Presently, literally millions of people around the world are needlessly suffering from the effects of tinnitus. A lot of them have no idea where to go for help. The good news is there are several various medical options, alternative and conventional, that can help treat this condition. Acupuncture is one type of alternative treatment that has worked against tinnitus for thousands of years. The only important question you need to ask is this: “Will it work for you?”
A lot of people have a basic idea of the principles behind acupuncture. They know that the treatment involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into certain parts of the skin along energy channels known as meridians.
The idea behind acupuncture treatment for tinnitus is complicated and involves more than just the insertion of needles into the skin. This procedure requires the skill of a licensed acupuncturist. Be sure to verify their credentials and always ask questions before you begin treatment.
An acupuncturist who has extensive experience in resolving tinnitus or a practitioner specializing in tinnitus acupuncture treatment may tell you that this condition is a sign of a yin and yang cycle disruption. Yin symbolizes water or the cooling system of the body while yang is represented as the fire energy of the body.
As part of his/her initial evaluation, the acupuncturist may observe the appearance of the patient’s tongue and palpate his/her pulse. The tongue’s appearance can help determine the digestion, balance of fluid, balance, and heat in the patient. The pulse provides the acupuncturist with information associated with the energy condition of the patient as it pertains to the meridians that run along the body. All these information is vital in diagnosing the condition and formulating the correct plan of treatment for the patient.
During an acupuncture procedure, filiform needles are stuck into the skin at predetermined acupoints on the body. The treatment is virtually painless since the needles used are ten times thinner than hypodermic needles used for standard injections. Oftentimes, acupuncturists will combine the use of Chinese herbs with the needles for the treatment of tinnitus.
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