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acupuncture and tinnitus

Surong Chen, Xuming Tan, Lanbo Fei, Xiande Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the differences in the clinical therapeutic effects on idiopathic tinnitus between the combined therapy with acupuncture and the modified formula of buzhong yiqi tang and cizhu wan and the simple administration of the modified formula of buzhong yiqi tang and cizhu wan . METHODS: A total of 60 patients were randomized into a combined treatment group and an herbal medicine group, 30 cases in each one and 2 cases dropped out in the herbal medicine group...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yi Zhang, Yuzheng Du
OBJECTIVE: Based on the western medication, to evaluate the advantages in the morning blood pressure treated with acupuncture at Fengchi (GB 20) and Neck-Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with acupuncture technique for activating blood circulation, eliminating wind and regulating the liver and spleen in the patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: A total of 90 patients of essential hypertension of the mild and moderate degrees were randomized into a medication group (30 cases, 3 dropping), No...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Bahram Naderinabi, Soheil Soltanipour, Shadman Nemati, Alia Saberi, Sepideh Parastesh
Background: There is challenge to find an effective treatment for tinnitus. Few studies were done on the effects of acupuncture on tinnitus. This study evaluated the effect of acupuncture on chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus. Methods: This randomized double-blind clinical trial was conducted from December 2014 to September 2015 . Patients suffering from chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus were randomly allocated into two groups: acupuncture vs. placebo. They were treated in 15 sessions and at the end of the fifteenth sessions and 3 weeks after completion of the treatment, visual analog scale (VAS) for tinnitus loudness and tinnitus severity index (TSI) questionnaires were completed...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Mei-Qi Ji, Shan-Shan Tian, Dai Liu, Wei Zhang, Jie-Ping Xie, Ya-Li Zhang, Chun-Hua Li, Yan Gao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regularity of distribution of press-sensitive acupoints on the body surface in tinnitus patients, so as to provide evidence for selecting suitable acupuncture points in the treatment of tinnitus. METHODS: Sixty-three cases of tinnitus patients (from 25 to 75 years in age) were recruited in the present study. The patient was asked to take a sitting, supine and prone position, successively, and the operator used the thumb to moderately press the subject's head, neck, back, four limbs below the knee- and elbow joints along the three Hand- and three Foot- yang and yin meridians...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Nicodemus E Oey, Yew Long Lo
Migraine auras are typically visual in nature but can manifest as disturbances in somatosensory, auditory, and olfactory senses. Reports of multiple sensory auras are rare in the literature, but their existence may offer novel insights into the pathogenesis of this highly common yet complex neurological condition. Here we report a case of multiple sensory auras involving somatosensory, auditory, and olfactory disturbances in a patient with migraine without visual manifestations. A 45-year-old woman with a 20-year history of migrainous headaches presented with complaints of rightsided facial and hand numbness and paraesthesia...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
Bong Hyun Kim, Kyuseok Kim, Hae Jeong Nam
BACKGROUND: Many previous studies of electroacupuncture used combined therapy of electroacupuncture and systemic manual acupuncture, so it was uncertain which treatment was effective. This study evaluated and compared the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture and distal electroacupuncture for treating patients with tinnitus. METHODS: A randomized, parallel, open-labeled exploratory trial was conducted. Subjects aged 20-75 years who had suffered from idiopathic tinnitus for > 2 weeks were recruited from May 2013 to April 2014...
January 31, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Youkang Dong, Yi Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy among acupuncture based on "jin" theory, regular acupuncture and western medication. METHODS: A total of 95 cases, by using incomplete randomization method, were divided into a "jin" theory acupuncture group (32 cases), a regular acupuncture group (31 cases) and a medication group (32 cases). Patients in the "jin" theory acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture based on "jin" theory which included the "gather" and "knot" points on the affected side: positive reacted points, Fengchi (GB 20), Tianrong (SI 17), Tianyou (TE16) and Yiming (EX-HN14) as the main acupoints, while the Ermen (TE 21), Tinggong (SI 19) and Tinghui (GB 2) and zhigou (TE 6) as the auxiliary acpoints; the treatment was given once a day...
