Finger Drumming Technique

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    1. Teri
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      This may be a repeat post but I found it on line and thought it might be worth a try:

      Finger drumming technique

      The following method may reduce the ringing in your ears, suggests Dr. Jan Strydom, of A2Z of Health, Beauty and Fitness.org. Place the palms of your hands over your ears with fingers resting gently on the back of your head. Your middle fingers should point toward one another just above the base of your skull. Place your index fingers on top of you middle fingers and snap them (the index fingers) onto the skull making a loud, drumming noise. Repeat 40-50 times. Some people experience immediate relief with this method. Repeat several times a day for as long as necessary to reduce tinnitus

      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039625_home_remedies_holistic_treatments_tinnitus.html#ixzz39wWpkZFD
       
    2. Karen
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      I've tried it, but it didn't seem to work for me. If you decide to try it and find that it works, please do let us know!
       
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    3. xmierce

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      I have not heard that method working on anyone.. It's been around for awhile..
       
    4. Floyd Mayweather
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      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      I tried it. It didn't do anything.
       
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    5. Marlene
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      There's a chap here in UK Paul Mc Kenna,hypnotist well known he's done articles to the tapping method,for stress anxiety etc think I've still got the fair size piece he wrote.Maybe Steve has seen it,or others in UK .Ive done behind the ear tapping ,but from another source.Will hunt that article out ,have good old read up as I'm now suffering with this frozen shoulder can't do much.Never ends.
      Be interesting if others have tried tapping for maybe anxiety etc,if so did that method help ?
       
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    6. RaZaH
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      I tried this with a baseball bat , no luck :p
       
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    7. gary
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      RaZaH, I tried smacking my head in different ways for the first few months after getting T. I thought maybe I could knock something back into place, like when some item doesn't work our first instinct is to give a good smack:D
       
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    8. benryu
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      Instructions unclear, dick stuck on ceiling fan.
      Please advise.
       
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    9. gary
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      PRAY!!!
       
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    10. Ricky81
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      I think when you cover your ears with your hands it creates a masking noise in your ears which is why some people find temporary relief to T via this method. I don't think finger drumming is a solution to your T.
       
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    11. CarrieM

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      Well that was odd. It did genuinely help. Only lasted a minute, of course, before it all started up again.

      The instructions were bizarre. How do I snap my fingers when they are resting flat on top of each other? And I put my index finger on top of my middle finger.
       
    12. J-rod
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      Is the Finger drumming technique just another style of performing the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)?
       
    13. Larry OT
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      It actually helps a little for a little while. I hum as I do it. Generally not in public.
      I May try a bat @RaZaH ... everyone is different!
       
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    14. Atlanta973

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      I tried this earlier this year. It did nothing for me.
       
    15. Philip83
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      Just thought I'd share this. Didn't help me, but couldn't hurt anyone to try, right?
       
    16. Sailboardman
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      This has been posted before and I have tried it. Works for 2 seconds, than back to normal.
       
    17. Philip83
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      ah ok, sorry
       
    18. Sailboardman
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      No worries, always post stuff you find.
       
    19. Beowulf Agat
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      Found this on reddit.

      "Place the palms of your hands over your ears with fingers resting gently on the back of your head. Your middle fingers should point toward one another just above the base of your skull. Place your index fingers on top of you middle fingers and snap them (the index fingers) onto the skull making a loud, drumming noise. Repeat 40-50 times. Some people experience immediate relief with this method. Repeat several times a day for as long as necessary to reduce tinnitus.Dr. Jan Strydom, of A2Z of Health, Beauty and Fintess.org."

      Anyone heard of this before?
       
    20. John Grywalski

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      That's actually quite irritating for me
       
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    21. Sgguy46
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      Worked for a few seconds
       
    22. Bobby B
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      Ah yes the mention of "finger techniques" is going to trigger some interest - helping moving our mind away from tinnitus ...

      So it's already helping me in a way
       
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    23. ady

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      Your mind is filthy! :3
       
    24. Ricardo1991
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      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      It works for suse for me. Just wish it would last longer
       
    25. Gracious58

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      Allergies started about the same time, I suspect medication
      It's not a cure for sure but my tinnitus changes, sometimes soft, sometimes loud and sometimes extremely loud, do loud I want to scream. The only relief I have when the scary loud comes in is this finger drumming....on the back of my head btw! :)

      Although temporary it is my best 'goto' method in case of extreme noises; brings the tones down...
       
    26. hve
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      Music and recently a simple cold made things really worse
      I tried this and it made mine worse I feel ...
       
    27. william adams
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      Yes it works for me for about 15 seconds and I hear the t come back.. Nice to hear silence for a little bit...
       
    28. Rings-a-Bell

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      That didn't work for me but here is something else I noticed. I have two tones... a lower tone around 4khz and a much higher tone. If I go to a place like http://www.notchtherapy.com/ and use the slider to play a tone of 13khz or more on my headset for 10 seconds, the higher tone goes away for several minutes.
       
    29. Sailboardman
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      Use to work for a few seconds, but as my T has increased over the last 2 years, nothing works. For those who chant, "it's gets better over time." I say, "not for everybody!"
       
    30. Rings-a-Bell

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      Sailboard man.. what about when you are windsurfing?
      I was sailing, snorkeling and body surfing this weekend and for the first time since this started two months ago, I actually lost my lower tone for most of the day.
       

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