Natural Earache Remedies

Earaches come from infection or inflammation of the inner parts of the ear. They may also be caused by Eustachian tubes that are blocked or inflamed. They can be acute or become chronic over time. Often ear problems, as the Chinese describe, are linked to kidney problems. One can put a hot pack over the kidneys or use other remedies to strengthen the kidneys.

Symptoms are various types of pains felt on the inside or outside of the ear; heat, pressure, stabbing pains, etc.

Modern medicine treats earaches with antibiotics. While helping in some cases, this does not address the cause. To treat the cause, support the ear and kidney areas of the body and let it heal itself.

earache detectionEarache Detection

Press on the tragus (outer ear button). If sensitive, it may be a sign of inner ear inflammation.

Pull back ears and put pressure on the mastoid bone. If tender or sensitive, it may be an ear inflammation or infection.

Further, slide your finger down the bone behind the ear into the canal and push firmly down to the bottom of the neck. Any tenderness along this Eustachian tube (the equalization tube between the ears and the throat) may indicate a blockage and contribute to an earache or infection.

Natural solutions reduce inner ear and Eustachian tube congestion and assist the kidneys in reducing fluid pressure within the ears. Diet suggestion – avoid dairy products that may cause excess mucus in the body.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Earache Pain

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following herbs help to prevent or treat the pain of earaches.

Use one of the following oils, warmed, for pain in the ear:

Mullein/Garlic compound – stops pain and soothes the mucus membranes

Garlic oil – natural anti-bacterial/anti-viral

Olive oil – soothes the mucus membranes of the ears

Herbs that support the ears (or kidneys[fluid problems]):

Dandelion leaf – influences kidneys, helps reduce fluid pressure on the ears.

Echinacea – Use this herb along with the previous herbs as it stimulates the immune system.

Parsley – influences kidneys, helps to reduce fluid pressure on the ears.


Cell Salts to Help Earache Pain

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation, first stage
#5 Kali mur 6X – Eustachian tube blockage
#8 Mag phos 6X – sharp pains, nerve pains


Earache Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Top 3 Homeopathic Remedies for Earaches:

Kali muriaticum(#1) – Eustachian tube blockage; glands around ear swollen. Swelling bulging ear drums, pressure, fluid buildup, inflammation or infection of the middle ear; itching. Sinusitis; stuffy nose with white discharges. Symptoms better from rubbing; worse with open air, drafts, and rich fatty foods.

Pulsatilla(#2) – Earaches worse at night. Hearing difficult, as if ear were stuffed or stopped up. Mild mannered person, changeable moods, weeps easily, craves sympathy. Symptoms  better in open air; worse in warm stuffy rooms, at twilight, and from eating rich fatty foods.

Belladonna(#3) – Sudden onset (comes on fast). Throbbing and beating pain deep in ear, synchronous with heart beat; inflammation of middle ear; eardrum bulges; pain causes delirium. Child cries out in sleep. Hear own voice in your ears. Pupils dilated. Desire to escape or hide; anger. Symptoms worse at 3pm, 11 pm, after midnight, head becoming cold; better bending backward, leaning head against something, light covering.

Other helpful remedies:Chamomilla – Earache with soreness, swelling and heat; pain is intolerable; stitching pain; ears feel stopped up; roaring. Crying in sleep, without waking up. Excessive irritability, oversensitive to pain, cross and nothing satisfies; aversion to being spoken to. Better being carried (children); worse from anger, coffee, and at night.

Calendula – Ruptured ear drum. Deafness, worse in damp surroundings. Disposition to take cold, especially in cold damp weather. Worse damp, heavy, cloudy weather; better walking or lying perfectly still.

Causticum – Chronic middle ear swelling with accumulated ear wax. Nerve damage. Burning in ears, becoming red. Ringing, roaring, pulsating in ears with deafness. Better cold drinks, damp wet weather, gentle motion. Worse in clear weather, dry cold air, wind, from exertion. Over-sympathetic people.

Ferrum phos – First stage of ear infection. Fevers, low temperature. Use when Belladonna fails. Ears are red. Mucous membrane irritation and sore throat. Better with cold applications, lying down; worse at night and 4am to 6 am, with motion, noise. Takes cold easily.

