Chinese Medicine believes that there are several types of tinnitus. These are related to different energetic issues associated with the energy flow and proper function of several organs including the kidney, liver, and gallbladder. There are always several ways that Traditional Chinese Medicine can repair a symptom or disease. The ancient art of Tuina can be used to relieve hearing loss and tinnitus. Tuina is oriental body work that may seem similar to massage with hard pressure hand movements on muscles or tendons combined with acupressure. Medical Qi Gong may also heal tinnitus for some people. Auricular acupuncture and scalp acupuncture are other options for treat tinnitus in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Moxa may be added as part of an overall treatment plan.
It is important to look at other factors which can cause or contribute to hearing loss and tinnitus. Heavy metal toxins can be a very big factor. These should have diagnostic testing and be treated with oral chelation or IV chelation in very severe cases. Oral chelation requires a longer period of time and is more gentle on the body. IV chelation requires electrolyte supplementation. It is important to have vitamin and antioxidants to support the body when undergoing any type of chelation. Carbonated beverages or beer may be connected with higher levels of aluminum in your body. Cigarettes may also contribute to ear ringing. Chelation may require four to nine months for the detoxification of heavy metals and toxins from your body. The use of far infrared sauna during this time can speed your detoxification process. Do not do more than two per week when taking chelation therapy. It is also important to drink pure water and flush your kidneys during this time.
Chinese Patent formulas that are useful in treating this disease include:
• Wai Gan Fen Re Xing (respiratory infection),
• Er Long Zuo Ci Wan (for aging of kidney and liver)
• Shen Jing Shai Ruo Wan (for insomnia, fatigue, insomnia, and tinnitus)
• Jiang Ya Wan (for dizziness, hypertension, and tinnitus)
• Da Bu Yin Wan (for nights sweats, hyperthyroidism, and tinnitus)
• An Shen Bu Xin Wan (for insomnia, memory, palpitations, and tinnitus)
• Shen jing Kui Xu Xing (kidney dysfunction)
• Pi Qi Xu Ruo Xing (abnormal spleen function)
The Japanese herbal formula Yoku-kan-san may be useful in treating tinnitus.
The addition of scalp acupuncture is great and may speed the healing process if the tinnitus is due to a deficiency condition. If the problem is an excess condition, body acupuncture and asian bodywork may be more effective. Try medical qi gong and qi gong for healing tinnitus, hearing loss, and eye problems.
© Dr R Stone, MD-India