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OBJECTIVES To investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating phonotraumatic vocal fold lesions. STUDY DESIGN/METHODS A total of 123 dysphonic individuals with benign vocal pathologies were recruited. They were given either genuine acupuncture (n = 40), sham acupuncture (n = 44), or no treatment (n = 39) for 6 weeks (two 30-minute sessions/wk).(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Acupuncture is a less-invasive procedure when compared with surgical treatment for benign vocal pathologies caused by vocal overuse. This study aimed to determine the wound-healing effect of acupuncture in treating phonotraumatic vocal fold lesions. STUDY DESIGN Two-way, mixed-model, between- and within-subjects, prospective(More)
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