Objective : To explore the meaning of Eumyangyeokchahunobok-byung (陰陽易差後勞復病) through two cases and finding the relationship with the DSM-5 sleep-wake disorder.
Methods : Following a disease pattern identification diagnostic system based on
Shanghanlun provisions (DPIDS), we analyzed cases with chronic fatigue and diplopia caused after sleep disorders. The patients were treated with the Soshiho-tang and Yijoong-tang.
Results : The two herbal medicines showed remarkable improvement in the patients. The sleep disorders and the secondary pathologies were rapidly relieved within a month.
Conclusions : The patterns of sleep disorders of the two patients were found to be very similar to the circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, as described in DSM-5. Although the etymology of the Chinese characters has not been clearly known yet, it was possible to present the original hypotheses on 更and 了due to clinical inference.
KeyWords : 陰陽易差後勞復病, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue, Diplopia, Soshiho-tang, Yijoong-tang, Shanghanlun