Acupuncture has therapeutic value in the treatment of tinnitus. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Comparative study on therapeutic effects of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Western medicine on nervous tinnitus].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Apr;27(4):249-51. PMID: 17585665
People's Hospital of Weiyuan County, Sichuan 642450, China. email@example.com
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.