April 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Marcelo Yugi Doi, Simone Sayomi Tano, Adriane Rocha Schultz, Ricardo Borges, Luciana Lozza de Moraes Marchiori
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is a subjective sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of an external stimulus, which significantly worsens the quality of life in 15-25% of affected individuals. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for tinnitus. METHODS: Randomized clinical trial ( REBEC: 2T9T7Q) with 50 participants with tinnitus, divided into two groups: 25 participants in the acupuncture group and 25 participants in the control group...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Aage R Møller
Tinnitus is not a single disease but a group of different diseases with different pathologies and therefore different treatments. Regarding tinnitus as a single disease is hampering progress in understanding of the pathophysiology of tinnitus and perhaps, more importantly, it is a serious obstacle in development of effective treatments for tinnitus. Subjective tinnitus is a phantom sound that takes many different forms and has similarities with chronic neuropathic pain. The pathology may be in the cochlea, in the auditory nerve, or, most commonly, in the brain...
2016: International Journal of Otolaryngology
Tao Yin, Jinxia Ni, Wenzeng Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effective differences between deep needling and shallow needling at three acupoints around ear for subjective tinnitus. METHODS: Fifty patients with subjective tinnitus were randomized divided into a deep needling group and a shallow needling group, 25 cases in each group. Twenty-two patients in the deep needling group and 20 patients in the shallow needling group were brought into statistic in the end. In the two groups, the three acupoints around ear and distal acupoints were both selected...
October 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Danielle M Gergen
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to describe chiropractic and acupuncture care of a patient with acute mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) symptoms. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 31-year-old woman had acute neck pain, headache, dizziness, nausea, tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue following a fall. She was diagnosed at an urgent care facility with mTBI immediately following the fall. Pharmaceutical intervention had been ineffective for her symptoms. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient was treated with chiropractic adjustments characterized as high velocity, low amplitude thrusts directed to the cervical spine and local acupuncture points in the cervical and cranial regions...
September 2015: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Maura Regina Laureano, Ektor Tsuneo Onishi, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan, Pedro Braga Neto, Mario Luiz Vieira Castiglioni, Ilza Rosa Batista, Marilia Alves Reis, Michele Vargas Garcia, Adriana Neves de Andrade, Maura Lígia Sanchez, Hugo Cogo Moreira, Roberta Ribeiro de Almeida, Griselda Jara Garrido, Andrea Parolin Jackowski
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effect of acupuncture on brain perfusion using ethyl cysteinate dimer single-photon emission computed tomography ((99m)Tc-ECD SPECT) in patients with tinnitus. METHODS: This randomized, single-blind, sham-control study examined patients (18-60 years old) with normal hearing and chronic, idiopathic, continuous tinnitus. Fifty-seven subjects were randomly assigned to true (n = 30) or sham (n = 27) acupuncture (ACP); (99m)Tc-ECD SPECT examinations were performed before and after 12 twice-weekly ACP sessions...
September 2016: European Radiology
Marcelo Yugi Doi, Simone Sayomi Tano, Adriane Rocha Schultz, Luciana Lozza de Moraes Marchiori
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is a subjective sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of an external stimulus, which significantly worsens the quality of life in 15-25% of affected individuals. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy on tinnitus. METHODS: Randomized clinical trial with 50 participants with tinnitus, divided into two groups: 25 participants in the acupuncture group (AG) and 25 participants in the control group (CG)...
November 14, 2015: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
S V Morozova, L M Shibina, E P Polyakova
This paper contains the data suggesting the necessity and importance of the comprehensive treatment of tympanophonia on an individual basis including the rational choice of the combination of pharmacotherapeutic and non-medicamental modalities, such as classical acupuncture and the like. The special emphasis is laid on the importance of compliance with the prescribed hygienic procedures for the organs of hearing and prophylaxis of cochlear disorders.
