Tinnitus is an ailment that produces sound emanating from within the body rather than from an outside source. The condition can cause enormous personal distress, leading to insomnia and depression. The most usual sounds heard are:
Conventional Medical Treatment for Tinnitus
NHS Choices says that most people learn to live with tinnitus , despite the fact that it can have a significant impact on day-to-day life. It says that in most cases, tinnitus isn t harmful and will often improve over time . Moreover, it admits that the cause of tinnitus can t be found so the aim of treatment will be to help manage the condition on a daily basis .
There is no drug treatment for Tinnitus, which at least means that conventional medicine is causing patients no harm. Instead, NHS Choices outlines the following
Correcting hearing loss, might involve surgery and the fitting of hearing aids
Sound therapy, using neutral, repetitive sounds to distract you from the sound of tinnitus .
Tinnitus counselling, a talking therapy that plays an important part in learning how to cope with the condition and manage it more effectively .
Cognitive behavioural therapy, to treat mental health problems arising from Tinnitus, such as anxiety and depression.
Tinnitus retraining therapy, trying to utilise you natural ability to get used to a sound so it becomes apart of your subconscious, rather than part of your conscious perception .
Self-Help measures, such as relaxation, listening to music, support groups
So if Tinnitus sufferers are looking to relieve the condition, conventional medicine has little to offer.
The Homeopathic Treatment of Tinnitus
Note. Homeopathy does not treat illness or diseases. It treats an individual who has been diagnosed with a particular illness or disease. The distinction is important. Click here to read more about Illness Diagnosis .
Homeopathy works by matching the symptoms of illness with the known symptoms of remedies. These short remedy descriptions may guide you to a remedy that can work for you, but consulting with a qualified homeopath will enhance the chances of a good match. When a close match is found the remedy will work successfully, without any side effects, or adverse reactions.
The following remedy descriptions have been taken from the Hpathy website, and a useful article by Robert Medhurst.
Worse for chewing or swallowing
Better for sipping cold water
No modalities known for this remedy
Worse after eating, at night.
Better for warmth, open air
Worse mid to late morning, cold
Better for pressure
Worse on waking, lying down, worse left side
Better for walking, cold drinks
Worse for cold, damp air
Better for warmth and dry weather
Buzzing, Crackling, Roaring
Worse from wet weather, worse at night
Better from rest
Cracking, Hissing, Roaring
Sounds like gunshots
Worse for warmth, worse at night
Better from wrapping up
Worse from heat, changing or damp weather, night
Better for motion, cold air, open air
Roaring, Rushing, Wind
Worse at night, worse from heat
Better for cold, better for rest
Humming, Ringing, Roaring, Rushing, Whizzing
Worse for warmth, early evening, right side
Better for motion, warm food and drink
Buzzing, Ringing, Roaring, Whizzing
Worse for warmth of the bed, temperature changes
Better for warm air, open air
Ringing, Cracking, Whizzing, Wind
Worse for motion, cold weather, eating
Better for warm air, dry weather, raised head
Worse for motion, night, cold
Better for dry heat
Worse from cold air and drafts, in the morning
Better for warmth, for wrapping head
Normally used clinically where there is scar tissue, or a thickening of the ear drum causes tinnitus
Medhurst says that these remedies should be used in 6C potencies, three times daily, only while the symptoms that relate specifically to the remedy are present. For any issues that don t resolve in a reasonable period of time or those that increase in severity, the services of a qualified and experienced homoeopath should be sought.
Randomised Controlled Tests (RCTs)
The evidence for homeopathy. Please note that RCTs are the third, and decidedly the least important type of evidence supporting Homeopathy as a medical therapy.
To my knowledge there have been no RCT s undertaken about the homeopathic treatment of Tinnitis
The information on this webpage represents the views and opinion of the author, based on his clinical experience, and the traditions of Homeopathy. This material is provided for information only, and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Always consult with a suitably qualified and registered Homeopath, or with a medical doctor for advice about the treatment they offer, especially in serious or life threatening medical conditions, or if you are already taking medical drugs.