Neeraj Kapoor, aged 14 years came to our clinic 12 years back with complaints of pain in left ear and hearing loss of 40 decibals. He had been advised myringotomy by the western doctors. Being afraid of surgery, he came to us for treatment with a acupuncture. He was given ten regular sittings with acupuncture and moxibustion with which his pain and heaviness in the ear disappeared. A repeat audiometry test showed complete recovery of hearing loss.