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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears) Treatment in Ayurveda

Tinnitus is the condition, where an individual perceives a ringing sensation or a sensation of noise in ears. It is quite a common disorder. And, it affects almost every single individual out of 5 people. It is not a complication itself. However, it is a symptom of some of the complications like ear injury, hearing loss due to age or complication in cardio vascular system. Though it is not a serious issue, yet it is bothersome to a huge extent. And, it gets worsened further with age. However, the condition can improve with medications and treatments.

TYPES OF TINNITUS

Tinnitus is basically of two major types. These are as follows:

1. Subjective Tinnitus

It is a condition where only the patient can hear. It is supposed to be the most common type of disorder. It is caused due to the complications in the outer, middle or inner ear. Some other causes of the disorder is the complication in the auditory nerve or other parts of the brain, which interpret the signals of the nerve as sound.

2. Objective Tinnitus

It is a type of tinnitus, where the doctor can also hear the ringing sound while carrying out an examination. This is a rare type. And, it is caused by the complication in the blood vessels, condition of the middle ear bone and muscular contractions as well.

MAJOR CAUSES OF TINNITUS

There are a number of serious health conditions, which give rise to the condition of tinnitus. Though, the exact cause is hard to find, but the common cause of this condition is damage of the cells of the inner ear. The delicate, tiny hairs of the inner ear make movement due to the pressure created by the sound waves. This situation triggers the ear cells and release electric signal through the auditory nerves (nerve from the ear) to the brain. The brain then interprets this signal as the sound. If these hairs are broken, there occurs a leakage of the electric impulses randomly to the brain. And, this often leads to tinnitus. Age related hearing complication, too much exposure to the loud noise, blockages of the ear wax, changes in ear bones, injuries, chronic health complications and other related ear complications are some of the common causes of this disorder. Some other causes of this disorder are the disorders related to temporomandibular joint on the sides of the head in front of the ears, Meniere's disorder, accoustic neuroma and injuries on the neck and the head. The disorder may be caused due to disorders related to the blood vessels, which include atherosclerosis, neck tumor, high blood pressure, arteriovenous malformation, irregular and turbulent blood flow. And, disorder due to complications in blood vessels is known as the Pulsatile tinnitus. This is a rare condition.

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF TINNITUS

Tinnitus gives rise to the irritating feeling of hearing a tingling sensation always even in the absence of the external sound. The various types of symptoms include the noises of ringing, buzzing, clicking, roaring and hissing sounds. The pitch of the noise may vary and it may happen that you may hear it in both the ears or only in one ear. It may come and vanish from time to time or may be present all throughout the time.

AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF TINNUTIS

According to Ayurveda, Tinnutis is known as Karnanada. It is basically a sign of disturbance of prana vayu, which is a subdosha of the Vata element of the body. It is caused due to the imbalance of the Vata disorder. It is basically vata that is related to the perception of different sounds.

TINNITUS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

This situation can be treated with the help of Ayurvedic herbs. Planet Ayurveda has provided some of the excellent solutions to this complication. The herbal formulations are absolutely safe, easy to consume and purely natural. The herbal formulations to treat the disorder are as follows:

Herbal Remedies For Tinnitus

1. Yograj Guggul

This medicine is made up of a lot of herbs and herbal compounds. These are Commiphora mukul, Embelia ribes, Piper longum, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis, Cyperus rotundus, Tribulus terrestris, Plumbago zeylanica, Nigella sativa, Zingiber officinale, Cinnamomum zeylanica, Cinnamomum tamala, Coriandrum sativum, Piper cubeba, Piper nigrum, rock salt and many more. This medicine helps in maintaining the balance of the vata energy.

Dose: 2 tablets two times daily with water.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are manufactured from the standardized extracts of the herb, Ashwagandha. This herb is scientifically known as Withania somnifera. This herb has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties. Also, these capsules help in alleviating pain to a huge extent.

Dose: 2 capsules two times daily with water.

3. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules help in supporting a healthy body and a healthy mind. These capsules are manufactured from the standardized extracts of the herb, Brahmi. It is scientically known as Bacopa monnieri. These capsules help to alleviate the vitiated Vata related disorders. These are extremely effective to manage the condition of Tinnitus effectively.

Dose: 2 capsules two times daily with water.

Thus, these herbal formulations work together to fight away the complications of the disorder to a significant extent. These formulations are extremely helpful to fight away the signs and symptoms of Tinnitus effectively.

TINNITUS HOME REMEDIES

There are several home remedies of this disorder. These are given below:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a superb home remedy, which is used to treat the infection, which gives rise to tinnitus. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It helps to maintain the balance of the alkaline level in the individuals.

2. Holy Basil

This is yet another herb, which provides relief from the complication of tinnitus. It has anti-bacterial properties. It also has the potential to provide relief from the pain and other conditions of Tinnitus.

3. Onion Juice

Onions have anti-bacterial properties. Thus, two to three drops of onion juice are poured in the ears, which is drained out after 5 minutes. This provides relief from the condition.

4. Garlic

Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps in maintaining a steady blood circulation of the body. It serves to be an effective home remedy for tinnitus.

5. Ginger

Ginger is an effective home remedy for treating the condition of tinnitus. It has healing properties, which helps in reducing the pain, fighting the free radicals, getting rid of pathogens and improving the process of blood circulation. It also helps in relieving the pressure created in the ear as well.

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