Acupuncture and Deafness

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | May 23, 2013

Acupuncture and Deafness

To compare the therapeutic effect on sudden deafness between acupuncture and moxibustion therapy of excitation-focus transfer and routine medication.

Acupuncture and Deafness

A patient receiving Acupuncture in Bozhou, China with Dr. Tony Willcox

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.

Dr. Tony Willcox has a Ph.D. in Acupuncture from the Anhui University of Chinese Medicine in Anhui China under the tutelage of Professor Yang Jun. He also has a Clinical Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. along with a Masters of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, A Bachelors of Health Science, and is Nationally Double Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Dr. Tony has spent ten years in the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers as their Sports Medicine Acupuncture Specialist. The Ultimate Fighting Championship team the Blackzilians had the pleasure of having Dr. Tony on their Sports Medical Team for five years treating a plethora of sports injuries and helping these world champion athletes with their health, wellness, and performance. Having lent his skills to the professional sports arena he has a practice in Delray Beach, Florida treating a vast amount of disorders.

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