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Natural Tinnitus Remedies
Tinnitus is a condition resulting in an annoying noise within the ear, usually a ringing or similar noise. In some cases it works itself out and is only a temporary minor annoyance but for others it poses much more of a bother. If often is brought on by exposure to loud noises such as music, tools and heavy equipment, firearms etc. Some other causes can be certain diseases such as Meniere's syndrome or even aspirin. Some ways to help alleviate the symptoms of Tinnitus are to:
- Keep away from loud noises (or use proper hearing protection otherwise)
- Keep caffeine, alcohol, smoking to a low
- Either avoid aspirin entirely or only use it sparingly
- Avoid too much salt in ones diet
- Get proper rest and recuperation, try to relax
- Get some exercise
- Reduce the amount of sodium (salt) in your diet
- In times where Tinnitus is bothersome, add some white noise such as a fan, or light music to keep yourself from concentrating on the sound. There are also white noise machines one can buy with things like rainfall, waterfalls, and ocean waves etc, this often makes sleeping easier and drowns out the tinnitus. Some have even found relief by turning the radio to a non station to hear the “fuzzy” white noise. Basically you are looking for a distraction of some kind that you can either enjoy or tolerate.
Some people have found relief from the ringing in the ears brought on by Tinnitus by alternative treatments that include magnet therapy, hypnosis, acupuncture, cranio sacral therapy and others. Some also have found aromatherapy helpful with herb such as cypress, rosemary and lemon. There are also certain herbs that people have had success with which include Ginkgo Biloba, Hawthorn, Black Cohosh, sesame seeds and Melatonin. Certain vitamins and minerals such as Zinc, Vitamins a,b,c, magnesium, potassium and bioflavonoids have also shown to alleviate the Tinnitus sufferer.
While many have reported some help using these alterative methods, it is recommended to visit your doctor if you think you are suffering from Tinnitus, feel free to ask your doctor, other health care provider, or naturalist about any of these alternative remedies. You may also be sent for addition hearing tests to make sure there are not any other issues that may be influencing this.
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