Hepar sulph – Ears sensitive to touch; splinter-like pains. Discharge of stinky yellow pus from ears. Loss of hearing due to swelling inner ear. Use if Chamomilla doesn’t work. Chamomilla person is more sensitive, irritable. Better in damp weather; worse in cold dry air, wind, open air.

Merc solubis or Merc vivus – Chronic ear infection, especially by intervention with antibiotics; pains worse from warmth of bed; thick yellow discharge from ear; boil inside ear canal; excessive saliva; perspiration; creeping chilliness. Worse at night, from sweating, lying on right side, when heated, cloudy weather, drafts; better from moderate temperature, rest. Human thermometer (sensitive to temperature changes, body tremors, glands swollen, bad breath. Changes mind constantly, irresolute, poor self confidence.

Silicea – Chronic ear infections by suppressing sweat of feet, or from vaccinations; (otitis media primary rubric) 80% cure in 24 hours. Roaring in ears; abscesses; boils; itching; crusty formations in the ears; perforated ear drum. Child bores into ears when asleep. Ears better when yawning or swallowing. Better from warmth, wrapping up head; worse from cold, air, drafts. Sensitive to noise, faint-hearted, anxious, lacking body heat, want of grit.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

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Ear Infection Natural Remedies

Pain in the ears may signal an inner ear infection. Found mostly in infants to children six years of age, ear infections can affect older children as well as adults. Prominent signs of ear infections include pain, crying, pulling at the ears, dizziness, and discharges when the eardrum bursts, loss of hearing, and sometimes glands under the jaw are painful and swollen.

Common causes of ear infections include allergic reactions to dairy or baked goods, feeding a child solid food before they are 12 months, reactions to mother’s milk from the food she has been eating, and allergens in the air or even second hand smoke. Look for blocked Eustachian tubes also.

Modern medicine usually treats ear infections with antibiotics; then the infection usually returns about every few weeks as the antibiotic only treated symptoms. If chronic, then tubes are put in the ears; sometimes this doesn’t work. Then there are the side effects and toxicity of the medications involved.

The natural perspective includes recognizing and earache before it gets going. An easy method is to press on the bone behind both ears firmly without causing pain, and moving down to press on the Eustachian tube to the bottom of the neck. If the child, or adult, winces or is in pain on either side, then it’s most likely an earache or infection. Bear in mind that this method will catch most earaches, but check with your doctor. I suspect that children with vaccinations have more earaches; many other natural health practitioners believe the same way.

I used the following methods for my children when they were young and found positive results within 24 to 48 hours; you can also do this while the person is on medication.

Nutritionally help the child: Breast feed babies to 12 months old and have a diet free of dairy, baker’s goods and simple sugars. Use lots of Vitamin C (1000 mg a day unless diarrhea). The following remedies can clear Eustachian tube blockages:

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Ear Infections

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Externally, despite medical objections, warm olive oil put into the ears can reduce pain. Garlic and mullein oil may also be effective.

Herbal extracts taken internally in mild teas or glycerin extracts, you can us a combination for best effects:

Echinacea – immune boosting effects to help the body to beat infections, colds and flu.

Oregon grape root – to support the liver and immune system.

Yarrow – to help the lymphatic system as well as the kidneys; also reduces fevers.

Ginger – to warm the digestion and increase circulation.


Cell Salts to Help with Ear Infecitions

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

This is also a great formula for fevers of all kinds.

#4 Ferrum phos 6X – to reduce inflammation and fever, at the onset
#5 Kali mur 6X – to break up mucus and reduce Eustachian tube blockages, fevers
#7 Kali sulph 6X – yellow discharges, high fever


Ear Infection Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aconite – 9 pm to midnight; sudden violent onset; brought on by cold dry winds or going hot to cold; restlessness, fearfulness, sensitive to noises; thirsty; fever only to 103 degrees; symptoms worse warmth, better with coolness.

Belladonna – sudden onset; fever 105 degrees; no thirst; delirium, convulsions; extremities cold; migraine; dilated pupils; acuteness of senses – oversensitive; blood rushes to spot of inflammation, heat, redness, and throbbing; scarlet fever;.

Chamomilla – screaming, highly emotional, oversensitive to pain, drives you crazy; demanding, can’t be pleased; teething pains; colic; better from being held, worse at night.

