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How effective is acupuncture in stopping tinnitus?

Marco Di Bonaventura (King Of Prussia, PA) on Sep 17, 2012
Tinnitus cases vary from person to person. Generally, acupuncture is effective for the treatment of tinnitus. A consultation and evaluation would be required.
Eti Domb-Kodama (San Diego, CA) on Sep 17, 2012
It is usually effective unless the tinnitus comes from structural damage to the ear that cannot be repaired. Most cases of tinnitus I have treated have responded very well to treatment with acupuncture and herbs. A differential diagnosis is required to determine the cause of the tinnitus.
Chris Miranda (Franklin Square, NY) on Sep 17, 2012
it depends on the case. It may decrease and slow the progression. it may give temporary relief.
Kathleen Rosenblatt (Los Angeles, CA) on Sep 17, 2012
Tinnitus is bearable but it is the tip of a future iceberg so it's important to treat. What it means is the energy is rising in the body, setting off the sound nerves in the ear. As we age, ALL of us have energy rising, like the heat rising in a room. I constantly pull it down with acupuncture on leg points to calm hot headaches, heartburn, etc. on the upper half, and warm up cold feet, varicose veins, backaches, and sexual cycles below. If untreated, then strokes or other explosions happen in the upper reaches. I have had good results treating tinnitus, and it represents more than just calming sounds down in the ear. It represents a longer healthier life!
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Jan 7, 2013
Yes! Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with tinnitus. However, we do NOT simply focus on the tinnitus. Your practitioner will want to treat the root cause. This can be a vitamin deficiency, a weak organ or nerve damage. Eastern Medicine has treated billions of patients for thousands of years. Pharmacological drugs and steroids are not the only option. Side effects, dependency and not treating the ROOT cause and only the symptoms is not the way to cure these problems. Don't be surprised if your Doctor brings up your diet and will probably recommend some diet changes. Make sure you go to a Licensed Acupuncturist (not certified) that has graduated from at least a Masters Degree program. Every state is different and some require little to no exams or training.
Kerry Kott (Odessa, FL) on Oct 15, 2012
Acupuncture is very effective in treating tinnitus. It works at addressing the underlying condition and healing the body from within.
Michele Louiselle (Bradenton, FL) on Oct 15, 2012
Yes acupuncture can help with Tinnitus as well as Nutritional supplements as we often see nutritional deficiencies around this type of health concern.
Dale Tope (Pflugerville, TX) on Oct 14, 2012
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be very effective in the treatment of tinnitus. The treatment would be based on an assessment and determination in Traditional Chinese Medicine terms on the root cause of your symptoms. We don't just treat the symptoms, but the root cause to eliminate both the immediate discomfort, and its source.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
Tinnitus or ear ringing is commonly treated with acpuncture with excellent results.
Adi Barad (Winnetka, IL) on Oct 14, 2012
Acupuncture can alleviate some of the symptoms of tinnitus,on a case to case basis, though it is very hard to get a complete reduction of symptoms. I would be happy to offer you a free phone consultation. You can reach me at: 847-922-4039 Thank you, Adi Barad,LAc.
Jason Bussell (Wilmette, IL) on Oct 14, 2012
My brother is an ENT and he sends me some tinnitus patients, because there is nothing that Western medicine can do for it. In our practice, we have helped about 90% of of tinnitus patients.
Charles Sylvester (Webster, NY) on Oct 6, 2012
Acupuncture is extremely effective in the treatment of tinnitus. However, the results vary depending on how advanced the tinnitus actually is. The chances of acupuncture being extremely effective in the case of an elderly person with tinnitus is significantly less than in the case of a younger person. Tinnitus typically falls into the category of Kidney Yin Deficiency within the confines of Chinese Medicine although Liver Yin Deficiency and Liver Fire are close seconds in terms of main causes. When the Kidney Yin is deficient the following signs and symptoms will more than likely manifest themselves: dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, low back pain, weak knees, constipation, malar flushing, night sweats, palmar heat, insomnia and dry throat. As you may know, Yin and Yang are mutually exclusive and dependent on each other. Without one there can be none. In the case of tinnitus, the Live Yin is deficient and must therefore be supplemented. At the same time, the Liver Yang must also be supplemented since they are mutually exclusive and what you do to one you must also do to the other. I hope this helped and did not confuse you. If you have any other questions or need some clarification please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you.
