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We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.

We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.

We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.

We hope later to share more information on the five elements of acupuncture.

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(2017) Treatment of sudden hearing loss using electro-acupuncture (case report)

‘A pediatric case (Age 9) of sudden sensorineural hearing loss accompanied by otalgia and blocked ear sensation.

Results: He firstly failed with conventional treatment but later his hearing symptoms were improved with our electroacupuncture therapy according to pure tone audiometry findings and clinical responses.

Conclusions: It may be worth trying in patients with sudden neurosensory deafness, who do not respond to routine medical treatment. In line with previous studies, the current report indicates that future observational studies or even clinical trials are needed to prove the efficacy of acupuncture on hearing loss and the accompanying symptoms.’

‘Electro-acupuncture (EA) was applied to the following acupuncture points: GB20, GB8, GB2, SJ21, SI19 and SJ17. In addition, based acupuncture points (DU20 and DU24, apart from GB20) on the head. Each treatment session lasted 60min. The frequency of stimulation was 60Hz, and the intensity was tolerated even at maximum stimulation. During the first treatment, the patient felt significant relief of the blocked ear sensation and great improvement in right otalgia. After the fourth treatment, the patient felt great improvement in hearing. After the eighth treatment, the patient reported that he felt his hearing became normal. The last Pure Tone Audiometry showed that the patient’s hearing returned to normal.’

The case report does not exactly specify the frequency of treatments (weekly, twice weekly, daily???) It infers ‘Acupuncture treatments were usually scheduled about two times a week and allowed to be increased to three times a week or decreased to once a week in frequency when clinically suggested as necessary.’

Ya-Ching Chang and Kwok-Ying Chan (2017) Treatment of sudden hearing loss using electro-acupuncture (case report) SAGE Open Medical Case Reports Volume 5: 1–4 DOI: 10.1177/2050313X17711861 journals.sagepub.com/home/sco

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