Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both. Most of the time, it comes on gradually. In some people, the sound causes depression or anxiety and can interfere with concentration.
Types of Tinnitus :
There are basically two types of tinnitus, Objective Tinnitus and Subjective Tinnitus.
Objective Tinnitus : this is whereby the noises that the person is hearing can also be heard by a doctor or a practitioner who is examining that person.
Subjective Tinnitus : This is whereby the noises that the person is hearing can only be heard by the person.
Causes of Tinnitus :
There are several causes of tinnitus, including:
Ayurvedic View :
In Ayurveda it is termed as Karnanada- Karna means ear, Nada means sound. Ayurveda recognizes another condition of ear disease where the patient feels single kind of unnatural sound called as Karnakshweda, also resembles with tinnitus. If we analyze these two ear conditions, it appears that the Karnanada is the condition of conductive deafness. Here there will be obstruction in the pathway of conduction of sound. Karnakshweda is originated due to the debility or fatigue. Otherwise, it is a direct result of diminished strength of the auditory nerves. So it can be corelated with nervous deafness.
According to Ayurveda, tinnitus in not a disease but a symptom of prana vayu disturbance. Prana vayu is a subdosha of Vata which resides in the head and governs all higher cerebral functions.
The same lifestyle factors and behaviors which cause vitiation of Vata dosha anywhere in the mind-body also cause this condition. Thus lack of adequate sleep, nervous exhaustion due to increased worries, excessive workload, insufficient mental and physical recreation, incessant talking, excess fasting, excess exercise, sudden shock/grief/fear, excess and difficult to digest cereals in the food, excess bitter- or astringent-tasting medicines/vegetables etc. are some of the reasons for tinnitus. Depletion of dhatus as a result of excess indulgence in sex is also another reason.
Tinnitus Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment :
As tinnitus is a Vata disorder, Vata-balancing lifestyle therapies, including Panchakarma detox therapies, and disease specific herbs and herbal formulations are beneficial.
Herbs and Herbal formulations used are :
Panchakarma Procedures used in Tinnitus are :
Life style changes :
Although there is not any definitive treatment avilable in Modern science for tinnitus, Ayurvedic treatment can help you a lot in reducing tinnitus symptoms. Consult expert doctors at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic to get relief in tinnitus.