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Posture Analysis of Healthy Right-handed Male and the Effect of Chuna Treatment
J Korean Med Rehabil 2017;27:125-36
Published online July 31, 2017;
Copyright © 2017 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Min-Soo Kim, K.M.D., Ji-Young Lee, K.M.D., Hee-Ra Shin, K.M.D., Seung-Ryong Yeom, K.M.D., Young-Dal Kwon, K.M.D.

Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, College of Korean Medicine, Won-kwang University
Correspondence to: Young-Dal Kwon, Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, College of Korean Medicine, Wonk-wang University, 1140-23 Hoejae-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju 61729, Korea
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Received June 22, 2017; Revised June 29, 2017; Accepted July 3, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives The present study was designed to analyze the posture pattern of healthy right-handed male and to investigate the effect of Chuna treatment.
Methods Twenty healthy right-handed male were selected in this study. Body posture was measured by Body Style. After that, subjects received Chuna treatment on lumbar and pelvis area. Finally, the 2nd measurement was carried out.
Results In shoulder height, left shoulder was higher than right one. In pelvic height, right iliac crest was higher than left, followed by longer right leg than left. In lower limb angle suggesting valgus or varus knee. In height of scapula inferior angle, right seemed higher than left. After the Chuna treatment, shoulder height, pelvic height, and leg length difference showed significant improvement. Other variables showed improvement but it was not significant.
Conclusions These results suggest that right-handed male have some characteristic posture pattern because of their daily life habits, and Chuna treatment can be effective in correcting bad posture.
Keywords : Posture, Posture pattern, Body style, Chuna treatment, Right-handed

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