Ménière’s disease usually starts between the ages of 30 and 60 years, affecting men and women in equal numbers. Symptoms appear suddenly, last up to several hours, and can happen daily or once a year. Typical attacks include vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss, but some individuals with Ménière’s may show a single symptom, like an occasional bout of insignificant dizziness or periodic, strong ringing in the ear. An attack of severe vertigo can force the patients to have to sit or lie down, which is accompanied by headache, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Hearing tends to recover between attacks, but gets worse gradually over time. Standard treatments for Meniere’s disease are dehydrant, antihistamine, sedative, etc., even surgery when the syndromes get worse.
Traditional Chinese medicine attributes Meniere’s disease to these five causes: retention of turbid phlegm, cold phlegm invading head, hyper-yang of liver, insufficiency of spinal marrow, and insufficiency of splenogastric qi.
I have over 25 years of experience in healing Meniere’s disease. My distinctive and effective way is based on the therapy with syndrome differentiation of traditional Chinese medicine. The advantage of that is that after Meniere’s sufferers receive my Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment, their syndromes won’t reoccur often as before — they will be away from the sufferers in 5 or even 10 years, that is highly praised by my patients. My patient, Mr. Bled, 40, was a music composer, who had suffered from a hearing loss in his right ear at age of 7–8 due to ear inflammation.
About 10 years ago, he started dizziness and vertigo frequently, sometimes better sometimes worse. In recent years, those syndromes exacerbated making him unable to stand when he was teaching. As his left ear underwent swelling and ringing, he was scared of a hearing loss in his left ear, which would ruin his career. He tried every means although his physician told him no cure to his problems. Introduced by one of my patients, whose acne was healed by my treatment, Mr. Bled came to me for help. After more than 10 times of treatments, his over 10 years of dizziness and vertigo disappeared. He was pleased to tell everyone he met that he only believed Chinese medicine and acupuncture and Dr. Lu. Thereafter, he delightedly showed me his music concert photo in newspaper.