A Case Report of Rhabdomyolysis Resulting from Shock Caused by Overworking

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Acupunct. 2015;32(1):127-131
1Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University
2Department of Physiology, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University
3Sosa-Public Health Center, Bucheon
*Corresponding author: Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University, 895, Muwang-ro, Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do, 570-711, Republic of Korea, Tel: +82-63-859-2812, E-mail: choandle@hanmail.net
Received 2015 January 12; Revised 2015 March 04; Accepted 2015 March 06.



The purpose of this study is to report a case of Rhabdomyolysis that occurred after shock related to overworking, presenting myalgia(especially in the neck), muscular weakness, and dark urine.


A patient diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis received Korean medical treatment from November 17th to 24th. Clinical improvement was evaluated using a numerical rating scale(NRS), neck disability index(NDI), and laboratory tests which included complete blood count, kidney function, liver function, serum eletrolytes and Creatinine kinase(CK).


After treatment, myalgia, muscular weakness and dark urine each improved. Laboratory results, including CK, had decreased to within normal range.


Korean medical treatment could be effective for Rhabdomyolysis patients. Further extensive studies should be carried out.


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