According to an estimate, 10 to 15% of world population experience tinnitus.
The good news is that ayurvedic herbal medicine may be able to minimise the tinnitus symptoms. Ayurvedic approach diagnoses and treats the disease through the evaluation of body humor involvement. Therefore, ayurvedic treatment is a hope for the patient with tinnitus.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is an ear disease in which a person experience ringing and booming sensation. It can affect one or both ears.
Causes of Tinnitus
The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss. It is present in 80% of people suffered from tinnitus. Other diseases can also cause and worsen the tinnitus symptoms. Although, in many cases, the exact underlying cause remains unclear, but hearing loss is a big contributing factor for tinnitus.
Inner ear cell damage
Inner ear cell damage is also a common cause of ringing sensation in the ears. In inner ear, there are delicate and tiny hairs that moves in response to the sound waves. It signals to nerve and brain for the sound. The brain detects the signals and you know about the sound to what it belong. If damage occurs to these hairs, they cause wrong electrical impulses through nerve to the brain and cause tinnitus.
Other Causes of Tinnitus
Other causes are listed underneath:
Ayurveda and Tinnitus Treatment
In ayurveda, Karnanada or Karnasweda word describes about the tinnitus. As per ayurvedic science, tinnitus occurs due to disturbance or aggravation of the Vata humor in the ears. Generally, Prana Vata is responsible for the disease. Prana Vata governs all brain and neurological functions including hearing. According to ayurveda, tinnitus occurs due to following causes:
Symptoms of Tinnitus
The following symptoms appear in tinnitus.
Herbal Ayurvedic Treatment of Tinnitus
Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of natural medicines in tinnitus that pacifies the VATA humor and reverses the damage of ear. The main goal of the treatment is to assuage the VATA humor and give relief from the tinnitus symptoms. For all these purposes, ayurveda suggests the use of ayurvedic therapies along with the internal herbal medicines.
Since last many years’ ayurvedic herbs have proven very effective to treat Tinnitus naturally. The description of herbs mentioned in ayurvedic text which brings wonder to tackle tinnitus is given below. All these herbs can be purchased from the Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, Melbourne after consulting ayurvedic doctors.
Sariva (Hemidesmus Indicus)
Sariva has been used for hundreds of years for the treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus. Sariva, a unique ayurevdic herb benefits in many diseases. In addition to use in tinnitus, it possesses diuretic and anti-inflammatory actions. Due to these characteristics, sariba benefits in kidney diseases, joint disorders and other inflammatory diseases. This remedy can also be effective in kidney disorders and nephritis. In women, it may helps prevent miscarriages, beneficial in infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease. In respiratory diseases, it is helpful in bronchitis and asthma.
Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia)
Giloy is an immunity booster and beneficial in a variety of diseases including infections, respiratory disorders. In tinnitus, it may helps pacify the aggravated vata humor and can decreases the symptoms of the tinnitus.
Pitpapda (Fumaria Officinalis)
Pitpapda can cleanses the blood and may improves the defense mechanism of the body against various diseases. In tinnitus, it can reduces vata and pita humors and decreases the abnormal sounds in the ears.
Vacha (Acorus calamus)
Vacha is a great remedy to treat vata disorders. Tinnitus is also a vata disease, so vacha can be also effective remedy along with sariba.
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Yashtimadhu can be used in tinnitus to give strength to the acoustic nerve, inner ear and hearing center in the brain. It may also helps to pacify vata humor, which cause hearing loss or tinnitus.
Ayurvedic therapies and Panchkarma detox in Tinnitus
Karnapoorna is an ayurvedic therapy used for hearing loss and tinnitus. In this procedure, a small amount of oil is instilled into the affected ear. It may helps to pacify vata humor and give relief from tinnitus and hearing loss.
Herbal Ayurvedic Medicines and Natural Remedies for Tinnitus
Below is the list of classical ayurvedic herbal recipes which have the role in reducing and eventually removing tinnitus naturally.
Yoga for Tinnitus Naturally
Yoga improves the blood circulation and balances all three humors in the body. The yoga asana effective for tinnitus are Karna Pidasana (Ear Pressure Pose), Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Parivritta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose), Padangusthasana (Big Toe to Hand Pose), Parvatasana (Seated Mountain Pose), Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose, Uttanpadasana (Leg Raise Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose), Navasana (Boat Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog pose), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall Pose) and Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose).
Lifestyle and Tinnitus
Ayurvedic and herbal medicines can help you a lot reducing tinnitus symptoms. Take an appointment to consult Gurnam Saini in Melbourne, Australia for more discussions and information regarding the alternative treatment options for tinnitus, meniere's disease and vertigo.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
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MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox form India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India
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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.
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