The Journal of The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine
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The Effectiveness of Using Spa Bathing and Herbar Medicine for Patients with Vibration Syndrome (No.2)
Tomoyuki MIYATAAkitsugu HINOYasunori KUWAHARARyoju KAWAMURANaotoshi SHIBAHARAMasao KATOHiroyori TOSA
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1993 Volume 56 Issue 4 Pages 220-226

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A comparative study on spa bathing alone and bathing in combination with herbar medicine was carried out on 21 patients with vibration syndrome of grades III and IV.
Eleven patients (group A) were treated with spa bathing alone; the other ten patients (group B) were treated with spa bathing in combination with herbar medicine (“Goshajin-kigan, ” “Bushi-powder” or “Touki shigyaku kago syuusyo syoukyoutou, ” “Bushi-powder”). All patients were male from 55 to 73 years old.
Subjective symptoms, capillary blood flow volume, skin temperature, and velocity of peripheral nerve conduction were examined before and after each treatment.
In subjective symptoms, the ratio of improvement in group B was significantly higher than that in group A, especially in “numbness, ” “coldness, ” and “discoloration.”
Volume of capillary blood flow in group B was significantly larger than that in group A. Skin temperature in group B was significantly higher than that in group A. However, no significant difference was found in the velocity of peripheral nerve conduction before and after treatment or between group A and group B.

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