2015: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Kanae Umemoto, Toshiyuki Saito, Munekazu Naito, Shogo Hayashi, Tomiko Yakura, Hanno Steinke, Takashi Nakano
BACKGROUND: The acupuncture point BL23 is located in the region of the posterior ramus of the second lumbar spinal nerve (L2) and has historically been used to treat conditions such as lower back pain, pollakiuria, erectile dysfunction, dysmenorrhoea, tinnitus, and vertigo. Some of these treatment effects have been hypothesised to be mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. It was recently discovered that the posterior ramus of the spinal nerve (PRSN) at L2 forms not two but three branches...
April 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Jian-yu Dai, Yi-guo Chen, Xiao-qing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation of "Yifen" (TE 17), "Shenshu" (BL 23) on the expression of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 1 B (5-HTR 1 B) mRNA and 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 2 C (5-HTR 2 C) mRNA in the cochlear nucleus tissue in mice experiencing radiation from mobile phone, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of tinnitus. METHODS: Thirty Kunming mice were randomly divided into control group (n = 6) and modeling group (n = 24)...
August 2015: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Xiujuan Li, Jie Li, Haitao Han, Jinming Huang, Meikang Li, Lu Xuanlin, Ning Song, Hua-sheng Lin, Xuemei Li, Guihua Huang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference of the clinical efficacy in treatment of nervous tinnitus of kidney deficiency between the combined therapy of Zhuang medicine at Qineihuan point combined with the conventional acupuncture and simple conventional acupancture. METHODS: Sixty patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. In the control group, the conventional acupuncture was applied to Taixi (KI 3), Zhaohai (KI 6), Tinggong (SI 19) and Waiguan (TE 5), etc...
April 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Afua O Arhin, Kelly Gallop, Judith Mann, Sheila Cannon, Kimberly Tran, Mei-Chuan Wang
Although close associations between tinnitus and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among war veterans has been documented, there is limited research that explores evidence-based, efficacious interventions to treat the condition in this particular population. This article presents a case of three war veterans with PTSD symptoms who received a series of acupuncture treatments for tinnitus with positive outcomes. Even though the article presents cases of only three veterans and was based on self-reports, there were very clear trends on how veterans with tinnitus symptoms responded to acupuncture treatments...
March 2016: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
Tian-Tian Li, Zhao-Jun Wang, Song-Bai Yang, Jun-Hong Zhu, Shi-Zhong Zhang, San-Jin Cai, Wen-Han Ma, Ding-Qi Zhang, Zhi-Gang Mei
BACKGROUND: Subjective tinnitus is a phantom sensation experienced in the absence of any source of sound. Its mechanism remains unclear, and no approved drugs are available. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an exciting new method to treat tinnitus, but direct electrical stimulation of the cervical vagus has disadvantages. This randomized controlled clinical trial aims to overcome these limitations by stimulating the auricular branch of vagus nerve (ABVN) on the outer ear. Since the ABVN is the only peripheral branch of the vagus nerve distributed on the ear's surface, it should be possible to achieve analogous efficacy to VNS by activating the central vagal pathways...
March 19, 2015: Trials
Bart N Green, Lcdr Kristin M Browske, Capt Michael D Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to present a case of a patient with neck pain, tinnitus, and headache in the setting of bilateral elongated styloid processes (ESP) and calcified stylohyoid ligaments (CSL), how knowledge of this anatomical variation and symptomatic presentation affected the rehabilitation management plan for this patient, and to discuss the potential relevance of ESPs and CSLs to carotid artery dissection. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 29-year-old male military helicopter mechanic presented for chiropractic care for chronic pain in the right side of his neck and upper back, tinnitus, and dizziness with a past history of right side parietal headaches and tonsillitis...
June 2014: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
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