Alternative Treatments for Tinnitus

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      This article introduces a variety of alternative treatments which may be
useful to all those people who are suffering from Tinnitus. They are based not on a
plain one sided approach to treatment but through holistic methods of remedy
because Tinnitus is not an ailment but a symptom resulting from various
underlying causes. The hearing system is not isolated but associated with our
nervous system. These alternative methods do not overlook this reality and attempt
to    tackle     Tinnitus     treatment     from      a    number       of    directions
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      On the side of predictable cures, there is an option of an alternative
treatment for tinnitus which may be equally or even more effective than
medications or drug treatments. Tinnitus may be triggered not by just one but
various underlying causes such as a hypertension from taking drugs such as
aspirin, injury of the neck, unwanted tissue growth like tumors, allergies etc.
Therefore a holistic approach is essential to solve the problem. The different
underlying causes need to be tackled in various ways. This is where an alternative
treatment for tinnitus comes to the rescue. The different cures that have been
successfully used by the Tinnitus sufferers are listed below:

      Biofeedback is unique relaxation technique which trains patients to switch
their body’s reaction to stress. It has helped a lot of patients in relieving the ringing
in the ears. It also reduces the muscle tension and aids in controlling the pulse rate
and skin temperature.


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      Diet has been successful in controlling if not eliminating totally tinnitus in a
number of cases mainly because research shows a close link between dietary
patterns and the irritating ringing symptoms. Decreased salt intake to keep the
blood pressure within the normal range because a high blood pressure may limit
blood supply to vessels in the ear and diminishes the blood delivery for the hearing
system in the ear. Thus, smoking is also prohibited because this causes blood to
become viscose. Refined sugar, sugar substitutes, processed food, saturated and
trans-fats have been linked to tinnitus symptoms as well. A “Mediterranean Diet”
which recommends physical exercise along with an intake of fresh fruits and
vegetables is considered to be most excellent diet suited for relieving tinnitus
patients of their ear ringing. Furthermore, research shows that Magnesium is found
to trigger tinnitus in many cases.

      Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) – a method of treating tinnitus based
around a neurophysiological model of the condition. It embraces various
techniques, including explanation, counseling, relaxation, and sound therapy with
the use of an electronic device to mask the tinnitus ringing noise. A mask is to be
worn for a certain time period during the day and it produces white noise. The
white noise instrument is a device, resembling a small hearing aid, which produces
sounds of many frequencies at equal intensities and is used in the treatment of
tinnitus by interfering with and reducing the ear ringing. This Tinnitus treatment
has been also referred to as the Tinnitus masker. Moreover, this technique is used



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to train the brain to ignore the tinnitus noise by habituation, or learning to ignore
the ringing in the ears.




       Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment is another alternative means to cure
tinnitus ear noise. It is an advanced technology in which the masking piece of
equipment is distorted to suit the patient according to his or her hearing and scale
of tinnitus. This therapy is a major breakthrough in the treatment of tinnitus
because of its customized or modified approach instead of a general one size fits
all solution.

       Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes hypnosis and is
widely used to curb the nuisance of tinnitus ear ringing. Cognitive therapy –
another form of psychotherapy based on the belief that psychological problems are
the products of faulty ways of thinking about the world. For example, a depressed
patient may have come to see him or herself as powerless to change their
circumstances. The therapist assists the patient to identify these false ways of
thinking and to avoid them. Thus, these therapies kick off the negative emotions
related with tinnitus like stress, anxiety, anger etc. It develops the subconscious
mind of Tinnitus patients to ignore the disturbing sounds by focusing on pleasant
sounds.

       Herbs such as Gingko Biloba have therapeutic properties and have proven to
be effective in treating Tinnitus.

       Besides these alternate treatments, some easy natural methods can be used
and have been known to be effective too. One should include regular exercise in

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one’s regimen and avoid smoking. A healthy lifestyle may help in bringing about
long term benefits and will increase the effectiveness of your Tinnitus treatments.
Avoiding exposure to loud sounds is also recommended to prevent tinnitus
worsening.


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Description: This article introduces a variety of alternative treatments which may be useful to all those people who are suffering Tinnitus in many ways. They are based on not a plain one sided approach to the irritating crisis but through holistic ways of treatment one because Tinnitus is not a ailment but a symptom resulting from various underlying causes of a disease. The hearing system is not a isolated one but associated with our nervous system. These alternative methods do not overlook this reality and go across into the matter from every direction. To one side from the predictable cures, there is an option of an alternative treatment for tinnitus which may be equally or even more effective than medications or drugs.