Tinnitus Cured by 3 Sessions of Acupuncture

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    1. Jamia

      Jamia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/23/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tumor? Ototoxic Meds? ETD? Intracranial Pressure
      Hello everyone,

      It’s been a long road for me getting here but I wanted to share how my tinnitus was cured. I originally had head tinnitus in late March that led me to having a CT that revealed a benign pituitary tumor (this physically has nothing to do with the tinnitus experiences I had) which led to me trying different things to cure it. I went to about 4 chiropractic sessions due to my neck being out of place and I no longer experienced the head tinnitus. However, during that time the stress of having brain surgery, the thought tinnitus could last forever and the fact that I had to uproot my life (I was planning to move abroad with my boyfriend, after graduating college in May 2021) and move to Houston TX for surgery and recovery caused me to clench my jaw to the point my jaw would crack all the time. This led to me developing tinnitus in my left ear, it was originally a low buzz, however on a bad night of clenching my jaw cracked the loudest and most painful it had yet and the buzzing turned into a high pitched beep. That terrified me, I went to an ENT and she was sure it was my jaw but wanted me to use some nasal spray because I told her I was experiencing fullness in my ears. Couple days later my other ear started having the low buzz, I completely freaked out. From then once again I was trying a bunch of things, then I came across a post about acupuncture helping. I was convinced this could help because I noticed I could massage the tinnitus to a lower volume or completely away sometimes (it was still present most of the time though).

      I’ve gone to three sessions and I no longer have tinnitus. During the sessions I could physically feel the muscles in my ear, jaws, and back of my head spasm. It was an uncomfortable feeling but I pushed through it. I now take muscle relaxers when I sleep until I get the stress under control, but I mean it if you haven’t tried acupuncture, you need to. This doesn’t just apply to tinnitus that comes from TMJ. I’ve seen posts about individuals with Meniere’s and post infection tinnitus that it helped. Ask me any questions you’d like!

      Summary: 3 sessions of acupuncture focusing on my jaw, ear, and back of neck with stem attached to the needles cured my high pitched tinnitus.

      Even though I have found relief physically, I never stopped looking for peace mentally from this if it was still there. I know it’s hard but try to focus on the emotions attached to tinnitus as well as the sound itself. It’ll help.
       
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    2. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      Congrats! This is a great success story.

      Could you please tell us what kind of acupuncture this was? Was it medical or TCM style? Also, was it just acupuncture or was any current placed on the needles?

      Thanks!
       
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      Jamia

      Jamia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/23/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tumor? Ototoxic Meds? ETD? Intracranial Pressure
      It was TCM and yes there was a current/electrical muscle stimulation attached to the needles. He placed one in front of my ear and the surrounding on the side and back of my neck/base of my skull.
       
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    4. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      Congats on the recovery.
      Do you still take these and what is it that you are taking? How often do you take them?
       
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      Jamia

      Jamia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/23/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tumor? Ototoxic Meds? ETD? Intracranial Pressure
      I take Cyclobenzaprine and every night. I have a refill for another 2 weeks then I’ll advise my doctor if I think I still need them.
       
    6. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      @Jamia, that is fantastic! Would you mind sheering where you did this treatment? Could you hear your tinnitus over normal everyday sounds?
       
    7. Nadia231
      Depressed

      Nadia231 Member

      Location:
      Manchester, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      It never worked for me. No changes at all after 8 sessions.
       
    8. AfroSnowman
      Balanced

      AfroSnowman Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 16 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Nonnatural energy source
      I did a bunch of sessions, 10 or more, and it never did a thing for me.
       
    9. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      @Nadia231 & @AfroSnowman, did you both try acupuncture with electronic current connected to the needles?

      I tried without and it did nothing for me. I'm curious though to try it with electric stimulation.
       
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      Jamia

      Jamia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/23/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tumor? Ototoxic Meds? ETD? Intracranial Pressure
      Acu4u in Houston, Texas! The acupuncturist there is determined to help you find relief.
       
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      Jamia

      Jamia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/23/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tumor? Ototoxic Meds? ETD? Intracranial Pressure
      The third session was when he finally implemented the electrical stimulation, the first two sessions were just to loosen the muscles I saw very little to no relief until the third session. It was off and on the rest of the night after the third session then gone the next morning and has been gone since. I am still going to go every 2 weeks for a couple more months just to make sure.
       
    12. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Thanks for getting back to inform us :)

      Just a few more questions if you do not mind.

      How long was the treatment?

      Where did they place the needles?

      What was your tinnitus like? High pitched? Stable tone or constantly changing?

      David
       
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      Jamia

      Jamia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/23/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tumor? Ototoxic Meds? ETD? Intracranial Pressure
      Absolutely, I’ll answer anything if it’ll help someone find a solution and get their lives back.

      The treatment was 30-35 minutes each time.

      Right in front of my Tragus, down the side of my neck, muscles/veins in back of neck (he took his time here feeling the location of the muscles/veins), and two in each shoulder where he could feel tension.

      It originally started as a buzz, then after a stressful night of clenching, my jaw cracked very loud it instantly turned into a high pitched beep.
       
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