As the symptoms of tinnitus are often very responsive to acupuncture treatment, stimulating tinnitus acupuncture points can be extremely helpful. This article will discuss how acupuncture can be effectively used to treat tinnitus. It will also highlight some of the essential steps that a qualified acupuncturist uses to address this issue.

Making an Accurate Diagnosis

Before needling specific acupuncture points, the acupuncturist must first accurately diagnose the type of tinnitus the patient has.

A disorder that oftentimes has not just one direct cause, tinnitus can be a symptom of various kinds of environmental effects. You may, for example, have a tinnitus problem caused mainly by stress or have a phlegm issue that has not been diagnosed (post nasal drip). Your tinnitus may also probably be the result of artificial sweeteners or certain medications. There can be potentially hundreds of reasons for this condition.

Once your acupuncturist is able to identify the likely cause, the most important acupuncture points to cure the condition can then be determined.

The Proper Acupuncture Points to Treat Tinnitus

The acupuncture points that are selected by your practitioner will be based mainly on what your practitioner thinks. There are acupuncturists who’d rather use the targeted approach while others are fine using the general approach. To make sure you get the best possible outcome, you need to check first the credentials of the acupuncturist you have selected. You also need to be fully confident of his/her abilities before proceeding to the treatment and then paying for it.

If your acupuncturist thinks that you have chronic tinnitus due to some deficiency or other causes, points associated with the Kidney system are generally utilized. In Chinese medicine, a weakness in your kidneys will manifest directly in your ears and bring about tinnitus.

Other acupoints frequently used to treat tinnitus are the Gallbladder acupoints. They can be stimulated with needles if your acupuncturist has diagnosed a deficiency. These points can also be used to treat an underlying phlegm condition (sinus problems that can lead to tinnitus are sometimes due to excess phlegm).

The San Jiao meridian (energy channel); is commonly used by acupuncturists to treat sinus problems. This is a very important meridian as it is associated with maintaining harmony among the various organs systems in the body especially the lungs and the kidneys.

How Effective is Acupuncture Treatment for Tinnitus in Maitland?

Each acupuncturist has their own rates of success. Trying it yourself is the only way to determine if acupuncture will work for you. Those who have had success with the treatment needed to undergo several sessions before the full effects of the treatment kicked in and usually the results have been permanent.

Acupuncture can assist you in the betterment of your health but if the underlying causes of your tinnitus are not taken into consideration then, your symptoms will go back to the way they were, regardless of the improvements you’ve initially gained.