Acupuncture for Tinnitus

Acupuncture for Tinnitus

Imagine going through life hearing a constant ringing in your ear, each and every day, with no off switch or mute button to give yourself some peace and quiet. This sums up the day-to-day life of a person with tinnitus – a potentially debilitating condition that can significantly hinder a person’s overall quality of life. Fortunately, Melbourne Natural Medicine clinic offers acupuncture for tinnitus to help relieve symptoms and reclaim your life. Make an appointment at our acupuncture clinic in Melbourne today.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is defined as an incessant ringing in the ears when there appears to be no external physical source for the noise. The sound can present itself as:

  • Ringing
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
  • Clicking
  • Hissing

People with tinnitus might hear the noise in either one or both ears, and it could present itself as anything from a dull roar to a significantly high squeal. It can affect people of all ages, from children who are still growing to the elderly.

How Many Different Kinds of Tinnitus Are There?

There are two different types of tinnitus; the first is Subjective Tinnitus, which can only be heard by the person experiencing it, while the second is Objective Tinnitus, which can be heard by a trained audiologist when they complete an examination of the patient. Subjective Tinnitus is by far the more common form.

What Are the Causes of Tinnitus?

It’s important to understand that tinnitus is not regarded as a condition in and of itself; rather, it is a side effect of an underlying condition like an ear injury or hearing loss related to age.

The most common cause of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to loud noise, whether it’s from working on a noisy construction site or listening to loud music. Some cases of tinnitus might be caused by:

  • An ear infection or blockage
  • Medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics
  • Meniere’s disease (an inner ear condition)
  • Neck or jaw problems
  • The natural ageing process

The effects of tinnitus can be exacerbated for people who drink alcohol and caffeinated beverages, smoke cigarettes or don’t maintain a healthy, balanced diet.

Can Tinnitus Be Cured?

Unfortunately, there is no scientifically proven cure for tinnitus. For those whose tinnitus has come along due to use of a particular medication or as a result of an ear infection, there is a chance it might clear up by itself. For age related tinnitus or for cases that have emerged due to prolonged exposure to loud noise, the likelihood is that it will stay with you. However, there are medications and measures available to help manage your tinnitus and suppress the symptoms. One such measure is acupuncture.

How Can Acupuncture for Tinnitus Help?

While acupuncture for tinnitus will not completely cure the condition, it can aid in relieving the symptoms of the condition – particularly the constant ringing in the ears. At our Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic, we work on the principle that tinnitus is brought about by a weakness in the kidneys; a weakness that is associated with a blockage of the energy channels caused by stress, negative thoughts and emotions, and a sleep deficiency. Acupuncture for tinnitus involves the practitioner inserting fine needles into particular areas of the body called acupoints, which help to unblock the energy channels that connect the kidneys to the ears.

What Other Services Do You Offer?

We offer more than just acupuncture for tinnitus at our natural therapy clinic. Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic can assist with everything from acupuncture for the induction of child birth through to treatment for migraines, nausea and more. For more details on the full range of services on offer, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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