Chinese Medicine Times : Keeping You Informed

Chinese Medicine Times : Keeping You Informed

Treatment of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis with integrative East-west medicine

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22431875

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To establish the feasibility of studying the impact of integrative East-West medicine (IEWM) on sinonasal symptoms and quality of life (QOL) for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

DESIGN:

Prospective, nonrandomized trial.

SETTING:

Academic hospital and ambulatory clinic.

PATIENTS:

Patients with recalcitrant CRS offered treatment with IEWM in addition to standard medical treatment.

METHODS:

Prior to study enrollment, study participants were given the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20) and the 36-Item Short Form (SF-36) questionnaires.

INTERVENTIONS:

Patients underwent 8 weeks of weekly acupuncture and counseling on dietary modification, lifestyle changes, and acupressure.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Patients completed posttreatment SNOT-20 and SF-36 surveys, which were compared for changes in sinonasal symptoms and QOL measures.

RESULTS:

Eleven patients completed the protocol. No adverse events were observed. There were trends toward improvement in most elements of the SNOT-20, whereas "need to blow nose" (P=.002), "runny nose" (P=.04), "reduced ability to concentrate" (P=.005), and "feeling frustrated, restless, or irritable" (P=.046) were statistically significant. In the SF-36, role physical (P=.01), vitality (P=.04), and social functioning (P=.008) were significantly improved.

CONCLUSIONS:

Preliminary data suggest that an integrated approach of traditional Western medicine with IEWM is safe and may improve symptoms and QOL for patients with recalcitrant CRS. Future randomized controlled trials are needed to validate the effects of IEWM and clarify its role in the treatment of CRS.

Back To Latest Articles and News

Email This Page
Discuss This

Subscribe To CMT

Shopping Basket

Your basket is empty!

Recently Viewed Login Register

Change Language

Change Currency

Subscribe to our RSS Feed Chinese Medicine Times Facebook Fan Page Chinese Medicine Times Twitter Page Chinese Medicine Times Linkedin Page Email a friend about this website
  • Aculux KS needles
  • TeWa Needle Advert
  • ASP Needle advert
  • Seirin needle advet box (basic)
  • Vinco Needle Offer

Events Calendar

Auriculotherapy Seminars - The 2014 UK Weekend Workshops with Jim Chalmers

A brief history of Ear Acupuncture, Anatomy and Enervation of the Ear, Techniques to locate active points, Prioritisation of point selection, TCM integration... [more]

Master Tung Acupuncture with Philip Weeks (22nd/23rd January 2015)

Tung Acupuncture is well known for its quick and spontaneous results... [more]

View Events Calendar

From Our Store

ES-160 6 Channel Digital EAP Unit

ES-160 6 Channel Digital EAP Unit

Allows simultaneous stimu...
Hunyuan Certification Course - January 2011
Gua Sha Jade - Cosmetic Roller - Two Rollers
Nourishing Destiny

Nourishing Destiny

by Lonny Jarrett
Body Acupuncture Chart - Laminated

Body Acupuncture Chart - Laminated

Laminated body acupunctur...
ASP Original Gold 80

ASP Original Gold 80

Semi-permanent ASP Origin...