DEAFNESS

Clinical Manifestations
  • Fullness and distention in the chest
  • Irritability
  • Occasional fright palpitations
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Constipation
  • Delirious speech
  • Insomnia
  • Subcardiac distention
  • Palpitations at the abdomen
  • Melancholia
  • Fear
  • Agitation
  • Unsteadiness
  • Tends toward mania and convulsions
  • Tends toward fatigue and clumsiness of limbs
  • Dysuria
  • Excitability
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Profuse expectoration of Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Palpitations
  • Pale face
  • Oliguria
  • A sensation of extreme heaviness of the body
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to rotate the trunk
  • Difficulty moving the body
  • T: Red
  • C: Slippery
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Shao Yang
  • Unblock the three Yang Stages
  • Sedate and calm the Spirit
  • Relieve the chest and subcardiac regions
  • Adjust the Central Nervous System
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Unilateral tinnitus or hearing loss that is sudden and generally mild
  • Fullness, distention blockage and persistent itching of the ear
  • Inflammation of throat and/or tongue
  • May be ear pain or pain in the mastoid area sometimes radiating to the jaw
  • Maybe purulent or bloody exudate from the ear
  • Fever and chills with more fever than chills
  • Sweating or
  • Absence of sweating
  • Cough with sticky yellow sputum
  • Aversion to Wind and Heat
  • Yellow nasal discharge
  • Thirst with desire for cold drinks
  • Headache
  • General bodily soreness and malaise
  • Throat is red
  • The tonsils are swollen and engorged but without any particular pus spots
  • Red bumps around mouth and lips (herpes simplex)
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Sore, swollen throat
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Rapid breathing
  • Maybe constipation
  • Maybe scanty urine
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior
  • Clear Heat
  • Open the ears
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Unproductive cough or
  • Scanty, sticky phlegm or
  • Sometimes blood-streaked sputum
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Low back and knees sore and weak
  • "Steaming Bone" tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush
  • Maybe hoarse voice
  • Maybe pain in shin, foot, and heel
  • Sterility
  • Spermatorrhea
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Diminished acuity of vision and hearing
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Deafness
  • Blurred vision
Treatment Principle
  • Heavily sedate and Calm the Shen
  • Anchor Yang
  • Improve vision and hearing
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Spermatorrhea with erotic dreams
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Irritability
  • Easily startled
  • Palpitations
  • Poor memory
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Low back soreness
  • Legs weak
  • Tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Dry mouth
  • Red cheeks
  • Urine short and red
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reduce Fire
  • Make Heart and Kidney communicate
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Irritability
  • Ulceration and erosion of the mouth and tongue
  • Sore throat
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Desire for cold drinks
  • Maybe deafness
  • Urination short, dark, difficult and painful or
  • Hematuria or
  • Pain in the urethra
  • Fullness and distention of lower abdomen
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat
  • Promote diuresis
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, splitting headaches with dizziness
  • Sudden tinnitus or
  • Sudden deafness
  • Flushed face
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Irascibility with violent angry outbursts
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst
  • Vomiting sour or bitter liquid
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation or dry stools
  • Maybe rib pain
  • In severe cases:
    Mania
    Hemoptysis
    Hematemesis
    Epistaxis
  • Liver Fire Attacks the Lungs:
    Hemoptysis
    Rib pain which is severe when coughing
  • Liver Fire Attacks the Stomach:
    Hematemesis
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Thick, yellow, dry and rough
  • P: Wiry, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Liver
  • Purge Fire
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Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Contractures
  • Spasms
  • Neck stiffness
  • Convulsions
  • Oculogyric crises
  • Opisthotonos
  • Coma
  • Possibly death
  • T: Red or Deep red
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Cool the Liver
  • Subdue Wind
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Facial complexion pale and sallow
  • Both cheeks slightly red
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Flaccid paralysis (Wei syndrome), weakness
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Low back and knees sore and painful
  • Throat dry and painful
  • Five sole Heat
  • Low-grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Stools difficult to pass
  • Constipation
  • Men:
    Spermatorrhea
  • Women:
    Irregular menses or
    Scanty menses or
    Amenorrhea
    Vaginal discharge
  • T: Red
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish and Reinforce the Liver and Kidneys
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual and progressive onset of tinnitus or hearing loss
  • The tinnitus is general mild and constant and worse at night or when fatigued or after exertion and ejaculation
  • The sound of the tinnitus is variable, sometimes high-pitched and sometimes like holding a shell over the ear
  • Lumbago: low back feels cold, weak and aching
  • Feeling chilled
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • General debility
  • Pale face
  • Urinary frequency with abundant, clear urine or
  • Oliguria with edema
  • Maybe nocturia
  • Lassitude
  • Withdrawn, subdued behavior
  • Knees feel cold and aching
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Impotence
