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Table 6 Commonly used Korean medicine treatments for LSS

From: Survey of integrative lumbar spinal stenosis treatment in Korean medicine doctors: preliminary data for clinical practice guidelines

Factors n (%)
Herbal medicine Chungpa-juna 122 (99.2)
  Yookmijihwang-tang (六味地黃湯) 57 (46.3)
  Dokhwalgisaeng-tang (獨活寄生湯) 43 (35)
  Hwalhyeoljitong-tang (活血止痛湯) 30 (24.4)
  Ojeok-san (五積散) 30 (24.4)
  Shingi-hwan (腎氣丸) 19 (15.4)
  Danggwisoo-san (當歸鬚散) 13 (10.6)
  Jakyagkamcho-tang (芍藥甘草湯) 13 (10.6)
  Bojoongikgi-tang (補中益氣湯) 11 (8.9)
Chuna manipulation Sidelying lumbar extension dysfunction correction technique 45 (36.6)
  Prone lumbosacral joint distraction method 41 (33.3)
  Spine flexion distraction method: Flexion shift technique 41 (33.3)
  Prone posteriorly rotated ilium/sidebent sacrum correction technique 36 (29.3)
  Sidelying lumbar ‘pitch and roll’ distraction method 35 (28.5)
  Prone leg raise ilium correction technique 32 (26)
  Prone anteriorly rotated ilium correction technique 31 (25.2)
  Prone sacrum sidebent rotation dysfunction correction technique 23 (18.7)
  Spine flexion distraction method: Extension technique 18 (14.6)
  Sidelying lumbar flexion dysfunction correction technique 13 (10.6)
Style of acupuncture Ashi points 113 (91.9)
  Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT)a 102 (82.9)
  Acupoints associated with symptoms (acupoints relating to specific disorder/syndromes) 91 (74)
  Dong-Si Acupuncture 14 (11.4)
Pharmacopuncture Shinbaro 2a 86 (69.9)
  Shinbaro 1 85 (69.1)
  Shinbaro 3 60 (48.8)
  Joongseongouhyul (中性瘀血) 32 (26)
  Hwangryunhaedok (黃蓮解毒) 28 (22.8)
  Muscle relaxation 12 (9.8)
  Anti-inflammation 11 (8.9)
  Scolopendra 10 (8.1)
Acupoints used for acupuncture Hyeopcheok (Huatuo Jiaji, EXB2) points 86 (69.9)
  GB30 (環跳) 60 (48.8)
  Ashi points 49 (39.8)
  BL23 (腎兪) 42 (34.1)
  BL40 (委中) 30 (24.4)
  BL25 (大腸兪) 23 (18.7)
Acupoints used for pharmacopuncture Hyeopcheok (Huatuo Jiaji, EXB2) points 94 (76.4)
  Ashi points 43 (35.0)
  BL23 (腎兪) 35 (28.5)
  GB30 (環跳) 24 (19.5)
  BL25 (大腸兪) 21 (17.1)
  BL40 (委中) 4 (3.3)
  1. LSS lumbar spinal stenosis
  2. aFactor most frequently ranked 1st