Sudden hearing loss|Effects of acupuncture and moxibustion

Is acupuncture effective for sudden hearing loss? Is acupuncture effective for sudden hearing loss?

Is acupuncture effective in treating sudden hearing loss?

Four requirements increase effectiveness。

Severe sudden hearing loss that does not improve with intravenous steroids or intraventricular steroid infusion therapy can improve in 60 percent of cases if the four requirements are met.

  • Acupuncture for stress.
  • Acupuncture for ear infarcts.
  • Acupuncture treatment according to type.
  • Choose an acupuncture clinic with a high level of expertise in acupuncture.
MST Minaiko Yoshike
  • Acupuncture restores severe sudden hearing loss

    Acupuncture improves scale-out

    The patient was discharged from the hospital with scale-out on all frequencies after hospitalization and intravenous steroid and prostaglandin E1 treatment did not improve his hearing.

    Before treatment

    Sudden hearing loss|Hearing test|Before acupuncture treatment

    治療後

    Sudden hearing loss|Hearing test|After acupuncture treatment

    Scale-out improved after 8 acupuncture treatments. In many cases, if the treatment is continued, it improves to about 40 decibels, but the patient wanted to continue the treatment, so he was transferred to a nearby acupuncture clinic.

    Why does acupuncture work? The process of hearing change after the start of treatment for sudden hearing loss

    Acupuncture is effective for sudden hearing loss, although there is no institution that officially studies acupuncture for sudden hearing loss. In addition, acupuncture seems to have a different effect than the therapeutic effect of steroids. If limited to sudden hearing loss alone, the efficacy rate is similar to that of the "Investigation of treatment of sensorineural hearing loss by recombinant human insulin-like cell growth factor-1 inner ear administration using bioabsorbable sustained-release gel for acute severe hearing loss cases," which was the subject of a clinical trial conducted at Kyoto University.

Acupuncture for stress.

The base cause of sudden hearing loss is stress.

Stress is known to adversely affect the immune system by decreasing capillary blood flow. For those whose sudden hearing loss does not get better, acupuncture for stress often improves symptoms.

  • Acupuncture to increase blood flow to the face.
  • Acupuncture to increase blood flow to hands and feet.
  • Acupuncture to increase blood flow to the internal organs.
Acupuncturist/Judo therapist Kurumi Yoshiike
  • Acupuncture Treatments to Bounce Off Stress.

    Acupuncture to cure stress

    When in trouble, the face turns blue.

    When the sympathetic nervous system is strained by stress, blood flow to the face and limbs is reduced. The accompanying decrease in immunity and natural healing power makes it difficult for the disease to heal. This is one of the causes of sudden hearing loss that ENT doctors are not interested in.

    Before treatment

    Sudden hearing loss|Stress|Before treatment

    治療後

    Sudden hearing loss|Stress|After treatment

    Facial blood flow. before and after treatment

    Acupuncture produces the hormone serotonin in the brain. It improves blood circulation in the elimination, thus returning blood flow to the inner ear. The immune system is strengthened and sudden hearing loss is more easily recovered.

    Stress Testing

    Even modern medicine cannot diagnose stress by imaging. The place in the brain that processes stress has a center that regulates body temperature, so mapping the entire body with thermography can confirm the state of stress. Acupuncture treatment according to the state of stress can enhance natural healing power and cure sudden hearing loss.

Acupuncture for ear infarction.

One cause of sudden hearing loss is ear infarction

Many otolaryngologists describe sudden hearing loss as ear infarction. In fact, many people's sudden hearing loss improves with acupuncture, which changes the body's constitution to be less prone to infarction.

  • Acupuncture to increase blood flow to the calf.
  • Acupuncture to increase blood flow in vertebral arteries.
  • Acupuncture to treat scoliosis of the neck.
Acupuncturist Kaito Miyahara
  • Acupuncture to improve blood flow in the cochlea.

    Acupuncture to improve peripheral blood flow

    Improve blood flow to the calf

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    Poor blood flow in the calf can lead to the formation of blood clots. Most patients with sudden hearing loss have abnormal blood flow in the calf, so the calf is treated to improve blood flow.

    Before treatment

    Decreased blood flow in calf Pre-treatment thermogram

    After treatment

    Decreased blood flow in calf Post-treatment thermogram

    Calf blood flow Before and after treatment

    The calf is said to be the second heart. Improved calf movement improves blood flow in the microvessels. Blood flow to the inner ear also improves, which speeds recovery from sudden hearing loss.

    Improve blood flow to the inner ear and autonomic nervous system

    Patients with slow recovery from sudden hearing loss often have compression of the vertebral artery that supplies blood flow to the inner ear and autonomic nervous system. Acupuncture is performed while checking with an echo. Improved blood flow to the vertebral artery enhances the natural healing power of the inner ear.

