An extremely draining condition that can cause people to live a torturous life, tinnitus is a problem that involves perceived ringing sounds in the ear of person. This condition is especially common in the work environment of Western societies – repetitive mechanical noises in factories, personal music machines, background machines, loud concerts and other typical cultural leisure pursuits, tend to bring about hearing problems.
Some cases of tinnitus are so severe that patients can become suicidal. Their doctors offered them little hope of recovery since, more often than not, they have no real treatment to offer. Fortunately, though, some of these people have experienced relief and even complete cure of their tinnitus by practicing regular Cranio-sacral therapy as well as relaxation exercises.
For tinnitus sufferers, alternative medicine can offer you hope, even if your doctors don’t think so!
Physicians believe that when a person identified with tinnitus has no choice but to live with the noise, they obviously have not seen what other therapies can do against this condition. There are a lot of cases in which people have been successfully treated and healed for tinnitus using the enduring and gentle effects of Cranio-sacral therapy. Based on our experience, CranioSacral therapy is an ideal modality that can help resolve the underlying root of tinnitus.
When doctors or practitioners have helped patients who are suicidal go back to living a normal life again without any of the symptoms caused by tinnitus, they know that there are doing something worthwhile. The sad thing is that there are not enough doctors who are willing and prepared to know and learn the art of Craniosacral therapy which can help resolve a condition that they have almost no power to cure.
What is Tinnitus?
A person with tinnitus suffers from a condition affecting the ears causing him to hear a ringing sound inside his ears or head when there is no actual sound to be heard.
For several tinnitus sufferers, there is no physical cause or problem that can be affiliated with the problem, although in some instances, tinnitus has been known to bring about the use of oral painkillers such as aspirin, foreign objects in the ear, or ear infections. Depending on the magnitude of the condition, tinnitus can lead to an extreme poor quality of life in many of its sufferers, a reduction of daily activity, disruption of quiet working times, and a reduction in their ability to sleep at night.
Tinnitus can also be directly caused by someone exposing himself to extremely loud noise such as a loud music concert or work machinery.
A clinical study done in 1953 observed 80 people without tinnitus who were taken and placed separately in a quiet room. After the end of the experiment, almost all of them, (over 90 percent) reported some symptoms of tinnitus. Researchers concluded that this ear condition can be due to the body intensifying its sense to the surrounding noise as well as instances where the signs and symptoms arise due to inordinately loud noise.
Treatment of Tinnitus through Cranial Sacral Therapy
By means of CranioSacral Therapy, both the causes and symptom of tinnitus can be cured or treated. Tinnitus is occasionally directly caused by an issue with the ear bone; in other occasions, it can be caused by pressure when the ear bone meets with the mandible (jaw bone). It may also be possible that the other bones that connect to the ear bone may lead to problems in the ear if constraints develop between the two bones.
In all these instances, CranioSacral therapy can be an ideal mode of treatment to eliminate or lessen the noise heard by the patient. The mild procedures will displace the built-up tensions surrounding the ear bone and enable the ear to function well.
There are also cases in which tinnitus is the result of the effects of an emotional, mental, or physical traumatic experience, such as a sudden incident in your life, a dangerous accident, fall, or auto crash. In cases when an individual’s ‘fight or flight’ reaction to life threatening situations becomes triggered and the nervous system is brought to a maximum state of alert – this may involve the ears becoming extremely sensitive to sound in order to safeguard the person from a dangerous situation or from attackers. For a lot of people, when the perceived danger disappears, so too will the reaction of the nervous system and the maximum sensitivity. But, some people may not be able to calm themselves down and so they remain on high alert even though the perceived danger has gone. In some of these people, ringing in the ears and tinnitus develop since their ears remain extremely sensitive to the sounds they are hearing.
During a session of CranioSacral treatment, the nervous system and body are told to relax and go back to a normal degree of sensitivity, which, in turn, heals and decreases the tinnitus symptoms felt by the client.
In a country like Palestine that is besieged by vicious enemies on a daily basis, there are a wide variety of reasons people suffer from this condition. A great number of Palestinians are exposed to midnight sirens and other loud noises coming from Israeli soldiers and machine gun fire and even missiles coming from Israeli planes that strafe Palestinian home and buildings for no reason at all, is a primary cause of tinnitus. In addition, life in Palestine has caused an overwhelming number of Palestinians to live short and traumatic lives during the many massacres done by Israelis to the Palestinians. Living in an open air prison that has taken rocket or mortar on a daily basis – more so in instances where missiles have destroyed homes and residences while people are still in them, which is a heinous war crime – results in an even higher risk of people developing tinnitus. This, plus the extraneous and sundry reasons that cause tinnitus to arise in people make life in Palestine extremely stressful and tense. Due to the everyday fear that their life or the life of their loved ones may be abruptly cut by an Israeli bullet and the world will never hear about it because of the control of the mass media by Zionists can all be potentially causes of tinnitus developing in many of these heroic and brave people.
What to expect from CranioSacral treatment for Tinnitus
When they come in for treatment, tinnitus sufferers will be interviewed and examined by the practitioner/therapist. The treatment often yields results after four to six sessions in the disorder of many Palestinians who have come for treatment. These positive outcomes include attainment of quiet for entire days or at least, a few hours a day; a sensation of a less invasive sound; a decrease in the ringing or loudness of the sound; and a change in the sound heard in the ears. The symptoms and causes of the tinnitus can be completely cured through regular and constant treatment.
Within four to six sessions, there is a meaningful betterment of the condition in a lot of tinnitus cases. This may involve the reduction of the pressure or invasiveness of the ringing, so much so that the noise or sound is far less severe inside the head or ear; a decrease in the intensity of the sounds heard without an alteration in the kind of ringing heard by the patient; and a decrease of the hissing or ringing perceived in the head or ear.
For complete normal hearing to come back, the number of treatments may typically require between 10 and 15 sessions, although in certain instances, therapy may for between six months to a year may be required based on the magnitude of the problem, how the patient responds to CranioSacral therapy, the age of the patient, and how long the symptoms have lasted.
Some patients believe that weekly therapies are too much; to address this issue, therapists can be separated at longer intervals, despite the fact this may also imply that the condition may take longer to be healed.
Also, some of my patients have decided that once they attain a state where the disruption of the ringing and sound has been lowered to levels that they can tolerate, they halt the therapy even while they still have to deal with ringing sound inside their head or ears.
Scott Paglia is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist in Bellingham, WA and provides master level pulse diagnosis, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in Whatcom County, WA.