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The treatment of Meniere's disease by acupuncture

Identifier

021287

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

ou can't do a double blind trial on acupuncture, as the causes of meniere's are different and as such sometimes the treatment may work sometimes not and by splitting the population one is efectively comparing people with different pathologies - meaningless.  So it is better to look at actual success rates.

A description of the experience

Am J Chin Med. 1983;11(1-4):102-5.

The treatment of Meniere's disease by acupuncture.

Steinberger A, Pansini M.

Abstract

34 patients suffering from Meniere's disease were treated by acupuncture. Prior to acupuncture most of them had been treated with various other medical means without satisfactory results. After acupuncture treatment their condition greatly improved. The classic symptoms of Meniere's disease are vertigo, tinnitus and deafness, but for all the treated patients vertigo was the most uncomfortable and distressing symptom. In all our cases vertigo stopped after a few acupuncture courses; but in our opinion it is more important to follow and control hearing threshold, since if it remains stable the other symptoms of Meniere's disease also do not persist. All our patients were regularly followed by careful audiometric studies several years after acupuncture treatment. In most cases hearing level had not greatly varied, so the other symptoms of Meniere's disease were not present in any large degree.

PMID:

6660197

The source of the experience

PubMed

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Menieres disease

Suppressions

Stimulation of trigger points

Commonsteps

Acupuncture

References

Treatment of Meniere's disease by acupuncture: report of 75 cases.  Xu BR, Ge SH.  J Tradit Chin Med. 1987 Mar;7(1):69-70. No abstract available. PMID: 3613642

Current applications of acupuncture by otorhinolaryngologists.  Jia D.  J Tradit Chin Med. 1993 Mar;13(1):59-64. Review. No abstract available.  PMID: 8501965