What is Tinnitus?
In Tinnitus, a person hears nagging sounds of varying kinds in his ears in the absence of any external noise source. The most common type of sounds heard are hissing, ringing, humming, whistling, buzzing and roaring.
Causes of Tinnitus
The various causes of tinnitus include hearing loss – age related or noise induced, Meniere’s disease, otosclerosis, head injury, ear wax blockage, ear infections and medication like antibiotics, aspirin and quinine.
Homeopathic Treatment of Tinnitus
Homeopathic mode of treatment is very effective for tinnitus complaints. There is a wide range of medicines in Homeopathy to treat tinnitus even though there is no one pill for all kinds of tinnitus. The most appropriate prescription is selected based on a detailed, in-depth analysis of symptoms of the condition as observed in each person. The character of noise and related causes are taken into consideration. A well selected Homeopathic medicine has the potential to provide considerable relief and cure tinnitus.
Homeopathic Medicines for Tinnitus
Chininum Sulph – Top grade among Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus
Chininum Sulph is one of the top grade Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus. I have treated a huge number of cases of tinnitus in my clinical practice with this prescription. A majority of these cases have recovered wonderfully well. Homeopathic medicine Chininum Sulph works best to treat roaring, ringing and violent sounds heard in the ear without external stimulus. It treats symptoms of deafness as well. The person may be hard of hearing. Chininum Sulph is also one of the best Homeopathic medicines for Meniere’s disease where a triad of symptoms including tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo are present.
Psorinum and Silicea – One of the well indicated Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus from chronic ear infections
In my clinical practice, the most cases of tinnitus that have shown excellent recovery with Homeopathic medicines Psorinum and Silicea were linked with ear infections. The prominent symptom for using Homeopathic medicine Psorinum is tinnitus with putrid, offensive ear discharges. The person who needs prescription of Psorinum may have a history of ear infections with offensive discharge. Psorinum is the most effective among Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus where a person hears humming, buzzing, singing or cracking sounds in the ear. Silicea is equally effective for tinnitus from chronic ear infections. Such cases show a history of recurrent ear infections with discharge of pus of offensive, fetid nature and blood from the ear. The most common noises that come within the sphere of Homeopathic medicine Silicea are hissing, roaring and ringing noises.
Calcarea Fluor and Viscum Album – Wonderful Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus from otosclerosis
Otosclerosis refers to abnormal bone growth in the middle ear. This results in hearing loss and tinnitus. Calcarea Fluor is the excellent among Homeopathic medicines for complaints arising from bony outgrowths. Although Calcarea Fluor can treat noises of varying character in tinnitus, the major ones are ringing and roaring noises. Calcarea Fluor is also helpful where calcareous deposits on the ear drum impede hearing and result in tinnitus. Homeopathic medicine Viscum Album is another of the popular Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus from otosclerosis. Viscum Album works best in cases where whistling and buzzing sounds are heard.
Chininum Sulph and Salicylic Acid – Excellent Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus from Meniere’s disease
Chininum Sulph and Salicylic Acid are the most effective Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus from Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder characterised by the presence of deafness, tinnitus and vertigo. I have gained much success in treating numerous cases of Meniere’s disease with the use of Chininum Sulph and Salicylic Acid. The major clinical symptoms guiding use of Chininum Sulph are deafness, tinnitus and vertigo. Patients complain of roaring, violent and ringing sounds. Violent headaches may attend these symptoms. For using Salicylic Acid, tinnitus, deafness and vertigo are the symptoms to look out for. However, it is more suited when patients complain of hearing the buzzing of flies. A person who needs Salicylic Acid may also complain of hearing music or the buzz of a swarm of bees.
Graphites and Cimicifuga – Valuable Homeopathic medicines for somatic tinnitus
Somatic tinnitus is tinnitus that worsens from movement of the head, neck and jaw. Homeopathic medicines of high value for tinnitus that worsens from head and jaw movement is Graphites. Cimicifuga is another of the well indicated Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus that gets worse from neck movements. It is indicated when neck movement sets off violent noises in the ear. Stiffness, contraction, pain and sensitivity in the neck are observed.
Kali Mur and Pulsatilla – Best Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus with recurrent cold
For tinnitus with recurrent cold, Kali Mur and Pulsatilla are the most suitable Homeopathic medicines. The symptoms pointing to use of Kali Mur are thick white nasal discharge, noises in ear, blocked eustachian tube and swelling in internal ear. For selecting Pulsatilla, the symptoms to look out for are chronic nasal catarrh, coryza of thick yellow green nature, noises in ear. Deafness may also be observed.
Salicylic Acid, Chininum Sulph and China – Top rated Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus following medication
Salicylic Acid is the most highly recommended among Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus where the condition results from administration of a heavy dose of aspirin. In some cases, tinnitus develops after taking quinine. In such cases, the most effective Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus are Chininum Sulph and China.
Specific Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus with specific sounds in ear
Buzzing noises can be treated well with Homeopathic medicines China and Salicylic Acid. For ringing noises, Chininum Sulph is a good choice of medicine. Phosphorus is yet another of the wonderful Homeopathic medicines for tinnitus with humming sounds. To deal with hissing noises in the ear, Homeopathic medicines Ferrum Picric and Graphites are used. Graphites works well for roaring noises in the ear while Manganum Aceticum best treats whistling tinnitus.