Abstract Title:

[Comparative study on therapeutic effects of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Western medicine on nervous tinnitus].

Abstract Source:

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Apr;27(4):249-51. PMID: 17585665

Abstract Author(s):

Kai-Qiang Tan, Chong Zhang, Ming-Xue Liu, Ling Qiu

Article Affiliation:

People's Hospital of Weiyuan County, Sichuan 642450, China. [email protected]


OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2), Chinese herbs and western medicine on nervous tinnitus.

METHODS: Ninety cases were randomly divided into 3 groups, 30 cases in each group. The acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture at cervical Jiaji (EX-B 2), 20 min each session, once a day, 10 sessions constituting one course; the Chinese herbs group with modified Buzhong Yiqi Decoction (decocted in water), one dose each day, 10 doses constituting one course; the western medicine group with bandazol, Dextran 40, Danshen tablet, and vitamin B12, 10 days constituting one course. After 3 courses, the therapeutic effects were evaluated with criteria of assessment for therapeutic effects.

RESULTS: The effective rates in the 3 groups were 73.3%, 40.0% and 33.3%, respectively, with significant differences among the 3 groups (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION: Acupuncture has obvious therapeutic effect on nervous tinnitus, and acupuncture at cervical Jiaji (EX-B 2) is an effective therapy for nervous tinnitus, and its therapeutic effect is better than those of Chinese herbs and western medicine.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Acupuncture : CK(4157) : AC(467)

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