Treatment of tinnitus and natural remedies

Tinnitus (also known as ringing in the ears) is a disorder characterized by the perception of an ear noise without the presence of a sound from the outside (phantom noise).
Even though it is commonly referred to as ringing in the ears, the sound can vary greatly from person to person.
In some cases, the tone resembles a:

  • Buzz
  • Ring
  • Noise
  • Hiss
  • Whistle
  • Tromeln.

It is not a disease, but the symptom of underlying conditions such as:

  • ear infection,
  • earwax plug,
  • Tympanic membrane perforation.

Tinnitus can develop in three areas:

  • in the outer, middle or inner ear;
  • in the auditory nerve, which connects the inner ear to the brain;
  • in the part of the brain that processes the auditory signals.

It can also occur in only one ear or on both sides.


Medical treatment of tinnitus

To treat tinnitus, the doctor primarily tries to identify an underlying curable disease that is related to the symptoms.
If tinnitus occurs due to a disease, the doctor may recommend the following measures:

  • Removal of earwax: Removal of earwax can reduce the symptoms of tinnitus.
    If excessive earwax is the cause, the treatment is carried out by rinsing the earwax or vacuuming it with a device.
  • Use of earplugs: A person may suffer from tinnitus due to excessive noise. Therefore, wearing earplugs may be recommended.
  • Ear drops: A person with an ear infection may suffer from tinnitus. For treatment, the doctor recommends ear drops containing hydrocortisone or antibiotics taken orally. These help reduce itching and ear noise. It is recommended to consult a doctor before starting therapy.
  • Treatment of vascular disease: Vascular disease can be treated with medication, surgery, or other therapy.
  • Change of medication: If a medication appears to be the cause of tinnitus, the doctor may recommend stopping it, reducing the dose, or prescribing another medication.
  • Laser therapyThe laser is a device that increases cellular metabolism in connective tissue and immune system.
    Laser beams stimulate energy production in the cells and the result is the regeneration of the damaged tissue.
  • Surgical surgery: If there is a chronic tinnitus problem or the ringing in the ears is caused by a benign tumor, surgical intervention may be considered for a complete cure.

Drug treatment for tinnitus

Medications cannot cure tinnitus, but in some cases they can help reduce the severity of symptoms or complications. Medications used include:

Tricyclic antidepressants such as laroxyl and nortrilene. However, these drugs are only used for severe tinnitus, as they can cause unpleasant side effects, including:

  • Xerostomia
  • blurred vision,
  • Constipation
  • Heart problems.

Tafil may help reduce tinnitus symptoms, but side effects include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea.

It can also lead to dependence.
In case of sudden hearing loss, the doctor may prescribe cortisone.

Noise cancellation

In some cases, a bright noise can suppress the sound, making it less annoying. The doctor may recommend the use of an electrical device to suppress the noise. Bones for this are:

Device for bright sounds. These devices (which produce environmental sounds such as drizzle or ocean waves) are often an effective therapy for tinnitus. A person could try a device to produce white noise with speakers in the pillow, which helps them sleep.

You can use a computer to access web pages that produce white noise, such as:

To mask the internal noise during the night, a fan, humidifier, dehumidifier and air conditioning in the bedroom could also help.

Hearing aids. These can be particularly helpful for hearing problems. Due to hearing loss, the acoustic stimuli are unable to stimulate the auditory neurons.
The result is an overexcitability of the neurons, which allows the person to perceive sounds, i.e. the nerve cells activate themselves even during weak stimuli.
This type of tinnitus can be treated with hearing prostheses that restore the normal functioning of the system.
You have to choose hearing aids that do not close the ear canal, otherwise the outer and inner voices or sounds in the ear will reverberate.
You don’t have to be severely hard of hearing to hear tinnitus.

Masking devices. These hearing aid-like, in-ear devices produce bright, even, and quiet noise that masks the symptoms of tinnitus.

Music for tinnitus. A device produces customized music that masks the specific frequencies of tinnitus. Over time, this technique can help tinnitus prevent the person from focusing on it.

The music volume should not drown out the tinnitus, but should be set to a minimum in order to:

  • inhibit the perception of whistling,
  • distract the patient from ringing in the ears.

Other therapies for tinnitus

Musculoskeletal therapy: If the tinnitus originates from the temporomandibular joint, there are three specialists from whom the patient can find help:

  • The dentist can correct occlusion disorders of the teeth.
  • The osteopath can loosen the joints, relax the muscles that move the lower jaw and reduce the tension of the connective tissue fascia.
  • The gnathologist is an important consultant to decide if a dental splint or other equipment is necessary.

