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Ear Infections and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The after relies on conventional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM is based on the observation that everything is a blend of opposites: yin (cold, cleansing) and yang (hot, construction), many of which we control through diet, exercise, gender, environment, thought, etc.

Types or ear infections

There are two kinds of ear infections, inflammation (otitis): internal and external.

External otitis

External otitis, also know as swimmers ear, affects the outer ear. It is generally caused by an upper respiratory infection.

Otitis media

Otitis media affects the middle ear (behind the eardrum) and is common in babies and children. The Eustachian (joins naso-pharynx and middle ear) and auditory tubes (link the ear to the back of the nasal cavity) regulate air pressure, temperature and moisture.

Low pressure, colder temperatures tend to increase moisture, water in the ears, particularly in young children, infants. Excess moisture, water in the ear canals and Eustachian tubes may collect, stagnate and fester, attracting and feeding viruses and bacteria which inflame and pressurize the ear resulting in an earache: sharp, dull or throbbing pain, feeling of fullness in the ear and or a high fever. High elevation and or colder temperatures increase discomfort and disease.

Why do ear infections happen?

The ears (attached to the nasal cavity) are vulnerable to an external or internal attack of cold and moist. Cold and moist air travels with the wind and readily penetrates the nose, ears and mouth. In the extreme, this tends to cause condensation in the ears. Cold condenses.

In character, winter cold cools, hardens and condenses water in atmosphere into rain, ice and snow. In the body, cold condenses fluids from the lungs, nose, throat, sinuses, mouth, ears, etc. ) to water, mucous and phlegm. Bacteria and viruses thrive in stagnant, watery mediums (mucous, phlegm, cysts, urine, etc.) before inflaming and infecting.

Middle ear infections are common in children. Children tend to be weak, cold as they’re still developing. This weakness, lack of energy, warmth makes them more vulnerable to cold and moist, internal and external.

Internally, the body is heated in a lot of ways via digestion, circulation, locomotion, etc. all of which can be heated fueled by blood, nutrients, fat and protein. Protein and fat build and fuel all construction and function.

Digestion is a significant source of heat in the body. Three meals daily trigger digestion, acid, bile and enzymes from the stomach and small intestines (twenty-two feet in length), which in turn, generates heat, much in exactly the exact same manner, a car engine heats the vehicle. Heat from digestion naturally rises in the lungs, mouth, throat, nose, sinuses and ears, drying and heating.

The lungs (includes nose, throat, sinuses, etc.) are obviously moist. Moisture, water eases the exchange of gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide. Too much or too small weakens the exchange, which in turn, disrupts the breath and causes disease, inflammation, etc.

Weak digestion (common in children) creates less heat, resulting in a temperature fall and subsequent cooling and moistening (water, mucous and phlegm) of the lungs, nose, throat, etc. In character, te cold temperatures of day, night time thicken and harden water from the atmosphere to the morning dew. In winter, cold temperatures thicken, harden water from the air into rain, ice and snow. In the entire body, colder temperatures thicken, harden water from the lungs, nose, throat advertising sinuses into mucous and phlegm.

Low protein, low fat (milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, beans, seeds and nuts) and higher carbohydrate diets, in the extreme, weaken, cool and dilute digestion, elimination (loose stools), respiration (mucous, phlegm), ears (water, disease, inflammation), resistance (tendency to catch colds), etc. Milk and cereal are chilly moist as is orange juice. Hot cereals with a little cinnamon or ginger are more heating, building.

Advised diet

The middle diet, meal plan such as spices (cumin, coriander fennel, cayenne, ginger, etc.) is advised. Use spices in soups, stews, desserts, etc. ) Spices increase digestion and dry dampness: excess fluids: mucous, phlegm, loose stools, edema, cellulite, etc. Ginger or cinnamon may be used in desserts, biscuits.

Vegetables (carrots, yams) and fruits (apples, pineapple, etc.) may be utilized as sweeteners, to decrease sugar cravings. Cooked foods, soups, stews, protein and fat excite, warm the body: lungs, digestive organs Milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, salads, tropical fruits, smoothies, shakes and cold beverages cool and moisturize the entire body.

Garlic or peppermint oil drops in the ear are generally used since they dry dampness while fighting infection. Ear cones, candles are used for the identical reason. The candles are placed in the ear and put on fire. As the cone, candle burns down, it absorbs water, dries the ear. There are several kinds of ear candles. Ear candles with wax can drip extra wax to the ears.