Objective : The purpose of this study is to suggest medical approach to musculoskeletal system disorders using the decoction of Sanghan-Geumgwe. We studied cases of Ling-Gui-Gan-Zao-Tang prescribed patients to evaluate the clinical efficacy in musculoskeletal system disorders
Method : We devised medical approach of Sanghan-Geumgwe(傷寒金匱) in musculoskeletal disorders as follows. First, we chose ryeon-je(攣劑 ) and soo-je(水劑) herb medicine, commonly used in musculoskeletal disorders. In the selected herb group, we designated ryeon-je(攣劑) to be first key herbs, Soo-Je(水劑) as the second key herb, and other herb groups as third key herb. In this sequential selection and exclusion process, herbs were chosen based upon yak-neung-hyo-seon(藥能效選). Combination of those selected herbs drew pre-prescription group, finally prescription were made by the prescription criteria.
Results : Based on the medical approach of decoctions of Sanghan-Geumgwe, we chose Ling-Gui- Gan-Zao-Tang(苓桂甘棗湯) to treat many kinds of musculoskeletal system disorders. And we achieved higher results on treatment for musculoskeletal system disorders.
Conclusions : The medical approch using the decoctions of Sanghan-Geumgwe is very useful in choosing accurate prescriptions for patients with musculoskeletal system disorders in clinic.
KeyWords : Ling-Gui-Gan-Zao-Tang, Shang-han-lun, Gin-kui-yao-lue, Sanghan-Jinkui, musculoskeletal system disorders