When severe, the buzzing, clicking, ringing, etc, sounds of tinnitus can be very debilitating and even lead to depression and suicide. When the sounds of tinnitus are mild to moderate, they may be annoying but can be more easily ignored as you go on with your life. Whatever the severity of tinnitus, it may be quite challenging to find tinnitus cures that work because this affliction which is not considered a disease but is thought to be a symptom of a deeper issue in your body, is still not fully understood.
Because tinnitus is not easily understood, there isn’t one treatment method that has been identified. You may have to try various methods that claim to be tinnitus cures to find what will work for you alone or in combination with various other therapies. While tinnitus “cures” per se do not yet exist, there are various therapies to manage tinnitus sounds.
While the causes of tinnitus remain unknown in most cases, chronic and emotional stress has been blamed for the development of tinnitus as well as the worsening of the signs and symptoms of tinnitus.
Biofeedback for Tinnitus
As mentioned, one of the common triggers for tinnitus is believed to be chronic stress and biofeedback is a relaxation technique that is used in order to reduce stress and anxiety that is very often associated with tinnitus development or the worsening of the symptoms of tinnitus.
Biofeedback seeks to change your response to tinnitus without necessarily altering this affliction. Sometimes our response to the sounds of tinnitus can make this condition worse. Becoming annoyed, frustrated, depressed, suicidal, etc can make this affliction bigger that it is. Learning how to relax can help.
With biofeedback, you will discover and learn how to control your bodily responses to stress. Biofeedback treatment which can be administered in a hospital, medical center, etc, uses electrodes as well as other sensors that are applied to various parts of the body by the therapist.
These electrodes and sensors are also attached to various devices that can monitor your responses and then give you auditory or visual feedback.
Biofeedback will teach you how to produce various positive changes in your bodily functions including how to raise your skin temperature or lower your blood pressure which all represent signs of relaxation. The therapist may also use other relaxation methods to enable you to become even more calmer and relaxed. The relaxation techniques can also slow heart rate and reduce muscle tension which also help to create calm and relaxation.
Will biofeedback work for you? It could but like many other treatment methods for tinnitus, what may work for one, may not necessarily work for another. You may have to try it out for yourself. Biofeedback like any other treatment method is not necessarily for everyone with tinnitus especially if you have very loud, persistent sounds.
It may work better for mild or moderate tinnitus patients. While it is not a tinnitus cure, the state of relaxation and calm brought about by this method can help to draw your attention away from the sounds making them less noticeable and bothersome. If you experience no change in your response after several biofeedback sessions, you may want to try another therapy.
As you can see, as is the case with many so-called tinnitus “cures”, they only seek to either mask or reduce your response to the sounds but do not eliminate the sounds. In order to eliminate the sounds for good, you may want to try the holistic approach such as the one documented in the Tinnitus Miracle guide. Learn more about this holistic approach to tinnitus treatment and prevention by clicking here.