To compare the therapeutic effect on sudden deafness between acupuncture and moxibustion therapy of excitation-focus transfer and routine medication.
Acupuncture and Deafness – Eighty cases of sudden deafness were randomly divided into two groups, 40 cases in each one. Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy of excitation-focus transfer was adopted in observation group on Yongquan (KI 1) (with reducing and slightly heavy manipulation), Tinggong (SI 19), Tinghui (GB 2) and Ermen (TE 21), and associated with suspending moxibustion for thermal sensitization on Yongquan (KI 1). In the control group, the routine medications were given. The therapeutic effects of the two groups were compared with each other.
After three sessions of treatment, dB value of hearing loss in two groups decreased (P<0.05, P<0.01), but the improvement of hearing in the observation group was superior to that in the control group (P<0.05). The total effective rate was 80.0% (32/40) in the observation group, which was better than that 55.0% (22/40) in the control group (P<0.05).
Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy of excitation-focus transfer presents a superior therapeutic effect on sudden deafness as compared with the routine western therapy.