Essential Oils for Tinnitus

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Natural Remedies for Tinnitus

Tinnitus & essential oils- could one solve the other ? That is the question on the lips of some sufferers, In this article, I will tell you about this treatment & how it works. I will ask whether it is effective & worth trying. Finally, I will tell you where it stacks up against all the other tinnitus treatments out there, as well as something else you can try ! read on to find out more.

Essential Oils for Tinnitus- How Does That work ? 

Essential oils are basically plant-derived oils that give off unique (volatile) aroma. Whilst they smell great, many people claim that they have powerful medicinal properties. Whilst some oils do have specific effects (e.g. some are diuretics), for the most part there are no discernible, proven medical effects on the human body.

Some aroma therapists will prescribe various essential oils & you will commonly hear about juniper, cypress, lavender, lemon, rose & others being advised. However, I have never once seen an explanation for if or how they might work. The only guess I could make is that some could help to promote circulation & this is almost always beneficial when it comes to tinnitus. Indeed, I have read about this at least once from an author who advised to put a few drops in the ear.

Do Essential Oils Stop Tinnitus ?

I have never seen a wide ranging clinical trial on the effects of essential oils for tinnitus. All that you will find are anecdotal reports & other, older historical accounts.

One would have to conclude that there is no solid evidence that it is effective. However, this does not necessarily mean that they do not work. Because some people report that they do, they are worth a try, don’t you think ?

It is worth mentioning that some people feel there is only upside risk & no downside risk. Essential oils may be natural but this does not mean that they are 100% safe. For example pregnant women are advised not to use them & some oils may not be 100% pure, as well as everybody’s skin reacts differently .

How Does It Compare To Other Treatments ?

Despite there being no proof that essential oils work, I still recommend that you give them a try. Other natural approaches are similar in the sense that you do not know if something will work for you until you try it.

That said, the best natural approach is not one where you try many new things. The best such approach is to eliminate those things in your life that could be co-factors for tinnitus. For example, if you reduce the amount of salicylates in your diet then this could be enough to reduce the symptoms of your tinnitus, even to nothing. Without trying, you will never know.

Will Massage Help Tinnitus ?

Whilst researching massage techniques, I came across this video :

After reading some of the comments on the video, it seems that these techniques do help with tinnitus.

I work in a very noisy environment, & have suffered for many years with a ringing in my left ear. I have been trying these techniques for a while now & I believe they do help. But because of my work, I do not think I would be able to remove the ringing noise totally,  only time will tell ?.

Try the massage techniques out for yourself & please leave me feedback below.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Paul

2 comments

  1. Hi Paul, I have a ringing in my ear sometimes it comes and goes I do not know why. I have also used
    Lavender essential oil in my ears and I can not be sure. But sometimes it does work after a few days. I will also now try the massage that you wrote about. Thanks for the information.

    1. Hi Rodney
      I have tried some of the essential oils. But finding the massage helps a lot more & it started working quicker. I only have tinnitus in my left ear, with been deaf in the right ear, it can become very distracting !
      Give the massage technique’s a try & let me know how you get on ?
      Stay Fit & Healthy
      Paul

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