Homeopathy For Tinnitus
Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.
Tinnitus is the extremely annoying experience of spontaneous noise that is heard in one or in both ears. The sound might be a ringing, buzzing, roaring, or hissing. The severity and loudness varies, is quite distracting, and can have an impact on one’s life.
Those people with Tinnitus can try to usually ignore the sound if it is not severe or can possibly learn through cognitive therapy how to be distracted and try to become accustomed to living with it. For example, Tinnitus Masking (TM) uses earphones similar to hearing aids that produce a noise that attempts to cancel out the Tinnitus, but the effectiveness has been modest.
In the study, “Is There a Treatment for Tinnitus?” by Steven Novella, MD, an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine, he reports that there is no effective treatment and that such a condition or symptom unfortunately provides a market ripe for exploitation.
Novella believes that Tinnitus is a convenient target for proponents of the unconventional therapy of Homeopathy for Tinnitus and that recommended treatments really are not helpful. Studies have not been properly conducted, and placebos given to one group, as opposed to those participants given Homeopathy for Tinnitus, have produced the same results of ineffectiveness.
Most homeopathic preparations are diluted to where there are no active ingredients remaining, and they are not effective. Some products that are only slightly diluted and contain active ingredients could possibly have direct toxicity.
Symptoms that vary naturally over a period of time also present good targets. Patients who seek treatment when the symptoms are maximal, and then finally have a following spontaneous regression, might have an illusion of efficacy and be open to any suggested intervention.
Novella concludes that, since there is no treatment that has been proven to be effective for Tinnitus, those who are afflicted are likely desperate for a helpful treatment and are likely to listen to “snake-oil salesmen” about their products. One common recommendation is the herb Ginkgo biloba because it might increase the blood circulation in the neck and head. However, a study showed that it was no more effective when given to the group’s participants than the placebo given to the other group.
Novella is hopeful that perhaps one theory may eventually prove helpful and that drugs that increase the brain’s GABA activity could be a possible treatment. GABA is the brain’s most common inhibitory neurotransmitter. Decreased activity of GABA in the auditory system is reported to be one of Tinnitus’ components.
Do some serious thinking if you are considering using Homeopathy For Tinnitus.