[Preliminary evaluation of acupuncture and continuous multi-point pulse stimulation for treatment of subjective tinnitus].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Dec;26(12):859-62. PMID: 17313007
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, China. email@example.com
OBJECTIVE: To put forward a method for assessing therapeutic effect on tinnitus and to observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and continuous multi-point pulse stimulation on subjective tinnitus.
METHODS: Continuous multi-point pulse stimulation was given at Ermen (TE 21)/ Tinggong (SI 19)/ Tinghui (GB 2), Yifeng (TE 17), Shenting (GV 24), Baihui (GV 20), Cong'er No 1-3, etc., once every other day, thrice each week. The therapeutic effects were evaluated with a selfstipulated "tinnitus questionaire".
RESULTS: Of the 98 cases, 11 cases were cured, 36 cases were markedly effective, 28 cases were effective and 23 cases were ineffective with a cured rate of 11.2% and a total effective rate of 76.5%.
CONCLUSION: Combined acupuncture and continuous multi-point pulse stimulation has a better therapeutic effect on subjective tinnitus.