Ferrum phos – slow onset, similar to belladonna; fever 100-103 degrees; first remedy to use at onset.

Hepar sulph – can’t stand you touching them; croup, feet uncovered starts coughing; sensitive to wind feels like wind is blowing on some part; hyper sensitive, may commit an act of violence; splinter pains in throat to ear; better damp weather, worse from single parts getting cold.

Mercurius solubis – pattern of earaches and several antibiotics, recurring earaches; night aggravation; extreme restlessness; sweating, heat changing to chills and back; sensitive to temperature changes; bad breath; face pale; wets pillow with extra saliva; chronic sore throats.

Pulsatilla – adult women’s remedy; thirstless, paleness; aftermath of thick nasal discharges; person is soft, gentle, whiny, clingy; changes in symptoms and mood; better in open air and sitting up, worse in stuffy rooms, eating rich fatty foods, and at twilight.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Hearing Loss Natural Remedies

Hearing loss is a complex subject where overall volume of hearing is affected. Hearing loss may pertain to noises in the ear (tinnitus) which compete with other sound. Hearing loss will affect over one third of those over the age of 65.

Primary hearing loss may be an obstruction in the ear canal, mostly from ear wax build up. Ayurvedic medicine calls it is a sign of cholesterol buildup.

Secondary hearing loss is damage to the nerves or hairs which mechanically gather sound. Causes of hearing loss of this type are loud noises of music from earphones, rock concerts, or jobs in noisy environments. Another cause of hearing loss is mechanical injury to the ear drum, or inner ear apparatuses. It may be due to injury, medications, tumors, neuroma, etc. Working in a noisy environment or shooting guns without ear protection may cause hearing loss. Always wear protection.

Symptoms of hearing loss include not recognizing certain musical pitches, person’s voices, or losing direction of the sound. Emotionally the symptoms of hearing loss can cause a person to gradually withdraw from company of others, and avoid people or situations. This may be conscious from pride, or they may be annoyed subconsciously.

Physical causes of hearing loss come mostly from ear wax buildup or some other obstruction of the ear canal. Other causes of temporary hearing loss are drugs. The worst offender is long-term or short-term use of high doses of aspirin. Some antibiotics and other medications may be the cause.

Hearing loss may be sudden or slow and may start with infections of the ears, high fevers, and may be linked to tinnitus (ear noises) or Meniere’s disease (dizziness and ear noises) etc. In children and some adults causes of hearing loss are from sinus congestion or Eustachian tube blockage and can be treated effectively.

You must use diagnosis and determine what the cause of hearing loss is in order to treat it correctly. Have the ear canals checked for ear wax buildup. Most often modern medicine resorts to hearing aids. If the damage from hearing loss is too severe, then that may be your only option. Several types of hearing aids are effective.

Natural methods for may be effective for some types of hearing loss, so first check with a hearing specialist to determine the cause of hearing loss. Then use some natural methods. First quiet your environment. Take the ear buds and music out of your environment several hours of the day. When using ear buds make sure the music is low enough for you to be able to carry on a conversation.

From a spiritual viewpoint, who are you listening to all the time? It is only when you can find an inner quiet and connect to your spiritual voice or higher power that you can find inner peace and joy.

Diet is always important. To remove mucus from the body complete removal of dairy products is essential. Then remove tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and processed foods.

Natural supplements to help with hearing loss are: B-Complex vitamins help to reduce stress with may make hearing loss worse; Coenzyme Q10 at 300 mg a day supports circulation to the ears.

Stress also plays a part in hearing loss. Too much noise in an enclosed space (small room) or many people can cause hearing loss. My theory is a lot of older people have cholesterol buildup in their head and brain and reduced blood flow and this may lead to hearing loss. Chinese medicine says that hearing (tinnitus) noises or hearing loss is either a slow onset or fast onset.

Sudden hearing loss is related to an excessive inflammation condition of the liver. It is always related to a high-pitched whistle-like sound. If you press your hand over your ears and the noise is worse, it is the same for deafness.

Chronic or slow onset ear noises (tinnitus) or cause of hearing loss is related to deficient kidney function. It may also have a heart-blood deficiency. If you put your hands over your ears and the noise is less, then it is this condition. Use natural remedies for hearing loss.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Hearing Loss

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper squeeze full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Schizandra herb for hearing loss supports liver and kidney yin deficiency, and is an adaptogen for balanced adrenal and endocrine function.

