FYI. If you are having inner ear problem and had tried everthing without success, you might consider accupunture to see if it would help.
Here is my story in short. I had been having inner ear problems for few years. I had the usual vertigo attacks, fullness of ears, tinnitus, etc. I was finally diagnosised having Menier's dieases in 2001. Other than surgery, I had tried many drugs with no help. Finally in late 2001 I tried Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) as my last resort.
I did not had any luck with the first 2 Chinese doctors. However, I had much better luck with the third one. I had my last treatment in late 2002. It has been over 13 months now, I have not had any major vertigo attack. I did had slight dizzyness once in a long while. No more fullness in the ears. Tinnitus is almost gone.
My TCM treatments were consists of Accupunture, cupping, and Chinese medicines. I had 10 sessions of accupunture with the third doctor.
Interested to read your success story as am a believer in acupuncture. Its helped me with headaches though unfortunately not with my dizziness and Ive tried 2 acupuncturists plus a TCM specialist - so gave up. I think you mustve found a good one. Really pleased. Thanks for your post xxx
did you have an ecog? or an eng? what blood tests did they do? have you gone for a second opinion? were your symptoms steady? did you have motion sickness or any fluid in your ears? if you have any doubts i would go for a second opinion. how long did it take for the diagnosis? thanks, lib
I don't think I had ecog/eng, but I had a lot of tests which I had no idea what they were for. I have no idea what blood tests I had either.
Since the accupunture about 13 months ago, I have not had any major vertigo attack. I do have slight dizznes once in a while. Between my family Dr, the ENT, and other specialistis, it took them over a year to have the diagonsis (I was not seeing doctors constantly).
The last Chinese doctor I had used slightly different method of accupunture than the first two. The last one, attached low level of current to the needles that were at my ears. The current made me very dizzy (vertigo at one point). Some how this had help my vertigo attack. My theory why it work: The current over stimulated my ear and some how de-senseized the balance machanism in my ear??
Good to hear, I have been going to acupunture now for like 4 weeks, i do find it does more than anything else esp the pain. I have mastioditis in my left ear. Im wondering about where did the doc put the needles for you?
For me he does behind the ear, behind and a thumb lenght away down the SCM and one in the skin tab looking thing on the front of the ear (near the jaw)