Acupuncture For Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears)

Want to know more about “acupuncture for tinnitus near me”? We got you. Our award-winning acupuncturists provide the best acupuncture for tinnitus in Irvine.

If you been hearing ringing in your ear recently, you may have tinnitus. It’s okay. You’re not alone in this. It was found that 16 million people seek medical attention for tinnitus [1] and that 25 million American adults report experiencing tinnitus for five or more continuous minutes in the past year [2].

acupuncture tinnitus irvine

How tinnitus is treated?

Having ringing in your ears is not something you want to experience continuously especially if it may lead to hearing loss. You can try to avoid loud noises to reduce your tinnitus but it doesn’t solve the problem. At that point, it is important to see your doctor. They’ll recommend you a variety of treatment to treat underlying health conditions causing tinnitus and even some medication. But, they may also recommend a complementary treatment that has been gaining popularity because of its effectiveness. It’s acupuncture for tinnitus.

 

What is acupuncture for tinnitus?

Acupuncture is a treatment used under traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Under TCM, it is believed one’s health is determined by the flow of body energy called qi. By having an imbalance flow of qi, this can leads to sickness and issues to the body. Acupuncture uses acupuncture needles to target the body’s acupuncture point (acupoint) to stimulate the body and restore the balance in qi. This promotes natural self-healing abilities and alleviates symptoms.

acupuncture for tinnitus irvine

Can acupuncture treat tinnitus?

Yes, acupuncture can treat tinnitus. More people are turning to acupuncture because of its effectiveness. Acupuncture is best known for its treatment of chronic pains and has been getting accepted by the scientific community as a reasonable treatment. In a study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information [3] found that acupuncture for tinnitus is effective in reducing the loudness and severity of tinnitus and can be a useful treatment for nonpulsatile chronic tinnitus.

Still not convinced? Here are some testimonials left from previous patience that have recovered from their tinnitus:

“When I went to bed every night, I had a ringing in the ear . I went to Dr. Fu and after a few sessions, the ringing went away! It’s been 2 years and still problem free. I’ve continued to see him for other ailments over the years. His technique is …read more”*

  • C.K. (Irvine, CA)

“I started coming to Dr Fu about a year or so ago for tinnitus which is a hard thing to treat. I had been told by many doctors that there is nothing you can do but get used to it. Saw Dr Fu and he was honest and said not all people can have tinnitus removed but my success rate is high. I saw great results only after a couple treatments. Would highly recommend others to try out, especially for things traditional medicine can’t help.”

  • J.A (Mission Viejo, CA)

 

How safe is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is known to be very safe. It is a good complementary treatment. If you are worried about the needles, they are not as scary as you think. They are thin and barely pierces through your skin. The only thing you’ll worry about is slight soreness where the needles were inserted. If you do feel any pain, feel free to tell your acupuncturist and they will adjust things so you won’t feel pain.

 

How many acupuncture sessions for tinnitus?

It depends. Your acupuncturist will determine how many sessions and how frequently you need to come in. However, you will have to go to a series of sessions. You will start 1 to 2 times a week until your acupuncturist sees good progress in your hearing. Your acupuncturist will then move it to once every few weeks or even once every few months. As you go to more sessions, you’ll begin to see the healing effect of your treatment.

 

Acupuncture for tinnitus treatment

When you come for your acupuncture session, you will do a check-up and be ask some questions about your tinnitus. If it is your first acupuncture treatment, you’ll have to fill out some forms and answer more questions about your medical history. After, your acupuncturist will decide what type of treatment is most optimal for your condition. If your acupuncturist decides to use acupuncture, you will lay down and they insert needles that will remain on your skin for 30 minutes. You’ll relax during that time. Your acupuncturist will remove the needles and proceed to discuss the next session. You’ll come back for a series of sessions and then you’ll see yourself recovering.

Found us through searching “acupuncture for tinnitus near me”? You can book your free consultation for acupuncture for tinnitus right away. Call us: (949) 229-7498

What causes tinnitus?

Before you go to your acupuncturist, it is good to visit your doctor to find the underlying cause of your tinnitus. This will help determine the optimal acupuncture treatments for you. Here are some things that can cause tinnitus:

  • Hearing loss in older people
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Heart or blood vessel problems
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Thyroid problems
  • Certain medicines
  • Abnormal growth or bone changes in your ears
  • Head and Neck injuries
  • Congestion (Ear wax)
  • medical conditions (hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, Lyme disease, etc.)

loud noise causing tinnitus

Who does tinnitus affect?

Tinnitus can affect anyone but some things can increase your chance of getting tinnitus:

  • Loud noise exposure: environment, music, work, etc.
  • Age: As you age, you’re at more risk for hearing loss that is associated with tinnitus
  • Sex: Men are more at risk for tinnitus than women
  • Smoking
  • Cardiovascular problems: Things that may affect your blood flow

 

How tinnitus affects daily life?

Tinnitus can affect your daily life significantly. It varies on the person but here are some ways tinnitus can affect you:

 

What tinnitus sounds like?

When it comes to tinnitus symptoms, you’ll be hearing noises that come and go or are very frequent. Here are some type of sounds you’ll be hearing:

  • Ringing
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
  • Clicking
  • Hissing
  • Humming

Have you been hearing ringing in your ears? We got you. Come and see the most regarded acupuncturists in Irvine. Dr. Fu and Dr. Zhong provide the best acupuncture for tinnitus. Book your appointment today by calling: (949) 229-7498

Reference

[1] “Hearing Loss & Tinnitus Statistics.” Hearing Health Foundation, hearinghealthfoundation.org/hearing-loss-tinnitus-statistics.

[2] National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Available from https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/quick-statistics-hearing#7external icon. [Based on calculations performed by NIDCD Epidemiology and Statistics Program staff: (1) tinnitus prevalence was obtained from the 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); (2) the estimated number of American adults reporting tinnitus was calculated by multiplying the prevalence of tinnitus by the 2013 U.S. Census population estimate for the number of adults (18+ years of age).]

[3] Naderinabi, Bahram et al. “Acupuncture for chronic nonpulsatile tinnitus: A randomized clinical trial.” Caspian journal of internal medicine vol. 9,1 (2018): 38-45. doi:10.22088/cjim.9.1.38