Otitis Media

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Otitis Media" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for otitis media.

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "otitis media" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "otitis media" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Within TCM, "otitis media" is potentially related to one or more of the following diagnostic patterns: liver wind, stomach blood stagnation, and/or stomach qi deficiency.

The above patterns are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of patterns in an interwoven blend with their symptoms - some being the cause of an issue and the result of another issue. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To illustrate and guide developing an acupuncture treatment for someone experiencing otitis media, this issue is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View ST 7 (Below the Joint)

        On the face, anterior to the ear, in a depression between the zygomatic arch and the mandibular notch, with mouth close…

        TMJ, facial pain, lower jaw toothache. Hearing issues, deafness, tinnitus, ear pain, ear discharge/infections.

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