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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is there any natural treatment for tinnitus?

    I have had symptoms of tinnitus for a while, mostly sporadically, but now I have a permanent sound in my ears that is like listening to insects. High pitched and constant. I hear it more at night when all other noises recede. Will this get worse and can I treat it successfully?
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  • Ann Zhu

    Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner, Massage Therapist

    Bachelor and Masters degrees, and 20+ years of clinical experience. I practised acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and remedial massage in medical centers in Melbourne and … View Profile

    I used acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat tinnitus for 20 years. Have you consulted with a ENT specialist yet? After excluding any structure problems with your tinnitus, I will make a diagnose for tinnitus according to Chinese medicine principles. There are five different patterns of tinnitus: Liver/Gall Bladder fire; phlegm fire; wind heat rising; Kidney essence deficiency or clear Qi desending. I will treat different pattern of tinnitus differently. 

  • meatblocks

    HealthShare Member

    Thank you for your reply, but I don't understand what you mean by the items you have listed.
    eg : gall bladder fire?

  • Ann Zhu

    Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner, Massage Therapist

    Bachelor and Masters degrees, and 20+ years of clinical experience. I practised acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and remedial massage in medical centers in Melbourne and … View Profile

    They are Chinese Medicine termiology.

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    Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to … View Profile

    Tinnitus is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It means you can hear a noise that is not related to any external source (ie it is in your head). There are many causes and the best treatments are directed towards identifying the cause. This will involve assessment by a university trained audiologist and an ENT specialist. 

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