Melissa (lemon balm) is calming for the nerves and the heart and reduces mucus.

Gingko herb for hearing loss provides circulation to the head and peripheral parts of the body; provides anti-oxidants.

Rosemary is and herb for hearing loss for circulation to the brain and head area.

Lavender reduces mucus and calms nerves, promotes better digestion.

Herbs used Externally for Hearing Loss
The following are herbs that may be put in the ear canal to relieve pain, noises, or even hearing loss.

Mullein oil – put in ears with small wad of cotton at nights.

Arnica tincture (use the glycerin extract) – is especially for pain-not to be used on broken skin or internally. Use with a wad of cotton in the ear.

Garlic oil or juice helps earaches; use with a wad of cotton.


Cell Salts to Help with Hearing Loss

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#5 Kali mur 6X – hearing loss caused by Eustachian tube blockage
#7 Kali sulph 6X – for liver support and hearing loss caused by Eustachian tube blockage
#10 Nat phos 6X – hearing loss caused from mucus or digestive and pH abnormalities


Hearing Loss Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Belladonna – more right-sided hearing loss; acute hearing loss; earaches; noises humming, roaring, ringing; intolerance to noise; hears one’s own voice in ears.

Causticum –Meniere’s disease; tinnitus with ringing, roaring pulsating, deafness; passionate over societal injustices; excessive ear wax producer.

Hepar sulph – painful earaches; sensitive to wind and touch; noises whizzing, throbbing, roaring; deafness from Eustachian tube congestion after scarlet fever.

Lycopodium – mostly right-sided; feels worse 4 – 8 pm; low self esteem; digestive-liver complaints; offensive discharge and hearing loss with or without noises.

Spigelia – left-sided migraines; noises roaring, buzzing, pulsating; congestion; periodic deafness.

Sulphur – ear discharges; everything worse from heat; red ears in children; sounds come through forehead; noises whizzing, water; intellectual person; hearing sensitive before deafness.

Verbascum – hearing loss caused from water (swimmer’s ear) ; useful internally or externally as an oil.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease Natural Remedies

Vertigo is sensation of objects moving and spinning around. It’s an inner ear disturbance involving the eyes or visual stimuli. Your inner ear’s function is for balance and perception for positioning.

earCauses are most commonly inflammation of inner ear parts, acoustic neuroma (nerve blockage), cerebral artery disease, spinal degeneration, high blood pressure, anemia, thyroid problems, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, hyperventilation syndrome, anxiety disorders, stroke, Parkinson’s, or Meniere’s syndrome.

Most common acute cause is inner ear inflammation (Labyrinthitis) and responds quickly to homeopathy. Acute vertigo is associated with upper respiratory infections and tinnitus (ear noises). Be aware that dizziness can also be a warning sign of heart attack, stroke, concussion, or brain damage.

vertigo-spinningAccording to Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D., my mentor, if the episodes are short, the prognosis is good. If the episodes are long lasting it is usually neurological. In older women, it may be a sign of mini-strokes or TIA, or could be a sign of Meniere’s disease where there is an infection of the Eustachian canals. The chronic condition of Meniere’s syndrome has severe nausea, hearing loss, and tinnitus (ear noises), and may lead to total one-sided hearing loss. It may also be a sign of a tumor.

Modern medicine treats vertigo with anything from low-sodium diets and diuretics to nausea medicines, antidepressants, or surgery.

From the natural point of view, vertigo should be looked at as either a nerve problem, ear or Eustachian tube blockage, or kidney weakness.

Natural solutions include feeding the nerves, reducing Eustachian tube mucus, and strengthening the kidneys. One of the best things you can do is go off dairy products as well as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and soda pop. This will help keep the ears clear and functioning better.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Vertigo

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following herbs are directed toward helping the body to clear the ears of inflammation and congestion, or feed the nervous system.

