20. November 2019 · Comments Off on How Cranio-Sacral Therapy Can Treat Tinnitus · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: ,

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.

21. September 2016 · Comments Off on The Different Causes and Treatments for Tinnitus in Chinese Medicine · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

According to traditional Chinese medicine or TCM, for short, herbal treatment of tinnitus would depend on its ‘root’ cause and the Organ Systems involved. Vertigo and tinnitus have a number of possible underlying causes. Oftentimes, tinnitus due to Excess is aggravated by cupping the hands over the ears.

According to TCM, some of the more common patterns of tinnitus are as follows:

1. Imbalance of Liver-Spleen Vertigo and Tinnitus: Chronic Deficiency of Spleen Qi, if not addressed properly, can lead to Internal Dampness and when this Dampness is combined with Stagnating Liver Qi, causes tinnitus related to upward-rising Phlegm-Fire. A tinnitus of this sort is characterized by Liver symptoms and signs as well as cricket sounds, vertigo or dizziness, and a heavy head.

Treatment: Restore the Middle Way formula and Free and Easy Wanderer formula combined.

2. Tinnitus caused by Imbalances of Kidney-Liver: Chronic Stagnating Liver Qi is usually caused by Stagnation, often because of Liver Blood Deficiency or Yin Deficiency, may lead to tinnitus with symptoms of both Kidney Deficiency and Liver Excess.

Treatment: Easy Wanderer formula combined with Yin Valley formula.

3. Vertigo and Tinnitus due to Liver Excess: A sudden onset of tinnitus along with loud noises is usually caused by upward rising Liver-Fire rising related to emotional issues such as frustration or anger consequentially causing Internal Wind which is usually accompanied by dizziness. A tinnitus of this kind may lead to symptoms such as vertigo-dizziness and a painful sharp stabbing headache.

Treatment: Easy Wanderer formula combined with Peaceful Warrior formula for three months.

4. Tinnitus Associated with Imbalances in Kidney-Heart: The Water Element is closely associated with the Kidney and the Fire Element to the Heart, in Chinese medicine. To preserve wellness, it is important that the Fire and Water Elements are in balance. TCM believes that a breakdown in communication between the Heart and the Kidney energetic organ system can arise when one or both of the two organ systems is compromised. Tinnitus such as this leads to symptoms connected to Kidney Deficiency and Heart Blood Deficiency. These include anxiety characterized by a sense of impending doom, poor memory, insomnia, and/or palpitations.

Treatment: Blood Mansion formula along with Yin Valley formula.

5. Tinnitus due to Depleted Kidney-Essence: This is the most common type of tinnitus and is associated with aging. This type of tinnitus is characterized by low sound and a slow progressive onset of symptoms. Other symptoms include fear, sore knees and back, slight dizziness, and poor memory.

Treatment: Sage Mountain formula.

6. Tinnitus due to Deficient Kidney: This tinnitus is marked by a gradual onset of symptoms that includes a low sound that may be like a low ringing, a low buzz, or water rushing. Along with other symptoms of Deficient Kidney Yin, symptoms such as afternoon-evening sweats and/or hot flashes can also be experienced.

Treatment: Yin Valley formula. Other symptoms such as low sex drive, coldness, knee pain, and low back soreness or pain can arise. For these try Ancestor Treasure formula. In a lot of instances both Kidney Yin and Yang are exhausted and both Yin Valley formula and Ancestor Treasure formula can be used together at half strength.

Duration of Herbal Treatment

Several months of tonic herbal treatment may be required to resolve the Organ Level Deficiencies which are responsible for tinnitus; this may mean 8-10 months of continuous herbal application. In the meantime, if you have a hard time hearing, ask your family and friends to face you when they talk so you can see their faces. Observing their expressions can make you communicate with them much better. Request that they talk louder, without the need to shout. Ask them also that you’d rather have them talk clearly, not slowly.

Other Causes of Tinnitus

Usually related to several kinds of hearing loss, tinnitus is considered just a symptom of a certain condition that affects one’s hearing quality. Based on statistics provided by the American Tinnitus Association, there are over 12 million people in the United States suffering from tinnitus. A minimum of a million of them suffer from severe symptoms that it significantly affects their daily activities. These people usually find it difficult to sleep, work, and obviously, to hear.

In Western Medicine What are the Causes of Tinnitus?

– Pharmaceutical medications – There are over 200 medicines that can cause tinnitus. If you are taking medications and have tinnitus, ask your pharmacist or doctor if your medicine can be a factor.

– Loud noise – Overexposure to loud noise can lead to tinnitus as well as noise-induced hearing loss.

