Can acupuncture cure tinnitus?

Tinnitus is something which reminds you that life is not always plain sailing.
It also robs you of absolute peace and quiet, because that’s when it is noisiest.
Accupunture could alleviate it, but I’m sure it wouldn’t in itself cure it, ad tinnitus is an effect, and before the effect goes, we must find the cause.
See?
Difficult one that.
Good luck

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14 thoughts on “Can acupuncture cure tinnitus?

  1. Paul B

    Personally I'm sceptical of acupuncture and reiki, but I know several people who swear by it – including my mother. She was cursed with terrible migraines for years, but hasn't had one since going for acupuncture treatment.

    But to be more specific to your question, apparently acupuncture can be used for all sorts of ailments – both physical and mental. The most important point to remember is that there are no side effects, so a worst case scenario is that the tinnitus won't be cured. It certainally won't be made any worse.

    Good luck!
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  2. minty359

    People with chronic tinnitus without an easily treatable cause, are encouraged not to listen for their tinnitus and aim to concentrate on other things.

    If the hearing is impaired, wearing a hearing aid often helps by "masking out" the problem sound with the amplified external signal. In much the same way, special devices (that look like hearing aids) are used as part of tinnitus retraining treatment. These produce particular sounds to mask out the noise of the tinnitus which is accompanied with training to help block out the annoying aspects of tinnitus.

    The psychological attitude that you have towards your tinnitus is crucial and people with a positive attitude to dealing with it tend to find it more manageable.

    Depression or anxiety can make tinnitus more of a problem and treatment of these conditions may help bring some relief. A range of other treatments including dietary supplements, electromagnetic stimulation and medicines (including antiepileptics and anti-sickness drugs) have been tried, but their effectiveness has not be proven.

    Complementary therapy
    Any therapy that promotes relaxation and a sense of wellbeing may be useful in relieving tinnitus or the distress it causes. Techniques include yoga, the Alexander technique, meditation, hypnosis and acupuncture. The herbal remedy ginkgo biloba is promoted as a cure for tinnitus but good-quality scientific studies have shown it does not work any better than a placebo (dummy treatment).
    References :
    http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/Mosby_factsheets/Tinnitus.html

  3. Dr Frank

    Sraight no!

    If the condition has been prolonged and you have seen an ENT surgeon, I promise he had no motive for hiding a cure from you! Unfortunately he will have advised you there isn't one. Masking or surgical ablation are the only options.
    References :
    GP for more years than I care to remember

  4. dog'n'2cats

    Fortunately, conventional medicine does not have a monopoly on peoples health as there are things on offer to help – one of which is acupuncture. It is the right thing for some people – remember that it's the individual at work here! I do hope that it works for you – I've referred many cases to my colleague who is an acupuncturist & he's had great successes.
    References :
    Nurse. Registered Homoeopath

  5. Dream-Maker

    Tinnitus is something which reminds you that life is not always plain sailing.
    It also robs you of absolute peace and quiet, because that's when it is noisiest.
    Accupunture could alleviate it, but I'm sure it wouldn't in itself cure it, ad tinnitus is an effect, and before the effect goes, we must find the cause.
    See?
    Difficult one that.
    Good luck
    References :
    Neil French MIAH author, consultant and lecturer

  6. Avatar of jeffekinsjeffekins

    I’m currently doing acupuncture. I have my third treatment coming up. My hearing problems and tinnitus have caused me bad headaches, stress, dizziness, and insomnia as well. I’m sure one way to alleviate tinnitus is to treat other ailments and conditions that I have or that tinnitus is causing, so acupuncture can only help my situation as of now. It’s been a good experience thus far.
    Wishing you all well, and to silent times,
    -Jeff




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