Ringing of Ears My Experiences With Ringing of Ears

16Feb/11Off

Tinnitus Cures and Acupuncture: A Tinnitus Treatment That Works?

I think it’s safe to say that most of us with ringing ears are always on the lookout for tinnitus cures.  We’ll look at and probably try anything that we hear has been effective in curing tinnitus for someone.

Alternative tinnitus treatments are popular and acupuncture combined with herbs has resulted in improvement for many.  Basically the belief is that there may be an imbalance in our system that is resulting in disease, pain or possibly tinnitus.

With acupuncture, a practitioner diagnoses the patient by asking about their complete health history as a factor in assessing the problem.  They will study body heat, pulse, a patient’s tongue and overall health.

A Painless Process That Made Me Feel Great

Once a plan is finalized the therapist uses very thin needles that are painless and inserted where the practitioner feels that the healing needs to come from.  My experience was that I felt incredibly relaxed and happy.  It was almost like my condition wasn’t going to bother me as much no matter whether the tinnitus treatment cured me or not.

I found out later that the good feeling I was getting was due to chemicals being released which cause relaxation and a sense of relief.  Herbs are also prescribed that work hand in hand with the acupuncture to hopefully assist in the process of curing tinnitus.

My experience with any so called tinnitus cures is not to expect too much.  I think this is a defense mechanism so that I won’t be disappointed if a miracle doesn’t take place.

I was introduced to some people through the Tinnitus Remedy program that had tried acupuncture and felt it really was a bona fide tinnitus treatment.  They felt that the level of relief you received from the treatment was also dependent on the skill of the practitioner.

Tinnitus Cures for Everyone?

My belief is that there are no tinnitus cures that work for everyone.  Curing tinnitus can happen but it is a very individual process that varies for all of us depending on why we have the condition.  What works for me might not work for someone else and vice versa.

It’s difficult for me however not to crusade for the Tinnitus Remedy program as that is what has lead to my condition improving so much.  The idea is that if you approach this problem with a holistic program, you will receive relief.  It may not come over night.  It took a few weeks before I started seeing a change.

The improvement is still taking place and I have a bad night now and then.  The bottom line is that I’m living a normal life and finding that life a pretty wonderful all over again.

14Feb/11Off

Tinnitus Cures: Can Mindful Meditation Get Rid of Your Ringing in the Ears?

Our world as tinnitus victims can revolve around rumors of the latest tinnitus cures.  It’s obvious why that is.  People in pain are looking for a way out.  We all know that tinnitus fits the pain role well.

On this site I’ve talked about constant ringing in the ears and how it affects our lives.  I’ve shared some of the methods that work for me and mindful meditation is another factor in my recovery.

 

Mindful Meditation

Meditation is basically a means of quieting the mind and achieving a higher state of relaxation and oneness with God or spirit or whatever you choose to call it.  Mindful meditation is also a relaxation technique that is a little different.

Rather than attempting to empty your mind of thoughts and noises, you study them as they appear and try to understand it and accept them.  The purpose of this is to allow your brain to regard these noises as quite normal and to start ignoring them.

Your Mind Filters Out the Common Place Sounds

Anything that you start regarding as everyday, normal, common sounds or thought will eventually be disregarded by your mind as being unimportant as many other daily thoughts and sounds are.

When this happens, they are pushed back out of the conscious part of your mind and in this way aren’t front and center each and every minute of each and every day.  Isn’t that one of the tinnitus cures that each of us are looking for?  We want a break from the constant ringing in the ears.

Keeping an Open Mind

When I began this practice I was a bit skeptical but kept an open mind.  Being open to anything that might help is critical with tinnitus or any other condition you may be dealing with.

There are different techniques but the one I do involves a few breathing techniques and counting slowly down from 500.  It only takes 15 to 20 minutes a day.  That’s nothing for achieving a long awaited  sense of relief and peace.

The Tinnitus Remedy book was the turning point for me as it made many of the techniques or tinnitus cures into a daily program which gave me discipline and purpose and it worked.  It even includes a one on one counseling session with the creator of the program.

I highly recommend the program as I do think it will help you get relief and a progressive lessening of the constant ringing in the ears.

