Acupuncture is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been found effective for many diseases and conditions. Acupuncture for tinnitus is commonly used by tinnitus sufferers especially those who have obtained no relief from using conventional treatment methods. Will acupuncture work for you?
What is Acupuncture?
Various holistic practices believe that imbalance or disharmony in the body, mind and spirit open the gates of sickness and disease. Wellness is usually brought about by harmony and balance in these areas after making important changes in your lifestyle, habits, nutrition, etc.
Acupuncture which is an ancient alternative treatment method in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) continues to grow in popularity that even some medical doctors are incorporating acupuncture into their practices.
Chinese philosophy is of the belief that qi (pronounced “chee”) is the life force which flows all around us but flows through the body through 12 specific meridians (channels or energy pathways) that connect the major organs in the body which are in charge of different functions in the body.
Disharmony and imbalance leading to various diseases and conditions results from blockages in these energy pathways. Energy is blocked according to TCM due to growth (including emotional and spiritual growth) that is out of control or stifled that then goes on to block the energy of the various organs.
The aim of TCM through acupuncture as well as other components of TCM such as Chinese herbalism and so forth is to help the body to heal itself by allowing the free flow of qi.
Qi represents two equal but opposite forces known as yin (cold) and yang (heat). Creating balance or harmony in the body with TCM requires the reduction of too much heat or cold. The TCM practitioner works with you to create a state of harmony and balance of the yin and yang in your body.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbalism are commonly used together but can be used separately.
When using acupuncture for tinnitus, the acupuncturist will help to bring about healing and balance by locating the energy blockages and then inserting fine needles into specific points in order to eliminate the blockages and restore the proper flow of qi which can help bring about health and eliminate the noises of tinnitus.
Can acupuncture for tinnitus work for you? It is possible but is probably most effective for mild or moderate tinnitus. It may be ineffective with severe tinnitus symptoms. But truthfully, effectiveness or ineffectiveness of this alternative treatment method can only be known after trying this method out as is the case with most if not all tinnitus treatment methods whether conventional or alternative.
Some acupuncturists believe that there are certain ponts on the body that can help to treat as well as prevent the noises associated with tinnitus by targeting blockages in certain body parts. Stimulating these points can help to normalize energy flow throughout the body and help provide relief from the various symptoms of tinnitus.
It is important to remember that using acupuncture for tinnitus may take up to six months before you note whether this treatment method is effective or not so be patient.
Acupuncture does not hurt but you may feel pinpricks as the needles are inserted into various parts (acupoints) on the body to stimulate them.
Acupuncture for tinnitus is definitely a treatment method for you to consider especially if other conventional treatment methods prove ineffective. For other alternative treatment methods that may work for you to treat and prevent tinnitus signs and symptoms, click here.