What makes tinnitus so hard to live with is that the ringing or other sounds that you hear can be so frequent and unrelenting. The best tinnitus treatment is often hard to find, and you often have to be patient and diligent. Even medical science hasn’t discovered a definite cause for this condition, at least in the majority of cases. Even without knowing the cause, however, you can often find relief from your symptoms by trying some innovative approaches.
Chiropractors and massage therapists can both be helpful in helping to relieve tinnitus symptoms, strange as this may sound. It’s hard to say exactly why this helps, but it’s apparently a combination of relaxing your whole body and putting it into alignment. Even if this doesn’t represent a cure, it can often relieve the problem and make it more bearable. You certainly have nothing to lose, as this type of body work makes almost everyone feel more relaxed. There are also some practitioners who use cranial-sacral therapy, which treats your neck and head as well as your spine. If you combine holistic or other natural remedies with the right kind of bodywork, you may find that your tinnitus symptoms are greatly reduced.
Some people will try the internal approach, using supplements and vitamins to affect a change in the symptoms of tinnitus. By ingesting certain vitamins, positive effects such as the removal of the symptom of ringing from your ears, has been obtained. Some nutritionists recommend taking a magnesium and zinc supplement for tinnitus. The ringing in your ears caused by tinnitus may actually be improved or reduced by taking melatonin supplements. Though used for improving your overall memory, Ginkgo biloba is now being used to treat tinnitus. Some people have had good results by increasing their intake of Vitamin B12. Tinnitus formulas have been specifically made and distributed throughout many health food stores and chains to help alleviate its symptoms.
Some people are able to relieve their tinnitus by changing their diet or quitting certain habits. Food allergies, smoking, drinking or unhealthy foods can sometimes trigger tinnitus symptoms and you may find that reducing or avoiding such things can bring you relief. High blood pressure is sometimes the cause of tinnitus, and in this case making changes to your diet is extremely important. Whether or not hypertension is an issue for you, it’s worthwhile to find out if you can control your tinnitus by paying attention to your diet and lifestyle.
If you pay close attention to when you experience symptoms, and write down the times, you may be able to help yourself by making the right changes.
When tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss, as is often the case with older people, a hearing aid may be recommended.
Some people who suffer from tinnitus find that introducing white noise into their environment can help quite a bit.
Since chiropractors and massage therapists generally treat your spine, you may not think about going to them for tinnitus, but they may be able to help you with this. Chiropractors, massage therapists and other body workers know how to relax, balance and align your spine and entire body, which can relieve a surprising variety of symptoms. In rare cases, this can actually remove your tinnitus symptoms completely; short of this, however, it often provides real relief. Since stress and tension contribute to just about every medical condition, relieving these can be very helpful. There are also some practitioners who use cranial-sacral therapy, which treats your neck and head as well as your spine. This can be especially effective for tinnitus, especially when combined with other approaches such as a healthier diet and herbal remedies. Lots of people don’t even think about visiting their doctor for tinnitus because they’ve heard that it is incurable. Don’t do this–your tinnitus symptoms could be an indicator of a different medical condition that you need to treat medicinally. An example of this is hypertension–a serious and often life threatening condition that can cause tinnitus in some patients. It’s also possible that through the course of treating your illness you’ll both cure your tinnitus and build a happier and healthier body for yourself to live in. So even though a doctor may not be able to cure your tinnitus directly, he or she may be able to help you rule out other and more serious conditions.
Sometimes the best way to cure tinnitus is simply to get the wax out of your ears. There are lots of ways to do this but some are definitely better than others. If you think or have been told that your tinnitus is caused by ear wax ask your doctor to remove the wax in his or her office. Trying to do it on your own can be risky because you might just make the blockage worse or do more damage to your ear canals. Candle waxing is a popular alternative method, but this also has risks, such as burning yourself. If you want to attempt to safely remove your own wax, buy the ear drops that have been made just for that purpose from the store or create your own with some warm (not too hot!) olive oil or baby oil. Allow the oil to circulate in your ear canal and then allow it to drip freely back out. In conclusion, there are many tinnitus treatments, and some of these will be more helpful to you than others. Before anything else, have a doctor rule out bigger and more severe medical conditions. Once you have ruled out the more severe, you simply need to try different treatments for your tinnitus until you find something that eases or completely gets rid of the condition.
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