A tinnitus remedy with just my thumb and middle finger? Yes, but in fact, it is a method to help lower stress, one of the underlying causes of tinnitus. If you can remove stress, you can help alleviate tinnitus: thus a tinnitus remedy. Here, you’ll learn how to use this special technique to help relieve your tinnitus.
Stress and Tinnitus
One of the common causes of tinnitus is stress / anxiety. And one of the reasons for being in a stressed or anxious state is your central nervous system has triggered a ‘fight or flight’ situation, a ‘red alert’.
This is a natural primeval state in which your senses are heightened, so you can react very quickly to danger. In modern life however, this can happen if there’s no physical danger, but when there’s a ‘perceived’ problem. This could be a simple as always worrying about work, bills, family, etc.
In this heightened state, all your senses, including your hearing, become extremely sensitive. So that as well as hearing external sounds you may’hear’ sounds from inside your mind and body. In flip side, your hearing is too sensitive. The sounds you hear we state are the symptoms of tinnitus. You have to find a way to let go, relax and so ‘desensitise’ your hearing back to normal.
The Technique as a Natural Tinnitus Remedy
Sit comfortably in a room by yourself, or even lie down in bed. There should be no distractions. Close your eyes and relax using controlled breathing.
Now think of a very happy, but relaxing, situation in your past: one where you’re totally relaxed, happy, content and serene. Keep re-living the moment and at the same time press your thumb and middle finger of your hands together and hold for a few seconds. Repeat this exercise many times. You can even replicate daily.
Now next time you feel stress or anxiety coming on, just press the identical thumb and middle finger together. The association of this calm you visualised with the physical action should reduce or stop the stress from accumulating and so help lower your tinnitus. It may take several practices to get it right.
Other Causes of Tinnitus
This technique helps where tinnitus is caused by stress or anxiety. But there are several other causes like, inner ear / auditory nerve damage, noise-damaged hearing, head injury, whiplash, meniere’s disease, otosclerosis, blocked eustachian tube, hypertension, and allergies, etc.
Typical Mainstream Tinnitus Remedies
Mainstream treatments using drugs, hearing aids, tinnitus sound maskers, biofeedback, counselling, etc. ), tend to address the issue by masking the signs or teaching you how you can deal with your tinnitus. That’s the huge majority of tinnitus victims (93%) never get relief. And that is why an increasing number of sufferers are now using natural tinnitus remedies.
Natural Tinnitus Remedies
By their very nature, natural remedies for tinnitus do not use drugs. They are based on things like dietary changes, lifestyle changes, natural supplements, herbs, special exercises and techniques. They are generally directed at addressing the underlying causes, not just the symptoms. Researching and trying out these different solutions to get the tinnitus remedy that meets your needs might be well worth the time spent.