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A Case Report of the Korean Medical Treatment for Patulous Eustachian Tube Patient with Headache

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2013, 23(4), pp.261-268
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

김진희 1 민선정 1 유경곤 1 Seung-ryong Yeom 1 Young Dal Kwon 1

1원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was performed to report the case of Korean medical treatment for the PatulousEustachian tube patient with headache. The patient was treated by acupuncture, herbalmedicine, bee venom injection, needle-embedding therapy, chuna therapy, release of cranialbase and sacro-occipital therapy. Korean medical treatment was administered during3 weeks. The improvement of clinical symptoms was evaluated by VAS (visual analoguescale) and SF-36 (36-Item Short Form Healthy Survey Instrument). After treatment, mostsymptoms decreased, headache VAS score changed 10 to 6 and tinnitus VAS scorechanged 10 to 5. Also, most SF-36 scores increased. Our study suggested that Koreanmedical treatments are effective in the patient with Patulous Eustachian tube. And furtherstudies are required to identify underlying mechanism of treatment.

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