Tinnitus or ringing in the ears

Tinnitus, is a very annoying condition with various reasons as its potential cause. Although not yet fully understood, tinnitus is associated with loss of hearing, exposure to loud sounds, stress and anxiety, ear infections, and so on. In most cases, the cause is damage to the inner ear caused by loud sounds. Whizzing can be accompanied by hissing, whistling, beeping and humming sounds.

Since the start of ChinaMedic we have been treating tinnitus patients on a weekly basis and has it become one of our specialties. By applying the ChinaMedic approach, precise application of abdominal acupuncture together with the modern technology of LaserNeedle, patients often report diminish of the sound(s) and sometimes having it even disappear completely. As a side effect, tinnitus-related symptoms such as sleeping problems, loss of concentration and unrest often also reduce and/or disappear. To support the treatment, we provide a high-quality herbal powder.

Acupuncture as a remedy

With acute ringing in the ears, there is always a sudden disruption in energy among the meridians in the ear area. Chances are that with the application of acupuncture the ringing in the ears will diminish quickly and even disappear.

The ChinaMedic approach uses a combination of classical with abdominal acupuncture and LaserNeedle to remedy this disturbance. In this way the blood circulation of the inner ear also improves, which in turn diminishes the ringing in the ears.

In chronic tinnitus, there is a disturbance of the kidney energy together with weakened energy in the liver and other organs. The ChinaMedic Approach uses a combination of abdominal acupuncture with laser acupuncture and, if necessary, classical acupuncture for the treatment of chronic tinnitus. Herbal therapy is also used as extra support.

The LaserNeedle is aimed at repairing and renewing the cells in the local area. It repairs damage to the cochlea and to the inner hairs through direct, powerful irradiation of the inner ear. De-activation of the prefrontal cortex and the limbic system (the tinnitus manifests and persists in these areas) is done through stimulation with acupuncture needles of specific acupuncture points around the ear.

Abdominal acupuncture provides an overall conditional improvement, in particular of regaining energy and recovery of the energy balance. This practically painless technique is very suitable for restoring the balance in the organs. The more balanced one is, the more beneficial the entire process for the patient. In this way we have been able to optimally help patients with tinnitus.

For further information read this 2017 research article: Acupuncture Found Effective For Tinnitus – HealthCMi.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

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