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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2021, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (6): 556-561.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2021.06.011

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Observation of the clinical efficacy of routine acupuncture combined with “yi zhen ting” acupuncture in the treatment of long-term deafness*

Chen Yinghua1, Zhao Jinghua2#, Qin Ruiqi1, Su Xiaoqing1, Li Junfeng2, Wang Haoyu2, Sun Xinghua3   

  1. 1 First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Heilongjiang 150040, China;
    2 Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Heilongjiang 150040, China;
    3 Second Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Heilongjiang 150001, China
  • Received:2020-12-16 Online:2021-06-30 Published:2021-06-25
  • Contact: Zhao Jinghua, Master’s Degree Candidate. Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. No. 24 Heping Road, Xiangfang District, Harbin 150040. E-mail: 1197418547@qq.com
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 82074530)

Abstract: Objective To observe the clinical effect of conventional acupuncture combined with acupuncture at “yi zhen ting” acupoint (the midpoint of the line between SI 19 and GB 2) in the treatment of long-term deafness. Methods A total of 60 patients with long-term deafness treated in the First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine from December 2019 to October 2020 were selected and randomly divided into the observation group and control group using a random number table, with 30 patients in each group. While the control group was treated with conventional acupuncture therapy for the disease, the observation group was treated with conventional acupuncture combined with “yi zhen ting” acupuncture. The treatment course for both groups was 4 weeks. The changes in pure-tone threshold audiometry, tinnitus severity of patients with tinnitus, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMA) score of patients with anxiety, and WHOQOL-BREF score of patients were compared between the 2 groups before and after treatment. Results In the observation group, the total effective rate was 86.67%, while that of the control group was 76.67%. The clinical efficacy of the observation group was better than that of the control group (P<0.05). Compared with before treatment, the pure-tone threshold of patients, the HAMA score of patients with anxiety, and the WHOQOL-BREF score of patients in both the control group and the observation group decreased (P<0.01). After treatment, compared with the control group, the pure-tone threshold of patients and the HAMA score of patients with anxiety were lower and the WHOQOL-BREF score of patients was higher in the observation group (P<0.05). In the observation group, the total effective rate of tinnitus was 94.12% while that in the control group was 83.33%. The clinical efficacy of tinnitus in the observation group was better than that in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion Routine acupuncture combined with “yi zhen ting” acupuncture is effective in the treatment of long-term deafness in that it improves the hearing, the accompanying tinnitus and anxiety, and the quality of life of patients. Therefore, it could be applied widely in clinic.

Key words: deafness, yi zhen ting, acupuncture, pure-tone threshold

CLC Number: 

  • R276.1