Min Choi (Los Angeles, CA) on Oct 2, 2012
Tinnitus comes from many different causes. Majority of patient who is experiencing Tinnitus suffers from severe stress which leads to weakness of body condition. In Chinese Medicine, we combine Acupuncture Treatment and Herbal Supplement/Medicine in order to maximize patient's immune system and help release the muscle. Once patient overcome this period, patient will likely suffer less from tinnitus.
Portia Zheng (Sunnyvale, CA) on Oct 2, 2012
This should give you TCM(traditional Chinese Medicine)diagnosis first,Then give you treatment with acupuncture and herbs. please connect to me Portia
Daniel Haun (Oceanside, CA) on Oct 1, 2012
How effective is acupuncture in stopping tinnitus? In Chinese medicine, we characterize tinnitus in two ways, one that sounds like a low continuous tone and another that is more like a roaring, hissing sound that has been compared with that of cicadas make on a hot summer night. The latter often corresponds to a sudden onset and is more easily treatable with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The former type, that is with the low tones, is more chronic and therefore harder to treat.
Kim Vandeveer (Rohnert Park, CA) on Oct 1, 2012
its pretty effective depends on the condition of the individual and what other things are going on with them. Some ppl it took a few treatments and other it might take longer it all depends on what caused it and and age etc
Carrie Cimperman (Temecula, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
In my practice, and experience Acupuncture can be helpful for tinnitus in its beginning stages. But if its chronic it is very hard to treat successfully. I've had more success with vertigo than with tinnitus. Less success with tinnitus symptoms that are over a 6 months old.
Portia Barnblatt (San Francisco, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Depends on what is the cause of tinnitus. For tge most cases, Acupuncture is very effective.
Katalin Csoka (Mission Viejo, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Very. Just find the RIGHT practitioner.
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Acupuncture/moxibustion/herbal medicine etc. are possible helpful for such condition. Tt is not easy! Please contact me via phone (626) 288-1199. Dr. Kexin Bao. L.Ac., Ph.D.
Serena Bordes (Boca Raton, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
Thank you for your inquiry. Tinnitus is very common and OFTEN treated successfully using acupuncture. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treat the root of the imbalances of the body, not just masking the symptoms. I encourage you to give acupuncture a try to see how beneficial it can be for tinnitus and overall wellness. Please feel free to make an appointment at your earliest convenience. Warmly, Dr. Serena Bordes Acucare Healing Center Boca Raton, FL
Soon Pak (Bayside, NY) on Sep 28, 2012
Unfortunately, not very much especially if it is chronic.
Shohreh Younessian Pedouim (Los Angeles, CA) on Sep 28, 2012
First you should know the reason or the cause of tinnitus. in general acupuncture is very effective for tinnitus. in fact I do auricular acupuncture on my patients for different conditions, (as you might know we points for all over the body on the ears) ,many times after the treatment patient would say to me that she/he had had tinnitus and it was gone. if you are old with tinnitus the treatment is different from young people who listen to loud music or work as a musician or have job in industries with loud noises. making yourself too tired no matter of young age or old age may cause tinnitus.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Sep 28, 2012
Yes it is, but need to know more info about your case, it is high pitch,low pitch, take your pulses,etc. We offer free consultation,feel free to call us
Bill Rice (West Palm Beach, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
Tinnitus can be a very difficult condition to treat. If someone tells you that they can cure it I would RUN... because there are no great solutions for tinnitus. In the office, we use a change in diet and acupuncture and it does help at times, but not always. You'd have to try a series of 8-12 treatments and see if it works for you. It's worth a try, as tinnitus can be disabling at times.