Tinnitus: how to relieve ringing in the ears?
Written by: Loris Vitry (coach and Yoga teacher)
Validated by: Cathy Maillot (Osteopath)
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Tinnitus is a hearing system disorder affecting more than eight million people in France.
This condition is often manifested by several types of noise, such as hissing or buzzing.
There are several effective treatment methods to remedy this, contrary to what many people think.
In this article, we offer tips to help you quickly cure ringing in the ears.
Listening to music
The ideal is not to focus on its noises to treat ringing in the ears, since it may amplify it further.
To do this, you need to focus on other noises coming from outside.
Also, the adequate remedy, in this case, is to listen to music regularly, especially vocal-instrumental music.
You can also focus on white noise using devices that can play these sounds or the sounds of nature.
The use of essential oils
Essential oils are also real remedies that can reduce or eliminate tinnitus.
Those that are best suited to treat ringing noises in the ears are essential oil of Italian helichrysum and marjoram.
These two oils have the necessary substances to treat tinnitus quickly.
Also, bitter orange petitgrain essential oil can calm noises.
Nevertheless, it is recommended to call a specialist so as not to aggravate the condition.
Stopping the consumption of certain drugs
Certain drugs cause tinnitus like quinine, aspirin as well as certain antibiotics and diuretics.
When you find that the consumption of a drug causes tinnitus in you, you should always stop treatment.
However, you should report the situation to your doctor so that he can prescribe another, more suitable treatment.
Stopping certain medications is, therefore, a straightforward solution to treat ringing in the ears.
Behavior change is essential to treat tinnitus problems.
Indeed, this condition is also linked to an increase in psychological anxiety in people who suffer from tinnitus.
Stress, sleep disturbances, and anxiety are every day in people with tinnitus.
Thus, these patients will have to change their behavior while practicing exercises allowing them to manage stress and anxiety.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
It is a beneficial psychological therapy in calming tinnitus.
CBT, generally recognized to treat mental disorders, can effectively treat ringing in the ears.
The use of garlic and rosemary
An increase in blood pressure causes some of the tinnitus.
Therefore, it is essential to lower it.
For this, the patient has the option of treating themselves using garlic and rosemary.
These two foods are indeed very useful in acting on the blood circulation.
Once the blood pressure is regulated, tinnitus can quickly be relieved.
Corticosteroids are medical treatments used to treat tinnitus.
Their effectiveness is all the more proven in the case of sudden occurrence of acute tinnitus.
Besides, corticosteroids are often prescribed by doctors or specialists for a short time.
However, it should be noted that corticosteroid treatments may be ineffective when the tinnitus occurred a long time ago.
Thus, to obtain excellent results, it is advisable to start drug treatment as soon as the first symptoms appear.
Ringing in the ears occurs from several causes.
Osteopathy is, therefore, not competent to treat all types of tinnitus.
However, when tinnitus is linked to stress, osteopathy works on the whole body while producing a positive effect on stress levels.
Similarly, when the origin of the condition is at the cervical level, it corrects the vertebral dysfunction on the skull region while acting on the temporal and occiput bones.
Also, if the tinnitus has a neurological origin, osteopathy contributes to restoring blood circulation in the temporal zone, which reduces the effect of tinnitus.
Homeopathy is ideal for treating tinnitus.
This therapy has many benefits.
Not only does it have no side effect on the subject, but it has no risk of dependence on him.
This therapy is easily suitable for pregnant women who have ringing in the ears.
The other advantage of homeopathy is that it can be used in interaction with conventional drug treatments.
Also, to find the treatment that is best for you, it is best to use a specialist or your homeopathic doctor.
The latter may prescribe Chininum Sulfuricum or Natrum Salicylicum.
As part of the treatment for tinnitus, these homeopathic medicines can be used three times a day.
The ear candle
Some tinnitus is caused by the appearance of a plug of earwax in the ear canal.
To treat them, you can use the ear candle.
Native Americans use it to remove excess earwax from the ear.
The ear candle also reduces the intensity of tinnitus while causing depression in the ear canal.
It is, therefore, a very effective natural treatment to cure ringing in the ears.
Ginkgo biloba is a plant of Chinese origin that has a very high reputation for the treatment of tinnitus.
This herb is beneficial in restoring blood circulation.
On this occasion, it improves the functioning of the ear and decreases the sensations of whistling.
It is advisable to take a moderate amount of ginkgo Biloba extract to treat ringing in the ears.
You can buy the extract of this plant at a health food store.
However, it is best to consult your doctor before starting your treatment to avoid the risk of interaction with conventional drug treatments.
Finally, the treatment of ringing in the ears is not impossible; you can do it easily using the methods above.
Despite the effectiveness of these remedies, it is strongly recommended to consult the advice of your doctor or specialist before applying them.