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J Korean Med Rehabi 2019 Jan; 29(1): 1-6  
Chuna Manual Therapy Alone for Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Systematic Review
Published online January 31, 2019
Copyright © 2019 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Seon-Ho Shin, K.M.D.*, Kyung-Jin Min, K.M.D., Eui-Byeol Kim, K.M.D.*, Won-Bae Ha, K.M.D., Youn-Seok Ko, K.M.D.*

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonsuk University*, Na-Num Long-Term Care Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University
Correspondence to: Youn-Seok Ko, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Woosuk University Medical Center, 46 Eoeun-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju 54987, Korea TEL (063) 220-8626 FAX (063) 227-6234 E-mail
Received: December 11, 2018; Revised: December 31, 2018; Accepted: January 2, 2019
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 purpose of this study is to provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy (CMT) alone for cervicogenic dizziness.
Methods We conducted a search up to October 2018 in 7 electronic databases. The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that performed CMT for cervicogenic dizziness were included. The risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool.
Results Ten RCTs met the inclusion criteria. The meta-analysis of 4 RCTs showed favorable results for the use of CMT alone compared to medication.
Conclusions In 10 RCTs, we found that CMT was effective in cervicogenic dizziness. However, most of the included RCTs were unclear risk of bias. Therefore, well designed RCTs would be needed to obtain the stronger evidence level of CMT for cervicogenic dizziness.
Keywords : Chuna manual therapy, Cervicogenic dizziness, Systematic review, Meta-analysis, Traditional Korean Medicine

January 2019, 29 (1)

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