Do you have a home remedy for tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be caused due to aging, exposure to loud noises, allergy, blood circulation problems or any head or neck injury all of which causes damage to the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Constant noise of varying pitch in the ear or both ears is quite annoying and distracting.

  1. Avoid exposure to loud noises.
  2. Keep your blood pressure in check, decrease intake of salt, tobacco, alcohol, oily/fatty foods, sugar, cola, tea, coffee and caffeinated beverages as they might aggravate the problem.
  3. Chewing dried fruits helps to increase blood circulation in the ear area.
  4. Avoid stress and exercise regularly for better blood circulation in your body.
  5. Learn to ignore the noise and divert your mind in other things of your interest. Consult a (specialist) otolaryngologist to investigate the cause as the treatment will follow after knowing the exact cause.

answered by S P

When vitiated Vata accumulates in audio nerves (sound carrying micro-channels in brain),then the patient perceives various types of sound;this disease is known as pranada or Karnanada(ringing in the ears) in Ayurveda theory.

Vacha (Acorus calamus) oil nasya, has a powerful effect in calming and balancing the Prana Vata which causes tinnitus. An sesame oil in which calamus root is boiled on low fire is taken nasally, five drops per nostril, at night and in the morning. The nasya should be warmed to body temperature before administration. nasya helps to nourish the senses to eliminate excess vata from senses Though nasya should be administered by a Vaidya (ayurvedic doctor), one can learn it from him and then it becomes home remedy.

Head massage and foot massage, wherein the soles of the feet are massaged with warm sesame oil, has a specific effect in reducing the noise in the ear. At bedtime, warm sesame oil should be applied to the soles of the feet and also to the scalp. This treatment rapidly normalizes the prana vata.

Ear drops: To calm the vata in the ears, ten drops of warm sesame oil is applied daily to each ear. The oil is allowed to remain in the first ear for five or ten minutes, then that ear is cleaned, and the same procedure is followed with the other ear, with the patient lying on the other side. Typically, this treatment should alleviate tinnitus, and most other symptoms of vata, within eight to ten days.

Consumption of caffeine, nicotine, or cocaine can exacerbate tinnitus, as also excess TV viewing, Computers, or sleeping near an equipment emitting RF field. Avoid too much exposure to loud noises, music, speakers, and professional activities which involve high frequency sounds.

answered by S B

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