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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Basics

Several factors can affect a person's hearing including trauma, aging, hereditary predisposition, certain medications or long exposure to loud sounds. There are two major types of hearing loss--sensorineura and conductive. When an individual's auditory nerve is damaged, they experience sensorineura hearing loss, which is permanent. If a person has conductive hearing loss, sound waves cannot reach the inner ear due to a blockage of ear wax, fluid or a punctured eardrum.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for deafness.


Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of deafness (hearing loss) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of deafness (hearing loss):



Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Tam Healing - Tong Ren Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for deafness (hearing loss) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Deafness (Hearing Loss)


Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating deafness (hearing loss). For a complete list from our store with more details see our deafness (hearing loss) formula section.


Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Questions

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Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (4) acupuncture points may be useful for deafness (hearing loss). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



Deafness (Hearing Loss) - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (4) chinese herbs may be useful for deafness (hearing loss). In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (2) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Deafness (Hearing Loss)

Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

  • Deafness Left Supporting Pills
    • Ringing in the ears/tinnitus.
    • Unblocks the ears - useful for diminished hearing or temporary hearing loss.
    • Red/dry eyes with blurry vision.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Long Dan Xie Gan Wan

  • Gentiana Purge Liver Formula
    • Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes resulting from liver fire rising.
    • Urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia, dark and/or turbid urine from damp heat accumulation in the lower jiao.
    • Leukorrhea of yellow color with a strong odor.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat From The Organs
  • Cautions
    • Not for long term use.
    • Not for patients who present with yin, yang, and/or blood deficiency.
    • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.



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