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Acupuncture is an Excellent Treatment for Tinnitus That Produces Immediate Results

We all heard the saying “actions speak louder than words.” This proverb is especially true if you literally have a hard time hearing, which is true for people who are deaf or suffering from a hearing condition known as tinnitus.

For certain reasons, tinnitus is affecting more and more people all over the world over the years. This has led to more research and development of treatments for it. However, there is one very effective tinnitus treatment that is often overlooked but has been used for in China and many parts of East Asia for thousands of years: that treatment is acupuncture

What is Tinnitus and What Causes It?

A lot of individuals who are really concerned about tinnitus have been asking their doctors how this condition develops and what are the symptoms related to it. Basically, tinnitus is a condition where a person hears a loud irritating, fizzing, and/or ringing sound inside the ear over a long period of time.

The factors that may cause tinnitus are nothing but exposure to noise (usually, very high pitch ones) and fatigue. The world we live in today is moving at a very fast pace. The songs that the youth of today play on their iphones or mp3 players are played at very high volumes. These gadgets are huge contributors for the development of this condition.

Doctors often warn people using ear plugs or earphones that are jacked into their mobile devices not to pump up the volume too much as it may lead to tinnitus or worse, may cause permanent damage to their hearing. Very high pitched noise can lead to an imbalance in the brain and to the other systems in the body.

In the United States, a survey was conducted showing that the more than half of the total population in this country is exposed to loud high pitched noise and therefore, is at high risk for tinnitus. This is the reason why the number of people who sought treatments for tinnitus has exploded in recent years.

One of the most unique and best treatments for tinnitus is acupuncture. This treatment has been around for thousands of years and is used to treat tinnitus and a wide range of conditions.

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Tinnitus

Developed and used in China and other parts of East Asia for over, 4,000 years, acupuncture is a treatment that can help restore balance to the various systems of the body. Since tinnitus is a form of imbalance in hearing caused by certain loud noises or by fatigue, acupuncture is a great treatment that can help relax or invigorate a person and enhance blood flow to the brain and the auditory system to improve both the function of the brain and the hearing ability of the person.

Most people suffering from tinnitus live in developed and developing countries and because time is precious for people in these countries, immediate cure of their problems is what most of them usually demand Fortunately, acupuncture can produce immediate results, which is why it is one of the most sought after treatments for tinnitus.

Tinnitus acupuncture treatment in Bellingham involves a systematic procedure that takes into consideration the imbalances between the Chinese medicine concepts of yin and yang. Yin is the force associated with the negative principle and usually represents the cooling energy or water aspects of the body. Yang, on the other hand, represents positive energy and is associated with the body’s fire energy.

In the case of tinnitus, an imbalance in the body develops in which the yin is deficient while yang is on the rise. To help resolve this imbalance, the acupuncturist inserts needles into specific points on the patient’s skin that can help improve the flow of energy and blood to the affected parts of the body helping restore balance to yin and yang, which then leads to the treatment of tinnitus. Besides treating tinnitus, the patient can feel either relaxed or reenergized after undergoing acupuncture.

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