– Loss of hearing – Scientists and doctors found out that people with different kinds of hearing loss usually also suffer from tinnitus.

– Surgery and trauma

– Health problems – These can include problems in the neck, jaws, heart and blood vessels, tumors, and allergies.

Indulge in activities that can help you cope. A lot of tinnitus sufferers have discovered that listening to music can help lessen the severity of the symptoms. Turning to music can help mask the sound and make you forget about your condition for a while. Others tune in to the sounds of nature including cricket chirps, wind, or ocean waves.

Stay away from things that can worsen your tinnitus. These can include loud noise, alcohol, and smoking. If you have a job or activity that exposes you to loud noise on a daily basis (hunting, airport work, construction work, etc.), wear special earmuffs or earplugs to shield your ears or prevent your tinnitus from getting worse.

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10. February 2014 · Comments Off on Tinnitus Complications · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

Regardless of the fact that there are many available solutions for eliminating or minimizing tinnitus, this condition can still invariably lead to complications.  These can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

Anxiety

This common emotional problem can be described as a feeling of agitation, nervousness or worry that something beyond your control is about to occur. This emotional worry can be the result of the continuous ringing of the ears that sufferers of tinnitus often experience.  Anxiety can exhibit itself in a number of symptoms. These can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Tachycardia or fast heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Tension
  • Nausea

A large number of medications can effectively relieve anxiety symptoms whilst you find ways to treat your tinnitus conditions.

Depression

Continuous experience of tinnitus can make the sufferer depressed. If you suffer from depression you probably may experience some bouts of:

  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Appetite changes
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Reduced or lack of energy
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness

You need to consult with your physician if you think you’re suffering from depression.

Insomnia

The incapability to fall asleep or to stay asleep well enough to be adequately rested are all characteristics of insomnia. Insomnia can cause:

  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

The non-stop ringing in your ears suffered by those with tinnitus, particularly the severe forms of tinnitus will only logically result in insomnia.  Many available treatments to address insomnia abound and you need to talk to your doctor to know the best treatment approach for you.

These complications and the tinnitus problem can all be addressed with a treatment plan that addresses the tinnitus problem if the aforementioned complications were indeed caused by tinnitus. Therefore, the main focus of your treatment should be for the resolution of your tinnitus symptoms. Reducing or even curing your tinnitus will definitely improve the quality of life dramatically.
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25. January 2014 · Comments Off on Tinnitus – Preparing for Your Appointment · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

Making a specialist or doctor’s appointment allows you to proactively comprehend better what condition you are suffering from and to know the steps that will help you feel better. Providing inaccurate or ambiguous information may result in you getting a poor quality of treatment.

 

So in order for the doctor to come up with a correct diagnosis, you need to provide the doctor all the right information he needs.  A checklist listed below can help you to better prepare you for your doctor’s appointment.

 

You may need to prepare a guide specific for your condition to submit to your doctor. These can include:

 

  • All the medicines that you are presently taking including steroids, herbs and supplements.
  • Your medical history that can include any past diseases, ear infections, blood flow conditions, loss of hearing and any neck or injuries you may have.
  • A description of your symptoms and when you first noticed them – Include the severity of your symptoms especially if the noise increased in intensity. Include the suspected triggers and the factors (drink, food, exercise, music, sound, etc.) or things that can make the noise either better or worse.
  • A list detailing your daily or regular exposure to loud noise – State if your occupation is in a noisy environment or if you frequently go to clubs or concerts
  • A description of the noise you constantly hear in your ear. Is it a hissing noise, a washing machine type of noise or if the noise is a constant tone or a pulsating beat.
  • The loudness of the noise and how much does it affect your everyday life.
  • If the noise is heard in both ears or only on one or if the noise seems to emanate exteriorly or inside your head
  • The regularity of the noise – If the noise comes or goes or is it always there in your ear

 

Your doctor will need to ask you a number of questions in order to get a better perspective of your condition and make a correct diagnosis. The questions may go like these:

 

  • When was the first time you noticed your symptoms?
  • What kind of noise do you hear?
  • Is the noise heard in both of your ears?
  • Does the noise comes and go or is it continuous?
  • Do you hear a soft or loud noise?
  • Does the noise bother you a lot?
  • What things or activities seem to better your symptoms?
  • What things or activities worsen your symptoms?
  • Are you regularly exposed to loud noises?
  • Do you have a history of head injury or ear problem?

 

Upon diagnosis of tinnitus, the doctor may most probably refer you to an otolaryngologist (threat, nose and ear specialist) or to an audiologist (hearing professional).

 

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a licensed acupuncture doctor and the medical director of Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.