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Can acupuncture help a clogged ear?

I am a 33 year old male. I want to know if acupuncture can help a clogged ear?

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most likely yes, you will also need herbs
Yes, most of the time.
Yes acupuncture can help a clogged ear, especially if it is due to fluid.
You better try with herbs!
Good afternoon,

Yes, acupuncture works for most clogged ears, but clogged ears can be caused by a couple different situations. You need to talk to your practitioner regarding that.

Acupuncture can help to open the ear orifices and balance the inner tympanic pressure.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Yes, but a practitioner should know about the reason for that problem.
I would actually suggest an ENT; Ear,Nose & throat doctor.
The ENT can remove wax and help to clear what May have accumulated. Acupuncture does not remove wax build up.
Yes, actually, I have seen acupuncture be effective for that.
Yes, definitely.
You should go to a doctor. Then go get acupuncture.
Depending on what is causing the clog, I have had success with that issue. Often it also entails changes in diet, such as getting off dairy, bananas, and almonds which are all known for causing phlegm and congestion. If you have allergies, some sort of allergy herbal formula or homeopathic remedy might do the trick.
Yes, depending on the reason. It works with non-substantial blockage.
It can, though it would be a good idea to visit your doctor and make sure that the ear canal is clean of wax and that there is no infection present.
Yes, acupuncture can help a clogged ear.
First, you have to check for infection with your primary health provider. And following an antibiotic protocol if necessary. If there’s no infection, then acupuncture has very good results.
I never heard of it.
An ear clogged by what? If you have excess wax build up or some object has become lodged in the ear, then, no, acupuncture isn't going to be particularly helpful. You'll need to visit an ENT to have the blockage safely removed.

If it's a feeling of being clogged, you've visited an ENT and there's nothing in the ear canal, then, yes, acupuncture can often be helpful.

It's also important to keep in mind that the ear is connected to the throat via some very small canals. Just because you may be feeling something in the ear, doesn't always mean the problem is in the ear. I had a patient recently who came to me with ear pain and the problem turned out to be a fairly advanced cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes under the jaw/ear.

Cases like that are precisely why you need to involve practitioners of conventional and Chinese medicine in an integrative fashion.