Objective : This study is to propose a new hypothesis about the interpretation of Jueyinbing in Shanghanlun by studying 2 Jueyinbing cases.
Methods : We analyzed the original form of the chinese characters ‘Jue(厥)’, ‘Jueyin(厥隂)’ and ‘Huoluan(霍亂)’ and tried to understand their contexts in Shanghanlun. At the same time, we analyzed 2 clinical cases diagnosed and treated as Jueyinbing according to newly hypothesized definition.
Results : Both patients suffered from eye diseases which caused by concentrating on a sophisticated work by straining their hands, feet and chest during the night time. After the herbal intervention, their eye diseases are improved firstly. The National Eye Institute 25-item Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ) score increased on both patients. Not only all the patients' chief complaints relieved but their other clinical problems such as limb pain, hand tremble also improved.
Conclusions : These results highly insist that, at least in 15 characters provision of Shanghanlun, Jueyinbing had had the different usage from the conventional terminology, and it is assumed that Jueyinbing means the disease made by concentrating on a sophisticated work by straining hands, feet and chest during night time.
KeyWords : Jueyinbing, Shanghanlun, Disease pattern identification diagnostic system, Danggwihoeyeok-tang, Danggwihoeyeokgaosuyusaenggang-tang,