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Meniere’s disease & Bell’s Palsy

What is Meniere’s disease?

Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance. It is characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss, usually in one ear. It is caused by an increase in volume and pressure of the endolymph of the inner ear.

Though vertigo is a symptom of Meniere’s disease, the chronic condition can have multiple other side effects and tends to get progressively worse. On the other hand, vertigo does not necessarily link with Meniere’s disease.

Meniere’s Disease from an Oriental medicine perspective

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine usually attribute vertigo to phlegm and dampness obstruction.  This causes the vertigo along with symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

It is also often diagnosed as kidney yin deficiency causing liver wind to ascend and cause vertigo, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, and tinnitus.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are successful in the treatment of symptoms associated with Meniere’s disease.

Bell’s Palsy

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States will be affected by a temporary paralysis of the face known as Bell’s Palsy. The condition often comes as a shock, overnight, as most patients wake with facial muscles paralyzed, usually on one side of the face. Symptoms include swelling and inflammation that affect the symmetry of the face, making it hard to generate expressions like smiling or closing eyes. Speech may become slurred, eyes may tear, and a mild numbness and pain might be felt in the affected area.

acupuncture is proving to be effective in treating and managing Bell’s Palsy. Studies have shown that acupuncture may provide up 60-70% improvement rates – even for those experiencing chronic Bell’s Palsy.

In China there are entire hospital wards dedicated to treating stroke victims with Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, improving paralysis and other symptoms with great success.

At Ma’s Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, we treat Bell’s Palsy and have great outcomes.  The quick and best recovery comes when taking Acupuncture treatments as soon as possible.


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