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low libido
  • Female infertility ("uterus cold and infertile")
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools
  • Maybe chronic diarrhea or "cock crow" diarrhea
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and thready - maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce Kidney Yang
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Low back and knees aching and weak
  • Hearing deficit
  • Jing Gate Not Consolidated:
    Spermatorrhea
    Premature ejaculation
    Vaginal discharge
    Infertility
  • Urinary disorder:
    Frequent, clear, abundant urination
    Dribbling after urination
    Incontinence of urine
  • T: Pale and swollen with teethmarks
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Consolidate the Kidneys
  • Conserve Qi
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual and progressive onset of tinnitus or hearing loss
  • The tinnitus is general mild and constant and worse at night or when fatigued or after exertion and ejaculation
  • The sound of the tinnitus is variable, sometimes high-pitched and sometimes like holding a shell over the ear
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of low back
  • Spermatorrhea or premature ejaculation
  • Loss of libido
  • Aching in bones
  • Aching in leg and heel
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual and progressive onset of tinnitus or hearing loss
  • The tinnitus is general mild and constant and worse at night or when fatigued or after exertion and ejaculation
  • The sound of the tinnitus is variable, sometimes high-pitched and sometimes like holding a shell over the ear
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of the low back
  • Spermatorrhea or
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • If Heart Fire also Flares:
    Insomnia
    Frequent dreams
    Palpitations
  • If Liver Yang also Rises:
    Dizziness
    Blurred vision
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Deafness
  • Tinnitus that worsen at night
  • Dizziness
  • Hypoacusis (elderly people)
  • Blurred vision
  • Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Hard of hearing
  • Ocular pain
  • Red eyes
  • Thirst
  • Auditory depression
  • Poor hearing
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Weak, thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin and Blood of the Liver and Kidneys
  • Improve hearing
  • Clear Heat 
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual and progressive onset of tinnitus or hearing loss
  • The tinnitus is general mild and constant and worse at night or when fatigued or after exertion and ejaculation
  • The sound of the tinnitus is variable, sometimes high-pitched and sometimes like holding a shell over the ear
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Low back and knees weak and aching
  • In adults:
    Hair loss
    Graying or whitening of the hair
    Weak sexual function
    Atrophy and weakness of the feet with difficulty walking
    Poor memory
    Senility (premature or mature)
    Brittle bones
    Gradual deterioration of the hearing
  • In children:
    Retardation in mental and/or physical development
    Failure to thrive
    Late or incomplete closing of the fontanel
    Poor bone development
    Brittle bones
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
  • Benefit Jing
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Frequent urination
  • Copious amounts of clear urine
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Enuresis
  • Either a tendency towards being too hot of too cold
  • Shortness of breath
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • Weak lower back and knees
  • Lingering tinnitus or deafness
  • Seminal emission
  • Impotence
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of strength
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep, weak possibly tight or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and warm Kidney Qi
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic tinnitus and/or hearing loss that tend to be intermittent and worse with fatigue
  • In some cases the tinnitus may be loud enough to impair hearing
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Anorexia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations with anxiety and insomnia
  • Loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Light headedness or
  • Postural dizziness
  • Pale or sallow face
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Easily fatigued limbs
  • Poor memory
  • Pale lips and nails
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale or Pale, thin and dry
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak or Thin and choppy or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Persistent tinnitus or
  • Hearing loss
  • There may be black or dark discharge from the ear or
  • Dark matter mixed in with the ear wax
  • Maybe an earache or pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Spider navii on the face, neck and trunk
  • Vertigo
  • Chronic tinnitus
  • Hair loss
  • Dark purple complexion or
  • Blue or green facial complexion with or without rosacea or vitiligo
  • Darkness around the eyes
  • Brandy nose
  • Progressive emaciation
  • Abdominal distention
  • Purplish discoloration of the sinews
  • Tidal fever
  • Dizziness
  • Deafness
  • Pale face
  • Cyanosis
  • Phthisis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe
  • Pan is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • T: Purple, possible purple or red spots
    Red purple if there is Heat
    Blue purple if there is Cold
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Blood
  • Break up Stagnation
  • Clear and open the ears
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Pterygium
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Diminished visual and aural acuity
  • Blurred vision
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Light headedness
  • Anorexia
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Chronic diarrhea
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen and raise the Qi of the Middle Jiao
  • Improve visual and aural acuity
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