When searching for tinnitus remedies, you need to consider both the regular, conventional treatment that doctors prescribe, and, the many natural remedies for tinnitus that there are out there. And there is no doubt that, the more you know about tinnitus, the greater your chance of getting rid of ‘ringing in the ears,’ as it is often called.
So, before we consider tinnitus remedies, let’s have a look at some of the key issues that will help you get a greater understanding of the remedies that could be right for you…
The symptoms are actually the sounds that the sufferer hears. These have been described in different ways such as, ringing in the ears, whooshing, ticking, hissing, knocking, clicking, roaring, buzzing, humming, and more.
You also need to know that there are two distinct forms of tinnitus, that is, ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’ tinnitus…
The first form is where the person who actually suffers from ringing in the ears is the only one who can hear the sounds. And they do hear these sounds, they aren’t just in their imagination! Subjective tinnitus is the most common form. The second form of tinnitus is where both the sufferer and a medical professional — using a special instrument — can hear the sounds. And tinnitus can be ‘unilateral’ (appearing in one ear) or ‘bilateral’ (appearing in both ears).
But whichever form a person has, we have to recognize that it can be a very debilitating condition; affecting both their social and working lives. Not only that, chronic tinnitus can cause real physical and mental health problems too.
The first thing to realize is that it is actually a symptom or sign of some underlying problem or issue. Without this root problem it would be unlikely that you would have tinnitus. Typical causes are…
- head or neck trauma
- noise damaged hearing
- age-related hearing loss
- hypertension (high blood pressure)
- impacted ear wax
- inner ear infection
- some drug therapy
- eustachian tube blockage
- meniere’s disease (Debby’s cause in the above video)
- poor circulation
Now for some tinnitus treatment options…
Conventional Tinnitus Remedies
Conventional ‘ringing in ears’ treatment consists of things like drugs — e.g. intravenous lidocaine, antidepressants, cardiovascular drugs, antihistamines, and anticonvulsants — as well as physical devices such as noise ‘maskers’ and hearing aids. It also uses other therapies such as tinnitus retraining therapy (TNT), which uses both counselling and sound therapy. Recently, hypnotherapy has been added to the TNT mix. Neural stimulation and cochlear implants are other options, although surgery is only the last resort.
These mainstream remedies for tinnitus largely help you ‘manage’ and / or ‘mask’ the symptoms so that you are less aware of them. Actual ‘cures’ are very few and far between. There is a figure that implies that between 93 and 95 percent of sufferers never actually get complete tinnitus relief. Which is why so many more sufferers are searching for natural tinnitus remedies.
Natural Tinnitus Remedies
There are many natural tinnitus remedies to consider, each having pro’s and con’s. Typical remedies are…
- supplements (incl. Lipoflavanoid used by Debby)
- massage therapy
- dietary / lifestyle changes
The main point about using natural remedies is that you have to identify which remedy will address the actual underlying problem causing your ringing ears. But, although your doctor can try to isolate the root cause, in many cases it isn’t possible to do this effectively. For example, in a study something like 43% of sufferers had no discernible cause for their condition.
This then begs the question as to how you can get rid of your tinnitus if you can’t pinpoint exactly what is causing it in the first place. The only way is to work your way through the natural remedies out there, until you arrive at the remedy that works for you…
1. For example, you may wish to begin with the very popular herbal remedy called ‘gingko biloba,’ which improves blood circulation in the head and neck.
2. And at the same time you should do all you can to reduce the stress in your life, through daily physical exercises and stress-reducing exercises at home.
3. Another thing that you may wish to consider is to get your blood pressure measured to see if it is too high. If it is, get your doctor to advise you on how to reduce it.
At the end of the day, your best chance of eliminating your tinnitus for good is to find an effective remedy to match the cause of the ringing in your ears. But, as was pointed out above, this isn’t always achievable…
A Holistic Approach
One way that many folks find effective, especially where the actual cause of their tinnitus is hard to pin down, is to use a holistic, or total body, approach.
This technique uses a wide range of remedies such as diet, lifestyle changes, herbs, homeopathy, exercises, supplements, and so on, to improve all aspects of your body’s health and fitness. In this way, it is more effective than trying to match a single remedy to a single cause.
This is the way that Thomas Coleman used to cure his tinnitus. And he shows you in his down-loadable e-book how you can cure your tinnitus in exactly the same way.
His e-book ‘ Tinnitus Miracle ‘ we recommend. You can find out more by clicking here.