8Feb/11Off

Will Stem Cell Research Lead to a Tinnitus Cure?

Some of the stem cell research that’s taking place now is aimed at finding a tinnitus cure.  There is guarded optimism that this research might actually result in a cure for at least some people suffering from ringing of ears and tinnitus.

Basically the stem cells would be removed from embryos and converted to a different cell form.  These cells would then be used to grow new and hopefully healthy nerves in the ear.

Most scientists working in the hearing field feel that the majority of tinnitus cases are connected to being exposed to noises in the environment or workplace that were damaging over time to the ears.

My Tinnitus Was Caused by the Most Common Reason: Noise!

For me this is true.  Loud music lead me down the road to tinnitus.

People doing stem cell research feel that if they can regrow the hair cells in the inner ear, they would take over where damaged cells are no longer able to function resulting in ringing of ears.  Many types of stem cell testing are being done and finding a tinnitus cure is just one area that’s being looked into.

The problem lies in the fact that if the research shows promise then more testing must be done.  After that if the research shows a real cure is available, then there is normally a waiting period to get government approval, etc.

The cure if it comes would probably take another 10 years before it becomes available to the public.  That’s too long folks if you suffer like I did.  I needed something yesterday or at least now!

Many Remedies That We All Try

There are many remedies that are talked about but they seem to work for some people and not for others.  Then there are drugs and surgery which really haven’t shown much success.

Many of us first notice tinnitus when we’re trying to sleep.  My tinnitus when it began was pretty minor during the day but really starting roaring at night.  The result was little to no sleep.  I used ear plugs and for awhile they actually helped me get to sleep.

My tinnitus progressed as it does for most sufferers and pretty soon nothing seemed to work.  Not getting a good night’s sleep just makes it worse and from there it’s a downward spiral.

Not Cured but Getting There

Let me say that I’m not totally over my ringing of ears but I’m progressing towards a tinnitus cure.  The Tinnitus Remedy program consist of holistic, herbal remedies in a disciplined combination that is breaking my tinnitus down one piece at a time.  I hope you’ll go here to read about what’s given me relief and hope for an eventual cure.

3Feb/11Off

Tinnitus Relief: Ginkgo Biloba May Help Your Ear Ringing

There’s a ton of information out there about remedies for tinnitus relief.  Among natural supplements that are mentioned as helping tinnitus, ginkgo biloba is usually at the top of the list.  Does it really help ear ringing?

I subscribe to many journals that deal with the problem of tinnitus and I came across a statement that read: “Ginkgo biloba has positive effects as a tinnitus treatment”.  This was from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

If you ‘ve been down the road of doctors prescribing medications that supposedly help your tinnitus but really only work as a band aid at best, you tend to have an open mind with treatment possibilities. I did and my research showed that ginkgo is claimed by some to help those suffering from dementia and its different forms.

Why Ginkgo Works

The key to Ginkgo’s effectiveness is that it aids in circulation throughout the body and particularly the brain.  It seems that most tinnitus cases improve if circulation increases.  It’s touted as a natural blood thinner.

Some researchers believe that ear ringing results from not enough blood flowing to the area of the inner ear.  If this is truly the case and ginkgo biloba increases blood flow, then it would follow that this natural supplement could give tinnitus relief in many cases.

Ginkgo Plus Other Supplements May Work for You

Other supplements have been reported to be somewhat effective by tinnitus sufferers.  Among these are Vitamins B6 and B12.  The idea is to combine these with Ginkgo.  Zinc and magnesium have also been said to work to help lessen ear ringing when taken daily.

I have been taking these supplements daily along with other herbs that are believed by the Chinese and other cultures to have healing properties when faced with problems of the ears including ringing or hearing loss.

A few things that need to be avoided are alcohol, aspirin, caffeine and nicotine.  These restrict the veins and arteries giving you less blood flow.

My recovery from tinnitus has involved the use of supplements in combination with many other natural and holistic treatments.  I’ve found tinnitus relief from a completely natural program that I highly recommend.  Check it out here for more information.

2Feb/11Off

Ringing of Ears and Hypnotherapy

All of us who suffer with tinnitus or ringing of ears are open to anything that can help.  Can hypnotherapy help with tinnitus?

