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[Clinical observation on idiopathic sudden hearing loss treated by warming-promoting needling technique].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23213981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effective therapeutic method in the treatment of idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL).
METHODS: One hundred and eighty-eight cases of ISHL were randomized into a warming-promoting needling group (74 cases), a conventional acupuncture group (56 cases) and a medication group (58 cases). In the conventional acupuncture group, the conventional needling technique was applied to Baihui (GV 20), Fengchi (GB 20), Yifeng (TE 17), Tinggong (SI 19), Touqiaoyin (GB 11) and Zhigou (TE 6) on the affected side. The treatment was given 5 times each week. Totally, the treatment of 6 weeks was required. In the warming-promoting needling group, on the basic treatment as the conventional acupuncture group, the warming-promoting needling technique was applied to Fengchi (GB 20). In the medication group, the intravenous drop with salvia injectio and mecobalamin was prescribed, once per day, for 10 days totally. Meanwhile, Erlong Zuoci Wan was prescribed for oral administration, 8 pills each time, three times a day for 30 days continuously.
RESULTS: All of the three therapeutic methods achieved the effect on ISHL. The total effective rate was 89.2% (66/74) in the warming-promoting needling group, which was better than 62.5% (35/56) in the conventional acupuncture group and 53.4% (31/58) in the medication group (both P<0.01).
CONCLUSION: The warming-promoting needling techinque achieves the significant efficacy on ISHL. The hearing improvement is superior to that treated with either the conventional needling technique or medication.
Cheng-Lin Luo; Tian-You He; Xiao-Guang Qin; Qiang Chen; Xiao-Gang Tian; Chun-Ying Hou
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0255-2930     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhongguo Zhen Jiu     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8600658     Medline TA:  Zhongguo Zhen Jiu     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  chi     Pagination:  981-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Massage, Gansu College of TCM, Lanzhou 730000, China.
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