Tinnitus is the crackling, hissing, buzzing or ringing sound in the one or both ears, which medically means that you hear the sounds which are not there. Tinnitus is not a disease by itself; it is a symptom of some other disorder. People who suffer from Tinnitus in some cases experience wide range of noises, and loudness of them may be just annoyingly low or loud causing debilitating pain.
Symptoms and Causes of Tinnitus
Symptoms and causes of Tinnitus may be Meniere’s disease, kidney Yin deficiencies, hypothyroidism, brain or head injury, hearing loss, Otosclerosis, excessive ear wax presence, allergies, poor circulation, high blood pressure, ear infections, stress or Lyme disease.
Tinnitus can also be side effect of genetic congenital hearing loss or some medications, or just simply consequence of old age. Tinnitus is rather common disorder; about 50 million people in the U.S. have in some point in there lives symptoms of Tinnitus.
Treatments and Alternatives for Tinnitus
Each case of Tinnitus is somehow different and this is why is so difficult to recommend just one sort of treatment or therapy. Herbs and homeopathic remedies are sometimes very effective treatments for Tinnitus cases. In any case we will recommend some types of treatments, therapies and alternative therapies, but you must consult your doctor before use any of them.
Minerals and Vitamins
Recommended minerals and vitamins or their supplement for Tinnitus problems are zinc, potassium, magnesium, melatonin, bioflavonoids and vitamins C, B and A. According to some studies, potassium and magnesium deficiency have been linked with occurrence of Tinnitus. Bioflavonoids and vitamins promote blood circulation and thus relieve the symptoms of Tinnitus.
Vitamins E and B, zinc and folic acids have been recommended by the herbal and nutritional supplement experts for cases of Tinnitus.
Alternative Therapies for Tinnitus
Cranio sacral therapy, acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen tank therapy, magnet therapy and hypnosis are some of the alternative therapies in cases of Tinnitus. Although there have been improvements in number of cases of Tinnitus problems, medical researchers find the overall results inconclusive.
Aromatherapy is recognized by medical experts as legitimate alternative therapy for various disorders. In cases of Tinnitus aromatherapy can promote poor blood circulation, which is the one of possible causes of Tinnitus. Aromatherapy essential oils like lemon, rose, rosemary and cypress are four recommended oils in Tinnitus treatment. These four essential oils can be used via vaporizer, in a head massage or in aromatherapy diffuser.