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Acupuncture Treatment for Tinnitus

Acupuncture for Tinnitus

Tinnitus is defined as conscientious perception of a sound originating in the ears or nervous system. The sounds are most often described as ringing but can also be clicking, buzzing or whistling. The sound can be continuous, pulsing or intermittent.


Tinnitus can greatly interfere with the normal activities of everyday life. Often it can become worse in the evening or at night and can have detrimental affect on your ability to sleep.


There are a number of potential causes for tinnitus including ear infections, degenerative auditory nerve, neurological problems, meniere’s disease and sensorineural hearing loss.

From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, tinnitus is considered as a circulation problem around the ear, neck or shoulder region. The ears are the openings of the kidney on the body surface, and they are also important pivot locations for the meridians to communicate with each other. Traditional Chinese Medicine has effective treatment options for tinnitus. TCM practitioner believes that tinnitus is not an auditory disease, but it is often related to certain channels and particular internal organ.'

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Acupuncture and herbs can be effective traditional Chinese medicine treatments for tinnitus. In TCM hearing and the ears are governed by the kidney/ liver /gall bladder channels. These channels run throughout the body and enable the flow of energy (qi) through the system. Weakness in the kidney or  liver channel can have a disrupting effect on hearing. The use of acupuncture is based on the stimulation of specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy to re-balance the system.

The ringing, hissing and interfering sounds of tinnitus can have a major impact on your quality of life. Acupuncture and TCM can help.

If you are suffering from Tinnitus, please contact us to speak with one of our Chinese medicine practitioners and learn how we can help.

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