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Article: A randomized treatment-placebo study of the effectiveness of acupuncture for benign vocal pathologies

TitleA randomized treatment-placebo study of the effectiveness of acupuncture for benign vocal pathologies
Authors
KeywordsAlternative voice treatment
Traditional Chinese medicine
Voice therapy
Issue Date2006
PublisherMosby, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jvoice
Citation
Journal Of Voice, 2006, v. 20 n. 1, p. 144-156 How to Cite?
AbstractAcupuncture is a widely accepted treatment option for many medical ailments in China. Some reports claim that acupuncture is effective for treating dysphonia associated with benign pathological tissue changes. However, many of these reports are based on anecdotal evidence that lacks a scientific experimental design. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of intensive acupuncture therapy for dysphonias associated with benign pathological changes with a randomized, control design. Twenty-four subjects aged between 19 and 51 years were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a placebo group. The experimental group received acupuncture on acupoints Renyin (Stomach Channel 9), Lieque (Lung Channel 7), and Zhaohai (Kidney Channel 6), which are all related to improving throat problems and vocal function, whereas the placebo group received acupuncture on acupoints Houxi (Small Intestine Channel 3) and Kunlun (Bladder Channel 60), which are not related to voicing. All subjects received 10 intensive acupuncture sessions within a 20-day period. Acoustic analysis of voice range profile, perceptual analysis of voice quality, and self-perceptions of quality-of-life (QOL) measurement by patients were the outcome measures for determining treatment efficacy. Results revealed significant improvement in the treatment group in all three aspects when compared with the placebo group. The acupuncture effect was maintained into the second week after the completion of acupuncture treatment. © 2006 The Voice Foundation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/83550
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.113
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.878
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dc.contributor.authorYiu, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorXu, JJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMurry, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorWei, WIen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorMa, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeeLan Kwong, Een_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAcupuncture is a widely accepted treatment option for many medical ailments in China. Some reports claim that acupuncture is effective for treating dysphonia associated with benign pathological tissue changes. However, many of these reports are based on anecdotal evidence that lacks a scientific experimental design. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of intensive acupuncture therapy for dysphonias associated with benign pathological changes with a randomized, control design. Twenty-four subjects aged between 19 and 51 years were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a placebo group. The experimental group received acupuncture on acupoints Renyin (Stomach Channel 9), Lieque (Lung Channel 7), and Zhaohai (Kidney Channel 6), which are all related to improving throat problems and vocal function, whereas the placebo group received acupuncture on acupoints Houxi (Small Intestine Channel 3) and Kunlun (Bladder Channel 60), which are not related to voicing. All subjects received 10 intensive acupuncture sessions within a 20-day period. Acoustic analysis of voice range profile, perceptual analysis of voice quality, and self-perceptions of quality-of-life (QOL) measurement by patients were the outcome measures for determining treatment efficacy. Results revealed significant improvement in the treatment group in all three aspects when compared with the placebo group. The acupuncture effect was maintained into the second week after the completion of acupuncture treatment. © 2006 The Voice Foundation.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherMosby, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jvoiceen_HK
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dc.rightsThe Journal of Voice. Copyright © Mosby, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectAlternative voice treatmenten_HK
dc.subjectTraditional Chinese medicineen_HK
dc.subjectVoice therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcupuncture - methods-
dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Points-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Variance-
dc.subject.meshVoice Disorders - therapy-
dc.titleA randomized treatment-placebo study of the effectiveness of acupuncture for benign vocal pathologiesen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jvoice.2004.11.007en_HK
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