Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Health and Welfare (HI18C0546, HB16C0026)
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Received: 26 May 2019
Accepted: 28 January 2020
First Online: 12 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and the protocol of this study (version 1.0) was approved by the IRBs of DongShin University Gwangju Korean Medicine Hospital (DSGOH-039; approval date 20 March 2017), DongShin University Mokpo Oriental Hospital (DSMOH-002; approval date 27 March 2017), and KyungHee Korean Medicine Hospital (KOMCIRB-161014-HR-057; approval date 28 April 2017) before the trial began. This trial was registered at the Clinical Research Information Service (ExternalRef removed; KCT0002257). The purpose and potential risks of this study were fully explained to the participants. All participants provided written informed consent before participating in this study.
: Written informed consent for publication of individual details and accompanying images will be obtained from the trial participants. The consent forms are in the possession of the authors and are available for review by the Editor-in-Chief.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.