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Homeopathy for Tinnitus



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The author gives indications for some homeopathic remedies useful in Tinnitus.

Tinnitus, noises that occur in the ear rather than in the outside environment, chronically affects around 10 to 20% of the population. It arises as a result of injury to the ear, all forms of otitis, a blocked eustacian tube, otosclerosis, middle ear tumors or Meniere’s disease. It can also be related to the use of various pharmaceutical drugs, circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, thyroid disease and head injury. It’s usually a symptom of disease rather than a disease itself and causes a significant level of misery in those who have to endure it.

Cochlear implants in those with hearing loss may help, as can hearing aids. Playing background music to mask the tinnitus is often used and “tinnitus maskers” are also available. Unfortunately, few people using these measures experience substantial relief.

Tinnitus can be reduced in some people by acupuncture, the use of magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B3 and B12, choline, gingko, prickly ash and black cohosh, but the condition is notoriously difficult to treat.

Whilst there’s been no clinical trial confirmation of the effectiveness of homeopathy for this problem, a number of practitioners have seen significant relief provided by the following remedies.

Remedy Sounds heard Modalities/ Comments
Baryta mur.
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
  • Worse for chewing or swallowing
  • Better for sipping cold water
Chenopodium ant.
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
No modalities known for this remedy
China
  • Humming,Ringing
  • Singing
  • Worse after eating, at night, Better for warmth, open air
China sal. Unknown No modalities known for this remedy
Chinin sulph
  • Ringing
  • Worse mid to late morning, cold
  • Better for pressure
Coccus
  • Cracking
  • Worse on waking, lying down, worse left side
  • Better for walking, cold drinks
Dulcamara
  • Buzzing
  • Worse for cold, damp air
  • Better for warmth and dry weather
Elaps
  • Buzzing
  • Crackling
  • Roaring
  • Worse from wet weather, worse at night
  • Better from rest
Graphites
  • Cracking
  • Hissing
  • Roaring
  • Sounds like gunshots
  • Worse for warmth, worse at night
  • Better from wrapping up
Kali iod
  • Ringing
  • Worse from heat, changing or damp weather, night
  • Better for motion, cold air, open air
Ledum
  • Roaring
  • Rushing
  • Wind
Worse at night, worse from heat
Better for cold, better for rest
Lycopodium
  • Humming
  • Ringing
  • Roaring
  • Rushing
  • Whizzing
  • Worse for warmth, early evening, right side
  • Better for motion, warm food and drink
Mag carb
  • Buzzing
  • Ringing
  • Roaring
  • Whizzing
  • Worse for warmth of the bed, temperature changes
  • Better for warm air, open air
Petroleum
  • Ringing
  • Cracking
  • Whizzing
  • Wind
  • Worse for motion, cold weather, eating
  • Better for warm air, dry weather, raised head
Salicylic acid
  • Ringing
  • Roaring
  • Worse for motion, night, cold
  • Better for dry heat
Silica
  • Roaring
  • Worse from cold air and drafts, in the morning
  • Better for warmth, for wrapping head
Thiosinaminum Unknown No modalities known. Normally only used clinically where scar tissue or a thickening of the ear drum causes tinnitus

These remedies should be used in 6C potencies, three times daily, only while the symptoms that relate specifically to the remedy are present. For any issues that don’t resolve in a reasonable period of time or those that increase in severity, the services of a qualified and experienced homoeopath should be sought.

Visit Robert Medhurst – BNat DHom – at his website :

www.adelaidehillsnaturopath.com.au

 

Robert Medhurst

Robert Medhurst BNat DHom DBM DRM DNutr is a qualified Naturopath & Homoeopath with 28 years of clinical experience and currently practices in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. He has written many articles and lectured on homeopathy throughout Australia and the U.S. Robert previously operated several natural therapies practices in Sydney and was involved in teaching and research. He was formerly the Expert Advisor on Homeopathy to the Federal Government of Australia, Dept. of Health & Ageing. He specialises in homeopathy and is the author of The Business of Healing, the definitive guide for clinical practice establishment and management. For more information see adelaidehillsnaturopath.com.au. Robert Medhurst is author of the recently released : The Concordant Clinical Homeopathic Repertory

Comments

  1. asefafirdosy

    Asefa Firdosy

    July 18, 2012

    Sir, regarding Tinnitus remedy. It is a good article and very helpful for the patient who suffers from Tinnitus and Menier’s Disease. I am suffering ringing in the ear at night.Taking Ginco biloba tab.
    I appreciate such articles on Homeopathy 4 Everyone.

  2. Anka Blankendaal

    Anka

    July 19, 2012

    Hi Robert,
    Thanks for your nice article. Many people suffer from tinitis and its also my experience that many homeopathic remedies work on the tinitis. Often there’s an aggravation at first after which the sounds seems to diminish or the patient don’t seem to notice it so much anymore. Sometimes it comes and goes.
    I have one question: Some of my patients hear a high ongoing beep, like the high tone that use to come from old tv sets (if you know what I mean). But I can’t find this sound in the repertories. Maybe I just dont know the right word in English. What would you suggest? Where should I look?
    Thank you and kind regards,
    Anka

  3. Dr.Shabeir Ahmad Baig

    July 19, 2012

    Thanks for nice article

  4. rpahwa

    Dr. Ranvir pahwa

    July 20, 2012

    Article is Ok it is all from the materia medica. The content of personal experience is lacking as I observe.
    There are several modalities which are left. Our reports and personal experiences are that:
    Tinnitus may be caused by or worsens with
    Caffeine (cola drinks)
    Coffee
    Chocolate
    Black tea
    green Tea
    Antibiotics
    Nicotine
    Anxiety

  5. Peter

    Peter

    July 20, 2012

    I miss Nux Vomica as a very good remedy against tinnitus, when modalities are stress (till to burn-out), overworking and anger. Especially for who has huge ambitions and expect a lot from other and self.

  6. dr.sharad.mendake

    July 20, 2012

    sir i have good result with salicylic acid for vertigo of menniere’s disease .the disease comprises of triad of symptoms i.e, vertigo,tinnitus,and vomiting.

  7. Vijay Vaishnav

    July 20, 2012

    Tinnitus often becomes the central focus of the patient’s life and leads to a lot of emotional disturbances. A constitutional approach would be a better option than a specific drug. This of course is the preferred method fortreating not just tinnitus but all conditions.

  8. dr.awinash gawande

    July 29, 2012

    Very good article if you don’t mind ,causes of the ailments are equally important as they might suggast the base of the selection of remedy. Thank you.

  9. Dr.Shabeir Ahmad Baig

    August 10, 2012

    Very informative and useful

  10. Kanwal Nayan

    Kanwal Nayan

    January 7, 2014

    As usual excellent and very informative article. But I am a little confused, Tinnitus is listed under, Homeopathy For Tinnitus, Tinnus Cure, Tinnitus Remedy and Tinnitus Symptons. Why is that. Seems to me that it is the same desease. And then there are no less than 50 Homeopathic remedies.
    I think it is confussing even fo a Homeopath let alone a student of Homeopathy.

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