Acupuncture is a holistic type of treatment that has been practiced for over thousands of years. This treatment was so popular even during ancient times that the ancient Egyptians even have medical treatises that mention this Chinese medical procedure. Acupuncture is a procedure designed to maintain the normal circulation of energy in the body. Because of its effectiveness in helping quicken the healing process, strengthening the immune system and relieving pain, it is a popular medical procedure all around the world. Is also is used to reduce stress, improve blood flow throughout the body and can be used as a complementary treatment to conventional modalities to bring about much better results.
Acupuncture is quite effective in resolving the underlying cause of tinnitus. In fact, one of the best ways to treat and cure tinnitus is with acupuncture.
In order to treat tinnitus, acupuncturists will use extremely thin needles on the body of the patient. The needles stimulate the production and release of chemicals in the circulatory and nervous systems that help kick start the healing process.
Some people are understandably afraid of getting acupuncture due to their fear of needles. However, the fact is, these needles can actually help remove pain. Their insertion may generate a numbing or tingling sensation the moment they are inserted into a patient’s skin. Under a qualified and well-experienced acupuncturist, the needles do not generate pain when they are inserted into the patient’s body. Therefore, it is important to seek out a qualified and experienced acupuncturist if you are seriously considering receiving acupuncture treatment.
Depending on the severity of the condition and how long you’ve had the condition, the treatment may entail just a few sessions or may last for several months. When it comes to tinnitus, acupuncture has a very good track record of success; it is also quite a cost effective procedure, as well.
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) may develop due to certain major conditions such as tumors. Tumors usually may need surgical procedures to remove the disease. The doctor may ascertain the underlying reason for tinnitus based on the findings of diagnostic procedures such as CT scan or x-ray.
Acupuncture does not cure or treat a condition per se. it instead helps the body reach a point where it has the ability to heal itself of a condition. This treatment by itself does not use any pharmaceutical drugs. It helps stimulate the release of natural and beneficial chemicals such as encephalin and endorphins to help relieve pain, cure addiction, and lose weight among many other benefits.
Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) which also includes massage therapy, Chinese herbal acupuncture, diet therapy and Chinese methods for diagnosis.
Tinnitus is usually addressed by acupuncturists by a treatment using a combo of herbs, lifestyle modifications, and acupuncture.
The treatment is aimed at the kidney meridians located in the ear. When the kidneys are weak, the hearing usually becomes impaired. The heart and lungs may also receive treatment because they seem to be also associated with hearing. The patient needs to have patience when receiving acupuncture treatment especially when he/she had been suffering from tinnitus for years. The treatment may take some time depending on how long he/she had the tinnitus and how severe his/her condition is.