I have just joined this forum as I have been suffering from Tinnitus for about three weeks. It is the form where I can hear the sound of my pulse in my left ear. I have visited an ENT Specialist, who has found nothing visibly wrong and I am currently awaiting an MRI Scan. Meanwhile, the noise is driving me mad and, as I am off on vacation in a couple of days time and was obviously not going to get any results or treatment before then, I decided to visit a TCM Practitioner yesterday (5th June, 2009).
He did an examination and recommended Acupuncture, which he then performed. I must admit I had not done a great deal of research about this and did not realise that it consisted of a series of treatments, rather than a single treatment. Following the session, he then recommended a course of 8/10 treatments. He had no English, so this was all translated by his assistant.
At one point she said that I needed to continue with the sessions, or the condition could get worse. Puzzled, I questioned this, asking whether having only one session could, in fact, make the condition worse. It then seemed that the problem was in the translation as she smiled and said, "No, No, never worse".
However, today I woke with the worst Tinnitus I had ever had. In particular the pitch had moved up and it now seemed to be in the surrounding bone!
Is this just a co-incidence, or could it be related to the treatment? I am most concerned as I am due to travel in two days time, so have no time now to remedy anything!
Any help/guidance would be appreciated.