We all know the expression “actions speak louder than words.” Nowhere is this true than when you start to notice a problem with your hearing. Words may be difficult to understand when you have a hearing condition known as tinnitus. This problem is becoming a really big issue throughout the world and so searching for its cure has gained huge importance. Acupuncture for the treatment of tinnitus is one of the most effective treatments for curing this very annoying hearing impairment.
What causes Tinnitus?
A lot of individuals who find tinnitus to be a very huge problem that needs to be addressed have been consulting with doctors in order to understand how this condition comes about and the symptoms that come with it. The most typical symptom of tinnitus is the loud fizzing, irritating ringing noise heard inside the ear over a considerable amount of time.
Tinnitus has causal agents that seem to cause fatigue causing, high pitch noises. With the development of ear buds for portable audio players where sound is pumped directly into the ears, the youth of today are very susceptible of developing tinnitus and indeed this is one of the huge reasons why tinnitus cases are gradually rising each year.
So doctors have advised people who use portable audio players not to use them at high volume as the very high pitched noise will most likely lead to an imbalance in their body system.
It has been revealed in a United States survey that more than 50% of the population suffers from some form of tinnitus each year. This is therefore, a very big issue that health authorities need to immediately address.
Acupuncture for the treatment of tinnitus is a very good alternative therapy that not only can resolve tinnitus but also cure it and prevent it from recurring in the future.
Curing tinnitus with Chinese medicine
One of the best ways of treating tinnitus, acupuncture is part of an oriental medical tradition known as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that produces immediate benefits when it comes to treating this ear condition.
Since tinnitus is a growing health concern in both developing and developed countries, the immediate cure for it is highly sought after. No other type of western mode of treatment can produce the results that acupuncture can for tinnitus; in fact, most doctors advise their patients to just deal with this condition as most of the time, it resolves by itself. This means that they have no means of treating tinnitus at all.
Acupuncture for the treatment of tinnitus involves the systematic insertion of hair-thin needles at certain points of the skin to bring back balance to the energetic systems of the body. The TCM concept of yin and yang is taken into account by acupuncturists and when tinnitus symptoms arise, this means that the patient has a yin and yang imbalance in his/her body. Acupuncture is then used to restore balance to these two energetic systems. Yin is associated with the cooling properties of the body while yang represents the body’s fire energy.
In tinnitus, there is a significant rise in a person’s yang energy which means that his/her yin energy is deficient which leads to an imbalance in the person’s body.
Treating tinnitus with acupuncture uses needles to stimulate the body that result in a chain of physiological responses designed to heal the imbalance and cure the problem. Chinese herbs are oftentimes used along with acupuncture to address the symptoms of the condition.
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