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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term effect of acupuncture for treatment of tinnitus. STUDY DESIGN This study is a randomized, patient- and assessor-blind, sham-acupuncture-controlled, pilot trial. SUBJECTS Participants were adults (18-60 years old) with chronic (≥6 months), unilateral tinnitus, and without moderate or severe(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of acupuncture on the treatment of refractory sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), treatment of which remains a major clinical challenge. DESIGN The study design was descriptive research to document the effect of acupuncture in a series of SSHL cases. SETTING The study was conducted in the(More)
To introduce and determine the clinical benefits of a detoxification program that combines fasting with fluid therapy for refractory cases of severe atopic dermatitis (AD), we performed a retrospective chart review of inpatients with AD from March 2010 to February 2012 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Dermatology of Korean(More)
Hyeonggaeyeongyo-tang (HYT) is an ancient formula of oriental medicine traditionally used to treat rhinitis; however, clinical evidence has not yet been established. The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term and long-term efficacy and safety of HYT for chronic rhinitis. Adult subjects with chronic rhinitis symptoms were recruited. The subjects(More)
In Western medicine, nasal endoscopy is a useful tool for the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis (AR) and for differentiating it from sinusitis. On the other hand, in Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM), clinicians use the technique for pattern identification, a diagnostic method unique to TKM, in patients with AR. However, no reliable studies have been conducted(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of preadolescent acne among women is increasing. Acne deteriorates the quality of life; conventional treatment options are limited and have not been effective against acne, particularly acne associated with menstruation. Despite evidence that acne associated with menstruation abnormalities naturally improves when menstruation(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the influence of combined therapy of conventional and herbal medicines on liver function. METHODS This study was a retrospective chart review. A total of 138 patients with abnormal liver transaminase levels at the time of admission were included in this study. We evaluated the influence of combined therapy of conventional and herbal(More)
BACKGROUND Many previous studies of electroacupuncture used combined therapy of electroacupuncture and systemic manual acupuncture, so it was uncertain which treatment was effective. This study evaluated and compared the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture and distal electroacupuncture for treating patients with(More)
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