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6 Little Known Natural Ways to Combat Tinnitus
Are you being annoyed by what seems to be a little man in your ears ringing a bell? Or do you hear a whistling, clicking, whooshing or hissing sound? It’s usually pretty constant but sometimes it comes and goes, correct? Its super annoying, isn’t it?
It’s called tinnitus but if you’ve been to your doctor and they have ruled out any serious issues (such as tumors) they most likely already told you that there isn’t anything they can do for you.
Well, we have good news for you. Although your conventional doctor might not be able to do anything, we do have 6 little known natural remedies that just might put an end to that irritating noise.
1. B Vitamins
Some doctors believe that tinnitus could be linked to low levels of B vitamins. There have been reports of people finding relief from that ringie dingie noise by taking a B complex supplement. Try taking higher supplementations levels of thiamin, B12, and niacin. These B vitamins stabilize the nervous system, including the nerves located within the inner ear. Niacin improves blood circulation to the ears. If your doctor approves take the following amounts of B vitamin supplements daily:
- Vitamin B12 – 1mg every day for 6 months, then reduce the amount to 0.1mg
- Niacin – 50 mg taken twice a day for two weeks. If you find no improvement after that time, increase the dose by 50mg every two weeks until a maximum of 500mg is achieved.
- Thiamin – Take between 100 to 500mg daily
Tinnitus has also been connected to low levels of zinc. Try eating foods rich in zinc such as Brazil nuts, oysters, pumpkin seeds, and pecans or try a zinc supplement. Find out other ways to increase zinc.
3. Sesame Seeds
Ancient Chinese herbalists suggest using sesame seeds for relief from tinnitus. Add these seeds to many of your favorite dishes or eat tahini, which is a spread something like peanut butter, but made from sesame seeds.
A British herb expert, David Hoffman, suggests that using goldenseal supplements could be helpful with tinnitus.
5. Ginkgo Biloba
Many studies have shown that this Chinese herb can help many of the health ailments that happen as we grow older, including memory loss, and tinnitus. Ginkgo improves blood circulation and can help with tinnitus, which is thought to be caused by a lack of blood circulation in the inner ear. Although it may not help everyone, many think this is the first herb to try if B vitamins and zinc supplements don’t work.
This is another mineral that might help relieve those annoying ringing noises. Try taking 400 mg of magnesium, via a supplement, daily. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona state their research study shows that a lack of magnesium is the cause of many cases of tinnitus. Find out signs of magnesoum deficiency.
You can also try getting magnesium through food sources such as:
- 1ounce of dry roasted almonds – 80mg
- 8ounces plain yogurt – 42mg
- ¼ cup of peanuts – 63mg
- ½ cup of cooked spinach – 78mg
- 1 cup of avocado – 44mg
Magnesium is important for more than 300 different systems in the body so getting enough of this mineral is absolutely vital to your body.