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20 March 2020, Volume 2 Issue 1 Previous Issue   
Observation on the Effect of Umbilical Therapy of Herbal Medicine Combined with Self-made Dysmenorrhea Paste on Primary Dysmenorrhea
Wen-Ming Cao, Xiu-Rong Wang
92Psychosomatic Medicine Research. 2020, 2 (1): 1-7.   https://doi.org/10.12032/psmr2020-0320-016
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Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of self-made dysmenorrhea paste combined with umbilical therapy of herbal medicine on primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: 160 patients with primary dysmenorrhea were selected from November 2018 to November 2019. Participants were randomly divided into control group and treatment group, with 80 cases in each group. The control group were administered the dysmenorrhea paste sold on the market for 5 days during three menstruation cycles, and the treatment group was given the umbilical therapy of herbal medicine combined with self-made dysmenorrhea paste. The outcome was the intensity of menstrual pain measured by using the visual analogue scale, TCM symptom score and dysmenorrhea symptom score of patients, responder rate. The clinical outcomes were measured on each menstrual cycle at baseline, treatment course (3 cycles), and follow-up period. Results: In this study, there was no significant difference in age and severity of disease between the two groups before treatment. After treatment, VAS score, TCM symptom score and dysmenorrhea symptom score of patients in both groups decreased. The total effective rate was 90.75% in the treatment group and 81.25% in the control group. Conclusion: The treatment of primary dysmenorrhea patients with self-made dysmenorrhea paste combined with application of drugs and moxibustion naval-button method has a significant clinical effect. This method can reduce the pain of patients, improve the quality of life of patients, and homemade dysmenorrhea paste has a good taste, long shelf life, easy to carry, and is worthy of promotion and application.
A Study on the Emotional State of College Students with Functional Constipation 
Guang-Qi Lu, Xin-Yu Zhang, Yi-Fei Liu, Yue Chen, Jia-Qi Xu, Rong-Di Yan
92Psychosomatic Medicine Research. 2020, 2 (1): 8-13.   https://doi.org/10.12032/psmr2020-0320-018
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Objective: Functional constipation (FC) is a common problem in college students. In this study, we aimed to
analyze emotional state and psychological well-being of college students. Methods: 500 college students in Changqing University City of Jinan were selected for questionnaire survey. According to the Roma III diagnosis criteria, 139 students were diagnosed patients with FC. Qiqing Assessment Scale Questionnaire was used to assess the emotional state of students with FC. Results: The prevalence rate of FC in college students was 32.5%. The psychological well-being score of normal students was higher than that of college students with FC. Significant difference was also observed in terms of mean score of emotional state dimensions in college students with FC. The score of worry was the highest, followed by anxiety and fright in college students with FC. Joy, as the only upward emotion in the seven emotions, had the lowest score. The scores of female students with FC were higher than those of men in anger, anxiety, sadness and worry. Conclusion: There is a close relationship between emotional factors and FC in college students. Emotional factors should be paid attention to in the prevention and treatment of FC.
A Hypothesis: Excessive Fear Impairing the Kidney
Xiao-Xu Li
92Psychosomatic Medicine Research. 2020, 2 (1): 14-18.   https://doi.org/10.12032/psmr2020-0320-017
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The theory of seven emotions in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) holds that excessive joy impairs the heart, excessive anger impairs the liver, excessive contemplation impairs the spleen, excessive grief impairs the lung and excessive fear impairs the kidney, etc. According to TCM, kidney is the congenital essence of life and governs the reproduction through the hypothalamus a pituitary axis to complete an ovarian function of the reproductive. Some important events reflects fear affects the reproductive health. Kidney deficiency rat model was induced successfully by the methods of using the cat to frighten the mouse and simulating the scene of cat catching rat to form panic stress. Many experimental research on excessive fear impairing the kidney were carried out. Therefore, we put forward the medical hypothesis of Excessive fear impairing the kidney.
Research Progress of TCM Tongue Diagnosis in Spleen and Stomach Disease
Feng-Xian Bai, Ya-Hui Huang
92Psychosomatic Medicine Research. 2020, 2 (1): 19-24.   https://doi.org/10.12032/psmr2020-0320-019
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According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the tongue is thought to be an outer manifestation of the status of the viscera. It can be divided to spleen–stomach area, liver–gall area, kidney area, and heart–lung area. The tongue coating is formed by stomach-Qi. the tongue, especially spleen–stomach area, and the tongue coating may reflect the status of the spleen and stomach. This article summarizes the research overview of TCM tongue diagnosis in spleen and stomach disease.
Ritual Treatment of Shamans in Northeast China
Xin-Hua Zhao
92Psychosomatic Medicine Research. 2020, 2 (1): 25-29.   https://doi.org/10.12032/psmr2020-0320-020
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Shaman originates from the Tungusic-Ian language. In northeast China, the Shamanism traditions have gradually merged, and formed a compound belief form of polytheism and immortality. When a Shaman enters a special state, he has special abilities beyond ordinary people, such as divination, healing, and disaster relief. The most important thing is that as a messenger of communication between man and God, the Shaman expresses his wishes to God. Man communicates the will of God. The Shaman relies on the drum dance and sings the divine music, through the Shaman ritual to convey the request of people and the will of God. This article summarizes the Shaman's ritual therapy methods (music therapy and dance therapy) and psychological mechanism research, and provides a reference for ritual therapy.