12∼19세기 한의학 고전문헌에 나타난 턱관절 구강내장치에 대한 고찰
Intraoral Appliances in the Medical Classics of 12th to 19th Centuries
- 이영준(Young-Jun Lee) 이상배(Sang-Bae Lee) 최근욱(Geun-Wook Choi) 인창식(Chang Shik Yin)
- 제4권 제1호
- 1 - 4 (4 pages)
Objectives: Intraoral appliances (IOA) are applied in the clinical practice of Korean medicine to improve the balance between yin and yang of the body such as temporomandibular joint balancing medicine. Historical examples of IOA were not well known. This study reports prototype IOA’s described in medical classics. Methods: Several medical classics of 12th to 19th centuries were narratively reviewed for prototypical descriptions of IOA’s in the context of clinical practice. Results: IOA’s in the medical classics reviewed adopted such materials as bamboo, chopsticks, and coins that were adjusted in the height and were used as a temporary IOA’s with response of the patient being monitored. IOA’s were applied integratively with herbal medicine for diverse complaints such as pain, hearing problem, cough, asthma, and rhinorrhea. Conclusions: Prototype IOA’s in the medical classics suggest an individualized, integrative, and holistic principle and usage of IOA’s in the tradition of Korean medicine.