EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Eustachian tube blockage is the obstruction or dysfunction in the tube which connects the middle ear to the nasopharynx.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • CAUSES OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • TREATMENTS FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • PROGNOSIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE   AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 
  • YOGA FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Earache
  • The feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Hearing problems
  • Tinnitus
  • Ringing

CAUSES OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Ear infection
  • Throat infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Cold
  • Influenza
  • Mucus trapped in the ear
  • Allergies

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

 A middle ear pressure gradient usually involves eustachian tube obstruction, which inhibits equilibration between middle ear pressure and atmospheric pressure and also allows fluid to accumulate in the middle ear. Otitis media (infection and inflammation of the middle ear) causes painful inflammation of the tympanic membrane (TM). The infections contribute to the blockage in the tube. 

DIAGNOSIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • A proper examination by the physician

TREATMENTS FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Saline nasal spray
  • Antibiotics
  • Ear drops
  •  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  •  Analgesics
  • Treatment of underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of the block, duration  and condition of the patient

COMPLICATIONS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE           

  • Hearing problems
  • Otitis media
  • Retraction of the eardrum

EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,Eustachian tube blockage is managed based on ‘pratisyaya chikilsa’, ‘karna sula chikilsa’ and vata kapha hara chikilsa.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold food
  • Excess vitiation of vata dosha and accumulation of kapha dosha
  • Agantu factors – infection
  • Water trapped in the ear
  • Injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • The feeling of fullness in the affected ear

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moves greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated kapha resides in the ear and obstructs the passage of vata produces symptoms of Eustachian tube blockage.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Karna sula – Pain in the ear
  • Shira sula – headache
  • Badirya – hearing problems

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Prognosis is based on the nidana of obstruction and associated diseases

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

Ayurvedic local treatment for eustachian tube blockage 

  • Ear drops
  • Karna purana – nirgundi taila, brihatnirgundyadi taila, kshara taila, asanavilwadi taila 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Triphala guggulu
  • Pathyashadangam kashayam
  • Guggulu panchapala churna
  • Gorochana vati
  • Dasamularishtam
  • Haridrakhanta

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • NASYA- anutaila, Ksheerabala, shadbindu taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Heat application around the ear by a towel dipped with hot water
  • Massage around the ear ( NOT too much pressure )
  • Steam inhalation
  • Gargling with lukewarm water mixed with salt

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Avoid food items which produce vata and kapha dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Oil massage on the head is advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
  • Bathing with lukewarm water

YOGA FOR EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – clear the passage

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

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