Homeopathic treatment for Meniere’s disease
Meniere’s disease also known as idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops is a medical disorder of the flow of fluids present in the inner ear. This disease is peculiar to the inner ear and affects the balance and hearing of the patient. Three major symptoms that lead to Meniere’s disease are vertigo, loss of hearing and tinnitus.
Cause of Meniere’s disease
Meniere’s disease causative factor remains unknown, but the noticeable condition is the abnormality that characterizes the regulation of inner ear fluid. This disease in most cases affects one ear and common among people between ages 20 to 50 of both gender
Symptoms of Meniere’s disease
Noticeable symptoms of Meniere’s disease listed below:
Tinnitus: This symptom is felt in the form of a ringing sound or a roaring sound in the ear and could happen for a long duration. It may happen before the onset of vertigo
Ear fullness: This feeling of a full ear precedes the onset of vertigo.
Episodic rotational vertigo: This symptom comes in the form of a spinning sensation that makes the sufferer lose balance, and it is also accompanied by nausea and vomiting sometimes. Vertigo can last for between 20 minutes to more than 4 hours rendering the victim so uncomfortable and sleepless at times. Off balance, the feeling can continue for a few weeks.
Hearing loss: Initially, at the beginning of the disease, hearing loss is partial and happens intermittently but can become a permanent loss of hearing. It is common with low-frequency sounds but can be all frequencies too. Sufferers become uncomfortable with loud sound as they sound distorted.
Diagnostic of the Meniere’s disease
The history of the patient and physical examination is made to diagnose Meniere’s disease. An audiogram is used to determine hearing loss and very helpful when vertigo attack occurs. The loss of hearing progresses as the condition worsens.
To rule out or determine if there is a tumor on the balance nerve, tests such as a computerized test on the hearing nerves and brain pathway, auditory brain stem response (ABR), computer tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be carried out. Due to the similarities shared between symptoms of tumors and Meniere’s disease, these tests will accurately determine which condition is experienced.
Treatment of Meniere’s disease
In a conventional treatment of Meniere’s disease, different procedures are used, and this includes medications, air pulse generator and surgery as they deem fit for different conditions. A medication of diuretic known as water pill and a diet with low salt is used primarily used. Air pulse transmitted into the eardrum also bring some relief at times. Surgery is used in when other options cannot control vertigo. Procedures such as an endolymphatic shunt, labyrinthectomy, and selective vestibular neurectomy are surgically carried out depending on the anomaly.
Homeopathic Treatment of Meniere’s disease
Homeopathic Medicine is effective in treating a variety of ear-related problem with Meniere’s disease inclusive. Homeopathy works on the principle of setting the body on the path of self-healing using natural substances, and it has shown much success even in advanced cases. Homeopathic medicine is selected based on the severity of the disease to reduce the occurrence of symptoms tests the barest minimum.
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR MENIERE’S DISEASE
PHOSPHOROUS: – this homeopathic medicine is used with the condition such as echoing of sounds in the ear, and it has shown tremendous results in improving the ability to hear human voices better. The study shows that impairment with symptoms such as vertigo and tinnitus is common with typhoid fever attack, especially after the fever. The person after an attack of vertigo may faint. They are affected by bright lights or sharp noises leading to attack. Phosphorus give a perfect treatment for this condition.
CHININUM SULPH: it is another homeopathic medicine used to treat Meniere’s disease whose attack is periodic and marked. It is used for people who experience a roaring sensation and heaviness in the ears. The person can also experience loss of balance and fall during attack making such finding it difficult to maintain a standing position.
THERIDION: – it is used in treating vertigo associated with nausea and vomiting. Is also helps the person that is extremely sensitive to noise be it loud sound or unpleasant noise. Another sigh is that for people that experience vertigo when they close their eyes or dislike traveling as it triggers a vertigo attack, Theridion is best prescribed for such.
Gelsemium: Gelsemium works for people that experience intense vertigo coupled with the loss of hearing and tinnitus. Other symptoms include dizziness with blurred vision and double vision.
Conium: Conium is appropriate for symptoms of vertigo causing the turning of eyes and the head sideways. In worse condition, noise also becomes a problem.
Tabacum: this homeopathic medicine is appropriate for intense nausea. Other signs to watch out for are vomiting after vertigo and a feeling of a blocked ear indoor but opened ear when outdoor then Tabacum is the best medicine.
Bryonia: this treats conditions of vertigo that are affected by motion. The person has a feeling of objects constantly moving and also feel vertigo when turning the head. A roaring, ringing or humming sound could be heard and sometimes chirping of birds. Bryonia fits these conditions for treatment.
Natrum Salicylicum: it is appropriate for vertigo that reduces when in a lying position. An attempt to sit up or raise head up triggers an attack. In this case, Natrum Salicylicum is the recommended medicine for treatment.
Treatment for Meniere’s disease in Philadelphia PA
At the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic Victor Tsan, MD revealed great results from natural treatment of Meniere’s disease especially when homeopathic treatment combined with acupuncture.