Objective : The purpose of this paper is to report the improvement of 3 patients with uterine fibroid treated by herb medication based on Shanghanlun disease pattern identification diagnostic system.
Methods : According to ‘Disease Pattern Identification Diagnostic System based on Shanghanlun Provisions’, they were diagnosed with Taeyang-byung, Yangmyung-byung. They took different herb medications more than 8 weeks according to their diagnosis. The size of uterine fibroid was estimated by ultrasonography.
Results : The size of uterine fibroid reduced from 3.94cm to 2.55cm on first patient, 5.20cm to 4.86cm on second patient, 12.63cm to 7.77cm on third patient.
Conclusions : Herb medication not only reduced the size of uterine fibroid but also improved symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, vaginal bleeding, pelvic discomfort, fatigue. In addition, this is the first case report treating the uterine fibroid with herb medication of shanghanlun in Korea.