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Recent Research Trends in Moxibustion Treatment in Korea

Journal of Acupuncture Research. 2020;37(1):1-12 DOI 10.13045/jar.2019.00227

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Acupuncture Research

ISSN: 2586-288X (Print); 2586-2898 (Online)

Publisher: E-Tree Publishing

Society/Institution: Korean Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine Society

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Other systems of medicine: Miscellaneous systems and treatments | Medicine: Therapeutics. Pharmacology

Country of publisher: Korea, Republic of

Language of fulltext: English, Korean

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AUTHORS


Ju-Hyeon Lee ( Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Dongseo Oriental Hospital, Seoul, Korea)

Doo-ree Hwang ( Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Dongseo Oriental Hospital, Seoul, Korea)

Seung-Hyo Hong ( Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Dongseo Oriental Hospital, Seoul, Korea)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

A total of 1,235 studies were retrieved on June 23, 2019, from 3 databases. Selected 59 studies were evaluated by year of publication, study type, subject condition/disease, acupoint, standards for reporting interventions in clinical trials of moxibustion (STRICTOM), Cochrane risk of bias (RoB), and risk of bias assessment tool for non-randomized study (RoBANS). Most studies were conducted in 2011, after which the number of studies decreased. The most common study type was 25 case reports (CR), 16 uncontrolled clinical trials (UCT), 11 randomized controlled trials (RCT), and 7 controlled clinical trials (CCT). Moxibustion treatment was mainly used for musculoskeletal and circulatory diseases/conditions. A total of 83 acupoints were used, A-shi points being the most used. As for STRICTOM, an average of 7.4 items were satisfactory for UCT and CR without a control group, and an average of 9.4 items were satisfactory for RCT and CCT. RCT was assessed using the RoB, and many items were rated as uncertain. In this study, the need for RCT of moxibustion treatment in Korea was identified. The detailed description of study methods and results will provide evidence for the efficacy of moxibustion treatment in preventive and therapeutic aspects of Korean traditional medicine.