From a medical perspective tinnitus is classified as a condition, not a disease. In other words it is not contagious, even though there is a suggestion that there may be familial patterns of occurrence in some families. You may experience uncontrolled and unwanted sounds such as ringing, hissing, clicking, rushing, roaring, pulsating or tapping.
Tinnitus is, however, more than one condition because the causes, signs and symptom may occur differently for each individual. Although we list different kinds of tinnitus, every patients’ experience is unique, so from a naturopathic perspective they must be helped as individuals as there is no one singular, overall treatment.
Many people suffer from tinnitus which is a persistent, unwanted perceived sound that will not go away and which you may believe you have no control over.
Those sounds can include ringing, rushing, roaring, hissing, whooshing and a variety of other sounds that are not the results of hearing sounds from the environment. In fact, even deaf people can experience tinnitus. A study found that up to 10 percent of the American population experienced some form of tinnitus. This percentage dramatically increases in older people.
Hypnotherapy can help with tinnitus
Tinnitus may be the result of many health problems including the onset of partial or total deafness, allergies, trauma to the head and neck, high blood pressure, stroke, vascular blockage, lymphatic blockage or a neurological event in the brain.
No two cases of tinnitus are the same, so there can be no bog-standard relief. Not only are the causes of tinnitus different for everyone but treatment must also be designed specifically with the individual in mind
As a doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy I am trained as a medical hypnotist, help people manage tinnitus, was invited to present to the Australian Tinnitus Association (ATA) on the use of Naturopathy and Clinical Hypnosis for tinnitus and have written for the ATA journal. So, I am experienced in helping patients with tinnitus manage their situation.
Many people with tinnitus also suffer from anxiety, stress and depression as a result of their situation. As a psychotherapist and mental health professional I also help those people live a happier and calmer life through psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
Regardless of why you are experiencing tinnitus, you can be helped
During the first consultation, I look at the medical issues involved through a naturopathic perspective to improve your physical situation. It important to make sure you are in the best shape you can be in to reduce the tinnitus.
We immediately move on to hypnotherapy that is highly effective in helping reduce your sense of unwanted sounds that you are hearing. It is possible to quickly change your sensory perception through hypnosis and suggestion.
Hypnosis can help you change the way you perceive sounds in your head
One of the most interesting studies found that people do not experience tinnitus when they are dreaming, going into sleep (hypnogogic state) or coming out of sleep (hypnopompic state). Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness that can simulate these states, giving you relief from the annoying noises.
Not only do you have a good, relaxing time in the first session but I also teach you how to use hypnosis at home so you can create relief for yourself. It is important that you are able to make you own situation comfortable when you are at home or at work so you can regain that sense of control over your own experiences.
Many people from across the globe have been helped to have a more comfortable life with hypnotherapy to help them manage their tinnitus.
Do you need some help with hypnotherapy to manage tinnitus? Call my office on 02 8021 6429 to book an appointment.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath In Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with her at Australian Health & Education Centre.
DISCLAIMER: *Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to anyone else’s. The nature of therapy requires each person entering therapy to actively engage in the session and to carry out any additional recommendations outside the session, so results vary according to the individual.