Our ears, specifically our ability to hear, are pretty damn important, I think most people would agree.  So when you suddenly experience hearing loss it can be pretty scary.  Likewise, acute onset of tinnitus–ringing in the ears–can be very obnoxious or even make you think you’re going crazy.

Both deafness and tinnitus are conditions that conventional or western medicine doesn’t have any solution for nor offer any real help at all.  Therefore, if you find yourself in the situation of sudden deafness or ringing in the ears, going to see an allopathic doctor is really a waste of precious time.

Within 2 days, let me repeat that, within 48 HOURS of experiencing sudden hearing loss or acute onset tinnitus, get thee to the nearest acupuncturist. Acupuncture is perhaps the only recourse you have for regaining your ability to hear normally. Acupuncutre will help to balance the body’s energy flow restoring the flow of Qi to the ears and clearing the channels that may have become blocked.  Due to the kidney-hearing connection, acupuncture techniques will also strengthen your kidneys to ensure enough of the kidney’s essential fluids are getting to the ears encouraging them to work normally.

If you wait more than 2 days, the passages may become permanently blocked, or the kidney may become too weak to push fluids all the way to the ears. If you wait more than 2 days, the deafness or tinnitus may become permanent. If you wait more than 2 days for your first acupuncture treatment, the process to recovery (if it is possible) will be much longer.

Word to the wise: For sudden onset of deafness or tinnitus, get acupuncture within 2 days.