Herbs to feed the nerves:

Dave’s Mood Formula – nourishes the nervous system

Lavender – nourishes the nerves

Melissa (Lemon balm) – nerves, also helps with sleep

Herbs to strengthen the kidneys: Dave’s Kidney Formula protects and nourishes the kidneys and urinary system

Parsley root tincture clears mucus congestion, tones urinary tract

Dandelion leaf – increases urine production

Other herb singles: Catnip – for stress-induced vertigo or digestive upsets and congestion in the ears

Cloves (whole) – make a tea for digestive upsets and congestion

Coriander seeds whole – also a tea for digestion and congestion

Dandelion root – vertigo from liver weakness and toxicity

Gingko Biloba – vertigo from lack of circulation to ears and head

Valerian – vertigo from nervous exhaustion


Cell Salts to Help Vertigo

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve weakness
#9 Nat mur 6X – nausea and vertigo, tendency to fall to the left
#12 Silicea 6X – dizzy from bending, Meniere’s disease


Vertigo Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

For vertigo caused by injury look to Arnica montana, Hypericum, or Natrum sulph.

Argentum nit – Dizziness from fright or eating sugar; vertigo from looking down or looking up at a tall building, or from looking out of a window. Fear of heights, also that they might jump – gets impulse to jump; fear of falling. Better cool air, cold, motion, pressure; worse anxiety, apprehension, fright, sugar, sweets, cold food. Fear of heights and flying in airplanes, anticipation, hurried, timid and anxious. Panic attacks; palpitations and blood sugar dropping = vertigo.

Conium – Vertigo when lying down and turning over in bed, turning head sideways or turning eyes, worse shaking head. Better motion, pressure, fasting; worse from seeing moving objects, turning in bed. Slow grasp, unable to maintain mental effort, indifferent, depressed.

Gelsemium – Dizziness with blurred vision; weakness and debility causes vertigo. Light headed and dizzy, worse sudden movement; dizzy on rising. Better profuse urination, sweating, stimulants, mental efforts; worse bad news, humid weather, spring. Mental dullness, dizzy, drowsy and droopy. Stage fright; fear of dentists and doctors.

Kali muriaticum – for Eustachian tube blockage, (Merc dulcis for closed Eustachian tubes). History of allergies or sinus congestions before or with Meniere’s. White thick or egg-white mucus; hearing loss with Meniere’s. Flying with painful ears popping. Better rubbing; worse open air, dampness, motion, rich fatty food. Irritable and angry at trifles, fears evil, sits in silence. *Children with chronic ear infections or threat of ear tubes, use Merc dulcis.

Nux vomica – Intoxicated feeling (Tabacum) worse morning or from mental exertion. Vertigo in a crowded room (Pulsatilla). Fainting relating to digestive problems. Vertigo from excessive drugs, alcohol, coffee. Vertigo with morning sickness. Better resting in damp wet weather, strong pressure, naps, hot drinks; worse early morning, cold open air, uncovering, noise. Irritable, fiery temperament with digestive problems.

Tabacum – Sick headaches; vertigo with copious cold sweat, worse on opening eyes; intoxicated feeling; sudden loss of energy, deathly sinking and nausea. Better uncovering abdomen, open fresh air, closing eyes; worse on rising, indoors, motion of boat, pressure, and stimulants. Despondent, disconnected, indifferent.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Tinnitus Natural Remedies

Tinnitus is when you hear noises that sound from within the head and not from external sources. These noises can be anything from ringing or hissing to buzzing and almost anything else. There are a variety of causes. Loud or persistent job or entertainment noises can cause serious hard to treat tinnitus. It can be caused by ear canal blockage from ear wax. It can be allergies and mucus conditions.

A hidden cause of tinnitus might be a fluid imbalance in the body (potassium and sodium imbalance caused by kidney problems). Causes of tinnitus include organic disturbances of the middle ear from too much noise damage over a prolonged period; this one is hard to treat from a medical perspective. Many times tinnitus can be a medication, the most common of which is aspirin-type medications. Other medication such as antibiotics or sedatives can cause tinnitus. An even more common cause of tinnitus is mineral deficiencies such as zinc and magnesium; deficiencies may come from stress or nutritional deficiencies from eating fast foods. Manganese may also be an issue. Congestion from allergic responses may also be an issue.

The medical perspective uses diagnosis to determine the cause (a wise course of action) but offers few solutions. Treatments are usually ineffective unless it is a tumor and surgery may help. Anti-depressants have been found to be helpful for some although little research exists. Remember, other drugs may be causing tinnitus as a side effect – check your medications.

