3 Remedies to Tinnitus
Besides seeking medical treatment, there are three other ways to improve tinnitus.
● Massage the below acupuncture points on hands and ears to increase circulation
Hegu point: On the back of the hand, in the depression between the first and second metacarpal bones at the base of the thumb and index finger, and more towards the index finger.
Yifeng point: In the depression at the base of the ear behind the earlobe.
Ermen point: In the depression in front of the upper part of the antilobium, when opening the mouth.
Tinggong point: In the depression in front of the middle of the antilobium, when opening the mouth.
Tinghui point: In the depression in front of the lower part of the antilobium, when opening the mouth.
Dr. Xu said that when patients have time, they can also massage their entire ears, and rub and press around them.
For tinnitus caused by aging or fatigue, the patient can press the below acupuncture points to replenish the fluids in their kidneys, qi (vital energy), and blood.
Zusanli point: Four finger-breadths directly below the knee on the outer side of the leg.
Taixi point: In the depression between the tip of the medial malleolus and Achilles tendon.
Fuliu point: On the inner side of the calf, three horizontal finger-breadths above Taixi point.
Qihai point: About two finger-breadths below the navel.
Guanyuan point: About four finger-breadths below the navel.
The time period between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. is when the liver and bile meridians circulate. So this is an important time for the body to recover. It is best to go to bed at 10:30 p.m.
“I always ask my patients to sleep at the right time first, and then sleep to the fullest,” Dr. Xu said. According to him, sleeping at the right time is even more important than the number of hours one sleeps. Sleeping for seven to eight hours is also important to improve tinnitus, especially when it is caused by fatigue or sleep disorders. Sleeping at the right time and sleeping enough can also prevent organs from aging, and indirectly solve the problem of the hearing organ aging.
He stressed that sleep is very important, and nowadays many inexplicable diseases are related to lack of sleep and unreleased emotional stress.
3. Do appropriate exercises
Regularly exercising not only helps release stress, but also promotes systematic circulation. When people are tired, their circulation becomes poor, and tinnitus begins to appear.
In addition, in the case where tinnitus is caused by gastroesophageal reflux, patients should avoid stimulating foods such as caffeinated beverages, tobacco, and alcohol.