Tinnitus is a ringing sensation in the ear which, although not life threatening, can in more severe cases, severely affect the quality of life of someone experiencing it. So let’s explore some tinnitus acupuncture points which may provide some relief.
Firstly, we note that there are various causes of tinnitus so the effectiveness of this treatment may depend on whether what we are about to show you, is targeting the cause. Some tinnitus symptoms are connected with the inner ear, which is also associated with balance. Consequently, we will be identifying some tinnitus acupuncture points around the ear – and since “tapping” has more recently been identified as an alternative to acupuncture (because there is no penetration of the skin it is actually “acupressure”) we will show you some simple exercises that you can do in the privacy of your own home.
You may need to be patient, as the symptoms should be not be expected to disappear after the first treatment. It may take some weeks, but since it is a most convenient and non-invasive exercise that only takes a couple of minutes, you have nothing to lose.
Here are the Tinnitus Acupuncture Points You Need
1. Using the index and second fingers, we firstly tap in front of the ear, then continue tapping slightly upwards until our tapping comes around to just above the top of the ear. Then we continue tapping slightly behind the ear.
Tap These Eight Tinnitus Acupuncture Points Around the Ear
2-3 taps in front of the ear
2-3 more taps slightly above the first
2-3 more taps above the top of the ear
2-3 more taps slightly behind the ear
2-3 more taps a bit further down behind the ear
4-6 more taps descending to the base of the ear
Do the above on each ear – i.e. both sides of your head.
2. Next, stick your finger into your earhole, then turn it upwards and put some pressure on the bone in such a way that it feels like you’re lifting your head up by your earhole. The best spot is where it feels a little tender. Hold this for about 15 seconds, then release.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment which uses your body’s electrical system to self-correct dysfunctional operations. Since tinnitus is a symptom of hyperactive hearing cells and associated neurological activity, acupuncture or acupressure seems a logical choice, since it has a calming affect on excited nerve cells.
It should be understood though, that using tinnitus acupuncture points does have its limitations. If you have the money to spend and would like it professionally done instead of doing the above exercise at home, you can visit your local practitioner and ask for the needles.
The video below demonstrates the exercise we have outlined above: