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Tinnitus
What is it?
The sufferer is conscious of a constant ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears. In some cases it is caused by a blockage of wax in the outer ears. More serious causes include deafness, hypertension, meniere’s disease (progressive deafness and dizziness caused by inner-ear disease). In yet other cases, it is brought on by old age or by certain drugs such as aspirin or quinine.
Symptoms:
Ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears.
Conventional Practice:
A doctor will first examine the patient’s ears and perform simple hearing tests. If acoustic neuroma is suspected, he will send the patient to hospital for an X-ray examination of the bone between the ear and the brain. Regular drug treatment may give relief.
Alternative Treatments:
  Acupressure
  Acupressure is a mixture of massage and acupuncture, and is thought to be the forerunner of acupuncture. Instead of inserting needles, practitioners use firm thumb or fingertip massage on pain relieving pressure points. Acupressure is used to balance a flow of energy called Qi, which is believed to run through invisible channels known as meridians. More Info
  Acupuncture
  An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info
  Moxibustion
  Moxibustion is a way of applying heat locally to regulate; tone and supplement of the bodys flow of Qi (vital energy), and has been found especially useful for relieving post-operative pain and for conditions such as arthritis. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Homoeopathy
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info
   



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