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Tinnitus problem


Hello, I will start some acupuncture this upcoming Monday, I tried acupuncture in the past and it worked like a charm, but I tried in Korea, which is really good, here in my home country, haven’t tried yet, but I have no choice.

I have some kind of double tinnitus, I think it might be connected with Kidney or the salivary glands, cause they hurt frequently, im changing all my life in order to make this gone. I only have one ear, cause I born partial deaf, and I must take care of my only ear ofc.

Thanks for reading me.


Well certainly tinnitus can be treated with acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine, but it is often a chronic condition that come and go over a persons lifetime. Proper treatment relies entirely on proper diagnosis. Two of the most common patterns would be kidney yin deficiency or liver yang rising. Dietary and lifestyle changes that would be helpful would be guided by which diagnosis your practitioner finds that you have. That said, please don’t associate your physical “kidneys” with the kidney system in Chinese Medicine too closely - see “My Kidneys are What?” for more on that.


Hello chad, Today I will go to acupunture, for the past 5 years I’ve been just in front of a computer, guess that lifestyle its not good, what’s ur reccomendation to start a new life change?

thanks for ur answer tho.


hello everyone
i can only agree with all that has been written
also just incase don’t forget that a chronic perforated eardrum give strong signs of tinitus

kind regards



Hi. Re your statement, Chad, that tinnitus can be treated with acupuncture - I went to community acupuncture for a variety of minor, non-debilitating problems, including slight hissing-type sounds in one ear, and the Dr. there said that acupuncture can’t deal with that. She meant in general; she wasn’t talking about me in particular.


@MoiAussi, and what is your point exactly? Clearly I disagree clinically as I’ve treated it many times with excellent results. Further my previous posts include treatment protocols, supporting theory, etc. Those wouldn’t exist if practitioners haven’t been treating tinnitus for generations. Personally, I would see a different practitioner. But regardless, I’d like to know what in your response was valuable to the original poster in this thread in your personal opinion? Why take everyone’s time with a response like this? At least include why they thought they couldn’t help tinnitus…


@Chad: “What is [my] point exactly?” you asked.

My point was that, obviously, some practitioners are either ignorant or incompetent, passing out incorrect information. Wouldn’t readers of yinyanghouse, including Mr. Gomez, want to be aware of this. The topic was tinnitus & acupuncture and I was passing along my own experience - what is wrong with telling of my own experience.

I was not told why tinnitus was supposedly incurable by acupuncture. I am hoping that Mr. Gomez can get all the help needed and be cured.


@MoiAussi - there was nothing “obvious” at all that you were implying that the practitioner you spoke with was “ignorant or incompetent” . You stated nothing like that in your post. Had you written something along those lines in your reply it would have been a clearer post - i.e. to be cautious of practitioners who say they can’t treat tinnitus, as some in your experience have, and that I wish you the best in pursuit of what you find will help, please report back with how your treatment goes… Something like that spells out a much clearer intention.

As it was written, it honestly just seemed like a baiting and negative response that had no value whatsoever to the original poster nor was it implied anywhere in the post that you were hopeful that the original poster would “get all the help needed and be cured”. Read as it was written it said - “Chad said it could be helped, my practitioner said it couldn’t” - not enough context there you would agree.

So thanks for clarifying what you were saying and the intent behind. Thinking through the posts more before submitting them is important to maintain a healthy community website. Accordingly, we watch these discussions closely.


I’ve read that if treated with acupuncture that tinnitus stands a good chance of being cured if dealt with within the first 6 months… Obviously with a perforated eardrum that wouldn’t work. I have worked on this problem with someone that had it their whole life. The best we could do was to lower the sound and that worked fantastically.She also cut out dairy which produces mucus and clogs up the sinus’


I’ve treated many more cases than just acute - although, yes, they are easier to resolve. Really, most of the cases I see are long term (10 years +) and they will resolve. It can take from 3 months to about 1.5 years however of treatment depending on the underlying health issues.

The perforated eardrum does not mean that they -have- to have tinnitus - it’s just somewhat likely. That said, most perforated eardrums will heal on their own, so it’s usually not a long term contributing factor.


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