Tinnitus is a medical condition that affects the auditory system. It is a common condition that affects about 20% of people within the United States alone. For some, this condition may be present all the time or may come and go.
It is often an underlying symptom of another condition such as age-related hearing loss, or an ear injury.
One of the biggest symptoms of this condition is the perception of noises or ringing in the ear when no external sound is present. Common phantom noises associated with tinnitus include:
These sounds may vary in pitch and can be heard in one or both ears. In some cases, the sound can be so intense that it interferes with your ability to concentrate or hear an external sound.
Common forms of treatment include medication, hearing aids, stress management, and home remedies. At Lok Acupuncture, we offer acupuncture as an alternative treatment for those who struggle with tinnitus.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the careful insertion of hair-thin needles into certain pressure points of your body. It is proven effective in relieving the symptoms associated with tinnitus. By inserting the needles into these pressure points, the body’s nervous and immune system is stimulated to promote healing and restore proper function to the body.
Not only does acupuncture offer relief from phantom sounds, but it also decreases inflammation, reduces stress levels, improves blood circulation, and prompts any damaged tissue to repair itself. This can be an added benefit from those who suffer from tinnitus as a result of another underlying condition.
For more information on how Lok Acupuncture can help you find relief from tinnitus, please contact our office today at (702) 732-0178.