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"Meniere's Disease » would affect in France a person over 13 000, which means between 4 500 and 5 000 french, both men and women, between the age of 40 and 60 years old.  

The symptoms

They are summarized in a symptomatic triad:

1/ Vertigo, also called "Meniere's diziness", often rotatory and intervening by crisis lasting few minutes to a few hours, sometimes several days.

2/ Tinnitus appears or increases in the period preceding the dizziness crisis. They are generally non pulsative and often comparable to a marine conch noise. Deafness usually appears during the crisis with a predominance at low frequencies and return to normal at the end of a few hours or a few days. The feeling of blocked or full ears, or even pressure centre is often present and disappears after attack.

3/ Nausea appear frequently during crisis.

What are the causes of Meniere's Disease ?

Officially, the origins of Meniere's Disease are still not much known. It is about problems at the level of liquids circulation located in the inner ear, consisting of a liquid hypersecretion called <> or in its cycle disturbance that passes through reabsorption.

Another explanation is that of Professor FONDER from Boston: a modification in the blood supply of this region would be the origin of tinnitus (see our book: "Tinnitus", GuyTrédaniel, Editor at Paris) leading to the same dysfunctionning as well as ciliated cells of the inner ear responsible for hearing and the base of tinnitus.

The treatments are of chemical, surgical and natural order.

1) The chemical treatment will use anti-vertiginous glycerol and other ingredients with limited therapeutic effects, and of systematic secondary effects.

2) The surgical treatment consists of a labyrinthine destruction by getting over the eardrum (!!)

3) Natural treatments are of two kinds: The first consists of a re-education intervening at times of crisis but very delicate to operate and which could aggravate the problem and require 40 to 50 sessions per year!

The natural treatment that we propose is based on the improvement of the blood circulation in the intermediate and internal ears, thanks to two mechanisms:

(a) Improvement of the whole circulation in the organism through relaxation caused by the occlusal rebalancing (total balance of the mouth) with effect on the vertebral column, on the whole of the skeleton and all the muscles.

(b) Given the circulatory, nervous, muscular and tendinous relations between the temporo-mandibular articulation and the intermediate and internal ears, one will obtain an improvement of these relations by balancing the totality of the mouth. We have explained all this, in depth and with details in our books.

These rebalancing are made possible thanks to fixed systems called orthotics, whose characteristics have been established by measures taken on a complete check up of the backbone " total spinal control".

Orthotics are essentially different from "casts" as they are worn permanently, while a cast (removable) is necessarily on a temporary basis and that the blessing acquired (sometimes) while it is worn is gummed when it is removed for chewing !!

This complete rehabilitation of the individual, skeleton and all of the muscles, should be carried out in collaboration with an osteopath.
In 8 cases on 10, we can therefore forget the crisis of Meniere's Disease by eradicating the vertigo, tinnitus, residual hyperacusis and hypoacusis (deafness) !


Bernard Montain