Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears but some people also hear it as a roaring, clicking, hissing or buzzing.
For some it is a minor annoyance, for others it can interfere with sleep and grow to be a source of mental and emotional anguish.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, in particular, may bring substantial relief for those suffering from this condition.
Therapists at Care Cure clinics believe that there are five different energy imbalances, which can lead to the onset of tinnitus.
These imbalances are often related to certain meridian channels and, in particular, organs such as the liver and the kidneys.
Other causes stem from pressure in the inner ear, nerve damage in the neck and shoulder and brain dysfunction.
Practitioners at the clinics use traditional diagnosis methods (tongue and pulse ) to determine what type of tinnitus you have and how best to treat it.
They then suggest a suitable treatment, which in many cases is a course of acupuncture, and can bring about substantial relief. They also treat anxiety, a regrettable side effect of tinnitus.
A free, no obligation consultation is available from your local Care Cure Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine clinic.
Clinics are located in Tuam, Galway City and Loughrea. Call (093 ) 24555 or (086 ) 0695397 for details.
Care Cure specialises in acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, massage and more.