Natural and Alternative Ear Problems Treatment Options

Ear Problems Treatment {introduction}

Several conditions and illnesses can be attributed to ear problems including, but not limited to, tinnitus, Meniere's Disease, hearing loss and others. Several factors can affect a person's hearing including trauma, aging, hereditary predisposition, certain medications or long exposure to loud sounds. Two major causes of hearing loss are damage to the auditory nerve, which results in permanent hearing loss; and blockage of the inner ear by wax, fluid or a punctured ear drum.

Tinnitus is characterized by a constant or lingering buzzing, ringing or clicking in the ears, which can affect daily activity. One cause of tinnitus is Meniere's Disease, a disorder that causes a shift in the volume of fluid in the inner ear. Other symptoms of Meniere's Disease include hearing loss, vertigo, feeling of fullness in the ear, and pain.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for ear problems.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Ear Problems

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.

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Herbal Formulas

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Er Long Zuo Ci Wan - Tinnitus, Deafness Herbal Formula
Tinnitus Deafness Herbal Formula - Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

Uses: Tinnitus, Deafness.  Er Long Zuo Ci Wan/Pian.  The translation is "Pill for Deafness that is Kind to the Left [kidney]".  For liver and kidney yin deficiency with some blockage...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Ear Problems related articles

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Forum posts related to Ear Problems

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  • lewhunt's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 01/16/2014 - 6:19am
    Contributor ~ lewhunt

    I hope someone here can give me some guidance on creating an appropriate formula.

    I have a patient (35 years old) who has chronic otitis media, the discharge is thick, has a foul odor and sits in the ear, he also has small...

    Comments on this post (3)

  • jiffy88's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 09/11/2012 - 3:47pm
    Contributor ~ jiffy88

    Hi, I'm 28 years male and have the conditions listed.

    My two main concerns are my loose stools and erecticle dysfunction.

    Comments on this post (5)

  • dan's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 05/26/2011 - 8:33am
    Contributor ~ dan


    My 4-yearold has alot of fluid in his middle ear on both sides (not sure if that is the correct English name for it) and thus his hearing is redused. He has had one operation to drain them, and now he needs another because the...

    Comments on this post (6)

  • lynchun's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 05/17/2011 - 9:32am
    Contributor ~ lynchun

    Hi All,

    i stumbled across this forum and hoped that it is a good place to consult some practitioners or knowledgable people for a condition or complex of conditions that I have been trying to treat in myself with the help of various...

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  • Mike Stokes's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 12/16/2010 - 10:04pm
    Contributor ~ Mike Stokes

    Can acupuncture make tinitus worse. I had three sessions and I did feel a slight relief however the morning after my third I woke up with a screaming ear. I cancelled the next two appointments I had scheduled.


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  • gerle's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 06/04/2010 - 9:09am
    Contributor ~ gerle


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