A Case Study of the Bee Venom Acupuncture Effect for Trigger Finger with Side Effects by Steroid Injection

Article information

J Korean Acupunct Moxib Soc. 2013;30(4):189-196
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 September 20
doi : https://doi.org/10.13045/acupunct.2013036
Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine

This research was supported by a grant from Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine of 2013

*Corresponding author : Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine, 635, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-896, Republic of Korea, Tel : +82-2-1577-0007 E-mail : dewygg@naver.com
Received 2013 July 19; Revised 2013 August 30; Accepted 2013 August 30.

Abstract

Objectives :

The aim of this study was to find out the therapeutic effect of bee venom acupuncture in the treatment of patient with trigger finger accompany side effects by steroid injection.

Methods :

As the effect of bee venom acupuncture about various articulation diseases observed, we tried to treat a case that was diagnosed trigger finger with side effects by steroid injection by using bee venom acupuncture.

Result :

After three times bee venom acupuncture treatments, ‘VAS’ score and triggering grade decreased quite noticeably, and other symptoms as have improved as well.

Conclusions :

Bee venom acupuncture have shown fairly effective to trigger finger accompany side effects by steroid injection.

Fig. 1.

The changes of VAS score and triggering grade

* : 1st injetion. ** : 2nd injection. *** : 3rd injection.

Grade of Triggering of the Digit

The Changes of VAS Score and Triggering Grade by Bee Venom Injection

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Fig. 1.

The changes of VAS score and triggering grade

* : 1st injetion. ** : 2nd injection. *** : 3rd injection.

Table 1.

Grade of Triggering of the Digit

Grade Description
0 none Even movement during flexion/extension
1 mild Uneven movement during flexion/extension
2 moderate Actively correctable;interferes with normal hand function
3 severe Passively correctable
4 locked Fixed in flexion

Table 2.

The Changes of VAS Score and Triggering Grade by Bee Venom Injection

Treatment number Month/day Bee venom injection VAS score Triggering grade
Base line 06/29 × 8 4
1 07/01 8 4
2 07/02 × 4 1
3 07/05 4 1
4 07/06 × 1 0
5 07/08 1 0
6 07/09 × 0 0
7 07/12 × 0 0
8 07/15 × 0 0