Dr. Mehdi Hashemi
|Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 14:29: |
One of my patients (50 yrs old woman) suffers from unilateral tinnitus (with a little hearing difficulty). It's chronic but constant ringing not eliminated by pressing the ear. Tongue and pulse is normal. I've begaun excess pattern treatment using SJ17+SJ2+SJ3+GB2+GB43 and two sessions of scalp acupuncture (auditory area), total 7 sessions (2/wk) but there is not yet any improvement. Would you please let me know your suggestions and/or recommendations in this case.
|Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 14:50: |
The basic formula which I use for this disorder is as follows:
Li-4/ Li-11 = in case of excess heat, or:
Sj-3/ Sj-5 = in case of Sj/Gb disorder. Then:
G-2 in very deep insertion and pronounced deqi. When cold is involved: warm needling on G-2 as well.
G-43. When you also have Daimai symptoms, use: G-41 - all on the affected side.
This is the main prescription. If you have a differential diagnosis, this is the time to add some points according to that diagnosis.