Tinnitus, often referred to as ringing in the ears

by:GEMAY     2020-07-15
Tinnitus can be experienced as ringing, whistling, buzzing, hissing or roaring sounds in one ear, in both ears or in the head. The sound level also varies among individuals. It can be constant or it may come and go. Sometimes it is even accompanied by deafness. This condition can interfere with sleep and normal life, can lead to depression and can even develop into more serious mental and emotional problems. There are several possible causes of tinnitus, among them, complications arising from secretory otitis media; ear infections and inflammations; otosclerosis; Meniire's disease; disorders of blood vessels in the head; high doses of certain drugs such as quinine, aspirin and selected antibiotics; and even severely impacted ear wax. Extended exposure to noise from earphones, pneumatic drills and other prolonged noises can also cause tinnitus. Stress is another major factor. Mary Martin, founder of the Association of Reflexologists and the Mary Martin School of Reflexology, has treated many tinnitus patients successfully through reflexology. According to Martin, there is no definitive cure for tinnitus and medical specialists often prescribe a masking device which produces its own sound meant to distract the patient. Martin had a female patient who has had tinnitus for seven years, along with extreme anxiety and panic attacks. Several doctors have failed to help her and her condition was worsening. The tinnitus stopped after her second reflexology treatment from Martin, returned briefly after the third and fourth treatments and stopped completely after the sixth treatment. The patient's anxiety and panic attacks were also resolved and the patient became more relaxed and cheerful. A 22 year old male patient of Martin had been hearing high pitched sounds in both ears for three months. The sound worsened at night, preventing him from getting a good night's sleep. The patient was going into depression. He had also just emerged from a problematic relationship. In just two reflexology treatments from Martin, the sound was significantly decreased to the point of allowing the patient to sleep well. The tinnitus was completely cured after the fifth reflexology treatment. Martin believes that reflexology massage therapy is effective in treating tinnitus because it removes stress and replaces it with positive emotions and a feeling of wellbeing that allows patients to immerse themselves in healing. Apparently, many cases of tinnitus are rooted in stress. She also credits the reflexology therapist's ability to establish trust with the patient, thereby providing not only health care but also encouragement and self-empowerment. The act of sincerely listening to a patient's problems and empathizing with the patient is already therapeutic. If much of the effectiveness of reflexology massage therapy in treating tinnitus stems from its ability to relieve stress then it also means that patients with tinnitus can benefit from deep tissue massage therapy, Swedish massage therapy and sports massage therapy, as well. If a pregnant woman happens to have tinnitus, she may get pregnancy massage therapy. All these massage therapy modalities may be availed of from professional therapeutic massage spas in Warrington PA. Massage Envy Warrington 1603 Main St Warrington, PA 18976 Phone: (215) 343-3688 Fax: (215) 491-2445 Email: Website:
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