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Systematic Review of Soyeom Pharmacopuncture Therapy for Pain
J Korean Med Rehabil 2017;27:95-105
Published online July 31, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.18325/jkmr.2017.27.3.95
Copyright © 2017 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Myeong-Kyu Kim, K.M.D., Ha-Ra Seo, K.M.D., Hyun-Ju Ha, K.M.D., Tae-Yeong O, K.M.D., Dong-Hwi Jeon, K.M.D., Yu-Chen Li, K.M.D., Jae-eun Lee, K.M.D., Eun-Jung Lee, K.M.D., Min-Seok Oh, K.M.D.

Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, College of Korean Medicine, Dae-Jeon University
Correspondence to: Min-Seok Oh, Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, College of Korean Medicine, Dae-Jeon University, 75 Daedeok-daero 176beon-gil, Seo-gu, Daejeon 35235, Korea
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E-mail ohmin@dju.ac.kr
Received June 19, 2017; Revised July 14, 2017; Accepted July 17, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objectives To evaluate the evidence supporting the effectiveness of Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy for Pain.
Methods We conducted search across 6 electronic databases (Pubmed, CAJ, Oasis, RISS, DBPIA and KoreanTK) and 2 journals to find clinical trials that used Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy as treatment for pain. The methodological quality of Randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) was assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias (RoB) tool, while NRCTs (Non-Randomized controlled clinical trials) were assessed using the Risk of Bias Assessment tool for Non-randomized Study (RoBANS) tool.
Results Among 75 articles that were searched, 5 RCTs and 2 NRCTs were finally selected. Among 7 selected studies, all studies showed that Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy has significant effect on Pain.
Conclusions Our systematic review found encouraging but limited evidence of Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy for Pain. We recommend clinical trials which compare the effectiveness of Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy with other pharmacopuncture therapies to clarify the effectiveness of Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy from other pharmacopuncture therapies.
Keywords : Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy, Pain, Systematic review, Randomized controlled clinical trial


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