One area that often benefits from oriental medicine is earaches. Acupuncture and herbs can effectively treat ear infections. However, a simple home remedy is to take a half cup of organic olive oil, place 2-3 cloves of peeled garlic in the oil. Place in an amber glass jar on the window sill for a week in the sun and wallah, you have a good source of ear drops to place in the infected ear, 4 times per day. Just place 4 drops in the infected ear.
Don’t do this if there is discharge from the ear. If there is, see your doctor.
Another variation: Place 2 tablespoons of organic olive oil in a pan, press 2 cloves of garlic into the oil, mix together. Then warm gently on very low heat for 1-2 minutes. Be careful to avoid smoking and burning the oil. Allow to cool. Then place a cotton ball in the mixture to soak some up and place in the infected/painful ear overnight. This often will stop an ear infection. If the pain gets too severe or a fever increases above 101 degrees, then antibiotics may be necessary. Acupuncture and more complex Chinese herbal formulas can also be very effective if one goes to a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. The same can be said for sinus infections and sore throats.