Alternative help for tinnitus
Acupuncture & Chinese medicine
There are studies to show it may work and others say it makes no difference. A therapist will look to see if it’s intermittent (associated with ‘deficiency’) or a sudden onset (an obstruction) and will treat accordingly.
Complementary or alternative treatments have been used to help with tinnitus over the years. Essential oils represent the essence of the plant they come from and the use of them for healing goes back thousands of years when it was discovered that certain aromas had healing properties when inhaled. Aromatherapy helps with relaxation and the use of essential oils may lessen the intensity of tinnitus.
Rub 2 to 3 drops of the essential oil onto the ear lobe, on the bone behind the ear and on the neck. Gently massage these oils and inhale deeply as you go. Don’t put any essential oils in your ear. Try the following oils:
- Helichrysum Oil may help to reduce inflammation and add a sense of well-being.
- Lavender Oil has relaxing and sleep inducing qualities which may help to eliminate the stress and tension of dealing with tinnitus.
- Cypress Oil stimulates blood circulation and calms the nervous system