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Two Cases of Korean Medical Treatments of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss without Corticosteroid Treatments

부신피질호르몬제제 치료를 받지 않은 돌발성 난청 환자 한방치험 2례

Son, Jae-Woong;Kim, Min-Hee;Ko, Seong-Gyu;Choi, In-Hwa
손재웅;김민희;고성규;최인화

  • Received : 2015.12.22
  • Accepted : 2016.02.10
  • Published : 2016.02.25

Abstract

Objective : The purpose of this study is to know the effect of Korean medical treatments on sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SSNHL) without systemic or intratympanic steroid treatments.Method : We conducted retrospective review who was diagnosed as SSNHL and treated with Korean medicine in Dept. of Otolaryngology Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong. There were two patients with SSNHL who refused to be treated with western medicine and were treated with Korean medicine including acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine.Result : One patient recovered completely after eight days of admission, and another patient partial recovered during 30 days through Korean medical treatments.Conclusion : Through these studies, SSNHL is expected to treated more effectively by conventional Korean medical treatments than corticosteroid treatments alone. But the additional study is needed to reveal the exact effects of Korean medical treatments.

Keywords

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss;Korean medicine;Acupuncture;Herbal medicine

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Acknowledgement

Grant : 한의약 근거창출 임상연구

Supported by : 경희대학교산학협력단