Due to their many unknown aetiologies, Tinnitus and Meniere diseases are extremely difficult to manage or provide good relief of symptoms. However, even some of the most severe tinnitus sometimes do response to auricular therapy and significant improvement of the conditions have been reported by some practitioners.
In addition to the conventional medical therapy by using Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, auricular therapy can offer some help for the tinnitus sufferers in relieving the intensity of both tinnitus and psycho-emotional symptoms of this condition by stress management.
Auricular approach will address to stress and anxiety, tinnitus symptoms and restore the homeostatic balance of the bodily function as well as enhancing the primodial energy of the body.
Auricular acupuncture is very effective in relaxing muscle tension through the Muscle Relaxation Point on the ear. This has a profound effect in reducing stress and anxiety. It is well known that depression, anxiety and stress aggravate the perception to tinnitus of many sufferers. Ear acupuncture is able to offer a state of calmness and well being by treating ear points associated with the above conditions.
Nervous exhaustion, stress and anxiety can exacerbate tinnitus therefore auricular acupuncture treatments can help a person to bring their tinnitus to a more manageable level.
Depending on the symptoms presented at the time of visit, psychic points, such as depression, anxiety and aggression points as well as the Omega points are explored and treated if active.
Advanced Auricular Therapy will examine the Vestibular Cochlear Nerve (cranial nerve VIII) projections in 3 differences phases, superior cervical ganglion and cervical spine. According to the French School of auricular acupuncture, all diseases progress through acute, chronic and degenerative phases. Points in these phases will be explored and stimulated if active.
Additional improvement can be achieved through the stimulating of auditory line whereby the perception of both high and low pitch sound pitch can be influenced and brought to a more tolerable level.
It is medically well known that dysfunction of the Temporo-Mandibular joint (TMJ) sometimes is one of the main causes of tinnitus and is also a blockage to healing of many bodily disorders. TMJ dysfunction can be effectively treated using auricular therapy.
In order to enhance, the effect, it is advantageous to include body acupuncture points from the Gall Bladder and Large Intestine meridians as well an acupuncture points around the ear.