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Hi, my name is Bob Linde. I'm an acupuncture physician and registered herbalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, I'm going to talk to you about using acupuncture for ear problems. So there's a variety of different problems that a person can have in the ear, anything from tinnitus or ringing in the ear to congestion and many many other disorders that can affect the ear. So it's important that when you see your acupuncture physician you get a complete review of your medical history, they're going to do an evaluation from both a western medical as well as a Chinese medicine perspective. So there's a variety of different points, herbs and dietary recommendations that the acupuncture physician may use for you but in this case we're going to use one of the more commonly used acupuncture points that's very effective for a variety of different ear problems. So this is a very unique point that you actually in order to locate it, you actually have to open your mouth. Go ahead, thank you and there's three points actually located right here and it's a little weird for the patient sometimes when we put those in and relax, you can close your mouth. And so it actually once you put the needles in you can relax and close the mouth and the patient can have a nice relaxing treatment. You can retain these needles for about 20 minutes often times and there's actually three points that we sometimes supply just in that one very small area. Now once we have left it in, go ahead and open, and we can go ahead and remove that point. It's a surprisingly fast and effective way to deal with a variety of different hearing problems or ear problems that may be causing a problem for any particular patient and this point will always be combined with other points on the body for a particular issue. So if you're looking to deal with some ear problems using acupuncture in Chinese medicine, you can locate your local acupuncture physician through places like acufinder.com and NCCAOM. So make an appointment today to deal with your ear problems as well as many other pain and internal medicine disorders. This is Bob Linde in St. Petersburg, Florida talking to you about acupuncture for ear problems.