First, what is hypnotherapy?  A hypnotherapist is a professional, usually a psychologist, who is trained in the art of hypnosis and using hypnosis to get in touch with the subconscious mind.

You are placed into a relaxed state of near sleep although you are awake and aware.  In this state the therapist works with parts of your mind that are associated with whatever your problem is.  It’s important to keep in mind that at any time in this process you feel the need to end the session, you’re able to do it.  You won’t do anything you wouldn’t normally do.

Will Hypnotherapy Help Tinnitus?

Tinnitus causes are many and there is much debate on what is behind most of the cases of severe tinnitus.  Even though your tinnitus may have been caused by loud sounds or whatever, there is more to it than just that.

This is the basis for the phenomenom of phantom sounds.  These sounds are based on a perception of hearing them although they may have no physical basis.  In other words, a high percentage of the ringing of ears you hear may be based on your fear or anxiety about these sounds.

This is why hypnotherapy can be successful in helping those who have minor tinnitus causes in reality and can completely remove noises in some cases.  These cases would be for individuals that probably have no physical damage or reasons to suffer from tinnitus.

So the object of the hypnotherapist is to attempt to retrain the mind into realizing that the basis of these sounds are mental and not physical.  The objective is for you to have a more positive mindset in dealing with your problem.

Your Brain Can Decide What's Important to Hear

The brain’s potential and power should be respected and given the chance to deal with a problem such as ringing of ears.  Your brain has so much imput every day through what you hear and see that it must decide what’s important and what isn’t.  It has the ability to shut out much of these senses and this includes noises in our ears.

This is the basis for the use of hypnotherapy and tinnitus.  It doesn’t deal with physical tinnitus causes but the parts of our mind that might be making the sounds worse or pushing them towards the front of our conscious mind.

I’ve never used hypnotherapy as my ringing of ears was progressing to a near cure when I became aware of it through friends who’d used this technique.  Please read my story and what has and is working for me now.  Click here to read what I’ve experienced.

21Jun/10Off

Tinnitus Cures

It's time to go to bed.  Oh no!  My partner in bed was a ringing, whooshing sound and it wasn't any fun.  Were there tinnitus cures?  I would have killed to find one.

The ringing of ears which was somewhat in the background during the day was front and center at night.  I used earplugs, drugs, soft music and considered just ramming my head into the wall a time or two.

Ringing of Ears- The Onset


Ringing of the ears can show up out of nowhere for some people or take its time and progress slowly for others.  Mine began by showing up at bedtime and making sleep virtually impossible.  At first I discovered that earplugs and jamming my head into the pillow would help me go to sleep.  Then the ringing of ears got worse.

As the condition progressed the doctor gave me drugs.  They didn't give me much relief and the side effects weren't good.  I tried all of the tinnitus cures I heard or read about.  Nothing really helped but I know now that some of these cures would have helped if combined with other changes in my life.

Why Tinnitus?

The responsibility for ringing of the ears is usually due to loud sounds in a work atmosphere.  My problem was from loud music over many years.  I was a musician and the guitars and cymbals took there toll.  For others it could be a factory or some other work related noises that were heard over a period of time.  I discovered that my electric coffee grinder made my tinnitus worse. There are many contributors to the problem.

I started exercising and got temporary relief; for a while.  Dietary changes also helped; for a while.  The doctor prescribed prescription drugs and that  also helped; for a while.  I began my search for various tinnitus cures.  I wanted to find a permanent solution to ringing of ears.

My Cure

I found that a combination of many holistic remedies without the drugs started to work for me.  I was able to sleep better and that was huge!  I hadn't woke up feeling refreshed for so long that I'd forgotten how good it felt.

My ringing of the ears was much better within a week and I felt like a totally new person.  I'm not completely without symptoms but I'm so much better and progressing.  I see changes daily and I know that a permanent cure is near.  It's simple, painless and has resulted in me not only living a life without constant noise but I'm healthier and happier than I was before the onset of tinnitus.

I hope you check out the program that's working for me.  Click here to discover a great plan to return to a happy, quiet life.

   

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