Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2017-03-29
The extract of a mixture of cinnamon twig and moutan root bark, cinnamon twig and peony root, or cinnamon twig and poria according to the present invention has been confirmed to inhibit the excessive generation of advanced glycation end-products, which occurs under chronic diabetic conditions, exhibit the effect of fragmentizing a cross-link between the advanced glycation end-products and matrix proteins, have an excellent effect in inhibiting the generation of the advanced glycation end-products in a human retinal pigment epithelial cell line subjected to a hyperglycemic or aging environment, and have excellent effects in delaying, preventing, and treating diabetic complications, muscular degeneration, commotio retinae, and lower extremity edema in various animal models of diabetic complications, macular degeneration, and lower extremity edema, and thus the mixture extract can effectively be used as an active ingredient for a composition for preventing and treating diabetic complications, including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, and diabetic neuropathy, and angioedema, including macular (retinal) edema, macular degeneration, and varicose veins.
Electronics, Telecommunications Research Institute and Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2016-02-02
Present disclosure provides a portable viscometer including a body and a measuring unit disposed on one side of the body. The measuring unit includes a capillary tube detachably attached to the measuring unit, and a first sensor and a second sensor, the first and second sensors being disposed adjacent to the capillary tube and vertically spaced apart from each other, and the capillary tube includes a bead therein. The bead may be fixed on the inner surface of the capillary tube by a fixing compound which is soluble in a fluid to be measured.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2015-11-19
Provided is a computing apparatus for performing an alarm processing by managing a plurality of events related to at least one of health information and Korean medicine mibyeong information based on a hierarchical structure, the apparatus including a database configured to store the plurality of events in a hierarchical structure, a hierarchical information manager configured to manage a first identifier indicating a current event hierarchy identifier adjusted by applying a user feedback on an event alarm provided in advance, and a processor configured to provide a first event related to the first identifier among the plurality of events, wherein the plurality of events is stored in the hierarchical structure such that an event index, an event hierarchy identifier, and an event description are related to one another for each of the events.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2016-10-19
A cupping device according to one embodiment comprises: a cupping cup which is adhered to a region requiring cupping therapy; an inlet port which communicates the inside and outside of the cupping cup; and a pressure controller which is capable of selectively opening and closing the inlet port, wherein the movement of the pressure controller allows or blocks air inflow into the cupping cup.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2014-04-09
The present invention relates to a composition for preventing or treating respiratory diseases, and more particularly, to a pharmaceutical composition, and to a health food, comprising extracts of herbal mixtures or fermented products thereof having lactic acid bacteria as effective ingredients for preventing or treating respiratory diseases, wherein the herbal mixtures comprise: Sophora flavascens, Radix glycyrrhizae, Flos Lonicerae, Angelicae Gigantis radix, Aralia continentalis, Inula helenium, Saposhnikoviae radix, Zizyphus spinosa, Houttuynia cordata, Forsythiae fructus, Arctium lappa, Herba epimedii, ginseng, Lithospermi radix, Sanguisorbae radix, Cnidii rhizoma, Scrophulariae radix, and Polygoni cuspidati radix. The herbal extracts or fermented products thereof having lactic acid bacteria exhibit the effects of significantly lowering an airway resistance value; reducing the numbers of leukocytes, neutrophilic leukocytes, lymphocytes, eosinocytes, and basophil leukocytes to levels similar to that of a normal group; and reducing the infiltration of inflammatory cells and eosinocyte cells near AHR on lung tissues. Therefore, the herbal extracts or fermented products thereof having lactic acid bacteria may be valuably used for the prevention and/or treatment of respiratory diseases such as asthma.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2016-05-25
Disclosed herein are a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of obesity comprising an extract of a mixture comprising Saururi chinensis Baill., Curcumae Longae Rhizoma, and Polygalae Radix, or an extract of a mixture comprising Saururi chinensis Baill., Curcumae Longae Rhiwma, Polygalae Radix, and Acori Gramineri Rhizoma; a food composition comprising the extract of the mixture; and a method of manufacturing the extracts of the mixture. The extracts of the present invention can inhibit fat generation without adverse effects such as cellular toxicity and thus can be widely used for the prevention, improvement, or treatment of obesity or obesity-related diseases.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2014-10-31
An arm-fastening device may comprise: a guide part for elastically fastening a first recessed point in the lower part of the radius of an arm of a user and a second recessed point in the lower part of the ulna of the arm of the user; a measurement part for, when the arm is fastened, measuring the length of the arm, the length being from a reference surface to the point where the guide part fastens the first recessed point and the second recessed point; and a determination part for determining whether the arm is fastened according to the result of a comparison of the measured length of the arm with a reference length used for determining whether the arm is fastened.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2015-11-18
The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition and a health functional food composition for prevention, treatment or amelioration of diabetic complications or angioedema containing a mixed extract of Hedera helix leaves and Coptis chinensis as an active ingredient. More specifically, the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition and a health functional food composition for prevention, treatment or amelioration of diabetic complications or angioedema further containing an extract of Rheum palmatum, Puerariae radix, Ginkgo leaves, Cassiae semen, blueberry, bilberry, raspberry, or grape seeds as an active ingredient, in addition to the mixed extract of Hedera helix leaves and Coptis chinensis.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2015-12-16
The present invention relates to a skin-moisturizing or wrinkle-improving external composition or cosmetic composition which contains, as an active ingredient, a compound represented by Formula 1, which can be extracted from Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The composition prevents skin moisture loss and thus suppresses skin tissue damage induced by UV rays and so has a skin-wrinkle preventing or alleviating effect.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine | Date: 2015-06-17
A health state determining method is disclosed, which includes receiving a facial image of a user, obtaining at least one user database (DB) image corresponding to the facial image, and determining a health state of the user by comparing the facial image to the at least one user DB image.