hearing loss, ear blockage, ear ringing
around the end of summer, hearing suddenly became worse.
the symptoms gradually worsened. a feeling of blockage in the ears and ear ringing also appeared.
when she went to an otolaryngologist for a hearing test, she was diagnosed as having difficulty in hearing high-pitched sounds.
the symptoms tend to worsen, especially in the evening. she feels better in the morning.
she is taking steroid medication, but there is no improvement at all.
she came to our clinic after learning that acupuncture is effective in treating ear diseases.
there was no noticeable abnormality on visual observation and palpation examination, although swelling of the neck was observed.
acupuncture was performed on each muscle, one by one.
number of needles used: 20
acupuncture needle gauge: 0.14mm (thin needle)
in this case, there was no noticeable muscle tension, and the only symptom was an objective finding of "a large amount of swelling in the neck".
however, there were many symptoms such as (1) hearing loss, (2) ear blockage, and (3) ear ringing.
considering the possibility of autonomic nervous system malfunction due to swelling in the neck, i treated her with 20 thin needles to remove the swelling.
from the next day after the treatment, her symptoms eased up and decreased to about 2 if the initial subjective symptoms were 10.
the symptoms disappeared after 3 treatments, but as soon as the swelling was removed, stiffness in the neck became noticeable, so i am now intensively treating those symptoms.