Many people think that tinnitus is caused by kidney deficiency. Is tinnitus really kidney deficiency?
Tinnitus was known as early as the spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period. The doctors' understanding of the causes and pathogenesis of tinnitus mainly included the two ends of deficiency and excess. The positive cases, such as wind heat attack, liver fire disturbance, phlegm and blood stasis internal resistance, were mostly caused by exogenous evil Qi or viscera fire disturbance or phlegm stasis blocking ear orifices; Deficiency syndrome is mostly caused by deficiency of viscera, such as spleen qi deficiency, heart blood deficiency, kidney essence deficiency, kidney element deficiency, etc., among them, tinnitus is caused by spleen deficiency and kidney deficiency, and the loss of body clearing and nourishing. In other words, tinnitus is related to heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney, not only kidney.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the ear is the kidney orifices, and the kidney opens up in the ear. There is a close correlation between the kidney and the ear. Therefore, many people often treat tinnitus from the kidney regardless of the cause. They always use Liuwei Dihuang to tonify the kidney, but the effect is only 12 / 10.
Although the ear is the kidney orifice, the clinical treatment of tinnitus should not only be attributed to the kidney, but should be treated from the heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney. In the view of traditional Chinese medicine, "ear is the gathering of blood vessels". Tinnitus is closely related to the function of organs and meridians of the whole body, which is not limited to the kidney. Therefore, the treatment of tinnitus is inseparable from the regulation of viscera and meridians.
There are many causes of tinnitus, systemic diseases and local ear lesions will lead to it. We should make diagnosis and targeted treatment according to the patient's symptoms, local ear conditions and relevant examinations. We should combine disease differentiation and syndrome differentiation to achieve better results.