Jamie Gutheil DC, Roseville, California

Healing Tinnitus

Healing Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be caused by a number of different conditions including build-up of inner ear wax, ear infections, vestibular disorders, exposure to loud noises, Meniere’s disease, low thyroid function, hypertension, allergies, and on very rare cases a tumor. Over 250 medications list tinnitus as a common side effect of usage including aspirin and anti-biotics.

One of the most common causes of tinnitus is due to inflammation and poor circulation within the inner ear. When the body is chronically inflamed certain inflammatory mediating prostaglandins are secreted in high amounts. This is most commonly caused by a toxic and deficient diet and lifestyle.

These pro-inflammatory mediators cause an increase in vasoconstriction and platelet aggregation. This decreases blood flow into the smaller capillaries of the body such as the inner ear. This inflammatory process also increases the lymphatic fluid in the inner ear. This combination increases pressure in the inner ear which stimulates the auditory nerve enough to create a series of action potentials that the brain interprets as sound.
This inflammation can also cause wide spread temporal lobe neural agitation. This agitation leads to sound.

The presence of inflammatory based tinnitus is a warning sign that the entire body is inflamed and disease processes are forming rapidly. Most inflammatory conditions can be reversed through diet and lifestyle modifications and the use of beneficial supplementation.
My natural treatment of choice includes, Turmeric Forte and Neuro-Flam. Turmeric Forte includes the important fenugreek seed, which when present insures the curcumin will be utilized by the body. Turmeric Forte is made by my favorite Herb company located in Australia. The Neuro-Flam is a must because you get an anti-inflammatory effect specific for the nervous system as well. The combination of these two supplements work very well.
I recommend an individual approach as far as dosage.
Also, eat an anti-inflammatory, plant based, no processed food, gluten free diet. Your entire body will thank you for eating this way; not just your brain.