Silence Tinnitus With
Alternative Herbal Remedies
Tinnitus is a difficult condition to treat, but there are
now many alternative remedies that can help people with this
common yet difficult ailment.
People with tinnitus often complain of a frequent ringing in
their ears. Different individuals experience different sounds
and symptoms. Although most people who suffer from tinnitus
experience ringing sounds, others may hear chirping, hissing,
clicking, or whistling.
The sounds may be soft or loud, and they may be frequent,
regular, or intermittent. The sounds may be constant, only
mildly annoying, or so maddeningly annoying that they drive
some poor souls to great lengths to seek relief.
In other words, tinnitus affects different people in
different ways. Most people who complain from the symptoms of
tinnitus are first tested to rule out other possibilities. For
instance, most conventional medical doctors will first attempt
to rule out an underlying cause, such as a brain tumor or a
drug side effect.
When these options have been ruled out, most tinnitus
patients will find that there are not many options to choose
from. Unfortunately, modern medical science has very little to
offer the tinnitus patient. Most conventional doctors will
openly admit that there are currently no effective treatments
However, it is not all bleak news. Traditional herbalists,
naturopathic doctors and other practitioners of alternative
medicine have developed several herbal remedies and traditional
therapies that can be used to effectively treat tinnitus. Here
are just a few of the natural remedies that can be used to
Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo biloba is a popular
herb that is most commonly used to enhance the brain’s memory
functions, improving the circulation of the brain, and it can
also be used to sharpen the body’s immune system. But did you
know that it could also be used to treat tinnitus? The herb
ginkgo biloba is also used to treat the ringing symptoms of
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Many practitioners of alternative medicine believe that the
herb ginkgo biloba can help by reducing the symptoms of
tinnitus by improving the circulation of the inner ear.
When you choose your ginkgo biloba supplement
to treat tinnitus, make sure that the formula you buy is
standardized to 24 percent ginkgo-flavoglycosides.
Most herbalists and naturopathic doctors
recommend that you take 120 to 240 milligrams of ginkgo biloba
two times a day. You should strive to take ginkgo biloba once
in the morning and once in the evening.
As well as taking ginkgo biloba, most
practitioners of alternative medicine also recommend that you
exclude certain ingredients from your diet. To keep the noises
at bay, they recommend that individuals who suffer from
tinnitus banish salt, sugar, alcohol and caffeine from their
According to some naturopathic doctors, simply
keeping your diet free from these stimulants can keep the
tinnitus at bay. Another nutritional therapy that you can use
to control the symptoms of tinnitus is simply adding more B
vitamins to your diet.
Many times, tinnitus can be caused by simple
deficiency of B vitamins.
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Adding a multivitamin that is rich in B
vitamins can help many patients find relief from the symptoms
of tinnitus. In order to get enough B vitamins to affect some
sort of relief, some doctors also recommend that patients
supplement niacin, thiamin and B12 into their diets. In order
to achieve the maximum benefits from these B vitamins, most
doctors recommend that tinnitus patients consume at least 100
to 500 milligrams of B vitamins a day.