Tinnitus, also known as ringing in your ears, is one of the most common and frightening conditions. Understanding what tinnitus means is essential before you can treat it. Tinnitus can be described as the perception of a buzzing sound in the ear, even though there is no external sound.
Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom that can be caused by ear infection, wax, or other foreign objects. There is no cure for Tinnitus, but there are effective home remedies that can be used to alleviate the symptoms.
- Massage Therapy: This is a form of physical therapy that reduces tinnitus and promotes blood flow to the brain. Use your thumb and index fingers to massage your ear lobes and outer ears, as well as the area directly behind them, once or twice daily. You should also pay attention to the hollows between your ear lobes, the outer ears, and the area below the wisdom teeth. Apply hot compresses to the neck before you go to bed to treat tinnitus caused by poor blood circulation.
- Onion Juice: Take a small amount of onion juice and apply 1-2 drops to the affected ear three days per week until it is gone. This home remedy is one of the most effective for Tinnitus.
- Dry Fruits: This increases blood circulation and reduces the symptoms associated with tinnitus.
- Masking sounds: The background sounds that are heard can mask ear ringing. While masking does not permanently eliminate ringing, it can drown out annoying tinnitus sounds and make it seem softer. You may hear a babbling brook or rainfall, depending on the masking treatment you choose. Other maskers include music, radio static, and a CD with nature sounds.
- Passion Flower: Begin by taking 2 mg of passion flower. Then, work your way up. Passion flower can improve circulation, reduce stress and anxiety associated with tinnitus. You can distract yourself from your tinnitus by staying busy and focusing on other things. Tinnitus can be extremely irritating if you’re not doing anything but listening to the sound.