can be as difficult and equally complicated as getting into a war
against wind mill? Well, finding a permanent tinnitus treatment can be
equally tricky and problematic. Similar to the nature of shingles, most
medications provide an interim respite from tinnitus, but fail to come
up with a permanent solution. However, if a holistic approach is adopted
for treating tinnitus, patients can indeed hope to make a complete
recovery. Symptoms of tinnitus include painful sensations in the ear,
along with a discharge from the area (in addition to the customary
ringing noises). If these symptoms actually manifest themselves, it is
highly advisable to arrange a session with an ENT specialist, so that
suitable corrective measures may be adopted. The factors listed above
are not, however, diseases in themselves.
If medical experts
indeed diagnose tinnitus as the chief culprit that is resulting in these
symptoms that cause great distress to the patients, they suggest
various methods of treatment accordingly. Given below are some of the
common modes of tackling tinnitus related problems.
The Options Available For Tinnitus Treatment
The powerful yet short-lived relief provided by medicines sold over the
counter (OTC). Harmful side effects are a disturbing feature of these
o Generating ‘white noises’ and other alternative resonances, in
order to distract the patients’ minds. Specially made masking tools and
instruments are used for this purpose,
o The respite obtained by practicing ways to relax the body. The relief however is nothing more than illusory,
o Medicines with herbal ingredients, which are generally found to be of very little practical benefit,
o The relief obtained from homeopathic medicines. However, patients cannot hope for a complete cure with this
o The rather inconsequential tinnitus remedies that can supposedly be prepared at home.
in view the overall welfare and health of the person, it can safely be
concluded that they should ideally stay away from these medications.
These drugs are associated with many health hazards, including
headaches, constipation and irregularities in the discharge of bowels,
among others. Indeed, these side effects can take a far more serious
turn than the usual ringing noises generated by tinnitus. However, at
times, these noises cross all levels of endurance and the person is
forced to opt for these OTC drugs.
A List Of The Most Popular OTC Drugs Used For Tinnitus Treatment:
o Botulinum toxin chemicals,
o Drugs like Melatonin,
o Different varieties of Tricyclics,
o Setraline compounds,
o Propranolol and/or Clonazepam,
o Lignocaine medications,
o Medications with Acamprostrate,
o Carbazepine and such other medicines, and
o Etidronate and/or Sodium fluoride.
Contrary to these rather
harmful OTC medications, the tinnitus masking tools that try to give
some relief to the affected people do not come with side effects. They
work indirectly and make use of white noises and music bands. The types
of sound effects used can range from the melodious patter of waterfalls,
the swirl of water moving in a Jacuzzi, or the sounds generated from
heights of about 40,000 feet, from the cockpits of a jet airplane. All
these sounds are available in a pre-recorded CD, and can easily divert
the attention of the distressed tinnitus patients. In fact, well known,
famous musical tracks can act as equally effective ‘white noise’ as
well, due to their interesting and beautiful tunes. However, these
techniques of treating tinnitus only put a lid on the agony that can be
caused by the disease, and do not cure the illness. All that can be
achieved is a convenient way to avoid the full burden of the effects of
To combat tinnitus, it has to be ensured that the
head and the neck of the affected person are receiving adequate blood.
Herbal remedies are found to be particularly effective in this. Taking
an example, the Ginkgo Biloba is noted for its ability to facilitate
proper blood circulation in the human head and neck regions and thus it
is often prescribed. Sesame seeds, which were first used by doctors of
the Orient for treating tinnitus, have now gained favor among the
medical experts in the US as well. Significant benefits are to be had,
if tinnitus patients make it a habit to consume a combination of Black
Cohosh and Ginkgo everyday in the morning on an empty stomach.
Periwinkle herb is held in high regard as a useful medicinal plant.
This herb yields a compound called Vincamine. The Vincamine compound has
been a long-standing ingredient of the treatment procedures of health
hazards like tinnitus and Ménière’s syndrome, among German medical
practitioners. This chemical needs to be consumed only in its prescribed
dosage volumes (thrice everyday, and 25 milligrams per day). Adequate
care should be taken to prevent accidental overdoses, since that can
result in the blood pressure falling sharply, leading to serious medical
In order to keep a suitable check on the irritation
and agony that tinnitus can give rise to, plant products, such as seeds
of the sunflower plant, Mistletoe Tea and the Passion flower are often
made use of. When applied on a regular basis, these treatment regimes
can also help in smoother circulation of blood in the head and neck of a
Also, one must not turn a blind eye to the
highly useful medical product made in China, which is also known as the
San-huang-hsin-tang. This formulation reduces the effects of the
tinnitus disease by using a mixture of Coptis and Rhubarb components.
to the homeopathic treatments, the general opinion is far from
unanimous as to whether they actually yield the desired advantages. The
Materia Medicas contains an exhaustive list of the probable symptoms of
tinnitus, apart from the most prominent one (i.e., a never-ending
ringing sensation to the ear). The sheer volume of these symptoms makes
the creation of an effective homeopathic medicine, with the ideal
composition, an extremely tough task. Moreover, these methods of
treating need to take care of the unique body compositions of the
patients, and hence, can vary from person to person.
remains that, most or all, of the traditional methods to treat tinnitus
try to tackle only the symptoms of the illness. They do not try to drive
away the root causes from the body. The root causes of tinnitus can
also be several, with they, and there are many triggers as well. All
this makes tinnitus a rather complicated illness, and its causes must
not be ignored. The holistic methods of tinnitus treatment, on the other
hand, consider the entire body as a single functioning system, and then
identify the factors that cause tinnitus. Once these factors are
eradicated, the symptoms of the disease disappear as well, providing a
complete cure. Not surprisingly, these holistic measures have been found
to be greatly successful in helping patients get out of tinnitus.
Thomas Colman is a medical researcher, certified nutritionist, health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, “Tinnitus Miracle – A Unique Three Step Holistic System for Quieting the Noise in Your Head”. Thomas is a former chronic tinnitus sufferer who has written dozens of holistic health and tinnitus related articles and has been featured in ezines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites worldwide.