Acupuncture for sudden hearing loss.

Treatment is tailored to the type of hearing loss

In the course of acupuncture treatment for patients with sudden hearing loss, we discovered that there are three types of sudden hearing loss. Acupuncture treatment according to the type can maximize the effects of acupuncture treatment.

  • Sudden hearing loss caused by stress
  • Sudden hearing loss caused by blood circulation
  • Sudden hearing loss caused by inflammation
MST Master Sagara Akinori
  • Treat each type with different points.

    Three types of sudden hearing loss

    Diagnose systemic symptoms, not just the ear.

    When there is an abnormality in the body, the inner ear, which is the weakest part of the body, is affected. When we observed the process that led to the sudden hearing loss and the current situation, we realized that there are three types of sudden hearing loss.

    Sudden hearing loss caused by stress
    Sudden hearing loss caused by stress
    Sudden hearing loss caused by blood circulation
    Sudden hearing loss caused by blood circulation
    Sudden hearing loss caused by inflammation
    Sudden hearing loss caused by inflammation

    By examining not only the condition of the inner ear, but also the body's general symptoms and performing acupuncture treatment for each type, it is possible to cure sudden hearing loss from the cause of the problem.

    Type A Stress-induced sudden hearing loss

    Sudden hearing loss Type A Thermo
    Sudden hearing loss type A Pre-treatment audiogram
    Sudden hearing loss Type A Post-treatment audiogram

    The temperature of the neck on the side of the sudden hearing loss drops. This type of sudden hearing loss is more likely to occur in people who are under a lot of stress working in the same position for a long time. The audiogram tends to be lower in the lower frequency range. Acupuncture is very effective for this type of sudden hearing loss. The thermography and audiogram are data immediately after the patient was hospitalized and treated with steroids. Hearing that did not change with steroids has improved with acupuncture. Low tinnitus and a feeling of being plugged up in the ears may occur, but these symptoms disappear as the hearing recovers.

    Type B Sudden hearing loss caused by blood circulation

    Sudden hearing loss Type B Thermo
    Sudden hearing loss type B Pre-treatment audiogram
    Sudden hearing loss type B Post-treatment audiogram

    There is scoliosis of the neck and mild inflammation. This type of sudden hearing loss is more likely to occur in people who have had whiplash or back pain in the past. During sleep, blood flow to the inner ear often worsens, so this type of sudden hearing loss is noticed abnormally when the patient wakes up in the morning. The audiogram often falls in the middle and low tones. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for this type of sudden hearing loss. The thermogram and audiogram are taken immediately after the patient has finished taking the steroid medication in the hospital. The hearing which did not change with the steroid treatment has improved with acupuncture which improves blood flow in the neck.

    Type C Sudden hearing loss due to inflammation

    Sudden hearing loss Type C Thermo
    Sudden hearing loss, type C. Pre-treatment audiogram
    Sudden hearing loss, type C. Post-treatment audiogram

    There is severe inflammation of the neck. This type of sudden hearing loss tends to occur after a cold, fever, or immunization. Dizziness is often felt at the onset of sudden hearing loss. The level of hearing loss is often high. The audiogram is generally decreased. Acupuncture is somewhat effective in this type of sudden hearing loss.

    Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss

    Sudden hearing loss is a general term for sensorineural hearing loss for which a variety of tests have failed to establish a name for the disease. By no means is the cause completely unknown. Considering sudden hearing loss as a systemic disease rather than a disease of the inner ear alone creates many opportunities to improve sudden hearing loss. If medication is not effective, please consider acupuncture.

Choose a good acupuncture clinic to treat you.

How to recognize a good treatment center

Acupuncturists are a medical-technical profession and vary in their knowledge and skills. Choosing a good acupuncture clinic to treat sudden hearing loss is the most effective way to cure sudden hearing loss.

  • Specialized testing equipment is available.
  • No branch office development
  • Choose an acupuncturist in his or her 40s or older who has been in practice for a long time.
柔道整復師・鍼灸師 吉池 加奈

Moriue MST Osteopathic Institute

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Acupuncture treatment for sudden hearing loss

Hearing tests using audiograms, tests of blood flow status to the inner ear using echoes, and tests of stress and autonomic imbalance using thermography are all performed by the acupuncturist and utilized in subsequent acupuncture treatment, down to the smallest detail.

audiogram

audiogram

Bone and air conductivity testing with an emphasis on the ability to hear.

echographic

echographic

Blood flow to the inner ear is tested in the most common posture in daily life.

thermography

thermography

Autonomic balance and stress conditions are examined.

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