Can acupuncture help with tinnitus?

Dr. Mel Krug
Dr. Mel Krug answered 1/14/2020 21:43

Network Spinal and Pediatric Practitioner

Based on results my acupuncturist colleagues have seen, yes. Regardless of the type of practitioner you see, it's important they do a full health history to find the true cause rather than just chasing symptoms (even holistic doctors will chase symptoms from time to time). There are some neck exercises that can be supportive as well. Overall, make sure they address the state of your nerve system and spinal alignment of the upper neck given this is the area that controls ear, eyes, nose, throat, balance, mood, etc.

Dr. Josh Blankman DOM
Dr. Josh Blankman DOM answered 1/15/2020 20:24

Doctor of Oriental Medicine aka Acupuncturist

Absolutely! Because acupuncture is about harmonizing the human body field, you may see results after one treatment or it may take more. Be patient Max S. And if you want help give me a call.

Dr. Patty Barber, ND
Dr. Patty Barber, ND answered 1/31/2020 20:08

Naturopathic Doctor & Energy Medicine Practitioner

I work very closely with an acupuncturist in my naturopathic practice on behalf of the clients. Acupuncture is beneficial for so many areas of the body, mind and spirit. Knowing which ear is effected can provide clues. Is it the left ear, the right ear or both. Acupuncture does help with Tinnitus but understanding the root cause of Tinnitus will also benefit an individual to help stop the issue. For example: is it a food allergy? Are they missing key Vitamins, Minerals or Amino Acids?

Dr. Kye Peven, ND, DSOM
Dr. Kye Peven, ND, DSOM answered 2/6/2020 22:03

Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine Doctor

Acupuncture can absolutely help with tinnitus. As it stimulates the body's self-healing abilities as long as the tinnitus is within the grasp of the body's healing potential acupuncture can make a difference. The only time when acupuncture is unlikely to have much effect is when the tinnitus is steady and constant and doesn't seem to be effected by anything. If it never changes for any reason it is likely beyond the ability of the body to heal, and thus acupuncture won't be particularly helpful.