Application of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): With the help of cognitive behavioral therapy, a doctor examines a patient’s unwanted thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

Relaxation therapy: Relaxation therapies (such as yoga, meditation, and hypnosis) help treat tinnitus. All of these therapies can help reduce the stress and anxiety that can cause this condition.

Therapy from the drugstore: In the treatment of tinnitus, a herbalist uses a combination of kitchen bell and Chinese foxglove. These help to reduce the following symptoms of this condition:

  • Vertigo
  • Hearing
  • Palpitations
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Neuralgia

Treatment for blocked ears

Here are some effective remedies for stuffy ears that effectively treat ear cracking:

Ohren sauber halten
Die Ohren müssen regelmäßig gereinigt werden.

Kieferübungen durchführen
Ohrenknacken beim Gähnen tritt auf, wenn sich eine Schwellung nahe am Gehörgang befindet. Nicht besorgt sein! Den Mund gut öffnen und die Kiefer so dehnen, dass das Mittelohr den Druck ausgleicht. Dies ist eine der besten Methoden, den Druck im Ohr zu entlasten.

Valsalva-Manöver für Taucher
Ohrensausen tritt sehr häufig bei Tauchern auf.
Sie führen dann das Manöver nach Valsalva durch, um den Luftdruck auszugleichen. Bei dieser Prozedur drücken sie zuerst die Nasenlöcher zusammen, um zu verhindern, dass Luft austritt, dann atmen sie tief ein und atmen gegen die geschlossenen Nasenlöcher aus. Durch diese Kraft wird der übermäßige Druck im Mittelohr abgelassen.

Natürliche Heilmittel bei Tinnitus

Die nachfolgend genannten Heilmittel können zu Hause angewandt werden:

Ginkgo extract is one of the most commonly used remedies.
According to a revision of the scientific literature (by Alexander von Boetticher – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Lüneburg, Germany), the daily dose should be 120-240 mg.

The duration of treatment for chronic tinnitus is 12 weeks.
According to the study, the ginkgo extract shows a better effect than the placebo and improves the quality of life.

There are various herbs and natural foods that have been used for centuries to reduce tinnitus. These include:

  • Sesame seed
  • Actaea racemosa
  • Shell of the Myrica
  • Large burdock root
  • Hydrastis
  • Leaves and flowers of hawthorn
  • Small periwinkle
  • Spinach
  • Herbal tea of Greek hay flower seeds, fennel tea or herbal tea of Roman chamomile
  • Castor oil
  • Juice of the onion

Other remedies based on herbs:

  • Mistletoe tea
  • Horsetail
  • Wild garlic juice
  • Passionflower

Nevertheless, a visit to the doctor is advisable before starting any herbal applications.

In addition to the remedies mentioned above, one can follow very simple advice to keep the ears healthy, such as steam inhalations, nasal rinses for colds to relieve blockages and gargling with hot water twice a day.
In case of severe ear blocks, doctors recommend decongestants such as pseudoephedrine.

Diet and nutrition for tinnitus

The individual should avoid eating:

  • processed foods, especially desserts with cream and dairy products;
  • foods containing saturated fat;
  • stimulating drinks (coffee, tea, etc.) and carbonated drinks, alcohol;
  • Salt.

According to hygienism (a natural medicine), the normal diet should include plenty of fruits and vegetables.
These are the staple foods along with:

  • Nuts
  • Potatoes.

Many people do not believe that tinnitus can be cured by diet alone, but this natural form of treatment can detoxify the blood and eliminate the cause of whistling in the ear.

Those who do not want to become vegetarian or vegan can try the blood type diet, which can achieve excellent results, but it must be consistently adhered to.
According to this nutritional theory, the cause of tinnitus is a disorder caused by the digestion of foods that are incompatible with the person’s immune system.
According to the blood type diet, there are foods that can cause this symptom, but milk and dairy products (yogurt and cheese) are the main culprits.
In addition, a member of blood group 0 may hear ringing in the ears after drinking a cup of coffee and a person with blood type B after eating hazelnuts.
Some foods are allowed in the morning and afternoon until 17 pm, but not in the evening, because the body can not process the sugars contained there sufficiently quickly, these include:

  • Sugar
  • Wine.

It would be important to include foods in the diet that contain a high proportion of vitamins A, B and E, magnesium, zinc, etc. Drinks such as tea, coffee and alcohol exacerbate the problem.

Natural treatments for tinnitus

Alternative treatment methods
You should exercise regularly to prevent this disease.

There are many alternative treatments that have helped some patients, but there is no scientific evidence for, for example:

  • Acupuncture
  • traditional Chinese medicine,
  • Pranotherapy,
  • craniosacral therapy.

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