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Acupuncture for Tinnitus

April 9, 2014

Fortunately for tinnitus patients, there are many kinds of treatments to cure this vexing condition. This article will focus only on traditional acupuncture, a proven therapy that works for a lot of tinnitus patients, as seen in numerous studies.

We will see what acupuncture treatment for tinnitus is all about and the processes that the patient needs to undergo to cure tinnitus. Hopefully, this article will give you a much more coherent understanding regardless of tinnitus treatment using acupuncture if you are considering acupuncture or not for your condition.

Before anything else, it is important to ascertain if you have tinnitus or not. A lot of individuals go see their doctor to figure out if they merely have accumulated wax in their ears or other kinds of ear problems. After the doctor has ascertained that you are indeed suffering from tinnitus, then the next thing he needs to figure out is what type of tinnitus you have.

For certain people with tinnitus, the main thing they hear is their pulse or beating of their heart.  This type of tinnitus is referred to as pulsatile tinnitus.  In certain occasions, individuals will endure sleepless nights due to the disturbing ringing noise constantly ringing noise in their ears.  This problem directly affects their life, especially their work and performance. This also affects their mood making them experience worries, anxiety, depression; sometimes, they may even end up being suicidal.

These factors make it imperative to know the severity of your tinnitus and the only way to figure this out is to consult with your doctor. You need to be aware of every bit of information you have of your condition so that you may also know what measures you need to use to best deal with your condition. Now that you are sure that you are suffering from tinnitus, and also know what kind of tinnitus it is, you can then consider going to an acupuncturist to have it treated the natural way.  This time, it is important that you search for an acupuncture clinic near your area. You also need to be sure that the acupuncturist you choose is a licensed practitioner who can truly and effectively treat your ear problem.

Acupuncture is a natural type of medical treatment and the treatment process usually entails more than one session of therapy. Acupuncture is an on going process where results may be seen after weeks or even months; moreover, the more serious your tinnitus is, the longer will be your treatment.  You need to be patient when you decide to go for acupuncture treatment.

Besides the need for patience, having a good attitude towards acupuncture is also important. When you come in for treatment, you need to be relaxed to enable yourself to receive optimal benefits from the treatment.  Studies have shown that relaxation and an optimistic way of thinking can provide the best positive impact in treating tinnitus using acupuncture.

One of the biggest problems about acupuncture is the use of needles. A lot of people are reluctant to go for acupuncture treatment mainly because they are scared of the thought of needles being inserted at certain parts of their body. The thing about the needles is that they are ten times smaller than the conventional needles used in hospitals to draw blood, or inject fluids. Therefore, these acupuncture needles do not really cause any pain at all when they are inserted in a person’s body.

Finally, acupuncture for the treatment of tinnitus does not guarantee that your tinnitus will be fully cured.  There are indeed instances were acupuncture has completely cured patients of their tinnitus but there are also cases were acupuncture has not been successful in resolving the symptoms.  Acupuncture can help treat your tinnitus but it may or may not be able to cure it.


Dale Roach, MD,L.Ac
178 Myrtle Blvd
Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: 914-562-5748