Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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      Meniere's disease

Meniere's disease is a condition with vertigo, tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, and noises in the ears) and progressive deafness. Meniere's disease is caused by a dysfunction of the endolymphatic sac in the inner ear - also known as the labyrinth. The labyrinth is a system of small fluid-filled channels that send signals of sound and balance to the brain.

Approximately 1 in every 1,000 people suffers from Meniere's disease. The symptoms may include:

Hearing loss

Medications may be taken during an episode of vertigo to lessen the severity of an attack:

Motion sickness medications, such as meclizine (Antivert) or diazepam (Valium), may reduce the spinning sensation of vertigo and help control nausea and vomiting.
Anti-nausea medications, such as promethazine, may control nausea and vomiting during an episode of vertigo.

If vertigo attacks associated with Meniere's disease are severe and debilitating, surgery may be an option. However, this may result in permanent hearing loss. This leads a lot of people to try traditional Chinese medicine and be pleasantly surprised at the results

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine usually attribute vertigo to phlegm and dampness obstruction.  This causes the vertigo along with symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It is also often diagnosed as kidney yin deficiency causing liver wind to ascend and cause vertigo, dizziness, headache, blurred vision and tinnitus. Traditional Chinese medicine treatment can not only control the symptoms but:

help the  Meniere's disease sufferers with acute condition to get a curative effect or symptom free life before it becomes chronic
help the  Meniere's disease sufferers with chronic condition to get a good living basis, even live symptom free
prevent the reoccurrence and control the severeness of the vertigo attack
reduce the attack frequency
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784