Because of the ignorance of the Western world in understanding certain beliefs and rituals of Eastern people, it became more of a mystery for people in the West the ways and means of Eastern medicine.  Acupuncture, a form of Eastern medicine has been a sought after modality for people in East Asia for thousands of years, long before any semblance of western medicine existed.  What is mysterious and frustrating for Western medical science though is that eastern medicine such as acupuncture does not follow the rules of the Western scientific method, a method based on the belief that if it can be seen, touched, felt, smelt or heard it exists.  Acupuncture works on intangible principles like meridians and chi that cannot be proven in a laboratory and many have tried acupuncture and many likewise know it absolutely works.  Acupuncture is very attractive for a lot of people because it can cure ailments that conventional medicine finds difficult to cure.  One example would be the efficacy of acupuncture in treating tinnitus symptoms without any side effects.

Acupuncture is a completely natural healing procedure for many types of conditions including tinnitus.  Acupuncture works by stimulating the nerves to help in rebalancing body processes and functions. Since nerve endings are located all over the body and they interconnect to every part of the body, acupuncture needles are inserted at one part of the body to treat another part of the body without any use of surgery or medications.

If a person is taking medications for tinnitus relief, acupuncture can still be used as an additional treatment since it does not interfere in any way on the positive effects of the other treatment.  So, if a person is taking prescription medications for his/her tinnitus, it would still be good to continue those medications together with acupuncture treatment. The same is true for herbal medicines although there may be limitations as to what kind of herbs to take as some herbs may counter the effect of those prescription drugs.  Therefore it is always recommended to go to a licensed herbalist to consult on what particular herbs can be taken that would not counter the effects of one’s medications.

Another attractive feature of acupuncture is its cost.  Unlike long-term use of medications and other treatments for tinnitus, acupuncture is quite inexpensive and a whole acupuncture treatment for tinnitus is less expensive than the combined expense of a whole therapy of tinnitus medications.

Acupuncturists use needles that are sterile and disposable to prevent the occurrence of infections.  The treatment itself is not painful if done by a licensed and experienced acupuncturist.  Acupuncture is probably the best treatment for tinnitus today because of its very high success rate and many more are being aware of its efficacy, natural and very safe procedure.

Cynthia Chamberlain DiplAc, DiplCH
Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210

Overland Park Acupuncturist