Tinnitus Natural Help
From the natural perspective we look to the causes. If a mineral deficiency, use Zinc at 50 mg, Manganese at 5 mg and Magnesium (enough to loosen the stool, but not to diarrhea).

High pitched noises need to be dealt with kidney remedies. Low-pitched sounds are best treated with liver remedies. Other possibilities include nerve damage from a high-noise environment. It can be effectively treated with whatever you decide, using a combination of supplements for at least 2 months at a time.

Diet may play a big factor especially when a person’s diet consists of nutrient deficient foods such as fast food. Remove foods that obstruct circulation such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeinated soda pop, and coffee; and also these things may cause nutritional deficiencies.

Foods that contain aspirin-like compounds such as grapes, almonds, cherries, apricots, and wine should be avoided. Caffeine is implicated in a significant portion of people with tinnitus. Caffeinated foods include foods such as sodas, green and black teas, as well as chocolate.

If mucus congestion of the ears is a problem then you can reduce problems by eliminating dairy products or other foods that increase mucus.

Regular exercise will help to promote better circulation. Hot foot baths and cold calf packs will help stimulate circulation and reduce ear noises.

To help nerve health, take a good B-Complex over several months.

Zinc supplementation (50mg per day) is often helpful.

Manganese is helpful as a trace mineral.

Many practitioners feel that magnesium deficiency is the main cause for tinnitus. Start off with one capsule and increase daily until the bowel loosens up. Stop just before having diarrhea.

NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine) is useful for liver health and dries up mucus congestion.

Be patient as natural remedies may take weeks to months to work, but the results can be satisfying.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Tinnitus

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Kidney Formula – high-pitched noises; kidney weakness; fears or forgetfulness may indicate weakness, according to Chinese medicine.

Dave’s Liver formula – low-pitched noises; liver problems are often seen with emotions of anger and irritability according to Chinese medicine.

Herb singles:

Butcher’s broom – circulatory improvement as well as varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Cordyceps – valuable for oxygenation, liver and adrenal health.

Dong quai – Chinese herb to build and move the blood for better circulation.

Fenugreek – liver and digestive issues; low-pitched noises; decongestant; helpful for clicking noises; allergies.

Gingko biloba – rich in bioflavonoids; protects veins and arteries to the head and ears; circulation improvement and memory enhancement.

Gravel root – high-pitched noises from kidney issues.

Nettles – mineral rich, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergies.

Valerian – may be useful for nerve rejuvenation.


Cell Salts to Help with Tinnitus

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#5 Kali mur 6X – hard of hearing, from Eustachian tube blockage
#6 Kali phos 6X – promote nerve rejuvenation
#12 Silicea 6X – tinnitus is from abscess process or scar tissue


Tinnitus Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Salicylic acid (#1 Homeopathic for Tinnitus) – most successful remedy for general tinnitus; roaring and ringing in ears; nervous deafness; vertigo; from toxicity.

China Sulph (#2 Homeopathic for Tinnitus) – ringing of the ears with vertigo; hardness of hearing, sometimes with violent headache; when tinnitus follows a virus of flu or debilitation.

Aconite – comes on suddenly; from fright or shock; sensitive to noise; earache with pain; roaring, buzzing and ringing in the ears.

Belladonna – right-sided, throbbing; sensitive to noises form fever or inflammation. Own voice bothers him.

Causticum – noises with deafness; itching in ears; lots of ear wax; burning in the ears; person is sensitive to social injustices.

Chamomilla – oversensitivity, pressure, pain, heat sensation with redness of the cheeks without fever.

Cinchona – tinnitus and vertigo with headaches; very sensitive to noises; gas, bloating, and digestive upsets.

Dulcamara – earache, buzzing and stitching pain; swelling of glands near ear.

Iodium – may also have thyroid problems (hyperthyroid) and a ravenous hunger; head reverberates; clogged Eustachian tubes.

Natrum Sal – low-pitched noises; deafness; vertigo; after affects of flu.

Phosphorus – very sensitive individual with fears; polyps, tickling, itching, ringing with heart palpitations.

Plumbum met – slow onset or from post traumatic stress syndrome; sudden deafness; hears music with frightful delirium.

Pulsatilla – from ear infection; ringing, roaring, pain and oversensitivity; timid person, changeable moods, weeps easily.

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