A Breakthrough I Had — Cranial Therapy — A Potential Cure for Many!

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by YungLean, Mar 10, 2016.

    1. YungLean

      YungLean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      A little background -

      I'm 18 years old and I have had T in both ears for about a year and a half. I became habituated at some point 6-12 months in, but I have still been seeking a fix through experimentation.

      I always found it odd that I had T without experiencing any hearing loss. Tests at the doc's came out as perfect hearing. So if you have hearing loss related T, this probably will not work for you unfortunately.

      Instead, I feel like I can hear my T coming directly from my head, and I've seen a lot of people on this forum claiming the same. This is for people with Tinnitus that feel as though they can hear their tinnitus mostly coming from spots on their head rather than their ears.

      For those of you who have TMJ, I am with you. I have had a pretty big jaw imbalance that I noticed right around the time I got T for the first time. I eventually started having TMJ treatment, which only reduced the sound a little bit, if at all.

      The real progress I have encountered involves the realization that the plates of my skull are not aligned properly, which I assume has been caused by my TMJ and neck problems. Because of this, I started cranial therapy which has been reducing my sound further.

      So here's my newly discovered technique -


      First off, you should probably see a specialist about this who knows what he or she is doing. I currently am, but since he cannot feel my head from inside, he can't always get 100% of what I need done. I have learned a bit about what he is trying to do with his treatment by experiencing it so I have a good idea of which direction I'm supposed to be pushing my head plates back into.

      It's not necessarily the plates that are causing my T, but the muscles that are strained or pinched due to them being out of place. I noticed tonight, lying in my bed, that holy shit! I can tell exactly where the noise is coming from on my head. It seemed as though the sounds were coming from concentrated spots on my head that coincided with a part of my skull that was not perfectly aligned and a muscle (and a bump) that was sore. All you need to do is listen closely. Your brain is sending you a signal STRAIGHT from the area on your head that is affected to let you know that there is a problem, if done correctly, you should know exactly where the sound is coming from.

      Even further, I noticed when I massage these sore spots by dragging my hands on the muscle stretching it out, the sound is modulated (gets louder or softer). I continued to have an extended period of massaging and stretching these skull muscles, and attempting to push the plates of my skull into their rightful position based upon how they feel inside and how they feel when I feel with my hand for misalignments.

      There were some areas where one plate had slightly slid under another plate, and needed to be pushed back. I also have a bunch of sore bumps on my head that I never realized because they are only sore when pushed on. So I massaged these spots, stretched muscles, and moved plates and noticed a significant reduction in sound.

      So this is my technique. I was so excited to finally have some success with even understanding what was causing my T, that I decided that I would bring it here to share. I know there are probably many out there like me who have no clue that this is a potential cause for T, and that they may be able to reduce their sound. I hope this helps someone!!
       
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    2. Austin1789
      Supportive

      Austin1789 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/24/2014
      I will be trying this, thank you!
       
    3. Hotaru
      Depressed

      Hotaru Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12-15-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      URI/ETD
      Can you make a video?
       
    4. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      I am also doing cranio sacral therapy currently.
      Head bone plates are moved and adjusted.
      No effect on my T yet.
      But I will continue with this for some time.
       
    5. Purple Parrot
      Bookworm

      Purple Parrot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015 - 3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multiple: anxiety, childhood ear infections, loud music
      Cranial osteopathy was a huge help to me. It's so relaxing and the relaxation makes it pipe down. I don't know about doing it yourself - I would see a professional.
       
    6. PatrickG

      PatrickG Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punch/kick to the right ear
      @YungLean is that you, the artist from Stockholm? /Patrick
       
    7. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      I tried it once and it felt waaaaay too soft -> i.e. nothing really was done at all, just some caressing of the head and neck. :) I recommend good physiotherapy and massages.
       
    8. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      I think we need a video if it. Sounds really exciting. My T is also not in my ears but in my head.

      @YungLean Can you do a video if that? Or do you know any video already made for it?
       
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    9. Another Howard

      Another Howard Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1950
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Newcomer here! I first noticed a gentle whistling when I was about six. Thought nothing of it into adulthood but it became obstructive when I went into sound recording.
      I mentioned it by chance while a sacro-cranial osteopath was working on another issue. He (Richard Holding, UK) asked why I hadn't mentioned it before, it's easily fixed. He then pressed gently on my sacrum and the noise stopped, entirely! Being of a scientific bent, I asked if he could switch it on again. Yes, he said, adding he rather preferred to cure conditions. However, with a gentle pressure, he did switch it back on. And then off. And off it stayed for 20 years.

      Having moved house, I can't get to Mr Holding (who has since become deservedly famous) but instead I have found it possible to get useful reduction by sheer will power. Worth a try at bedtime:
      Relax, close eyes and visualise a panel with two controls: volume and pitch. 'Work' to bring the T pitch down very slightly. Or possibly up - you may be different.
      If/when that happens, tell yourself 'Now I have control of the T '. Then, try reducing the loudness.
      I know that all sounds off the wall, but surely I can't be the only person anywhere for whom it will work whatever may be the mental mechanism.
      Good luck. Report back!
       
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    10. Jajeek

      Jajeek Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      [QUOTE=" He then pressed gently on my sacrum and the noise stopped, entirely! [/QUOTE]

      I wonder why nobody else knows about this?! a possible cure? Is this doctor able to be contacted for further explanation?
       
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    11. i.m
      Anime

      i.m Member

      Location:
      The "Lack of English" Land: Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      18/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me: Aspartame Poisoning. For Ent: L: TMJD / R: Dunno
      I suggest this video from Julian Cowan Hill about CST and its efficacy on T
      Does it have to be craniosacral therapy to...
       
