OM in the news this week! Check it out!
- The Truth Behind Tinnitus and Treatments - from Real Health magazine. Pacific College Faculty Member Dr. Javaherian discusses the Chinese medicine method for treating this ear ringing condition.
- Hospitals Embracing Massage - from MassageToday.com. True integration is coming about more each day with hospitals embracing forms of East Asian medicine such as massage.
- Acupuncture Can Ease Kids’ Pain - from McCrearyRecord.com. Needles and children are not thought of as a happy pair, but in this case they are! Check out this personal child’s story about how acupuncture helped her.
- Massage Therapy as an Alternative to Surgery for Heart Patients? - Health.India.com. An alternative to having a bypass, enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) offers similar benefits and feels like a massage.
- Legal Updates for Acupuncturists - from the California State Oriental Medical Association. A new bill has been signed into effect, regulating the use of doctoral titles by acupuncturists.
Have you ever had an inexplicable ringing in your ears, but don’t know why or how to get rid of it? Talk about annoying! You may have a condition called Tinitus and there are a wide array of causes, but it is a difficult phenomenon to treat for Western and East Asian medicine doctors, but not incurable.
In Chinese medicine, chronic Tinnitus is believed to be caused by kidney weakness, according to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Faculty Member Dr. Mohammed Javaherian. Acupuncture is recommended and treatments will focus most likely on the kidney meridians, as well as on points along the liver and gallbladder meridians to help strengthen the root of the problem.
Along with acupuncture, Chinese herbs can be prescribed. Example formulas are: Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin and Er Ming Zuo Ci Wan. “Sometimes a combination of chrysanthemum flower with mint might help,” Dr. Javaherian said.
As with all Chinese medicine treatments, there’s not a one-size-fits-all prescription, so patients should make an appointment with an acupuncturist to see what’s right for them. The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Clinic is open for appointments and offers discounted rates for everyone.
Check out more on Tinnitus treatments:
Naturally Curbing the Effects of Tinnitus