In healthy test subjects, the brain hemisphere contra lateral to the acupuncture point stimulation demonstrated stronger responses in the auditory cortex. In subjects with unilateral hearing loss, the side with hearing loss showed significantly increased auditory cortex MRI signals in response to auditory stimuli following acupuncture stimulation. These can be summarized as: I. Only one ear was treated by acupuncture. We will do our best to update the site if we are made aware of any malfunctioning or misapplication of these algorithms. The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture 2011 defines the procedure as a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. The theoretical concepts on which Traditional Chinese Medicine is based can be divided into 5 areas. One is the traditional Chinese medicine discussion and the other is the western scientific explanation. Until recently, sufficient experimental data were not available to guide those who manage hearing-impaired children and adults. That is not to say that a competent practitioner may not be able to achieve the same results using manual acupuncture, and you have the advantage of several highly experienced practitioners in your patch. Effects and Prognostic Factors of Acupuncture Treatment for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. We have heard interesting reports that this may also help, although we would always advise the use of EA first. Supplementary points were: TB21, TB22, SI19, GB2, ST7, UB2, LI20, GV20, EX-HN3, KI10, LR8, LU8, LR4, LI4, LR3, and ST36. Acupuncture and sensorineural hearing loss: a review. Western medicine diagnosed her with Meniere’s disease.
The use of acupuncture for treatment of sensorineural hearing impairment is a controversial subject among physicians and audiologists. All subjects received 30 treatments. The needles were 40mm in length with a 0.25mm diameter.