Natural and Alternative Tinnitus Treatment Options

Tinnitus Treatment {introduction}

Tinnitus is characterized by a constant or lingering buzzing, ringing or clicking in the ears, which can affect daily activity. Several different factors can cause tinnitus including hearing loss, long-term exposure to loud noise, certain medications, allergies, the presence of a tumor and others.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Tinnitus.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Tinnitus

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

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Herbal Formulas

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An Shen Bu Xin Wan - Palpitations, Insomnia Herbal Formula
An Shen Bu Xin Wan - Palpitations, Insomnia Herbal Formula

Uses: Palpitations, Insomnia, Dizziness, Tinnitus. An Shen Bu Xin Wan (An Shen Bu Xin Pian) calms the nerves and promotes natural heart rhythms.  This formula helps to ease anxiety and blood deficiency...

Da Bu Yin Wan - Night Sweats, Tinnitus, Hyperthyroidism Herbal Formula
Yin Deficiency Night Sweats Herbal Formula

Uses: Night Sweats, Tinnitus, Hyperthyroidism. Da Bu Yin Wan (Da Bu Yin Pian), literally "Great Yin Nourishment Pills" in Chinese, nourishes Yin to eliminate Yin Deficiency symptoms such as...

Er Long Zuo Ci Wan - Tinnitus, Deafness Herbal Formula
Tinnitus Deafness Herbal Formula - Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

Uses: Tinnitus, Deafness.  Er Long Zuo Ci Wan/Pian.  The translation is "Pill for Deafness that is Kind to the Left [kidney]".  For liver and kidney yin deficiency with some blockage...

Jiang Ya Wan - Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula
Jiang Ya Wan - Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula

Uses: Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension. Jiang Ya Wan (Jiang Ya Pian) has an effect of lowering blood pressure. The herbal formula is used for dizziness, tinnitus and sensation of swelling in the eyes,...

Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan - Fatigue, Focus, Insomnia, Stress Herbal Formula
Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan - Fatigue, Focus, Insomnia, Stress Herbal Formula

Uses: Fatigue, Mental Focus, Insomnia, Stress Reduction.  Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan (Shen Jing Shuai Ruo Pian), is a Chinese herbal formula designed with the demands of modern western culture in mind....

Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan - Dizziness, Headache, Insomnia, Herbal Formula
Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan - Dizziness, Headache, Insomnia, Herbal Formula

Uses: Dizziness, Vertigo, Headache, Tinnitus, Insomnia, Excessive Dreaming.  Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan (Tian Ma Gou Teng Pian, Gou Teng Wan), translates as "Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula" which are the...

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan - Nightsweats, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula
ZhiBaiDiHuangWan - Nightsweats, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula

Uses: Nightsweats Tinnitus, Hypertension, Hot Flashes, Chronic Sore Throat. Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Zhi Bai Di Huang Pian, Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan, Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan, Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills) is a...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Tinnitus related articles

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Forum posts related to Tinnitus

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  • Netojose's picture
    Submitted On Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:05am
    Contributor ~ Netojose

    Dear All,

    What is the best herb/formula to treat inability to digest fat?

    Thanks a lot,



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  • harivsat's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:42pm
    Contributor ~ harivsat

    HI Sir,

    This is Harila. I would like know is there any treatment for tinnitus (cause is menier disease) ? Please let me if any treatment is there ?  Im suffering from it from past 3 and half year. I got it when i was in 8th month...

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  • gulizar's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 02/03/2013 - 4:51am
    Contributor ~ gulizar

    I had acupuncture for tinnitus.  I had a needle inserted on the side of my right foot (my left ankle bone) and that has started a strange occurrence.  I felt a sharp pain under my heel. Its like burning..I almost thought...

    Comments on this post (6)

  • Volesky's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 01/11/2013 - 9:32am
    Contributor ~ Volesky

    Are there any practitioners who have consistently gotten good results when treating tinnitus? This is one condition I have found to be incredibly difficult and unpredictable. Early stage cases seem to resolve well with acupuncture, but too often...

    Comments on this post (5)

  • msalazar's picture
    Submitted On Sat, 09/22/2012 - 3:00am
    Contributor ~ msalazar

    Hi Guys and Girls, I am new on this community and I would just like to know your say with regards to Tinnitus. I mean have you ever cured such problem.

    I do like to hear your thoughts. Please do share.

    Cheers and Happy posting :)

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  • feiwong's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 08/09/2012 - 9:09pm
    Contributor ~ feiwong

    Is it possible that I am allergic to natural herbal medicine(s)?  I have been under acupunture treatments for anxiety+depression and tinnitus since May, 2012.  During this time, I've been taking various herbal pills for tinnitus,...

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  • Undine's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 06/29/2012 - 4:16am
    Contributor ~ Undine


    I have double problems with my tinnitus. I have had acupuncutre and I have also had a TCM doctor, but they could not help me. In fact, the TCM doctor I had just changed my herb medication when it went good, which instead made the...

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  • ZeeBird's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 09/13/2011 - 9:14am
    Contributor ~ ZeeBird

    Hello and Thank you for reading. Any feedback on any healing technique would be deeply appreciated! Have a beautiful day, all. 

    Comments on this post (3)

  • elvi25's picture
    Submitted On Sat, 12/25/2010 - 8:08pm
    Contributor ~ elvi25

    my husband have a tinnitus about the year long. what points should be used to treat this condition?

    and actually  does acupancture help alone or some hearbs need to be taken as well?

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  • Jon40's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 07/04/2010 - 7:32am
    Contributor ~ Jon40

    Two months ago I suddenly developed a high pitched ringing in my head.  After a visit to the doctor I was diagnosed with tinnitus which was most likely due to stress or anxiety.  The diagnosis fits fairly well considering I work in a...

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Below you will find the Tam Healing System points for people with tinnitus and other ear problems.  These points are used within Tong Ren...

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine considers a number of causes in the case of tinnitus. Trauma, dietary habits, emotions and certain lifestyle habits can all play a role in tinnitus. Below are some of the more common causes from a TCM perspective:

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Tinnitus

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Tinnitus

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.
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    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia - TCM Herbal Formula

    Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

    The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

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    Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan - Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Zuo Gui Wan - Right Returning Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    An Shen Bu Xin Wan - Calm the Shen and Supplement the Heart Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Er Long Zuo Ci Wan - Deafness Left Supporting Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Tinnitus

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    There are no tcm herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Western Herbs and Tinnitus Medical Information

    Western herbs for Tinnitus

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    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Tinnitus - Western Medicine Information

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