Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is a very common problem, especially among elderly. In Western Medicine, there is not much doctors can do about it with patients who have tinnitus.
Some people may experience with a high pitch sound, and some may experience with a low pitch sound. Those sounds can be constant or coming in bouts. They may also vary in the intensity.
So, what are the causes for this tinnitus problem according to the Chinese Medicine?
Tinnitus with high pitch sounds are commonly caused by Liver/Gall Bladder Fire rising. People who are experiencing emotional stress may easily experience high pitch sound with distention sensation and constant ringing. The sounds cannot be eliminated by pressing. There will also be other symptoms accompanied with high pitch tinnitus, such as headache, red face, irritability, thirst, a bitter taste in mouth, and constipation.
Tinnitus with low pitch sounds are commonly caused by Kidney Essence deficiency. This type of tinnitus happens mostly in seniors. People will experience intermittent tinnitus which can be aggravated by stress or worries, yet they will feel relieved by pressing. The low pitch sounds may sound like rushing or running water, and they come in bouts. People may also have other symptoms, such as dizziness, a sense of emptiness in the head, weakness and soreness in the knees and lower back, poor memory, excessive leukorrhea, and spermatorrhea.
There are also other causes for tinnitus, such as Wind-Heat and Sp Qi failing to raise according to Chinese Medicine theory. For each cause, there is a appropriate approach or treatment principle to help with by utilizing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are very effective for helping people who are experiencing tinnitus. Each person responds to the treatments differently, and the length of the treatment progress can be ranging from couple sessions to a series of sessions in order to see good results.
If you have tinnitus or if you know anyone who is suffering from tinnitus, Acupuncture can be a great alternative option. Direct Mindpower Holistic Healing Center offers AcuPranic Therapy (Acupuncture WITHOUT needles) at a very affordable fee. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
matty Hui, C.HT., C.M.T., MSAOM, D.D.
Matty Hui (a.k.a Lingfei) holds her B.S. degree in Holistic Science and M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D studies in Eastern and Western Medicine research.
K. Steinborn, C.Ht.
Karrie is a Pranic Healer, a Hypnotherapist, and an ordained minister. She also uses her own life experience to help guide the others through the process of growth and change regardless if it is using hypnosis or energy work.
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