Tinnitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. It was reported that nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. More information about this diseases such as causes and treatment is available from many website. One of them is http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/article.htm.
The noise that patients complained most in my clinic sounds like Cicada singing. To patient with severe and contineous ringing in the ear, it is not simple nuisance anymore. It may bother his/her sleep and gradually made her under depress. Most of my patients said their ENT specialists could not find out the cause and had no method to treat. Diseases or symptoms of that no structural change of organs and tissues is found by examination are called dysfunctional diseases. I believe that the cause of such diseases or symptoms relates to the poor circulation of capilaries, which supply nutrients and hormones through blood to the nerves that control the function of the impacted organs or tissues. The poor circulation of blood might be due to infectious or non-infectious inflammation depending on individuals.
My personal practice showed that the sooner the treatment begins after the ring onset, the shorter of the treatment needs. Sometime, herbal formula may be needed if the acupuncture treatment result is not significant.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula are effective to many diseases that medical doctors fail to treat. This is only one example.
- Willow Liu
- Diamond Bar, California, United States
- I am currently an acupuncturist in my own clinc and a holder of diplomas of Oriental Medical Doctor and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). I got my B.S. of Chinese Materia Medica, M.S. of Medicine, Ph.D. of Natural Product Medicine in China, then trained as a post-doctoral research scientist in Columbia University in New York. I was a professor of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, an AvH research fellow in Dusseldorf University in Germany, a professor in South California University of Health Science in the U.S., and the editor and author of the book: Traditional Herbal Medicine Research Methods-Identification, Analysis, Bioassay, and Pharmacological and Clinical Studies (In English, contracted with John Wiley & Sons, will be published in January 2011). I enjoy to spent time to explore all aspects related to health and illness and to be challenged with diseases or symptoms that allopathic and other doctors failed to treat or relieve. I like to combine the knowledge of traditional and modern medicine in the treatment. Please drag down for the content!