Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease

This involves paroxysmal (a sudden attack or increase of symptoms) attacks of rotary vertigo along with nausea, vomiting, roaring in the ears and hearing loss. In between attacks body equilibrium is unimpaired but hearing loss can persist. If the patient experiences only paroxysmal rotary vertigo without the accompanying symptoms, it is known as Meniere’s Syndrome (disease).

In these cases also, the suspected cause is the disturbance of microcirculation  in the inner ear. Certain structures of the inner ear exhibit elevated Lymphatic pressure, giving rise to endothelial damage along the semi-circular canals. Experience has shown that improving the rheology (the ability to flow or be deformed ) and Lymphatic drainage flow also improves the symptoms. These patients usually exhibit clearly discernable paravertebral muscle tension in the neck region, (Renato Kasseroller, “Compendium of Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage”, 1998 P141).

MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) Therapy 

Treatment always begins with draining the cervical Lymph nodes of the neck, beginning with the nape, and head. After that specialized therapeutic techniques are applied to the ear, inner ear along with internal oral drainage. The extensor musculature of the back is also treated. Treatment time is around 45 minutes, with daily sessions at first. After about two weeks 2-3 sessions per week are enough. The attacks will become less frequent and less severe.

(Renato Kasseroller, “Compendium of Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage”, 1998 P141 Italics ours).

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