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Acupuncture Research -- Hearing Loss

by Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R.Ac. on 03/15/13

Research shows that acupuncture, specifically the acupoint SJ 3, helps with hearing loss. I find this very interesting especially because this is one of the main points I use for hearing-related disorders. I have found it very useful for those with meniere's disease; and have had people regain hearing.

The researchers note that manual manipulation of acupuncture point SJ3 (TB3, Zhongzhu) causes brain hemodynamic responses in the auditory cortex. The brain response is accompanied by an increase in auditory cortex signal strength thereby indicating a modulatory effect of acupuncture needle stimulation on the brain's ability to react to auditory stimuli.