Meniere’s disease is a disease that exists in the internal ear and is caused by the increase of pressure in the liquid responsible of balance, and of which the most important finding is vertigo that comes in attacks. The reason for the increase in the inner ear liquid is usually not known.
Increased pressure causes tinnitus, feeling of blockage in the ear, decrease in hearing, and vertigo. Nausea, vomiting, loss of balance, sweating, and diarrhea can also co-exist. Meniere’s syndrome appears in the form with tinnitus-humming and fullness in the ear, neurosensory hearing loss that holds low tones and is wavy in the beginning but progressive, and where there are vertigo fits in attacks that lasts approximately for 1-2 hours. As attacks repeat, hearing loss becomes more and more persistent.
- Psychological traumas
- Consuming extra salt
- Greasy food
- Caffeine, alcohol, smoking
- Dairy products
- Sleep irregularities.
TREATMENT WITH ACUPUNCTURE
In the beginning a cure of 10 sessions is advised. Patients complete this cure by coming every day. Following this, an interval of 7 days is given. After this interval, treatment is continued with 2 sessions each week for 3 weeks of time. In the following 3 weeks, just one session continues weekly. In the following 6 months, treatment may continue for once in 6 months or once in 3 months and it is completed.
In the treatment, body acupuncture is applied as sessions. Each session lasts for 20-30 minutes.