Chronic Ear Ringing with Vertigo
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Chronic Condition Requires Persistent Commitment

April 2010

Basic Information:

Female

Age: 46

Condition: Chronic Ear Ringing

Summary:

In February 2009, I awoke one morning with the room spinning. Fortunately, I had a doctor's appointment that morning, and I mentioned my mild vertigo, but the doctor was not very impressed by the symptom, and did not ask me further about it, and at the end of my checkup, I was just sent home without instructions. About a week later, I awoke in the middle of the night to a loud ringing noise in my left ear. The next day I immediately made another doctor appointment. This time the doctor was more interested in the vertigo that preceded the ringing. After examining my ears, she told me that there was no indication of any inflammation, but she prescribed a course of steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and told me to see an Ear-Nose-and-Throat Specialist. I then made an appointment to see an ENT doctor, but in the subsequent two days, I started to also have very loud ringing in my right ear. The ringing was so loud that I had trouble concentrating at work when anyone was speaking, and I had trouble getting to sleep at night. Through my visit to the ENT, I had a more extensive examination of my ears, a hearing test and a full head MRI with contrast to try to identify the source of the problem. The doctor could not find any cause for the ringing: no hearing loss, no inflammation (although I also received two courses of antibiotics), and no finding on the MRIs. The doctor then recommended that I "take a vacation", which I did try but it had no effect. 

I heard about Dr. Liao from an acquaintance, and I made an appointment to see him. I described my symptoms and the onset of the ringing to Dr. Liao, and as he was writing, he said, "Chronic ear ringing." "No," I said, " This is an acute problem, I think. I never had it before, and it started suddenly in the night." Dr. Liao explained to me that although I may have experienced the ringing as starting suddenly, his examination indicated that I had an underlying chronic problem that was causing the ear problems. 

Over the next 4 months, I had treatments from Dr. Liao usually twice a month, and the ringing became gradually less, and was about 90% better. I noticed that if I had a particularly stressful day at work, the ringing was worse, and I was determined that I should fully recover from this condition. Again, Dr. Liao explained that a chronic condition such as this requires persistence in treatment. I then began to see Dr. Liao on a weekly basis, and I also began practicing Qigong, using his tape at home every evening. I noticed another marked improvement within a very short time, which I could describe as a 95% overall reduction in the ringing. 

It has now been a year since I started receiving treatments for my ear, and several months of daily Qigong practices at home. I now have days when there is no ringing. I still experience ringing if my work is too intense or stressful, but it quickly recedes. Many people suffer from ear ringing their entire lives once it starts, and it especially a problem when, as in my case, there appears to be no cause that can be detected by Western medicine. I feel very fortunately that I was able to get treatment from Dr. Liao for the ear ringing as well as the underlying chronic problems that have been causing this. I feel that my overall health has improved with his treatments and the Qigong practices from his tape.

 

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