Tinnitus is noises heard in the ears, independent of any external sound. This can vary widely from whistling to hissing; roaring, buzzing or ringing and intensity can be from mild to distracting to maddening.
The cause of tinnitus in anyone case can be obscure, as there are wide varieties of contributing factors. Ringing can be due to simple blockage of the ear canal or various ear conditions, infections, otosclerosis or Eustachian tube blockage due to allergy or virus.
There are many toxic causes of tinnitus, such as heavy metal poisoning, alcohol, antibiotics, quinine and especially asprin.
Other causes include arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, anemia, hypothyroidism and nerve injury from noises or pressure. Additionly, various disease of the nervous system itself (i.e. scuba diving). Additionally, various disease of the nervous system itself (benign tumors, infections, etc) have tinnitus in their symptom picture.
With all these persistent causes, all cases of persistent ear noises require diagnostic studies, including a CT scan. Treatment can be directed towards underlying cause, but if these are obscure, homeopathic treatment has its great value.
Tinnitus is a subjective symptom. It can be heard in one or both ears or in the head.
The various sounds experienced by patients are
- Sounds of wind, waves
- Tree frogs
Diagnosis of tinnitus
- Evaluation consists of history and physical examination of the head and neck.
- Hearing test – mainly include
- CT scan
- In some cases –
- Blood pressure
- Thyroid levels
- Spinal tap should also be examined
Homeopathic treatment for tinnitus
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat tinnitus but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat tinnitus that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of tinnitus:
Belladonna, Cactus G, Calcaria Carb, Cannabis Indica, Causticum, China, Chininum Sulph, Graphites, Kali Iod, Lycopodium, Petroleum, Phosphoric Acid, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Sanguinaria, Spigelia, Sulphur, Tuberculinum, Agnus Castus, Ambra Gresia, Baryta Carb, Baryta Mur, Bryonia, Calcaria Sulph, Carbo Veg, Digitalis, Ignatia, Kali Phos, Kali Sulph, Kreosote, Lac Can, Lachesis, Mercurius, Natrum Mur, Natrum Phos, Natrum Sulph, Nitric Acid, Nux Vomica, Opium, Phosphorous, Platina, Plumbum Met, Secale Cor, Sepia, Silicea, Tabacum, Aconite, Agaricus, Allium Cepa, Allium Cepa, Aloe, Ammonium Carb, Anacardium, Antim Crude, Antim Tart, Bovista, Cadmium Sulph, Calcaria Phos, Camphor, Cantharis, Carbolic Acid, Crotolus H, Kali Bi, Natrum Carb, Picric Acid, Merc Cor, Spongia, Sulphuric Acid, Thuja, Zincum Met, Rhus Tox, and many other medicines.