1981 年 30 巻 3 号 p. 222-228
Objects: 55 patients suffering from various complaints of the nose, ear and throat.
Method: Every patient was given not only local and general acupuncture treatment, but also treatment for stiffness in the shoulders and the nape.
Results: It was very effective in such case as auricle obstruction, otalgia and facial palsy. On the contrary, it was not effective for nasal discharge and hyposmia.
Conclusion: Without exception, all of patients complained of a sensation of stiffness in the shoulders and the nape. These observations suggest that stiffness in the shoulders and the nape leads to auricle obstruction and otalgia. Theerfore, it may be very important to remove stiffness in the shoulders and the nape. From these studies, it is clear that acupuncture is very effective against auricle obstruction and otalgia.