This journal article first appeared in the Australian Chinese Medicine Education Research Council Journal and can also be accessed online on Peter Deadman’s Journal of Chinese Medicine website. The main symptoms of Meniere’s disease are tinnitus, deafness and vertigo with the vertigo being the most distressing symptom. Research with acupuncture and Meniere’s disease has been done in the West and China for many decades and one abstract from a 1983 study can be accessed here. The case history that I present here is to demonstrate how Chinese herbs can be combined with acupuncture treatment and then clearly outlines the progression of treatment over the course of a twelve week period. There are many treatment strategy options when it comes to treating any disease with traditional Chinese medicine and I hope this case may be referred to a useful learning tool for any prospective practitioner undertaking to treat Meniere’s disease with acupuncture of Chinese herbs.
Treatment of Meniere’s disease
This particular patient was referred by another acupuncturist who didn’t use herbs and had not obtained any results using acupuncture alone. Technically she did not have Meniere’s syndrome…. to read the article in full please go to the Journal of Chinese Medicine.