Treating tinnitus with acupuncture is dependent on the reasoning for tinnitus, although acupuncture can be very effective in treating this problem. Find out how to treat health problems through alternative medicine with help from an acupuncture physician in this free video on acupuncture and tinnitus.
Hi, my name is Bob Linde, I'm an acupuncture physician and registered herbalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, I'm going to talk to you about using acupuncture for tinnitus. And you may also be familiar with this, some people pronounce it tinnitus and some people just talk about the ringing in their ears. And acupuncture can be a very effective protocol to address it. But there's many, many different reasons, why somebody might get tinnitus. Anything from high blood pressure to anxiety, to even adverse reactions to a variety of prescription drugs. And sometimes something as simple as Aspirin, can cause some ringing in the ears. So, it's very important that your acupuncture physician does a full medical history. And ascertains exactly why you're getting that particular ringing in your ears or Tinnitus. So, once we go ahead and ascertain, what's going on. And you've find a qualified acupuncture physician in your area through an organization like NCCAOM. Which is the licensing board for acupuncturists in this country. We can go ahead and we can swab our point and sterilize it. There's a really great, there's actually three points, right here by the ear. All of which are as effective for all types of tinnitus. But then, there's a few other points that we would use, based on a specific issue that's going on or, reason why they're getting it. So, we an go ahead and get some single- use. And this point's one of the unique points on the body, that you can only access it, with the mouth open. So, go ahead and open your mouth, and that opens up the point for us. And we're going to just tap that in, and you can relax your mouth, thank you. There's actually two points in the body like that. There's one on the wrist, as well as the ones in the ear. That only can be accessed, if the person either twists their wrist a certain way, or in this case, opens their mouth. So, it's one of the more unique points in the body, right there. So, normally we will leave the needles in, anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. And in this case, we'd probably leave them in, the average about 20 minutes. So, once we've gone ahead and put those needles in, the patient who's rested for about 20 minutes. We can go ahead and remove that point. So, go ahead and open your mouth, again and we'll put that one out. The cotton ball really, we say, is to keep the Chi in. More than it is to deal with any kind of blood or any thing that might be an issue there. So, once we've worked on this, usually with a couple of treatments. The application of the appropriate herbal formula and some diet and lifestyle adjustments. We can often times have very good success with things like tinnitus. So, this is Bob Linde in St. Petersburg, Florida, talking to you about acupuncture for tinnitus. So, please make an appointment with your local herbalist soon.