Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
Ear Infections (Otitis Media): Natural Treatments - Homeopathy, Nutritional Supplements & Acupuncture
While ear infections are usually not serious, they can be painful and cause sleepless nights. Most ear infections occur when a child has a cold for a few days.
An ear infection is called otitis media which is a medical term for a middle ear infection and is very common in children from 6 months old to three years of age. For some children who are prone to frequent ear infections, we can help improve their immune system.
At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we can help you find the cause of your health concern and through our customized approach in developing your treatment plan we have helped our patients overcome ear infections.
At Nielsen Clinic we offer effective treatment that has been based on clinical research and double-blind studies.
The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Vol. 35. No. 7 – 1997 published clinical outcomes of homeopathy versus conventional medicine. It found that homeopathic treatment compared to conventional treatment (antibiotics) was not only faster in resolving the ear infection, but also reduced the rate of recurrent ear infections significantly.
Treatment Length (how many days to resolve ear infection)
Homeopathic Treatment = 4 Days
Conventional Treatment = 4 Days
Free of recurrence within 1 Year
Homeopathic Treatment = 70.7%
Conventional Treatment = 56.6%
Frequency of reoccurrence within one year
Homeopathic Treatment = Maximum of 3 recurrences
Conventional Treatment = Maximum of 6 recurrences
Most children usually feel better within one day of starting homeopathic treatment. However, your doctor might want to see your child again to be sure the infection has cleared up completely. Fluid can remain in the middle ear without inflammation for a few weeks.
Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of ear infections.
+ What is an ear infection?
An ear infection is when the middle ear becomes inflamed due to an infection from a virus or bacteria.
+ What causes an ear infection?
Ear infections are usually caused by viruses and in some cases bacteria's.
Germs from the back of the throat travel back into the eustachian tube which connects the middle ear to the back of the throat.
+ What are symptoms of an ear infection?
Children's symptoms can vary from each child. Older children will be able to communicate that they have an earache while younger children will often have the following symptoms:
Cold or a cough
Tug or pull at their ears
Difficulty in hearing quiet sounds.
Fluid draining from the ear.
+ Self-care & Prevention - ear infection
Use a warm cloth and apply to your ear.
Get plenty of rest.
+ Ear infection Treatment - How We Can Help
Step 1 - Listen and understand your concerns: Listen to your health concerns, symptoms, review your health history and do a general physical examination.
Step 2 - Start your treatment plan to address your main areas of concern: Start your initial treatment plan to address your ear infection by addressing the symptoms you are struggling with.
Step 3 - Treating your cause: Tailor your treatment to address underlying reason for your ear infections to help you recover.
Natural Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Treatment
NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's™ (Remove, Restore & Recover)
Remove: Start addressing ear infections by address the symptoms you are struggling the most with.
Restore: Reduce inflammation and address the underlying factor causing your ear infection.
Recover: Tailoring your treatment may decrease or eliminate your ear infection symptoms and feel better. Say goodbye to signs and symptoms of ear infections.