Objective : The purpose of this study was to report the improvements of patients with globus pharyngeus treated with herbal medication from Shanghanlun.
Methods : Each patient was diagnosed with Greater-yang disease 29th provision of Shanghanlun, and Gamchogungang-tang was used to treat. The result was evaluated by Glasgow-Edinburgh Throat Scale(GETS).
Results : The GETS score decreased from 23 to 4 after 40 days of administration in case 1 and from 31 to 1 after 15 days of administration in case 2.
Conclusions : Globus pharyngeus improved in each case. This case report suggests that ‘急’ based on the 29th provision of Shanghanlun, can be a direct psychological cause of globus pharyngeus.
KeyWords : Gamchogungang-tang, Globus pharyngeus, Shanghanlun