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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2019 Sep 12;39(9):1013-5. doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.2019.09.029.

[Intractable sudden deafness treated with acupuncture on the base of "heart housing the mind"].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of TCM, Guizhou People's Hospital, Guiyang 550002, China.
Guizhou University of TCM.
Department of Endocrinology, Guangdong Hospital of TCM, Guangzhou 510000.


Intractable sudden deafness is a kind of primary sudden deafness that is insensitive to the comprehensive treatment in modern medicine. Due to the close relationship between the ear and the "heart", combined with the characteristics of intractable sudden deafness, in the theoretic guidance of "the heart housing the mind", the acupuncture therapy for regulating the mind and nourishing the heart was introduced in treatment of intractable sudden deafness, the relevant theoretic evidences were explored and elaborated with the typical case.


acupuncture; heart housing the mind; intractable; sudden deafness

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