herbal name Dose (g)
黃芪蜜灸 8 甘草炙 4
人蔘 4 半夏薑製 3
白朮 4 牛膽南星 3
當歸 4 羌活 3
熟地黃 4 防風 3
川芎 4 秦艽 3
白芍藥 4 白殭蠶 3
陳皮 4 柴胡 2
白茯苓 4 升麻 2

Table 2

Administered Herbal Decoctions

Date Ingredients (g)
23.10.13 – 23.10.29 加味補益湯
23.10.30 – 23.11.16 加味補益湯 加 遠志 2, 石菖蒲 4, 澤瀉 6, 烏藥 6, 枳殼 2

Table 3

Changes of Body Balance Test

Body balance test 2023.10.07 2023.10.26 2023.11.16 2023.12.11
Romberg test Eye-opening ≥10 seconds ≥10 seconds ≥10 seconds ≥10 seconds
Eye-closure 3 seconds 5 seconds ≥10 seconds ≥10 seconds

Mann’s test Eye-opening impossible 5 seconds ≥10 seconds ≥10 seconds
Eye-closure impossible Impossible 4 seconds 7 seconds

One leg test Eye-opening impossible 3 seconds 5 seconds ≥10 seconds
Eye-closure impossible Impossible Impossible 3 seconds