April Bui Acupuncture
Memorial / Spring Branch
Chinese Medicine Terminology
Below are brief explanations of some common terms and concepts in Chinese medicine diagnosis that you would come across in a reading. Although Chinese medicine concept can be abstract, this helps you to understand better the discussion on this page.
Chinese Medicine Diagnosis:
According to Chinese medicine, tinnitus results from two possible causes:
• Qi stagnation or wind invasion of gallbladder and san Jiao channels (high pitch tinnitus due to high impact and obstruction to these channels)
• Kidney yin deficiency (low pitch tinnitus, common in elderly people due to aging)
We use acupuncture and herbs to achieve these healing effects:
• High pitch tinnitus - open gallbladder and san jiao channels to remove obstructions and facilitate qi flow. This type should seek treatment as early on as possible for quicker results.
• Low pitch tinnitus - nourish kidney yin.
The initial course of treatment is six weekly sessions for both types of tinnitus.
Maintenance is not necessary for high pitch condition if complete healing is achieved.
For low pitch tinnitus, on-going maintenance is required. Results will not be quick due to the deficient nature of the condition which always takes longer time to improve.