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    12. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      This is interesting BUT I would just like to add that just because you have a perfect audiogram it does not suggest your hearing is unharmed.

      Mine started from noise I think,I know it was worsened by it and now I have severe H.But guess what,my audiogram etc are still coming back perfect everytime,can hear all the way up to 18,000hz.Julian Cowell's T and H were both a direct result from hearing damage but he still managed to reduce his symptoms by using CST.

      Also there's nothing new here,it's been long known now that the somatic nerves have a direct involvement with this condition hence the term"Somatic Tinnitus"which of course can be raised or lowered from massaging muscles,jaw movements and so on.So the fact that your T raised and lowered during the massage if your neck and head muscles is no real surprise at all.

      It's worth attempting CST for anyone interested but it will and can work for noise induced T,Julian is proof of that.
       
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    13. Mithrandir
      Ape-like

      Mithrandir Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Shock Disorder (TTTS)
      @bill 112 Did you make LDL test in the past ?
       
    14. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I did indeed Mithrandir,two to be precise.
       
    15. Mithrandir
      Ape-like

      Mithrandir Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Shock Disorder (TTTS)
      @bill 112
      and what was the result for the H ?
       
    16. Another Howard

      Another Howard Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1950
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      All very interesting! Yes, relaxation helps as Julian Cowan Hill says in his video, but when I commented to my cranial/sacral therapist about my noises I was at that moment very relaxed. I was startled by his ability to turn the noise on and off and back again, like a switch. As I said previously, Richard Holding is still in practice - now in north London. I checked through Google before posting.
       
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    17. Joao Rio
      Amazed

      Joao Rio Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Porto
      Tinnitus Since:
      May, 25th 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ Inflamation??
      Related to cranial therapy and sore spots massage, I discovered that using my electric brush on my head and "searching" for sore spots and then massaging them with the electric brush can reduce my T. Sometimes even turn it off for a few seconds or minutes.
       
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    18. Another Howard

      Another Howard Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1950
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Joao - that's an interesting finding. The cranio explained to me that our skull bones, even in adulthood, are slightly malleable and need to be kept mobilised. For sure I sometimes sensed 'fault lines' after a treatment, yet it was very gentle in the purely mechanical sense. Your toothbrush may well be freeing up 'stuck' bones! Wish I knew more about the extraordinary therapies that actually achieve something.
       
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    19. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Ldls initially went from 70db to 105db bilaterally in my first two years of H where I steadily improved.After my unexpected worsening my ldls are now at 50/60db bilaterally.
       
    20. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      What he is describing is NOT cranial sacral therapy. I'm being treated rather successfully for this as well. It's rather painful to have your skull adjusted. CST is a different thing
       
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    21. MissMaxwell

      MissMaxwell Member

      Location:
      San Francisco, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @Tom Cnyc if it's not cranial sacral therapy, then what is it? I need to get this issue fixed asap! Im currently going to cranial sessions, with hopes that they work. But Im worried Im just throwing my money into the trash... :(
       
    22. Quiet please
      Wishful

      Quiet please Member

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't know
      I've had 6 months of CST 2 x weekly.

      2 things happened.
      The T never changed
      My bank account is lower.
       
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    23. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I saw a physical therapist / osteopath that specializes in head injuries. He has seen a bunch of T patients, many are Broadway pit musicians
       
    24. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Attended 3 CST sessions at the start of my tinnitus journey. Very relaxing but my tinnitus did not go away. At £60 or £70 a session its not something that most of us can continue medium to long-term.
       
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    25. Asia88

      Asia88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I actually can somehow support that theory on sacrum and hearing impairment. Before I moved to a different country I was seeing an ostheopath, who always worked on my sacrum area - pressing REALLY hard though - he was telling me that I have a locked joint there since forever (and I do have some minor discomfort even now). Basically, that is common in many people, considering how much time we spend sitting and damaging our back.
      I had no possibility to see him after I moved (and when my T started), but now this story led me to thinking that I might find someone to check my sacrum...... too bad I lost my faith in many doctors, let alone chiropractors:unsure:
       
    26. Quiet please
      Wishful

      Quiet please Member

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't know
      I've recently started with a holestic chiropractor who also incorporates cranial work. He identified a very painful section and has firmly yet gently at the same time, started to shift the skull area along the temporalis area. So far, it has reduced the intensity of the T pitch & the pain has lessened as well. After the first session, I experienced some electrical type sensations from my head along the spine. Quite interesting and not frightening, so I was glad of that. After, I felt much lighter, free and had about 5 hours of energy I hadn't had in quite some time. So, I have decided to give him a try for a while & see if it continues. The first cranial therapist I tried really never made a difference & was working in another area completely. It let you know.
       
    27. Quiet please
      Wishful

      Quiet please Member

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't know
      Update to my cranial therapy. Its been almost 2 months and I'm happy to report my Tinnitus is much improved. There are many days in the week where it's hardly noticeable.

      I sleep better & wake up more refreshed. I still have spikes a few times a week, but compared to every single day, thats a great improvement. The spikes are also lower in tone, frequency & duration; lasting only an hr. or so compared to sometimes up to 12 hrs. at a time.

      This wonderful chiropractor/cranial specialist diagnosed my issue as a compressed Vagus nerve; also known as cranial nerve 10. I have a very low vagal tone. This compression leads to chronic inflammation (which I have as arthritis all over my body). I had both knees replaced several years ago due to this horrible condition. He believes its causing my tinnitus to be much, much worse.


      He manually manipulates my head, neck, face, temples, ears, etc. The sessions take about 30-40 minutes. I see him once a week. The tinnitus so far, hasn't gone away completely, but has changed from a 24/7 scale of #8-10 to a #3-5. That's a great thing! Will keep you updated.
       
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