AcuTrials

Idiopathic subjective tinnitus treated by biofeedback, acupuncture and drug therapy

Item

Title

Idiopathic subjective tinnitus treated by biofeedback, acupuncture and drug therapy

Date

1991

volume

70(5)

pages

284-289

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

The effect of three treatment modalities of idiopathic-subjective tinnitus (IST): acupuncture (AP), biofeedback (BF) and Cinnarizine (Cin), was investigated in 58 randomly selected subjects. The findings show that at the end of treatment, 50% of the patients in the biofeedback group reported some amelioration in the level of the tinnitus, while 30% of the acupuncture group and only 10% of the group receiving Cinnarizine reported an amelioration of the tinnitus. Treatment by biofeedback caused a significant easing in the degree of discomfort caused by the tinnitus to patients during rest. Within the limitations of the sample study, our results indicate that the biofeedback method is more effective in comparison with acupuncture and Cinnarizine in the treatment of those suffering from tinnitus

Frequency of Treatment

1/WK

Time in Treatment

10 Weeks

has health condition studied

Ear Diseases

has study population number

58

Item sets